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REVIEW RATING DEFINITIONS


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GOOD OLD JR"
  REVIEW RATING SYSTEM
Our critics have agreed on the following RATING SYSTEM designations and definitions for their reviews. These designations (with minor alterations) are used for all of our print reviews (comics) and our media reviews (film/DVD).

"BOCEPHEUS"
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (**** stars):
Excellent, a definite must have. Buy it, own it and make it a part of your collection.
RECOMMENDED (*** stars):
Definitely worth experiencing. Even if you don't normally care about this material, you'll want to give this a shot. You won't regret it. 
SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED (** stars):
Worth your time. May not be for everyone, but definitely worth a rental or matinee viewing.
NOT RECOMMENDED (* stars):
You don't want to own it, and it's really not worth the time it'll take to view/read. If possible stand in the store and read it or sneak into the theatre to watch it, assuming you want to kill the time. A future "New Classic on TNT"
AVOID AT ALL COSTS (zero stars):
Dead on Arrival. A total time waster.  Might quite possibly rot some brain cells. Could  make you blind, curve your spine or lose the war for the Allies. Watching paint dry would be a better use of your time. Stink-stank-stunk!

COMIC SPECIFIC RATINGS

BOOK OF THE WEEK:
The best comic of the week either because of its content, its creators, a seminal event or a combination of these factors.
BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Picked Either because of its ongoing excellence, or because of a particularly outstanding recent run, this series is one you should be reading.

All Reviews are 2008 Alternate Reality, Inc. 

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