Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Dissector #96.

DISCLAIMER (angry creators, please read)

[[WARNING! THIS COLUMN MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS!]]

"Spider-Man, I can, and will, remove your ability to speak." Doctor Strange, Avengers/Invaders #05.

Welcome to the column for comics released on 10/08; let's start by giving a badge to the Guvnor; since he cracked the DT! from last time. In this case, the problem was that the football (yes, football, not soccer) player is said to have been purchased from "Rio Plate"... the team (teams, actually, one from Uruguay, and one from Argentina) is called "River Plate". It's actually a bad translation of "Rio de la Plata"; an estuary that divides Uruguay and Argentina, meaning "river of the silver".

Now, it's time for The Dissector's Picks Of The Week. Best Book Of The Week is Green Lantern V4 #35; a good ending for the Secret Origin arc; while Worst Book Of The Week was X-Men: Manifest Destiny #2... just pointless. Now, the dissections (no DT! this time, just couldn't find anything good enough):
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"ACCENTORO NO WRONGO!"

TITLE: Big Hero 6 (Marvel).

ISSUE: 02 of 06

CULPRIT: Unknown.

DISSECTION: In the Ebon Samurai profile, the word bushido's last letter is the wrong size.

DISSECT-O-METER: 6 Bazzars.
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"GREEN LANTERN BOOKKEEPING."

TITLE: Green Lantern Corps V2 (DC).

ISSUE: 29.

CULPRIT: Peter J. Tomasi (writer).

DISSECTION: Salakk, not Salaak.

DISSECT-O-METER: 7 Bazzars. I also found it on issue 3, from my vault.
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"DYING ON THE HILL."

TITLE: Invincible Iron Man V2 (Marvel).

ISSUE: 06.

CULPRIT: Frank D'Armata (colorist).

DISSECTION: Maria Hill's hair.

DISSECT-O-METER: 6 Bazzars.
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"HE SHOPS FOR DYE WITH MARIA HILL."

TITLE: Secret Invasion: Inhumans (Marvel).

ISSUE: 03 of 04.

CULPRIT: Guru eFX (colorist).

DISSECTION: Black Bolt's hair again.

DISSECT-O-METER: 8 Bazzars.
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"I AM NOT A CROOK... I'M A KILLER!"

TITLE: Two-Face: Year One (DC).

ISSUE: 02 of 02.

CULPRIT: Mark Sable (writer).

DISSECTION: There's several dissections, but the worse one is the fact that Two-Face continues in the run for Gotham City DA; but he can't, he's a wanted criminal. Wanted criminals cannot be candidates in elections.

DISSECT-O-METER: 10 Bazzars.
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"LOS HOMBRES EQUIS SON MUY MACHOS!"

TITLE: X-Men V2 (Marvel).

ISSUE: 02 of 02.

CULPRIT: Mike Carey (writer)

DISSECTION: Another one from the vault. The Spanish in one of the dialogues is fucked up.

DISSECT-O-METER: 10 Bazzars. Also, there's a problem with the size of one of the accented letters in the same dialogue.
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So, we get a 7.5 Bazzars average on eleven dissections; pretty standard. Only one Moment Of The Week, and I'll let you go. Early in his career, Batman captures a criminal and considers it a closed case:


Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, right! That's it for now, until next time, I'll be on the outlook for more dissections, because (almost) nothing escapes...

THE DISSECTOR!

5 comments:

Lucas said...

"but the worse one"

The ultimately bad one out of a large selection of bad ones would be the worst one, not the worse one. Boo-Ya!

MaGnUs said...

You got that right, my typo.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dorktower.com/2008/11/07/the-comics-crumbludgeon/

MaGnUs said...

Lol, Dork Tower FTW. Thanks, but I like to believe my wit is a bit sharper than "Such and such sucks."

Or at least, that besides "Such and such sucks", I have other things to say.

MaGnUs said...

Comments originally posted on ICS.net, right after the column was posted:

Nick S.: TITLE: X-Men V2 (Marvel).

ISSUE: 02 of 02.

...Ehhhhh? What the hell do you mean there? Possibly X-Men: Manifest Destiny?


Martín "MaGnUs" Pérez: No, it says it's from my Vault, which means it's old. I did make a mistake in the issue number, since I had already ran out of dissection slots and just copied the one from Two-Face above and forgot to change the issue number. My bad.


Nick S.: Well what on earth is it supposed to be? X-Men V2 had 200-some issues...


Nick S.: Also, sorry for double-comment but net is acting up, Big Hero 6 is a 5-issue limited series, not a 6-issue one, unless this has changed. I'm getting this from a page in the first issue.


Martín: Don't have the issue number with me right now. And yes, you're right, BH6 is five issues. Some sources cite it as 6 issues, hence my confusion, and I didn't have the cover with me to check when I wrote this.


Nick S.: It's not even on the cover, so its a real easy mistake to make.


Martín "MaGnUs" Pérez: Yeah, thanks.