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Review Group Week 241 - NEMESIS #3

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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:54 pm

skywatcher wrote:They are understandably upset by their daughter being forcibly artificially inseminated! :P The fact that the "father" is her brother only compounds the issue. :P :P


(Am I to argue this point with you now?)


Or they just thought they should've waited until after college maybe.

And you wish!
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:55 pm

Punchy wrote:
They just love abortions so much.


I have a t-shirt that says almost the same thing.
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guitarsmashley

Regular-Sized Poster

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:26 pm

I'm not completely looking forward to it but you made the right choice Eli.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:27 pm

Having not read the first two issues of Nemesis, I don't really feel that I can give this a full review, but I'll do what I can.

Nemesis is like many of Millar's recent comic work. It's action-packed and is basically a movie pitch in comic form, just waiting for a Hollywood studio to turn it into a hyper-violent movie that appeals to teenage boys and action aficionados.

The pros to issue 3 of Nemesis is that it's highly accessible to new readers. Both me and a friend were able to read through it with little issue as to what had come before. Also the art is top notch.

The cons is that, much like Millar's other recent work, it relies on heavy doses of violence and the gross out factor to make the story work. Millar's not going for a deep story here, he's going for "OH MY GOD, SO HARDCORE" moments, and it shows. There's no real originality here, just a plethora of shocking moments designed to show just how big of a prick Nemesis is.

At the end of the day, Nemesis is Millar's latest cash cow. While I applaud him for using comics as a way to score easy cash off of Hollywood and bringing more interest to comics, I can't say I particularly like it. Some people might like cops getting impaled by nightsticks, but I'm not one of them. I'll probably pass on the movie when it comes out.

Story: 5
Art: 9
Overall: 7
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Starlord

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Postby Starlord » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:03 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
much like Millar's other recent work, it relies on heavy doses of violence and the gross out factor to make the story work. Millar's not going for a deep story here, he's going for "OH MY GOD, SO HARDCORE" moments, and it shows. There's no real originality here, just a plethora of shocking moments designed to show just how big of a prick Nemesis is.


THIS!!!
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:50 am

Victorian Squid wrote:
We don't know for sure the twist won't be that they did it and liked it.

/markmillar'd


:lol:
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:36 am

Jude Terror wrote:
Forced inbreeding is only one syllable less concise, but would have been far more accurate.


You're one to talk about accuracy when it comes to this book! You thought Nemesis used to be a good guy!

skywatcher

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby skywatcher » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:16 am

Punchy wrote:You're one to talk about accuracy when it comes to this book! You thought Nemesis used to be a good guy!

You mean he wasn't? Why does he wear an all-white costume , then?
Do you seriously mean to tell me that Mark Millar has as the main protagonist of this book a naughty villain? How very unwholesome!
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:19 am

skywatcher wrote:You mean he wasn't? Why does he wear an all-white costume , then?
Do you seriously mean to tell me that Mark Millar has as the main protagonist of this book a naughty villain? How very unwholesome!


:roll:

skywatcher

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby skywatcher » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:46 am

Punchy wrote:
:roll:

Is sarcasm beyond you? :?
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GHERU

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Postby GHERU » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:54 am

This was less a cohesive story and more a collection of moments that would only be interesting to a to some one who had never seen a Kubrick movie. Rather than being a comic about a genius villain, it is a comic about how stupid everyone else is; no, no one notice all the cars in the parking lot, o don’t worry about the military trained bad guys still at large, forget about the 100 of other things that point to the break out – no, instead lets pretend that cussing, violence, and shock equal good writing without regard to plot.

On the other hand, I love the art, to bad about the "story"

story - 1
art - 8
over all - 4.5
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:59 am

Punchy wrote:
The 20somethings are a bunch of idiots though. And certainly the stuff in this issue was more sexually twisted than anything I could think of.

thank you for the unprovoked personal attack
reported
EDIT - if you have not yet read this don't bother jumping in any more, I already apologized for reporting this
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:00 am

skywatcher wrote:Is sarcasm beyond you? :?


It's beneath me.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:01 am

GHERU wrote:thank you for the unprovoked personal attack
reported


A group of people is not a personal attack, by it's very nature.

And surely it's an insult to be said to be more sick and twisted than Mark Millar? Are you going to report Victorian Squid?

skywatcher

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby skywatcher » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:13 am

Punchy wrote:surely it's an insult to be said to be more sick and twisted than Mark Millar?

I don't think Mark Millar will ever be insulted by anything said on this board, as he'll never read it. Regardless, I sincerely doubt he'd be insulted by his writing being called "sick and twisted".
As for others being insulted by being referred to as MORE sick and twisted than Millar, that surely depends on whether they think that author is indeed sick and twisted?

Punchy, perhaps you need to step away from the board for a time? Your reactions are peculiarly aggressive and not like you normally.

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