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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  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".


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#41 (Deactivated) Anon

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:15 PM

Like I said on the 2005 board Marvel finally shot themselves in the foot with this because Parker was a good character but they had to give him crappy stories and recons.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jul 4 2010, 06:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
okay this is the single dumbest thing I've heard come out of marvel since they gave Joe another promotion.

unless its 2099, there's only one Spider-man and his name is Peter Parker.

STOP hugging WITH THE FLAGSHIP DUMBASSES!

what's next Professor X getting hair plugs?

if nobody is getting hugged with, where's the conflict? the pretense of potential shifting that gives meaning to adventures? The personal ramifications of adventures and sturggle?

It's a dynamic universe.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:00 PM

That gets reset every couple of years.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:39 AM

HUEG NEWS

Brand New Day might end with the format!

http://www.bleedingc...spider-man-647/

Spidey 647 has pretty much everyone. Then going twice-monthly with Slott at the helm.

Could it be?

I wonder...maybe the new Spidey might give MJ and Peter a chance to retire for awhile, a-la Ben Reilly's first months as Spidey.

Edited by Internet Jesus, 11 July 2010 - 01:42 AM.

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 11 July 2010 - 04:57 AM

Wow. HUG NEWS INDEED.


But the main problem is that they won't let their characters move out of the status quo. Villians and supporting cast may change but the main character will always be a stereotype of what the main character ought to be. Before Civil War, I thought the Spiderman series was progressing quite nicely; still rooted in status quo but it was Peter and MJ living their life. Then Marvel went and screwed that up by having Peter joining the Avengers and writing One More Day then Brand New Day.


If characters aren't allowed to grow older and experiences the things that can only come by being older, then of course stories are going to stagnate. Look at The Simpsons. I'd love a new era of The Simpsons with everyone clearly five years older with Maggie being the kid appeal character with Bart and Lisa being teenagers. Doesn't need to be drastic like putting them two decades older like their "what if" future stories tend to do.


As for Spiderman, I don't think a new Spiderman that isn't Peter will work. It'll just fall into the "they changed it so now it sucks" trope and readers will just bitch or drop the title until Peter comes back to be the sole Spiderman.


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

As much as I hate to say it, the only way this will work is if (One:) They fix it so that Brand New Day never happened. Then (2:) Bring back Ben to be Spidey.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:34 AM

Watch Brand New Day comes to an end and just as Peter and MJ are poised to get back together...BAM! Here comes Gwen Stacey!

Frankly, I'm surprised they haven't dragged her out of mothballs yet. That's discounting the story that turned her into a slut that nailed Norman Osborn while still dating Peter, of course.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:09 AM

QUOTE(Internet Jesus @ Jul 2 2010, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=26965

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"For the couple of months coming out of "One Moment in Time," we're going to be bringing a lot of threads of Peter's life that we've been developing since we started working on the book into one big story, 'Origin of the Species.' It sort of gives Pete a moment to assess all the stuff that's happened to him for the last 100 or so issues. Beyond that, we've already started talking about the fact that it might be time for a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we've done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker's time as Spider-Man."



WTF is this crap? I thought the entire reason they did this was because there was MORE they could do with Peter, not trickle his time out after turning him into a complete douchewasher.

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 2 2010, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's spelled Reilly, guys.


Really?

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jul 4 2010, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so yeah, continue the adventures of a married peter and MJ dealing with the loss of the baby and the death of aunt may, and the newspaper industry, and the fall out of revealing who he is...

I know for a fact I'd start reading again.

also Bring back Exiles


This. All of it.

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Jul 11 2010, 05:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But the main problem is that they won't let their characters move out of the status quo. Villians and supporting cast may change but the main character will always be a stereotype of what the main character ought to be.


Agreed.

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Before Civil War, I thought the Spiderman series was progressing quite nicely; still rooted in status quo but it was Peter and MJ living their life. Then Marvel went and screwed that up by having Peter joining the Avengers and writing One More Day then Brand New Day.


Well, I liked him joining the Avengers. Before New Avengers, the team never really struck me as Marvel's biggest and best, and that's just something that a tag like "Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" seems to imply.

It's when things became one mega-event after another after another that Spider-man seemed to come undone in the middle of it all.

But between joining the New Avengers and all that? I loved it. It felt like some actual change.

I'm also pro-new powers Spider-man and Iron Spider-man, too.

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If characters aren't allowed to grow older and experiences the things that can only come by being older, then of course stories are going to stagnate. Look at The Simpsons. I'd love a new era of The Simpsons with everyone clearly five years older with Maggie being the kid appeal character with Bart and Lisa being teenagers. Doesn't need to be drastic like putting them two decades older like their "what if" future stories tend to do.


I've wanted that ever since the "Lisa Gets Married" ep. Even minor stuff like Bart getting an earring seemed to spice things up a little, but that stuff sadly never stuck.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:24 AM

QUOTE(Rodimal @ Jul 11 2010, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As much as I hate to say it, the only way this will work is if (One:) They fix it so that Brand New Day never happened. Then (2:) Bring back Ben to be Spidey.

Well, I had a perfect way to end BND but they went ahead and killed Kaine in the last issue so there it went.

Though it could work with a returned Ben Reilly.

With Ben returning with a four-year old girl named May. This triggers a flood of memories for both MJ and Peter, breaking the spell and Spidey and the Avengers fighting Mephisto to get his and MJ's love back. But this results in Aunt May's death, so Pete and MJ retire and Ben takes the mantle yet again.

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 12 July 2010 - 03:57 AM

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With Ben returning with a four-year old girl named May. This triggers a flood of memories for both MJ and Peter, breaking the spell and Spidey and the Avengers fighting Mephisto to get his and MJ's love back. But this results in Aunt May's death, so Pete and MJ retire and Ben takes the mantle yet again.


That would be acceptable.

But I'd tweak it so Peter stays with the Avengers so MJ and May can have that extra safety/security and Ben can be normal/street level Spiderman.

They would only team up to annoy JJJ.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:42 AM

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They would only team up to annoy JJJ.


<Ben> "Hey, Peter. Put on the Spidey costume and be at the 23rd St/5th Ave intersection in 20 minutes."

<Peter> "Ugh... Why? You just woke me up."

<Ben> "Trust me. The look on JJJ's face will be priceless."

<Peter> "I'll be there in ten."

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE(Rodimal @ Jul 11 2010, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Ben returning with a four-year old girl named May. This triggers a flood of memories for both MJ and Peter, breaking the spell and Spidey and the Avengers fighting Mephisto to get his and MJ's love back. But this results in Aunt May's death, so Pete and MJ retire and Ben takes the mantle yet again.

I would love this! Or something similar. Anything that undoes the OMD/BND debacle and has Peter and MJ actually FIGHTING for thier love rather than giving up on it.

And I have no problem with Aunt May dying. I have no hate for the old broad, but one of the facts of life is that old people die, and the rest of us just have to mourn their passing and move on with our lives.

I wouldn't want to see Pete "retire" as Spidey though. Maybe have him ask Ben to take his place while he mourns for Aunt May.



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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:37 AM

The last four posts outdo anything I've seen so far in BND.

That said, should Aunt May remember/know what happened, too? I've never thought she would approve of what Peter and MJ did so that she could live; it might help set things a little more "right."

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:06 AM

I'd be up for that suggestion posted above...following a Spider-Man that's not Peter Parker could be interesting but will probably be unacceptable for most long time fans like myself. I've been reading BND in trade format as my library has got them in and enjoying some of it but as I've stated before I don't see how Peter and MJ (the main reason for BND in the first place) being married could have changed the stories (except for the stuff with Carlie and Felicia and turning Peter into a douche). I've not bought a Spider-Man comic since the Sins Past storyline. Also it's funny a poster brought up Gwen Stacy returning. Apparently there had been conversations about bringing her back along with Harry in the early going as they were planning BND. We'll see where things progress. I'm excited for Comic Con though...it's one of my favorite weekends of the year.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:15 AM

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Also it's funny a poster brought up Gwen Stacy returning. Apparently there had been conversations about bringing her back along with Harry in the early going as they were planning BND.

This is true. Originally BND was going to be a more basic 'reset' button that resulted in Gwen's return. I think the GwenxNorman thing was supposed to be retconned too.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:58 AM

In my opinion there aren't enough Legacy-type characters in the Marvel-U.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jul 13 2010, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That said, should Aunt May remember/know what happened, too? I've never thought she would approve of what Peter and MJ did so that she could live; it might help set things a little more "right."

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I agree 1,000,000%!

I think Aunt May would be appalled at the thought that Peter and MJ chose to erase what they had together just to save her life. I think she'd be one of the first people to tell them to let her go.



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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:57 AM

Indeed.

Aunt May is a fine character, but she's far outlived any sort of relevance to the character of Spider-Man. I don't see why the Marvel Execs have such a hard time letting her go. Now admittedly, being shot by an assassin's bullet is a little extreme.

I'd rather just one day to discover she'd quietly passed in her sleep.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:08 PM

Agreed.

Marvel seems to be much more attached to Aunt May than the fans are.

I just had an interesting thought; what if when they undo OMD/BND instead of having May die from the assassin's bullet, we just have a beautiful scene of her simply moving on to the afterlife, with Ben waiting for her. And when she joins him they both become "young" again (some say that we're all 30-ish in heaven), and have Ben tell Peter that he's proud of him and all he's done, and that he needn't feel guilty about his death anymore, and May says that she's happy now and that she want's Peter and MJ to go on with their lives, be happy, and think about them every now and then.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

The common reply that's given to the complaint of "no character progression" is that we're being egotistical in thinking that Peter/Clark/whoever should age with us. What about the new generation of readers who want to get in on the bandwagon?

Of course, I find that reply to be bulljive and offensive, but that's the excuse they give for never deviating from the status quo. The real reason obviously is the financial aspect of it. They have way too much in merchandising and vague pop culture awareness invested in these characters to ever approve of drastic changes. Spiderman will always be a nerd bitten by a radioactive spider. Batman will always be created when Bruce Wayne's parents were shot, and Superman will always be the last son of Krypton rocketed to Earth.

It's for this reason that I was so excited by the Ultimate/All-Star lines - I thought they could be gateway books for new readers to introduce the classic, archetypal characters while the regular lines would be devoted to the existing fans and offer radical changes to the status quo. This never happened though. Meh.

Anyway, i'm happy that sales of BND have been tanking, since it was one of the most offensive things i've ever seen in a comic book (haven't touched a spidey book since the end of OMD). We'll see what new stupidity they come up with.