And it gives me a lot more context for the disappearance of Superboy from the Teen Titans run and I'm willing to bet his return as well. Will I develop a long-lasting love affair with any of these characters? Not likely. I mean, we know the New 52 ends and I much prefer Rebirth as a narrative overall, but I'd say they are mostly solid characters with some interesting designs.
Really, this was an opportunity Is it a great read? Really, this was an opportunity for DC to do something neat. The story of a madman doing lots of experiments to create new super-powered individuals leaves the door wide open for possible character designs physically and personality.
I don't know they met the potential there, but I don't feel they fell on their face either. I got both volumes on the cheap at my local comic shop and I'm not disappointed yet. On to Volume 2. Mar 29, Cale rated it liked it. This is a follow-up from the Culling - a group of ravager wannabes under the tutelage of Caitlin Fairchild, is escaping. Can she get them to work together without self-destructing? The answer seems to be no, although not without a lot of hand-wringing and whining.komarik23.ru/img/xuquh-zithromax-antibiotic-prix.php
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The 'team' Caitlin leads is fairly unremarkable - only two are characters I was previously aware of Beast Boy and Terra , and even they are pretty boring. There is a lot of action, fairly well-portrayed, but the rest of it gets really This is a follow-up from the Culling - a group of ravager wannabes under the tutelage of Caitlin Fairchild, is escaping.
There is a lot of action, fairly well-portrayed, but the rest of it gets really old. And it may be that it's part of the reboot, but Niles Caulder? Not in a wheel-chair? Isn't he the leader of the Challengers of the Unknown? Is that where this is going?
I don't know, and I'm not going to go out of my way to find out. Aug 04, superhero fan rated it really liked it Shelves: newstep Just hanging on to a five star i might change it to a four star later.
Aug 11, Rick Hunter rated it really liked it Recommends it for: fans of 90s Wildstorm comics. Shelves: comics-and-graphics , i-own. I just finished reading The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers not long ago and found a copy of this book on Amazon for really cheap right after completing that other book. I wanted to dive right into this series while the Culling story was still fresh on my mind.
One of the things I was most looking forward to about this series was the inclusion of Caitlin Fairchild.
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I was a fanatic about all things from Wildstorm comics back in the 's and the group she was a part of back then, Gen 13, was a per I just finished reading The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers not long ago and found a copy of this book on Amazon for really cheap right after completing that other book.
I was a fanatic about all things from Wildstorm comics back in the 's and the group she was a part of back then, Gen 13, was a personal favorite. I absolutely love this character. I was disappointed that the rest of her original team weren't with her in this, but at least the Wildstorm characters are being used by DC now.
Writer Howard Mackie hasn't written the best story ever, but he has managed to keep me entertained by throwing some cool villains at the team. Rose Wilson and Warblade from the Culling storyline follow the team right over to this series. Brother Blood also makes his first New 52 appearance. The relationships between the Ravager team members aren't written as well as what Scott Lobdell and others have given the Teen Titans.
The story and the plot aren't even close to being as good as the Culling storyline. I guess my hopes were too high for this because it never lived up to my expectations. It was good, but far from great. Writing gets 3 stars. The highlight of this series was by far the art. Ethan van Sciver worked on the most issues out of the 7 collected here. Too many other guys worked on the issue as well to remember their names. Usually, when you have that many artists on a series, the quality id up and down throughout. That never happens here because evidently, all those other guys are clones of Ethan van Sciver and they all deliver some fantastic artwork.
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Beast Boy and all of his transformations are the highlight of the artwork. Art gets 5 stars. The story and art average out to make this a 4 star book. The story being the weak link actually reminds me the early Image comics when they had the best artists in the business, but lacked on writers.
Maybe that comparison to Image and the use of former Image characters made me nostalgic, but I enjoyed this book a lot even without it having the best story. May 11, Chris Lemmerman rated it it was ok Shelves: comics-and-manga-read. This series has so much potential, yet fails at every turn to meet it. The characters spend far too much time whining to be interesting, and no one has any kind of character arc at all.
Even Fairchild is stuck in the same place for seven issues. The art generally saves the book from being a complete write-off, but the fact that no one artist can pencil 3 issues in a row, leading to masses of fill-ins and multiple artists per issue, drags it all down. Plus there are obvious mistakes, with ch Urgh. Plus there are obvious mistakes, with characters' facial hair changing between panels multiple times, and some panels which don't match the dialogue at all.
Things pick up a bit near the end, with issues , but that doesn't justify 5 issues of boring villains, whingy protagonists, and inconsistent artwork. May 09, Richard Rosenthal rated it it was ok Shelves: comic. This stories comes after The Culling crossover event. These are the kids that aren't accounted for by any of the other super hero groups involved in that story. Caitlin Fairchild saved this team from Harvest, but she didn't plan very well as she spends he first page of every issue wondering what she is going to do or if these kids can even be saved.
I was sad to see a gratuitous display of nudity as a section is added where the kids just blow off some steam by swimming and are suddenly attacked. It adds nothing to the story. The story so far is mostly running away from Harvest. I got this book and the next volume out of the five dollar box at convention. I would be really disappointed if I had paid full price. Oct 08, Gateacre rated it it was ok Shelves: graphic-novels. This is very much in the style of the Teen Titans or Legion of Superheroes. A group of minor DC and ex-Wildstorm characters, its all pretty standard fare.
Fairchild and Lightning make it interesting as strong female leads but, alas, are undone by the usual heaving chests and combat bikini's. It's competently scripted and crisply drawn but its all been done before and there's nothing to set it apart.
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All very Vanilla! May 15, Jeremy rated it liked it Shelves: graphic-novels , superhero. Between 2. There's really not much going on for this offering. The art is good, the story, characters, and plot are all just kind of "meh". This has none of the charm and excitement that "The Culling" had. If it's not already canceled, I won't be continuing with the series. Jan 19, Oliver rated it it was amazing Shelves: comics. My only complaint: Red Beast Boy. Aug 23, Auristella Zarate rated it really liked it.
Loved the action, it really kept me on the edge of seat. Jul 19, Timothy Villa rated it it was ok. This had potential to be okay, but they're all so damn whiny. Maybe Vol 2 with a new writer will be better. Mackie did not do good work here at all.
Jun 03, Ryan Viergutz added it. A bunch of escapee superheroes from a gladiatorial arena find out there's a LOT more of them and try to form a coherent team. Pretty art, popcorn story. Daniel Butcher rated it liked it Jun 09, Yassine swarenz rated it liked it Jun 25, Jeff Moore rated it did not like it May 10, Thomas Maluck rated it it was ok May 30, Matt Piechocinski rated it it was ok May 24, Rigoberto rated it really liked it Jul 02, Issue 18, which concluded the three-part story, was never drawn.
Rozakis revealed where the story would have gone had the series not been cancelled in a weekly column for Silver Bullet Comics. From early on, the team was plagued with power struggles. After discovering the true identity of their benefactor, the team rebelled against the alien overlord. To quash their uprising, Darkseid sent Kalibak. At the end of the struggle, Manhunter sacrificed himself to kill Darkseid.
After this, the team splintered, with Luthor, the Wizard, Gorilla Grodd and Flashman leading the team at different times. While traveling between dimensions, back on Earth-1 Silver Ghost , Mirror Master and Copperhead formed yet another team and fought the Freedom Fighters. The Wizard's group returned from Earth-2 and battled against the Justice League of America aboard their satellite headquarters.
At one point in the battle, the two teams swapped bodies, allowing the supervillains to discover the true identities of their nemeses.