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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:53 PM


I am a huge Hulk fan (I own every issue from #1 1963 through at least World War Hulk) but I initially passed on this because it's 100% a horror comic take on the Hulk and I'm not a horror fan.

But all the praise it's gotten for being amazing and the reappearances of Betty, Samson, Rick, the Abomination, and even old Joe have made me think again. I think I'm on board.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:45 PM

If we're being honest, the Hulk should have been horror-leaning for a long, damn time, because the whole central conceit is a story of tragic body-horror and the collateral damage that ensues.

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 12:54 AM

I've been singing the praises of Al Ewing for years and it's about time his work gets recognized like this.

 

If y'all hadn't read both volumes of Ewing's Ultimates yet, you haven't lived.


Edited by Internet Jesus, 14 June 2019 - 12:54 AM.

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 02:13 AM

i feel like hulk was horror, untill the avengers showed up...now its just a standard "dark" superhero book. Great, but standard.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 12:49 PM

i feel like hulk was horror, untill the avengers showed up...now its just a standard "dark" superhero book. Great, but standard.

Uh...

 

Have you read the last... 4 or so issues?


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:59 PM

Given that Ewing's work has a history of being "great despite being horribly messed with by events", I'm really glad that he's getting to have an uncompromised long-form run without tie-ins. Even Best Defense and No Road Home, which included Hulk and were by Ewing, didn't affect the main series.

(Did I ever mention here that I got a letter in issue #16?)

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:40 AM

 

i feel like hulk was horror, untill the avengers showed up...now its just a standard "dark" superhero book. Great, but standard.

Uh...

 

Have you read the last... 4 or so issues?

 

 

yeah...its a good book....but the thing with "joe fixit" in the base, felt more "superhero book" than horror...but I will say the ending of the most recent issue brought that horror aspect right back.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:16 AM

Latest solicits show

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 09:22 AM

Eeh, wake me when they get someone to retcon the shit out of Genis Vell's death.



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:18 AM

With Carol Captain Marvel around in the people's minds, they probably won't bring back Genis for a while, aw.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:13 PM

we got A Phyla Vell back...


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:54 PM

I'll take Phyla for now. At least she still brings a little bit of Genis' legacy with her.

 

Although since the Darkforce was used in Secret Empire, and the entire fundamental nature of the MU as a whole got kajiggered during Secret Wars, there might be a way to get Genis back eventually.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

Eeh, wake me when they get someone to retcon the shit out of Genis Vell's death.


Seriously. His death in Thunderbolts still pisses me off.
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Posted 22 June 2019 - 03:41 PM

 

Eeh, wake me when they get someone to retcon the shit out of Genis Vell's death.


Seriously. His death in Thunderbolts still pisses me off.

 

Seeing Genis' figure sell more than Carol's on store shelves makes this old Genis fan so happy.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:23 PM

While some of his stuff is amazing, I haven't always found Hickman's work terribly engaging in the past, and I wasn't completely sold on the first issues of his two new X-books. But I just read House of X #2, and man. There's a lot going on there and he seems to have made someone terribly dull into the single most interesting X-Men character. I loved it.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:36 AM

I'm a Legion fan but not a Bendis fan but if the Legion #1 gets bundled with a Flight ring, I'm definitely buying a copy.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:05 PM

I'm wondering if they're the same ones given out years ago or if this is a new mold?

 

https://www.bleeding...way-in-october/

 

I mean they can't be THAT different, but I'm just wondering.



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:03 PM

Saw a picture and Bendis changed the logo L so much be different.

I didn't get that first ring :( I didn't even hear about it :(

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:19 PM

Here we go:

 

https://www.instagra.../p/B012fd8hQSR/

 

Yeah, the "L"'s a little more angled in this one.



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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:43 AM

Really happy that Wonder Twins did well enough to get bumped from 6 issues to 12. Bendis at DC is the best thing that's happened to this industry in decades!

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