Rise of Arsenal #3-4

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  • fusionater
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    Awesome Linkara. Can't wait for the next one!
  • Poveglia Vega
    All I have seen is he beginning.
    I think my brain just collapsed and created a black hole where logic may never leave. I'm liking it.
  • ladydiskette
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    Geeze....NOW they give Roy Harper impotence? How, what, why, when?!?!?

    Maybe it was the painkillers but wow, I would say that is hitting below the belt, but then that would be kinda the point. Though maybe its karma kicking him in the balls for saying that Black Canary couldn't have children so her opinon didn't count from the last episode.

    If that was the intention, wow, Karma really is the equailvilent of a bitchy high school mean girl.
  • Sewblon
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    The thing is, painkillers don't make you impotent, well not all of them do, but they all make you constipated. The reboot of Roy's character is just going to be him siting on the toilet and mulling over just where he went wrong in his life and wondering what stone the tiles in the bathroom where cut from for 20 issues. Isn't it?
  • SpeedyEric
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    Happy Birthday to me, I'm 25, and I'm enjoying it with a new AT4W.

    5:53- I'm also like that with other fictional characters' names.

    8:16- Holy crap, I was half right about what I wrote on the comments on last week's episode. Roy lost his arm, his daughter, and now his manhood (but not in the way I originally thought (I thought she would cut it off)).

    I got the Weird Al joke. During my vacation from Utah and back this past week, I've been listening to my Weird Al CDs.

    Thank god I only take perscription drugs.

    15:31- This reminds me of how much reader's hated Jason Todd when he was Robin, and them voting him to die during the run on "A Death in the Family," one of the most talked-about Batman stories.

    17:56- Were the writers on drugs when they wrote this crap?

    19:21- This isn't Rorschach's "WHERE'S MY FACE!?" from the Watchmen movie.

    23:17- He DOES sound like 90s Kid if he was a superhero.
  • rockybalboa211  - Happy Birthday SpeedyEric!!
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    I hope you are having a great birthday!

    With that being said, WHAT THE F*%K IS GOING ON??

    Well, it seems that everyone on the site is falling under the spell of Obscurus Lupa. She is like some sort of zombie plague.

    It's also nice to see one of my favorite producers "ThatSciFiGuy" again. I cannot wait till his next video!

    This was a magnificent video Linkara! Also, your SK commentaries with Iron Liz were great as well! :D
  • SpeedyEric
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    I think the Obscurus Lupa thing has happend to me too after I started watching her videos after the Nostalgia Critic's review of "The Room" was released. Hell, since April, she's one of my internet buddies.
  • EpicFish
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    Happy Birthday SpeedyEric! My birthday is actually next Tuesday and I'll be 24. Pretty cool coincidence.

    Diamada and her minion, Ed Glaser, Oancitizen, Jesu and Nash, Welshy, Pip, That SciFi Guy, Dr. Wiki and Suede? Awesome!!!!
  • August M.  - 90s Kid
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    Where was 90s kid? He missed a perfect opportunity to appear and say that Roy(Or DC) are AWESOME for bringing back 90s looking heroes. Don't tell me he disappeared along with Ninja Style Dancer and Harvey.
  • Bobzeaux
    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    90's Kid not showing up at that point is SO NOT HARDCORE, man!!! Not to mention it'd make more sense than what the comic provides.
  • BooRat
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    the 90s are returning in the 2010s! Yes! our era has returned!!! But, yeah, this comic is worst than a 90s "tragic" anti-hero comic as it's trying to be seious!
  • AaronJer
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    "Thank god I only take perscription drugs."

    Heroin _is_ a prescription drug. And there are many other prescription drugs that are virtually identical.
  • Jackass Mask
    Haven't seen a "Previously On..." that epic in awhile Linkara. Very nicely done by all involved, especially by Oancitizen who I assume is now receiving revelations. Probably about how cinema needs to slow down.
  • Moidotcom  - Hey Welshy!
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    Start with the Jack (not much left anyway), finish with the Bailey's.
  • YourMovieGuide
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    Love that the "previously on" segments are back, and the Weird Al stuff. You rule Linkara!
  • Michaela Moore
    HaHa, I've been waiting all week for this review and I'm not even first. Anyway. This was awesome yet again. Roy Harper too bad for the character derailment.
  • King Rocky IV  - Are we on drugs already?
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    That's the only way I can explain that intro.
  • mrskippy
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    Or, you could watch his old reviews and know that that kind of intro used to be a running gag whenever Linkara was doing multiple shows on the same story arc in a comic.

    By the way, I'm pretty sure that it's better to kick your friend in the face than to let them shoot up heroin to the point that they go on insane psychopathic murdering sprees. Hell, from the way his eyes looked, Arsenal was probably about to OD.
  • otherNoah
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    the intro was way better than the comic. someone start making that a series! that review was really cool, great job by all!
  • dolk1  - Awesome
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    great review as allways linkara keep up the good work:)
  • Urameshi13
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    Oh my God! Ghost Lian turned into Christabella!

    Yeah...

    We need a retcon. STAT!
  • BooRat
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    wow I'm surprised that wasn't picked up on in the video! Also, did the ghost gain like 2-3 years in age? at one point she looked to be at least 12!
  • Kari
    Yeah, a few times the proportions of her face were correct for a teenager. A lot of artists don't know how to draw children. This one's a bit shaky on general anatomy, as well. Roy's neck is longer than his head at one point, but his traps are so huge it takes a sec to spot it.
  • BooRat
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    yeah small children's faces are normally drawn more rounded and 'plump' as at that age they still retain baby fat and here her face was too thin and it just made her appear alot older than 5!
  • Kari
    that and they have a lot more forehead.
  • CEL
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    Really?

    After all that fighting and a cliff hanger in the last issue and he couldn't get it up? That's a bigger let down then fruit stripped gum. no seriously i tried that gum brand and it was disappointing.
  • Gunwild
    Reasonable review, laughed several times.

    You aren't "stuck with it" when you mispronounce things like Lian, Vampirella and Cheshire though. Especially if you're trying to communicate with an audience.

    Oh, well.
  • locuas  - Jade conforting roy
    To be fair, she shouldn't have talked about that (the impotence, not their daughter)it is like put salt in the injure(no pun intended). Roy acts like a jerk, anyway.
  • Thecrazygod1  - stop reading
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    I looked at it saw the falling short page closed the book
  • killerexis  - nice reveiw
    nice review
  • August M.
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    I felt sorry for Roy at first but he ended being a total asshole. I hope Lian gets revive in the relaunch and for Roy to get back into his old self.
  • wyrdspooky
    is it sad that i noticed that during the crazy ritual rambling guy, he recites Nella's Pony Epic from NChick's MLP review?
  • smeghead4269
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    As crazy as that "Previously On" segment was, it still made more sense than Transformers 3.
  • August M.
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    They just keep on getting better and better. Sad that Linkara didn't contribute anything to it like the past ones.
  • Stall
    DEAR FUCKING CHRIST. That "Previously On" segment went on WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too long.
  • FullmetalNinja25
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    One of my favorite "Previously On" segments so far loved the bits with Welshy, Diamanda Hagan, Nash and JesuOtaku. :D
  • marktg  - wow
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    I wonder why DC does stuff like this and then realize that I will never understand comic book companies
  • Minion of Yahtzee  - What happened to Roy after this?
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    Well voice in my head, I'm glad you asked. After checking on wikipedia after this Roy goes on to join Deathstroke in his book "Titans villains for hire" Good review Linkara and I look forward to the Fall of Green Arrow.
  • Kari
    I tried to read that but. . . why does anybody work for Deathstroke, EVER?
  • Thorhiss  - It's called detox, and no, it's not fun
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    Of course his halucinations are going to be worse then if he was on the drugs, it's called being addicted.
    It just gets harder and harder until he snaps and takes more. Tis how it works.
    Detox centers are full of screaming people in agony. Drugs fuck you up kids, stay in school. :P


    By no means is this at all deserving of any awards, but your argument that it should be pleasant, and it was better when he was on the drugs... Really just made me grown.

    Great review tough~
  • Linkara
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    I understand that detox is not a fun process and that it can cause some of what's happening, but the form in which this is all occurring feels really, REALLY forced.
  • Draggonslayer26  - Linkara
    I can't get past the frist page of the comments it wont let me go any furthure and what video was it where u cloned spoony
  • mehja
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    Unbelievable this won a prize for correct portrail of drug abuse.
    I know "educational" brochures that tell you the same would happen if you smoke pot.
    And what we learn from that?


    Doing drugs is not as bad as our parents would like us to think and
    pot, crack and heroin are pretty much the same anyway.


    Great lesson!
  • Furluge
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    The choice is obvious. Go with the Baileys. I know I did.
  • VioletZer0
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    I think we invented a new term.

    In the style of Narrative Magic, now we have Narrative Craziness.

    Basically, getting a character to a position with little or no explanation and falling back on the simple "He's just crazy" retort. So we don't have to show anything to develop a character. He's just crazy, that's why these things are happening.

    Notice how crazy rhymes with lazy.
  • Adnarim
    I've seen "How to Be A Great Writer" articles that actually advise you to do this– even to the extent of suggesting some handy mental disorders you can afflict your hapless characters with, to give them "depth". I agree it's generally a horrible cheat.
  • Sewblon
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    Mental disorders can inform a character's actions, or even be their primary motivation. The problem in this story is the execution.
    1. Roy's mental disorder comes from no where. Because painkillers don't cause hallucinations and neither does losing a loved one, at least not by itself.
    2. The nature of his disorder remains completely vague. i.e. we never know its name, nor can we differentiate its effects from those of Roy's grief.
    3. It disappears at the end of the story for no reason other than "it has served its narrative purpose."
    4. Worst of all, even in context of the disorder, Roy's thoughts and actions make no sense. The heroin makes him beat people up and hallucinate instead of becoming lethargic, which it should do because it is a depressent. The comic leads the reader to believe that he is acting on order of the hallucination of his daughter, when he does not believe in it at all.
  • Eye Carumba
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    Holy Moses, Oancitizen just COMPLETELY OWNED the "Previously On..." segment. Best one so far! Plus, SUEDE!
  • Draggonslayer26  - Lian
    This comic made light of child death and drug abuse and that made me sick
  • Seelenamt
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    Linkara, E-High five for the Half Life:Full Life consequences jokes.
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