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    Mister.Weirdo
    Guardian of the Universe

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    I don’t mind Mahnke's alien designs, but his human designs always seemed a little bit too realistic to me (or maybe too cartoony I can’t decide).

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    It's a style thing. I know Mahnke is very popular but I just don't like his work (with the exceptions of bizarre aliens and detailed machinery). Just like a lot of people don't like Finch, or Burnham or McGuinness although they're all popular. The two artists I don't like that generally seem to be well regarded are Mahnke and George Perez.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
    The only artist I'd like less is Rob Liefeld.




    I can't believe you just said that!!!

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    Originally posted by bjread View Post
    Anyone who says Tan's art isn't good must have thought Mahnke's was horrible. This art we have now is miles better than what we've had since Reis left. But this issue did have some bad panels....particularly page 1.
    That's not a high bar for me. Mahnke is one of my least favorite artists. The only artist I'd like less is Rob Liefeld. So yeah, Tan missed a few beats but at least he doesn't draw man women and cookie-cutter, square-jawed men.

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  • "Chosen"
    NOT his black friend

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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave View Post
    The current artist even isn't in Mahnke's league.
    Cosign

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    The current artist even isn't in Mahnke's league.

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  • "Chosen"
    NOT his black friend

  • "Chosen"
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    Originally posted by bjread View Post
    Anyone who says Tan's art isn't good must have thought Mahnke's was horrible. This art we have now is miles better than what we've had since Reis left. But this issue did have some bad panels....particularly page 1.

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  • Hypo
    Lil' Leaguer

  • Hypo
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    Originally posted by bjread View Post
    This art we have now is miles better than what we've had since Reis left.

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  • bjread
    Hal's Understudy

  • bjread
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    Anyone who says Tan's art isn't good must have thought Mahnke's was horrible. This art we have now is miles better than what we've had since Reis left. But this issue did have some bad panels....particularly page 1.

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  • Star-Lantern
    Weaponer of Qward

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    Originally posted by Hypo View Post
    Average issue. Maybe a little below average. I really want to like this book but I'm kinda getting bored now.
    There's nothing wrong with that, in my opinion. Eventually, putting out sleepy and mediocre, if inoffensive comics becomes bad, at least in my book. 3 months with no big punchline? Bad.

    I'm of the mind that there should be at least one "big punchline" every issue, otherwise it's poor pacing. These are comics. You can't (or at least shouldn't) write them like novels. And even novels should be continually captivating page by page.

    2 star comic for me. Venditti's character development, though nice, isn't saving this show.

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  • Hypo
    Lil' Leaguer

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    Average issue. Maybe a little below average. I really want to like this book but I'm kinda getting bored now.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    I read it last night. Pretty underwhelming and lackluster. I feel bad about saying that; the book is finally at the point where I'm not frothing at the mouth due to general stupidity and assfuckery with the plot every issue. Nothing offensive actually happened this month. In fact, some of the dialogue tackles questions that fans would naturally have about how things are working in the new status quo. Hal does some very in character things for him, including what most of us would consider mistakes for a leader.

    I think the art has a lot to do with it. It's just not the right match for a book like Green Lantern. Kind of a droning depressing style to look at that might be better suited for a horror comic or mystical hero title.

    I gave the issue 2 stars. Not the worst thing on the racks, but definitely a letdown.

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  • SD80MAC
    Not a True Fan

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    Here, have a review: http://indigotribe.wordpress.com/201...tern-vol-5-23/

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  • Evergreen City
    Corps Den Mother

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    Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
    I didn't mind the typical Hal I-can-do-it-alone thing, but what's with him bad mouthing the rookies? He didn't have an easy time himself as a newb. He always seemed like he'd be a bit more sympathetic to them.
    I should clarify. I remain a continuity freak. I am delighted with Venditti's writing of Hal in character. Hal in character is doing exactly as we'd expect. "Don't do, it Hal!" she is screaming in glee, knowing it's exactly what Venditti will have him do. (Didn't want to post a spoiler for 24 hours.)

    Underneath, Hal is seething--he has always had anger issues. Angry with Carol for rejection (and, now, it would seem, jealous of Kyle!). Angry at the old Guardians for betraying the universe. Angry that he's stuck in leadership. He needs to bash a jet engine or a villain and he doesn't care which. Unfortunate rookie that got in the way is a foil. Oh, this is much improved writing. And, so far, fully in touch with Hal's roots.

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  • Trigger
    Hal's Understudy

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    Originally posted by W.West View Post
    Pretty sure he's referencing Feska, a new Green Lantern recruit who was taken from her child at night by the ring...in Green Lantern Corps.
    Whoops, wrong book. It's hard for me to keep track of the new recruits.

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