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@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?


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#1 Maruten

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 06:43 AM

Really shocked to see an upcoming collection of what was I think the fastest-axed Midnight Sons book?

https://www.amazon.c...ywords=Darkhold

https://www.comixolo...TGlzdC9zZXJpZXM

I loved the whole line but this book was the one that really stuck with me.

This is a collection, I suppose, that will suffer greatly from being involved in a bunch of crossovers that the trade has to live without, so there's at least a couple of issues here that will make bugger all sense without the Ghost Rider/Spirits Of Vengeance/etc issues around them. But even so, if you said to me "what comic runs would you like to see collected if you were king of the world", this would be in the top three.

Though I don't know how accurate this is, word on the street back then was that the sales declined after they revealed that the lead was a lesbian. Probably in 2018 we can cope with that.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:47 AM

i dont remember hearing anything about sales going down for that reason, but that of course means nothing. i did pick up the main book, but remember it just...wasnt very good, not to me anyway. i dont think i got more than a handful of issues. i even tried nightstalkers, but was meh to it as well. i DO remember really liking dcs house of secrets though. but it didnt last long either. and i was a big ghost rider fan (loved mark texerias art on it. was so sad when he left). i dont think mystical titles were selling very good in general aside from ghost rider and sandman related books. 

 

disclaimer: like i said, my memory has gotten worse as i get older, and stuff like darkhold wasnt in my field of interest,  so take everything i said with a dose of salt. and we didnt have much at this time aside from a couple magazines like wizard for news back then either, so news like that couldve easily been missed. though if it were a big enough deal, youd think wizard wouldve mentioned it but i dont remember them doing so


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:55 PM

Nighstalkers was easily the... least good book in the line, I think. I suspect my enjoyment of it suffered from not really knowing anything about these Tomb of Dracula characters. (Except that they were ToD characters, which was an Exciting Event for the industry, kind of the equivalent of Rom coming back - this beloved book that hadn't been seen in many years). 

 

Of course, to those who HAD read ToD, as I now have, Nighstalkers was, I think, basically terribly offensive and a really unworthy followup to one of the most beloved books of all time. 

 

Midnight Sons just came at the perfect time for me I think. I was a freshly-minted Angsty Teen, these Cool Horror Books were just so right for where I was at. All those crossovers with black covers... swoon. 


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#4 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:14 AM

The first issue of Darkhold, with the worm guy, was the most disturbing out of the Rise of the Midnight Sons books. It didn't have the best art but it was true horror.

For the collection, well, if it just ends with the final issue at ... #16, at the Siege of Darkness crossover, then it would be a shame not to include how Victoria Montessi's pregnancy got resolved.

I bought the final issue of Doctor Strange (#90, I think) just to see how it was dealt but even then, Victoria was still forever pregnant. I wasn't able to follow up how Cthon was finally removed.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:48 AM

wasn't midnight sons when they put Dr. Strange back under the mask he wore briefly in the...70's I think?


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#6 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:22 AM

Not during the Rise the Midnight Sons but in the middle of Siege of Darkness.  And it wasn't Dr. Strange but ... no spoiling... someone named Strange.  It's like Reign of the Supermen.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:13 PM

In addition to Darkhold 1-6, the collection also includes "Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #90 And Material From Midnight Sons Unlimited #1-2 And Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #145."

 

http://marvunapp.com...ndix/monvic.htm

 

 

(Dr. Strange III#89, 90) - Chthon sent the Midwife to Earth. She made her way into the Tempo Building and freed Victoria from the stasis box, allowing her pregnancy to rapidly progress into labor. Strange sensed this and entered Chthon's realm in an effort to drive him back. Chthon easily overpowered Strange and forced him back to Earth, but not before  Strange could drive a wedge of his own greates power into Chthon. As the labor progressed on Earth, Strange tapped into Victoria's spirit, her inner "goodness", and used it to magnify the wedge within Chthon. The force of this magic was great enough that Chthon would risk his own life by coming to Earth. As a result, the labor (and apparently the pregnancy(?)) was terminated.

 

 

(Midnight Sons Unlimited#1/2) - Vicki, Sam, and Louise encountered Mercy, a criminal using another page of the Darkhold.

(Midnight Sons Unlimited#2/2) - Vicki, Sam, and Louise encountered Frank West who had utilized a Darkhold spell and became a victim of the Troids.

 

 

(Marvel Comics Presents#145/4, 146/3) - Shortly after this, Victoria at last learned her own true nature, as the spawn of Chthon, now pregnant with him (magic, ya know?) and preparing to deliver the demon into the mortal plane. These events pulled her away from Buchanon, and the Redeemers dissolved permanently.

The N'Garai attempted to abduct Vicki to the realm of Chthon, but she was saved by Dr. Strange.

 

And anyone who's a Vicki Montesi fan also needs to pick up the recent Carnage series. Such a bizarre place for her to resurface, but some good stuff.  


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:01 AM

From my understanding of doc strange 90, Midwife ending up helping Strange and Montessi because her purpose was to do no harm. And, er, something like the, um, exit (which was, er, Victoria's um, thing) was something made of 'good' so Chthon, being a creature of evil, couldn't pass through it or be delivered without him being changed. So he retreated back inside.

I thought Montessi was still pregnant then. I didn't know that Chthon left her permanently after.

What happened to Montessi in Carnage?

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:52 AM

Maybe they're actually gonna do something with the Darkhold Redeemers?

 

I mean, they already used it in the MCU in Agents of SHIELD. Maybe a new Midnight Sons book?

 

I still have a number of early Midnight Sons books, mostly the ones with the Darkhold envelope covers that had a crossover that involved Blade going nuts getting one of the pages and turned into a Demigorge and killed Blaze, Morbius and Danny Ketch.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:41 PM

What happened to Montessi in Carnage?

 

Carnage gets the book, and Vicki's part of a team of dudes who are chasing him.


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