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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #885 on: August 17, 2016, 11:42:12 AM »
What I really don't understand is that the SDCC has PLENTY of money: why can't they just rent out a HUGE auditorium nearby (like, where U2 might play) and have the biggest panels there?  That way, no-one would have to wait in line at all (except if they wanted the best seats) and more of the nitty gritty of the Con (dealer rooms, company booths, etc.) would get more traffic (and therefore more sales).

People having to camp out even overnight is too much, though I understand that some would to get right up front regardless.  And larger auditoriums would mean more people doing as Darth Geek did - watching on huge monitors - but they'd still get to be 'in the presence' of the people they admire so much without it taking a 36:1 ratio of waiting to seeing anything.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #886 on: August 28, 2016, 04:58:47 PM »
In case anyone wants to dress up in Marvel or DC style...


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They are amazingly cheap: $250 for most, $350 for the 'Dark Knight' Joker one (since it has a vest and long outer jacket).  There are many more than the three shown here, including an 'under cover' Avengers one, a Cap one, a green question mark covered Riddler one, and more both DC and Marvel.  The best ones I think are Iron Man, Superman, and Batman (plus the Dark Knight Joker one and the Riddler one are each pretty good).

EDIT:  The details are pretty cool.  For instance, here's the back of the Iron Man suit.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #887 on: September 30, 2016, 08:06:27 PM »
I think Spider-Man/Deadpool might actually be the best Deadpool book right now. It's got the mix of pathos and comedy any good Deadpool book needs, and it's an actual MIX. Not just a switch that the writers flip back and forth. I would not be sad if it became his main book, like his Cable and Deadpool days.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #888 on: October 05, 2016, 02:12:55 PM »
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe hardcover graphic novel drops today. I expect to be reading it with a big dopey grin on my face throughout the week. :^)
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #889 on: December 07, 2016, 12:05:57 PM »
Slapstick comes out today!

I hope 20 years of anticipation, clinging to his every appearance and hoping against all odds for this day hasn't set me up for disappointment.

EDIT: I am pleased with this new title and I really hope I'm not the only one buying it.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #890 on: February 21, 2017, 03:52:25 PM »
Has anyone not tried Marvel Unlimited that would like a free one month trial? I have one I can give away, but it's only good today?


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #891 on: February 21, 2017, 07:54:24 PM »
Has anyone not tried Marvel Unlimited that would like a free one month trial? I have one I can give away, but it's only good today?

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #892 on: March 20, 2017, 07:19:44 AM »
Lately, I've been reading a lot of 70's era Marvel books due to a big sale on Essentials trade at my local comic shop.  Man, characters seemed kind of extra childishly jerky to each other at the time.  Still, some good stuff (Cap and Falcon vs the Secret Empire is pretty fun) and I'm sort of impressed how much I like Gerry Conway's Fantastic Four run.  There's nothing that particularly sticks out as to what makes it feel like a cut above except that it's just fun.  Also, Medusa was on the team for a surprisingly long time.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #893 on: April 16, 2017, 01:10:59 AM »
So....

In June DC is doing a bunch of crossovers... between DC and Warner Brothers characters. Batman v. Elmer Fudd. Jonah Hex/ Yosemite Sam. Lobo/ Road Runner. Etc.

I'm not sure if this is brilliant or insane.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #894 on: April 16, 2017, 03:44:11 AM »
If only it were their animation department(s) doing this...  I can just hear it:

             "Be vewwy vewwy quiet ... I'm hunting Batmen... Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh."


[Oh, and I think I'll go with "brilliantly insane". :)]

How about Hawkgirl and Tweety Pie?  Hawkman and Foghorn Leghorn?  Wildcat and Sylvester?  The Flash should really be with Road Runner, but since they're putting Lobo with him(?!?!), we'll have to go with Taz (who would have actually paired FAR better with Lobo than Road Runner!).  J'onn J'onzz and Marvin.  Granny and Wonder Woman.  Zatanna and Witch Hazel.  Darkseid and Ralph Wolf.  Booster Gold and Pepe LePew.  Gossamer and Gorilla Grodd.  Daffy Duck and The Question.

Any others people think should be linked?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #895 on: April 20, 2017, 06:32:26 PM »
In regards to the Captain America twist...
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #896 on: April 20, 2017, 06:38:36 PM »
I hate Nick Spencer.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #897 on: April 20, 2017, 10:32:45 PM »
Really? Of all the "Marvel will just undo that in a few months" plot twists, this is the one they're gonna double down on?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #898 on: April 21, 2017, 10:47:27 AM »
Yeah, this seems... incredibly ill-conceived, especially considering the world we live in now.  I think it's a terrible idea that apparently the default Marvel Universe
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« Reply #899 on: April 21, 2017, 01:46:45 PM »
I'll be the odd man out here and say that I LOVE what Spencer is doing. I really enjoyed Standoff and have been following the Cap Steve book. If I knew that this stuff was going to be permanent I would be more concerned, but the setup to this event has struck my fancy perfectly and has actually gotten me interested in Cap for the first time in years. I dunno...just another perspective.
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