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@  Sean Whitmore : (23 June 2017 - 03:31 PM)

Epilogue is the worst thing to happen to mankind. And I'm including, like, all the wars and stuff.

@  Evac : (23 June 2017 - 02:11 PM)

... Did Linkara cover that one?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 01:50 PM)

the comics where Barbara quit being Batgirl after she was beaten into a miscarriage.

@  Boomhauer : (23 June 2017 - 01:20 PM)

His choice to be Batman had more punch when he was a completely normal guy met with the same dillema instead of the DNA garbage that muddies the message for no other reason than to give Old Bruce another ass-kiss before the show is over. It's a boring episode whose entire concept is repeating things already known and spark Squawkbox arguments.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 01:11 PM)

But he still chose to be batman. Not only did he chose to be batman, he did it better.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I have to agree.. Part of the problem with Epilogue is it takes away from "Terry CHOSE to be batman" and changed it a bit to "Terry was designed to be batman."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Do you mean the DCAU continuity comics or Future's End?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 11:36 AM)

can we all at least agree it's a better ending for Batman Beyond than the comics?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 10:52 AM)

There was no evidence of it to support it in the show, and generally using someone to MAKE a batman is a jerkish thing to do.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:37 AM)

why does it matter?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

I think the problem with Epilogue was making Terry effectivly Batman's son.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:24 AM)

what's your problem with it?

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 10:02 AM)

Epilogue give a great end to Batman Beyond and even has a Mask of the Phantasm character

@  MrBlud : (23 June 2017 - 09:55 AM)

I don't post in the Shoutbox often, but when I do, it's to confirm "Epilogue" is garbage.

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 08:43 AM)

even "Epilogue" ? (braces for that argument again)

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Its a really great show.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Justice League unlimited

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2017 - 08:14 AM)

Sprinkles or nothing!

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2017 - 07:06 AM)

>_< 3 hrs, $5,628 to go for the Two Scoops Kickstarter http://kck.st/2qgIkCd

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 06:16 AM)

Yeah, miles is only used when accuracy doesn't actually matter, or we're dealing with americans.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 03:55 AM)

We even use "miles" in similar contexts in German even though we use kilometers for actual measurements.

@  The Doctor Who : (23 June 2017 - 02:40 AM)

Makes sense, really. Colloquialisms exist in their own weird little universe where terminology can persist after it's no longer relevant otherwise.

@  abates : (23 June 2017 - 01:17 AM)

We also measure car milage in kilometres but still call it milage.

@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous

@  Sean Whitmore : (21 June 2017 - 11:40 PM)

I gave up on IMAX this year. I was just about able to put up with $20 per ticket, but by the time the new Kong came out, my theater started charging $27 per. They must be outside their damn minds.

@  unitremover : (21 June 2017 - 10:50 PM)

I paid for a ticket to a 2D showing but they showed it in 3D anyways for some reason. I think me taking an Ibuprofen before I went for other reasons is the only reason I didn't walk out with a massive headache.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:38 PM)

One thing I'll give Bay and/or the promoters of this film... I like how they've advertised on the poster that this was actually shot with real, IMAX 3-D cameras. I wish the marketing of other films exhibited a similar interest in the quality of the equipment used. Hell, for some films, being visually interesting is about all they have going for them

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I assume the Autobots will be even bigger assholes in this one, especially Optimus

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I have my ticket to see it in IMAX this Saturday... looking forward to another bizarre, 3 hour spectacle of something or other

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Bay already said he won't do another... but what does a persons word mean these days anyway. Doesn't really matter how bad the movies are (or aren't. You know, whatever floats your goat.) so long as they make money. And his flicks do make money.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 06:12 PM)

maybe this one will do poor enough that theyll have to rethink their entire strategy going forward. and hopefully this WILL be bays last one (specially if it does do poorly). well, rethink after bumblebee anyway

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

Yeah... the reception for the movie has been... mixed to poor to say the least. Thanksfully, I gave up on the bayverse films after the first one.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 05:46 PM)

well theres SOMETHING showing in movie theaters. whether it can actually be CALLED a "movie" seems to be debatable

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Oh, is the new movie out?

@  Dracula : (21 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

I got a rock.

@  Xellos : (21 June 2017 - 05:31 PM)

BB here

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 June 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Who here got a Bumblebee shirt and who got the Optimus shirt at the premiere?

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2017 - 02:50 PM)

"Bowdlerizing" basically means censorship, in the "removing anything the person in charge of the editing considers unsuitable for children" sense.

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Sorry, not sure what happened there. Shout edited; link should work now.


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:36 PM

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BESIDES, let's all keep in mind the golden rule of comedy, yes?

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Esser, the Golden Rule of Comedy is that no matter the joke, someone, somewhere, at sometime, will or would have found it funny.

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Nakama, many honorifics... there're a lot of things that can(and SHOULD) be translated.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:40 PM

Wow, Archie is a dick. Does he always two-time like this?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:00 PM

Man, the whole plot of Archie is that he can't decide between Betty and Veronica. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:33 PM

Relationships in general in Archie comics are... very fluid. I've discussed it before, but Archie comics are vignettes, not part of an ongoing cohesive continuity. This means that the characters will change to suit the story.

As a result I honestly can't think of a single teenaged Archie character who hasn't cheated or two-timed, and who wouldn't do so at the slightest opportunity. This includes the otherwise stable relationships like Ethel's obsession with Jughead, Betty's obsession with Archie, or even Midge and Moose or Chuck and Nancy. Show any of these people another pretty face and they will abandon their 'true love' in favour of gettin' some with someone else.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:36 PM

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Relationships in general in Archie comics are... very fluid. I've discussed it before, but Archie comics are vignettes, not part of an ongoing cohesive continuity. This means that the characters will change to suit the story.

As a result I honestly can't think of a single teenaged Archie character who hasn't cheated or two-timed, and who wouldn't do so at the slightest opportunity. This includes the otherwise stable relationships like Ethel's obsession with Jughead, Betty's obsession with Archie, or even Midge and Moose or Chuck and Nancy. Show any of these people another pretty face and they will abandon their 'true love' in favour of gettin' some with someone else.

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(Riverdale is kind of a bleak place in that way... but at least the adults all have stable, seemingly loving relationships.)


The original plan called for it to be Archie / Veronica (wish fulfillment of the average teenage male to find a hot rich girl who's into him), with blue-collar Betty along to help provide balance. Unfortunately, a number of fans latched on to Betty as the better option for Archie, and so the early writers tried to throw them a bone or two; this resulted in even more people shipping Archie / Betty, thus setting up the present love triangle.

So really, the whole thing was a massive "oops!" on the part of the series creators.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

Considering the character of Betty appeared BEFORE the character of Veronica... not an enormous amount of time before, but before... I'm not sure how true that reading of author intent is. Betty appeared in PEP #22, and Veronica in PEP #26 -- a good 4 months apart, at least. In fact, Archie and Betty shared their first ever appearance in PEP #22, in a story where Archie tries his darnedest to impress her.

Honestly, your entire theory sounds like malarkey to me... but I don't know what your source on that is.

Even if it's based on things the creators said at the time, I'd be hard pressed to believe that it's tremendously accurate.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:33 PM

You think that's iffy, once he stated that every male protagonist in Gundam Wing was gay because of the way they looked. You know, like every other 80-90s anime prettyboys ever.

Also, Boltax! I know you used to look at Aussie Kid rags like K-Zone and stuff, they must have lots of tepid comics too. I remember some really badly-drawn ones.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:02 PM

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You think that's iffy, once he stated that every male protagonist in Gundam Wing was gay because of the way they looked. You know, like every other 80-90s anime prettyboys ever.


That wasn't me; I actually noted that they each had girlfriends in some fashion by the time the series was over, even if some of the pairings were iffy (like Quatre / Dorothy or Wu Fei / Sally).

I do recall, however, commenting on the fact that there seems to be a lot of fangirls and confused newbies who think them to be gay.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:05 PM

Yes it was you, you've also stuffed up and/or spoiled tons of shows in huge write-ups for as long as I've been a member.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:32 PM

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Also, Boltax! I know you used to look at Aussie Kid rags like K-Zone and stuff, they must have lots of tepid comics too. I remember some really badly-drawn ones.


They almost never have any locally produced material. Mania, one of the main ones I read, used to publish 4 pages of Transformers every month -- but they stopped, without finishing the story they were publishing. There's basically no new content, it's all just reprints from Marvel, or Disney, or other companies.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:31 AM

Giles was a British political cartoonist. Enjoy:



The Westminster system doesn't have fixed terms of government. The government in power chooses when the election is cast. Thus:



HAHAH! RACIST:


And last, but not least... BATMAN!


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:34 AM

...Wow, those are infinitely better than American political cartoons? Do you know why? Because they don't hugging LABEL everything!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

So I have some 'new' stuff to show you! I had a parcel arrive in the mail and in it were a bunch of old issues of The Beano. So awesome. I love the Beano so much. These are all from the 70s (except for one issue from the late 60s). I've scanned a bunch of stuff for you from one issue from 1971. So enjoy the samples from THE BEANO #1530!!

First off, a perennial favourite, Billy Whizz!


Uhhh... yeah... actually I think I may have found a potential candidate image for my next avatar.

There's also Dennis the Menace. Who isn't that menacing in this issue, actually.


The use of colour in these comics is really interesting. There's some 'full colour' pages, the front and back cover, and the middle spread. Then there's the black-and-white pages. Then there's the red toned pages. Like Little Plum story:


As well as absolute classics like Little Plum there's other strips that I was familiar with when I was a kid in the 80s, but which have long since been cancelled. Like this one:


Lord Snooty was one of the most popular Beano characters at one point, believe it or not. (Oh, and sorry about the middle spine of the comic getting into the scan.)



Not much to say about the Nibblers, honestly. They're just some mice. As well as these familiar strips I was excited to find a bunch of stuff I'd never seen before. Like this:



Or this lovely piece of stereotyping:


The fact that The Beano is a Scottish publication makes this all the funnier to me.

Finally there was the 'discovery' that the Beano used to have ADVENTURE strips as well as joke strips. I actually already knew this, but there's a real difference from knowing it academically and actually reading the friggin' things. I mean, I did not expect the high adventure of Billy the Cat and Katie.




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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:50 PM

Now then, fellah....

I have a little something, not a scan unfortunately. This is from a 2006 crossover between Batman and Detective Comics called "Face the Face" in which Harvey becomes Two Face again. I forget what issue as I no longer have them, but Harvey whips out his trusty coin and this is what we get.



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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:33 PM

So I picked up "TMNT meet Archie" the other day. It's a wholy unremarkable book which, honestly, I don't think was intended to be called "TMNT meet Archie". The meeting between the two of them is just a single piece of an Annual which I'm guessing was retitled after the success of Archie vs. the Punisher.

But that's just me guessing.

Anyway, the most interesting thing I found in the entire book was the letters page. Enjoy:


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