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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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#21 Zodberg

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:01 PM

Who dislikes Ultimate Spidey? I feel like time had eroded all the whiners away.
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#22 The Magic Man

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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.

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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:

 

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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.



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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.


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#26 LiamA

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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.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:20 AM

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


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

 

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

 

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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.
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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.

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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.


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#32 The Magic Man

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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

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:51 PM



 

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

 
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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.

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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.


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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.
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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

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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.


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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.

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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.


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