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@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

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#21 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 20 2009, 06:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence.

Even then, I wonder what the Professor's role will be when Ronnie get's turned. Can't have Firestorm without him.

Actually, Ronnie was Firestorm without the Professor for several years before Didio decided to kill Ronnie off so that they could introduce Jason....

ah, ok. I'm only familiar with 1980s Firestorm. Never did read his newer stuff.

A bit off-topic, but I did a relevant series on the history of Firestorm (specifically Martin Stein's involvement) a couple of months or so back:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

(Only Part Three is immediately relevant to the idea of Ronnie-as-Firestorm without Stein, but you might find Part Two interesting, too, in regard to a different Firestorm matrix)

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:05 PM

Anyone read today's issues (GL #44 & Tales of the Corps #2)?

I personally found Last week's Tales of the Corps #1 to be underwhelming, but the second issue is very good. There's three stories: one details Bleez, the "angel" of the Red Lanterns (the woman with the bone wings). It shows the last minutes of her former life, and how she became a red lantern. The second story is about Carol Ferris and how she becomes (again) a Star Sapphire. It's probably the best part of the issue in terms of writing. The last segment is the origin of the giant floating head orange lantern, which is fairly interesting.

GL 44 is great, too. For once, a comic where the cover accurately depicts what's inside! The issue really is all about Hal, Barry and the Martian Manhunter. It opens with a scene showing the black ring reanimating J'onn on Mars, which is beautifully done. The ending is pretty cool, too: HIGHLIGHT to view:
John is among the ruins of Xhanshi (again), and surprise, black rings have arrived to resurrect its dead populace!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Jul 22 2009, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HIGHLIGHT to view:
John is among the ruins of Xhanshi (again), and surprise, black rings have arrived to resurrect its dead populace!

Hmm, I suppose that might make more sense than my take on the scene that HIGHLIGHT to view:
the rings arrived to resurrect the planet a la Mogo..
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:23 PM

I also found it interesting that The dead lanterns see in the color spectrum. And Geoff Johns writing is awesome. J'onn has a great line and there a scene where Hal and Barry talk about Clark and it's really great

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE(toymaker @ Jul 22 2009, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also found it interesting that The dead lanterns see in the color spectrum.


I found this really interesting too. I wonder if it will be expanded on further
and built up or if this was a once off type of thing.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

I think its connected to Black Hand (or the entity inside him) as referenced in GL #43 where he wanted to kill Green Lanterns because their will glowed green so brightly that he could never rest. Maybe it works that way with the rest of the spectrum too. Any intense emotion maddens a Black Lantern, and they're compelled to kill the person feeling it.
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#27 toymaker

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:30 PM

I'm curious to see how the black lanterns see everyone. The Hawks were Rage, Hal's Will and Barry was Hope. Curious to see how the other heroes show up.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:04 PM

Carter was rage, but Hawkgirl was love.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

It also seems the Black Lantern's power level rises with the people they add to their ranks and is tied to someone or something that will presumably revive once/if they reach 100%

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Defunct @ Jul 22 2009, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think its connected to Black Hand (or the entity inside him) as referenced in GL #43 where he wanted to kill Green Lanterns because their will glowed green so brightly that he could never rest. Maybe it works that way with the rest of the spectrum too. Any intense emotion maddens a Black Lantern, and they're compelled to kill the person feeling it.

Kinda like Man-Thing. Except cosmic in scale.

I wonder who the Black Lanterns are trying to resurrect, though. Must be something big.

But if it ain't Anti-Monitor, who is it?

Must be someone big in the DCU.

And I wonder how Death herself is taking this? Probably well since they've probably retconned Vertigo out of the DCU...which makes no sense since Fury and Hector Hall are in the Dreaming.

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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 23 July 2009 - 02:46 AM

Nekron?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:38 AM

QUOTE(toymaker @ Jul 22 2009, 10:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm curious to see how the black lanterns see everyone. The Hawks were Rage, Hal's Will and Barry was Hope. Curious to see how the other heroes show up.


Barry only had hope in one panel. A bit later, when J'onn was telepathically attacking him, he exhibited fear. This was done to contrast him with Hal, who still maintained his willpower.

But yeah, that first panel with Barry glowing blue had me thinking, "Oh, so that's who the Earth blue lantern is!"

I'm still kinda hoping for Kal-El to get a blue ring.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:50 AM

What was with the dead strips in their heads? J'onn's influence? And why does Barry say "Ma'Aleca'Andra?" I know it's the Martian god of war.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:00 AM

My friends and I hope this HIM they want to resurrect is none other than BLACK RACER

Come on, Death on skies. Gotta love that!

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Nekron?

Nah, Nekron is more Satan. They're raising some sort of creature of death.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:54 AM

I think it is Nekron. From his wikipedia it sounds right up his alley.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(toymaker @ Jul 23 2009, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What was with the dead strips in their heads? J'onn's influence? And why does Barry say "Ma'Aleca'Andra?" I know it's the Martian god of war.


Yeah. I took that to be J'onn possessing them.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:09 AM

anyone else catch the Black Lantern's Oath?

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:33 AM

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I think it is Nekron. From his wikipedia it sounds right up his alley.

They confirmed it wasn't Nekron at SDCC.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:38 AM

They could be trying to bring back whatever the heck the black lantern's emotion animal is. (Will-Whale, Fear Bug etc)
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:29 AM

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They could be trying to bring back whatever the heck the black lantern's emotion animal is. (Will-Whale, Fear Bug etc)

I'm sure that's what they're doing. i just wonder what form it will have.
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