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MOTW 10-5-11: Nature Is Fascinating

TexiKenTexiKen Dammit!That fish really got me!Registered User regular
edited October 2011 in Graphic Violence
Thunderbolts #164, it tries to fight back against Daredevil to reclaim its spot as best Marvel book, and largely succeeds. The retro uniforms are totally tubular, especially Boomerang's, and Man-Thing needs some Miracle Gro:

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Speaking of things hanging out in swamps, Swamp Thing #2 has a really trippy and creepy exposition page:

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    oh hey both those are really fucked up

    and in the case of thunderbolts, i'd say unnecessary

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    That's simply how sauerkraut is made, Anti.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    oh hey both those are really fucked up

    and in the case of thunderbolts, i'd say unnecessary

    I like that Fixer's a bit put off by it, instantly.

    But really, I have no problem with dead Nazis being recycled for a good cause.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    oh wait, those were nazis? for a bit i thought those were SHIELD goons

    all good in the hood, then

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    reading thunderbolts: cage makes me want to read more just to find out what happens to man-thing

    I haven't read about him before and he seems so sad : (

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    man-thing IS sad

    also awesome

    you really should track down the two Essential Man-Thing volumes

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    Man-Thing is the epitome of Forever Alone.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Somebody post that panel of Man-Thing blushing as Jean Grey gives him a smooch.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Dawwwww

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    Where is that from?

    Tell me now...

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    ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    That Swamp Thing scan, that's Tony Harris, right? It looks like the most fucked up Ex Machina ever...

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    "Nothing is gonna save us forever but a lot of things can save us today." - Night in the Woods
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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    Gank wrote:
    Where is that from?

    Tell me now...

    Colleen Coover did a few back-ups for the X-Men: First Class series.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Thirith wrote:
    That Swamp Thing scan, that's Tony Harris, right? It looks like the most fucked up Ex Machina ever...
    Nope, Yannick Paquette.

    I think that's how you spell it.

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    HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    OMACTIVATE.

    I never thought Dan Dildio would be able to write a great comic. I was WRONG.

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Seriously, that is probably the biggest surprise for me from this whole relaunch.

    Unless, of course, Giffen's Kirby impression is not limited to art, but also includes writing duties for which he won't get credit until decades later (hey-oh).

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Uh

    Giffen is credited as co-writer, dude

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    The Boys #59 was heartbreaking.

    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote:
    Uh

    Giffen is credited as co-writer, dude

    Sorry, I can't see what you wrote with all this egg on my face.

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    LuxLux Registered User regular
    Hensler wrote:
    OMACTIVATE.

    I never thought Dan Dildio would be able to write a great comic. I was WRONG.

    It's such a weird development. DC Editorial gave us this impression that they were dead set on making things grim & gritty, then DiDio goes and writes this straight up fun-first action book. It's totally counter to expectations.

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    Magna InfernoMagna Inferno Registered User regular
    Action Comics 2!
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    TairuTairu Registered User regular
    That page confused me a bit.
    Is there supposed to be a gap in time between him escaping and him being in the city, or did he just jump out of the building and end up in the city immediately?

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    Burden of ProofBurden of Proof You three boys picked a beautiful hill to die on. Registered User regular
    Yeah, that confused me too. For a second I thought the entire interrogation was happening on a blimp. :)

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Gank wrote:
    Where is that from?

    Tell me now...

    Colleen Coover did a few back-ups for the X-Men: First Class series.

    More specific, X-Men First Class: Finals.

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote:
    The Boys #59 was heartbreaking.

    Oh nooooo

    I get the trades so I'll have to wait to see what this is referring to

    I hope Wee Hughie is okay D:

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Green wrote:
    wirehead26 wrote:
    The Boys #59 was heartbreaking.

    Oh nooooo

    I get the trades so I'll have to wait to see what this is referring to

    I hope Wee Hughie is okay D:

    I won't spoil anything but thankfully the next trade coming out next month has up to issue 59.

    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Last of the Greats #1; Once upon a time, seven superhumans known as the Greats, came to Earth, hoping to solve all of humanity's problems. In return, humanity murdered all but one of them, who hid himself away in Antarctica.
    Now, an expedition has been mounted to find the last of the Greats, so that he may defend them against a greater threat. For the first time in quite some while, he steps outside his fortress of solitude, to see what all the fuss is about.

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    The Strange Talent of Luther Strode; Luther Strode is an average, American nerd. Bad with girls, worse with bullies, he sends away for a pamphlet detailing The Hercules Method, a workout regimen that promises to make him a new man, by aligning his body, mind, and soul. While the veracity of that statement could be debated, it does indeed give him certain -- talents.

    Caution, NSFW
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    OMAC #2; Stranded in Texas, far from his home in Metropolis, assistant bio-tech manager Kevin Khois directed by the sentient satellite known as Brother Eye to enter a local diner, ostensibly for a simple meal. In reality, he is there to confront Rocker Bonn, former agent of Checkmate/Cadmus guinea pig, and current Amazing Man/dishwasher for Susie's Diner.
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    Werewolf2000adWerewolf2000ad Suckers, I know exactly what went wrong. Registered User regular
    More fascinating nature, from Animal Man #2:
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    EVERYBODY WANTS TO SIT IN THE BIG CHAIR, MEG!
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    Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    My female chihuhua is named
    Pickles
    , and my ex used to call her
    Mrs.Pickles
    . If my ex is selling stories of my life to comic books writers...

    That would be more than alright with me! :D

    In other news: I had a dream where I my LCS didn't have Detective Comics #2. But then I woke up and I saw Detective Comics #2 on my bed side table.

    *phew* of the week.

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    LuxLux Registered User regular
    More fascinating nature, from Animal Man #2:
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    The Animal Man art is so interesting to me. There are specific things that look like bad webcomic art (Buddy's son with the shovel) and some things that look great on the same page (Buddy in the very next panel).

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    Werewolf2000adWerewolf2000ad Suckers, I know exactly what went wrong. Registered User regular
    Lux wrote:
    More fascinating nature, from Animal Man #2:
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    The Animal Man art is so interesting to me. There are specific things that look like bad webcomic art (Buddy's son with the shovel) and some things that look great on the same page (Buddy in the very next panel).

    I love Maxine and Mrs Pickles' pouty faces. The art can be a bit variable, particularly in the domestic scenes, but the stuff Foreman's doing with page layouts and creature designs is great.
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    EVERYBODY WANTS TO SIT IN THE BIG CHAIR, MEG!
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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    I really wish the inking and coloring was stronger

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Yeah the pencilling is fine, but the inking is a little scratchy and the colours a little pale.

    Doesn't look bad overall though

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Honestly, the art in Animal Man is putting me off from buying it.

    If it looked more like Foreman's better work, I'd be onboard.

    It's a bummer, because his work on Ares was amazing. But all his interior work since then, just seems to look increasingly messy.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    You cats are crazy.

    I had never seen Foreman's artwork before, and it sold me on the concept of the entire book just with a couple preview pages. I'm loving it.

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    LuxLux Registered User regular
    I didn't like the art at first in previews. For some reason I think it helps with the horror aspect. Moody darkness and shadows are common in any book, so something so bright, pale yet scratchy with weird angles makes the book feel unsettling and off to me. It makes me feel like something's not right here.

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