I haven't been to the comic store yet. Did Athiest ship?
the fine print is at the bottom of the post*
This week, we are reading / reviewing:
Athiest #2 (Image) by Phil Hester and John McCrea, chosen by Mad Monkey
Next week we will be reading: JLA: Classified #10 (DC) by Warren Ellis and Butch Guise, chosen by DrSettleton.
Our Reviewers are:
Thudpucker - 7
TIP - MIA
TonyFleecs - 6
Kirby's Corpse -
neophyte - MIA
rodnunley - 7
dEnny - 6.5
J. R. Scherer - 8.5
Criden - ?
Nathan Patton - MIA
Frozen Sooner - 8
alan - MIA
Freeway2k - MIA
The beggar - MIA
Raydawggie - 5
Opus Croakus - MIA
JABSEN - 8
itsdlevy - 8
Mad Monkey - 8
DrSettleton - 4
The Saint - 8
Slingy - 8
IamLegend - 5
Boris the Blade - MIA
Shepherd - MIA
joey pizza -
Our Previous 16 weeks of reviews (scores lost during the Image Board crash)
Week 1 - 11/17/04 – Captain America #1
Week 2 - 11/24/04 – Flash #216
Week 3 - 12/01/04 – Darkness Vol. 2 #17 (av grade 3.7)
Week 4 - 12/08/04 – Demo #12
Week 5 - 12/15/04 - Plastic Man #13
Week 6 - 12/22/04 – Goon #10
Week 7 - 12/29/04 - Legion of Super Heroes #1
Week 8 - 01/05/05 – Flaming Carrot #1
Week 9 - 01/12/05 – Majestic #1
Week 10 - 01/19/05 – Human Target #18
Week 11 - 01/26/05 – Conan #12 (av grade 8.3)
Week 12 - 02/02/05 – Black Panther #1
Week 13 - 02/09/05 – Young Avengers #1
Week 14 - 02/16/05 – Ex Machina #8 (av grade 8.4)
Week 15 - 02/23/05 – X-Men #167
Week 16 - 03/02/05 – Ultimate Iron Man #1
Week 17 pick - Shining Knight #1 (Morrison & Bianchi) av grade - 7.8
Week 18 pick - Invincible #21 (Kirkman and Ottley) av grade - 6.3
Week 19 pick - Expatriate #1 (Moore and Latour) av grade - 5.4
Week 20 pick - Temporary #2 (Hurd & Smith) av grade - 7.4
Week 21 pick - GLA #1 (Slott and Pelletier) av grade - 6.8
Week 22 pick - Nightwing #107 (Grayson and Hester) av grade - 5.8
Week 23 pick - Iron Ghost #1 (Dixon and Cariello) av grade - 4.9
Week 24 pick - City Of Tomorrow (Howard Chaykin) av grade - 6.2
Week 25 pick - Villains United #1 (Simone and Eaglesham) av grade - 5.7
Week 26 pick - Desolation Jones #1 (Ellis and Williams III) av grade - 8.9
Week 27 pick - Guardian #2 (Morrison and Stewart) av grade - 6.1
Week 28 pick - Adv. Of Superman #640 (Rucka and Kerschl) av grade - 6.1
Week 29 pick - Son Of Vulcan #1 (Beatty and Grant) av grade - 3.7
Week 30 pick - JLA #115 (Johns, Heinberg, Batista) av grade - 6.9
Week 31 pick - Wildsiderz #0 (Campbell and Hartnell) av grade - 2.9
Week 32 pick - Astro City: The Dark Age #1 av grade - 7.3
Week 33 pick - Albion #1 (Moore and Oakley) av grade - 5.0
Week 34 pick - Gotham Central #33 (Rucka, Brubaker, Kano) av grade - 8.5
Week 35 pick - Mutopia X (Hine and Medina) av grade - 5.2
Our higest average grade so far was for Desolation Jones #1 with 8.9
Our lowest average grade so for is Wildsiderz #0 with 2.9
Isotope Comics (SF Bay area)
Orbit Comics (Hillsboro, OR)
(If any other retailers would like to sponsor our reviewers in your area, I'd be happy to promote your store in the thread too )
*This review group is the 'mainstream' one now - that means we only review books from the 4 main comic Publishers: Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse (and any imprints like Vertigo, Wildstorm, and Icon).
A list for what books are shipping can be found here:
What we do is take turns picking and talking about a new book every week. We work our way down the list, so that everyone gets a turn chosing a title and then we all buy and read that choice. After we read it, we review it and grade it (the grading is optional, you can just talk about the book if you'd rather)
Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you participate in some way every week. If you need to drop out for awhile, cool. You are always welcome back. If you would like to join, just PM Thudpucker or Denny and we'll get you on the list.
I will never pester people about participation, I don't like doing that. Instead I will simply put a * next to your name when you skip a week. And I take those back off again after a few weeks. If you had a reason to skip, PM me and I'll take them off.
It's just a simple reminder to please participate.
* means you skipped a week, ** means you skipped 2 weeks. at the third one, I drop your name from the list until you ask to join back up again. And anyone dropped from the list really is welcome to return when they want, please come back if you want to participate again.
Last edited by dEnny!; 08-17-2005 at 04:16 AM.
I haven't been to the comic store yet. Did Athiest ship?
Just waitng for my shop to get everything in. If Athiest didn't ship, what will we be reviewing??? *cough HoM 4 is out cough*
Preemptive strike! I won't be chiming in on this thread because I want y'all to feel free to express yourselves. Hope you enjoy it!
It did come out this week, along with everything else. It's a huge week, I hope people see this on the shelves. It's sitting on top of my pile right now, can't wait to read it.
Who are you again?Originally Posted by Phil Hester
It shipped. Here's my review.
Phil Hester is an amazing artist.
Okay, that being said, I didn't feel this book at all. It's not accessible, it's more than a little ponderous, and the art, while decent, didn't really grab me. I can't give this a truly bad review, because it was a competent comic, and it might just not be my taste. I don't want to drag the average down too much, so I'll give this a 5/10. I'm just not the audience this book is going for.
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If you must know, it would have been JSA Classified #1...Originally Posted by IamLegend
This series officially reminds me of Deep Sleeper (which I really enjoyed!) Nothing like opening to that 1st page & seeing a shower splash page. Good second issue, you find out how the kids are getting possessed. You got Toxic Avenger looking Bert & his super regeneration cancer that now has giving him a way to see these possessions. I think this series is only going to get better with the coming issues.
Went to 2 of the local joints. No dice so far. I'll keep looking.
Originally Posted by Jade