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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

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#41 Internet Jesus

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:10 PM

It's because I've been reading from the start and it's frustrating that people like Rich Johnston didn't read the whole thing and reported things for Clickbait.

 

Man, I just like good stories and things getting twisted around like this is just frustrating. They explain everything like I showed in my imgur folder.

 

You know what else from Marvel is good right now?

Ultimates 2.

 

That's the stuff. Good ol' Cosmic Marvel always cheers me up.


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.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM

I don't care really enough to dig deep into the books. If I did I'd probably be reading them.

The Hydraverse being real is an awful idea, sure, but whether it's the case or not its kinda irrelivant to me on some level. Really the whole tone and concept behind the story is just antithetical to what I want out of my superhero comics. I just dislike the whole concept of a year plus of Cap as a secret terrible fascist villain who manipulates everyone, betrays them and takes over the US. Just yuck. Especially given current world events. The "let's pretend they're not Nazi's in every way that matters" stuff, the confluence of unfortunate to outright offensive themes, and Spencer's ridiculous online hoopla only reinforce that already strong distaste.

I'm very happy all the Marvel Comics I love right now: Squirrel Girl, Moon Girl, Wasp, Silver Surfer and Monsters Unleashed are staying the heck away from the whole thing. There are a few books I had an interest in that I'm now actively not buying until this thing is over and past.


-ZacWilliam, on a positive Marvel note, 1) yes I've heard Ultimate continues to be really good. and 2) the Monsters Unleashed event didn't do much for me but the first issue of the ongoing was wonderful and pretty much exactly what I do want from a Marvel comic.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:36 PM

Good ol' Cosmic Marvel always cheers me up.

 

Eeeeyup.

Bendis is off the Guardians, Gamora and Thanos are still excellent. Nova is circling the drain, which is really unfortunate, but I'll take three out of four things to be happy about in Marvel comics. Especially right now.



#44 Internet Jesus

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:55 PM

Al Ewing is at his best right now on Ultimates. He's the continuity wizard that Slott used to be.

Dude just explained in the new Ultimates issue that the Celestial that showed up at the beginning of Civil War II was a Dark Celestial in his current who-chained-Eternity storyline. And basically gave us the origin of the Celestials, to boot.

He also sprinkled in some Malibu Ego Gem stuff as well as tying in some New Universe stuff. Ultimates is far and away my favorite Marvel book right now and I hope they leave Ewing's titles alone.

Edited by Internet Jesus, 27 April 2017 - 11:01 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.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 11:05 PM

And look at the cast. Captain Marvel is the only white person on the team. America Chavez is 5000% more charming in this book than her own title. Everyone is written masterfully. COSMIC MARVEL. And Galactus is a supporting character.

Ultimates is written well, the art is on point, and it's mostly free from Event bullshit. And even if it gets dragged into them, Ewing does it seamlessly.
And look at the cast. Captain Marvel is the only white person on the team. America Chavez is 5000% more charming in this book than her own title. Everyone is written masterfully. COSMIC MARVEL. And Galactus is a supporting character.

Ultimates is written well, the art is on point, and it's mostly free from Event bullshit. And even if it gets dragged into them, Ewing does it seamlessly.

This is what I want out of Marvel.

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.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:37 AM

I read the first Ewing Ultimates series and enjoyed the first half, but Civil War II ruined it for me. When I picked up a new issue to find out the team had broken up in another comic, I gave up - Ewing has a history of bending events to make them work for him, a high tide that raises all boats, but this wasn't one of those times. I decided I wouldn't be coming back for Ultimates 2 in single issues. But I will grab the trade in a sale at some point. 


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#47 Internet Jesus

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

The break up is pretty much a ruse. They officially are back together in the current issue.

Give it a shot. Some really, really big stuff happened in the past couple issues.

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.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:04 AM

I kinda love that Marvel had to basically come out and say "Secret Empire doesn't matter, real Cap will be back soon!" just to try and quell fan outrage.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

What did they say?

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:12 AM

What did they say?
 
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At Marvel, we want to assure all of our fans that we hear your concerns about aligning Captain America with Hydra and we politely ask you to allow the story to unfold before coming to any conclusion.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:12 AM

So basically the Internet Jesus way of trying to address concerns, got it.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:14 PM

It's infuriating that so many readers can somehow fail to realise that this is one story in a decades-long serial where literally everything is transient and reliant on the whims of the current editors and writers, who will always be a short-term part of the narrative, regularly replaced by new teams with different takes who change, remove and retcon whatever suits them. OBVIOUSLY this isn't the ongoing status quo until the end of time.

 

I'm not saying this whole thing isn't stupid and/or badly handled, but it's one story arc. It will come and go. Even if it ends with "and this was the truest facts, forever" we can be certain that it will be swept away soon enough. How can any person who has been reading comics for longer than this story has existed not know that? And if you dislike it enough to stop reading, that's fine -- you can go back to your old trades or floppies and cocoon yourself in a safer time. It's obviously okay to vote with your wallet and say "thanks Marvel, I'm out til this garbage is done".

 

But it would be sad if the message they get from all this controversy is "don't bother trying to tell stories where anything actually happens", I guess.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:39 PM


Nobody intelligent or into comics for even a year or two EVER imagined this was in any way perminent.

That's not the problem people have with it at all. The actual problems include distaste in the whole concept even as a temporary thing, offense at the tone deaf ideas/defenses from Marvel, and general event fatigue, among other things.


-ZacWilliam, for myself, in a world where our government is disgusting as today I don't want a book about Cap being disgusting, even if he loses/is rescued at ending.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

My problem comes with: Agents of Shield already did this in the framework. And better


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:51 AM

Nobody intelligent or into comics for even a year or two EVER imagined this was in any way perminent.

That's not the problem people have with it at all. The actual problems include distaste in the whole concept even as a temporary thing, offense at the tone deaf ideas/defenses from Marvel, and general event fatigue, among other things.


-ZacWilliam, for myself, in a world where our government is disgusting as today I don't want a book about Cap being disgusting, even if he loses/is rescued at ending.


It sounds to me like the folks at Marvel has basically forgotten that comics were ultimately meant to be escapism, with the bulk of the readership coming back to get a few minutes' respite from the real world.

I've only found a few people who like the current arc; the rest are ready for it to be done with.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

https://heatst.com/e...-to-poor-sales/

 

How is it that a comic featuring Black Panther, Luke Cage, *and* Storm can fail so badly as to be cancelled two issues in? 



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

Putting Storm and Black Panther together again is probably a bad start as far as some readers are concerned. And really, how many Black Panther books did Marvel think the market would carry?! 

 

Regardless, this is sad. Is Marvel right about diversity and social issues suddenly becoming sales killers? That's a pretty shitty position for us to be in.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

So, umm. Some spoilers for Secret Empire #2.

 

Spoiler

 

What.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:17 PM

I'm not quite sure, but is it bad that I kinda dig it?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:18 PM

It's actually a Secret Invasion sequel and everyone's a Skrull?


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