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Review Group Week #272: Walking Dead #84

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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:30 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:On clitorisios. Everything else, different story.

touche, ass munch, touche.
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john lewis hawk

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Postby john lewis hawk » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:45 pm

Funky Flashy Douche wrote:touche, ass munch, touche.

You got to pay to touch this booty, honey.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:56 pm

I read this, it reminds of all the things I stopped liking about the Walking Dead, The art makes you wonder who the hell anyone is. There are also just too many damn characters to keep track of and really I just stopped caring too.

3
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sun May 01, 2011 6:40 pm

Next week's pick is...?
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Amoebas

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Postby Amoebas » Sun May 01, 2011 7:48 pm

I figured the only way out of No Way Out was by all out assault, and that's what I got.

Great action during the melee but it just seemed to be over too fast. This was supposed to be a herd but they plowed through them as easily as they did the 'not a herd' at the Prison way back when.

And that's really all that happened in the issue. Sure we got Rick sermonizing to Carl at the end but even that felt like a speech I've heard numerous times from him before.

All in all, there isn't anything new this ish.

Art wise, Smashley's right when he said you can't really tell the characters apart because of the art. While I like the large cast, it makes me think that the whole point of the Walking Dead Who's Who is for Adlard to have a handy reference for future books.

After last month's book, this one was a bit of a let down.

Story - 6
Art - 5
Total - 5.5
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Sun May 01, 2011 8:21 pm

the whole point of the walking dead who's who is for people who can't tell them apart to be able to tell them apart. :roll:
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun May 01, 2011 8:55 pm

Walking Dead #84

Interesting issue. I thought the relatively small group had too easy a time in the thick of the zombie herd, and can't help but think there are a lot of smarter ways to safely pick off a herd of zombies one-by-one than that. Nonetheless the fight scene was deftly handled. The issue redeems itself for me during the speech at Carl's bedside. (Seriously, that stopped bleeding?!) The reason is that Kirkman has written a pivotal scene that can legitimately be read two entirely different ways and reviews of the issue have reflected this, taking one view or the other. Either Rick has had some sort of epiphany, or he is batshit crazy. Some people read the issue as Rick is now full of optimism and hope for the future minus the crazy. Other people read the same scene and know Rick has now crossed the street into Downtown Crazytown, no doubt about it. Without hearing the scene and the tell-tale clues the human voice gives away, it's impossible to say for sure.

For the record, I read it as a sign of Rick's further deterioration--but then the ease with which the survivors handled that herd of roamers gave me a tiny doubt when I first read a review that interpreted it the opposite way.

8.75
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Sun May 01, 2011 9:01 pm

the zombie herd was about pure visceral rage, it was a perfect moment in my opinion. Not only that, I think the layout adds pacing that shows this took longer than it might appear.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun May 01, 2011 9:04 pm

Funky Flashy Douche wrote:the zombie herd was about pure visceral rage, it was a perfect moment in my opinion. Not only that, I think the layout adds pacing that shows this took longer than it might appear.


That was partly what I meant when I said it was deftly handled.

And yes, I understand they were filled with adrenaline.

Royal Nonesuch

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Mon May 02, 2011 12:18 am

In strict defiance of the what Squid and Fourthy said to me, I decided to pick up the issue and review it. It was pretty interesting. The whole thing with Rick at the end at Carl's bedside was a pretty great scene. The big time zombie fight that took up the bulk of the issue was fun, but the "we have to help them....we can't just leave them out there to die...I'm not letting you go out there alone!" stuff dragged a bit, and there was a bit too much of the ol' "each panel is an iso on each character in action" thing. Still, I enjoyed it enough. I'm probably going to go ahead and jump into this series one of these days, and having the previous eighty-whatever issues spoiled for me here didn't really deter me from that.

8.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon May 02, 2011 12:23 am

Royal Nonesuch wrote:In strict defiance of the what Squid and Fourthy said to me, I decided to pick up the issue and review it. It was pretty interesting. The whole thing with Rick at the end at Carl's bedside was a pretty great scene. The big time zombie fight that took up the bulk of the issue was fun, but the "we have to help them....we can't just leave them out there to die...I'm not letting you go out there alone!" stuff dragged a bit, and there was a bit too much of the ol' "each panel is an iso on each character in action" thing. Still, I enjoyed it enough. I'm probably going to go ahead and jump into this series one of these days, and having the previous eighty-whatever issues spoiled for me here didn't really deter me from that.

8.

Good deal.... I don't know that the previous eighty issues were spoiled, maybe just the last four...
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon May 02, 2011 1:38 pm

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.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon May 02, 2011 1:45 pm

I sent out an SOS to Ameobas. Chances are he missed it due to wanting to avoid Walking Dead spoilers or something like that.

If Ameobas doesn't send in his pick by the time I get home (approximately 6 PM), we're just moving on to the next person and be done with it.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon May 02, 2011 1:52 pm

BlueStreak wrote:I sent out an SOS to Ameobas. Chances are he missed it due to wanting to avoid Walking Dead spoilers or something like that.


Hmm...but...

Amoebas wrote:I figured the only way out of No Way Out was by all out assault, and that's what I got.

Great action during the melee but it just seemed to be over too fast. This was supposed to be a herd but they plowed through them as easily as they did the 'not a herd' at the Prison way back when.

And that's really all that happened in the issue. Sure we got Rick sermonizing to Carl at the end but even that felt like a speech I've heard numerous times from him before.

All in all, there isn't anything new this ish.

Art wise, Smashley's right when he said you can't really tell the characters apart because of the art. While I like the large cast, it makes me think that the whole point of the Walking Dead Who's Who is for Adlard to have a handy reference for future books.

After last month's book, this one was a bit of a let down.

Story - 6
Art - 5
Total - 5.5
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon May 02, 2011 1:54 pm

Hmmm, maybe he just didn't realize that he was up.

Regardless, he's been contacted. If he's not in by 6 PM EST, we'll go with SP (whose also been contacted).

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