1) Find a bad guy
2) Be Wolverine
Ultimate Wolverine is coming back, sort of!
Why on earth is the Cover effecting the review rating? Not to mention it would be 7.6, that becomes a 8.0 not a 7. I just don't see why something like a cover should effect the reviewer's final rating. Anyhow it was well thought out and written.
This issue was wonderful, the Tian stuff, the Thor & Stark build up, Spider-Woman being funny and Reed+Hulk stuff was just sweetness. I just can't wrap my head what happens in #9? Will Reed use Hulk as a human shield, thus empowering the Hulk to become stronger than ever before? Will the City simply absorb the Nuke? Will Zorn absorb it?
My grading scale:
1 ♥ = 1-2 points
2 ♥ = 3-4 points
3 ♥ = 5-6 points
4 ♥ = 7-8 points (my grade for this issue)
5 ♥ = 9-10 points
It doesn't matter because it would have still been 4 ♥, had I rounded to 8 or not.
To me the cover also counts as artwork within the issue as a whole. Hence "cover art" and "interior art." If the overall art of the issue is rated, I would rate both separately and then add them when averaging out the final score. The cover art was poor as usual with the relaunch covers, and remember this review is mainly MY OPINION. This is why I recommend you read at least three reviews by different people; every reviewer has a different bias and reading three of these gives you a better understanding.
IMO the covers by Kaare Andrews are inferior to the interior art and subtract from the quality of the overall product. My enjoyment of a comic book is affected by story, interior art, and cover art (the cover is what I look at most after bagging my comics).
Any more questions?
Last edited by MrV; 03-30-2012 at 03:10 AM.
Here's my pet peeve, people who only post to suppress discussion but say nothing about obvious errors distorting what is written in the actual book.
Zorn and the Eternals are NOT being depicted as going to the City, for the moment. They are going to meet the Children's expeditionary force that is minutes if not seconds from arriving at Tian half a world away. They are going to be nowhere near the nukes that may or may not be impacting the City. Even if Zorn and the Eternals were to slaughter every single one of the expeditionary force there will be multitudes of the Children left, assuming they don't get nuked out of existence.
Xorn: "These animals will not make it to Tian." Then the next panel shows Zorn and the Eternals just leaving the floating cities to go into battle against the Children's expeditionary force.
If posters are referring to future solicitations or other spoilers that show the People actually attacking the City then say so, possibly with additional spoiler protection.
MrV i disagree with each writer having a bias, it's a wrong word to use here. Also if you have a rating system like that, just go with the hearts and avoid the numbers. Good job, you should do the Ultimate Spider-Man reviews.
EDIT: Also, wyokid can still post his own review if he pleases. Heck, he can do it in this thread, I won't mind at all.
Last edited by MrV; 03-30-2012 at 12:05 PM.
If I try out a mop from brand X and it doesn't do its job well, my review will detail personal experience, and my bias against purchasing any more mops from that brand will be based on that.
I wont say I know much about presidential powers, but would he really have the power to launch every single nuke possible to hit one location even if he has the joint chiefs behind him?
A little disappointed that we didn't get to see Reed vs the Hulk as I'm sure it would have been an amazing duel, but it makes sense for Reed's character. He wants to put the rest of the world in a strangle-hold before he finally finishes them off. At this point he's too smart to just try to beat the shit out of someone as unstoppable as the Hulk (a fight I'm not sure Reed could win one vs. one). To him, it will be much more enjoyable to turn SHIELD's and the Ultimate's supposed last resort or ace in the hole against them. I hope though that we do see an incredible batter between the Children and the People.
Side note R.E.Kaare; I've liked pretty much all of his covers so far, the Iron Man and Thor ones in particular are stand-outs IMO, I think the only one that I hated was that dumb-looking Colossus which was ugly as sin, made him look like a rubbish version of the T-1000 with a stupid expression on his face.
Anyone else find it funny that in a comic when someone is being knocked out they still give out that long exagerrated "Ohhhhhhhhhhh" noise as they go down like in the Spider Woman/Captain Britain sequence? haha I dont know, just struck me as a bit old school.