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 on: February 22, 2018, 02:53:02 AM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Perry
 Cool
YAY!!!!

 
@PeterJTomasi
 Feb 20
Wow! The love and sadness for Super Sons being cancelled is knocking me out! So, before too much time passes let me be the first to tell you that Im not done with our two favorite boys and new news will be forthcoming soon!

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 on: February 21, 2018, 07:06:16 PM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Perry
All I know is that I want to see Heroes again fighting bad guys without all this other junk that's been going on the last 8 years.

Amen!!

Well that is all I am seeing in the Marvel I am reading right now. And that has been the case since Legacy began, at least. Can't wait for you guys to get here.
 Grin

Amazing = check, fighting bad guy
Avengers = check and double check  Wink
Cap = check
Dr. Strange = well, check and ... well ... nevermind (so good)
Iron Fist = check
M2in1 = not really, but ... this is a weird one.
Moon Knight = check and reality check  Grin
Peter Parker = yeppers
Thanos = haha, not saying
Thor = check. MY GOD, CHECK!!!!!
Astonishing X = Oh yeah
Old Man Logan = eh, check'ish
Tales of Suspense = different, but yeah, check

Yep, all good in this universe for that at least.

The numbering? Oh that is still a cluster  Grin, but yeah, certainly bad guy fighting.
 Smiley

And Jimmy, isn't DC doing nothing but "hero on hero" fighting now?  Grin Cheesy
All of Detective is in-fighting
Damian and Jon have been at each others throats
The Teen Titans and Titans have been in-fighting for months
The Suicide Squad and JLA just had a big fight
Flash and Kid Flash are going at it, from what I hear
The Lanterns just got over something

Seems like DC has the same issue Marvel had
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Just kidding. Smiley
I know what you mean, and that little dust up that DC has been doing for a couple of months is NOTHING compared to what Axel allowed to have happen at Marvel. Man don't I know it. It is good to see Marvel back to being against bad guys again after, like you stated, years of not doing it (for the most part)

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 on: February 21, 2018, 06:09:39 PM 
Started by Jimmy T - Last post by Mitch
So when I first heard they were making a Black Panther movie, I honestly was expecting it to be just okay.  After seeing the initial reactions and reviews, I was expecting a Marvel masterpiece.  After seeing it last night, I must say for me it was somewhere in between.  I thought the movie, in and of itself, was really good and enjoyed it.  For me, it just didn't have those little moments.  I dunno.... anyway...

But beyond the movie itself, I certainly can appreciate what it means.  I was struck by the comments of fans who expressed the joy of seeing a superhero that they can say "looks like me."  As a white male, it is something I've really never had to experience much.  And as I initially thought, "Hey, what about Falcon and War Machine?" I came to realize that despite the fact that they are terrific characters themselves (MCU Falcon is one of my favorites), they are still sidekicks to white heroes and often part of a pair on the latter end of the "and."  War Machine's armor was build by Tony.  Sam would still be working at the community center if not for Cap bringing him into the fold.  They are the Black Best Friend often used misused in movies to make their white friend look more enlightened and inclusive.

T'Challa is a hero and a king.  He is a dutiful son, brother, and ruler of his people, and I found myself struck by the humanity of the character, especially as wonderfully portrayed by Boseman.  He needs neither the approval nor the assistance of American heroes.  He is that rare hero that, if you get on the wrong end of a confrontation with him, will use one hand to beat the crap outta you and then extend that same hand to help you up off the ground.

I guess my only significant disagreement with most people is concerning the villain. 
Most of the comments regarding him from people who have seen the movie is about how sympathetic a character he is and how complex and tragic he is.  The movie itself goes out of it's way to create sympathy for him (T'Challa feeling guilty for his father "creating" him, Ross going on about how our military training affects his decisions, etc.).  No, I didn't buy it.  I feel bad for the innocent little guy that he was, but Killmonger is not Magneto or Victor Fries.  He's just a well-trained punk who saw his chance to be a despot and took it.  He's not looking to free his people; he's looking for conquest.  Thus, as T'Challa wisely points out, he becomes the very thing he claims to fight.


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 on: February 21, 2018, 11:36:50 AM 
Started by Tokyo Vigilante #1 - Last post by Rich
Good read, Tokyo!  It felt like it belonged in the Sin City universe.  Nice and gritty.  I was a little disappointed that
The Hero died at the end
, but it didn't take away from the experience.  Good stuff, sir!

Thanks, Rich, and welcome back! It truly means a lot to get even one sale on it and to hear you liked it.

Who knows? Maybe the paramedics made it in time.

Shocked Shocked Shocked Ok, now we need a sequel.  Wink

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 on: February 21, 2018, 11:35:55 AM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Rich
This is just turning into a game of "how confusing can we make the continuity" by Marvel.  Atrocious.  Like it wasn't confusing enough with the constant #1's, now we have a bunch of new volumes, followed by renumbering, followed by new volumes yet again.  Give me a break.  I loved the idea that Avengers would hit #700.  Of course their numbering was off, because they were counting things that weren't titled as such, and so on.  Yuck. Come on, Marvel.  Do your longtime fans a solid, here...

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 on: February 21, 2018, 11:17:28 AM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Jeff
All I know is that I want to see Heroes again fighting bad guys without all this other junk that's been going on the last 8 years.

Amen!!

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 on: February 21, 2018, 11:16:00 AM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Jimmy T
This is undeniably not a surprise. You would think the company would recognize how obnoxious is to retitle everything with number ones again. That just seems like poor practice after everything. Jeff probably has it right where they should just go new number ones on every single book and be done with it. But maybe they'll learn things will be better going forward. All I know is that I want to see Heroes again fighting bad guys without all this other junk that's been going on the last 8 years.

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 on: February 21, 2018, 10:58:52 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Jeff
Got a little less to do this week so let's see how this goes....

ComiXology
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #4
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #5
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #6
Thief of Thieves TPB Vol 3
Star Trek: Mirror Broken 5
Aquaman 33
Batman 40
Batman 41
Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps 38
Justice League 38
Justice League 39
Red Hood and the Outlaws 19
Super Sons 13 (added back since issue 16 is the last)
Birthright 29
Copperhead 18
Kill or Be Killed 15
Redneck 8
Walking Dead 175

Marvel Unlimited
Secret Empire:  Brave New World 4
Champions 11
Secret Warriors 5
Secret Empire 8
Royals 5
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy 6
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy 7
Thanos 9
Infamous Iron-Man 10
Spider-Man 19
Iron Fist 6
Black Bolt 4

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 on: February 21, 2018, 10:49:03 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Jeff
Didn't get quite as far as I thought I could.  All well.  There's always next week.... Grin

ComiXology
Titans 14
Titans 15
Titans 16
Titans 17
Copperhead 17
Dark Nights: Metal 5
Dark Nights Rising:  Wild Hunt 1
Deathstroke Annual 1
Deathstroke 28
Detective Comics Annual 1
Detective Comics 974
The Fix 10
Invincible 143
Kingsman: The Red Diamond 1
Kingsman: The Red Diamond 2
Kingsman: The Red Diamond 3
Kingsman: The Red Diamond 4
Kingsman: The Red Diamond 5
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #1
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #2
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #3

Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #4
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #5
Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 #6
Thief of Thieves TPB Vol 3

Marvel Unlimited
Secret Empire:  Brave New World 4
Champions 11
Secret Warriors 5
Secret Empire 8
Royals 5
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy 6
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy 7
Thanos 9
Infamous Iron-Man 10
Spider-Man 19
Iron Fist 6
Black Bolt 4


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 on: February 21, 2018, 10:46:17 AM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Jeff
They should just revamp the whole line similar to what DC did with Rebirth if they are going to do it.  It's a Fresh Start without Axel so just go big and be done with it.

Plus:  Only one Avengers book.  This is a very good decision.  And I'd like to see what Aaron does with this team although I wasn't a big fan of his X-Men School.  Still - he's the best writer they have and one of my favorites.  Speaking of X-Men - they should drop that to one main title as well involving the school and team.  A second, not in school, book of X-Force would be good too as long as the two are separate like they used to be when Cable ran the group in beginning.  Hopefully the Fantastic Four will be back.


Con:  Reboots are confusing and Secret Wars was the absolute BEST scenario for getting it done.  Will be hard to fresh start us without us rolling our eyes.

If they really want to get things moving again - my opinion would be to take politics back out of the stories.  That doesn't mean taking out the occasional government bad guy.  But stop alienating half the potential audience by putting your political opinion in the comic.  There is so much of the vitriol in real life that people want to go where they don't have to hear it.  That place could and should be our comics.  Good vs Evil is an easy sell but if you keep saying my neighbor is a bad guy because his opinion is different then it creates sides - and kills sales.  Just my opinion of course.   Wink

Wow - that took a weird turn.

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