|01-20-2009, 01:59 PM||#51|
Bridge Layer Driver
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ft. Wadsworth
One or two shortened names would've been okay. But they were over-used so often (in ONE issue, no less) that it became distracting.
Besides, who's to decide if it's officially "Ship" or "Wreck"?
Bring on Fuse, Break, Fla, Stalk, Snake, Scar, Rock, Steel, Gran, Za, Cluh, Gruh, and Haw.
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|01-20-2009, 02:04 PM||#52|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
The rest, come on.. that's stretching it big time.
It's the writers that get to decide the "official" shortened version.
Shortening the names is nothing new, it's been done before. So it was "overdone". Ever stop to think that it was done that way for a reason?
What's the quickest way to show familiarity between the characters? Give them some back and forth and call 'em by nicknames. Shows, pretty quickly, that they've been hanging out together for awhile and know eachother fairly well.
You don't call someone you just met by a nickname.
|01-25-2009, 02:08 AM||#53|
Cartoon Action Hour RPG
Join Date: Dec 2007
I have mixed feelings about issue #1. It just didn't seem like much happened during the issue, which is something I've noticed with a lot of modern comics. I didn't feel like I got much bang for my buck (or three bucks, as the case may be). I want a sizable chunk of a story per issue and this failed to deliver that.
Then, there's the awful cover. I picked up the only copy left, so I was stuck with the hideous lump of crap with no logo on it. The characters were misproportioned and just looked silly.
On the plus side, I liked most everything else . The characters were pretty well done (except the overuse of the word "bro" in Duke and Beachead's conversation) and nothing felt like they were just making changes for the sake of making changes. I also really love the redesign of the Pit. Very cool!
So, I figure I'm going to give the series a few issues to grow on me. I just don't want to shell out four dollars for what comes off like a tiny segment of a story. Hopefully, they'll find their groove.
Cynthia Celeste Miller
President, Spectrum Games
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|01-26-2009, 06:15 PM||#54|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Madison, WI
Overall, I liked it. I also thought Wraith for the assassin, but then I thought maybe the assassin died quickly after teleporting. Who knows, I'm sure it'll be made clear later.
I just hope they make this story driven, and not toy driven (I think we all remember BF2000 in the Marvel comics...)
|01-26-2009, 06:17 PM||#55|
THIS IS SPARTA!!
Join Date: Sep 2007
I got cover C.
I liked Scarlett in the comic, & was ok with Duke, & most of the dialogue....but,
This comic was pretty weak imo. The art on the characters was really sub-par, & that's a big thing for me, especially when DD's run had some really strong artwork w/Stefano Caselli (AE & M&A).
I will buy some more & give it a chance (say 10 issues-ish) but it's going to have to vastly improve for me to keep buying.
|01-30-2009, 03:16 AM||#56|
Lt. 13th Cavalry Viper
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mobile, al
i liked most of it...i was ok with the femal dail tone, uniforms, etc.
i don't understand adding that type of realism, then building an underground city, and having teleportation...i think that may have been his cloaking thing ( wraith ).
beach head's ( beach's ) hair was ok with me.
all that was good.
Snake Eyes used less to bring in other characters was good too.
Snake Eyes and Scarlett NOT happening doesn't work for me. that is CANON. ditto flint / LJ when they show.
take their time, build it up, etc, but those have to be there.
duke / scarlett just reminds me of the cheesy tv show i watched until the comic came out that month.
i hope Dixon doesn't keep the idea of 'using SE sparingly' like he did in the comic. to me it appeared then that he did NOT know how to write the best character.
i hoped it was cause the TV show was geared to kids.
that was my BIGGEST problem, but it's HUGE.
let me sum it up...between the underground city, and Duke / Scarlett insteaad of Snake Eyes / Scarlett, i just got a HUGE '80's TV Show for an older Age' vibe. it started when they got Dixon...but i was hopin he'd take the canon from Hama, and write new stories for it.
i'm hoping it turns out that way. the tv show was just too unrealistic. even for fiction, ya know.
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