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...blessed by the prayers on you...
1. an active hostility or opposition, in regards to comic book reviews,
between unfriendly or conflicting employees of Graham Crackers Comics.
2. a relationship between two species of simultaneous reviews
in which the individuals of each opinion adversely affect the other, as in
3. a weekly on-line comic book review column by
DAL BUSH and
PATRICK BROWER in which their opinions take
precedence over yours.
PATRICK: Hey there
Grahamtagonist loyalists, apparently my jaunt thru time last week had actual
ramifications for the Graham Crackers timeline! It seems my former college, W.
Dal Bush, is displaced from the time stream and thus unavailable for this week’s
festivities. So join me in welcoming this week’s guest-host,
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: Great to be here!! Man,
this place is bigger than Dal makes it sound.
PATRICK BROWER: Yeah, Dal's biting wit takes up a lot of room.
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: I thought it was his
PATRICK BROWER: So Jimmy, tell the good folks what "P.S." stands for. I
know if you were (NWA:TNA pro-wrestler) Raven it would be "Please Shower!"
PATRICK BROWER: Is it "Plenty of Sarcasm?"
PATRICK BROWER: "Pleasingly
PATRICK BROWER: "Perfectly Svelte?"
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: That's it!
PATRICK BROWER: Thought so. Thanks for the Hostess Pudding Pies, by the
PATRICK BROWER: Raven ate mine and then asked me to throw away the
wrapper for him (true story but substitute 'ice cream' for 'pudding pie.').
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: I'll be handing them out
at Free Comic Book Day next year-everyone should have them!!
PATRICK BROWER: Here's something else everyone should have, or at least
have read, X-Factor #10. Didja read it?
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: I did! Man, what a great
comic!! I think Peter David feels bad for Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, and
he's making up with this book!
PATRICK BROWER: Heh. So many people jumped on the X-Factor bandwagon for
the 2 Civil War crossover issued by I'm afraid many of them will be jumping
right off now that it's crossed-over. And that would be a mistake on their part.
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: TOTALLY!!!!! They should
stay on as this book keeps getting better and better. He blindsided me with that
PATRICK BROWER: First of all we learn the REAL reason Jamie Madrox is
called the Multiple Man...
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: Funny, I heard that Paula
is really into X-Factor now.
PATRICK BROWER: Oh, damn... do I have to stop reading this comic?
PATRICK BROWER: Secondly we get the historic back-story of the main
'villain' of the first major story arc (even though Marvel already has a
hardcover out of the first six ending-less issues).
PATRICK BROWER: And thirdly, as you mentioned, that
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: Agreed. The whole thing
was funny, exciting, thrilling, and great to look at......like Dal's Mom.....
PATRICK BROWER: "Great to look at" you say. I think that the main problem
this book has, as far as keeping its audience, is the rotating artists. Ryan
Sook was the original artist but left the book almost immediately. Dennis Calero,
who was already filling in for the immediately late Sook, became the lead artist
for a few issues. Ariel Olivetti filled-in for an issue and now we have Renato
"Annihilation Silver Surfer" Arlem (with Roy Allen Martinez) filling in this
PATRICK BROWER: So as you see, that's many different people over the
course of 10 issues. I have no idea who is the new "regular" artist, but whoever
it is will most likely have the established X-Factor noir art style that
everyone has had so far.
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: I would agree, constancy
still counts, but at least it hasn't been chronically late like some other books
*coughcivilwarcough*. It is, in my opinion, one of the only Marvel books right
now that has that old school "fun" feel to it. It still has that "anything can
PATRICK BROWER: Yeah, that's a really good point. Clearly Peter David has
established his love of these characters over this and his prior run on X-Factor
in the 90's, but this issue specifically proves that no one is safe. And I mean
safe from a good story being told at their expense, not the Bendis "This is cool
this month but won't matter at all by next issue" way.
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: Absolutely!! And we have
to give props to Ariel David for winning a big bowling trophy!!
PATRICK BROWER: X-Factor and Nextwave Agents of H.A.T.E. are the 2 books
in which the "Previously in..." pages are a must read! So yes, congratulations
to Ariel David.
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: And they manage to make
them entertaining too!! And for forgetful people like myself & Stan Lee-they're
PATRICK BROWER: Excelsior! All right, I think "entertaining" says
it all. What do you give X-Factor #10 on our scale of 1 to 10 Grahams?
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: I give it
8 Grahams. If there were more scantily clad girls, it would have gotten a 9 or
10, no problem!
PATRICK BROWER: Just so long as Layla isn't one of them...
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: True!! Word!!!......I miss
PATRICK BROWER: Why, does he always duck?
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: No, he's visiting Mama
Gardner in Mass. It is TOOOO quiet!!
PATRICK BROWER: SHUSH!! Um, anyway, I agree on your
8 Grahams. Equal parts funny and shocking, this issue, while not the best
jumping on point for new readers, is a more-than-adequate stay-on point after
the events of the past two Civil War issues. So long as the artist
merry-go-round is resolved, this book has the potential to be one of Marvel's
most consistent reads.
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: As you said, I really hope
that people don't bail now that the Civil War crossover is done. It's a really
great book and is definitely worth your while. And, the next time Peter David
comes to town and brings his daughter I challenge her to a bowl-off!!! IF she
beats me, I'll buy her a pony!
PATRICK BROWER: And another Grahamtagonism is now on the history books
forever--unless I screw up the time continuum again. And speaking of that, maybe
next week W. Dal will re-corporate and join us, but if not... Jimmy, you're on
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: You got it!! I won't
JIMMY P.S. HAYES: That was one more for Dal!
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