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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:46 pm

Ugh. I can't even read right now, someone's cooking something in the building that is making me want to puke. I can't believe the smell of that whatever it is is considered some sort of food by some sort of somebody.

This is worse than when I lived in Chicago and the Mexicans downstairs burned their crack on the stove. :smt078

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Postby ****** » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:02 pm

Fall Out Toy Works #3
published by Image Comics

Script by Brett Lewis
Art by Sami Basri

"Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of Fall Out Boy."

Yeah, let's go go through that sentence again. "Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of Fall Out Boy."

Fuck me.

I don't like Fall Out Boy, do you like Fall Out Boy? Do you even know anyone that likes Fall Out Boy? Fucking hell.

So, obvious bias against the existence of this comic aside, what is Fall Out Toy Works? Well if I read what I think I just read, Fall Out Toy Works is a retelling of Pinocchio where Pinocchio is a girl robot named Tiffany and she wants become human so that she and Gepetto can make sweet sweet love. The Toymaker is totally into it though so it's all good.

Out of everything I've read this week, this was the most insane. It's also the most incomprehensible. The issue begins with the Toymaker dreaming about robot sex with Tiffany and he wakes up in bed with some woman speaking in a difficult to understand broken English and it just spirals downward from there. I'm not exactly sure dialogue for the first half of the book is all in the proper order it reads so horribly. The second half of the book tightens up a bit but the comic never becomes anything less than a failed attempt to convey a bad acid trip.

The art in stand alone pieces is actually pretty cool. As a sequential work it's only a limited success. Colorist Jessica Kholinne seems to carry the book for the most part as her colors create a vibrant world to look at.

Story: 1
Art: 6.5
Overall: 2

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Postby ****** » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:03 pm

2 might have been too high a score for that.

It was bad enough, I probably didn't even need to declare a bias. Has anyone else subjected themselves to that book? :?
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:09 pm

amlah6 wrote:I don't like Fall Out Boy, do you like Fall Out Boy? Do you even know anyone that likes Fall Out Boy? Fucking hell.


I still don't know who they are they. Some dude mentioned in one of their songs wrote a book and came through the shop on a book tour and I pretended I knew who they were.

Oh yeah, this guy:

all Out Boy's 'Hey Chris' releases book Aug. 1

Added: (Fri Jul 24 2009)

Fall Out Boy's ‘Hey Chris’ releases compilation book Aug. 1
Publisher and author Christopher Gutierrez connects readers with truth, inspiration

CHICAGO — From the Internet phenomenon who connects with thousands online through witty blog posts and inspirational speaking engagements, comes the highly-anticipated fifth book Remnants: 21 Undeniable Accounts of Life as We Know It.

Christopher Gutierrez first came into the public eye when he was mentioned by name in “Grenade Jumper,” a track off Fall Out Boy’s 2003 certified gold debut Take This To Your Grave. The chorus of “Hey Chris, you were our only friend” gave Gutierrez the Internet moniker “Hey Chris,” and after a public feud with frontman and former best friend Pete Wentz, Gutierrez’s popularity skyrocketed.

Today, most of his fans have forgotten the Fall Out Boy connection and know Gutierrez solely for his writing and public speaking. Since the release of his first book On the Upswing of Life, Love and Regret in 2005, Gutierrez has built a strong foundation of loyal readers, garnering thousands of hits a day on his popular livejournal.com blog “Askheychris.” The advocacy of his readership helped him sell out of four previous books with no major distribution and obtain a sponsorship as the in-house spoken word artistby myspace.com on the Vans Warped Tour.

His latest release, Remnants: 21 Undeniable Accounts of Life as We Know It is the fifth book published under Gutierrez’s DeadXStop Publishing Company, an independent publishing company based in Chicago. His latest release is a compilation of the memories, pain and heartfelt wishes its contributors experienced.

Stories range from humorous to heartbreaking. One selection attempts to find a resolution to the endless debate on whether French or American food tastes better. Turn the page and another poetically details childhood molestation in way that would leave any reader teary-eyed.

“It was my opportunity to ask some of the most interesting characters I knew to give me a peek into their lives. The only guideline given was that their story had to be true. An experiment in giving people from different countries, generations and lifestyles brushes and colors to see what art they create,” Gutierrez said.

Readers will feel connected to the writers, whether from the familiar experience of teenage awkwardness or the unfamiliar: one writer’s tale of entering the adult entertainment industry.

Gutierrez offered his own recollection to the novel on meeting his half brother for the first time in 2009. Gutierrez said he feels the book provides an inspiring and reflective reading experience.

“‘Remnants’ is a compilation written to show how we relate with people,” he said. “It’s why we keep searching for meaning.”


He drew a decent crowd, I was a bit surprised.

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Postby ****** » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:46 pm

Daffodil #2
published by Soleil/Marvel Comics

Story by Frederic Brremaud
Art by Giovanni Rigano

This was my first Soliel comic. Even though I know the page count is more than double that of a standard US comic, $5.99 just seems like an awful lot for a single issue. Or I guess I should say it seemed like an awful lot. This is a lot of comic book. This was so much comic book, eventually I felt a bit overwhelmed.

While this does have a recap page, it read more like a refresher for those who have read the first issue than a introduction for those who hadn't. Nevertheless, initially I was quite drawn in to this comic. It begins with the origin for one of the secondary characters and it is told in a storybook fashion. I found that I was completely immersed until it shifted into the meat of the story which is some kind of vampire war. In this instance the length of the comic was a detriment as the longer it went the more disinterested I became. While it's possible the translation is at fault, the dialogue throughout the comic was very flat.

The art however was an amazing experience from cover to cover. The book has a style to it that I found to be very exciting. Even though I was quite bored with the story, I enjoyed the art throughout.

Story: 5
Art: 10
Overall: 5.99

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Postby ****** » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:52 pm

That was too many comics/reviews in one day. :|

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Postby ****** » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:56 pm

Here's an updated list of the books left without reviews.

Gold Digger is the new white whale.

DC COMICS

SEP090223 SCALPED #34 (MR) $2.99 Rooster

IMAGE COMICS

AUG090401 MILO VENTIMIGLIA PRESENTS BERSERKER #4 HAUN CVR B (MR) $3.99 Rooster


MARVEL COMICS

DEC090458 SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #3 (OF 4) $3.99 Chubbles/Twigg
DEC090456 X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #3 (OF 4) $3.99 Chubbles/Twigg


COMICS

NOV090590 GOLD DIGGER #114 $2.99
NOV090589 GOLD DIGGER TECH MANUAL #11 $3.99
NOV090734 LONE RANGER #20 $3.50 Old Man
OCT091112 STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #11 A CVR CRUZ $3.95 Rooster
OCT090848 ZORRO #19 $3.50 Old Man
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:15 pm

I could order a copy of Gold Digger from Antarctic Press's website, but it would take 3-5 days to get here. I am going to try to contact them and request a review copy for the site, but if they agree, someone is going to have to bite the bullet and give it a fluff review for the front page. :P
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:16 pm

Ahhhhhhh....you know I really do enjoy reviewing a good 1 every now and again. Such a nice reprieve from the 5s and 6s. But it really DID give me a headache to read.

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Postby ****** » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:18 pm

Reviews per member...

amlah6 22
Rooster Illusion 21
thefourthman 20
doombug 17
Punchy 11
Old Man 10
starlord 6
48THRiLLS 5
Jubilee 5
Chubbles 4
Kerny 3
daringd 2
Jude Terror 2
Dragavon 1
fieldy snuts 1
GLX 1
Greg 1
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:18 pm

Jude Terror wrote:I could order a copy of Gold Digger from Antarctic Press's website, but it would take 3-5 days to get here. I am going to try to contact them and request a review copy for the site, but if they agree, someone is going to have to bite the bullet and give it a fluff review for the front page. :P


Easy. Give it to Punchy.

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Postby ****** » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:20 pm

Jude Terror wrote:I could order a copy of Gold Digger from Antarctic Press's website, but it would take 3-5 days to get here. I am going to try to contact them and request a review copy for the site, but if they agree, someone is going to have to bite the bullet and give it a fluff review for the front page. :P


I was on their website earlier and toyed with the idea of asking them for a review copy, but I don't really want to review it if I can't call it furry porn. :lol:

I might call around tomorrow before I go to lunch and see if any of the shops around my office have it. If not, I'll just order it from Antarctic's website and review it when it gets here.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:27 pm

I added some things to my SFIIT review...I hope you guys at least read it or KOOM! KOOM! KOOM!
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:37 pm

Greg wrote:See? I've been telling ya'll the book has been fun but no one listens to the crazy black Indie guy in the site.


:lol: I'm sigging that one. Melon finally got bumped. :-D
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Greg

Rain Partier

Postby Greg » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:41 pm

starlord wrote::lol: I'm sigging that one. Melon finally got bumped. :-D


It's been forever since I've been sigged. :oops:

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