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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#81 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:44 AM

They're cancelling Silver Surfer? That sucks. This is the most I've cared about that character... ever.
 
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Well the impression seems to be more "it's ending" than "it's canceled" both Slott and Allred have said repeatedly that this is the ending they've had in mind since the start and that they've been building to.

-ZacWilliam, it seems very much "we've come to the end of our story" and not something just decided or rushed, so that at least is good.
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

I believe there is some evidence that there will be other books besides these. I can't remember what it was but I was listening to some Comic Podcast discussing it. These may just be the "Legacy" branded books with others outside that or folded into it later.

-ZacWilliam, maybe, who knows.


I just remembered what it was. The new Runaways is definitely ongoing and part of the Marvel U and not included in the Legacy lists/imprint.

So if there's that then there may be others.

-ZacWilliam, hopefully Unstoppable Wasp cause that book is wonderful and too new to end.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 07 July 2017 - 04:03 PM.

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#83 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:20 AM

 

They're cancelling Silver Surfer? That sucks. This is the most I've cared about that character... ever.
 
--LBD "Nytetrayn"


Well the impression seems to be more "it's ending" than "it's canceled" both Slott and Allred have said repeatedly that this is the ending they've had in mind since the start and that they've been building to.

-ZacWilliam, it seems very much "we've come to the end of our story" and not something just decided or rushed, so that at least is good.

 

 

Oh, that's better, then. Still kinda sad, but at the same time, I'd rather more comic stories ended than ran until cancellation.

 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

Yeah, sorry, I should have been less loose with my terminology.


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#85 D Immortalis

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:43 AM

I feel ike the Allred crew can do no wrong right now, Silver Surfer is wonderful, and Forager over at DC is really a fun read.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:52 AM

Putting this here as a place-holder until I see something more substantive. 

 

One of the comic review channels on YouTube is a bit called "Diversity & Comics". I guess I watched so many other review channels that YouTube decided to send some of his videos my way. Lucky me.  :wtf

 

To say he's not a fan of the direction Marvel's been going is an understatement; apparently, it's become a common bit for him to end reviews by simply ripping the comics up to express how upset he is with what he's seeing. 

 

Apparently, some weeks back someone decided to "retaliate" against him dissing Marvel by trying to dox him. 

 

Long story short? 

 

 

He's claiming that Marvel's Heather Antos knows the someone's real identity, and that even if she had no part in it she still knew about it and condoned it; as proof he offers a purported social media interaction between Antos and the alleged doxxer that he sees as Antos celebrating what just happened. He's now saying that given the nature of the situation, he's suing both Antos *and* the alleged doxxer in court over the matter; he claims to have already filed the paperwork and everything. 

 

It's entirely possible that this is a public bluff, a bit of bravado meant to provoke a response. But if he's really going forward with the suit? The little bit of word I'm seeing is that the person he alleges of doxxing him is also suspected in other doxxing attempts, so there might be something there if he and his lawyer can assemble enough pieces. The question is whether or not he's got anything more substantive against Antos. If not, Disney will squash him in court. 

 

That being said though, if this even hits the courts in the first place, we can probably expect more than a bit of speculation and commentary as matters play out. 

 

...And I can only imagine what would happen if he *does* have something substantive. 



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:57 AM


From your discription that sounds pretty unlikely and much more like an over-histrionic fanboy making up internet drama where he's important than the way reality actually works. I'd be pretty surprised if anything comes of it.

-ZacWilliam, though also from your description there's no way I'm spending my time watching the provided video...
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:56 AM

Isn't this guy the shitbag who's been harassing trans women on Twitter for daring to have a different opinion to him? I have absolutely no sympathy for anything he gets.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:52 PM

can we stop using the word doxxing and just us a real word instead?

 

this guy has a channel of him tearing up issues? what a whiny baby


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

He's such a whiny shithead that even 4chan thinks he's pathetic!

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

In fairness, 4chan has enough of everyone to find EVERYTHING pathetic.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:27 AM

can we stop using the word doxxing and just us a real word instead?
 
this guy has a channel of him tearing up issues? what a whiny baby


How is doxxing not a "real word"?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

*bump*

 

I'm hearing people allege that for some of Marvel's titles, circulation is down to the low thousands. No specific titles have been named by any of the folks doing the allegations, just that physical circulation at least is shockingly low (one person has gone so far as to allege that some titles only get 2,000 physical issues for main runs, not variants). 

 

Has anyone heard any such allegations? 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:42 PM

Numbers of units shipped by Diamond and are available online.

It's not really a matter of "allegations" so much as "easily available evidence".


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

By the way, if you want a better idea of the problems with the comics industry and Marvel specifically, I would highly recommend Colin Spacetwinks' essays "The Problems with Comics", "Shut the F##k Up, Marvel", and "Comics and Cowardice".

 

It'll sure as hell give you a deeper understanding than the likes of that D&C chump.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

*bump*
 
I'm hearing people allege that for some of Marvel's titles, circulation is down to the low thousands. No specific titles have been named by any of the folks doing the allegations, just that physical circulation at least is shockingly low (one person has gone so far as to allege that some titles only get 2,000 physical issues for main runs, not variants). 
 
Has anyone heard any such allegations?


You know it's easy to take claims of "I've heard from people I won't name or specify" badly. Especially when it ends with "has anyone heard" rather than asking about verification or proof.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:59 PM

I'm happy I wasn't the only one who read that like that. 

 

 

 

Marvel keeps ending the comics I read, so I'm not buying single issues anymore .. there's no point. If their "ongoings" only last long enough to 'surprisingly' fit nicely into one or 2 trades volumes... well I can just wait to get those -since that's obviously the format they want me to buy. 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:17 PM

Isn't it more plausible that they are cancelling their books at the 2 trade mark because the ongoing sales are so low that they can't justify producing it anymore?



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

Isn't it more plausible that they are cancelling their books at the 2 trade mark because the ongoing sales are so low that they can't justify producing it anymore?

That's what I'm thinking: for some titles, they're *dragging them out* to make sure that there are enough issues to fit a trade. 

 

I mean, it wasn't that long ago they cancelled that controversial Black Panther title after issue 2 but promised that it would run through issue 6. It could be that 3 - 6 were already in the works, but it also could be that they needed a full six issues for a profitable TPB. 





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