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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)

Thunderstruck.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Burninationblastatron

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Thunderburninator.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)

THATCH-ROOF COTTAGEEEEEEEEES

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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#641 Aberration

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:02 PM

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:37 PM

 

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

 

 

Ned Leeds/Lee was Asiatic in Greg Weisman's "Spectacular Spider-Man" series.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:36 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.

 

Meh. That's probably only because we never had the Hobgoblin properly show up.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:24 AM

Peter's friend is Ned Leeds, a fellow Bugle reporter from the comics (and rival for the affections for Betty Brant) who was framed as being the original Hobgoblin (pre- Jason Macendale, the most well-known version) and murdered by assassins before the truth was revealed.  So, basically, he's just a good guy.

 

Okay. I didn't know who it was. What does Flash Thompson look like in this?


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

https://www.google.c...-homecoming/amp

An article on Flash.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:38 AM

In a Spider-Man thread?

 

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Oh, that Flash. :doh


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:19 AM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:26 AM

Nobody thought Heath "Brokeback Mountain" Ledger could play a good Joker, either.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:19 PM

I think Flash Thompson will be in the half the time it doesn't work. I do think some actors are typecast to a certain type of role so its hard to imagine them doing other kind of roles they haven't done before, but I don't even know Flash Thompson's actor or what he is capable of so all I have to go on is his appearance and from that alone, I just don't get the Flash Thompson vibe. It could be that its a case of same name different character for a different universe like so many Transformers characters are different in Michael Bay's movies compared to the the character of the same name in the 80s (like Skids). Although I don't hold comic book movies to having to be completely 100% accurate to the comic books they are based on, I do expect them to be mostly accurate. More so than I do with  modern and old Transformers characters.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.

It's high school. There's plenty of jocks who aren't huge at that age. Also, these kids appear to be at somekind of boarding school (Peter is roomies with Ned'), so everybody may be somewhat of an academic, and even the jocks may not all be hulking masses. Also, in Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan these days, it's not unusual for non-nerd kids to dress up like hipsters.

Basically, that kid could easily be a Flash in that kind of school in today's NYC.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:47 PM

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 

1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)

2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.

 

 

It's actually 75/25 when you factor in Leto's Joker.



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:40 PM

I blame the Lex Luthor situation more on a bad script and direction. His quirkiness was interesting. Jolly Ranchers and peeing in jars was just gross.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:12 AM

 

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 
1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)
2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

Three. The third being tough guy highschool football star who gets all the girls. That's his number one main attribute.

 

Which doesn't support your agenda on why this actor makes for a believable or appropriate Flash Thompson so I see why you neglected to list it.

 

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

I see "miscast" is now syonymous with "equal opportunities".  You don't look like anything the character from the original source material looks like? Come and audition anyway! You'll very likely get the role!


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:16 AM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:55 PM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.

 

I'm confused... I thought Homecoming was focusing on the highschool days of teenager Peter Parker and his friends, not a movie that has decades and decades of backstory and character development that the modern day Flash Thompson has in the comics. Huh. Homecoming has more relation to the very first Spiderman comics, not the present comics.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

Man, I heard this wasn't even set in the 60s. I just can't relate with these comics at all, so much for source material.

Seriously though. I have nephews in the 15/16 age range who are in sports, wrestling and football specifically. They are VERY similarly built to Tony Revelori. There's nothing wrong with the casting unless you're expecting to see someone who looks 25+ and a bodybuilder.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:49 PM



His quirkiness was interesting.

 

It really wasn't. It was tiresome and grating. Especially the fact he apparently knew who Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent were with no prior set up or explanation. And don't even try the Darkseid excuse - because how would Darkseid know? For that matter why would he even care?

 

EDIT: As for the actual topic though, I'm willing to wait and see before casting judgement on Flash. Given the Machiavellian nature of Disney/Marvel contracts, I'm sure even at this point the Execs are already looking ahead to future Agent Venom movies.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:30 PM

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

 

i wasnt. i knew hed be horrible and he didnt disappoint!

 

but then, i just dont like him anyway. cept for zombieland


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:38 PM

Looks decent but Michael Keaton is great casting for Vulture no doubt and hope we get Mysterio or Scorpion soon.





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