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Review Group Week #276: Spencer Double Team!

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat May 28, 2011 6:30 am

Eli Katz wrote:I tried to read the Iron Man book. But I have no interest in superhero stories right now. I just can't bring myself to read the words. The art in this book is amazing, however. I like the fight scenes at the beginning, even though it's devoid of backgrounds. Normally this technique makes the characters look as though they are floating in a colorless void. But somehow it works here and intensifies the action. I suspect it works so well because of the lush colors. They give the characters enough weight that they don't need background details to create a three-dimensional illusion. I also love the double-page spread at the end of this book. Gorgeous. The funny thing is that the interior art looks 100 times more dynamic than the cover art. Usually the opposite is the case.

There is a lot of Iron Fist in this issue and no signs of Iron Man, as far as I can tell. That seems odd to me.

STORY: Who knows? Who cares?
ART: 10
OVERALL: If you must buy this comic, buy it for the art. But save the three bucks and buy beer instead.


Come on man, at least read it.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Sat May 28, 2011 6:32 am

I am loving the Spencer backlash. I want to go down as the one who started it!
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat May 28, 2011 6:39 am

Always Right wrote:I am loving the Spencer backlash. I want to go down as the one who started it!


I think you mean 'Nicklash'.

You started it, I named it.

******

Postby ****** » Sat May 28, 2011 12:00 pm

Immortal Weapons 2.0 #5

I don't care about War Machine. Not even a tiny little bit. The concept of Iron Man with more guns... meh. It's a good thing then that Rhodey was only in this for about 5 pages.

Rather than being a War Machine issue, what this comic really was is a return to Swierczynski-era Immortal Iron Fist stories and my only response to that can be a resounding Fuck Yeah! If it takes a second tier tie-in to a suckfest of a crossover for me to get my Immortal Weapons fix, I'll take it. Even though this issue was all setup, I had a lot of fun with it, especially the opening. Count me in for the rest of the arc.

There aren't a lot of artists I genuinely dislike, but Ariel Olivetti is at the top of that list. The over-rendering in his digital coloring completely puts me off. Add in the CG style backgrounds and it creates a distinctive and unappealing green screen effect. It's a shame that Olivetti so overuses the digital tools because his layouts and figure work are solid otherwise, it would be interesting to see the results if he were to simply pencil a book.

Story: 8
Art: 3
Overall: 7.5
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Sat May 28, 2011 12:06 pm

Punchy wrote:
Come on man, at least read it.

Can't be bothered. I don't know anything about Fear Itself.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat May 28, 2011 12:07 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Can't be bothered. I don't know anything about Fear Itself.


So? Maybe if you read this issue you'd know more.

Royal Nonesuch

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Sat May 28, 2011 1:08 pm

Always Right wrote:I am loving the Spencer backlash. I want to go down as the one who started it!

Punchy wrote:
I think you mean 'Nicklash'.

You started it, I named it.


You're both wrong I started the Nicklash when I wrote Royal Reviews: Morning Glories #1.

I probably sustained it with Royal Reviews: Iron Man 2.0 #1.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I did like Infinite Vacation, which I mentioned in Royal Reviews: Infinite Vacation #1.
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Sat May 28, 2011 1:33 pm

Punchy wrote:
So? Maybe if you read this issue you'd know more.

Honestly, I have no interest in this event or any other superhero book. After taking a multi-month break from Marvel and DC titles, I tried to jump back in with this book. And I really did try. But I just couldn't read the words. I just don't care at all about super powers and glowing power beams. I can't suspend my disbelief.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat May 28, 2011 4:33 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Honestly, I have no interest in this event or any other superhero book. After taking a multi-month break from Marvel and DC titles, I tried to jump back in with this book. And I really did try. But I just couldn't read the words. I just don't care at all about super powers and glowing power beams. I can't suspend my disbelief.


Jesus man, get a grip!

You're being stupid and denying yourself a good story.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat May 28, 2011 5:18 pm

Eli Katz really needs some disbelief-suspenders!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuspenderOfDisbelief

NOOOOOO! They are out of stock! I almost can't believe it myself!
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Sat May 28, 2011 5:23 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Eli Katz really needs some disbelief-suspenders!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuspenderOfDisbelief

NOOOOOO! They are out of stock! I almost can't believe it myself!

I'd have to wear them every time I post here.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat May 28, 2011 5:30 pm

Eli Katz wrote:I'd have to wear them every time I post here.


Does this mean you can't see fantasy or sci fi movies too without storming out before the credits are over? :?
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Sat May 28, 2011 5:56 pm

Punchy wrote:
Jesus man, get a grip!

You're being stupid and denying yourself a good story.


Not in either of these comics he's not.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat May 28, 2011 6:12 pm

Zero wrote:
Not in either of these comics he's not.


He says he can't read any superhero comics anymore.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat May 28, 2011 6:31 pm

I liked Iron Man 2.0, haters!

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