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MOTW 05/02/12 - One Superman is bad enough,

UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
edited May 2012 in Graphic Violence
Action Comics #9 Superman of Earth 23 fights off a Superman from another universe. Pretty great done in one tale, and with it being Morrison it'll be interesting to see where it plays into the rest of the run.
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Amazing Spider-Man #685 Doc Ock finally reveals his true intentions (really like the one last grasp/begging spider-man displays on the first page).
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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #10, Love the art in this issue. Marquez really brought his game to this issue, and this two page spread is pretty fantastic (also really shows off Mile's amazement at the Ultimates). Man Bendis really made Uncle Aaron just a giant creepo.
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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    Defenders was fucking awesome this week

    John Aman, Orson Randall, Pulp Madness

    it was basically Immortal Iron Fist 28 guest starring the Silver Surfer

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Defenders was fucking awesome this week

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    Here are three, out of order, pages from Defenders:
    Spoiler:

    this fuckin' issue

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Defenders was fucking awesome this week

    John Aman, Orson Randall, Pulp Madness

    it was basically Immortal Iron Fist 28 guest starring the Silver Surfer

    you know how you always see people type that "squeeeee" sound but you're not really sure what it sounds like. Now I know. It sounds like pure joy.

    and those pages just made the last hour of work unbearable

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    I must have that.

  • TurambarTurambar I'd flash you my business card, but my hands are too full of gunsRegistered User regular
    I pity the fool who isn't picking up Venom

    Guess who's baaaaack
    Spoiler:

    And yes, Defenders was great, and Slott and Ramos should do Spider-Man forever

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Brock just never gets to have a normal life does he?

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  • TurambarTurambar I'd flash you my business card, but my hands are too full of gunsRegistered User regular
    It's not like he's trying to settle down

    The first thing he did when losing the Anti-Venom suit was to start hunting down symbiotes, Punisher style

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  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    Daredevil #12, skip Omega Effect completely and pick this up, a good flashback issue. Samnee's art doesn't really have any pop compared to his T:MA or USM work, but it's a fun story:
    Spoiler:

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    I don't get why you would skip the Omega Effect

    the issues were still well written

    the art was still gorgeous

    just because it didn't have a solid resolution doesn't mean they are suddenly worthless

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Never said they were worthless, just entirely skippable and your ten bucks would be better spent on DD #12 and maybe trying out two other new series. If I knew what the outcome would have been beforehand by advance reviews or someone here, I would have not spent the six dollars for Punisher #10 and Daredevil #11 because there was no A to B to C with the story. It was A to B to A.


    edit: if I were able to get the books for a buck each, that would be worthwhile. At three bucks each, didn't feel I got my money's worth.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Well I mean you straight up said "do not buy these books, skip them"

    that is different than "hey I don't think I got my money's worth but they are still good"

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  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    Because of how things went down in DD #11, the whole event is skippable.

    To me worthless means don't even read them, it's trash, ie Avengers: The Crossing, Superman Grounded, Milligan's X-Men run. Skippable means you don't need to read them to continue the overall DD story, but you wouldn't not buy the eventual Waid DD omnibus because the issues are included.

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  • RedDeliciousRedDelicious Registered User regular
    Who else was incredibly surprised by that twist in Earth-2?

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Because of how things went down in DD #11, the whole event is skippable.

    To me worthless means don't even read them, it's trash, ie Avengers: The Crossing, Superman Grounded, Milligan's X-Men run. Skippable means you don't need to read them to continue the overall DD story, but you wouldn't not buy the eventual Waid DD omnibus because the issues are included.
    But you shouldn't read a story just because it is required or important

    Omega Effect had great dialogue and character work, wonderful jokes, and fantastic art

    all of those reasons make it totally worth reading even if it ended up spinning its' wheels, plotwise

  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    Who else was incredibly surprised by that twist in Earth-2?

    Not so much surprised by it as... well, I appreciate it in a weird way.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    I think Earth-2 pre the..."twist" was really, really bad

    it had Robinson's overwrought dialogue everywhere and character saying their emotions out loud all the time

    but afterwards it wasn't bad and actually seems kinda promising

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Because of how things went down in DD #11, the whole event is skippable.

    To me worthless means don't even read them, it's trash, ie Avengers: The Crossing, Superman Grounded, Milligan's X-Men run. Skippable means you don't need to read them to continue the overall DD story, but you wouldn't not buy the eventual Waid DD omnibus because the issues are included.
    But you shouldn't read a story just because it is required or important

    Omega Effect had great dialogue and character work, wonderful jokes, and fantastic art

    all of those reasons make it totally worth reading even if it ended up spinning its' wheels, plotwise

    I read the crossover because I had faith in Waid to deliver something like he did for the other 11 issues prior to that issue. I really like the DD series, and because I liked the series I picked up two of the three Omega Effect issues because it's Waid, someone I like, and Rucka, someone who is hit and miss but was getting good praise for Punisher. It's rare to trust a writer these days but I trusted Waid and he let me down. Even DD #12 doesn't really acknowledge the event, it's more the Black Cat story and issues prior. Art really doesn't matter to me anymore in terms of a selling point, if it's good its an added benefit. I respect it when it works, but it doesn't sway me to make a purchase anymore, even Bagley drawing the book, unless the artist is outright stealing from other artists like Land or is just really bad like Larry Stroman. As long as the art isn't an obstacle to me understanding the issue and the publishers don't lie about who's drawing the issue (and their hidden fill-ins) it's moot.

    Six bucks for two issues that go nowhere is just too much money to spend these days on comics for me. I would have rather had the six bucks. Even bad books will give some kind of resolution. This was just....filler. And that's about it for me on the Omega Effect stuff, otherwise we'll end up right back at the beginning again (!).

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  • RedDeliciousRedDelicious Registered User regular
    Tairu wrote: »
    Who else was incredibly surprised by that twist in Earth-2?

    Not so much surprised by it as... well, I appreciate it in a weird way.
    I'm just happy that it won't be a slightly different version of Justice League now.

  • Diablo FettDiablo Fett Registered User regular
    so basically what i gather from tex's argument is that he wasn't a fan of mass effect 3 :V

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Nooooo! So many marvel books I have ignored for so long and now they are all luring me to my doom with these great scans and more noooooo!

    I just spent $30 getting AvX#3, a bunch of Iron Fist books, and X-Force. Which is a lovely motw for moi.

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    so basically what i gather from tex's argument is that he wasn't a fan of mass effect 3 :V

    Man, that ending was just....I mean....
    Spoiler:

    Avengers Academy #29, the two groups try to break the ice with some friendly competition (remember Loa? She's here!), and Sebastian Shaw has a catchy new way to dubstep his powers, Mark Waid would love it:
    Spoiler:

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    so basically what i gather from tex's argument is that he wasn't a fan of mass effect 3 :V

    Wow, I hope that after weeks of avoiding all the blogs and stuff talking about ME3's ending, it didn't just get spoiled for me :D. I have to get 100% galactic readiness before I can save the galaxy!

  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    OMG....Action Comics 9 is so awesome. Even the backup story is great.

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  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Action Comics was amazing.
    It just... it felt like Morrison was repenting, though. Like he directly contradicted the things he said in Supergods about Shuster and Siegel. And it doubled as a snide jab at DC, too.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    Also RE: Action Comics:
    Spoiler:

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Why isn't this month's Swamp Thing up in this mutha? I am grievously disappointed in all of you.

    It's like you're different people or something, the art alone is worth the mention, and those panels . . .
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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    It's also because 3 pages is the limit we are allowed to post from any given book

  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
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    If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten in your presence.
  • Man of the WavesMan of the Waves Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Never said they were worthless, just entirely skippable and your ten bucks would be better spent on DD #12 and maybe trying out two other new series. If I knew what the outcome would have been beforehand by advance reviews or someone here, I would have not spent the six dollars for Punisher #10 and Daredevil #11 because there was no A to B to C with the story. It was A to B to A.


    edit: if I were able to get the books for a buck each, that would be worthwhile. At three bucks each, didn't feel I got my money's worth.

    The three separate books involved in this little crossover even are all enjoyable and worth picking up on their own. The artwork and dialogue are both rewarding, though.

    The Omega Effect is skippable in that nothing huge happens. Story-wise, we knew what was happening in DD and the same plot is still intact afterwards. The Punisher is most affected, but even then it probably won't come to any fruition for a few issues.

    Spidey will be Avenging with someone completely different next.

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo SpringfieldRegistered User regular
    Thats toxin that eddie is wearing. Hah.

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  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    Those Venom pages
    Spoiler:

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  • TurambarTurambar I'd flash you my business card, but my hands are too full of gunsRegistered User regular
    Spoiler:

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  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Atomic Robo FCBD 2012, such a great issue. Doctor Dinosaur created a Futuresaurus Rex, and never trust him for a team-up:
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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    There was an Atomic Robo FCBD issue? :( I didn't see that.

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    They usually put the FCBD issues up on the Atomic Robo website, and Comixology. So, you'll still get a chance to read it.

    My store was either out, or didn't order any of them. But, I got there pretty late, so I'd lean towards the former.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    There's ALWAYS an Atomic Robo FCBD issue. It's usually the only time they use Dr. Dinosaur.

    The pistols for his tiny T-Rex hands is the best, but it's also worth pointing out that Dr. Dinosaur has a bunch of sporty little outfits he wears through the issue. It is, as always, fantastic.

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  • GonmunGonmun Canada eh!Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    My motw was talking to Nick Bradshaw at my local comic shop since he's from the area. He's working getting a con here next here as well which is awesome to hear. :)

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I was suprised I was able to get the Atomic Robo comic. But then I did pick up a lot of werid FCBD comics like the dangerous animal one, X-O manowar, I had forgotten what Witchblade was like. Looking at the list that was posted of what was avilable I did not see a lot of those and what I was was very different

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