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Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:46 pm

1 Month 2 Live #1 Review by Jude Terror

I was on the fence about whether or not to pick up this book when I placed my monthly order from DCBS. I actually had this on my list originally, but then removed it. The problem wasn't my expectations for the book, but instead a desire to stop supporting meaningless filler from comics publishers and only get minis in hardcover form if they turn out to have been good. It looks like that's what I'll be doing with 1 Month 2 Live.

At first, while reading this first issue, I was a little annoyed with the protagonist's inner monologue. The whole story was feeling just a little bit too Fight Club meets It's a Wonderful Life, and I found that combination distasteful... at first. However, appearances by The Thing, Reed Richards, and Spider-Man turned this book around for me.

The typical comic snob might wonder why, as superheroes are passe while by-the-numbers melodramas (I'm looking at you I Kill Giants) are all the rage, but to me, the addition of the Marvel heroes is what really pulled this book together. I recognized the Stan Lee-esque origin story, but it didn't feel right at first... until I was hit with a dose of goold, old fashioned Marvel shared universe.

The Thing, just happening to be walking buy, gets involved in the scuffle between the protagonist and some thugs. Reed Richards tells him he has powers. Spider-Man gives him a second chance, knowing he never got one. For some reason, these petty additions turned this from your standard "realization of a wasted life with one last chance to make a difference" story to your standard "realization of a wasted life story with one last chance to make a difference" story... if it was written by Stan Lee. And this made all the difference, for me at least.

Count me in for the rest of this series.

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby thefourthman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:48 pm

nice. I like the whole
For some reason, these petty additions turned this from your standard "realization of a wasted life with one last chance to make a difference" story to your standard "realization of a wasted life story with one last chance to make a difference" story... if it was written by Stan Lee.
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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby ****** » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:50 pm

thefourthman wrote:I don't know, but if you want to continue this line of discussion, I suggest you open a thread. We need to talk about the mediocre event book Squid picked to keep the white noise complaints to a low moan.


Lame. I'd rather the thread be fun with 5 people than boring with 30.

I'm considering being extra bitchy next week.

No less than 6 anti-Bendis rants. A new one for each day the thread is active.

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby Zero » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:02 pm

I totally see what you mean about all the Marvel touches elevating the book for you Jude, and I'm glad it worked on someone. I sometimes feel like I'm missing out on a lot of that affection having only come to Marvel\DC comics in my late teens.

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:08 pm

I'll be reviewing this afternoon.
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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby ****** » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:09 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I'll be reviewing this afternoon.


I will be sitting here clicking refresh until that happens.

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:16 pm

John Snow wrote:
I will be sitting here clicking refresh until that happens.

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just like porn.
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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby ****** » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:17 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:just like porn.


I don't have that kind of control, hurry it up please.

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby thefourthman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:34 pm

John Snow wrote:
Lame. I'd rather the thread be fun with 5 people than boring with 30.

I'm considering being extra bitchy next week.

No less than 6 anti-Bendis rants. A new one for each day the thread is active.

But why not have another thread for all that... the review group free for all or something. We moved thefourthman challenge to the spin-off because people complained about the white noise. I don't see why we can't adapt again.
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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:36 pm

John Snow wrote:
I don't have that kind of control, hurry it up please.


It aint coming till after lunch. So you're gonna be doing this for at least 2 more hours.
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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:39 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
It aint coming till after lunch. So you're gonna be doing this for at least 2 more hours.



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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby ****** » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:45 pm

thefourthman wrote:But why not have another thread for all that... the review group free for all or something. We moved thefourthman challenge to the spin-off because people complained about the white noise. I don't see why we can't adapt again.


Could the thread stand to chill out a bit? Sure.

Does the thread need some massive shift? Not really.

If everyone (by everyone you could probably say I mean the 5 people with the most posts in this week's thread) could be a little less judgmental, stubborn and respectful shit would calm down real fast.

I think there's still plenty of room for in-thread memes and lutziness without segregating it into another thread.

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby thefourthman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:50 pm

John Snow wrote:
Could the thread stand to chill out a bit? Sure.

Does the thread need some massive shift? Not really.

If everyone (by everyone you could probably say I mean the 5 people with the most posts in this week's thread) could be a little less judgmental, stubborn and respectful shit would calm down real fast.

I think there's still plenty of room for in-thread memes and lutziness without segregating it into another thread.

I'm just asking the question based on what some people are saying in the why they aren't participating thread. Do what you want, it's your puppy. Just seems to me there are people who sound like they would participate if we weren't a bunch of douches all the time.
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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby ****** » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:12 pm

thefourthman wrote:I'm just asking the question based on what some people are saying in the why they aren't participating thread. Do what you want, it's your puppy. Just seems to me there are people who sound like they would participate if we weren't a bunch of douches all the time.


Most of the people in that thread that for serious don't participate don't participate because of the financial/time commitment.

The people who have said stuff about the bitching? Bender and Hab? They are memes they bitch so much about everything. GHERU? Don't play like that dude isn't in the top 10 of bitchy people on this website.

Melon left the group pre-spinoff because he didn't like any talk in-thread that wasn't about the book.

The n00b voters? If they're going off the last two weeks of course they're going to vote bitchy.

Oogyboy and Sgt. Marvel? Eh, idk. Maybe they were expecting a thread with only reviews. Our version of the Review Group has never been that. You want to see what happens when it's just reviews and only reviews? Go read the Bendis version of the RG that inspired Twigg to start this group. Boring as fuck.

Starlord wanting to leave bums me out. Not having these giant blow ups and all the nitpicky buildups to them would probably help with that.

Also in general terms of the "bitchy" complaints, I think some of it is just misunderstood lutz and in-jokes. Maybe I need to tone that down a bit since I maybe am a source for the complaints in that regard, but I do that in every thread not just RG threads so it's not like I'm going to become a different poster just because Hab isn't in on the joke.

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Re: Review Group Week 238 - 1 MONTH 2 LIVE #1

Postby thefourthman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:22 pm

fuck Hab, but Starlord and Ru are for sure real losses. I know Ru has been gone a while, but it still bugs me.
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