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Review Group Week #254: Larfleeze Christmas Special

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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:07 am

noone wrote:I put it in the scanner, loaded up a piece of photo paper and hit color copy. It is stiff and super shiny.

I also copied the recipe and the maze. You think I was gonna defile the comic? :shock:


like your whore of an ex wife let everyone defile her...except you. Boom, Roasted!!!

Happy Christmas.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:12 am

John Snow wrote:When you made the ornament did you glue it to some cardboard first? With just the paper as is it would have to be damn flimsy.

If I were the kind of dork to make a Larfleeze Christmas ornament I probably would have glued the paper to a backing board first and then cut it out and put it together. If I were that kind of dork...

:smt011 You're not fooling anyone.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:15 am

Sgt.Marvel wrote:If fourthman reviews the cookies I will meet the RG half-way and write a review of the special (probably not until next week though)

I'm still going to keep bitching about the review group though :P


You do realize that means you fit right in don't you. :roll:

Jeez, you might as well take that final step and actually do up a review. :P

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Postby ****** » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:04 am

doombug wrote: :smt011 You're not fooling anyone.


If it were Rocket Raccoon and if I hadn't sworn off that barbaric tree tradition about a decade ago I might have done it. Larfleeze on the other hand would have been shredded rather than simply thrown away due to epic lameness had I purchased rather than illegally downloaded.
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:27 pm

Larfleeze Christmas Special #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Cover by GENE HA

This book was exactly what a Christmas Special is supposed to be. Fun, topical, loosely connected to current continuity (by that I mean that it recognizes what is going on but no one needs to read it to move forward) and festive. The story of Larfleeze hunting down Santa, mixing in the maze, cookie recipes, and ornament took this book (from a writing standpoint) to a 10/10

then Hal Jordan showed up...

I'm sorry, his over the top holier than thou attitude was not used as an educational tool but rather a shovel to beat the reader over the head. Thankfully the book's final pages brought the story back to the correct focus, Larfleeze, and showed that he had, at least, a glimmer of a soul.

All-in-all, this book started great, had an annoying middle, and ended the way any Christmas Special would. I am not the biggest fan of the art - it didn't take away from the story, it just didn't add to it either

Story - 8/10
Art - 5/10
Fun Quotient - 9/10
total (rounding up so as to have a whole number) 8/10
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:49 pm

Larfleeze Christmas Special #1

I knew the book was going to be fun when it was first solicited. I wasn't disappointed... well, maybe a little.

I overhyped the book to myself. I did the same thing when Ambush Bug returned a year back or so. I expected a non-stop laugh riot like the original Bug minis or the Impossible Man (circa '76-'84) and this book wasn't it.

Fun yes, but I feel an opportunity was missed to go madcap with Larfleeze. The thought of a mega-powerful character just now learning that Santa doesn't exist has so many possibilities that limiting it to just a 'search' for him throughout most of the book took away from my initial experience.

Upon a reread, with preconceptions behind me, it read very well (better even because I knew it wasn't that it wasn't greed that drove him on his hunt, it was desperation).

The art was soso and I've yet to make the cookies.

Story - 9
Art - 6
X-factor - 8

Overall - 8
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:53 am

so book next week?
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:22 am

guitarsmashley wrote:so book next week?


Hawk has the pick. I'll send him a PM to see if he can pick something by tonight. Otherwise, we have to do (God help us) another poll.
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Mammon, Fool Breaker

Peanut

Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:40 am

My First Review,

Cover- With an AK-47 in his left, and a bottle of Champagne in his right, the cover already had my hopes pretty high for the comic being awesome. (7/10)

Story- The story opened very well with Larfleeze's excitment for his expected christmas gifts, and I truly laughed out loud when he discovers no presents and proclaims "WE'VE BEEN ROBBED! THE PRESENTS ARE GONE!"

-Larfleeze's Orange Lantern Cookies- <---- Awesome, I will be making these at some point.

Story Cont.- Hal Jordan's dialogue is pretty blunt, none of his arrogence shows through. But Larfleeze's reacts in a light-hearted and funny manner and the issue ends on a note of real sadness. I found that both interesting and unexpected. (7/10)

Art- In a word, consistant, I liked it, but it was neither awful nor breathtaking. A bonus point for a truly epic Larfleeze christmas sleigh. (6/10)

Overall- I enjoyed the issue, the humor was pretty darn good, and for it being my first Christmas Special, i was not dissapointed in the slightest. (7/10)

Final Score- (6.75/10)

*as this is my first review, It will be my basis to compare future comics to.*
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:43 am

Mammon, Fool Breaker wrote:My First Review,

Cover- With an AK-47 in his left, and a bottle of Champagne in his right, the cover already had my hopes pretty high for the comic being awesome. (7/10)

Story- The story opened very well with Larfleeze's excitment for his expected christmas gifts, and I truly laughed out loud when he discovers no presents and proclaims "WE'VE BEEN ROBBED! THE PRESENTS ARE GONE!"

-Larfleeze's Orange Lantern Cookies- <---- Awesome, I will be making these at some point.

Story Cont.- Hal Jordan's dialogue is pretty blunt, none of his arrogence shows through. But Larfleeze's reacts in a light-hearted and funny manner and the issue ends on a note of real sadness. I found that both interesting and unexpected. (7/10)

Art- In a word, consistant, I liked it, but it was neither awful nor breathtaking. A bonus point for a truly epic Larfleeze christmas sleigh. (6/10)

Overall- I enjoyed the issue, the humor was pretty darn good, and for it being my first Christmas Special, i was not dissapointed in the slightest. (7/10)

Final Score- (6.75/10)

*as this is my first review, It will be my basis to compare future comics to.*


Welcome to the group!
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:48 am

BlueStreak wrote:
Hawk has the pick. I'll send him a PM to see if he can pick something by tonight. Otherwise, we have to do (God help us) another poll.


Time to take the power and just decide for yourself.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:00 am

guitarsmashley wrote:
Time to take the power and just decide for yourself.


I already sent out the PM. I'll give him til when I get home from dinner to get back to me. Otherwise, we'll hit the polls again (but I'm gonna adjust the scoring to prevent more butthurt). Maybe we can have two Johns picks in a row!!
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:01 am

This is an outrage. Hawk literally has nothing in his life to do but select next week's book.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:07 am

Victorious Squid wrote:This is an outrage. Hawk literally has nothing in his life to do but select next week's book.


Come on...he has that one thing....that he does....

Yeah, I got nothing. There's simply no excuse for this.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:13 am

Power outages yesterday prevented me from getting this done, I will do it this evening.

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