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#41 arrazello

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:30 PM

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X-Men: Noir is probably my favourite comic running at the moment.


Yeah, the Noir titles are going to be right up my street.
I like the whole 1930's feel in most things.
Sandman Mystery Theatre remains one of the most enjoyable comic titles I have ever read.

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You're reading the Marvel Civil War books and loving them?
Wow! You've really become quite the superhero comic fan in just this little short time.


Is it wrong?

I guess I've been doing quite a bit of um... research since I last popped by this forum (though I often look in to see what you're all chatting about and stay silent - yeah, I think that's called lurking).
I think Civil War is great and yes, I have rather surprised myself by getting so deeply into the superhero thing. I started with Vertigo but I rarely hunt down a Vertigo title these days. It's all Marvel right now. And I think I got a lot of catching up to do. I'm mostly back-logging at the moment. Haven't a clue about this Dark Reign thing yet. I guess the Dark Avengers is going to be confusing, but you got to jump in somewhere. I'll fill in the gaps - if and when.


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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:42 PM

Forgot. Also this month
Incognito #1
Don't know how I forgot that - it was superb.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:16 AM

Might Avengers #21 - (to paraphrase WWE superstar the Rock) Finally! The Avengers...have come back....to the Marvel...Universe!!!
This is a a good book. Slott manages to bring everything together in yummy stew filling the reader in on current goings on and also kick off something new. Hank Pym is a hero again as the Wasp and shows how smart he can be. In one issue Slott brings Pym to a level he deserves. Jarvis is back as the "constant" that holds the team together. Along with Hulk, Jacosta (modeled after Janet's brain), Scarlet Witch, USAgent, Hercules (with Amadeus Cho), Stature, and Vision they must come together to battle a magical menace. A good team to be sure but I don't see them all staying. I do hope Herc stays.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:56 AM

HOLY LIVING HELL! Did anyone else read the new X-Factor?!?!?!?

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:04 AM

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HOLY LIVING HELL! Did anyone else read the new X-Factor?!?!?!?

I knew I forgot something. Yes I did and was blown away!
It was completely shocked and unexpected. DAMN.

I will respect David's wishes and not put spoilers or even hints of spoilers anywhere. It lived up to the hype.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:11 AM

QUOTE (Shawn @ Jan 21 2009, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Balthazar @ Jan 21 2009, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HOLY LIVING HELL! Did anyone else read the new X-Factor?!?!?!?

I knew I forgot something. Yes I did and was blown away!
It was completely shocked and unexpected. DAMN.

I will respect David's wishes and not put spoilers or even hints of spoilers anywhere. It lived up to the hype.


I'm seriously lost for words. Goodness gracious. WOW!

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:37 AM

I agree with Shawn's review of the Mighty Avengers #21. Slott made Hank Pym really cool. I'm not sure about that ending though, as I like that character. Interesting to see where it's going though.

About X-Factor #39. Madrox just seemed so emotionless and deadened to everything. I thought the events were just Madrox' nightmare for a bit.

Thunderbolts #128-Obama makes a second appearance in a comic book this month. Is he going to be a regular character in the Marvel Universe now? Are they going to have an Obama comic book soon?
Really good story showing the pure manipulation of Osbourne's twisted mind.
Really interesting picks for the new Thunderbolts team, or so I think.

Astonishing X-Men #28-Well, we're back to decompression mode with Warren Ellis. The art was also very confusing in places. Ellis also seemed to be having fun playing around with foreshadowing, didn't he? Could you guess who they were talking about at the end of the issue? Yeah.
I do really like this series, but I got some bad feelings reading this remembering Ultimate Nightmare. It started off as very moody and intriguing....but, let's just hope this book isn't going in the same direction as that little mess.

Mysterius the Unfathomable #1 by Jeff Parker-Oh, this is fun! Sure, it's about a bastard magician, but who on this forum ever gets enough of bastard magicians? I'd describe Mysterius as a mix of John Constantine and Baron Winters actually. If you're getting tired of the mood of Hellblazer, you might enjoy this book, as it has more of a light-hearted tone. I also was reminded of Mike Carey's Felix Castor books. I'll be around for issue #2, and this is my favourite book of the week.

Superman Beyond #2-Oh, how I do love this. The one good thing to come out of Final Crisis, and the best work by Morrison outside of All-Star Superman.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:25 AM

Superman Beyond is only up to issue 2? blink.gif

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Christian @ Jan 22 2009, 09:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mysterius the Unfathomable #1 by Jeff Parker-Oh, this is fun! Sure, it's about a bastard magician, but who on this forum ever gets enough of bastard magicians? I'd describe Mysterius as a mix of John Constantine and Baron Winters actually. If you're getting tired of the mood of Hellblazer, you might enjoy this book, as it has more of a light-hearted tone. I also was reminded of Mike Carey's Felix Castor books. I'll be around for issue #2, and this is my favourite book of the week.


Might check that one out then since I am tired of Hellblazer.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:56 PM

The Night Witches #3 was a bit too quiet an ending. Its alright, but it feels like its an ending to a much longer story.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:02 AM

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Thunderbolts #128-Obama makes a second appearance in a comic book this month. Is he going to be a regular character in the Marvel Universe now? Are they going to have an Obama comic book soon?
Really good story showing the pure manipulation of Osbourne's twisted mind.
Really interesting picks for the new Thunderbolts team, or so I think.

Well having had Osborn's New Avengers revealed (Bullseye is Hawkeye, Venom is Spiderman, Wolverine's son is well Wolverine, Moonstone is Ms Marvel and Osborn himself is the new Iron Man/Captain America), who else do you thinks going to be on the Thunderbolts?

I'm guessing Deadpool will be one.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:07 AM

Hey Rohne

are you going to Orbital opening sale on Saturday?
Got family visits going on but could perhaps meet up with Starmans at an earlier juncture?
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:13 AM

Superman Beyond is only up to issue 2?

Is that a joke?
If not, it's only a two-parter.
It was running a few weeks late because it was supposed to ship before Final Crisis #6, but otherwise, there was meant to be a hiatus between issues while Morrison churned out some other Final Crisis junk.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:18 AM

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Thunderbolts #128-Obama makes a second appearance in a comic book this month. Is he going to be a regular character in the Marvel Universe now? Are they going to have an Obama comic book soon?
Really good story showing the pure manipulation of Osbourne's twisted mind.
Really interesting picks for the new Thunderbolts team, or so I think.

Well having had Osborn's New Avengers revealed (Bullseye is Hawkeye, Venom is Spiderman, Wolverine's son is well Wolverine, Moonstone is Ms Marvel and Osborn himself is the new Iron Man/Captain America), who else do you thinks going to be on the Thunderbolts?

I'm guessing Deadpool will be one.


Deadpool would seem to fit the mould (or at least with two of the three characters revealed this issue), but it's been more B-list characters who don't have their own books who seem to be filling up the roster, so Deadpool might be too big a name.
I'm not really making Deadpool out as a character based on the cover.
It shows the complete team roster on the cover of this issue, but they're either in shadows or completely new character designs, so it's hard to make out anyone, distinctively.

Ah. Your spoiler explains a lot to me. I was wondering where all the old cast went since I thought the names you mention were all going to be staying after the first two-parter.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:07 AM

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:33 AM

QUOTE (Christian @ Jan 23 2009, 01:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Superman Beyond is only up to issue 2?

Is that a joke?
If not, it's only a two-parter.
It was running a few weeks late because it was supposed to ship before Final Crisis #6, but otherwise, there was meant to be a hiatus between issues while Morrison churned out some other Final Crisis junk.


Given that Final Crisis #6 was also delayed, though, and that Superman Beyond was originally supposed to be a one-shot shipping between FC#2 & 3 (I think...possibly #4 & 5), that's more than a little damning.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:05 AM

Well, I'll give you that. I didn't know all the facets.
I think what is truly damning is that Morrison is so behind schedule and he's managing to churn out the worst work of his career. If it's going to run late, it should at least be worth the wait (All-Star Superman). I can't see how a writer the caliber of Morrison can't churn stuff like this out over a long night with some mescaline.
I guess there were artist problems on Final Crisis (seeing as how there's more than one artist working on the book now), but that doesn't really explain all the delayed Morrison projects will unrelated artists.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:16 PM

He shook hands with Warren Ellis at a convention the other year, and was infested by Ellis' legendary tardy-writing nannites.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:48 PM

Speaking of Morrison......

from Hannibul Tabu's column on comicbookresources.com:
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Despite Hercules' assertation, "It's time to man up!" "Mighty Avengers" #21 did not get the job done with a confusing story about magic and vengeance and teleporting and sudden reappearances and ... it was almost as if this issue was written by Grant Morrison.


And to think a statement like that is now considered a negative criticism.




Anyway, Tabu could not be more wrong about that issue.


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE (A. Heathen @ Jan 23 2009, 12:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Rohne

are you going to Orbital opening sale on Saturday?
Got family visits going on but could perhaps meet up with Starmans at an earlier juncture?

Shit I'm working, I'm off Sunday, Monday though?
Sorry about the palava.
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