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    Post Weekly Reviews - 03 October 2012 (With Previews)

    Hi.


    This week's reviews thread.
    The previews section is taken from Diamond's page, here:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Man_Moon View Post
    I actually just quit comics yesterday (essentially).

    I sent the email to my LCS, and I'm out. It wasn't anything more (on the surface) than I need the disposable income to live and save with.
    But dig a little deeper, and the rising prices, plus the overly expensive initial cost of digital, mean that I can't commit. Especially now being back in blighty.

    Perhaps I'll chip back in when my situation improves (if ever) but right now I don't have the time, space or money to handle it.
    I'll still pick up the occasional one, and read friends' copies, but I'm out of the monthly game.

    Hopefully this will fuel more creativity in my life, instead of endlessly consuming, but I doubt it.
    I'll have to ween myself off of books, TV and Film, first.
    So, as you can see, mild disaster.
    Don't worry, I'll still be creating these threads, and I'll still be reviewing on the main site (and in here, where possible) from scraps.

    This said, it's kind of a sad day that money has taken me from comics.
    I know it's a luxury good anyway, but it's something we handle with passion.

    In the meantime, I'll enjoy finishing The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton.
    I don't think it's the best hard science fiction that I've read (Alastair Reynolds!), but it's very swift in movement, and definitely enjoyable. Infinitely more accessible than something like Iain M. Bank's Algebraist, too.

    Anyway ....

    ONWARD!



    This is a thread to post some quick one paragraph
    reviews of the week's releases.


    We have the reviews section to come back some time in the
    future, this is more informal and just to get a paragraph of your
    thoughts on the week's releases, and to discuss each other's opinions
    thereafter, if one feels the need.


    Here's the format:
    Title (publisher) # - Rating Out Of 5

    One paragraph review goes here.

    Title (publisher) # - Rating Out Of 5
    One paragraph review goes here.
    Post as much or as little as you like, I'll
    create a new thread each week.





    PREVIEWS:
    New Releases For 10/03/2012


    Every week, PREVIEWSworld announces which comics, books, and merchandise are on tap to arrive at your local comic shop. The products on this list are expected to ship to comic shops on the indicated date. This list, however, is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on sale in all areas the same week.

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    Those IDW sale edition prices look mighty compelling...I wonder how much of that discount will get passed onto consumers?

    Also, sorry to read that you're out of the game for the minute, MMM. I'll drop you a PM when I'm back from my wanderings, we should do another night of beers & comics around London sometime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fysh View Post
    Those IDW sale edition prices look mighty compelling...I wonder how much of that discount will get passed onto consumers?

    Also, sorry to read that you're out of the game for the minute, MMM. I'll drop you a PM when I'm back from my wanderings, we should do another night of beers & comics around London sometime soon.
    I'm still up for having (chairing?!) a weekly (thursday, i feel being best, to give time to ones self with the weeks haul) natter about what's going on.

    Or just to imbibe heavily/lightly.

    Like I say (maybe not above); I'm not losing any passion for it, but I can't in the best conscious for my own life continue.
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    Hmmm... just Daredevil by Bendis for me (DD: End of Days #1).

    Ten years since giving Frank Miller a thorough handjob, does Bendis still have what it takes to write completely pretentious Daredevil comics?

    Maybe!!

    Find out for just $3.99!
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    Non-Humans # 1

    This is what I really like. A comic that gives us a new world of interesting possibility. Talking toys has been done before, but not like this. Forget the recycled Marvel crap and buy something that's trying to be original. Image is the House of Ideas. 4 out of 5 Stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechanicalClavicles View Post
    Hmmm... just Daredevil by Bendis for me (DD: End of Days #1).

    Ten years since giving Frank Miller a thorough handjob, does Bendis still have what it takes to write completely pretentious Daredevil comics?

    Maybe!!

    Find out for just $3.99!

    Daredevil: End of Days #1 - 3/5 stars
    Marvel/ $3.99

    Well, I was right about the handjob part, but this time it's more like Bendis giving himself the rub, as it were. To wit, DD End of Days #1 spends just as much time rehashing Daredevil's entire (non-Bendis) history as it does hitting all the notes from Bendis's run (everything from the outing of Matt's identity to the Murdoch Papers). If you're able to make it through the exposition without incurring a massive brain hemorrhage, there are some nice painted panels by Bill Sienkiewicz interspersed amid Klaus Jansen and David Mack's muddy collaborative illustrations. The ending shows some promise, but overall I was left with a feeling of wanting to re-read the old Bendis/ Maleev stories and skip out on this new expensive nonsense that's been years in the making.


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    Dial H #5 (DC COMICS) - 3.5/5

    Cock-a-hoop saves the day! The balance between lunacy and bizarre drama is a marvel in this comic. It's a slight dip after the last issue one-off, I think, but the arc comes to a close in a just-about-understandable way, hinting at more to come and showing just how powerful the dial could be.

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    Earth 2 #5 (DC COMICS) - 2.0/5

    I still don't really know why I'm getting this but it is slowly improving. I think I just dislike the rot in this - there is no reason for this to be Solomon Grundy, either, who is a wasted antagonist and lacking any interest. And yet...there is some possibility here, some promise from Flash in particular. The world council, as a direct result of Apokolips invasion, has promise - or may be painting Earth 2 into a bad corner, making it too dissimilar to the world we know. A few more issues, against better judgement!

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    Non Humans #1 (IMAGE) - 4.5/5

    Image continues to impress! A futuristic police story in a world where toys come to life due to a disease enhanced by imagination. Consequently, kids have imagination damped by drugs and there's no internet or TV - that's a neat trick to make something futuristic and yet still a more noir-style thriller. Excellent first issue and Whilce Portacio's art a perfect fit.

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    Action Comics #13 (DC COMICS) - 4.5/5

    A Hallowe'en tale of sorts, with more history of Krypton, the Phantom Zone and Krypto (I'm a sucker for Krypto! Even if he has changed breed). Travel Foreman's art is a vast improvement for me, though I fear the ongoing 5th dimension stuff as I've never like Mr Mxytwat. Heartbreaking backup, for any dog lover or softie, by Sholly Fisch.

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