May call for analyses

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May call for analyses

Post by Paul Bourcier » Thu May 01, 2008 7:13 am

Mayday! Mayday! Volunteers needed for issue analyses!
As always, many thanks to those who contribute, continued encouragement for more analysts, and a note to let me know if I've messed anything up. :)

Completed stories (as of 5/1/08)
Annihilation: Conquest #1-6 (Somebody)
Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar #1-4 (Somebody)
Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith #1-4 (Somebody)
Daredevil: Battlin’ Jack Murdock #1-4 (JD)
Daredevil: Dead On Arrival (Jeph)
Immortal Iron Fist #10-14 (Don)

Future stuff
Angel: Revelations #1-5
ClanDestine v2 #1-5 (Don)
Daredevil v2 #107-110 (Col_Fury)
Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing #1-4
Eternals, v? #1-?
Foolkiller v2 #1-5
Foolkiller: Short Time #1-5
Franklin Richards: Not-So-Secret Invasion
Ghost Rider v6 #20-23 (Col_Fury)
Ghost Rider v6 #24
Ghost Rider v6 #25
Guardians of the Galaxy v2 #1-?
Hulk: Raging Thunder
Immortal Iron Fist #16
Immortal Iron Fist #17-20
Moon Knight v5 #14-19
Moon Knight v5 #20
Nova v4 #8-12 and Nova Annual #1 (Somebody)
Nova v4 #13-15
Punisher v7 #56-59 (Col_Fury)
Punisher War Journal v2 #18-23
Punisher Max: Little Black Book
Runaways v2 #25-30 (JD)
Skaar: Son of Hulk #1-? (Kevin)
Spider-Man Family v2 #9 (michaelyuri)
True Believers #1-5
Wolverine v3 #66-73 (Col_Fury)
Wolverine: Dangerous Game (Col_Fury)
Wolverine: Origins #21-25 (Col_Fury)
Wolverine: Origins #26-27 (Col_Fury)
Wolverine: The Amazing Immortal Man and Other Bloody Tales (Col_Fury)
X-Men Origin: Colossus (wolframbane)
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by michaelyuri » Thu May 01, 2008 1:36 pm

Paul Bourcier wrote:Spider-Man Family v2 #9
I'll do this one.
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Somebody » Thu May 01, 2008 2:15 pm

Conquests & Nova are coming, they're just taking a bit longer than I expected :). I want to post them, if not in one splurge, at least close to one another...

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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Col_Fury » Thu May 01, 2008 8:40 pm

Paul Bourcier wrote:Mayday! Mayday!
You've been waiting all year to use that on May 1st, haven't you? :wink:

Wolverine v3 #66-73 is set in a possible future, and will most likely not qualify for Project listings. There's always the possibility that there will be a present day framing sequence, so you might as well put me down for these.

Ghost Rider v6 #20-23 has been a HUGE improvement over the previous nineteen issues, and I will happily be put down for these.

I've been doing them lately, so you might as well put me down for Daredevil v2 #107-110, with the open option for Kevin to reclaim them if he wishes. :)

And I'm sure I'll surprise you with a few others as they come out. :wink:
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Paul Bourcier » Thu May 01, 2008 9:28 pm

michaelyuri wrote:
Spider-Man Family v2 #9
I'll do this one.
Thanks, Mike! :)


Col_Fury wrote:
Wolverine v3 #66-73 is set in a possible future, and will most likely not qualify for Project listings. There's always the possibility that there will be a present day framing sequence, so you might as well put me down for these. Ghost Rider v6 #20-23 has been a HUGE improvement over the previous nineteen issues, and I will happily be put down for these. I've been doing them lately, so you might as well put me down for Daredevil v2 #107-110, with the open option for Kevin to reclaim them if he wishes.
Thanks, Fury! :)


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You've been waiting all year to use that on May 1st, haven't you?
Nope, just thought of it this morning. :idea:
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Col_Fury » Mon May 05, 2008 11:40 pm

I just thought I'd mention that Jeph offered to analyze Daredevil: Dead on Arrival, which would go under Completed Stories. :)
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by JephYork » Tue May 06, 2008 9:23 am

It arrived yesterday. Yay.

Full title is "Devil & Capitan America: Doppia Morte".

Gimme a few days.

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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Col_Fury » Sun May 11, 2008 9:35 pm

Paul Bourcier wrote:Thor: Ages of Thunder - Reign of Blood
Thor: Ages of Thunder 1 is out, but it's to be continued in Thor: Reign of Blood in June. Also, I could have sworn this was set to be a series of three one-shots. Anyway, I'm not sure if it can be properly analyzed until all of them are out. If it helps, part of Ages of Thunder 1 takes place during the third Ragnarok, and the rest takes place during the eleventh Ragnarok. However that works.

And no, I'm not volunteering yet. But hey, feel free to put me down for Wolverine: Origins #26-27.
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Somebody » Sun May 11, 2008 10:04 pm

Col_Fury wrote:
Paul Bourcier wrote:Thor: Ages of Thunder - Reign of Blood
Thor: Ages of Thunder 1 is out, but it's to be continued in Thor: Reign of Blood in June. Also, I could have sworn this was set to be a series of three one-shots. Anyway, I'm not sure if it can be properly analyzed until all of them are out. If it helps, part of Ages of Thunder 1 takes place during the third Ragnarok, and the rest takes place during the eleventh Ragnarok. However that works.
http://uk.comics.ign.com/articles/859/859919p1.html
"IGN Comics: What we're hearing so far is that the series deals with the past, present, and future of Thor. Can you clarify what that means?

Fraction: Yeah. It's really out-of-continuity, all about the cyclical, "the more things change the more they stay the same" nature of the Norse myths. Ragnarok happened,... and the whole cycle began again. We're looking at these same stories through different eras, with different looks and different experiences and different ways of looking at it that we've never seen before.

All of this actually predates Thor in a way. One of the stories is about an angry and petulant teenager, sort of a brutal Thor who is so disconnected from his humanity that Odin cursed him with a human life."
Basically, the two stories in the first book are the same story in different cycles, with each Ragnarok cycle ended by the reset button getting hit, and being in different cycles they go somewhat differently (basically, Frost Giant in disguise wants the Enchantress, Loki aids that, Odin makes Loki undo what he did, Thor smashes the FG's head in - but the details are very different).

So the Thor is not the Thor we know, but an earlier version of him [and characters get merged and separated, so that Idunn is the R11 Enchantress rather than Amora]. The presence of a relatively modern human (yes, Frost Giant in disguise, but none of the gods are shocked at the concept) in the R3 cycle implies that the whole Nine Worlds got reset at the end of a cycle (more in tune with the original Norse myths IIRC) [and that if "our" Thor hadn't smashed the Norns' weaving and stopped the reset during the last Ragnarok, Midgard would have been reset too].

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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Col_Fury » Sun May 11, 2008 10:22 pm

Ahh... I get it. Thanks buddy!
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Paul Bourcier » Mon May 12, 2008 7:09 am

Continued thanks to our volunteers. I updated the call and decided to delete Thor: Ages of Thunder/Reign of Blood from the calendar call list as it seems to have little relevance to post-FF 1 chronology (not to say that it isn't needed for the MCP).
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Somebody » Mon May 12, 2008 2:07 pm

PS: The Knaufs' Eternals series is v4 (v1 = Kirby, v2 = 1985 maxi, v3 = Gaiman)

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Re: May call for analyses

Post by wolframbane » Thu May 15, 2008 9:46 pm

I would like to do Colossus Origins. Everyone knows how much of a X-Men buff I am!!

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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sat May 17, 2008 8:51 am

wolframbane wrote:
I would like to do Colossus Origins.
You got it, buddy. Thanks!
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Re: May call for analyses

Post by Kevin W. » Sat May 24, 2008 2:18 pm

Skaar: Son of Hulk #1-?
I had such a blast reading and doing analysis for "Planet Hulk". Can you put me down for the sequel, "Skaar: Son of Hulk"?!? :)
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