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  • bloodandink
    That word gets thrown so much these days, it loses its meaning. However, that was the first word I thought of when I finished the last page. This was my first experience with New 52 -- oh wait, they got rid of that branding...
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    This was promising, but I don't think it stuck the landing. The first issue was interesting and introduced a compelling premise. However, the rest of the book unforunately predicated upon a MacGuffin being the main plot....
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    • MannequinRaces

      I had to educate myself on the term MacGuffin! Learned something new. I agree with the majority of your points. The highlight for me in this series was the art. You already covered very well the plot / narrative deficiencies and if you think about it too hard you do see the lipstick on the pig. However, I was still entertained and went into the series not expecting a whole lot so my expectations weren't that high. I feel God Country is on the same level as Reborn... both suffered from an overall 'why is this happening, etc..' Excellent points in your review. I like when people give low scores and actually explain why they rated it low and didn't enjoy it. Much better than a low rating and no explanation as to why they thought it sucked. So I thank you for that!

  • bloodandink
    This review contains spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
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    This story was confusing AF to follow. I thought the guy was doing the inner monologue, and it took a few pages to determine who was actually talking. Then we're abruptly taken to a flashback without any illustrative...
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    Oy, this was a snooze-fest. I don't mind a slow story, as long as it's interesting. This was slow AND UNinteresting. The series concept itself is intriguing, but plagued by convoluted ideas and specific terms that...
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    A decent start. I'm giving this 3.5 stars for 2 reasons. The first being that it seems like Guggenheim still needs to work on creating unique voices for each character. Honestly, each dialogue balloon seems like they're...
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    Didn't know this was going to be a one-shot, but nevertheless it was still very enjoyable. And that art! It's comparable to Nicola Scott's work. I think this is my first experience with Bilquis Evely's art....
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    • Enki345

      Well I'm happy to inform you that Bilquis Evely (she :D) will be taking over after Nicola Scott leaves with #14. I previously read Sugar and Spike with her art and I fell in love with it, she is quickly becoming one of my favourite comic artists. Although, the change of colorist from Ivan Plascencia to Romula Fajardo Jr. did affect her art in a negative way. I hope she and/or her editors have also noticed this.

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    This review contains spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
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    I've been re-reading the entire series since I've been behind on the most recent arcs. So after the second read, I've gathered some observations that were left undiscovered with the first read. This will mark...
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    Even though the story arc is super-decompressed, I'm giving this issue a 5/5 rating. Why? It's because the creative team is taking a different approach to their storytelling using super stylized panel layouts. The...
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    • bloodandink

      I feel that this series strikes the perfect balance of action and story. It might read better as a trade, but it's been really fun with the singles as well. Just depends on how patient/impatient you are =)

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    So it looks like this issue is slowly setting up the plot of this first arc. I have faith in Greg Rucka so I'm not worried about "slow parts" in the story. The art was decent. That actually pencils are pretty...
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    Weakest issue of the series so far. The story didn't grab me at all. Weldele, the guest artist, did the alternate cover for issue #7 which was great, but I think he's better at doing covers compared to his interior...
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    • cypressi

      Yeah, the interior art style kind of threw me off, but I appreciate the creators' efforts in showcasing lesser-known artists.  Welder's painterly and water colour-esque techniques are fantastic though, really pretty to look at.

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    Without spoiling, I'll just say that this issue was very different in terms of storytelling. It strays from the main plot, but gives us more background on the daily lives of the two main characters. Spencer's dialogue...
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    Not a huge fan of WW, but come on, Rucka is writing so of course I'll give this a shot. The majority of this issue is essentially meta dialogue about the New 52, Pre-New 52, and other publishing issues. I've read...
    • CaptainNervous

      Liam Sharp did some of the artwork in this issue (pgs 15-20). Liam's art is the main reason I'm excited about this book. This issue was a good start.

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    A few days late to the party, but this was a great issue. The art style is very reminiscent of the animation style in the early '00s Justice League / JL Unlimted animated series. On a related note, for Ollie's dialogue,...
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    This might be my favorite new comic of 2016. The writing is humorously spectacular! I couldn't believe it when I saw a reference to an R. Kelly song. Everything about this book is just great. Lieber does an amazing job...
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    Another great issue! I love Samnee's panel layouts and scene compositions. The "camera work" feels very cinematic. It reminds me of Brubaker and Epting's Velvet, which also happens to be led by a female...
  • bloodandink
    Holy smokes, this was unexpectedly good! The last time I held a similar sentiment was when The Vision #1 came out. Didn't feel like a Marvel book and it had a sharp turn in the story. Is this the next Vision? Also, there...
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    • Zephyria
      I have not read Hyperion, but Squadron Supreme (which he is a member of) has been really, really good.  This will be one I'll likely pick up the trade for if it remains good, along with Squadron Supreme.
  • I had no interest in this book, but I suppose that the rave reviews from comics podcasts finally piqued my interest. Also, the writer, Kate Leth, have (had...?She's a Canadian who moved to California and ever since,...
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    • jaidenwars

      This didn't hook me in either, I just can't be reading 3 books that essentially feels like the same thing (this, Batgirl and Ms. Marvel at times). I like the 'fun, bubbly girl' lead in comics sometimes, but it just doesn't seem very unique anymore. Also, it's $3.99 because Marvel doesn't have a single series that costs $2.99 unless it's one of those tie-ins to the cartoons.