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@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  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?


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#41 Maruten

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

I think that subsequent writers somewhat De-Morrisoning Morrison characters is often healthy for them. I've loved much of his work but he does have a tendency to go crazy in ways that aren't always great. There was a time when I would read everything he wrote, but that time is very much over. 

 

His X-Men run was mostly fantastic, and had a huge impact on what came after it, to this day, but I don't need all that much Full Morrison in my life and I certainly don't need other writers going all out to mimic it. I'd much prefer they take these characters, try to find a piece of Morrison to carry with them, but otherwise tidy them up a bit. Nobody is Morrison but Morrison (and I'm not even sure about him frankly). 

 

He's one of those writers who becomes an important voice in the industry and does game-changing work and then after a while maybe sort of evolves into something that feels more like a parody of themselves. 

 

But you know what I love? I love writing that wins me over to the point where I start to love ugly art. I hated Frank Quitely. But he's one of the most iconic X-artists to me now and his work takes me somewhere happy. So I guess I enjoyed Morrison's X-Men run a lot. 


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:34 PM

Excellent points.

 

But I'm still completely bemused at Keiron Gillen's Noh-Varr. What the hell happened there?


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:51 PM

Yeah, his stuff for Magneto was pretty bad, no question.

 

(And yeah, Lord Fanny is really....cringeworthy to look back on. I have my doubts about it being malicious intent, but she's very much a product of the times.)



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:34 PM

But I'm still completely bemused at Keiron Gillen's Noh-Varr. What the hell happened there?

 

Yeah. I mean, IIRC I walked out of Morrison's original mini sorting of thinking... who is this? What is this book? So I'm not surprised subsequent writers have made a mess. 


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:33 PM

I know that what I look forward to in a Generation X relaunch is none of the original characters.

That brings it from a day 1 buy for me to looking at scans of single panels on Tumblr if something good happens.
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:35 AM

Jubilee is in it. Chamber and Husk are already mentioned as definitely appearing.

One of the things is there have been so many different "young mutant" books in recent years and so many kids introed in each of those and in the different main books that there is actually a huge stable of characters to try and pick from and choose. The original class of Gen X are in no way the "young but learning kids" of the X universe any more and that's supposed to be the focus of this book.


-ZacWilliam, also y'know the original were nobodies when they started and you seem to like them fine now, this book may do exactly the same for these kids.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:41 AM

Iceman: Cancelled in under a year.
Gex X: Cancelled in under 2 years.
Jean: Could be interesting, I'd defs give it a go.

Wepon X: You lost me at Greg Land

 

I'll stick to blue & Gold & possibly Teen Jean.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:48 AM

I had hopes for Cable but James "I wrote Cry for Justice" Robinson is on the book, so...

 

Anyway. If Bishop ever shows up again in Gold, I'm in.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:25 AM

Robinson's Scarlet Witch and Squadron Supreme are good, though.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:45 AM

Robinson has certainly done a lot of great work. Could go either way.

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:08 AM

I know that what I look forward to in a Generation X relaunch is none of the original characters.

That brings it from a day 1 buy for me to looking at scans of single panels on Tumblr if something good happens.


Same. And please send the time travelling O5 back now.

Xbooks are trash right now.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:25 AM

I have found it best to just read the run from 1963 to when Claremont left in 1991 at the beginning of the adjectiveless book. Magneto actually dies, the X-Men go on fighting for what they believe in, blah blah blah. Good enough ending without all the WHAAAAT of the 2000s to now. 



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:50 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 

 

Wow!  That cover is just pure crap.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:43 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 


It's terrible Andre Leroy Davis art as part of Marvel's terrible hip hop variant cover initiative
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#56 Maruten

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:53 PM

Are they really not even putting the actual logo on that variant?

I guess if I was Marvel I wouldn't want people thinking it was a genuine X-Men book either.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:47 PM

'Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets hit by lightning? If it's like me it asks for a sugarcube then goes back into the stables.'

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 

 

Oh my God, is that art from a Mad or Cracked Magazine parody story? Because it REALLY looks like it. 



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

'Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets hit by lightning? If it's like me it asks for a sugarcube then goes back into the stables.'

 

"And starring Sarah Jessica Parker as STORM!"



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:23 PM

So if I understand Marvel correctly the X-men won't be doing mutant stuff anymore, their mission statement is to be "generic Superhero team?"





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