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@  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.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.


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#141 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:52 PM


Minis are a good way for Marvel to try new Character/Creator combos without getting the stigma of "They Always Cancel Everything" if something doesn't take off.

-ZacWilliam, They need to be careful about launching too many books at once though. Comic audiences are only so big and can only support so many books at current prices. Even if you launched 6 wonderful books the audience may only have funds to buy half that no matter the quality.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:37 PM

Looks like Coates is finally following up on the Space Wakanda plot thread left by Hickman.

I wonder what theyre doing with Madrox. Didnt they JUST kill him?

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:05 AM

 

I'm kinda enjoying the buildup to the Infinity event...Wednesdays Countdown prime was a good story wrapped in a recap. and also managed to feature a cameo by SHAZAMs arm, leg and cape in the "other realities Captain Marvels" montage, so that was a fun geek moment.


That's... kinda freaky for me. When I was collecting Peter David's Genis Vel Captain Marvel and it was cancelled, he was moved to Fabian Niceiza's Thunderbolts (because Songbird and Genis were suppose to be a couple from Buseik's Avengers Forever).

But they had to get rid of Genis because... I don't know, they couldn't use Captain Marvel anymore or something. So they... cut him up into body parts and spread him across dimensions. But he's still alive. I think.

 

Why did you have to remind me of this? Such an interesting, unique character, 'killed' by a backhand from Atlas, turned into a whiny chump and then spread across the Darkforce to big up Zemo... At least when Phyla was meaninglessly killed to big up someone, it was Thaos himself.



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

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This actually sounds kinda rad.



Ewing: Theres one line that resonates strongly with me when it comes to Banner and Hulk. Its the line from the cover of the very first issue Is he man or monster or is he both? And thats the line we explore with Bruce Banner. When we join him, hes walking the Earth, his return from the dead whispered about but not yet public knowledge. Hes attempting to use the power inside him the rage inside him to atone for his sins, to right wrongs, to bring a measure of justice or vengeance to the situations he finds himself in. Hes allowing the Hulk to guide him a little. And if that idea sends a little chill down your spine youre not alone.

In terms of the Banner/Hulk dynamic Ive been getting a little Jungian. Ive been thinking of the Hulk as Banners shadow, the personification of all the things he doesnt like to see in himself. That leads to some interesting interplay between them the Hulk side lives in mirrors, and during the day he brings hunches, sudden intuitions, magical thinking but theres one difference between them I think people will want to know about right away.

Banner can die. The Hulk cant. If you shoot Banner in the head hell fall over dead. Hell lie there all day, dead as dirt, growing cold, getting stiff right up until the sun goes down. And then well, night is the Hulks time.

And the Hulk remembers.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

WereHulk?

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:38 PM

Now this I can get into!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

I like that they're revisiting the original parameters for the change. I don't think anybody's done that since Joe Fixit?


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:36 AM

That does sound awesome. Like the line in the Avengers movie where Banner bluntly states he tried to shoot himself. Only for the Hulk to spit up the bullet and just keep on truckin.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:49 PM

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Miniseries by Marc Waid (W) and Javier Garron {A}

 

Also the worst kept secret in comics, that Ta-Nehisi Coates is working on the next Captain America book, finally got confirmed.   Leinil Yu will be providing the art.


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#150 Internet Jesus

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:31 AM

Oh hey, today's Iron Man! 616 Arno is back!

 

I loved him during Gillen's run. Hopefully he's back full-time.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:46 AM


He just needs to be in the armor for 2020.

ZacWilliam, please Marvel be on top of this...
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 03:46 PM

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Nick Spencer (W) and Ryan Ottley (A)

 

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Margaret Stohl (W) and Carlos Pacheco (A)

Apparently a retelling/streamlining of her origin.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 03:51 PM

I loved Superior Foes and enjoyed what I read of his Ant-Man run, I never read the final volume and probably never will. I still maintain that Hydra Cap wasn't an inherently unsalvageable concept, but damn if Spencer didn't make it impossible to give him the benefit of the doubt.



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:16 PM

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Nick Spencer (W) and Ryan Ottley (A)


No Goblins?  

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Margaret Stohl (W) and Carlos Pacheco (A)
Apparently a retelling/streamlining of her origin.


Captain Marvel's left forearm.

Look at the difference between the part that's muscled and the part that isn't.

That's not a normal or healthy taper.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:23 PM

I loved Superior Foes and enjoyed what I read of his Ant-Man run, I never read the final volume and probably never will. I still maintain that Hydra Cap wasn't an inherently unsalvageable concept, but damn if Spencer didn't make it impossible to give him the benefit of the doubt.


Yeah that Capt. America run and even more his online attitude and behavior causedwhat has to be the biggest turnaround I've ever seen in a Creator's "stock."

Literally everyone I know and listen to who reads comics loved Superior Foes as one of Marvel's best modern books. All those same people, literally everyone I know and listen to is now avoiding this book relaunch like it's on fire because of the toxic thing Spencer turned into during his Cap run.

-ZacWilliam, I've never seen folks who would have drooled all over a project a couple years ago sneer and spit on it so completely.

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#156 Internet Jesus

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:11 PM

I'm reading it anyway.

 

Anyone's an improvement on Slott.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:34 PM

It'll be an interesting transition...one writer who pissed a bunch of people off on social media followed by another writer who pissed a bunch of people off on social media.

 

End of the day, none of that interests me. My concern is that Nick Spencer was hit-or-miss for me back when he was beloved, and both Secret Empire and the comics leading up to it suuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuucked.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:20 PM

Spacetwinks on Twitter pointed out that this is probably the ultimate example of Marvel's "we can do no wrong" mentality - Secret Empire tanks their PR with HydraCap and their sales with event fatigue... and they respond by giving the guy responsible what is inarguably their highest-profile title. I don't think we're seeing any meaningful change from the House of Ideas soon.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:13 PM

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By Mark Waid (W) and Jesus Saiz (A)

 

Apparently it'll be about Stephen learning about magic from other cultures in the universe.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:53 PM

the Spider-Man book had me at Ryan Ottley. LOVE him.


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