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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:00 pm 
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Sigh.

This thread is far from what I was expecting.

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Sigh.

This thread is far from what I was expecting.


Classic Mal.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boys
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Seriously?
I don't think I've ever been as disappointed by a comics series as much as Kick-Ass 2 continues to.
At first I put the lack of narrative down to its cut-up format in CLiNT, offering little to sink your teeth to.
But for me it's become thoroughly apparent that Millar simply doesn't have anything decent by way of ideas for this follow-up run - a sequel for the sake of a sequel.
I think partly that's due to his attempt to sustain a dual continuity, the outstanding end to the original comics run and the not-so-great end to the film.
But mainly it's just a cash-in.
Millar is fantastic when he's got a fresh concept. He'll run riot and take you places. Here, he's uncomfortable and it shows. Weaker than American lager.


There is an idea that Millar has, it's about taking "superheroism" to the next level, which is team-ups.

I can agree that it's not perfectly executed, but I think a lot of what hurts KA2 is the chaotic release schedule.

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I can agree that it's not perfectly executed, but I think a lot of what hurts KA2 is the chaotic release schedule.


Yeah, I think once it's collected as one continuous story... it'll be good, not great, but good.

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feliciano182 wrote:

I can agree that it's not perfectly executed, but I think a lot of what hurts KA2 is the chaotic release schedule.


Yeah, I think once it's collected as one continuous story... it'll be good, not great, but good.


I can give Millar a chance, he's barely released what ? Two issues ?

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Anybody else read Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker #2 yet? It's pretty damn good

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Anybody else read Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker #2 yet? It's pretty damn good


It was pretty good, the war scenes were really great, this issue in particular told us a little too much of what we already know about Butcher, but it was well told, with really great scenes showing us what kind of person he is, and best of all is that nobody draws Butcher quite like Darick Robertson does, it's simply amazing.

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
Anybody else read Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker #2 yet? It's pretty damn good


It was pretty good, the war scenes were really great, this issue in particular told us a little too much of what we already know about Butcher, but it was well told, with really great scenes showing us what kind of person he is, and best of all is that nobody draws Butcher quite like Darick Robertson does, it's simply amazing.


I think this was kind of needed, kind of showing that where characters like Punisher and Rorschach descend into their state of psychopathic behavior, Butcher has always been a psycho. Also, judging from the introduction of Becky and that being mid way through the mini... I think we're going to finally find out for 100% certain if The Homelander was the one who raped/killed (as a result of) her

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I think this was kind of needed, kind of showing that where characters like Punisher and Rorschach descend into their state of psychopathic behavior, Butcher has always been a psycho. Also, judging from the introduction of Becky and that being mid way through the mini... I think we're going to finally find out for 100% certain if The Homelander was the one who raped/killed (as a result of) her


I'm going to make a wild bet here.

I predict that The Homelander will rape Becky, that the subsequent child will tear out of her womb, attack Butcher, forcing the latter to kill him with a lamp.

You say we know that already ?

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Well yeah, that's probably becauseI've gotten accostumed to Ennis writing a book that only he (and Smutty) can enjoy.

I like this book, but in the last twenty-something issues I find that it takes it's plenty of it's time in talking to us about war, superheroes, comics, evil corporations, psychopaths, crazy soldiers, black ops, politics, etc. It's a book about everything, and at the same time, it's a book about absolutely nothing at all.

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Well yeah, that's probably becauseI've gotten accostumed to Ennis writing a book that only he (and Smutty) can enjoy.

I like this book, but in the last twenty-something issues I find that it takes it's plenty of it's time in talking to us about war, superheroes, comics, evil corporations, psychopaths, crazy soldiers, black ops, politics, etc. It's a book about everything, and at the same time, it's a book about absolutely nothing at all.

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I agree with everything except the 20 issues part, I don't think it goes back THAT far. I just think Ennis was planing on ending it at issue 72 (he said somewhere it could go 72 issues) and along the way stopped keeping track, and now he's got a bunch of stuff left to say... but only a handful of issues to say it in.

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I agree with everything except the 20 issues part, I don't think it goes back THAT far. I just think Ennis was planing on ending it at issue 72 (he said somewhere it could go 72 issues) and along the way stopped keeping track, and now he's got a bunch of stuff left to say... but only a handful of issues to say it in.


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It's possible, maybe he just looked at the schedule and said "Oh shit", but then again, his interviews are just mind-boggling, he talks about this series as if it deffinitively was his best work, his Opera Prima, to which the muscles of my face can only turn in shock and confusion.

Seriously Ennis, NOT Preacher ? NOT Punisher (MAX) ? But this ?

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I agree with everything except the 20 issues part, I don't think it goes back THAT far. I just think Ennis was planing on ending it at issue 72 (he said somewhere it could go 72 issues) and along the way stopped keeping track, and now he's got a bunch of stuff left to say... but only a handful of issues to say it in.


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It's possible, maybe he just looked at the schedule and said "Oh shit", but then again, his interviews are just mind-boggling, he talks about this series as if it deffinitively was his best work, his Opera Prima, to which the muscles of my face can only turn in shock and confusion.

Seriously Ennis, NOT Preacher ? NOT Punisher (MAX) ? But this ?

RANT OFF


Who knows, maybe his genius has consumed itself and left him as a blithering idiot.

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
Who knows, maybe his genius has consumed itself and left him as a blithering idiot.


Worst of all is that he has completely dropped every other project he's in for The Boys, I'm still waiting (as in Mark Millar waiting) for the fourth issue of Jennifer Blood, which was a pretty fun series which he blatantly dropped into hiatus.

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Who knows, maybe his genius has consumed itself and left him as a blithering idiot.


Worst of all is that he has completely dropped every other project he's in for The Boys, I'm still waiting (as in Mark Millar waiting) for the fourth issue of Jennifer Blood, which was a pretty fun series which he blatantly dropped into hiatus.


On a related note, Marvel's website says that KA2 #3 drops next week

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So, Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker is consistently good

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PLEASE TELL ME SOMEBODY ELSE READ ISSUE #75?!!!!!!

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PLEASE TELL ME SOMEBODY ELSE READ ISSUE #75?!!!!!!


65 you mean ?

I'll catch up today, will comment later.

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PLEASE TELL ME SOMEBODY ELSE READ ISSUE #75?!!!!!!


65 you mean ?

I'll catch up today, will comment later.


Yes... I meant 65...

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Issue # 65

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Well that was fucking great :o !

Kinda irked we had to wait more than twenty issues for that payoff.

Still, apart from the shitty art at times (Dynamite's fault as always) it was an amazing issue, and never in a million years would I have seen that coming.

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Issue # 65

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Well that was fucking great :o !

Kinda irked we had to wait more than twenty issues for that payoff.

Still, apart from the shitty art at times (Dynamite's fault as always) it was an amazing issue, and never in a million years would I have seen that coming.



It was everything that I thought would make a great The Boys issue, best of the series

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