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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #900 on: April 21, 2017, 02:25:00 PM »
Why did the reality changing Allies keep the Holocaust?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #902 on: April 22, 2017, 03:36:25 AM »
When dealing with 'reality altering artefacts' does any claim 'this is the way it really is' hold up?


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #903 on: April 22, 2017, 03:55:48 AM »
I don't think that anyone thinks this is permanent. but if they aren't meant to take it seriously as a story, what's the point of it?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #904 on: April 24, 2017, 10:45:49 AM »
Fun?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #905 on: April 24, 2017, 05:14:15 PM »
You find the idea of cap being a nazi fun? Different strokes I guess
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #906 on: April 25, 2017, 08:55:16 AM »
Maybe not the idea, but I'm enjoying the ride...that's all I ask.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #907 on: April 25, 2017, 08:57:59 AM »
I certainly don't enjoy watching a longstanding beloved character get fucked up because some shitty writer wanted to be edgy.



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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #908 on: July 12, 2017, 01:56:41 PM »
The Tick is getting his own ongoing book again!

http://www.necpress.com/tick.aspx

I've enjoyed a lot of Cullen Bunn's work in recent Deadpool spinoff books, and I think he might be the most seasoned writer ever to take on The Tick. Let's hope this one can make it past 8 issues!


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #909 on: July 12, 2017, 03:24:43 PM »
I wouldn't have expected Cullen Bunn.  The only thing I read from him is the Sixth Gun, which is a fun supernatural western adventure with monster and magic gun.  Worth your time, though not a comedy.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #910 on: July 13, 2017, 02:01:08 PM »
Recently read...

God Country
#1-6 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw

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The protagonist Emmet Quinlan is a West Texas widower with dementia whose violent outburst are taking a toll on his son and family. That is until a demon tornado attacks and Emmet comes into possession of the magical sword Valofax which restores his mind. Emmet defeats the demon but a mythical god comes to claim the sword which he refuses to give up. Emmet defeats him but another one of the gods attacks their house with a horde of demons and kidnaps his granddaughter so Emmet is forced to go into Hell to save her. Afterward Emmet travels to the realm of the gods to confront Attum, the king of gods in a fight that threatens to tear the realm apart.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #911 on: July 13, 2017, 05:26:38 PM »
Read The Infinity Gauntlet for the first time.  Mostly, it is really good.  George Perez's first four issues look great and Ron Lim does a decent job replacing him.  Unfortunately, I don't like some of the characters designs, though that is partially the fault of where those characters where at the time.  I don't care for the reveal that Thanos has some sort of mental block that has always prevented him from winning.  It's a weird choice in trying to explain why he always lost despite being invincible.  It would make more sense as a reveal at the beginning of the story, were he to have it removed.

Still, despite knowing a lot about the story, it managed to surprise me quite a bit.  My favourite is a clever reveal of someone misusing the Time Gem in a irresponsible way.  I also like Thanos' "final fate", even though it was probably undone a year or two later.  I feel like it is hard to do a really good "all-powerful" villain story arc well, but this really sells the threat and makes his defeat plausible (and I also like that it comes down to a made scramble for the Maguffin.)

Oh, and the whole Nebula and Starfox subplot feels like a Alan Moore subplot in the best possible way.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #912 on: August 08, 2017, 12:19:27 PM »
The New Teen Titans #28 - #31 Volume 2
written by Marv Wolfman and Paul Levitz




This story arc is nothing short of epic and features a team of Titans both new and classic.

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The Church of Blood makes a public spectacle of the resurrection of Brother Blood with millions of people following on TV which allows the church to greatly increase his powers.  Donna Tory leading a team of Titans including Wally West Flash and new Robin Jason Todd attempt to stop them but are easily defeated when Raven is brainwashed.  There are also  with appearances by Robotman and the Justice League. Robin really steps up in this and even Frankie Kane tries to hero up and helps recruit the Justice League who mostly deal with the hordes of angry mobs incited by the airing of Brother Blood's resurrection on TV.  Blood is finally defeated when a pregnant Mother Mayhem betrays him and Raven recovers from her brainwashing.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #913 on: November 30, 2017, 01:32:19 PM »
I checked this out last week and thought it was pretty cool.  Tim Seely returns to horror with Vertigo's Imaginary Fiends. I'm a big fan of Revival so I was excited to check this out. The Stephen Molnar artwork is sufficiently creepy and the character designs are interesting.  The solicit teases that "the Boogeyman is more than a figment of a child's imagination" and the story is set in a world where children's' imaginary friends are actually inter-dimensional parasites that feed off of people.  Some parasites can become so strong that they can effect the real world. There is a special unit of law enforcement that deals with them and they recruit a young woman who spends her life in a mental institution for stabbing her friend because a parasite named Polly Peachpit told her to.  Right away I couldn't help but notice to similarities to the real life Slender Man case that involves similar circumstances which I think is obviously intentional.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #914 on: November 30, 2017, 04:06:25 PM »
Meanwhile, I've been reading the original Legion of Super-Heroes stories.  Even taking into account the state of comics when they were released, a lot of them weren't good.  Fun premise, but those early adventures makes the weird choice Superman comics did at the time, which is for some reason the heroes are involved an insane web of lies with a "rational" explanation at the end as to why the characters acted like assholes.

BUT I love the Legion of Substitute Heroes and I LOVE Night Girl.  The beehive hairdo, the little owl head on her costume and her power (being super strong... but ONLY in the dark) that must be fun for writers to play with).  Anytime the story is a Substitute Heroes story, I love it, because they are the heroes whose powers have huge weaknesses that they overcome and though they've save the day, they rarely get (nor even want) the glory.