The Terrifics: Meet the Terrifics by Jeff Lemire

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29 thoughts on “The Terrifics: Meet the Terrifics by Jeff Lemire

  1. Oh dear this sounds bad ๐Ÿ˜‚. How you describe Lemire’s writing reminds me of his series ‘Sweettooth’. Man that had some writing that tried to hard to be deep. To me, that serie started interesting but ended terrible

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    1. It surprisingly really was! Ohhh, I’ve seen that series around but I couldn’t tell if it would be something worth trying out. Clearly you’re making it hard for me to ever want to give it a shot now hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve read Jeff Lemire’s Descenders series, just the first volume, and found that pretty fascinating though! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Have you ever tried that one?

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      1. Sweet tooth started good! I really liked the first volume, but after that it started to annoy me more and more to the point I was loudly complaining to people while I was finishing the series. Rarely a book has made me that mad :-P. It started with an intersting dystopian setting, but the story was dragged for way too long and a lot of things just did not make sense to me. This combined with the ‘deep’ writing trying to make the story make sense was a real turn of for the story. I like some of Lemire’s other work though, so maybe this book is a bad example of his work. Essex country is nice for example. I’ve read the first volume of descender and liked it a lot, but seeing how my opinion of Sweet tooth changed I am scared to keep reading… ๐Ÿ˜›

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        1. Ohhh, okay. You’re giving me hope for that series then. I’ll give the first volume a try whenever I get the chance, and if it rots at any time, I’ll either blame you or blame you. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Okay, okay, I’m kidding! But it really does sound interesting though. And I’m with you on continuing Descender. I didn’t continue out of fear that it might venture into territories that might ruin its originality; and also because I just never got around to getting my hands on the next volumes. I am still willing to try it at some point hahah! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  2. Okay…wait for it…wait for it: I guess this wasnโ€™t so….terrific? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    The Fantastic Four was pretty much the same thing that sprang to mind when I read this as well. I guess DC is now trying to do the same thing wiht their comics as when it comes down to their movies, trying to beat Marvel, and going about it the wrong way. But I didn’t know that was necessary with their comics line up. Too bad this was such a disappointment. Hopefully the next series will be better. At least the art was cool and hey the review was great as well ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. No, man. Far from terrific. It was terrible hahaah

      I wish it was clearer when it comes down to what exactly the goal of these Marvel-like heroes were, but so far, there’s nothing convincing about the direction they went for this line-up. We could have easily lived on with all the other great series that are ongoing right now for our other heroes… I’m dreading the next volume too, as the character reminds me of another Marvel hero… Just physically… Hopefully he has a story, powers and what not that make him different! To be determined. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. To copy someone else’s work is sometimes considered the ultimate compliment, but in this case, it is just lame.

    There was an anime a few years back called ‘Batman Beyond’. One episode featured ‘The Terrific Three’, an obvious copy of the Fantastic Four. They were Two-Dimensional Man’, Ephemeral Girl’, and LavaMan. 2-D man and E-girl were just that, 2 dimensional and ephemeral, but LavaMan was heavy, and smoldering with a rage of revenge.

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    1. I mean… If there was any real originality to it, I’d have more appreciation, but so far it has been messy and mediocre…

      I loved Batman Beyond!!! One of my favourite animated superhero shows as a kid. ๐Ÿ˜€ I actually look forward to the day they make a live-action movie with that particular Batman!

      I don’t exactly remember that particular episode, which makes me want to revisit the whole series now hahaah But I can assure… The Terrifics is a FAR worse copy of the Fantastic Four and they don’t even TRY to hide the similarities… It’s that bad…

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  4. Damn! I hate it when the writing is not good enough to match the drawing. I need both in my comics really. Sorry it was not what you wanted Lashaan!

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  5. I’m glad you directly addressed the seeming direct copying of the Marvel characters. This is one of the reasons I just cannot get into new comic book characters any longer. I feel like most of them are just repeats of characters and stories we’ve seen before. The only newer comic from DC/Marvel I’ve been able to really get into lately is The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! I love me some Squirrel Girl…

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    1. A pretty sad initiative for this line of comics, but far from an indicator of the quality of some of their other series though. I understand that feeling you have regarding comics, especially superhero stories, but I find myself understanding why they’d sometimes retell stories, especially after a couple of years, since they want to appeal to new fans and get them hooked on these stories. I also like to see how they’d retell these stories, and let these new ones point me towards the original stories that I might not have all read (after all, I have not yet read all of the classic story arcs of all these heroes)! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve never tried Squirrel Girl but I’ve only seen people fangirl’ing over her! ๐Ÿ˜› Glad to hear your love for her!

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      1. I’d love to be able to compare the retellings of these stories to their original counterparts. Unfortunately, my brain does not have a good mind for these sorts of details. All I end up thinking is, “Wait. Didn’t I read this already somewhere else?” The characters are easier to recall, thankfully.

        I guess I’d be more open to this repetition if it was easier for my brain to store all the little details about the stories and keep things in order. Most comics do so much crossing over and back that I cannot keep a single storyline straight! XD Ah well, this is why I tend to reach for manga and stand alone series.

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  6. I am somewhat surprised by Jeff Lemire, I just finished another volume of Descender and I like that series and in general I hear good things about him….But I will be skipping this one. Great review ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. This is a case when perhaps superheroes are just getting a little old. Time to come up with a dystopian world populated by people that have not evolved the same way. Some more moronic than others while some even more moronic and a handful that were born with increased IQs. You’ve inspired me to write something . . .

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    1. Hahahah I doubt superheroes will ever die, there will always be a cycle that will refresh old content and give new readers the opportunity to enjoy them as much as hardcore fans have. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Sweeeet!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m glad to spark ideas for you and definitely look forward to reading just about anything you come up with.

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