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Review Group Week 183 - ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1

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Postby Benderbrau » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:11 pm

House of J wrote:You either need to read through our incidental rantings and ramblings, or wait for the steadfast Amlah, who seems to have fled for now, to distill the accumulated reviews from the morass and post them next week.

Ah. Okay. I'm going back to drinking then. Wake me when the Dutch humper gets here.
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Postby Punchy » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:18 pm

House of J wrote:[SIGH!] Gaaaaawd, it's so boring when you go off topic.

:wink:

So, in eBay news...

People who read vampire fiction are fruitcakes.


Staying on-topic was causing too many arguments.

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Postby Starlord » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:56 pm

Punchy wrote:I'm sorry, but this review is bullshit, so it's not the best thing ever, and you give the story a 3/10? You say it's as good as all the other good team books, and it's only a 3/10? Does not compute. Most books are not awe-inspiring, to fault a book for not reinventing the wheel is a flawed expectation.

I think you are biased against Millar and also Marvel as a whole, you gave Doom Patrol a 4/10 for story! You gave Blackest Night a 9.5/10 for story! Was the gulf between that book and this so large?


First let me say in all sincerity, I really like you Punch. You're a cool guy and though I disagree with many of your tastes in comics, I respect them, as I do everyones.

Perhaps if you had started your response to my review with I think you are wrong or I have to disagree with you, that would be one thing, but the second you proclaim my thoughts to be bullshit, you have offended me.

bottom line is I didn't care for it. Not because it was Millar, but because I find it adequate at best. I actually gave it a higher score and was nicer than I wanted to be out of respect for those who really like the Ultimate Avengers (yourself included). As for Doom Patrol, there are very few writers I enjoy more than Giffen, but I was not biased when I stated that his first issue of that series was sucky at best.

And I am NOT biased against Millar OR Marvel. In fact, as I'm preparing for my end of the year top five I will tell you that unless something horrendous happens from Marvel, they have been at the top of their game this year. Much better than DC.

If anything, I think perhaps your love for Millar and the Ultimate line has made you a bit biased and perhaps way too defensive.

However, if you are right and I just randomly decided to hate it, then perhaps I don't belong in this fun little group. That'll save me money on a weekly basis.

Seriously Punch, this has really offended me just a little. I thought better of you as a fellow comic geek and an E-friend.
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Postby doombug » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:06 pm

No Star! Punchy was just worked up a little and now that I see your reason I understand your score sir.

I know I was confused by the first sentence of your review looking at your score but you should not leave the group over this. :cry:
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Postby Mr_Batman » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:10 pm

I have a problem.

I probably won't be able to get Daredevil this week, as I've missed the past two weeks of comics, so my load will be big. So, probably no Daredevil

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Postby Starlord » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:18 pm

doombug wrote:No Star! Punchy was just worked up a little and now that I see your reason I understand your score sir.

I know I was confused by the first sentence of your review looking at your score but you should not leave the group over this. :cry:


Oh I probably won't quit the group, as much as my instinct is to do so. Just a tad offended. I'll get over it. I'm a big boy.

And I can see how my review and my score could be confusing, Doom. Totally understand that part of it.
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Postby McKegan » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:20 pm

starlord wrote:Oh I probably won't quit the group, as much as my instinct is to do so. Just a tad offended. I'll get over it. I'm a big boy.


You should ban thefourthman if it makes you feel better.

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Postby doombug » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:21 pm

starlord wrote:Oh I probably won't quit the group, as much as my instinct is to do so. Just a tad offended. I'll get over it. I'm a big boy.

And I can see how my review and my score could be confusing, Doom. Totally understand that part of it.


Punchster was a bit worked up this week wasn't he? In the 20 year olds defense, it was his book. He might have taken the scores a little personally.

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Postby Starlord » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:27 pm

doombug wrote:Punchster was a bit worked up this week wasn't he? In the 20 year olds defense, it was his book. He might have taken the scores a little personally.


*sigh*

I'll never understand that kind of fanatical loyalty to a book or a person, but again, I try to respect it in others (though I do tend to rib people about it more often - good naturedly of course). but really, Chris and I seem to be the only ones who gave it a low score.

On the other hand, he does have youth on his side, and I'm a sucker for a 20 something year old. ;-)
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Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:30 pm

McKegan wrote:You should ban thefourthman if it makes you feel better.

but I absolutely love your new avatar. The daughter and I went to see it today, it is brilliant!
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Postby McKegan » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:35 pm

thefourthman wrote:but I absolutely love your new avatar. The daughter and I went to see it today, it is brilliant!


Saw it with my family today. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

That said, Starlord is very upset. For the good of the group he's going to have to ban you.

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Postby Starlord » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:50 pm

McKegan wrote:Saw it with my family today. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

That said, Starlord is very upset. For the good of the group he's going to have to ban you.


Your compassion touches me. :lol:
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Postby McKegan » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:56 pm

starlord wrote:Your compassion touches me. :lol:


I'm all heart.

Well, 55% heart. The rest is equal parts Jack Daniels and Jameson's.

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Postby Chris » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:07 am

starlord wrote:but really, Chris and I seem to be the only ones who gave it a low score.


A couple others did as well.
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Postby Starlord » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:10 am

Chris wrote:A couple others did as well.


yeah, I want back and double checked after I posted, my bad. :oops:
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