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. 

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

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

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  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.


Photo

The Absolute State of Marvel (and DC) - Superman gets thoroughly Bendised


518 replies to this topic

#21 Zodberg

Zodberg

    The doctor is in.

  • Citizen
  • 15455 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:01 PM

Who dislikes Ultimate Spidey? I feel like time had eroded all the whiners away.
Woooo!

#22 The Magic Man

The Magic Man
  • Citizen
  • 1703 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

Who dislikes Ultimate Spidey? I feel like time had eroded all the whiners away.


Well, even without all the specials and tie ins and mini he wrote, he's still written 219 issues of that book as of today. It's had it's highs and lows.

I mean I'M excited to get Bendis stories in a new setting, but if people don't like it, they don't like it.

#23 Strafe

Strafe

    Secretary of Balloon Doggies

  • Validating
  • 11525 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

I liked a lot of what he wrote with Ultimate Spider-Man, it's my second favorite thing he did while at Marvel. First would be this:

 

tumblr_okn3gvxsvq1uw7ihbo1_1280.jpg

 

tumblr_okn3gvxsvq1uw7ihbo2_1280.jpg

 

tumblr_okn3gvxsvq1uw7ihbo3_1280.jpg

 

tumblr_okn3gvxsvq1uw7ihbo4_1280.jpg



#24 Cattleprod

Cattleprod
  • Citizen
  • 2340 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

Other than Fear Itself* souring me on Bendis in general, what actually made me drop Ultimate Spider-Man was the Ultimate Fallout miniseries that followed the death of Peter Parker story. A six issue weekly series for $3.99 an issue back when 90% of what I bought from Marvel and DC was $2.99, with at least part of the series focused on the Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men, which I'd totally lost interest in years before at that point. I don't think I'd even bat an eye at that price structure these days.

 

*Pretty sure the Avengers tie-in I remember was an evil possessed Thing slugging it out with Thor or one of the Hulks for the entire issue. Holy crap that didn't play to Bendis's strengths.



#25 D Immortalis

D Immortalis

    I've gotta make the world know my name...

  • Citizen
  • 3778 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warwick, NY
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

I dunno...while ive never been a huge fan of "The great one", I will say the time period from Disassembled to Siege is one of my personal fave marvel times (the other being hickmans time on avengers building to secret wars).

 

I always feel like, much with WWE owing everything to one storyline (the union) and all the good and ills that have come since, marvel owes everything modern to that one story, Disassembled, and the associated good and ills that have come since.

 

So, let bendis play to his strengths, which are apparently gritty talky books and teenagers with problems, and give him The Question and Blue Beetle.


Edited by D Immortalis, 08 November 2017 - 04:52 PM.

_+-=-+DAEMON IMMORTALIS+-=-+_

 

Day One is over, The Future's approaching
The embers are glowing, we're spreading the ash


#26 LiamA

LiamA
  • Citizen
  • 3244 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Charleston, SC
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

Wow!  The man whose writing style caused Geoff Johns to go to DC is now working for DC.



#27 Internet Jesus

Internet Jesus

    And this is the way the world ends.

  • Citizen
  • 22354 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:20 AM

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!


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.


#28 Cradok

Cradok
  • Citizen
  • 768 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

 

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!

 

Deal, no takebacks!



#29 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17379 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:39 AM


Ill take that deal for Marvel. Hes had misses, but Ive enjoyed more Johns comics despite his quirks than I have Bendiss stuff.

-ZacWilliam, both do good work in a very small fraction of comic genres but honestly Johns strengths are in the type of book I like and Bendiss are the types Im generally not interested in.
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.


#30 Fero McPigletron

Fero McPigletron

    Not a Maverick! Maybe.

  • Citizen
  • 8751 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Asia
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:44 PM

Yes! Geoff Johns get traditional superheroics. He might get TOO traditional (legacy!) and does go overboard with the overkill but he does epic as epic as can be.

FWXOT0z.gif

   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

Episodes here


#31 Zodberg

Zodberg

    The doctor is in.

  • Citizen
  • 15455 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

but Geoff Johns already wrote Avengers during the period when nobody was paying attention.

 

What turned things around- Big events like Avengers Disassembled? Brian Bendis as the writer? Or good timing as Marvel and DC just happened to catch a ton of readers drawn to comics from the 80s revival? Or a boost in readership from a constant stream of new movies starring the Avengers? Maybe a mix of all those factors.


Woooo!

#32 The Magic Man

The Magic Man
  • Citizen
  • 1703 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

but Geoff Johns already wrote Avengers during the period when nobody was paying attention.

What turned things around- Big events like Avengers Disassembled? Brian Bendis as the writer? Or good timing as Marvel and DC just happened to catch a ton of readers drawn to comics from the 80s revival? Or a boost in readership from a constant stream of new movies starring the Avengers? Maybe a mix of all those factors.

The "revival" of sales for Avengers books happened around 2003-2006. So its definitly the first two. Bendis moving wouldnt be a big deal if it wasnt

Edited by The Magic Man, 10 November 2017 - 12:23 PM.


#33 Johnny Here

Johnny Here
  • Citizen
  • 689 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:51 PM



 

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!

 
Deal, no takebacks!

Get rid of them both!

#34 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7295 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:45 PM

This is big news. I think Bendis has been with Marvel for so long that a change is overdue, so I hope this whole thing works out for them. It's a few years since I loved something he wrote, but I find it hard to get behind a lot of the bashing.

WsuGTl1.jpg


#35 Broadside

Broadside

    #HaulOfFame

  • Staff
  • 11031 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:England
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


unknown.png


#36 AgentOrange

AgentOrange
  • Citizen
  • 1249 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


Al Ewing can't be Johns, he doesn't fetishize dead parents nearly enough.
LOOKDOWN.png

#37 Johnny Here

Johnny Here
  • Citizen
  • 689 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:02 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


Ewing is a great writer

#38 bigbot69

bigbot69

    Back and slightly less angry...kinda

  • Citizen
  • 1398 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Derby, UK
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

I liked a lot of Bendis' stuff:

 

Ultimate spiderman

Ultimate doomsday

Ultimate Power

Secret War

New Avengers

Alias

Spider-men

His Guardians run was fun

 

I feel he get's dumped on a lot online a: because it's the internet, and dumping on people can become a popular meme in itself and b: he did actually write some crap - end of the ultimate universe, Age of Ultron.

 

But then Who HASN'T written crap at some point? So I am rather sad to see him go, but I'm interested to see what he'll come up with.


It's a Newcomic (apparently)

#39 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7295 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

He has certainly done a lot of great work. And while I personally have little interest in cataloging his faults, I suspect that a compelling case could easily be constructed to argue that he has been with Marvel so long that at best he needs a change of scenery to revitalise his work. At less best, perhaps he has degenerated into a lazy parody of his previous self.

Will a move to DC produce work that appeases his recent critics? One wonders.

WsuGTl1.jpg


#40 D Immortalis

D Immortalis

    I've gotta make the world know my name...

  • Citizen
  • 3778 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warwick, NY
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

just for poops and giggles they should put bendis on a book based on Earth-7 i think, which is the marvel earth (7 and 8 are both marvel earths, one of them is ultimate and i forget which one), Drawn by John Romita Jr.


_+-=-+DAEMON IMMORTALIS+-=-+_

 

Day One is over, The Future's approaching
The embers are glowing, we're spreading the ash




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users