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MrBlack

WTF is this rank?

Postby MrBlack » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:29 pm

Siege #2

I really have to hand it to Marvel for making Dark Reign such an entertaining event. It is everything that I wanted the lead-up to Secret Invasion to be: a long term meta-event touching every corner of the Marvel universe. With Siege, we are finally seeing the climax to the year-long reordering of the Marvel U, as well as the culmination of an Avengers story Brian Michael Bendis began telling with Avengers: Disassembled.

Things really ramp up in issue #2 of Siege. The heroes begin to mobilize, and we see just how far the villains are willing to go to achieve victory. Norman truly views this as a war, and he is not willing to put on the kid gloves even for his supposed allies. There has been some controversy over the big death in this issue, but I feel that it serves the story. It establishes just how far gone Norman is, and how dangerous his secret weapon can be. It also serves as ample motivation for another character in the story to step up and fulfill his role as a hero. On a technical point, the first two issues of this series have shown that Bendis is not just about decompression. Both of these issues have been packed with story, and it may be some of the best superhero work of his career. Bendis has done a great job of making this feel like a big event comic.

Although I complained a bit about Olivier Coipel’s layouts last issue, none of those problems are present here. His panels are dynamic and his storytelling is strong. The big splashes and fight scenes all look fantastic, and although his anatomy could use some work in places (see Captain America’s giant thighs and Ms. Marvel’s magic hips), it does not take away from the story.

This was a great issue in an event that has been very entertaining so far. I eagerly await issue #3.

Story: 10
Art: 10
Overall: 10
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:15 pm

Rooster Illusion wrote:Yeah, but did they like being touched like that? I don't think so. Maybe Hit Monkey, but the rest of the books are going to need intensive therapy.

well then turnabout is fairplay, cause I need therapy after reading Hit Monkey.
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SuperginraiX

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Postby SuperginraiX » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:18 pm

Takin' a break.

It's sad that I wasn't able to contribute this week. Maybe only sad for me but you'd think in a week where we're able to review ANY comic I'd get something in!

Anyway, as I mentioned in another thread and financials being what they are, it looks like my comic budget is being cut back immensely. Because of this, I haven't picked up any comics for last week and I'm not planning on going in this week either (maybe on friday when I get paid but then it might be just be to pick up Siege #2 and any related titles so that I can still try to get some Super Reads written.

So, yeah. Another break from the Review Group! It's happened before, it'll probably happen again. :)

I've been a member of this group on and off from pretty near the beginning. I'm glad to see this group still going strong and look forward to another four years of fun, excitement, and laughing at everyone picking on Punchy. ;)

******

Postby ****** » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:36 pm

SuperginraiX wrote:Takin' a break.

It's sad that I wasn't able to contribute this week. Maybe only sad for me but you'd think in a week where we're able to review ANY comic I'd get something in!

Anyway, as I mentioned in another thread and financials being what they are, it looks like my comic budget is being cut back immensely. Because of this, I haven't picked up any comics for last week and I'm not planning on going in this week either (maybe on friday when I get paid but then it might be just be to pick up Siege #2 and any related titles so that I can still try to get some Super Reads written.

So, yeah. Another break from the Review Group! It's happened before, it'll probably happen again. :)

I've been a member of this group on and off from pretty near the beginning. I'm glad to see this group still going strong and look forward to another four years of fun, excitement, and laughing at everyone picking on Punchy. ;)


:(

Hope everything works out and you can come back soon.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:38 pm

Scalped #34

by Jason Aaron & R.M Guera

Ok, I am going to get the easy part of this over with first:

9

There. And why the hell should I bother writing anything else, since you trade-waiting bastards won't read it anyway for fear I might spoil something for you. Little babies.

Well don't worry, I won't give away anything that might ruin your precious enjoyment. I won't, for example, mention that Diesel is now in a wheelchair after a mysterious shadowy figure in an orange Plymouth Duster runs him down as he's walking along the side of the highway after he and Bad Horse part company. Or I won't give away, for example, anything major like the fact that Carol Ellroy is a twin. Or that her twin is male and breeds alpaca for drug money. After the raindance, Chief Red Crow learns that Dino Poor Bear has broken Lawrence Belcourt out of prison, and the two of them are on the run after hitching a ride with Carol Ellroy's estranged twin.

It was a great read, I love crime fiction that is set on Native American Rezzes because there are so many assorted criminals, drunks, addicts, and slappers there to use in the stories. Needs more teepees, though.

The artwork here is good stuff, very gritty and realistic, which was never more apparent than in the Granny Poor Bear shower scene.

******

Postby ****** » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:07 pm

Rooster Illusion wrote:Scalped #34

by Jason Aaron & R.M Guera

Ok, I am going to get the easy part of this over with first:

9[spoiler]

There. And why the hell should I bother writing anything else, since you trade-waiting bastards won't read it anyway for fear I might spoil something for you. Little babies.

Well don't worry, I won't give away anything that might ruin your precious enjoyment. I won't, for example, mention that Diesel is now in a wheelchair after a mysterious shadowy figure in an orange Plymouth Duster runs him down as he's walking along the side of the highway after he and Bad Horse part company. Or I won't give away, for example, anything major like the fact that Carol Ellroy is a twin. Or that her twin is male and breeds alpaca for drug money. After the raindance, Chief Red Crow learns that Dino Poor Bear has broken Lawrence Belcourt out of prison, and the two of them are on the run after hitching a ride with Carol Ellroy's estranged twin.

It was a great read, I love crime fiction that is set on Native American Rezzes because there are so many assorted criminals, drunks, addicts, and slappers there to use in the stories. Needs more teepees, though.

The artwork here is good stuff, very gritty and realistic, which was never more apparent than in the Granny Poor Bear shower scene.[/spoiler]


I don't care what you put in read I'm not gonna read it!!! :x

******

Postby ****** » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:12 pm

The poll will be open for 5 more hours, but unless something drastic happens (Pet Avengers actually has a 3 vote lead when MrBlack's statement that he would like to change votes is factored in) Tails of the Pet Avengers is the backup pick for the week.

If your shop has Choker, buy that. If your shop doesn't have Choker, buy Tails of the Pet Avengers instead.

(unless of course some other book wins the poll.)
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:52 pm

Rooster Illusion wrote:between home and the shop I've shoveled snow 4 times today already,...


I, too, have shoveled multiple times today. I just went out at 11pm and shoveled part of my driveway and sidewalk so I wouldn't have so much to do in the morning. 6-12 total inches expected. Then the damn plow came through 30 minutes later and covered the damn sidewalk again. Son of a bitch! Yes, they're plowing my streets at midnight. Sonsabitches!

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:11 am

Anyone reviewed the Noir books yet? If not I'll review them both soon

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Postby ****** » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:09 am

Jubilee wrote:Anyone reviewed the Noir books yet? If not I'll review them both soon


If you've got them, please do. Otherwise I was going to get them at the shop today.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:13 am

amlah6 wrote:If you've got them, please do. Otherwise I was going to get them at the shop today.


I'm going up to the place where sells comics, and I'll be back in an hour. I'll review them then.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:12 am

amlah6 wrote:I don't care what you put in read I'm not gonna read it!!! :x


:lol: You big babies, I didn't spoil anything for you. :P
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:19 am

amlah6 wrote:Alrighty then, I'm doing this now and these are the numbers I'm going with.


Sorry I wasn't online earlier--technically Jude should get a few of mine because I said I'd give him a few if I broke Doombug's gentlemen's tie. I didn't really intend to come in first, but I kept finding the harder-to-come-by books. :(

If it's too late that's cool.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:21 am

Old Man wrote:I, too, have shoveled multiple times today. I just went out at 11pm and shoveled part of my driveway and sidewalk so I wouldn't have so much to do in the morning. 6-12 total inches expected. Then the damn plow came through 30 minutes later and covered the damn sidewalk again. Son of a bitch! Yes, they're plowing my streets at midnight. Sonsabitches!


The exact same story with the plow creating more work happened to me yesterday too.

Cheers to UPS for delivering my Crumb book at 7:30 PM though.

******

Postby ****** » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:22 am

Rooster Illusion wrote:Sorry I wasn't online earlier--technically Jude should get a few of mine because I said I'd give him a few if I broke Doombug's gentlemen's tie. I didn't really intend to come in first, but I kept finding the harder-to-come-by books. :(

If it's too late that's cool.


I was in the middle of double checking how I applied everything, I guess I can start over.

So, you have a tie with doomy and the rest of yours go to Jude then?

Got it.

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