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    Post Weekly Reviews - 31 October 2012 (With Previews)

    Hi.


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



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    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 10/31/2012


    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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    I plan on getting my stack of October books sometime on Hallow's Eve.

    Put me down for all those, plus this week's Bedlam #1 and Wolverine & The X-Men #19, in which Jason Aaron's Ghost Rider rides once again. Sasquatch and Blade also guest-star. Sounds like a dandy.
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    Hmm, a new volume of Sweet Tooth is always welcome as far as I'm concerned, but I'm seriously backlogged on the huge stack of comics I picked up in Belgium a few weeks ago. I'll have a flick through the CBLDF Liberty Comics fundraiser - normally I'd just pick it up blind but I found last year's iteration to be a disappointing drop in quality so I'll be trying before I buy.
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    Bedlam, the CBLDF book, Ghosts and Lot 13, possibly a few more ive forgotten.

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    Ah, I picked up a copy of CBLDF 2012 and got the Terry/Rachel Dodson variant cover. Very cool.




    Reviews to come!

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    Wolverine & The X-Men #19 - 4.5/5 stars
    Marvel/ $3.99

    Lots of guest-stars in this one! Jason Aaron writes in cameos for Blade, Son of Satan, Werewolf by Night, Daredevil, Peter Parker, Swarm, Deathlok and a cast of millions! Easily the most fun I've had reading a Marvel book all year except for the dreadful $3.99 cost of admission.





    The idea of Wolverine as a teacher continues to be silly. Also, when did Kitty Pryde become an adult? WTF??

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    Bedlam #1 - 2.5/5 stars
    Image/ $3.50

    On the plus side, there's an interesting cover by The Shade's Frazer Irving and some crazy interiors via Riley Rossmo.

    Nick Spencer's script is violent, erratic, and almost impenetrably (needlessly) complicated. The main villain is an obvious Joker pastiche, which begs the question as to whether the comic industry really needs more Joker fan fiction. Seems like DC is doing just fine in that regard.

    C-minus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechanicalClavicles View Post
    The main villain is an obvious Joker pastiche, which begs the question as to whether the comic industry really needs more Joker fan fiction. Seems like DC is doing just fine in that regard.
    To be fair, a substantial chunk of superhero comics seem to be fan-fiction (whether you mean that in a bad or a good way). Given the amount of fans demanding that continuity be fairly stringently adhered to going back decades, and the nature of the DM audience, it's not really all that surprising (though it is kind of disappointing). It's not so much that it's fanfiction as that it's unimaginative and frankly rather crap fanfiction (see also most of Mark Millar's work for the last five years, at least in my opinion).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fysh View Post
    To be fair, a substantial chunk of superhero comics seem to be fan-fiction (whether you mean that in a bad or a good way). Given the amount of fans demanding that continuity be fairly stringently adhered to going back decades, and the nature of the DM audience, it's not really all that surprising (though it is kind of disappointing). It's not so much that it's fanfiction as that it's unimaginative and frankly rather crap fanfiction (see also most of Mark Millar's work for the last five years, at least in my opinion).
    Yes! It's the same recycled hogwash over and over again. Millar, Bendis, Spencer... I could go on...

    The industry needs:

    A.) more Warren Ellis

    and

    B.) less hogwash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechanicalClavicles View Post
    Yes! It's the same recycled hogwash over and over again. Millar, Bendis, Spencer... I could go on...

    The industry needs:

    A.) more Warren Ellis

    and

    B.) less hogwash.
    Heh. I assume by "more Warren Ellis" you mean "more writers willing to take over a title, callously toss out all the existing characters that are of no interest to them in a single issue (probably killing them off in horrible ways just to make the point) and then doing whatever the hell they feel like doing". And I'd be inclined to agree
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