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#1 Dec 27 2012 at 7:42 AM Rating: Good
I thought 1 More Day was bullshit. Then, Dan Slott showed me what bullshit really was.

For those unawares; Peter Parker & Dock Ock switched bodies. Peter Parker died in Dock Ock's body, due to radiation poisoning, but not before giving Dock Ock all of his memories.

Doctor Octopus is now Spider-Man, within Peter Parker's body, but with Peter's memories & sense of responsibility. Amazing Spider-Man is ending, & Superior Spider-Man will take it's place.

I call shenanigans.
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#2 Dec 27 2012 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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Dead again already? He already died just last year.
#3 Dec 28 2012 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
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Are there any decent Marvel comics left? Seems every time I read something about them it's negative.
I find this to be sad since I was a huge Marvel fan & reader just a few years back.
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#4 Dec 29 2012 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
Ultimate Spider-Man is still pretty awesome as Miles Morales is a pretty fantastic replacement for the dead Ultimate Peter Parker, as is the Ultimates/Ultimate Avengers or whatever the **** they're still calling it (Reed Richards is a fantastic villain).

Other than that, Invincible Iron Man is good. Bendis' Avengers/New Avengers also had some fantastic runs, but he's off those books & they aren't as good anymore. X-Men have been too convoluted for going on 5-10 years or so...
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#5 Dec 30 2012 at 2:53 PM Rating: Good
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The Dark Tower series is really good. I haven't really read any since Jae Lee stopped doing the art, but they're worth a look. I don't think Sean Phillips' art is quite as good, but Richard Isanove is still involved, so it's still very good overall. Maybe "not as good" is a poor phrasing. I think Lee's style fits the story better, is all.

Edited, Dec 30th 2012 3:57pm by Spoonless
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#6 Jan 09 2013 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
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I generally liked Dan Slott's run on Amazing Spider-Man. I liked Gauntlet, and Spider Island, and the little side stories in between them. I especially liked the focus on Scientist Parker. But this twist just to fit into the new numbering scheme? I found it beyond ridiculous in how bad it was, to the point I don't think Slott had anything to really do with it. I'll read Spectacular, mainly because I'm a die hard Spider-Man fan, but I'm pretty sure it won't last too long before we get Parker back. It'll either be his personality takes over and they'll have to ret-con Doc Ock back in some convoluted clone storyline, or Ock will get so sick of being a hero that he'll start the convoluted clone storyline himself. Either way I can't see it being good.

re: Spectacular Spider-Man - Speaking of, it was kind of an amusing read but it is just an issue 1. Everyone seems kind of mentally retarded not being able to tell some of the personality change between Parker and Octavius, which is something that will more than likely get under my skin real fast. Guess we're stuck with it, and we'll just have to see how it goes.

Edited, Jan 9th 2013 1:56pm by lolgaxe
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#7 Jan 09 2013 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
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The Dark Tower series is really good. I haven't really read any since Jae Lee stopped doing the art, but they're worth a look. I don't think Sean Phillips' art is quite as good, but Richard Isanove is still involved, so it's still very good overall. Maybe "not as good" is a poor phrasing. I think Lee's style fits the story better, is all.

Edited, Dec 30th 2012 3:57pm by Spoonless


Reading the list of story arcs on Wikipedia, I really, really want to read these comics now. Looks like they fill in a lot of gaps in the story.

But I finished the book series a few months ago, and I'm still ****** at King for how they ended. I'll have to pass.
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#8 Jan 09 2013 at 4:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
But I finished the book series a few months ago, and I'm still ****** at King for how they ended. I'll have to pass.


It was kind of a cop out. But then it was nearly impossible to write a satisfying finale for this story. I liked all the heartbreaking moments when the members of Rolands ka-tet die one by one. The final confrontation with the Crimson King was pretty lame though. Not how he was disintegrated but the 'fight' before that. He could have done a lot worse. And he hinted at a possible better outcome next time. This way we can at least let our imaginations run free. If he had written a generic sh*tty ending not even that would be possible. Smiley: wink
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#9 Jan 09 2013 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
I just feel like the last three books were a huge step down in quality from the rest of the series. King was afraid he was going to die before he finished the series, so he rushed out the last three books.

I have a LOT of complaints about how he ended the series, and it's not just about the very end of the last book, either:

I did like how he killed off the ka-tet one by one, too, it was actually pretty emotional. And then he brings them back at the end anyways. Completely ruined the whole "if you die in a Keystone World you stay dead" thing.

The Big Bad of the series was Santa Clause. Angry Santa. The ****. And he was killed by being "erased" by a character introduced like six chapters earlier.

He killed off the coolest villain (Flagg/The Man in Black) early on with a death by stupid.

And I think my biggest complaint: Why the **** did King include himself in the story? Not only did the ka-tet have to go save him - they had to do it twice, because King was being an idiot.
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#10 Jan 09 2013 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
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And I think my biggest complaint: Why the **** did King include himself in the story? Not only did the ka-tet have to go save him - they had to do it twice, because King was being an idiot.

Because self insert fan fiction is cool.
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#11 Jan 09 2013 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
To be perfectly honest, it did keep reminding me of a self-insert fanfic.

That is not a good association to make.
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#12 Jan 09 2013 at 10:48 PM Rating: Good
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It kept reminding you of it because that's exactly what it was. The whole thing.
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#13 Jan 09 2013 at 11:26 PM Rating: Good
At least the first four books were good self-insert fanfic.
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#14 Jan 10 2013 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Wait, did you just use the words "good" and "self-insert fanfic" in the same sentence?

*head explodes*
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#15 Jan 10 2013 at 1:14 AM Rating: Good
I know, I had to doublecheck that myself.
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#16 Jan 12 2013 at 8:20 PM Rating: Good
Most of TDT comics are retellings of the early Gilead stuff (The Wizards & Glass flashback as well as what happens after).

The Jae Lee art is great, as are the afterwords, but if you're looking for "new" stuff you'll mostly be disappointed.
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#17 Jan 13 2013 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
I did like how he killed off the ka-tet one by one, too, it was actually pretty emotional. And then he brings them back at the end anyways. Completely ruined the whole "if you die in a Keystone World you stay dead" thing.
Oy. Smiley: crymore
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#18 Jan 14 2013 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
Well yeah, everyone came back except for the best character in there.
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#19 Jan 14 2013 at 8:56 AM Rating: Good
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I'd be worried if people didn't come back in a comic book.
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#20 Jan 14 2013 at 9:15 PM Rating: Good
Actually, we were talking about the novel. Where most of the dead main characters violate already established rules and come back in an alternate dimension kinda even though they have already been said to be dead for realsy.
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