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@  Telly : (30 April 2017 - 09:46 PM)

" his weakness to fire." i can see the battle now: "you may have beat me to a bloody pulp, broken both my legs and shattered my spine, but i have a LIT MATCH!! whatre you gonna do NOW???"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 April 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Damn the shoutbox won't accept Asian script.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 April 2017 - 06:39 PM)

許されざる者よ!

@  Paladin : (30 April 2017 - 06:35 PM)

he's also addicted to Oreos. so, two weaknesses. :p

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 06:34 PM)

I remember Justice League left out his eye beams and played down his strength a bit, which I presume was done to help deifferentiate him from Superman.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 06:32 PM)

There's a reason why he's considered one of the most powerful of the JLA. Only one they can depend on to defeat him is Plastic Man, due to his brain's malleability.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Wow, reading about all his powers, he's actually kind of overpowered aside from his weakness to fire.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Martian Manhunter can disguise himself as anyone, shrink, grow, become invisible, stretch out his limbs, pop out extra arms, change his arms into blades, do all sorts of psychic stuff...

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:22 PM)

Which is kind of dumb. Aside from being a super-strong flying alien with eye beams that wears a cape and has super senses, there's a lot of differences.

@  Paladin : (30 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

the higher-ups at WB apparently consider Martian Manhunter redundant- a "green Superman." that''s suposedly why hes left out.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:16 PM)

I wouldn't mind seeing them put Steel in one of the DCEU movies, as long as they're better than the last three.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:12 PM)

Really, he should be one of the easiest JL members to cast. You can take any guy of any race who's muscular enough for the role. It'd probably piss off the purists who want everything to be as close to the comics as possible, but you can't do anything without pissing them off.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Foffy's right. I mean, they don't have to keep Martian Manhunter white. He can disguise himself as any race.

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 06:08 PM)

@Paladin I feel like Martian Manhunter would probably be played by a black actor anyway, though? I mean, his VAs in both the DCAU and The Batman were african american. Also, movies are a separate medium from comics.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:08 PM)

He's, like, the least interesting Earth GL.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:08 PM)

Hal Jordan is honestly a really boring character.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 06:04 PM)

I mean, I don't hate Aquaman or Hal Jordan, but I like Martian Manhunter a lot more.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:02 PM)

Meh, if I were then I would have just used John Stewart as Green Lantern, but I'd also have used Wally West instead of Barry Allen.

@  Paladin : (30 April 2017 - 05:59 PM)

because then WB has a reason/excuse to actually cast a black guy in the movie.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:52 PM)

Nah, just stick him on a Wildstorm title, great idea.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:52 PM)

Like, it's nice have Cybog getting his dues, but you could've have had him replaced Aquaman, not the guy who's literally been on every incarnation of the team and is it's heart and soul.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Why on the New 52, Martian Manhunter isn't one of the finding JLA members.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:50 PM)

You know what I'll never understand?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 April 2017 - 05:01 PM)

There are shops with lots of pre-owned stuff like Mandarake, so it doesn't necessarily need to be retail, depending on where he's going.

@  Msol : (30 April 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Every other MP I want I have. I wonder how cheap Inferno is at retail...

@  Msol : (30 April 2017 - 04:19 PM)

I wonder if Star Saber is still around at retail. I don't know what it all looks like over there.

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Ask them to bring back a real live japanese person for you.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 April 2017 - 04:01 PM)

I'd say "any TF you don't already have" but I guess that's too general.

@  Msol : (30 April 2017 - 03:46 PM)

So hey I've got a buddy going to Japan for a vacation. What would be a good thing for him to bring back for me on the cheap? I've already got MP-36 so I'm not sure what else would worthwile...

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

*Clicks on link* Ooh, that is a lovely webcomic, thank you. I'm going to have to bookmark this.

@  Rycochet : (30 April 2017 - 10:42 AM)

Breaking Cat News is a pretty awesome webcomic.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 09:49 AM)

Brawl in the Family's my favorite webcomic.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 09:48 AM)

You're a penguin, Dedede! You're a grumpy, grouchy guy! Your aggravating antics even sicken Sakurai, Dedede-EE! The only game you deserve is on the PHILLIPS CD-I! You're a mean king, Dedede! You've got Tektites in your smile! You've got all the wrath of Ganondorf, but only half the style, Dedede-EE! You'd even steal a painting of A SEASICK CROCODILE! I think I hate you, Dedede! You pathetic, putrid punk! You're as rancid as a Redead in a landfill full of junk, Dedede-EE! You miserable end-boss, you make me sick! And you can't even keep a pink puffball out of your hair! Three words that describe you best would be "stink, STANK, STUNK!"

@  unluckiness : (30 April 2017 - 09:27 AM)

if you like it you should have put a ring on it

@  2017 : (30 April 2017 - 09:09 AM)

There's nothing wrong with it, it's 99% of the time a joke term.

@  Pennpenn : (30 April 2017 - 08:39 AM)

I'll be gladder when the term "waifu" gets somehow deleted from existence, or at least falls out of common (or any) use.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 April 2017 - 04:36 AM)

Blasphemy! Zero Suit Samus forever!

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 03:31 AM)

That feeling when you finally realize that King Dedede is the best waifu and all others are shit.

@  Pennpenn : (29 April 2017 - 08:35 PM)

There are probably plenty of people who wouldn't know them from Adam. Me, for example.

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 08:18 PM)

not from me. id just put him on ignore

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 April 2017 - 08:16 PM)

I thought of something else about TFW2005 versus the Allspark. If Ignash was allowed back here, wouldn't that initiate lots of frustration and/or abandonment by people here?

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 08:09 PM)

with FRIGGIN laser beams on their FRIGGIN heads!

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 04:32 PM)

the do this to sharks. Friggin' sharks!

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 04:31 PM)

they don't kill. they eat half of your face, and you're left with a hideous tumor where the barnacle is.

@  Locoman : (29 April 2017 - 03:49 PM)

Perhaps the barnacle, consumed with guilt at what he'd done, took his own life after killing everyone

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 02:28 PM)

parasitic barnacles are the stuff of nightmares

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2017 - 01:39 PM)

But barnacles don't have- *checks* "The main sense of barnacles appears to be touch, with the hairs on the limbs being especially sensitive. The adult also has a single eye, although this is probably only capable of sensing the difference between light and dark.[4]This eye is derived from the primarynaupliar eye." Huh.

@  ▲ndrusi : (29 April 2017 - 01:29 PM)

He looked in a mirror

@  Evac : (29 April 2017 - 01:26 PM)

He was killed by his own ugliness. Kind of a "Hoist by His Own Petard" thing.

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2017 - 01:12 PM)

How did the barnacle get killed if everyone died from his ugliness?


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#1 lonegamer8

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:47 AM

Last Stand of the Wreckers #5 out Wednesday May 19, 2010.

Prepare to have our souls be reaped in the whirlwind for a whole world of pain! In which more than half of us will die screaming, or come close to it. *is bricked for bad/mangled Furmanisms*

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:28 AM

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

Did not waste time with this one.

Didn't wait to get home to read it...
Didn't even open the heroclix until after I was done...

Damn... just.... Damn
spoilers are a stabbing weight upon my soul.... crushing it into a dark existential nothingness

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:51 PM

Yeah it was super awesome.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Besides the things we saw in the preview like Guzzle getting torn in half and Pyro getting killed.

I loved the scene where Impactor executed Squadron X, as it showed that war is dirty.

Prowl continues to be awesome.

Overlord tearing off Springer's face and looking at it reminded me of the Devil's Rejects.

Surprisingly Guzzle and Impactor survived. Showing how the creative team can just take all your preconceptions and turn them around.

Poor sweet Ironfist.

I did not expect Overlord to make it out, especially after he lost his skin.

I loved this series.



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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:59 PM

Ha! Impactor was inspired to switch his hand out for a harpoon after encountering a certain dimension-hopping freelance peacekeeping agent!

But yeah, this was sex and candy. Goodnight, sweet Ironfist.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

This was a GREAT ISSUE. The hidden comedy gems are great. When Springer got his BMFG he said sweet! When Overlord ripped off Springer's face, he said sweet. AHAHHAHHAHAHA. Honestly having Guzzle survive beeing ripped in half is a testament to his toughness. I knew he would survive. Ironfist was bittersweet. He died from an invention of his own doing. And someone on here pegged that the hole in his noggin was from an accident. And Overlord should have died. I was hoping maybe Megatron would come in as a shocker and make good on his word. But Im glad if it was any bunch of bots to do in a powerhouse such as Overlord, its the Wreckers. Even though he survived all they threw at him. Such a beautiful mix of grit, death, humor and good story telling. Just how nasty and fun for some, war can be. Roche and Roberts... BRAVO BRAVO!!!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:26 PM

Awesome conclusion to a great series... But I have one question where is Grimlock? icon-fire.gif

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:48 PM

Death count was lower than I expected, and definitely not everyone I expected.

Still, an awesome read as always. I thought for sure Springer had bought it after that blow from Overlord... Yikes.

I think my only complaint here would be that Pyro's death scene was too quick. Something a little more, especially since he had that giant weapons platform, would've been nice. Make the reader feel a bit more like his death meant something, to fully redeem him from his comments last issue.

Otherwise, though... Holy crap. IDW needs to give these guys more, be it more mini-series on the side, plenty of Spotlights or even an ongoing title.
Otherwise, it's an utter waste of talent. And the sales speak for themselves, after a rocky start it got some pretty good numbers.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

Yeah, I would have liked to have seen Pyro taking out tons of Decepticons before eventually buying it.

It seems like he was just piled up on and ripped apart with little to no fight.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

That was a HELL of a series. I'm sad/happy/tearful/shocked/horrorfied and more.

I'll just dispense with spoiler tags and say DONT READ IF YOU HAVNT YET:

The death count was much lower then expected, but those deaths hurt. As happy as I was to see Guzzle and Impactor pull through... damn, Pyro, almost Springer... and IRONFIST. God, Ironfists death HURT. Especially with Verity there crying beside him, and rewriting everything he said.

And hug me, Overlord Just. Wouldn't. Die. Damn, and to see his goal ripped from him like that.... damn. And ordering the execution of the prisoners? Holeecrap.

Damn. Best series ever.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:07 PM

Wow. Good stuff. And it looks like Guzzle's cleaning up in Vegas with luck like that.

Glad of that. Liked the stocky little SOG.

Way I see it, Pyro went out perfect. Like a chump, but a chump doing the right thing. No glory, no impossible last stand. Just buying a tiny bit of time.

Dying a hero in a huge wall of explosions and badassery wouldn't, well, be learning his lesson in a way.

(Also, the psych profile's bit on his mental condition was golden. And yay Death's Head.)

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:39 PM

I don't think I can really add anything to what's already been said, aside from this being a satisfying conclusion. A small part of me wonders how the end fits in with the ongoing - its clearly somewhere after the events of #6 of the Ongoing, but beyond that, I'd love a firm idea of how it fits in.

Glad that Impactor survived, and equally glad to see three profiles in this issue. Also...good lord, I'd love a new toy for Guzzle. Repaint/remold the Cyb. Scrapmetal figure, and we'd get a perfect match for his look here, albeit slightly lankier. Now we just need that version of Ironfist from the Club comic and a new toy for Rotorstorm, and this bunch would have a set of new toys just waiting to go.

Now, what's left this month? Another issue of the Ongoing?


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE(chiasaur11 @ May 19 2010, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way I see it, Pyro went out perfect. Like a chump, but a chump doing the right thing. No glory, no impossible last stand. Just buying a tiny bit of time.

Dying a hero in a huge wall of explosions and badassery wouldn't, well, be learning his lesson in a way.

Kinda hard to learn a lesson when you're dead.

I didn't mean a hero's death like in his fantasy... just the chance to take a 'Con or two with him is all. I mean, he had that big weapons platform with him...

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE(Echowarrior @ May 19 2010, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad that Impactor survived, and equally glad to see three profiles in this issue. Also...good lord, I'd love a new toy for Guzzle. Repaint/remold the Cyb. Scrapmetal figure, and we'd get a perfect match for his look here, albeit slightly lankier. Now we just need that version of Ironfist from the Club comic and a new toy for Rotorstorm, and this bunch would have a set of new toys just waiting to go.


ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Echowarrior @ May 19 2010, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad that Impactor survived, and equally glad to see three profiles in this issue. Also...good lord, I'd love a new toy for Guzzle. Repaint/remold the Cyb. Scrapmetal figure, and we'd get a perfect match for his look here, albeit slightly lankier. Now we just need that version of Ironfist from the Club comic and a new toy for Rotorstorm, and this bunch would have a set of new toys just waiting to go.


ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.


Yeah, but ROTF Brawn is a big, bulky fella so far as his size class is concerned. Guzzle, by contrast, is small and bulky, and I was also thinking of alt-mode accuracy as well as looks.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

Actually I think ROTF Brawn works better as an updated Ironfist icon-fire.gif

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:33 PM

I like how Pyro added the faceplate after the fact, due to his obsession with being Optimus Prime. So the Botcon figure not having one is a Pyro who isn't as obsessed with being Optimus Prime.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE(1987olds442 @ May 19 2010, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

Actually I think ROTF Brawn works better as an updated Ironfist icon-fire.gif


Whoa, yeah. That is really perfect. I'd buy that. Hell, ROTF Brawn is supposed to have UNBREAKABLE FISTS even!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE(Wildwade @ May 19 2010, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(1987olds442 @ May 19 2010, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

Actually I think ROTF Brawn works better as an updated Ironfist icon-fire.gif


Whoa, yeah. That is really perfect. I'd buy that. Hell, ROTF Brawn is supposed to have UNBREAKABLE FISTS even!


Just be sure it has the little black circle in the noggin.