I guess no one has read this.
* fine print at the bottom of post
This week we are reading: Neil Young's Greendale HC by Joshua Dysart, Cliff Chiang & Dave Stewart (Vertigo, 06/09)
Our reviewers this week are:
Next week we are reading:
- *new* Madam Samurai #1 by Gary Young & David Hitchcock (Scar Comics, 06/16)
- Meta 4 #1 by Ted McKeever & Dana Moreshead (Image Comics, 06/09)
This week's companion threads:
- BB Alternative Review Group #135: Tumor HC by Joshua Hale Fialkov, Noel Tuazon, Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt (Archaia Entertaiment, LLC, 06/09)
- BB Review Group week 290: Young Allies #1 by Sean McKeever, David Baldeón, N. Bowling, Chris Sotomayor & Joe Sabino (Marvel, 06/09)
Upcoming: *new* Artichoke Tales by Megan Kelso (Fantagraphics Books, 06/16), Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics Books, 06/16), *new* How I Made It to Eighteen by Tracy White (Roaring Book Press, 06/09), *new* Power Out by Nathan Schreiber (Canal Press, 06/09), Mondo Urbano Vol. 1 by Mateus Santolouco, Eduardo Medeiros & Rafael Albuquerque (Oni Press, 06/09), BB Wolf and the 3 LPs HC by J.D. Arnold & Rich Koslowski (Top Shelf Productions), A Distant Neighborhood Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 10/07 & 11/25), Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms HC by Kono Fumiyo (Last Gasp, 01/06), The Original Johnson Vol. 1 by Trevor Von Eeden (IDW/Comicmix, 12/23),...
Our previous reviews: *new reviews added*
What we do: This is a fanbased review group, open to everybody. It was launched as a companion thread to the BB Review Group. The idea is to review creator-owned books that provide an alternative to the superhero books of the Big Two. This can be anything, from single issues, self-published mini comics, and online comics to graphic novels and anthologies. Because graphic novels are more expensive and may also require more time to read than a 24 page comic (and sometimes for you to be in the right mood), there will be sufficient time to get the books and to read them before the review thread is up. The "upcoming" section lists a few graphic novels, collections, or anthologies we are going to review in the coming weeks and months, with room for many more. Feel free to suggest books, and also to keep adding your reviews and comments to older threads as you read the books.
As people post the reviews, I will add your name and score to a list in the main post and at the end of the week average the scores for an overall grade on the book. We grade on a scale of 0-10, the meanings of which roughly translate to:
10 - Everything I want in a comic, an instant classic
9 - Excellent, a nearly perfect read
8 - Highly recommended but it has minor flaws
7 - Very good, it does have some problems
6 - Above average but has deep flaws
5 - An average comic
4 - Below average, the flaws outweigh the good
3 - A disappointing comic
2 - Forgettable, a waste of time
1 - Stay away!! One of the worst comics I've read
Anyone who participates is asked to please keep this scale in mind when giving a grade so that everyone is operating on the same system.
Locked review threads: If you would like to review a book from one of the previous weeks, but the thread has been locked by the moderators in the meantime, pm me and I'll get a new review thread up.
THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO PARTICIPATE EVERY TIME A NEW THREAD IS UP. Please join in as little or as much as you like week to week. If you are uncomfortable giving a grade then just join in the discussions and ask questions.
Last edited by Andreas; 06-13-2010 at 06:27 PM.
I guess no one has read this.
Originally Posted by I Heart John Galt
Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!