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Review Group Week 198 - IMAGE UNITED #1

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Postby sdsichero » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:05 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:What the fuck was this shit? Did I read a comic? This is by far the worst thing we've read since franklin richards except that book had a plot. I think it was about robot turkeys and this was just about...well I think it might have been a thanksgiving induced hallucination.


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Postby Eli Katz » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:14 pm

This is hilarious. I hope you guys review the next issue of this. :lol:

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Postby Dragavon » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:05 am

Image United by Kirkman, Silvestri, Larsen, etc., etc.

I don't even know where to begin. This is such a disjointed mess. I guess I'll begin with the art.

This "jam" book was a great concept. The execution however was sadly lacking. Each artist's attempt to draw his own characters in his own style does not lead to a cohesive story. The only time it looks decent was an artist did the entire page.

I have been a Silvestri fan for years. I think he's an amazing artist, but seeing his characters on the same page as Liefeld's just makes the entire page look odd. And the heavier inking done on Larsen's characters adds a very strange contrast to the characters around him.

It would have been much better had the artists done one issue apiece or even broken it up so that they got several pages apiece.

The story is where the book really falls apart. Having been spoiled by Kirkman's writing on Invincible, I expected a lot more than this throwback to the 90's. The mysterious stranger with amnesia who needs to save the world has become such a cliche that I had to double check the cover to make sure it was Kirkman writing it and not one of the generic "writers" that were there to give the minimal amount of coherence to make a comic and not an artbook. Unless the story dramatically improves, I am hard pressed to see how anybody can justify spending $4 on another issue.

Art (this has to be broken down by artists)
Larsen 3
Liefeld 1
McFarlane 5
Portacio 3
Silvestri 8
Valentino 7
The average is a 4.5

Story 3

Image United gets a 3.75

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Postby Starlord » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:09 am

Punchy wrote:My review may be late this week, I was at a Funeral today so obviously couldn't get to a comics shop to buy this, and I don't know when I'll get a chance to go in the next few days. That's if I can find it at all, what with the sellouts.


Sorry to hear that Punchy. My sympathy goes out to you.
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Postby Punchy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:03 am

starlord wrote:Sorry to hear that Punchy. My sympathy goes out to you.


Thanks man, I appreciate it.

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Postby Old Man » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:28 am

House of J wrote:Currently, Old Man's bafflingly high score of 6 holds the distinction--... Who will dare to like this book???


Hell, I'm baffled about my score, too.

Perhaps I don't hate it because I didn't try to make sense of it. If something didn't parse, I just kept going. Yet I still liked it better than that Punisher crap.
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Postby Old Man » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:29 am

guitarsmashley wrote:When I started participating in this group I might have given it a 4-6 but after years I have grown bitter.


I think I was born bitter.
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Postby Old Man » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:29 am

Chubbles wrote:i got the jim lee cover...he's got the most talent of the group when he wants to so i got that...i should have got the blank one now that i think about it, those blank covers keep their value fairly well, especially around con season


Somebody said the Jim Lee cover wasn't new, that it had been recycled.
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Postby Old Man » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:30 am

House of J wrote:We were both Robbed, then Todded. It was Larseny.


Yer a sick man, J.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:35 am

Old Man wrote:Hell, I'm baffled about my score, too.

Perhaps I don't hate it because I didn't try to make sense of it. If something didn't parse, I just kept going. Yet I still liked it better than that Punisher crap.


I didn't get a copy of Punkenstein, so I can't compare the two. Sounds like it probably had better art, and it'd be hard not to.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:37 am

Old Man wrote:Yer a sick man, J.


I only regret not being able to work in Silvestri.

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Postby Chubbles » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:48 am

Old Man wrote:Somebody said the Jim Lee cover wasn't new, that it had been recycled.


i wouldn't be surprised

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Postby thefourthman » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:06 am

What was the book with the lowest score and what was its score?

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:09 pm

thefourthman wrote:What was the book with the lowest score and what was its score?


pretty sure it's 053. Batman #663 - 3.59
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Postby thefourthman » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:16 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:pretty sure it's 053. Batman #663 - 3.59

so this shit is probably gonna score lower? Awesome. I am kind of with you on this book, the book fails on a story level and deserves a 0. Artwise I haven't figured it out yet. It seems fucked up to give it a 1 or something cause there are good things about the art... McFarlane's inks are amazing, Larsen's pages are awesome, but the art also adversely affects the story and is a mess overall. Is this really what 90's Image books were like? Cause this is the first comic I have ever read that feels like it was drawn before it was written.

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