Countdown Part 1

(286 votes, average 4.94 out of 5)
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  • awil
    First?
  • THOOM
    Supershow as usual.

    Roadrunner motif at the beginning was nice and now I understand that is the theme for countdown: Running Around Looking For Crap and Chasing Things.

    The cover of issue 42 (Enter:Clayface) "evokes disturbing mental imagery"? What's that, a Scat fetish? ...I didn't even think of that until you suggested it.

    I was excited about Duela Dent, because this was a character I (at the time) had discovered in an old Teen Titans issue (Wedding of Donna Troy) and I wanted to know more about the character....Then she gets wasted a couple of pages after her (and the series') introduction. Ooookay.

    All of the issues you have there on the couch are bagged and boarded? Since you hate this series and clearly place no value in it, I suppose your LCS gives you free bags and boards, like mine. I guess every store does that nowadays.

    The handcuff thing is a nitpick. The plane thing is worse, but it's a weekly comic, they are rushing through this, there would be some minor continuity problems. I noticed the evening to day sky, but at that point, I was more concerned that a few issues in, and I felt no tension for these characters.
    I still had no interest in the story at that point.

    "The kids are acting more mature than the writers!" You hit the nail on the head. That explains alot about the state of mainstream comics.

    On the death of Lightray page, I was hoping that you would read Superman's dialogue in the dramatic manner in which it was written: "What does it mean for the universe...
    [size=large]WHEN A GOD DIES!!?[/size]"

    Shall we make a list of "pointless miniseries" and storylines in other titles that you had to read if you wanted to get all of the story of Countdown? Fellow 4 Wall Fanboys, feel free to cut, past and add onto the list. See how big it gets:

    Salvation Run
    The Lighning Saga
    Amazon Attacks
    Death of the New Gods
    Countdown to Adventure
    Countdown to Mystery
  • Linkara
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    The review was already starting to get a bit long, so I cut out the part where I commented that "WHEN A GOD DIES!" gets said like three or four times in that issue.
  • ladydiskette
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    I love the review covers of your episodes. Cartoon Linkara is so cute and adorable I just want to cuddle the heck out of him :D
  • nintendude323
    people hate it when you say that for some reason.... :0
  • thelastlife0726  - Collect the whole set!
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    Do you think Darkseid has a Darkseid action figure? That one from the Superman/Batman series was really cool. Do you have his phone-number.
  • awil  - :D
    First.
  • Coldguy
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    :dry: I am worried...you might not make it
  • Chosen Zelos
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    Oh, he'll be fine. It's not gonna kill him.

    Though, while I bring it up: Link, if this does kill you, can i have your hat?
  • ladydiskette
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    What......the Pied Piper is gay? o.O
  • Skitch  - I was wondering how you were going to handle this
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    I'm a little let down that this whole thing is going to just be reduced to 2-3 eps...but I realize that making many more videos than that would've been a heavy demand from you, much moreso than would be needed to go over this series in the detail that it deserves, at least!

    I trust your judgement, though, and will watch this mini-series through to the end, and only imagine how much more painful it would've been to actually read the real comic series. :s
  • Deimos1984rd  - Hang in there Linkara
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    I notice DC is killing off people like no tomorrow in these issues, good lord.
  • megamonmon
    if u think thats bad check out ultimatum
    they kill of dr strange, daredevil and spiderman
    FREAKING SPIDERMAN!!!!!
    i hate ultimate marvel
  • Techno Loader
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    lol, come on man, you can do 51 different eps! No problem!
  • The Mellow Filmmaker
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    He could do a review of each one, but if he did that he would be reviewing it for an entire year. Why do that if he could just do it in three weeks?
  • Malcorl  - awesome
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    great job I'm not a big comic fan though I have to say it makes me want to go out and buy some Green Arrow comics provided they aren't crap hahaha

    The Wolfman Jester :woohoo:
  • darkpice
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    sweet vid linkara. im still torn though on who has a better song intro, you or spoony. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... .........
  • The Mellow Filmmaker
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    I say between them Linkara because I like it better and Linkara's is an original song written for his show. I think the real question is; which theme song is better Linkara or AVGN?
  • Disinformation
    It's an ugly job reviewing Countdown.
    But you did, so I thank you for suffering for our entertainment.

    Oh and the ending Music is great
  • Vincent
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    Godspeed Linkara, Godspeed. :dry:
  • pkisfubar
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    what a wonderfull start what a joy to watch you vids keep up the wonderfull work


    oh no 2 linkara this cant end good
  • Roulette
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    Right, time for betting.
    3 to 1 says Countdown kills Linky before he can finish it all off.
    5 to 2 says the the cyborg gets him before the end of the review.
    12 to 1 says he winds up lining up all the comics in a row and shooting them one by one.
    100 to 1 says turns evil, turns good again, then turns evil at the drop of a hat in a move that makes no sense whatsoever.
    Place your bets!
  • Disinformation
    "12 to 1 says he winds up lining up all the comics in a row and shooting
    them one by one."

    I would say putting them in a row and killing all in just one shot, b the way has the gun a name like Sledge Hammers Susie?
  • Animikean
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    But is he in a skimpy skirt for no good reason?
  • Condorel  - Ouch
    Great review, as always... one of your better ones actually.

    But as a guy who never followed DC, I think some of my brains just dribbled out my left ear trying to follow this mess of a series.

    Anyway, thanks (I think)
  • Jaws900
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    Fantastic......I mean Linkara not Countdown. hat really was crap.
  • dontknowdontcare  - HA! Nice.
    Pure awesomeness Linkara, you deserve a medal for having to go through this crap. Hell, you'll have earned a car or private Island when this is over.

    "Attention future comic book writers, artists and editors, watch this show to get a clue!"
  • Thule
    80's movies reference galore. Loved it.

    I choked on my beer at the Rambo bit.
  • Lan Moore
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    Aww here it comes! pow!
  • catboyjeremie
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    Oh my goodness! The continuity of this video is out of control! All the comics next to Linkara keeps changing the way they're placed! I hope you're aware Linkara, these darn crappy comics might be trying to pull a trick on you! :shock:
  • ThatHalf-BloodWithTheBrawn
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    Love the artwork for before you play the video, dude. Though, personally, no offense or anything, but I just don't see what makes Harley Quinn attractive. Personally, the latex-clad Catwoman turns me on ANY day. Oh...... :woohoo: ... :whistle:
  • redjirachi
    I's because Harley Qunn has such a fun and bubbly personality for a villainess-it would help Linkara get over this comic,which is failure
  • soldierstar
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    Saying "pointless mini-series" takes a lot of breath, you should say PMS instead, less effort. Then you could say "Countdown was PMSing all over the place!"
  • Stack  - Wow.
    Best comment ever!
  • Tankor
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    This is why I don't read DC comics: SO DAMN CONFUSING AND POINTLESS STORIES!!!
  • Gorvar
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    Question: didn't Batman get send back in time by the end of this series?
  • Linkara
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    That's Final Crisis itself. This is just the story that was SUPPOSED to lead up to it.
  • Linkara  - re: OH NOEZ!
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    [quote=Shinizaru]Your continuity alarm is still broken. You need to tweak it a bit more before it's 100% since you shot it..uhh...months ago, I believe xD

    This review is pretty good...I need to get into the teen titans comics, since i didn't even KNOW about Harle being a TT....or...y'know...much of anything about any of the comic series'....I'd probably be more interested in the superheros than I currently am if I did...give me money to do this? XD[/quote]
    I should note that there's a difference between Harley Quinn and Harlequinn. XD
  • Solitair
    Jeez, that's almost as bad as Kal-El and Kal-L.
  • redjirachi
    That's Final Crisis,not Countdown.
  • qmattp  - linkara
    your theme is starting to get catchy :dry:
  • ThatScottishGuy  - re: :D
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    [quote=awil]First.[/ quote]

    [size=large]DIE
    [b][u]NOW[/u][/b][/size]
  • Richard Wesker
    Crossovers, events that take forever to finish, pointless mini-series out the wazoo.....these are the reasons why I don't collect comics like I used to. I shouldn't be laughing as hard as I am at Linkara's reviews, because comics companies like DC and Marvel shouldn't be setting themselves up to be made fun of this easily! GAHHHH!!! It makes my blood boil to think that the industry may be going down in flames, albeit slowly, because of its mostly self-inflicted wounds!
  • Devondoiaru
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    :lol: i have a toy robot hand like that too that is awesome
  • Lybra
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    Wait a minute! Wait just one minute here! Karate Kid contracts some disease so they won't let him go back to the future. So, then he and Triplicate Girl globetrot to find the cure... Okaaaaay? *cleansing breath*
    If KK and TG could find a cure to the disease in the present, then the solution would obviously be there in the future as well. At least some record of it would be. So then why keep him from going back where they could knock the disease out lickety-split? Furthermore, if the JSA is worried KK's disease is contagious, then isn't Karate Kid more dangerous to keep in the present than the future? If this disease is fatal or something he runs a serious risk of changing the future irreparably. Not to mention the fact that's he's traversing the country, if not the world, further bringing the risk of an epidemic. It... It boggles the mind! I could go on and on off of this, and this is just one sub-plot!
    Sheesh... now I know why I don't read comics that avidly... I need a drink.
  • Shinizaru
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    Also, I believe that this is just another thing that he was so flusteredly angry with this entire series that he didn't even touch on htat xD

    Also, a very WEAK justification is that the cure was lost sometime between present and future? (-shot for ignorance...and defending countdown-)
  • Booze Zombie
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    Wait, what?

    This is like the comic version of Space Jam, a self-perpetuating advertisement.
  • Shinizaru  - OH NOEZ!
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    Your continuity alarm is still broken. You need to tweak it a bit more before it's 100% since you shot it..uhh...months ago, I believe xD

    This review is pretty good...I need to get into the teen titans comics, since i didn't even KNOW about Harle being a TT....or...y'know...much of anything about any of the comic series'....I'd probably be more interested in the superheros than I currently am if I did...give me money to do this? XD
  • Crazy56U
    I forget, which one was that?
  • Karnot
    Did i mention how utterly horrible the opening "song" is ?
  • Meguzara  - Dude
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    Not cool, Linkara's song is awesome, so shut up!
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