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Review Group Week #264: Secret Warriors #25

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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:14 pm

I posted a link that had a breakdown on who all that was.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:55 pm

Viscous Skid wrote:I posted a link that had a breakdown on who all that was.


I shouldn't need a concordance to follow a comic book.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:56 pm

Jude Terror wrote:
I shouldn't need a concordance to follow a comic book.


You've never read LoEG, then.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:00 pm

Jude Terror wrote:
I shouldn't need a concordance to follow a comic book.


That's what I say about the Bible.
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:03 pm

Viscous Skid wrote:
That's what I say about the Bible.


BAM!
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Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:06 pm

Secret Warriors 25

I guess it helps that I have read this series and SHIELD from day one. I thought it was neat to see The Great Wheel revealed and how it all relates to the back up material Hickman added in issue 1. Character moments line up as well. John Garrett said he would put a bullet in the Russian guy's head and he eventually did. The Kraken was taking notes at the wheel, which was menioned by Strucker in a old issue. I did need to look up who some of the people, like the orginial Zodiac dude and Jake Fury, but I find things like that interesting. It's all starting to connect and make sense and I'm enjoying the ride. I would like to get back to some of the original team though, I like those characters.

However, the art could have been better. When the original Kraken dude puts on his helmet to kill some Brood, I had to go back and look at the wheel people again, because the art was not helping at all. Not enough distinct features. So if anything was confusing for me, it was largely because of the art.

Story 8
Art 6

Overall 7
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ElijahSnowFan

cheese

Postby ElijahSnowFan » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:43 pm

Jude Terror wrote:
Borderlands might be perfect then. Despite the fact that it's designed for four people to play together online, and despite the fact that like ten people here play it and talk about it, we still all just play it by ourselves, even when we see each other online. :lol:


I've got nothing really to add to this thread as far as a review is concerned -- though I have read all of the posts up to this point -- but I swear, this sequence of posts just had me LOL. :-D :-D
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:09 am

Secret Warriors #25

Jesus, you guys suck.

That issue rocked. Now I need to finish reading SHIELD, cause it is obvious that it was important and this gave the book context.

I'm not sure I am a big fan of the way Hickman is using this slow drawn out exposition (see my review of the Fantastic Four Black Bag Grab from Marvel), but when it works, it is pretty cool in my opinion. There is so much intrigue here, it feels like more happens in this issue of Secret Warriors than say 12 of a Bendis Avengers book.

The art is kind of mixed bag, I like Vitti's style, but the limitations of his art are exposed as all of the similar looking characters, look, well, similar.

Story 5
Art 2
Total 7

P.S. Oh, maybe you guys don't suck after all, seems like that average is a fair score.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:45 pm

I was just reading Essential Avengers vol. 3 the other week and realised that Cornelius Van Lunt, Taurus of the Zodiac group, was also part of DaVinci's great wheel.

Makes me wonder how many of the unknown guys are actually obscure established characters from that era.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:54 pm

Sweet James Jones wrote:I was just reading Essential Avengers vol. 3 the other week and realised that Cornelius Van Lunt, Taurus of the Zodiac group, was also part of DaVinci's great wheel.

Makes me wonder how many of the unknown guys are actually obscure established characters from that era.


At some point we talked about that and who everyone was.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:01 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
At some point we talked about that and who everyone was.


Psh, like I'm going to go read every page when a thread goes 6 pages bigger or so overnight.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:02 pm

Well, here's the link to the breakdown, I needed it to read the issue:

http://comics.ign.com/articles/115/1152814p1.html
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:14 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Well, here's the link to the breakdown, I needed it to read the issue:

http://comics.ign.com/articles/115/1152814p1.html


Thanks
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:26 pm

Why did you need help reading the issue?
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:37 pm

Funky Flashy Man wrote:Why did you need help reading the issue?


Because life is so short we should increase our stride and move forward quickly. This means that we should let go of yesterday's events and concentrate on what has to be done today. We must protect our love of this moment and keep on fulfilling our duties to this instant, now. Also, they all looked sort of alike to me.

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