Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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?

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

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".


Photo

So - Marvel?


98 replies to this topic

#21 Broadside

Broadside

    #HaulOfFame

  • Staff
  • 11058 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:England
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:07 AM

Yeah, apparently it's been selling terribly.
I checked it out a couple of times. It's hamstrung by the art and the focus on Bucky, mostly; it's a lot better when it's about the actual Thunderbolts.

unknown.png


#22 2019

2019

    Merciless.

  • Citizen
  • 42884 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Freezing Tropics

Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:17 AM

I don't read much comics except ones I hear about. I did read Mockingbird and it was amusingly mediocre doctor-who-esque writing until the finale where it turned into offensive character-ruining trash, but by that point it was cancelled anyway.


PM me if you're bored!


#23 bigbot69

bigbot69

    Back and slightly less angry...kinda

  • Citizen
  • 1401 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Derby, UK
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:53 AM

I think for me, I'm at 'amount of comics' fatigue. It seems like everyone and their uncle has a solo comic how, even if they don't actually need one.

Don't get me wrong, some of them have been great: Carnage, Gwenpool. But there's been a lot of guff in there too (Drax).

I'd much rather they pulled back the amount they make each month and focussed on higher quality, fewer big events for the teams. And quite frankly does EVERYhero need a doppleganger at this point?

Deadpool/gwenpool peter/miles Thor/Odinson Sam Wilson/Steve Rogers wolverine/wolverine/old man logan X-men/all new x-men Iron Man/Ironheart ETC. It becomes overkill. I realise they may not want to go the 90's route of 'oh hey the original is gone here's your new replacement for now' and one or two is ok and some have worked really well. But please Stop with over doing it, not everyone needs a 2nd copy!

My 2 cents.


It's a Newcomic (apparently)

#24 Zodberg

Zodberg

    The doctor is in.

  • Citizen
  • 15466 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 03 February 2017 - 03:24 PM

Marvel has a lot of good books and a lot of bad ones. Right now they're in a pretty bad spot

 

- #1 Fatigue. Fresh starts welcoming to new readers has gone past the point of diminishing returns and now with books renumbering because other books are renumbering, ugh.

 

- Multiple "Avengers" books and I don't know which one is *the* Avengers book. Where's the single go-to All-star experience where I can get the biggest (available) heroes in one book which is providing a sense of direction from one event to the next? Uncanny? Waid's book? What's the flagship title?

 

-A big string of bad events. from Age of Ultron to Axis to Original Sin to Civil War 2. If they held off, chilled out, let the status quo develop and set in so that any changes to it would seem like a bigger deal, sure. And none of the events have great concepts, just devices which crap stuff up until they're taken off the table.

 

-They gave The Inhumans an overdue chance to be the new X-Men. I'm not opposed to the idea, the Inhumans can be cool. But it didn't work and Marvel is trying to convince us it did.


Woooo!

#25 Kalidor

Kalidor

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Owner
  • 59947 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:34 PM

I've tried to pick up a few books here and there, but truth is, since they started rebooting and renumbering everything as a regular practice, I just don't know or care what's going on. 

 

The only thing I keep track of now are the movies and shows with characters I love. 



#26 Broadside

Broadside

    #HaulOfFame

  • Staff
  • 11058 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:England
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

- Multiple "Avengers" books and I don't know which one is *the* Avengers book. Where's the single go-to All-star experience where I can get the biggest (available) heroes in one book which is providing a sense of direction from one event to the next? Uncanny? Waid's book? What's the flagship title?


Haven't the X-Men books been doing that for decades, though? Like, there's never less than 2 or 3 "X-Men" team titles at a time.
(It's adjectiveless Avengers that's the "main" one, incidentally.)

-They gave The Inhumans an overdue chance to be the new X-Men. I'm not opposed to the idea, the Inhumans can be cool. But it didn't work and Marvel is trying to convince us it did.

 
It's kind of amusing that the only things that are getting people excited about Inhumans... well, ever, are the ones coming out after they've pretty much given up on Making Them The New X-Men.
(Apparently the current Avengers cartoon is explicitly doing a "hated and feared" thing with Inhumans right now and the creators are talking about how it's "a message that resonates with kids", so... ehhhn.)

Edited by Broadside, 03 February 2017 - 05:00 PM.

unknown.png


#27 Chris McFeely

Chris McFeely

    That was then, this is now.

  • Citizen
  • 9271 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:02 PM

The new Hawkeye series (Kate Bishop, that is) has zoomed WAY up my list. Squirrel Girl's literally my favourite comic being published right now, but Hawkeye's nipping at its heels off the back of the first two issues.



#28 Broadside

Broadside

    #HaulOfFame

  • Staff
  • 11058 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:England
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:06 PM

Yeah? I dropped it after the first issue; it seemed to be trying to squish Kate into the mould of "Fraction Hawkguy, but a girl", which didn't do much for me.

(Also, the fact that Kate (1) is (as Clint pointed out in Fraction's run) rich and (2) just moved across the country... but still can't afford a sign for her door...?)


unknown.png


#29 LiamA

LiamA
  • Citizen
  • 3274 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Charleston, SC
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:15 PM

 

The Vision book... I really hate to be that person who's too dumb to get the big new thing, I really wanted to like Vision, but I just didn't enjoy it at all. I'm terrible. 

 

I'm in the same boat with you about the Vision.  I read the entire series and I felt like I was missing something.



#30 LiamA

LiamA
  • Citizen
  • 3274 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Charleston, SC
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

 

- Multiple "Avengers" books and I don't know which one is *the* Avengers book. Where's the single go-to All-star experience where I can get the biggest (available) heroes in one book which is providing a sense of direction from one event to the next? Uncanny? Waid's book? What's the flagship title?


Haven't the X-Men books been doing that for decades, though? Like, there's never less than 2 or 3 "X-Men" team titles at a time.
(It's adjectiveless Avengers that's the "main" one, incidentally.)

-They gave The Inhumans an overdue chance to be the new X-Men. I'm not opposed to the idea, the Inhumans can be cool. But it didn't work and Marvel is trying to convince us it did.

 
It's kind of amusing that the only things that are getting people excited about Inhumans... well, ever, are the ones coming out after they've pretty much given up on Making Them The New X-Men.
(Apparently the current Avengers cartoon is explicitly doing a "hated and feared" thing with Inhumans right now and the creators are talking about how it's "a message that resonates with kids", so... ehhhn.)

 

 

With the X-Men they always felt like branches of the overall X-Men.  With the Avengers now it feels like you got all these separate teams calling themselves Avengers but they aren't one big group.



#31 Wildwade

Wildwade

    No, no. Finish sounding dumb, I'll wait.

  • Citizen
  • 2718 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:39 PM

Yeah? I dropped it after the first issue; it seemed to be trying to squish Kate into the mould of "Fraction Hawkguy, but a girl", which didn't do much for me.

(Also, the fact that Kate (1) is (as Clint pointed out in Fraction's run) rich and (2) just moved across the country... but still can't afford a sign for her door...?)

 

Yeah, I feel the only time Kate's interesting is when she's bouncing off Clint or the Young Avengers or even Deadpool.  Otherwise she's just kind of obnoxiously stuck-up.



#32 Chris McFeely

Chris McFeely

    That was then, this is now.

  • Citizen
  • 9271 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

Yeah? I dropped it after the first issue; it seemed to be trying to squish Kate into the mould of "Fraction Hawkguy, but a girl", which didn't do much for me.

(Also, the fact that Kate (1) is (as Clint pointed out in Fraction's run) rich and (2) just moved across the country... but still can't afford a sign for her door...?)

 

Kate's dad cut her off a while back. She was bumming around LA without money even during the Fraction run. The thing about the second issue that locked it in for me was the revelation that, rather than just going for Fraction-style "socially conscious urban heroics," there's genuine mind-controlling supervillainy afoot. There's a line these "boutique" superhero books walk that sometimes tips too far away from the "superhero" side of things (the first few issues of Hellcat, for instance), but Kate's is sllllliiiiiiiiiiicing along that line with razor precision, more than Clint's even did. It really has my attention.


Edited by Chris McFeely, 06 February 2017 - 08:31 PM.


#33 Fortress Ironhold

Fortress Ironhold

    Blasphemer

  • Banned
  • 20567 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Copperas Cove, Texas

Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

DorkTower1391-1.jpg

 

Has something happened with Cap that I don't know about?



#34 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17414 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:47 PM

Apparently:

http://www.polygon.c..._source=twitter


-ZacWilliam, short short: Skull used Cube to retcon things so Cap's always been a secret Hydra Fascist. Hydra takes over the US. Oh and Hydra/The Nazi's winning WW2 and taking over 'might' have been the real universe all along.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 27 April 2017 - 03:48 PM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#35 M Virion

M Virion

    Dead Girl Walking

  • Retired Staff
  • 18870 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:50 PM

Spoiler


Edited by Ms Virion, 27 April 2017 - 03:51 PM.


#36 Fortress Ironhold

Fortress Ironhold

    Blasphemer

  • Banned
  • 20567 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Copperas Cove, Texas

Posted 27 April 2017 - 04:56 PM

I swear, it's as if Marvel and DC are having a drunken bet to see who can shed the most fans the fastest. 



#37 Jenny

Jenny
  • Citizen
  • 22999 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:27 PM

I would bet real physical money that in a few years time, there will be a comic mini-series that makes the whole

Spoiler
thing a lie, ala The Crossing and Avengers Forever.



#38 Internet Jesus

Internet Jesus

    And this is the way the world ends.

  • Citizen
  • 22355 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

Spoiler

OK. I've gathered all the relevant pages I could from my digital copies.

 

Here's a very long explanation of why the assumption that the Nazis Win timeline is the "real Earth" is incorrect.

 

As usual, context is KEY.

 

https://imgur.com/a/zPwZA

 

I really hope people read this because it's hard to explain to people who haven't read the entirety of this so far just through text.


Edited by Internet Jesus, 27 April 2017 - 05:47 PM.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


#39 M Virion

M Virion

    Dead Girl Walking

  • Retired Staff
  • 18870 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:54 PM

 

Spoiler

OK. I've gathered all the relevant pages I could from my digital copies.

 

Here's a very long explanation of why the assumption that the Nazis Win timeline is the "real Earth" is incorrect.

 

As usual, context is KEY.

 

https://imgur.com/a/zPwZA

 

I really hope people read this because it's hard to explain to people who haven't read the entirety of this so far just through text.

 

 

Right, I'm just going off Marvel's PR. 



#40 Ironbite

Ironbite

    I summon me in attack position

  • Supporter
  • 28307 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Between the cracks in your wall
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:02 PM

 

Spoiler

OK. I've gathered all the relevant pages I could from my digital copies.

 

Here's a very long explanation of why the assumption that the Nazis Win timeline is the "real Earth" is incorrect.

 

As usual, context is KEY.

 

https://imgur.com/a/zPwZA

 

I really hope people read this because it's hard to explain to people who haven't read the entirety of this so far just through text.

 

 

You're being very oddly defensive over this whole shitty thing there IJ.  Makes me wonder why.

 

Ironbite-....YOU'RE NICK SPENCER AREN'T YOU!?


xC9l3eY.gif




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users