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@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

I will say that replacing most of their big names all at once was probably a bad decision for sales. But, like, lady Thor still sells better than dude-Thor did before he was replaced.

 

Also, I feel like Marvel's diversity initiatives would do better if they actually expanded their talent pool and used more diverse creators than The Guys Who Have Worked For Marvel For A Decade Or More.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:42 AM

Yeah, the problem wasn't making their line-up more diverse, the problem was that it started feeling like Marvel was treating it more like a marketing gimmick rather than a legit desire to diversify.

 

Like, when they did it with Carol, they were really just protecting the Captain Marvel trademark;  and while the book was never a big seller, it brought in the mythical new readers and likely is what started Marvel down this path, leading to Ms. Marvel becoming a breakout character and then to the new Thor being an outright hit.  But by that point, it feels like Marvel saw dollar signs and didn't actually pay attention to the surrounding circumstances of WHY those changes were popular.  So we wound up with, off the top of my head

 

Hawkeye

Captain Marvel

Ms. Marvel

Thor

Hulk

Captain America

The Falcon

Iron Man (twice!)

Quasar

 

All being new characters (or at least sharing the name with a new character), plus stuff like Iceman being outed.

 

Unfortunately, that idea loses it's impact after a few goes, and what felt like an organic growth then feels like it got targeted by the corporate overlords for mass production.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

You hit the nose right on the money, I've mentioned it before that all art movements go through a cycle of a Renaissance, a zenith and a decadence.
A new art form is born, other artists add to it raising it to greater heights, and eventually artists forget what made the movement fresh in the first place and it devolves into a parody of itself.

Undead Scotsman's post pretty much describes that cycle perfectly. And we are currently in the Decadence phase.

Take 90's comics for example. The 90's didn't start out as the 90's it started out well meaning enough with breakout hits like dark Knight returns. Brought to a zenith when image was founded and eventually devolved into a massive ball of grim n gritty giant guns, muscles, mullets and pouches.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:49 PM

There's also bad writing.

 

America, anyone?

 

Also, Mark Waid writing teenagers. Ugh.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:16 AM

I dunno, I kinda like America...but I'm weird. I hated the whole "Batgirling" of comics, but eventually really loved Hellcat and others.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:31 AM

There's also bad writing.

 

America, anyone?

 

 

-=looks at PnR threads=-

 

I will not deny that America certainly needs better writers right now, if not just a total reboot. :p


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

Like, when they did it with Carol, they were really just protecting the Captain Marvel trademark;  and while the book was never a big seller, it brought in the mythical new readers and likely is what started Marvel down this path, leading to Ms. Marvel becoming a breakout character and then to the new Thor being an outright hit.

I would argue that it was just as much to give Marvel a prominent female superhero they could make a movie out of. Because otherwise, they've got, what? She-Hulk and Storm?
 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:57 AM

Marvel literally has to put out a Captain Marvel comic every few years or so or they'll lose the trademark, and you know DC would immediately snatch it up so they can rename Shazam! back to Captain Marvel.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:01 AM

Sure. But it can be two things.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:58 AM

So got done with the last issue of Spider-Men II and really for Pete and Ultimate Spider Miles nothing really goes down that hasn't been seen going on in Miles title already. But 616 Adult Miles.....

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Not sure how to feel about this.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 04:47 AM

It's Bendis. Everything he's just done for Marvel is meaningless now that he's going to DC. Watch this get swept under the rug.

 

Unless Reed and Sue come back.


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