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@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that


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#441 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 05:23 PM

Heroes in Crisis is still making me dislike Tom King. Vision was good. Omega Men was good. This...with Wally West most likely being the Sanctuary murderer after bringing him back in Rebirth?

This is bullshit.

I've found that I seem to like one out of every two series that Tom King does.  Omega Men didn't do anything for me, but I liked the Vision.  His Batman (the wedding fakeout especially) I disliked, but I thought his Miracle Man worked.  

 

So...I guess whatever series he does AFTER Heroes in Crisis, I'll probably end up liking?  I'm trying very hard to just ignore Heroes in Crisis.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 02:12 PM

Got to pick up War of the Realms #1 today and I was surprised how much I really, really liked it. Probably the best Modern Marvel event start next to Hickman's Secret Wars and with a more "Classic Marvel" feel. It felt a bit like Infinity Gauntlet to me, in a really good way. That is kind of my Marvel Crossover benchmark (along with maybe the first 1980s Secret Wars) and this was nicely similar.

-ZacWilliam, I was gonna buy the McElroy's spin-off mini anyway, because those guys are awesome, but now I'm even more onboard, and definitely looking forward to see how this goes.

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#443 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:25 PM

Just read the spoilers for Heroes in Crisis.

 

I can remember a version of myself who would have been real mad at this. Nowadays, I kinda just feel bad for everyone that's still in the game, spending their hard-earned dough on stuff like this.

 

(I mean, I guess someone out there will be happy looking back at the $36 they paid for this story. And hey, bless their hearts.)


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM

Just read the spoilers for Heroes in Crisis.
 
I can remember a version of myself who would have been real mad at this. Nowadays, I kinda just feel bad for everyone that's still in the game, spending their hard-earned dough on stuff like this.
 
(I mean, I guess someone out there will be happy looking back at the $36 they paid for this story. And hey, bless their hearts.)


I still have a hard time reconciling this and Vision coming from the same pen, but there we go.

If Geoff's Watchmen masturbatory fantasy had actually been on schedule we probably wouldn't have this. We'd also probably have a Legion. And a Justice Society. But hey, Rorschach and Batman right?
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#445 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

I still have a hard time reconciling this and Vision coming from the same pen, but there we go.

 

Looking back on it, the signs were there.

 

I was never a Runaways guy, but if I was, I might have felt a certain way about taking one of the leads of that book, making him part of a sketchy (and kinda OOC for the Avengers) spy operation, giving him a heretofore unknown drug habit, having him kill a little kid, having Vision fight his way through the Avengers for the opportunity to kill him back, and finally killing him off.


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#446 Verity Carlo

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:50 PM

Identity Crisis 2: Electric Boogaloo


 

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:39 PM

So weird to see the outrage. Like I mentioned before, Rebirth Wally never registered as the same character Mark Waid wrote, so to me it's just an imposter being taken down a peg.



#448 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:03 PM


Snagged War of Realms #3 when I was at the store for Free Comic Book Day this morning. It remains a really fun and well written and clearly well planned Event series. I have not been reading the years of Thor that built up to this and I'm understanding and enjoying it a lot. Recommended.

-ZacWilliam, also enjoyed the Avengers FCBD issue which is a preview of where the book will be going when War ends.
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#449 HellCat

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

Randomly posting because I'm still not sure why I bought the most recent run of West Coast Avengers.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:05 PM

Tom King's Vision mostly got acclaim because it was an Oscar-bait movie in comic form. In retrospect it wasn't that great.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:12 AM

It broke new ground by showing the neighborhood weirdness that DC/Vertigo had done back in the 90's.


 

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:18 AM

The fact that they killed

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make me feel good about ignoring the X-Books right now.


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#453 Daith

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:39 PM

Oh no they killed a character..... theyll be back the next time some other writer wants to use them.

I guess the how they killed the character has a group of transgender rights people up in arms about it. While I kinda get the why it could rub them the wrong way its like they have no idea what the X-Men comics have dealt with in their entire run. Bigotry and fear of the different have been the biggest social fight of the franchise.

But then again another group of fans are just angry that a hand to hand combatant like the character in question got taken out by a bunch of drunk teenagers.

But then there is the post Age of X-man fallout that has the majority of the X-Men most likely returning to find how much shit happened while they were dead and that Cyclops and Wolverine are somehow also got revived and are running the X-mens name into the ground.

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#454 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 03:50 PM

I guess the how they killed the character has a group of transgender rights people up in arms about it. While I kinda get the why it could rub them the wrong way its like they have no idea what the X-Men comics have dealt with in their entire run. Bigotry and fear of the different have been the biggest social fight of the franchise.


That doesn't really express the complaints that I've heard. In fact one of the "Trans rights" people I've seen most involved co-runs one of, if not THE, most well know History of the X-men podcasts out there and has actually been drawn as a character in X-books. These people absolutely know what the metaphor is.

As I understand it the problem is largely that the death involves very clear representation of anti-Trans bigotry and violence but the X-men have not ever actually featured any Trans characters. I've heard it expressed as something like "using Trans pain and suffering without being willing to actually represent those whose pain they are co-opting for drama."

-ZacWilliam, as I understand it at least I'm sure others could explain better.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:01 PM

Hadn't heard anything about that. Definitely seems like it was not handled well.

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:43 AM

See I kinda get what's being said but this is one time where I think people could be reading into it a tad more than it was meant to be. The character involved does have a transformational state that is true which may have unintentionally made the situation and language a bit closer to home for Trans people. I don't believe the author actually intended for the situation to have quite hit the mark that it did. I mean the book has been trying to stress the Mutant divide all the more recently and that's pretty much what was trying to be shown as the trigger to the violence. The fact that it could read as something similar to anti trans violence is unfortunate. But I can't say one way or the other for sure. All I do know is it fits squarely into the story being told for the moment. This hasn't been the first time a situation like this has popped up with the X-men but  I do feel more people are having an easier time identifying with it.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:29 PM

Regardless of authorial intent, it was ham-fisted at best, and there was no need to invoke aspects of transphobia into an already well-established history of plain old anti-mutant hysteria.

Furthermore, the idea that Rhane Sinclair would decline to defend herself is a ridiculous insult to her character.

So yeah, screw that bullshit.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:40 PM

Can't speak towards the trans-sploitation issue, but the crappy character/story beats I'm hearing about are not surprising. Rosenberg's stint on Astonishing X-Men certainly didn't read like the resume for a X-writer I was liable to enjoy.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:49 PM

The transphobia was the shit cherry on top of the turd sundae no doubt, but I think what's getting lost in all this is the fact people are outraged a long standing character with decades of history was just casually fridged once again in Comics.

 

Yes, Death has no real permanence (To the point I recall a JLA Morrison run where this issue got lampooned by the fact so few people turned out for Metamorpho's funeral) but I think the remaining reader base for comics are just getting tired of the callous and casual use of death as a way of removing a character a particular writer doesn't feel comfortable/want to write.

 

I mean, when's the last time a character got on a bus and went some place for a extended vacation? Or won a contest trip? Or just decided they needed some down time?

 

Death has become so overused in the medium.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:05 PM

Regardless of authorial intent, it was ham-fisted at best, and there was no need to invoke aspects of transphobia into an already well-established history of plain old anti-mutant hysteria.

Furthermore, the idea that Rhane Sinclair would decline to defend herself is a ridiculous insult to her character.

So yeah, screw that bullshit.


I'll take declining to defend herself over sleeping with her student and lying to Dani about it. Or vomiting out babies and abandoning them. Or eating her father.
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