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@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  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.


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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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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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