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@  electricidad : (05 March 2021 - 09:03 AM)

WandaVision's message: Dealing with grief? Curl up with a good book.

@  tigerhawk : (05 March 2021 - 06:21 AM)

There's more S.cots in Appalachia then Scotland.

@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?


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#1 Wildwade

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:10 PM

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/

 

Galaxies ends with # 13.



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:16 PM

Is that Gundam Ultra Magnus?



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:41 PM

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/
 
Galaxies ends with # 13.


Last issue appears to be issue #12, unless I'm misreading?

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#4 Wildwade

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:55 PM

 

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/
 
Galaxies ends with # 13.


Last issue appears to be issue #12, unless I'm misreading?

 

Yeah, my bad.  Typo.



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:18 PM

Well. Okay then. So much for that experiment.

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:43 PM

They ran out of ways to eat poop.

 

EDIT: I love anthology books and always have, but it's been a truism in the business for at least twenty years that they aren't successful, and I imagine this is yet another data point supporting that.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 03:31 AM

Yeah. It's sad but hardly shocking. Good on them for giving it a crack. I wonder if it might have lasted slightly longer if they hadn't been wrecked by pandemic problems.

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 04:54 AM

 

"Storm Horizon", Part Three! Outfitted with heavy-duty battle armor and nearly alone, Ultra Magnus must go head-to-head with a fleet of enemy ships and a black hole if he ever wants to save the rest of his crew and Alpha Trion! It's wall-to-wall action as he finally faces the mastermind behind his recent troubles in the thrilling final issue of Transformers Galaxies that leads into the next major events of the Transformers ongoing, starting this fall!'

 

I wonder how it'll lead into the main series. Maybe they unearth some ancient technology that'll be used in the main series. Or they'll learn something, like Cybertron is dying, which'll change everything?

 

Anyway it'll probably be delayed.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 05:34 AM

Maybe they should just bring back Spotlights.  I like character-focused stories, but multi-parters seem a bit much for a cast as big as Transformers.



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Posted 25 July 2020 - 06:16 AM

Ideally, dual-numbering spotlights.
Keep the sequence for subscribers, but put the character name in front with a #1.
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Posted 25 July 2020 - 03:11 PM

Yeah. It's sad but hardly shocking. Good on them for giving it a crack. I wonder if it might have lasted slightly longer if they hadn't been wrecked by pandemic problems.

 

Honestly, while it's hard to tell given we only have non-digital, pre-pandemic numbers and only a handful of issues at that, but what really seemed to hurt it was the 3 month delay between November and February.  Going from Issues 2 (October) to Issue 3 (November) dropped less than 200 issues.  Going from 3 to 4 (February) dropped almost a thousand, and it's been dropping in 600 issue chunks for the next couple issues, then the pandemic hit.

 

Here's something I haphazardly slapped together.

 

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Again, I got to stress these are only physical sales and do not include digital.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:07 PM

Maybe they should just bring back Spotlights.  I like character-focused stories, but multi-parters seem a bit much for a cast as big as Transformers.

I loved the Spotlights and really hoped this would fill that gap. Obviously the Spotlights were a hard sell, and I don't know what the answer is.

Galaxies is clearly a direct match for the Sonic Universe model, and that book lasted a million years. But IDW's approach for Sonic spinoffs is regular minis. Will that work for TFs in the current climate? Oneshots didn't, ongoing anthology book didn't.

Maybe a Marvel Team-Up kind of thing? A set group of characters headlining a second core ongoing, with arcs that explore the wider TF universe and feature a diverse bunch of characters as if it was Galaxies or Spotlights? Dunno.

Maybe Nothin' But Ruck is our fate from now on.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:38 PM

Part of me wonders if IDW will bring back James Roberts to try and recreate that MTMTE magic.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:09 AM

They ran out of ways to eat poop.
 
EDIT: I love anthology books and always have, but it's been a truism in the business for at least twenty years that they aren't successful, and I imagine this is yet another data point supporting that.


Does Sonic Universe count as an anthology book?

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:12 AM

Part of me wonders if IDW will bring back James Roberts to try and recreate that MTMTE magic.

Didn't Lost Light prove the magic is gone?



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:32 AM

Not really. Lost Light proved the trouble of trying to stick the landing / of multiple ongoing years-long subplots / on a compressed schedule / involving characters that may have grown stale / but the writer couldn't bear to part with.

 

Giving James Roberts a Spotlight here and there, or something contained like Galaxies wouldn't have any of those problems. If he could give IDW2 the occasional two-parter like Ratchet's trip to Delphi, I'd be totally down for it.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:37 AM

Again, I'd love for Spotlights to come back monthly with a rotating team every issue.  Give Roberts, Barber, Furman, Roche- whomever else a chance to play in Ruckley's new sandbox.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 06:47 PM

Does Sonic Universe count as an anthology book?

 

Yes.

 

Didn't Lost Light prove the magic is gone?

 

Yes.


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