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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#41 Cradok

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:05 AM

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.

 

Back when I was still reading Marvel full time before AvX pissed me off enough to quit, I had a list of ten or so writers who I felt were the best that they had at the time - Peter David, Chris Gage, Slott, others I've forgotten in the six years since, and not one of them was ever on the 'superstar' list that always got to go to the retreats, none of them ever did the big crossover events, they were always getting pulled left and right by those big events.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Heh, well, I think Slott qualifies now, but... his quality maybe hasn't held up so well.
Personally, I think Ewing and David Walker are the best current Marvel writers and the ones most deserving of being "big names". Saladin Ahmed, too, though he's only written on comic so far.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

Phi. Ultimate Spider Man was lame and I completely didn't understand what it was so good. He's Alias, New Avengers and X-Men is completely different story. Maybe he will make me interested in DC again after this awful Lamebirth.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

Another big change: Alonso's out, and... "C.B. Cebulski" is in as editor-in-chief. Now if we can just get rid of Brevoort and Perlmutter...


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Cebulski might actually be good. I remember loving a lot of the stuff he edited (including the first Rubaways series by BKV).

Thank god Axels gone. He took Marvel from Quesadas heights to this shithole its in right now.

Lets hope CB steers the company back to being actually goddamn readable as a whole.

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.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

Geez, Cebulski isn't a name I've heard in, like, a decade.

How rough was that writer's retreat?


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

He's been a big deal for Marvel for many years at this point, though not, like, in America. I'm not terribly surprised he was their pick.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

Cebulski might actually be good. I remember loving a lot of the stuff he edited (including the first Rubaways series by BKV).
 

 

Rubaway's, Marvel's porn parodies already starting? :p


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:00 AM

Cebulski has mostly been working as an talent scout the last few years, and has a rep for finding quality. He used to do portfolio reviews at an Irish con, and I know that people would come from all over to see him. Hopefully that carries over well to being EiC.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

Maybe this time artists and writers will come to Marvel instead of leaving, eh?

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.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

So, solications are out and a few things have popped up.

 

Dan Slott is leaving Amazing Spider-Man, finally.

 

Secondly, Marvel just canceled a load of books.  Among them Captain Marvel, Generation X, America, The Unbelievable Gwenpool, Luke Cage and Defenders ; though Captain Marvel is likely joining GotG in the "Getting put on hiatus while this Infinity Countdown event plays out"

 

Additionally, Hawkeye and Champions have solicitations suggestive of them ending as well, though those could be red herrings.

 

I see people saying Iceman and She-Hulk are in that pile as well, but I dunno where they're getting that info from.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

not my Gwenpool! =[


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

Also, apparently Jim Starlin has cut ties with Marvel, citing the fact that upcoming storylines in the Thanos ongoing basically retread material he was actively working on for the upcoming Thanos graphic novels, making his work redundant.  This was after being rejected as the writer for the Thanos ongoing.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:16 PM

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.


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.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

Starlin has contributed so much to Marvel's mythology, but no power on Earth would make me buy a book he worked on this century. That said, he's a Claremont, a Furman, a Hama... I think there should always be room for him to work on those characters in some capacity. Just stick him in his own little corner like Larry on RAH or Furman on RG1 and let him go crazy. Nobody working on the other books needs to ever give it a second thought, and he gets to keep playing with those toys he gave us. 

 

Gwenpool is a great loss. I'm sad to see GenX axed, although I haven't actually read an issue yet. 


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:14 AM

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.

 
I think that's missing the forest for the trees.  Starlin's big beef is that the series they DID let him work on is itself being made irrelevant by way of the work being done on the ongoing.

"Just to set the record straight, Marvel Comics didn't pull me off any books, they just made it clear they weren't interested in using me on any of the tie-in series to the movies or regular series. Even though I lobbied heavily to write the Thanos on-going that task was twice given to other writers, which is Marvel Editorial's right to do.[/size]
 
"What I objected to and what will be keep me from doing any further work for Marvel Editorial was Tom Brevoort approving a plot for the current on-going series, which was pretty much the same as the Thanos story arc in the graphic novel trilogy Alan Davis and I have been working on for Tom for close to the past year. He had 200 pages of script and 100 pages of pencils on this project when he gave the green light to a strikingly similar plot. The on-going will be in print before the graphic novel trilogy. To avoid spoiling anyone's enjoyment of these two stories I will not be summarizing the striking similarities.
 
"At first Tom denied giving his approval to the plot. When that turned out to be false, he switched to claiming there was nothing similar about the two plots. When that didnt fly he changed his story to it was all an accident. These changes of excuse and other bits of procrastination ate up a month, by which time the current Thanos on-going art team was too far along for anything to be done about the situation. Too bad for me. So I am moving on.
 
"And, yes, Marvel Entertainment has treated me very well and generously. Them I like."


That said, Starlin has a habit of being fussy, so we'll see how long this sticks and if Marvel bothers to try to win him back (again).

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:26 AM

 

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.

 
I think that's missing the forest for the trees.  Starlin's big beef is that the series they DID let him work on is itself being made irrelevant by way of the work being done on the ongoing

Starlin's been in comics long enough to know that the next writer could completely ignore what you've built.

 

The ongoing's been pretty good, though. Perhaps its reception is making him angry when compared to his own work.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:03 AM

Except this isn't the "next writer" this is Starlin being preempted by someone doing a similar storyline, before his story has even had a chance to be published (but well after hundreds of pages have been turned in) and then getting the runaround (being outright lied to according to his account) when he tried to point this out.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:34 AM

So Gwenpool, America, *and* Iceman are cancelled? 
 
Dan Slott's gone? 
 
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I was debating whether or not to make the trek to the main area comic shop given that I can't shake this cold (night shift outside in the cold, so...) but I guess I may just brave it to see how people are taking the news of all these cancellations. 
 
That being said though, I'm hoping no one cancels the Spider-Man comic strip (https://comicskingdo...-man/2017-12-20 ; delete the date to go to whatever the newest strip is). It's how I get my Marvel fix when I can't run up there. 

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:06 AM

Dan Slott is leaving Spider-Man but he may stick around Marvel on another title.

Hopefully the speculation on his replacement is false. (Nick Spencer *shudder*)

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