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@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  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.


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#61 Daith

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:21 AM

Sad to see Slott's run end. He did quite well with the time he had. Part of me thinks he might of not wanted to rewind to Pete being the down on his luck normal joe again.


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#62 Undead Scottsman

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:56 AM

Confirmed Cancelled

Iceman
https://twitter.com/...308206494720000

Hawkeye
https://twitter.com/...267669834215424

Generation X
https://twitter.com/...161608867418112

Unbelievable Gwenpool
https://twitter.com/...192459307347968

MIA

America

Defenders

Luke Cage

Rumoured
She-Hulk

Still Alive
Captain Marvel
https://twitter.com/...257627500298240

Champions
https://twitter.com/...346167559213056

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#63 Chris McFeely

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:15 AM

I think Dan Slott's delivered some of the best Spider-Man in decades, but I also do think he's hung in there a little longer than necessary. Not "Bendis staying on the Avengers after Siege" unnecessary, he's delivered good material and really sold the "Parker Industries" idea without compromising the heart of the character, but it does feel like the time is really nigh for him to move on and I'm glad he's doing so. His first true Peter-as-Spidey versus Norman-as-Goblin saga will be a strong one to go out on, and if his next project can be another Silver Surfer quality book, we'll be the richer for it.

 

Mad as heck about Hawkeye, though, that's literally one of the best things Marvel is publishing right now.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:22 AM

Gwenpool, I think we already knew was coming. America... I can't say I'm upset, since it basically threw out everything I liked about the character, but it's a shame for those that liked it.

 

I dropped Captain Marvel once it became evident that Stohl wasn't getting to write "misanthropic human disaster Carol Danvers" whether she wanted to or not. I'm a little surprised that it's still going if GOTG isn't, honestly.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:13 PM

Add Luke Cage to the confirmed pile

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#66 Internet Jesus

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

I'm sad to see Gwenpool go, she was actually fun.

 

The rest? I can live without. Gen X was fun though.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:54 PM

Gen X with that legacy title only having one or two of the legacy team members until near the end pretty much killed it I think.I would have liked more of the old team reuniting than Quentin Quire and the weird mutant crew. Oh well time for someone else to get stuck with Quire now.


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#68 Internet Jesus

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:32 AM

If only they didn't kill four of the original team...


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 21 December 2017 - 06:41 AM

Huh, I thought Gwenpool was popular...

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:12 PM

She's a cult favourite.


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:31 AM

She-Hulk's writer confirms she is leaving the title. Dunno if it's canceled or if a new writer will pick up the book.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:47 AM

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:34 AM

Finally made it up to the local comic shop for the first time in a few months. 

 

The cancelled comics? Weren't even being stocked anyway. 

 

They had four shelves of lenticular covers and four shelves of assorted $1 issues though. 

 

 

Picked up the first four issues of "Punisher: The Platoon". I've heard good things about it, so I decided to splurge and take that risk. 



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:06 AM

going to miss She-hulk, poor Jen's had a rough go of it the last few years. 



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:28 PM

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

Sounds like Charles Soule and Saladin Ahmed have both referenced upcoming Marvel projects, and I can't help but shake my head and wonder why these weren't ready to announce before they had to put out solicitations for last month. (Which is where everyone learned of the big slate of cancellations)

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:39 AM

Seems to me like Cebulski is pretty much making 15,000 physical copies the official line in the sand, with anything that dips below it being in danger of cancellation. 

 

My question though is if he's simply looking at sales figures, or if he's asking questions as to why those sales figures are as they are. I'd hope the latter, as that would help him figure out a better strategy to keep titles from dropping that low in the first place. 



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:07 AM

Looking at the numbers for November, She-Hulk was over 36,000 so that's an outlier. Also, to drop Generation X and Gwenpool, who were both above 14,000 while a title like Ms. Marvel hangs at 15k just seems petty.

Also, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is at 10k, and that doesn't seem to be going anywhere. (At least it better not.)

But if this is accurate:
Monsters Unleashed
Secret Warriors
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Royals
U.S. Avengers (After No Surrender ends)
Black Bolt

Are all sub 15k and would in theory be on the chopping block.

Also Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel are within spitting distance.

EDIT: Okay, She-Hulk was just "Hulk" in October and sold 16,970; swapping over to the old name and numbering scheme must have boosted its numbers or something.

EDIT2: Oh wait, Secret Warriors hasn't been in solicitations for a couple months now and Royals even longer.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:23 AM

My understanding is books like Squirrel Girl and Ms Marvel sell extremely well both digitally and through Scholastic tpbs to kids neither of which tratitional rankings account for, which is why they remain while books above them on these charts are canceled.

Basically they sell great, just to audiences that these types of numbers don't measure.

-ZacWilliam, Monsters Unleashed is the one that interests me. I really like that book (I'm a few issues behind because I haven't seen an issue on stands recently) but even really liking it (its just kinda a fun old fashioned kinda comic) I expected it to have been canceled by now. Maybe the trades of the Monsters Unleashed event did really well through Scholastic and gave it a foothold in that market before the regular book launched...

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:06 PM

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