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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:53 pm

Arion wrote:
I'm usually OK with his Marvel work, but some of his independent stuff has let me down. Like his Casanova.


I liked Iron Fist, Casanova, Hawkeye and Sex Criminals. Everything else has been between mediocre and terrible, I don't get how wildly Fraction's quality levels vary.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:08 pm

Zero wrote:
I liked Iron Fist, Casanova, Hawkeye and Sex Criminals. Everything else has been between mediocre and terrible, I don't get how wildly Fraction's quality levels vary.


Well, he certainly seems to be the definition of hit or miss...
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:29 am

The Walking Dead Vol 17: Something to Fear... catching up, thanks Comixology sale... The death of Glenn was brutal and it was heartbreaking to watch Rick make the decision he did. I am of two minds about this book. It reads really well in trades, but I know the single issues do a good job of creating suspense. I don't always get the complaints made about the book, but I still dig it (the show as well)
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Chessack

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby Chessack » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:31 am

Over the last couple of weeks I read the full 4-TPB run of the Luna Brothers' "Girls". It was really good up until the ending... which I thought was a bit weak. Mainly I was disappointed that no really good, coherent explanation for exactly what these alien beings were and why they were doing what they were doing was provided. The main story itself was great, though.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:52 am

Chessack wrote:Over the last couple of weeks I read the full 4-TPB run of the Luna Brothers' "Girls". It was really good up until the ending... which I thought was a bit weak. Mainly I was disappointed that no really good, coherent explanation for exactly what these alien beings were and why they were doing what they were doing was provided. The main story itself was great, though.

If you felt any differently, I would have to think less of you. That is a great summary of the problem with the book. It was a great serial read, though... and so pretty.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:48 pm

Chessack wrote:Over the last couple of weeks I read the full 4-TPB run of the Luna Brothers' "Girls". It was really good up until the ending... which I thought was a bit weak. Mainly I was disappointed that no really good, coherent explanation for exactly what these alien beings were and why they were doing what they were doing was provided. The main story itself was great, though.

Don't read The Sword.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:33 pm

Keb wrote:Don't read The Sword.

Did it end poorly as well? I read about the first half of it before I took that break a couple years ago.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:56 pm

I never bothered with the ending. The writing was trite faux-hollywood garbage. It was pretty obvious they were looking for a movie deal.
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Chessack

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby Chessack » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:10 pm

thefourthman wrote:If you felt any differently, I would have to think less of you. That is a great summary of the problem with the book. It was a great serial read, though... and so pretty.


It went along fine. I even liked the plan the reverend came up with at the end for getting them out of it... and how he saw what would happen if they just got out of the dome. I was fine with it up to that point.

But there really needed to be an explanation for what the girls and other objects were, what their goal was, etc. There was also no good explanation for the visions Ethan kept having his "his" girl talking to him. Was he just fantasizing? Dreaming? If so, why? Were the girls telepathic in some way?

There were just too many unanswered questions. It kind of reminded me of the ending of 2001.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:15 pm

thefourthman wrote:The Walking Dead Vol 17: Something to Fear... catching up, thanks Comixology sale... The death of Glenn was brutal and it was heartbreaking to watch Rick make the decision he did. I am of two minds about this book. It reads really well in trades, but I know the single issues do a good job of creating suspense. I don't always get the complaints made about the book, but I still dig it (the show as well)


The Glenn thing happened like 2 years ago, I don't think you needed the spoiler warning.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:29 am

Arion wrote:
The Glenn thing happened like 2 years ago, I don't think you needed the spoiler warning.

There is always the possibility someone has not read it.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:11 pm

thefourthman wrote:There is always the possibility someone has not read it.


Well, more than a possibility I'd say that it is a certaintty that none of us have read all the hundreds of comics that get released each month. But after 2 years, I won't accuse anyone of spoiling something to me...

Comic_Unknown

Fish-Smackin' Knight

Postby Comic_Unknown » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:34 pm

Just finish reading an indie TPB called Chem 19 by Kevin Truglio. A dystopian future where society as we know it has been altered by the drug Chem 19. highly recomend
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:47 pm

Comic_Unknown wrote:Just finish reading an indie TPB called Chem 19 by Kevin Truglio. A dystopian future where society as we know it has been altered by the drug Chem 19. highly recomend


Sounds good.

I just noticed you have a page especialized in indie comics. That's great! Say, would you be interested in reviewing an indie anthology if I send it to you in PDF?
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:04 pm

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Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender Omnibus - Where do you even begin to start with a run like this? From the moment this series begins, it's clear that the stakes are going to be high. Wolverine has decided to go behind Cyclops' back and continues to use X-Force as a hit squad to put down threats to the mutant race that are too dangerous to be left alive. Uncanny X-Force is a showcase of the ramifications of those actions and the burden that it places upon the shoulders of the men and women who chose to take these precautions for the sake of their friends and loved ones.

Reading this series all over again, even though it only ended a little over a year ago, was quite entertaining. I know that I have been critical of Remender's characterization of certain characters in Uncanny Avengers but his characterization in UXF is absolutely spot on. Even the highly criticized Otherworld arc was brilliant in retrospect, once you get past Tocchini's art.

Speaking of the art, outside of Tocchini's muddy mess, Uncanny X-Force is a gorgeous book to behold. Jerome Opeña, Esad Ribic, Phil Noto, Mike McKone, Mark Brooks, and Billy Tan all go the extra mile to bring Remender's words to life. They really capture the severity of what is happening in each panel, making an already compelling story something that is hard to set down even for a moment.

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