How is Checkmate?

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  1. Binker Registered

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    I couldn't get it today (if I can't get it tomorrow, then its next week) but I wanna know how was everyone's thoughts on it?
     
  2. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    I thought it was really good. Familiar characters in new roles, and a pretty interesting theme of checks and balances going throughout the issue.

    It's got the same sort of tone of OMAC Project minus a few brightly-clad superheroes, so if you liked that you'll probably like this.
     
  3. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    i dont like the fact that they kill
     
  4. GreatGuardsman! Registered

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    It was all right, I enjoyed the issue when I bought it. I'll continue to buy the series an see if i'll still read it though...
     
  5. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    I don't see why; they're a government agency, not the JLA or something. You might as well get mad at the cops in Gotham Central for having to use guns. The two people that have been shown killing aren't even superheroes. And Alan Scott did say that he wanted minimal loss of life.
     
  6. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    fire slited some ones throat
     
  7. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Ah, didn't see that.

    Well, I still don't understand why it should be a big deal. Of course it's significant, but they're a legally-sanctioned government squad sent to take down a bunch of cultists and terrorists. The primary argument against superheroes killing is that it would be them taking the law into their own hands. These people aren't taking the law into their own hands because the law is on their side; in fact, they are upholding the law by doing what they're doing.
     
  8. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    dunno, just didnt like it
     
  9. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    dont dry hump me nikka
     
  11. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    Great another jplaya :o
     
  12. The Flash! Registered

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    Isn't there an official thread for the book? Just asking...
     
  13. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I decided to not get this book. It just screams of a SHIELD rip off if you ask me.
     
  14. GreatGuardsman! Registered

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    I agree, hippie hunter. :)

    But I'll still check it out like I said.
     
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    I'll be picking up the TPB! :up:

    I like comic Black Ops and I missed series like Suicidie Squad and Checkmate. A welcome return.
     
  16. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Only a hndful of guys including my self are allowed to mock Jplaya, apologize now.
     
  17. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    yeah but unlike shield it has its own book. but now that dc is doing it marvel will comeout with theirs.
     
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    in case u didn't know fire used to be a spy working undercover in the U.S. before she joined the league.
     
  19. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    That be great.:up:
     
  20. Anubis Sup?

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    Only it would probally be a half assed effort.....:(
     
  21. Harlekin Business

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    I was debating on whether to pick this up or not. I'm a big Count Vertigo fan, so how was he written?
     
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    I thought it was excellent, this is Rucka's forte - espionage and the politics that controls it all.

    Yes, it is similar to SHIELD, but I see nothing wrong with that when it's done this well. It's not like Marvel never borrows ideas from DC.

    As for Fire, I get the feeling that she his having some inner conflict about the killing she has to do and that it will be brought up in the future.
     
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    2/4 stars. Kicking off a book like this is a challenge. How can a writer organically work in the who's who? Turns out just give us a two page spread and tell us. Ah, it worked in the context of the story, I guess. It was good, not great. I'll gladly give it two more issues.
     
  24. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    it just had to have a guy in an eye patch didnt it...
     
  25. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Did it show the Sicilian Defense?
     

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