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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #855 on: July 12, 2016, 07:27:22 PM »
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Slapstick is getting his own comic again!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/08/marvel-reveals-post-civil-war-2-comic-lineup

I was going to say 'and now we know what will be the first post-civil war book cancelled, but some of those look like pretty long shots!

Yeah, it really feels like they are going for real obscure stuff.  Solo?  Who remembers Solo?  And the Prowler?  Not that I mind, I like digging up the old characters (I always had a soft spot for the Battling Bantam, since his first appearance is one of the first comics I bought).


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #856 on: July 13, 2016, 02:11:27 AM »
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Slapstick is getting his own comic again!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/08/marvel-reveals-post-civil-war-2-comic-lineup

I was going to say 'and now we know what will be the first post-civil war book cancelled, but some of those look like pretty long shots!

Yeah, it really feels like they are going for real obscure stuff.  Solo?  Who remembers Solo?  And the Prowler?  Not that I mind, I like digging up the old characters (I always had a soft spot for the Battling Bantam, since his first appearance is one of the first comics I bought).

Trying to raise some brand awareness to turn them into movie and tv franchises perhaps?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #857 on: July 13, 2016, 06:12:59 AM »
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Slapstick is getting his own comic again!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/08/marvel-reveals-post-civil-war-2-comic-lineup

I was going to say 'and now we know what will be the first post-civil war book cancelled, but some of those look like pretty long shots!

Yeah, it really feels like they are going for real obscure stuff.  Solo?  Who remembers Solo?  And the Prowler?  Not that I mind, I like digging up the old characters (I always had a soft spot for the Battling Bantam, since his first appearance is one of the first comics I bought).

Trying to raise some brand awareness to turn them into movie and tv franchises perhaps?
Perhaps.  But if they do that, I wish they'd do it with Sleepwalker.  Another soft spot character with a cool premise.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #858 on: July 13, 2016, 07:19:33 AM »
I just like that the age of the gritty superhero seems to finally be waning. Between Squirrel Girl and Howard the Duck and now Slapstick and Foolkiller and the Great Lakes Avengers, Marvel seems to be embracing the goofier corners of its universe. I hope the strategy pays off. Comics are so much more fun when they're comical.

And now my secret fantasy of a Roger Rabbit-style Slapstick movie jumps up by one chance to one in a trillion. Just gotta bide my time. :^)


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #859 on: July 13, 2016, 09:59:31 AM »
I just like that the age of the gritty superhero seems to finally be waning. Between Squirrel Girl and Howard the Duck and now Slapstick and Foolkiller and the Great Lakes Avengers, Marvel seems to be embracing the goofier corners of its universe. I hope the strategy pays off. Comics are so much more fun when they're comical.

At the very least when they aren't outright depressing.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #860 on: July 13, 2016, 05:03:14 PM »
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Slapstick is getting his own comic again!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/08/marvel-reveals-post-civil-war-2-comic-lineup

I was going to say 'and now we know what will be the first post-civil war book cancelled, but some of those look like pretty long shots!

Yeah, it really feels like they are going for real obscure stuff.  Solo?  Who remembers Solo?  And the Prowler?  Not that I mind, I like digging up the old characters (I always had a soft spot for the Battling Bantam, since his first appearance is one of the first comics I bought).

Trying to raise some brand awareness to turn them into movie and tv franchises perhaps?

Not a silly idea. Try to build up some heroes that are cheap and have no conflicting licensing arrangements with other studios. There's probably a whole committee dedicated to long range planning like that.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #861 on: July 13, 2016, 05:06:42 PM »
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Slapstick is getting his own comic again!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/08/marvel-reveals-post-civil-war-2-comic-lineup

I was going to say 'and now we know what will be the first post-civil war book cancelled, but some of those look like pretty long shots!

Yeah, it really feels like they are going for real obscure stuff.  Solo?  Who remembers Solo?  And the Prowler?  Not that I mind, I like digging up the old characters (I always had a soft spot for the Battling Bantam, since his first appearance is one of the first comics I bought).

Trying to raise some brand awareness to turn them into movie and tv franchises perhaps?

Not a silly idea. Try to build up some heroes that are cheap and have no conflicting licensing arrangements with other studios. There's probably a whole committee dedicated to long range planning like that.

Yep, and GotG was considered a franchise too obscure and even silly to work once...
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #862 on: July 14, 2016, 04:30:44 AM »
I just like that the age of the gritty superhero seems to finally be waning. Between Squirrel Girl and Howard the Duck and now Slapstick and Foolkiller and the Great Lakes Avengers, Marvel seems to be embracing the goofier corners of its universe. I hope the strategy pays off. Comics are so much more fun when they're comical.

And now my secret fantasy of a Roger Rabbit-style Slapstick movie jumps up by one chance to one in a trillion. Just gotta bide my time. :^)

Slapstick did roll with Deadpool in Mercs for Money didn't he?


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #863 on: July 14, 2016, 07:46:14 AM »
I just like that the age of the gritty superhero seems to finally be waning. Between Squirrel Girl and Howard the Duck and now Slapstick and Foolkiller and the Great Lakes Avengers, Marvel seems to be embracing the goofier corners of its universe. I hope the strategy pays off. Comics are so much more fun when they're comical.

And now my secret fantasy of a Roger Rabbit-style Slapstick movie jumps up by one chance to one in a trillion. Just gotta bide my time. :^)

Slapstick did roll with Deadpool in Mercs for Money didn't he?

Yep. half the members of the Mercs for Money are getting their own series.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #864 on: July 14, 2016, 08:13:56 AM »
Mercs for Money is so crowded, there hasn't been nearly enough Slapstick. He did get a nice one-shot story in the annual that I loved.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #865 on: July 14, 2016, 12:51:16 PM »
I just like that the age of the gritty superhero seems to finally be waning. Between Squirrel Girl and Howard the Duck and now Slapstick and Foolkiller and the Great Lakes Avengers, Marvel seems to be embracing the goofier corners of its universe. I hope the strategy pays off. Comics are so much more fun when they're comical.

And now my secret fantasy of a Roger Rabbit-style Slapstick movie jumps up by one chance to one in a trillion. Just gotta bide my time. :^)

Haha, we could not be more different. I actually just dropped most of my Marvel titles precisely because of what you're talking about. I seriously love how widespread tastes run.

I'm definitely more into Valiant than Marvel or DC (...which is odd becuase Faith & Archer and Armstrong are two of the best humorous superhero books out there now.)
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #866 on: July 14, 2016, 05:12:06 PM »
I just like that the age of the gritty superhero seems to finally be waning. Between Squirrel Girl and Howard the Duck and now Slapstick and Foolkiller and the Great Lakes Avengers, Marvel seems to be embracing the goofier corners of its universe. I hope the strategy pays off. Comics are so much more fun when they're comical.

And now my secret fantasy of a Roger Rabbit-style Slapstick movie jumps up by one chance to one in a trillion. Just gotta bide my time. :^)

Haha, we could not be more different. I actually just dropped most of my Marvel titles precisely because of what you're talking about. I seriously love how widespread tastes run.

I'm definitely more into Valiant than Marvel or DC (...which is odd becuase Faith & Archer and Armstrong are two of the best humorous superhero books out there now.)

I haven't tried the Valiant line - what do you recommend?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #867 on: July 14, 2016, 11:39:59 PM »
I haven't tried the Valiant line - what do you recommend?

The Valiant fans I know rave about Eternal Warrior and Divinity. I enjoyed Ninjak and Doctor Mirage as well, but I seem to be an outlier there.

And I preferred the 90s Harbinger to the modern version, but Faith is much improved over Zephyr.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #868 on: July 15, 2016, 07:02:57 AM »
Compound, you are not alone in your love of Ninjak. His was the first series I tried as it was just starting as I was getting back into comics and was blown away. "What if James Bond was a Ninja?" Was how it was pitched to me.

Eternal Warrior is my absolute favorite - his storyline is all over the place but it actually works. You get some sword & sorcery, some post-apocalypse, some sci-fi - really good and really diverse. Plus you get to see talent like Greg Pak and Cary Nord pop up.

I have their whole line in my pullbox, so some of my favs:
X-O Manowar (...of course)
Archer and Armstrong
The original relaunch of Harbinger, up through Harbinger Wars.
Bloodshot
Divinity
Imperium (though it helps to read Harbinger first)
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #869 on: July 15, 2016, 04:10:39 PM »
Greg Pak is one of my favourite writers, so that might be a good place for me to start. Anyone who can turn Hercules into a must read book from Marvel deserves respect!
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