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grayrender Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : That could have been a 2-page flashback. Weak sauce.
 
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Ice Says:
Yellow Claw #2f : "Kharion Krowe" is a fantastic bad guy name.
 
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Ice Says:
Yellow Claw #2a : Five stars for the return of The King! I liked the gritty, dark spy thriller style of Yellow Claw #1, but they just let Jack go Kirby-crazy with this one! That wild scene on page 3 is maybe my favorite page of the Order so far. That's some trippy weirdness you don't see elsewhere. I dig it.

Unique characters too, the "mutants" Yellow Claw has mind controlled aren't like anything we've seen before. I'm not a fan of psuedo-science stuff like "people only use 10% of their brain", but I'd be here all day if I just wanted to nitpick inaccuracies in old comics.

Here's an interesting bit of trivia from comics.org, "According to X-Men: Hidden Years (Marvel, 1999 series) #18 these mutants appear next behind the scenes with more mutants in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #14, the mutants of this story are next seen in X-Men: Hidden Years (Marvel, 1999 series) #15."
 
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Ice Says:
Yellow Claw #2d : Not too bright of Jimmy to go into that secret lair without FBI backup, but at the same time, it's fun that this evil enemy number one times one thousand just put Jimmy in a floating bubble to dispatch him!
 
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gloomyharvester Says:
Uncanny X-Men #211 (v1) : Wolverine's 3 claws cut through that pitchfork in 4 places. Must be another mutant power of his.
 
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Russ Says:
Tomb of Dracula #29 (v1) : This one was an improvement over the previous arc, but not by a lot. I didn't think it was in character for Drac to seek out vengeance against Sheila, then cry over her when it happened. But David was a moron; he asked for what happened to him by waiting (like everyone else seems to do when they find Drac sleeping).

However, I'm not really all that interested in the side-plot involving Taj and his family. If Taj wanted to slap people where it would do any good, he should've slapped Wolfman for making this story boring.

3 stars, and still waiting for this title to do something....
 
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gloomyharvester Says:
X-Factor #9 (v1) : Difficult to keep track of who is fighting on the side of what in this issue.
 
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Russ Says:
Tomb of Dracula #28 (v1) : Recommended listening for this issue, especially the ending: "Love Bites" by Def Leppard. Seems appropriate in more ways than one.

Not impressed with this arc overall. There are some interesting ideas here, but the resolutions really fall flat. I'm still enjoying Drac's arrogant trash-talking though. He just won't give any of his opponents any credit or respect. Of course, he's still around so he's got a point. Still, they're not complete idiots if his plans are always thwarted.

2 stars. They just don't make all-powerful chimeras like they used to.
 
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Russ Says:
Tomb of Dracula #27 (v1) : What everyone else above said; the Chimera turned out to be just another gimmick. However, I did find the philosophical argument between Dracula and David a little interesting. A little, anyway. And Drac's interested in ruling Earth again? Guess he needs a little help from a trinket to make that happen, although he'll deny it and snap your neck for saying so.

2 stars. I thought Wolfman was saving this series?
 
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gloomyharvester Says:
Vision and the Scarlet Witch #12... : What a nice mom, driving her daughter to her witchcraft lessons...
 
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phogbear Says:
Vision and the Scarlet Witch #3... : No he can't. Zemo gave him a jet belt to fly. I don't remember what happened to it, but it does come back.
 
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aliensummer Says:
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #21b : Hector's sister goes from saying, "Hector never hurt anyone!" to accusing him of being a murderer in the space of two panels!
 
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Russ Says:
Tomb of Dracula #26 (v1) : Man, I was a little tempted to shout at both David and Frank "Don't do it! It's a trap!" concerning Sheila and Chastity respectively.

Interesting cliffhanger there. That would take a lot to fill that chamber though. Wonder how many bottles of Dasani they have....

3 stars. Marv is throwing a lot of ideas into this book without really tying much of it together. I like the ideas, but they're becoming a mess. At least so far it's worth sticking around to see where it's all going.
 
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Russ Says:
Tomb of Dracula #25 (v1) : I think the noir style suits this series very well. Hannibal King seems to be a character out of left field but thanks to that little twist I'd like to know more about him. It'd also be interesting to learn what Drac has cooked up this time. Seems like he's going from one plan to another just to raise some hell, or out of boredom because nighttime TV in the 70s was crappy.

3 stars. So why introduce a new angle like this then wait almost 2 years to pursue the guy's story?
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
Fantastic Four #136 (v1) : What?!? Dragon Man is always a big draw!!
 
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gloomyharvester Says:
Avengers #272 (v1) : "We're not here to invade Atlantis."

2 pages later, they invade Atlantis.
 
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drfaustus13 Says:
Fantastic Four #136 (v1) : Wow, how has Fantastic Four gone from like the flagship, "Oh wow, a FF run in the order, I'm so excited!", brilliant read, to this terrible stuff? I mean, Dragon Man is never a big draw, and the only upside to this comic was that he was apparently "dead" at the start. Elsewise these are becoming a chore to get through now - even Benji isn't saving them.

Good job Sue left so she wasn't tarnished by these terrible storylines. Poor Medusa, she's become the token capturee also. "Johnny, Help me!" was a particularly low point for her.

I legitimately couldn't follow what the hell was going on and why in this comic. It felt like being on drugs, but not in the "cool trippy Dr Strange Comic" LSD kind of way, but in the "oh where am I help I feel sick nothing makes sense" overdose of pcp kind of way.
 
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Russ Says:
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #11b : What the heck did I just read? You mean, throughout this series, a teacher died, not to mention a few other innocent people, a drug trade was threatening to be established that could've killed even more people, a girl had her skull surgically and mechanically messed with, just to show three guys they could be gods?

The haze must've been pretty thick in the Marvel bullpen the day this story arc was plotted.

1 star. Just nonsense, but at least it's done now. I hope.
 
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Russ Says:
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #11a : I know it's the 1970s when this was written and published, but it sure seemed behind the times. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. But today, "Radical Politics" could easily be confused with terrorism; so, good luck finding a job with that major under your belt, hot-shot! But really, he came across like he enjoyed raising hell for its own sake rather than try to institute any meaningful change.

Pg 15 panel 1: More Doors lyrics. Was that mob going to make sure that No One Here Gets Out Alive? They probably outnumbered the National Guard there Five to One!

2 stars. Not one of the better offerings, and it put college students in a bad light.
 
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gloomyharvester Says:
Captain America #319 (v1) : They are already inventing and pushing new C-list villains. Like Diamondback.
 
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Urgat Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1) : That is the sole reason this Issue is not getting 5*...it just gets a little too repetetive for me. This woman can stand NOTHING, she now mustn't ever watch TV again....ridiculous...

The rest of this Issue shows, why Spiderman is by far the best thing in the Order. Has a main-story, und so many nice subplots that not just flow by (except Aunt May ofc), but seriously progress the WHOLE story around a guy called Peter Parker who is secretly Spider-Man! Comic History in its finest...
 
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Shinderu Says:
Marvel Presents #2 (v1) : I actually think this guy has potential to be an interesting character. Sadly the execution was simply terrible...
 
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gloomyharvester Says:
Captain America #318 (v1) : So is he just driving around hoping to pick up hitchhiking supervillains in Appalachia?
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Frankenstein #9 : Good Lord, this is handled so much better than Tomb of Dracula or Werewolf by Night. Good pacing, efficient language, and real consequences; I wish Marv Wolfman was reading and taking notes.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Amazing Adventures #10 (v2) : This might be the worst art of the entire order this far. It's certainly the worst art of the 70's. The faces, the poses, the pacing, the framing - all awful.

I'm not completely sure how the story was - I was too distracted by the art - but the fact that I didn't really care, either, speaks to it's poor quality as well.
 
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Magik_Rune Says:
Daredevil #137 (v1) : Poor Heather!
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Amazing Adventures #9 (v2) : This reminds me of the bulk of the pre-hiatus X-Men run. There's a lot of good ideas, but it's weighed down by mediocre writing and art. I was going to give this 1 star, but Magneto's story of his escape post FF#101 was pretty good.

I laughed when Karnak karate chopped his way into the sewer, too, as there was probably a manhole cover within a few yards.
 
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Russ Says:
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #10b : So, what removes a mind-control device implanted deep in the brain? Delicate neurosurgery? A robotics expert? Or a karate chop to the back of the head?

If you chose the third answer, you're reading a Sons of the Tiger story.

I guess since there are elements of magic in this series due to the tiger amulets, we were going to get a "mystical journey" device at some point. It still seemed a little out of place though, but it did raise the interest level of this series. A little.

2 stars. Lotus kicks Bob's a$$, and the next thing you know he's in love!
 
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jakeisquite Says:
Avengers #40 (v1) : I always enjoy Namor when he's not in his own comic. Also I love how the Mole Man just tosses the cube like it's a useless piece of junk.
 
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Russ Says:
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #10a : This story was more intense than I was expecting. Steel Serpent is quite an opponent for Iron Fist; hopefully that touch of his is delayed about 18 years!

And speaking of which, I was wondering when the whole "Touch of Death" concept was going to be introduced in these martial arts comics. I remember hearing about this several years ago in Hawaii, and the idea seemed ludicrous. But there are some people in Asia who swear by it, and a few people who claim to be practitioners although the idea is considered camp in the West and played up in movies quite a bit (even non-martial arts films; plus, it might've influenced Star Trek writers to create the "Vulcan Nerve Pinch!"). Interesting stuff, it might be real, who knows?

The origin of Iron Fist did seem quite superfluous to the story. It looked like a reprint so I skipped it.

3 stars. It might've worked better if there was an explanation for the Serpent's sudden interest in K'un L'un. How did he hear of the city? Does he know someone there or did he just want to grab power for grins and giggles? Still an enjoyable read, but it missed something.
 
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jakeisquite Says:
Avengers #39 (v1) : Thunderboot. The Mad Thinker is a meh hero for me, adding Piledriver and Hammerhead didn't help, but then there's Thunderboot. I have no words.
 
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JWC Says:
Uncanny X-Men #267 (v1) : Oh dear. The playing cards.
 
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jakeisquite Says:
Tales of Suspense #90b (v1) : It's not like we haven't seen this one before..... Impatiently waiting for him to have more pages.
 
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jakeisquite Says:
Tales of Suspense #89b (v1) : The whole Bucky thing is going to be a drag until there's actually some sort of progress towards it. You can sniff out it's a trap from miles away and makes things less entertaining for me personally.
 
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jakeisquite Says:
Tales of Suspense #88b (v1) : Power Man and The Swordsman have been a bit overkill as a whole. The 8 page issues of cap and iron man just feel like they're not enough to make them super worth it.
 
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JWC Says:
Uncanny X-Men #266 (v1) : Great introduction to Gambit. It’s interesting to see how much of his character is nailed down in this first appearance. The "chere" count was up there. I think the blades are a much better idea than the playing cards. The green energy was weird, probably because I’m so used to it being pink, but coming from his eyes was neat. The hypnotic charm will, more or less, be quickly disregarded. He’s a “charming” scumbag.
 
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Gecko Says:
Millie the Model #18g : What is Clicker doing to that camera on page 2?
 
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sleepyarmistice Says:
X-Men Unlimited #5 (v1) : This whole thing was dumb, ugly, and boring.
 
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qwybie Says:
Strange Tales #113 (v1) : Just...just light the plants on fire, right?

I also want to say that Plant Man vs Ant Man would be a fight for the ages.
 
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JWC Says:
Uncanny X-Men #266 (v1) : I cannot wait to read every, single, word of Gambit's dialogue in the 90s cartoon voice.

 
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