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Wowzers, last week was way more awesome and successful than I think anyone could have anticipated. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Diamond sucks. Maybe Choker ships this week, maybe it doesn't. Since the situation is a clusterfuck, this is our first ever week with a backup pick.
If your shop has Choker, get that. If your shop doesn't have Choker, get Tails of the Pet Avengers instead.
This is the first week this has ever happened, so we're going to just make it up as it goes.
Choker #1 / Tails of the Pet Avengers
Choker #1 selected by Kerny
Tails of the Pet Avengers selected by Group Vote[/center]
story BEN McCOOL
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
ISSUE ONE: PAIN
Industry superstar BEN TEMPLESMITH teams up with writer BEN McCOOL for this deliciously skewed tale of hardboiled noir. Johnny “Choker” Jackson, once one of Shotgun City’s most promising police officers, is a bitter private detective with a terrible case of Alien Hand Syndrome. But he’s unexpectedly been offered a job back on the force: provided he can nail a twisted drug dealer selling a very exclusive product. $3.99
TAILS OF PET AVENGERS
WRITER: Joe Caramagna, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Scott Gray
PENCILS: Gurihiru, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Ig Guara
They saved the world in LOCKJAW & THE PET AVENGERS…what’ve they been doing since? Find out in this super-sized special featuring Lockjaw, Redwing, and the rest of your favorite Pet Avengers take center-stage in their own spotlight adventures! Featuring an all-new, NEVER before seen savage tale of ZABU and a FROG THOR prequel leading into the team's triumphant return in PET AVENGERS, onsale next month! All Ages …$3.99
selected by starlord[/center]
Written by Sterling Gates, Helen Slater and Jake Black
Art by Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal and Cliff Chiang
Special celebratory 50th issue! Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle reunite to tell an epic, oversized battle royale between the Girl of Steel and a mysterious, diabolical new foe! Still reeling from last issue's harrowing events, Supergirl is put to the test when she uncovers a terrible secret about her friend and confidant, Lana Lang.
Plus! A look into a day in the life of the Girl of Steel written by Jake Black and Supergirl herself, actress Helen Slater!
Featuring a cover by the man who redefined Supergirl for the 21st century, Michael Turner, SUPERGIRL #50 is an extra-sized extravaganza you won't want to miss!
Superman | 56pg. | Color | $4.99 US
If you would like to join the group it's easy. Just post a review and I'll add you to the member's list. As long as you stay active, eventually it will be your turn to make a pick.
With $4 comics becoming the norm, the economy being what it is and the growing popularity of mail order services the Review Group recognizes that it's becoming harder and harder to commit to participating each and every week. As long as you can post one review per calendar month you will stay in the member's list. It doesn't matter if you post your review the week of it's release or if you post it later. Going forward, there is no such thing as a "late" review.
The only request I make with the new format is that if you don't plan on posting a review or if you're going to be posting late is that you drop a note in the thread so that I can keep track of who is active and who isn't. The Spreadsheet of Doom is thorough, but it can't read your mind.
Comics are to be scored on a scale from 1-10. 1 being suck, 10 being a damn good comic. Beyond that, there's no right or wrong.
If it's your week, you must announce your selection by 5pm EST the day Diamond releases it's shipping list. If you do not announce your pick at that time, I will add a poll to the thread that will remain open until 12pm EST so that the group can make the selection for that week. (If you're seriously MIA, I'll probably put the poll up sooner) To ensure that you know it's your week, I will PM you when Midtown's list goes live on Thursdays.
Kerny (13) (this week)
starlord (14) (next week after pick swap with Jude)
Jude Terror (22)
john lewis hawk
#s in parentheses indicate carryover jumps still to be applied from Week 208.
BLUE indicates explanation given for not posting a review.
RED indicate that no review or explanation has been posted in two weeks.
RED and BOLD will be deleted at the end of the week unless a review or explanation is posted.
Each Tuesday I will putting together all of our reviews and we will have our very own article on the front page of The Outhouse! If you would like for your review to be included, please try to have it posted by the end of day on Monday.
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