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Thread Are you ok with not going to a movie theater for the remainder of 2021? Because I don't see myself going back.
I would be fine not going back for the year. Obviously, I hope it doesn't come to that, because I love the theater experience and new movies and very much want to go back. But I'm not anxious or impatient to go back. It'll happen when it's safe again.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| Simps, don't be sad
Fuck Jericho for all of the obvious and excellent reasons we constantly and repeatedly share here. Now, with that said, and with the understanding that Tony Khan isn't going to fire or replace Jericho regardless of his political views or truly abhorrent behavior, what's the endgame here? As important of a role as Jericho has played in AEW's origin story, the one big question that deserves to be asked is: does Jericho have a future at AEW? Do folk see Khan re-signing Jericho? Having him do a babyface run post-Inner Circle? Possibly moving to commentary? Or is it realistic that Tony or Jericho decide they had a good run and to move on?
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| Simps, don't be sad
No question that AEW should have had more of these matches on TV, in general. Two last episode and two this episode should have been obvious. But it's probably a logistical impossibility on such short notice to do that kind of swap. As lame as the situation is.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| February 2021 | Big Gleb!
lol mood. he actually has a story behind it that's pretty genuine. dude got laid off from his day job mid-day and came home and got an email from Marvel saying he could reveal an upcoming omnibus he was really looking forward to. so he just said fuck it and recorded the video right then, all full of mixed emotions and still wearing his layoff suit. comments ended up filling with stuff like "SUIT OMAR, BRING US MORE REVEALS" and so on. now he's trying to do the comic youtube channel thing full time and the suit is something he brings back as a reminder of the situation. omar's a good dude, mostly.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| February 2021 | Big Gleb!
it's just... incredibly rare for any comic writer to remain excellent for long periods of time. they either only find success in a specific window where cultural trends meet their ability and then they fail to change, or they change in ways that make them incompatible with cultural trends. the frank miller and alan moore paradigms. grant morrison is a rarity, a progressive perspective that got to watch comics catch up with them. in the war of wills, they won. but even they're not perfect.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| February 2021 | Big Gleb!
i checked the omnibus facebook group and it's filled with folk asking "is this good?" and absolutely zero responses from people who have actually read the book. lol, how did everyone miss this neil gaiman adaptation? also, how weird is it that gaiman didn't handle the adaptation himself?
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| Simps, don't be sad
So, fuck. If we're going to have a championship match at Revolution, there are a lot of women's matches left to do before then. The Japanese bracket actually works out perfectly smoothly, with shows on upcoming Mondays and then the finals on the Dynamite go-home show. But the US block is much more rushed, since we're still not even halfway through the first round. We have five US matches (two first-round, two quarterfinals, and a semifinal) left to schedule and only one week of Dynamite. So what does AEW do? Put the quarterfinals on TV and the semifinals on Youtube, or rush four matches between this week and next to do a seminal on Dynamite? This is a real fuckin' mess and a lot of people are going to be angry as a result. Potential schedule -- Japan Mon. Feb. 22 - Japan Women's Quarterfinals (Youtube) Mon. Mar. 1 - Japan Women's Semifinal (Youtube) Wed. Mar. 3 - Women's Finals (Dynamite) US Wed. Feb. 17 - US Women's First Round - Riho vs. Serena Deeb (Dynamite) Mon. Feb. 22 - US Women's First Round (Youtube) Wed. Feb. 24 - US Women's Quarterfinals (Dynamite) Mon. Mar. 1 - US Women's Semifinal (Youtube) Mar. 3 - Women's Finals (Dynamite)
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| Simps, don't be sad
the schedule i posted is what i'd consider the ideal. gives the illusion of rest time between matches. builds up to revolution at a steady pace. two women's matches on dynamite is just what makes sense. i expect aew to do something much more stupid instead.
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Thread February Wrasslin |OT| Black Wrestlers Matter
this kind of thing always drives me insane. sure, we all know TJP is a fucking shithead. well-established fact by now. but he's got a job that a lot of people would die for. he's already seeing other shitheads get fired for this... so what kind of fucking idea is it to then do the exact same thing. to like a reprehensible tweet. to let the world know you share this bigoted headspace. all you have to do is not like a tweet. and you can't even fucking manage that much.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| Simps, don't be sad
yes. see, there's long-running speculation that adam cole is coming to AEW because his partner is brit baker. as such, cole coming to aew would likely involve a story beat. for example, what would appear to be a harmless email sent out to hundreds of thousands of people looking for "adam," leading to a response from an adam that the dark order wasn't expecting.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| HELLO MOTHER FUCKERS!
I think, of all the women, she seems least likely to want to get into AEW. She's got a good thing going with multiple promotions (WAVE and Marvelous), and she just had a match with Stardom -- and more coming -- where she tagged with Mayu Iwatani which could mean bigger things there. She also tweets -a lot- and really hasn't bothered mentioning AEW other than around the announcement. Pretty sure she's losing first round and has already started thinking about her other promotions. Not to go smark, but of all the women in the tournament, she's the one I'm most surprised by. She's not someone I would have thought would be a top choice for either Kenny or Shida if they were pulling from Marvelous or WAVE. They both have a lot of exceptional young talent, as well as more experienced showcase veterans. I'm thinking she may have just had an open schedule... She's got a great look, tho.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| HELLO MOTHER FUCKERS!
they recorded all the Japanese matches in late January, by all accounts, so even with shida still in japan they have plenty of time to fly back and quarantine if they need to. but yeah, with the trouble they're going to it's probably safe to assume that the Japanese bracket winner will win the final in the go-home show if they're traveling all the way over here.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT5| HELLO MOTHER FUCKERS!
I think folk may be confused. We don't know what Sammy's story would have been in Impact. The leak only says that Taurus has taken over at least part of what Sammy was supposed to do. That stuff with Taurus hasn't been shown yet. The recent filming is for stuff after No Surrender. No Surrender was part of the previous recording session. So Taurus was always going to be a part of the Decay, not Sammy.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| February 2021 | Big Gleb!
Serious question for everyone that I think deserves to be asked, even if it's ultimately disagreed with. Do we feel strongly enough about Bennett's bigotry, especially now that it has been drawn into Immortal Hulk, that we want to protest Immortal Hulk and block its nomination from 2021's Game of the Year? Note a vote, yet. I'd just like to offer the idea up for discussion.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| February 2021 | Big Gleb!
fair. man-eaters is an extreme comparison. it was just the first thing to pop into my mind as an example of a lauded comic that actually sucked. again, i haven't read snagglepuss. but i was told by several friends that i shouldn't give it any attention.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| February 2021 | Big Gleb!
i skipped it at the recommendation of my friends but the impression i was given is that it's a great queer comic for straights and a pretty offensive and out of touch comic for LGBT+. one of those comics that doesn't necessarily miss the goal but makes you think maybe they don't get the goal, like Man-Eaters.
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Thread Chris Hayes supports article comparing firing of Gina Carano to blacklisting of supposed Communists in 1950s Hollywood
Can we also stop for a moment and recognize that the entire argument of "Hollywood = Liberals" is just a mainstream watered-down way of presenting the decades-old bigoted idea that "Hollywood = Jews?" Y'all, how Chris got to this point I will never understand. This is like, amateur understanding of discourse shit.
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Thread Chris Hayes supports article comparing firing of Gina Carano to blacklisting of supposed Communists in 1950s Hollywood
Ignoring all of the shit this may brew from reading into how this represents Chris's actual political views, how can Chris post this at all just from a base level of fact and intellectual curiosity? Anyone and everyone understands that Hollywood is rife with conservatives. They're executives in major media corporations, producers across TV to film, directors, crew, and more actors than most are willing to admit. There is zero concerted effort to remove conservatives from the industry. Joss Whedon and Harvey Weinstein are being shoved out the door alongside Roseanne and Gina. Like, where the fuck is Chris even starting to recognize the validity of this idea? The thing that Gina was fired for has absolutely nothing to do with conservatism or conservative politics? Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are condemned in every industry across the United States and most of the world. This seems absolutely fucking insane for Chris to post.
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Thread Buffalo police officers who shoved 75-year-old protester in viral video will not face charges
Remember, grand juries don't make these kinds of decisions. Prosecutors deny them the opportunity to. It takes virtually no effort on a prosecutor's part to get a grand jury to indict. This is 100% the fault of the prosecutor.
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Thread You're eating a bowl of popcorn/chips: How many fingers are you using to grab the food?
I'd say just the thumb and index finger, but having eaten Doritos yesterday and recalling the diminishing amount of Doritos dust that appeared on fingers three and four, I can't provide an answer with any certainty.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| February 2021 | Big Gleb!
finished Frank Miller's Ronin last night. book is filled with some absolutely incredible art, ill give it that. and the general idea of a samurai myth crossing over into a sci-fi story, mixing in elements of AI, telepathy, and a post-apocalyptic setting all work great. it's too bad that miller is a complete fucking goon. Spoilers from here on. there's at least some unaddressed themes regarding pollution and ecology, as well as corporate militarism, in the background. but of course the caring scientists working to address these problems turn out to just create something even worse in the process, are shown to be corrupt/power-hungy/easily manipulated. my favorite part is that this absolute has an awesome fold-out 4-page splash. hell yeah. story - 3 / 10 - some interesting ideas and a solid premise buried beneath frank miller's assorted bigotries and masculine baggage. art - 10 / 10 - easily my favorite frank miller work in terms of art. insane amount of detail. really exciting use of color and shading. collection - 9 / 10 - beautiful absolute-sized pages. book is thick with little gutter loss. awesome fold-out 4-page splash. great intro/no outro and minimal extras.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
Jeff Lemire on Black Hammer (didn't they just announce a snyder black hammer thing a few months ago?) "BLACK HAMMER continues to roll, with SKULLDIGGER, COLONEL WEIRD: COSMAGOG and BARBALIEN: RED PLANET all coming out now. But the truth is, I have decided it's time to shrink the Black Hammer Universe back down to one core title. All the universe building the last couple of years has been really fun and, I hope, has produced some good comics, but now I want to take all that world building and use it as the foundation for one core Black Hammer title again. That series will be called BLACK HAMMER REBORN and it will launch this Spring/Summer. Hopefully we will announce a few more details on that in the coming month or two."
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
Bad news, folk. Blanton confirmed that his appeal has been denied. Ban's staying in place. I won't get into the details. Just want to say this is a real bummer and that Blanton's going to be missed. Hope, if they're reading this, that they know they were a valued part of the community here. As much as anyone. Hopefully, this isn't goodbye.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
Monday is officially the last day to submit your ranked top 10 for the Comic of the Year voting. I still need votes from , and blanton if he's reading this. I'll provide the list of final round comics to choose from here. If you're not comfortable using the spreadsheet, you can post here, just make sure to tag me. Again, this is a ranked top 10 list. Everyone else is free to shift or change their own top 10s too, of course. A Map to the Sun Ant-Man Chainsaw Man Daredevil Decorum Far Sector Gideon Falls Guardians of the Galaxy Hellblazer Hellions Immortal Hulk Jimmy Olsen Marauders Once & Future Seven Secrets Slaughterhouse Five Spy x Family Strange Adventures Suicide Squad Superman Smashes the Klan Wonder Woman: Dead Earth
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
Ahh, yeah, the Dawn of X trades are mapped to fit into the release of the X of Swords TPBs -- which haven't been solicited yet -- and not the X of Swords hardcover. Means waiting a few extra months to experience the event.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
agreed. they can pump out one or more a month, pretty much. have them on store shelves while the story is still hot and in the discourse. the Dawn of X books are actually as close to a Shonen Jump-style experience as Marvel's ever gotten, something a lot of people in this thread have wanted to see.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
They can definitely still pick up the hardcover. But yeah, it will follow Dawn of X Vol. 16 which won't be out for a while yet. And the hardcover does have some crossover with that TPB.
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Thread Today I kind of fucked up...at least it feels like that
Hey OP, I'm sorry this happened to you. You in no way deserved to be attacked and frankly, it's disgusting some people here are insinuating otherwise. I hope your attacker receives appropriate punishment. It's never okay to assault another.
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Thread Which of these is the worst canon ship to you? (Poll)
A lot of these are awful, awful pairings for so many very good reasons. But Kylo Ren literally committed genocide, blowing up planets with billions of people, and Rey was fully aware of that. He murdered Han and (indirectly) Luke, who Rey cared about. And he tried to murder Rey herself multiple times. The fucking gall to make Rey even have an ounce of sympathy for this piece of garbage, let alone falling in love with him without intentionally portraying her as villainous in the end.
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Thread MyPillow Guy at the WH to meet with Trump Today: Save Constitution - Push Executive Orders, Martial Law if necessary
"Perhaps in the future, we will find it grimly amusing that a pillow salesman tried to pitch the president’s team on a strategy for lying to the public and using the military to subvert the democratic election of his successor. It is not currently amusing."
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Thread MyPillow Guy at the WH to meet with Trump Today: Save Constitution - Push Executive Orders, Martial Law if necessary
Well, reading into the first step on the list, Trump is told to place Frank Colon as Acting National Security Advisor. Looking him up, he's a "senior attorney for the U.S. Army's elite cyber force enabling cyber operations in support of Joint Force Commanders. I am principally responsible for all cyber law of war review and training, distinguishing cyber acts of war from gray zone cyber effects that do not amount to warfare." So, I guess we wait to see if that happens before anything else.
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Thread MyPillow Guy at the WH to meet with Trump Today: Save Constitution - Push Executive Orders, Martial Law if necessary
Yeah, I agree it's just pure insanity. But Trump is still meeting with this guy now, specifically for this apparent reason.
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Thread MyPillow Guy at the WH to meet with Trump Today: Save Constitution - Push Executive Orders, Martial Law if necessary
This genuinely looks like a step by step guide for how to maintain power. Install key surrogates in specific positions. Activate the insurrection act. Use martial law if anyone fights back. Claim foreign interference in the election and activate emergency powers. Blame China + Iran for election interference, that they were using domestic actors. Create a force of allies to "investigate" and gather evidence about the election. I mean, a lot of it sounds like stuff we've heard has been pitched to Trump already. But for him to be hearing this stuff this close to the inauguration is somethiing.
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Thread Ring Fit Adventure is one of the best games I've ever played, probably my favorite (progress pics inside)
Two months after picking up Ring Fit and I've officially lost 10lbs! I'm 6'1" and have cut from 224 to 214, so I've definitely got extra weight to lose and don't plan on stopping. I'm on day 25 or 26 of playing, I rotate to do arm/leg/back/core exercises regularly in Adventure Mode, choose the randomize excises option every battle, and I'm at difficulty level 20, I believe. I don't really have requirements for each time I play -- no time minimum or calorie minimum. I just go until I'm having a hard time with sets and my body's telling me I've had it. I've cut some snacks out of my diet but still cheat pretty often, plus I do drink some protein from time to time. So I'm going slow, but am still really happy with my progress. I've absolutely noticed improved strength across my body, particularly in my legs (so many squats), back, and shoulders. A lot of the exercises are much, much easier, but I've still got a few where even doing a set can be difficult -- Flutter Kick, Leg Scissors, Leg Raise, Plank. One of the biggest things I've noticed is actually in the stretching parts of the game, where I'm just able to hold my balance better and feel comfortable actually doing all of the stretches. Small things. Really thankful for this thread encouraging me to start Ring Fit. And I really hope others feel encouraged, too! It's such an impressive game. I sucked at pretty much every exercise when I started. All that mattered was that I do my best (cheating through exercises as necessary) and that I keep coming back every day or few.
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Thread Biden will release all available vaccine doses in break from Trump administration policy of holding back stock for second dose
It also bears repeating -- this doesn't mean one or the other. Those "6 million at 50%" are still going to get that second shot, likely just as fast as with the other plan. It's just that we aren't going to intentionally hold back reserves specifically for the intention of ensuring those second shots. This enables a much faster and efficient rollout, removing a huge and significant barrier in getting vaccinations where they need to go.
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Thread have you quit caffeine after being a long time coffee drinker? what was your experience like?
About 5 years ago I used to drink about a pot of coffee a day, then reduced that to about two mugs after a rough bout of acid reflux. Unfortunately, I've since developed a sort of caffeine intolerance and have had to stop drinking coffee entirely. To be honest, I suffered no immediately recognizable symptoms. No headaches, no shakes. I think I managed to avoid that aspect of it by coming off of it more slowly than some. But I do crave it badly. Near constantly. Even having stopped for years now. Mostly the smell and flavor come and go like I've got a cup and just need to take a drink. Drives me crazy.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
ebay has quite a few between 1 and 35, haphazardly. for sure. but they're pretty much all at least a bit above cover. but yeah, options seem pretty slim, unfortunately. how much do you think it'd be to get a friend in the UK to buy them and ship them to the USA?
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
Here's the short version, or for folk who missed the longer post! Just a monthly place where we can mention what we're looking forward to. Comics/graphic novels/manga main focus, but tv shows, movies, games, whatever if it's something you're hype about. Can get a pretty good impression just by checking it out.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
Hey, so I had a plan for a while to start a Comic reading club in 2021 where we all vote on "Must Read" comics each month and talk about them. But I think it would be a bit too much work at the moment, so I'm shelving it for now. Instead, however, I want to do something a little simpler. Basically, I just want to poll folk here on the comics/stuff they're most excited about this month. Super casual. No awards or anything associated with it. No requests for reviews or anything like that (though you're more than welcome!). It's just a spreadsheet where folk can put down their most-anticipated comics/shows/movies/etc. coming out in January 2021. I'll leave it up for a couple days and then put together a list of the most anticipated books for the month. Details-- * Add your ResetEra username + up to 10 books coming out in January title by title. Rank doesn't matter, but feel free to rank them! * Comic issues, manga chapters, manga volume TPBs, graphic novels, magazines, or anything is fine! If there's a collected edition you really want, put that on there, too! Hell, this is for funny books, but if you want to put a movie, TV show, game, or prose novel on there then by all means. It's a way to track what individuals in the community are looking forward to. * Don't necessarily look at this as your pull list, but as things you'd be most l likely to say to friends, "Yo, you remember this is coming out next Wednesday? I'm so excited." * No poll deadline, but if there are enough lists I'll post a Most Anticipated January thing on Monday, Jan. 4. I'm hoping, maybe selfishly, that this will help folk get a bigger view of what people are excited about or looking forward to. And as such, help folk from missing out on something they might love, or at least to provide insight into our friends and community members and what they care about. Let me know if there's anything you think might make this better! Just winging it for now, but I have high hopes for it.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
i think yara flor's design is definitely sexualized. she's got golden tit plate, which is inarguably an element of sexualized character design. but i don't necessarily think her art shared so far has been sexualized beyond that design. i doubt that'll last, though. variants always treat women characters awfully.
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Thread Gaijin Entertainment (War Thunder, Crossout) is reportedly funding pro-Russian rebels, terrorist groups in the Ukraine
If I get this right, the accusation is that this Youtube channel is recorded within Russian-occupied Ukraine, includes paramilitary personnel from the DPR, and uses military assets from the DPR. And Gaijin is believed to be sponsoring the channel, as you can see grafitti logos for War Thunder + Crossout within the videos. A lot of uncertain details, though. And clearly the perspective of the accusations isn't necessarily unbiased. What an entirely crazy situation.
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Thread Batman White Knight Comic Series Is Some of The Best Recent Batman Stories You Should Read
it's got a right-wing-ism in its title, y'all. i know funny books have cool pictures and stuff but sometimes you need to read a bit deeper and see the ghastly bullshit SGM's pushing for what it is.
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Thread NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 in Tokyo Dome |OT| It's January 4th. You know what that means.
I'll be honest. I'm going to enjoy the fuck out of everything both of these nights. But what I really, really care about is Ibushi. I'm really hoping that this is Ibushi's Wrestle Kingdom and that he comes away with two Match of the Year candidates -- and two belts, too. Everything outside of that, I'm just happy to see what NJPW comes up with.
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Thread NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 in Tokyo Dome |OT| It's January 4th. You know what that means.
They sold more than half the stadium out before having to freeze ticket sales. Tokyo recently requested Japan announce a state of emergency, which would have prevented all audience members from attending, but Japan is currently "holding off." As such, those that purchased tickets (5,000+) will still be able to attend, barring some last-second announcement by the Japanese government.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
all amazing choices. welcome to the official anya fan club.Dawn of X is great for continuing and getting the full story in the correct order, plus it's a great way to sample each series and decide if you'd rather drop some and focus on the better series.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
Just finished a re-read of Wonder Woman Dead Earth and man, while there are some weird thematic issues () this book is just oh-so-special. It's a haunting possibility regarding how humanity is treating Earth and the consequences it could lead to, as governments tear the world apart grasping for continued control. But also how superheroes play into that, how they reinforce that, how they contribute to that. It's such a great Wonder Woman story, exploring her ideals, as well as her strengths and weaknesses, at their most basic. Wonder Woman is so held back most of her comics, so it's great to see her unleashed and really broaching some serious ideas. In fact, because of WWDE's cut-to-the-heart-of-it approach, I'd even say this is one of Wonder Woman's best standalone stories. Probably her best, with the note that I just haven't read enough to say that definitively. What really escalates the book is its art, of course. Daniel Warren Johnson will never be Jim Lee or anything, but his art is incredibly dynamic and visceral. It packs a punch, and DWJ has a special talent for big 2-page spreads or exhilarating moments. It's a crime that we've had to wait this long for a DWJ book to get this oversized hardcover treatment.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
I don't think I can accept the possibility of Saga being canceled because it would mean Fiona Staples has just quit art and comics. She's put out nothing, had zero online presence, for so long now. And while that's a realistic possibility, because who wouldn't want to do that if they could afford to, it would break my heart because she's just so incredibly talented. I choose to instead believe she's getting ahead on Saga, instead.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| January 2021 | This is the first time i've realised how big it is!
marvel doesn't do standard size hardcovers, so if you see HC for a marvel book it's oversized! the cates cosmic includes pretty much every space thing he did except his guardians, so this is a complementary book.
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Thread Need advice for a family crisis (no joke posts please)
This is such a tough situation and I'm so sorry you and your family is going through it, Weiss. As others have said, I think the best situation is to prepare yourselves for the future. A safe to keep the money in would be best. But if you can't get a small safe, you can at least get a locking money bag off Amazon for really cheap. Money should be kept in one of these, locked. Additionally, a camera to keep an eye on the safe/bag would be key, as you want evidence of your sister trying to take money, too. Otherwise, this doesn't sound like a situation you should necessarily put yourself into, Weiss. It sounds awful for all parties involved, but adding yourself to it is all but certain to make it worse.
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Thread Okay, what happened to Humble Bundle Monthly/Choice? Remember when it used to be really good?
That's an outstanding bundle of games and it's a steal at $15. Overcooked 2, The Frog Detectives, Children of Morta, Indivisible, and even Struggling (if you're into that kinda shit) are all great.
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Thread THR: Directors Guild Rebukes Warner Bros. in Sharply Worded Letter Criticizing Streaming Plan
Can someone actually quantify the tangible ways this hurts the director/talent/film crew? I don't really understand that aspect of the issue.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| December 2020 | Bendis Came, Knull Comes and Candy Canes.
i love y'all and the digital vs. physical meme is all fun and games but can we not make fun of people for how they spend money/how much they spend. no one should be made to feel guilty for buying books they want, especially when there's likely a number of folk who may have spent a lot for them just so they could talk comics here and feel like part of the community.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| December 2020 | Bendis Came, Knull Comes and Candy Canes.
IST Restocks Avatar Last Airbender Imbalance Library Edition HC Batman the Caped Crusader TP Vol 04 Harrow County Library Edition HC Vol 04 Hellboy Library Ed Vol 1 Seed of Destruction & Wake the Devil HC Hellboy Library HC Vol 06 Storm Fury Bride Hell Hellsing Deluxe Edition HC Vol 02 (MR) Morbius Living Vampire Omnibus HC DM Var Sensational She-Hulk By Byrne Omnibus HC Sensational She-Hulk By Byrne Omnibus HC DM Var
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| December 2020 | Bendis Came, Knull Comes and Candy Canes.
New Image books popped up on Amazon! Gideon Falls Deluxe Edition, Book One - $49.99 - August 31, 2021 The Complete Witchblade, Volume 2 - $49.99 - April 6, 2021 Big Hard Sex Criminals, Volume 3 Deluxxxe Hardcover - $44.99 - July 13, 2021 Middlewest - $59.99 - July 13, 2021 Oblivion Song Book 2 - $39.99 - July 20, 2021 Low Book Two - $49.99 - August 31, 2021
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| December 2020 | Bendis Came, Knull Comes and Candy Canes.
i'm pretty surprised david's x-factor is high. almost higher than transmet or bone, for christ's sake! insane.there was def a bunch of folk just having casual sex within the authority that's reflected poorly in the context of ellis' problems, unfortunately.lol they really are toning it down, aren't they? "knull is arriving" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| December 2020 | Bendis Came, Knull Comes and Candy Canes.
more IST restocks Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol 02 Garney DM V Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol 02 Quesada Var Infinite Crisis Omnibus HC New Ed Steranko Is Revolutionary King-Size HC Superman the Man of Steel HC Vol 01
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Thread Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales |OT| INTO THE PS5DERVERSE
Frustrating experience with Miles last night. I'd been playing the game all day and after maybe 8-10 hours, I started getting frame drops following scene transitions. A new in-game cinematic would load and it'd basically freeze on a frame for a second and then stutter into a smooth framerate after another second or two. It definitely could have been heat, I suppose. The room was definitely warm, as was the console, but no more than playing earlier in the day. I would have hoped if the console was overheating, it would have gone into rest before gameplay was affected visually. So I'd prefer to think it was something else. Maybe a memory issue or a weird problem trying to share resources with the OS (I was swapping in and out of game to look at trophy info a whole lot). Curious to hear if anyone else had experienced or heard of a similar issue, in Miles or elsewhere. I'm on a PS5 Digital Edition, if that matters.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT10| One Last 2020, for the road.
dems currently at 47. tight race in Michigan for a dem incumbent to make 48. maine still a possibility with 24% of the vote left and ranked choice voting. georgia has one runoff confirmed for January and a second that could happen if the current incumbent drops below 50%. michigan is likely to happen. maine is really up in the air. two Georgia runoffs is definitely possible, but winning those seats is another matter entirely.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
Really, really liking the Waid Daredevil still far. It's such a great voice for Daredevil. The heart of it is that Waid goes out of his way to explore how DD's powers and intelligence enable him to do the astonishing things he does. And a big part of that requires DD to be not just ridiculously confident, but also reckless. He puts himself into astonishingly dangerous situations, as well as his friends and associates! It works so well when considering how DD always gets himself into awful situations in the past, how he often gets hurt horribly, how is friends often get put in terrible danger or die. And his new perky attitude reflects that better. It's like he's let go his guilt and embraced doing what he does just for the sake of doing it, regardless of the consequences. It's all sorts of mentally broken still, just in a new way. Excited to see how this all pans out. I'm still just so many issues into the run, but I'm loving it.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
Finished the Black Panther Daredevil issues! Could have been worse. Jumped right into Daredevil by Waid, which is already outstanding just a few issues in. Really interesting and unique voice for Matt.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
you're not getting out of today that easy, . happy birthday, man. you're great and i'm so happy you're a friend and part of this community!
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
InStockTrades Releases for Tuesday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Neil Gaiman and Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 for me.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
Underhanded omnibus confirmation... the Batman: Road to No Man's Land Omnibus is getting into people's hands today and there's a teaser image at the very back. It reads "Continued in Batman: No Man's Land Omnibus Vol. 1..." In other words, at least two volumes of Batman: No Man's Land omnibuses in the works. Nothing too surprising, but good to have official.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
New Marvel Omnibus and Reprints Confirmed for February's Solicitations Reprints Heroes Reborn Omnibus - June 2021 The Man-Thing Omnibus - May 2021 X-Men Age of Apocalypse X-Men Age of Apocalypse Companion New Books Power Pack Classic Vol. 2 Spider-Gwen - June 2021 Wolverine Omnibus Vol. 2 Contents and covers to be revealed later today, I think.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
yup. the big one for x-men. it's 90s as fuck and definitely has its ups and down. compared to other 90s crossovers, though, it does stand out.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
Near Mint Condition's Omar made a post in the Facebook group today and had some hints to drop about upcoming collections.The comment on "suit videos" likely means some Marvel announcements coming soon.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
Reposting for everyone! ----- COMICS!!! |OT| Comic of the Year 2020 update! Alright, so interest in the "more thorough" Comic of the Year awards doesn't seem to have panned out. Big thanks to folk who wrote down their names, but plans will be going on the back burner for this year, at least. Check out PART 2 for something interesting instead. As for the community COTY awards, later this year we'll be going forward with the same style of award thing as we did last year where everyone in the thread participates. That said, I still want to provide those who are interested the opportunity to read through as many COTY nominations as possible and to encourage readers here to check out comics they may otherwise have passed by. As such, we're opening Comic of the Year 2020 nominations up early. Everyone who wants to participate in this year's Comic of the Year process just needs to enter their ResetEra username on the following spreadsheet, followed by up to 10 nominees. These nominees are your official nominations but are -not final- and probably won't be until December at the earliest. They can continue to be changed until then. Please use your nominations as freely as you'd like. This "round" of nominations won't take into account any nominee's total nominations -- that comes later. It's just a list of books that have been nominated. So feel free to add books you'd like others to check, whether it's that random indie that no one else is going to mention or Immortal Hulk. Nomination rules: *Must have been released, either partially or wholly, in 2020. In the case of ongoings, the content released in 2020 is what's being nominated. *Comic books, manga, graphic novels, online comics are all acceptable. *No collections, other than specific cases (first-time localizations, extreme availability issues). --Tag and ask for any questions. Rather than do a separate COTY award, let's just do an optional thing that's complementary with the awards process that everyone will be a part of. This is an award given to a community member or members for going beyond simple participation in voting. Basically, the entire goal of the awards process is about encouraging members to read comics, encouraging members to discuss comics, and to create conversations. So let's reward those that do that. Feel free to start Here's how it works 1. Read a comic from someone else's 10 nominations. Any comic will do -- you might even have read it already! 2. Write a 100+ word writeup of your thoughts for the comics here. 3. Keep a list of your nominee reviews, each with a tag to the person who nominated that book. Example: "Hey, I just finished reading Rorschach and it's the best thing since Tom Kong wrote Heroes in Crisis. Etc. Etc... 1. Harley Quinn - Messi 2. Harleen - Messi 3. Harley Quinn Breaking Glass - Messi 4. Rorschach - Messi At the end of our awards, we'll give our award to either the #1 or top 5 of the list. Poodlestrike has even said that they'll be willing to do tags for the winner/s. "Comic Council 2020" maybe. If that doesn't work out, I'll send the winner a comic book or something! Still finalizing the details.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
ahh Omar was pushing for a reprint of the Wolverine Vol. 1 omnibus for a long time. in fact, he's probably personally responsible for getting marvel to reprint it, hedging his relationship with marvel on it a bit. so this comment is basically like, "marvel's happy with the sales. a wolverine vol. 2 omnibus is probably in the works."
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
yar marvel got the license from dark horse not too long ago. i don't think they're recoloring. might just be the cover?
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
huh, does your type not respond to the drugs i'm seeing recommended online? Acyclovir/Zovirax? Or is that something you decided not to try?
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
this is perfect, . the only extra thing is that you keep a list of the reviews you've done at the end of your post, preferably with links back to those reviews. for example: [mars' review] My reviews: 1.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
worth asking about if you talk to your doctor again. worth getting a second opinion. definitely worth pushing for a specialist/dermatologist if you haven't already. as someone with a physical problem that my doctor told me i'd just have to live with, i'm so sympathetic, messi.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
fucking recommending antihistamines. at the very least, there's gotta be at least a dozen types of OTC lotion that would be great for itching and pain management they could have recommended, as well as stronger alternatives through prescription. i'm pissed. you absolutely shouldn't be left in pain.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
I bet if Hickman was writing this Marauders he'd have had Betsy agreeing with Logan about Brian taking one for the team. These mutants are entirely comfortable with suicide missions, watching other mutants get beat to death to be resurrected with their powers. But they wouldn't fuck a qt3.14 to save Earth? Psh. Humans.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
I finished Shadowland before the election. It's nothing to write home about, but it was easy to read. I'm on the Black Panther run as Daredevil now and it 's pretty good. Better than Shadowland, though not very self-serious.
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Thread Rep. Jim Clyburn says Dem Senate challenger "Jaime Harrison started to plateau when 'Defund the Police' showed up on TV right across his head"
Yesterday it was progressives, today it's anti-police violence protestors, Clyburn really on a roll. If it wasn't Defund the Police it'd be something else with Republicans. There will -always- be some fucking awful propaganda on Fox, on TV commercials. It's up to left candidates to overcome that through messaging and outreach.
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Thread Was Biden the right candidate to go against Trump and the election chaos?
I don't think these types of hypotheticals hold much value. He won the primary, he won the election. He deserves all manner of credit for that. If our only goal is winning the presidency, then he did that job as we needed. Obviously there's more to it than that and Biden will prove the worth of his presidency over four years. The Senate is still at risk. The Supreme Court is a nightmare come to life. The challenges with a Biden presidency are perhaps greater than before. Would Bernie have won? It's certainly possible. He polled well nationally and in swing states. He was well-liked. And he was better at creating the kind of strong emotions that helped elevate Trump in the first place. But he didn't win the primary, so. /shrug
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Thread AEW Full Gear 2020 |OT| King's Ransom
I agree with you. I definitely agree that some matches deserve to go on last if they're that well built, if they're that exciting. I get why Tony doesn't want to do that, but would prefer the most hype match go on last. We've had a couple PPVs now where the best match was the one that didn't go on last and it 100% hurt the energy for what came after (OmegaMan vs. Young Bucks).
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Thread AEW Full Gear 2020 |OT| King's Ransom
I've kept track of everyone's predictions for Full Gear so far, from the Dynamite thread and now here. Here are the odds, so far! Jon Moxley 93% / Eddie Kingston 7% Young Bucks 64% / FTR 36% Hikaru Shida 57% / Sammy Guevara 43% Darby Allin 86% / Cody Rhodes 14% Kenny Omega 79% / Adam Page 21% MJF 71% / Chris Jericho 29% Matt Hardy 57% / Nyla Rose 43% Orange Cassidy 71% / John Silver 29% Serena Deeb 100% / Allysin Kay 0%
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Thread How can California gain political influence on a federal level
TBH, y'all need to primary out a lot of incumbents and replace them with passionate politicians who will fight at a state and federal level for more meaningful changes. Way too complacent of a constituency. California is one of the safest and most left bastions in the USA right now, but so many CA representatives may as well have come from conservative states. Should start by voting in a genuine progressive to replace Harris.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
I've got bottles of vodka, whiskey (cheap cinnamon shit), and tequila, but no beer or wine. :( i'd prefer wine for sure.i would gladly share! i'm sorry you're having to deal with this stress sober, valdei.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT10| One Last 2020, for the road.
It doesn't matter if anyone in the GOP Senate would vote with Democrats, because those votes will never happen. A GOP-controlled Senate means nothing happens without McConnell's express permission. Need to hope for Maine and potential runoffs in Georgia to come through still.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
correct.deadline is in December, so there's no hurt and everyone can change their lists as much as they want up until then. I'll be sure to make sure everyone gets plenty of notice before lists are finalized.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
For everyone who missed it the first couple of times! Alright, so interest in the "more thorough" Comic of the Year awards doesn't seem to have panned out. Big thanks to folk who wrote down their names, but plans will be going on the back burner for this year, at least. Check out PART 2 for something interesting instead. As for the community COTY awards, later this year we'll be going forward with the same style of award thing as we did last year where everyone in the thread participates. That said, I still want to provide those who are interested the opportunity to read through as many COTY nominations as possible and to encourage readers here to check out comics they may otherwise have passed by. As such, we're opening Comic of the Year 2020 nominations up early. Everyone who wants to participate in this year's Comic of the Year process just needs to enter their ResetEra username on the following spreadsheet, followed by up to 10 nominees. These nominees are your official nominations but are -not final- and probably won't be until December at the earliest. They can continue to be changed until then. Please use your nominations as freely as you'd like. This "round" of nominations won't take into account any nominee's total nominations -- that comes later. It's just a list of books that have been nominated. So feel free to add books you'd like others to check, whether it's that random indie that no one else is going to mention or Immortal Hulk. Nomination rules: *Must have been released, either partially or wholly, in 2020. In the case of ongoings, the content released in 2020 is what's being nominated. *Comic books, manga, graphic novels, online comics are all acceptable. *No collections, other than specific cases (first-time localizations, extreme availability issues). --Tag and ask for any questions. Rather than do a separate COTY award, let's just do an optional thing that's complementary with the awards process that everyone will be a part of. This is an award given to a community member for going beyond simple participation in voting. Basically, the entire goal of the awards process is about encouraging members to read comics, encouraging members to discuss comics, and to create conversations. So let's reward those that do that. Feel free to start Here's how it works 1. Read a comic from someone else's 10 nominations. Any comic will do -- you might even have read it already! 2. Write a 100+ word writeup of your thoughts for the comics here. 3. Keep a list of your nominee reviews, each with a tag to the person who nominated that book. Example: "Hey, I just finished reading Rorschach and it's the best thing since Tom Kong wrote Heroes in Crisis. Etc. Etc... 1. Harley Quinn - Messi 2. Harleen - Messi 3. Harley Quinn Breaking Glass - Messi 4. Rorschach - Messi At the end of our awards, we'll give our award to either the #1 or top 5 of the list. Maybe we can even talk Poodlestrike into giving out a title or titles for a prize. "Comic Council 2020" maybe. If that doesn't work out, I'll send the winner a comic book or something! --- Always interested in feedback, so let me know if anything does or doesn't work! Otherwise, please do take the time to fill out some nominees!
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
zzz i was refreshing IST, having forgotten y'all lost an hour so it won't refresh until 1:00pm here... fucking DST.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
Finished Hotel Oblivion and I think that while I enjoyed the story of the two previous books more, the art here is even tier above what came before. Dude has some crazy fun with pretty much every single page of this book. I wish we had spent more time in Hotel Oblivion itself.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
InStockTrades releases for November 3, 2020. Venomnibus DM variant for me. Already got the Lucifer omnibus pre-ordered through DCBS.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
Addendum -- Batman: The Man Who Laughs DLX HC also be out this week, since it was delayed from last week. But that's not entirely clear.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| November 2020 | Dipped it in a bunch of mustard, took a bite, and it was not what I was expecting!
no wonder you're dropping down the wall of shame. you're not reading enough comics! get your shit together, freeza!
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Thread Exactly 20 years ago, I was in line to get my PlayStation 2
I was 15. I can't remember if I had started working at the local pizza place yet, but I definitely couldn't afford to buy a new console at that point. Surprisingly, Santa came through that Christmas. My dad apparently had spent the better part of the time between launch and Christmas waiting in lines and calling stores to find out when new stock would arrive. Ended up getting one around mid-December. I recall being incredibly happy. PS2 launch is regarded as one of the shittiest launch line-ups, but I was head over heels. I'd gotten Dynasty Warriors 2, Kessen, SSX, Tekken Tag Tournament, and Timesplitters. Other than Kessen, which I played through and dropped, I played the rest of those games endlessly. SSX in particular was a favorite, as I'd played a ton of Coolboarders on PS1, though I played TTT all the time with friends, too. Even got an adapter for four-player. Good times, good times.
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Thread Xbox brazil denies firing the host due to death threats and harassment
See, it would be unethical to fire her directly because of the harassment and death threats she received. However, it's just business as usual to shut down the show entirely and fire its workers due to the negativity and controversy surrounding it due to the death threats and harassment that she was receiving as part of the show.
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Thread Rakuten analyst ups his prediction, "PS5 will sell 200M-300M units in 5-6 years, data suggests 700M units long term is possible"
So Sony says it's producing 15 million units by March 2021, which is a frontloaded number because they'll have been producing for months prior to launch. But let's say 15 million units for 2 quarters. At an even 15 million units per 2 quarters, or 7.5 million a quarter, you'd have to for ~27 quarters straight or almost 7 years. For 300 million, 10 years. I guess they'll speed up production quite a bit over the years, which makes it physically possible to sell 200 million units in 5-6 years. But...
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Thread October Wrasslin |OT| Spookiest time of the year
Janela is absolutely that kinda guy that sees the business as requiring everyone step the fuck up to make it because it's a dog eat dog world and there are a dozen dudes in line behind every indie scene guy that're talented and hungry and willing to go the extra mile. But also the kind of dude that probably spends every last dollar in his booking budget paying wrestlers what he can so they can work, will make sure they're picked up from the airport, will be the first dude calling an injured wrestler to see how they're doing, getting them work when they need the extra cash and can go again, etc.
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Thread 15 yr old Faze Ewok, pro Fortnite player/streamer, comes out as trans
Super proud and happy for Ewok. He's gone through so much at such a young age, and he's certain to have many more challenges ahead of him being such a public figure. But this is an incredible step and I'm confident his friends, fans, and hopefully family will continue being there to support him.
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Thread Twitch streamer Lord Kebun retires Mr Chang character from GTA RP
This is an important step for Kebun, but it's so, so, so late. He built his entire Twitch career on a racist caricature. His entire brand is built around a racist caricature. His stream logos, the audio files that play when he gets a sub, his emotes are all Chinese dragons and shit. Dude is clearly talented when it comes to character work and entertaining content. But he felt it necessary to rely on the Chang character for so long even though he knew it was racist. He never had to, but he did. And frankly, that racism is reflected in a good portion of his community, too. I wonder if he lost a sponsorship or got a warning from Twitch. The way he describes it, he still isn't willing to state clearly the issue. "It is what it is." He goes so far as saying that others find it offensive and that he understands that, but won't explicitly say it really is offensive/racist. Basically, this doesn't feel entirely sincere. It feels like a situation Kebun is being pushed into, one he still doesn't sound entirely willing to leave behind. Regardless, it's a good thing and I'm happy to see Kebun taking the step. Hopefully, he shelves Chang entirely.
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Thread GameInformer claims Cyberpunk 2077 crunch story was blown out of proportion [up: refuted by Jason Schreier: see threadmarks]
Uhh, choosing to crunch is still crunch and the argument that workers are doing crunch out of their own passion and excitement for their work is a big part of what enables crunch culture to continue. Of course you're going to hear that crunch is overblown, because only workers who are comfortable with crunch are freely able to speak about it aloud.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| October 2020 | I see that face in my nightmares.
Finished the Kesel and Nord run of Daredevil! This whole Epic has been solid. Like, probably the most consistently enjoyable read since Frank Miller for me. It started with the DeMatteis Dante's Inferno run with Daredevil facing an identity crisis, which was really good for "return to status quo arc." And then Kesel just had a lot of fun making Matt enjoy being a super hero again. Honestly, it read a lot like Spider-Man and didn't fit the tone and personality of Daredevil whatsoever, but it was still great. And super easy to read, unlike a lot of Daredevil for years now. The only big disappointment is that Kesel clearly didn't get to finish his arc like he had in mind. Karen's radio show gig was really interesting stuff, but they blew it up in just two issues with Insomnia and Mister Fear, who were totally lame. I'm guessing sales weren't what they wanted. At least Kesel got to keep Daredevil happy for his whole run, keep him and Karen together as a couple with only light drama. Wholesome stuff. Which leads directly into the final Daredevil arc of Vol. 1, with Joe Kelly and Gene Colan, Ariel Olivetti, others, and then the Flying Blind series by Lobdell. I'm only an issue in and this feels much, much more 90s than what's come prior. This is 97/98 so it's to be expected, I guess. I'm worried this last Epic will be a bit of a toil, but I'm really looking forward to finishing so that I can start Daredevil Vol. 2 from Keven Smith.
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Thread Facebook bans QAnon across its platforms
This may actually be some very important messaging regarding how Facebook believes the upcoming election will go. If Facebook believed Trump was going to win, it's difficult to imagine taking this action considering how vocal Trump is against platforms that he believes "censors" his base. So why do this? Biden has previously threatened to revoke the law that protects Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms from lawsuits based on the content posted therein. It's called Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. In other words, if a white supremacist group on Facebook carries out an act discussed on their group page, Facebook could be found liable. Facebook may be taking action to show that it can self-regulate and that revoking 230 may not be necessary.
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Thread Hunter X Hunter | Berserk | One Piece ... which one do you think will finish first? (Creating for posterity)
I voted Berserk because I don't actually trust that Hunter X Hunter or One Piece will ever end, though for vastly different reasons.
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Thread What were the big gameplay/mechanic/genre/subgenre revolutions for this gen?
In terms of gameplay impact, the biggest change to me has absolutely been the onset of Games as a Service monetization. Look at the battle royale genre and see it littered with failed games (many of them quite good), while the majority of those remaining employ complicated Games as a Service elements -- challenges, progression systems like battle passes, cosmetics, systems that drive up playtime and increase retention. Did the genre have legs, or did the monetization? Gameplay continues to trend toward experiences that complement the Games as a Service experience -- repetition, low skill level entry points, etc. And best yet, most gamers don't even consider or care about how much GaaS monetization has changed gameplay, game mechanics, and even genres. Because, rather like how buying a console can drive bias toward that console, playing GaaS games creates bias towards those games. They're designed for players to, to put it directly, get addicted. I wouldn't be surprised to see this trend grow next generation, with even more established franchises leaning in.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| October 2020 | I see that face in my nightmares.
yar, that's a good way to describe it. creators can go into black hammer and write about a DC superhero parallel with all the freedom they'd otherwise never be given by DC. i picked up the second library last week. don't think the World of book has been released yet.i mostly just wish Age of Doom was better. i definitely wanted a continuation of the original series, but it felt like lemire mostly just tried to do the same thing only much much worse. still some fun ideas there, thugh.interesting take on the moore vs. morrison perspective. i never thought about that.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| October 2020 | I see that face in my nightmares.
hahah, I've had that book for so long now and i kept putting it off because my spidey omnibus collection was still growing. I'm running out of excuses to start a reading of books from that era.yar, I've read up to the Wiley Coyote issue before and loved all of it. it's gonna get read. ... daredevil first tho. and maybe the terry moore verse. and... oh god.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| October 2020 | I see that face in my nightmares.
Black Hammer news from Lemire -- Zdarsky, Mariko Tamaki, Scott Snyder!? Lemire also says that his new post-Gideon Falls project with Sorrentino is already moving forward, plus that they may revisit Gideon Falls one one way or another in the future.
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Thread 31 Days of Horror Comics | 2020 | Manga, webcomics, whatever. Let's get spooked together!
Thinking I might ge around to reading my third volume of Nailbiter soon, because of this thread. I read the first two and have been putting off the third for some time now. edit: oh y'all talking about nailbiter now that I refreshed my page. weird coincidence.
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Thread [XboxEra] Remember those Bungie Acquisition Rumours? We think they’re real.
This is such a bonkers way of "confirming" a rumor. I have absolutely zero trust in it. Negative trust. It's too ridiculous, but if somehow it miraculously turns out right then damn that's some "damn internet, you did it again," material.
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Thread My boss paid me more on my weekly paycheck
Going to try and step this up beyond just "do the right thing," OP. You can not only be fired and sued over this, but you could also be charged with a crime if you don't get it corrected. Keeping money you knowingly didn't earn, regardless of whether it's a mistake, is some serious shit. Not something worth messing around with. Report this to your boss next time you're able.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| October 2020 | I see that face in my nightmares.
hey folk, has kelly thompson's hawkeye ever been collected in hardcover? mont Uncanny but I want the other three as well. Never read the stuff with Jim Lee could be a potential get as well. Not bad.I pre-ordered it a few months back just cuz Sienkiewicz.
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Thread 980 Ti or 1080 Ti users, any plans to upgrade soon?
980ti here. I tried to pick up a 3080 launch week and failed miserably. I'd probably snag one if I was able, but every day between launch and Cyberpunk 2077 arriving my drive to buy is shrinking. I'll be fine playing it at 1080p and then waiting until the next big PC gaming release to reconsider, if it comes down to it.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT4| 50+ Posts for 50+ pages
Hmm. So there's a pretty nasty rumor going around that several AEW stars were not on tonight's show either due to precautions regarding COVID-19 or because they tested positive. A couple reporters apparently tried to look into it and receive a lot of "No Comment" replies from AEW sources. I don't want to speculate regarding who might be what, but there were some obvious and notable absences from tonight's show that didn't make sense, beyond just Archer.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT4| 50+ Posts for 50+ pages
Tony Sleep -Joey Janela wrestling at pretty much every GCW show, even booking plenty of matches and entire shows from time to time. Definitely has a list of the top talent available to call on for any given weekend. Tony Awake - Britt Baker watches one GCW show, tells Tony this one dude seems pretty talented.
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Thread PS5 or an RTX 3080?
Yar, I'd say PS5. Your 970 will keep you gaming at 1080p pretty decently for quite a while yet. You've got a 4K TV that would pair well with your PS5. And if you went 3080 you'd miss out on PS5 exclusives whereas if you pick the PS5 you'll be able to play pretty much everything for years to come.
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Thread PlayStation Studios titles or Xbox Game Pass; which would you go without?
Strictly as a consumer, I'd prefer access to Game Pass over PlayStation Studios exclusives. The price alone makes it preferable, but if I'm being honest I've enjoyed more Game Pass titles more, if that makes sense. In 2020 especially. Folk here keep comparing first-party exclusives to first-party exclusives but it's the selection of third-party games on Game Pass that give it the most value.
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Thread So, if you plan to get a 3080, are you still getting one of the new consoles? If so why?
I've been planning to combo a 3080 with a PS5, but I may not rush into the PS5 anymore. This holiday season being so packed with games I'm not even sure I'd have time to replay Demon's Souls or dig into Miles.
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Thread September Wrasslin |OT| Mama Mia It's Hotter than a Bella Thorne OFs PPV in Here because Team Choke, Unlike Tanya Harding at the Ice Capades, is LIT
Good promo from Matt. Glad he's taking some time away, whether it's a week or a month. Glad he's moving on from the Sammy rivalry especially.
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
So this is going to be an unusual launch, since it doesn't seem like there will be pre-orders available? What do veterans expect to be the best approach to buying a card come launch? Just refreshing searches on online retailers like Amazon/Newegg?
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Thread [CNBC] Apple issues new rules allowing cloud game streaming (xCloud, Google Stadia) on iOS (Games require individual app store listings + more)
It sounds much less tenable even than that. Each game will require an app specifically so Apple can evaluate that game to ensure it's meeting Apple's rules -- ie, 30% fees on in-game transactions. In other words, each app for xCloud and Stadia will need to be custom to that game and maintained individually. xCloud very likely couldn't provide that kind of support, especially considering the kind of legal liability involved. And how many developers will be willing to support unique iOS apps just to be supported on xCloud or Stadia?
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Thread [CNBC] Apple issues new rules allowing cloud game streaming (xCloud, Google Stadia) on iOS (Games require individual app store listings + more)
"Games offered in the service need to be downloaded directly from the App Store." That's not how cloud gaming works.
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Thread Avengers has released. In your opinion, have any of the Destiny-like games managed to be as good (or better) than Destiny?
Warframe and Fortnite are the two clear examples of games that are doing GaaSy things that Destiny does or wants to do better than Destiny.
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Thread Epic Games CEO says Apple's decision to not carry certain games could be a death sentence to those games
Yes, two-fold. First, the comparison of mobile devices being ubiquitous in modern society, an important point also made in the US case against Windows with regards to PCs. And second, that console makers subsidize the cost of their platforms through the storefront fees. In other words, consoles wouldn't exist without those fees and devs would have no platforms without their fees supporting the consoles, whereas Apple imposes the fees exploitatively simply because it has control of the platform and can -- purely for its own self-benefit and the detriment of app developers.
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Thread AEW All Out 2020 |OT| Freshly Squeezed Mimosas For Everyone
My predictions! *Private Party beats Reynolds+Silver - I like Silver more than anyone else in this match and boy does he deserve a push, but he ain't getting it. Private Party getting a win back after recent losses. *Janela beats Serpentico - Janela not going to lose to a jobber. *Baker beats Swole - Baker being built for a championship run, for sure. *Hardy beats Guevara - I'm actually 50-50 on this. Would they do the leave town gimmick without a plan to use it? But at the same time, Hardy really deserves to fucking destroy somebody. And Guevara honestly doesn't deserve the push -- right now. *Young Bucks beat Jurassic Express - Young Bucks go full heal. What better way to get heat than to destroy the beloved Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy. *Dark Order beats Natural Nightmares - Nightmares aren't going to win without Cody. Brodie is too much of a monster right now. *Kingston wins Casino Royale (please PAC and Miro) - Short of PAC returning or Miro showing up, Kingston makes the most sense as the next challenger for Mox. What a great fucking rivalry that'd be. *Shida beats Thunder Rosa - Shida wins. Rosa is going to be give a ton of offense. She's being built for the championship, but she won't get it without a contract. FTR beats OmegaMan - OmegaMan explodes. Kenny goes full heel. Awesome match, but it's Kenny vs. Hangman that leaves the biggest impact despite FTR walking away with the belts. * I change my mind. OC wins and Jericho goes swimming. #blessed Mox beats MJF - MJF's streak has to end and Mox is the best (and only sensible) person to take it. MJF needs to build some character with some proper wins and losses before really earning the belt.
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Thread AEW All Out 2020 |OT| Freshly Squeezed Mimosas For Everyone
All Out 2019 "official" runtime was 3 hours and 53/54 minutes. Buy-in was an hour on the dot. So yeah, just short of 5 hours if you include the buy-in. The walk from your seat to your car is always a fugue where time loses all meaning.Unfortunately, they have a hard limit of four hours. Just part of their contract with PPV. So far in their other PPVs, AEW has programmed everything to be ~3.5 hours, leaving 30 minutes for if any matches go over time. Which they do pretty often. All but guaranteed they'll be doing to same for tonight.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
It says so much that like, no Marvel employees have mentioned this Aliens cover on social media. You 100% know that the vast majority of Marvel artists look at this and are pissed. This is completely ripping off another artist's work. But they're staying quiet, either out of fear of reprisal for dragging Marvel or because Land has friends in high places.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
Alright. Photos come with my routine fine print that I only put on the shelf the books that I've opened and read. Everything else I keep unceremoniously lined up in a very non-photogenic way, so I don't want to take pics of those. I'll just say that my backlog is about 70 books right now. As of my last count. RIP me. Oh yes, those empty shelves shall be filled. Backlog includes all of Hellboy+BPRD, all of Sandman's Absolutes, a ton of Batman, a ton of Spider-Man, a ton of Daredevil, a bunch of X-Men, the rest of Brubaker, the 5 Johns Green Lanterns, all of the Terry Moore hardcovers. I'll get there. It'll all be shelved eventually. That said...
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
IST Restock Notice! Hellboy Library Vol 2 Oblivion Song HC Omega Men Dlx Morbius Living Vampire Omnibus (Reg) Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Vol. 2 (Reg) Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Vol. 2 (Quesada DM)I'll take a fresh pic in a minute!
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
i have a healthy collection of non-picture books that I've moved across state lines several times, so i'm definitely used to it. but with all these omnibus i'm def nervous about future moves. gonna be so many heavy boxes. if strongman aizo-san is having a tough time, i know I'll have it rough, too. I'll definitely need a uhaul cargo trailer. and to keep up with my ring fit back exercises, lol.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
It's definitely still at play during these Frank Miller issues, too. Lots of Spider-Man villains involved. Funny to compare Miller's Daredevil to his Batman, where his Batman felt like a dramatic "This is Batman pre-Miller, this is Batman post-Miller." His Daredevil, though, while it's still a dramatic shift, feels much more like a natural transition into something new.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
Finished the first Frank Miller Daredevil omnibus and yeah, it was great! And it only got better as it went along. As soon as Frank took over and introduced Elektra, there was a marked leap forward in quality. And honestly, I was expecting the quality to drop once Frank stopped doing pencils, but it was the opposite Janson's work was outstanding. It wasn't perfect, mind. But with such a dramatic tone shift from one author to the next, that's understandable. TBH it felt a lot like Moore picking up Swamp Thing, only Moore legit cut out everything he wasn't interested in over 1-2 issues and Frank Miller took 10+. That first issue with Becky Blake, Heather Glenn, Deborah Harris, Black Widow, Death-Stalker, and the Ani-Men is unlike anything that came after. And all four of those women were cast aside relatively quickly. Everything with Elektra is great. Everything with Kingpin is great. Bullseye gets interesting after his early appearances. Even The Hand, which leads to some major white savior/racist asian tropes, still leads to some interesting plotlines. Hell, I was even growing enamored with Turk, the only recurring non-white character that Daredevil seems to delight in beating the shit out of. What I was surprisingly totally not into was Daredevil himself. He just seemed like a device from which the story revolved around but didn't really care about developing. It's almost like he doesn't even matter in the story -- he skips out on his job and relationship without any real repercussions the wholeway through. Then his radar goes down, his senses grow too strong to add some drama, but it's so big of a deal that he misses out on an important event. The more modern Daredevil I've read has much more depth, is much more easy to empathize with. Of course, I'm only one omnibus in to what's clearly the start of a dramatic shift for Daredevil. Very excited to continue with the next omnibus, the Frank Miller Companion.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
The DeMatteis omnibus is surprisingly high on the annual "Most Wanted Omnibus" list that gets shared widely among the collecting community and does seem to be moving upward year to year. Marvel's confirmed that it follows the list, so hopefully just a matter of time. #20 Avengers SA Vol 5 #19 Daredevil SA Vol 2 #18 Wolverine Vol 2 #17 X-Factor Investigations #16 (Tie) Spider-Man by Defalco #16 (Tie) Sub-Mariner SA #15 Spectacular Spider-Man by Dematteis #14 Silver Surfer by Englehart #13 Hulk SA Vol 2 #12 Generation X #11 Captain America SA Vol 3 #10 Avengers by Stern #9 New Mutants 2 #8 Romnibus #7 Daredevil by Nocenti #6 SA Dr. Strange 2 #5 Thor by Aaron #4 Spider-Man by Michelinie and Bagley #3 Amazing Spider-Man 5 #2 Uncanny X-Men 5 #1 Fantastic Four 4
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
What's fucking annoying is that my Reddit post on that is the only coverage the Instagram post got. Just to make clear, he did apologize for saying Glen Greenwald should be punched after the journalist was slapped in a homophobic attack. And the transphobic Instagram post was at least deleted, but never mentioned anywhere. Personally, I think Ewing is worth supporting more than Bennet is worth trying to deplatform.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
Yeah it was bad times. Marvel made an explicit push for more diversity in their comics (and sorta their creators?) and it was genuinely a big moment. And then they reversed and blamed all their problems on the diversification. Played a big part in helping create the ComicsGate we have to deal with today.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
Awesome news for everyone today. In the latest Guardians of the Galaxy, Ewing reconfirmed that Hercules is awesome and totally bi. Some may or may not be familiar with the drama surrounding Herc's sexuality in the past. Specifically, Herc was made bi in X-Treme X-Men. Marvel's Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso then, in what many considered to be part of sweeping anti-diversity efforts, explicitly erased this idea, stating: "Hercules and James Howlett's relationship in "X-Treme X-Men" took place in a unique alternate universe, similar to how Colossus was gay in the Ultimate Universe, but is straight in the 616. Same goes for Hercules here." Which is garbage, of course. Here's Herc and Noh-Varr in today's Guardians of the Galaxy #6, written by Al Ewing, art by Marcio Takara. Eat shit, Alonso.
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Thread I've got a couple of questions about buying cbd gummies on amazon (and era question as well.)
If it isn't pure snake oil, it's currently so unregulated and unreliable that it might as well be. I was given some CBD drops as a gift from a family member probably a couple years back now and it had a legitimately astonishing affect on me. It not only soothed my anxiety fully, but it improved my concentration. I'd take some before I went to bed and the affect would last through my work day. I went from a complete skeptic to a believer literally overnight. The bottle lasted probably around 45 days and I made sure to purchase the exact same brand online to try and keep my routine going. The drops I received did absolutely nothing. If anything, they made my anxiety worse. And I'm talking about taking the "good" drops on a Friday and having it work perfectly to taking the "bad" drops on a Saturday and having no good results, then taking the "good" drops on Sunday and having the positive results again. I've bought I think three other bottles of CBD drops since hoping to get that first result again. No luck. Brand doesn't matter. Strength hasn't mattered. Blarg. It's so frustrating. I've been nothing but disappointed because that one bottle legit changed my life for 45 days.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| September 2020 | John Constantine? Never heard of him.
I'm about 20 issues into the Daredevil Omnibus by Frank Miller and it's wild seeing the book wrestle with that style of storytelling before and something new entirely. Like the book had an idea of where it was going and several decisions were made to go in different directions along the way. Daredevil's relationships are so hot and cold in this way. Fozzy's weird disappearance and return. The law firm being wealthy and one of the hottest in NY and then suddenly broke. And Daredevil himself going from practically invincible to getting increasingly beat up issue to issue. Pretty wild to see both Frank Miller and Marvel itself grow up over so many issues.
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Thread Is the 2020 election the last chance for American democracy?
Trump won in 2016 due to massive voter suppression and propaganda efforts. He's in an even worse position in 2020 and is redoubling his efforts, nevermind having staggering more power to suppress the vote. It's difficult to imagine a scenario where Trump wins a second term in such a manner, let alone what that means he's done to our electoral process in order to win. From there, who could trust Trump would then step down after his second term and things go back to "normal?" All evidence points to Republicans embracing this corruption of our Democracy and working to further it in their own favor. It would get worse, not better. I want to believe that the USA could push through Trump winning a second term. That our state election structure would enable Democrats to retake the Senate so as to check Trump or further Republican presidential nominees' power regardless of Republican federal-level corruption. But I don't have faith in that. This feels like a last effort. Or worse, like we've already failed our last effort and just don't fully realize it yet. If not for 2018 I'd have little faith in our national-level election process.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
I both am really enjoying the Kirby Fourth World Absolutely and can't seems to manage read it over extended periods of time. I'm way into New Gods and Mister Miracle, but the Jimmy issues in particular are way dry and I don't even know what's going on with Forever People. Crazy that Kirby is creating all this lore across these handful of comics, though.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
welcome to the community btw . or are you a familiar face returned?man, that's a kind of customer service I've dreamed about. packages usually disappear and you have to spend weeks or months having it looked for or persuading sellers to give you refunds.
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Thread What is your favorite film from director Darren Aronofsky?
Pi will always have a special place in my heart, because I'd use to watch it with friends in high school on the weekends all the time. But since then The Wrestler has easily taken its place as my overall favorite film by Aronofsky. Just an incredibly beautiful, heartfelt, realistically cynical, sad movie. It's not as overindulgent as his other films, and I think that makes it perfect. I still love the others, too, of course.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
haha, well, sort of. see, all of Brubaker's captain America stuff is winter soldier stuff. so if you want the check it out, it's really easy to begin. just captain America #1. but, it's also all one story. so once you start, you can basically read as much of it as you want or like and the "winter soldier" plotline won't end until the very end of brubaker's work. which is... around 150 issues. but yeah, the "biggest" and imo best stuff largely happens in the first 50 issues and can be dropped. it just gets more comic booky from there anyway.
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Thread Tormented Souls Releasing in 2021 for XBO/PS4/PC/NSW; Inspired by Silent Hill/Pre-4 Resident Evil/Alone in the Dark
if they could go ahead and make the protagonist look like a normal human being this woulda been a really stand out announcement. not a good look when I'm grimacing at the mc's design over the horror elements.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
It's a character-focused dark fantasy series with some heavy worldbuilding. It's not really a traditional fantasy though. Rather, certain people simply have an innate power to channel energy from the earth. Only, instead of the Avatar-style Earthbending type magic, it's more of the... these people terrifyingly powerful and struggle to control their own powers so they're greatly feared to the point of being hated by everyone else and basically enslaved/hunted by the powers that be. The story starts with one such powerful woman who has managed to hide, start a family in secret. She's never told her husband, even knowing her own children are guaranteed to have the power, too. And... things go horribly wrong. Both on a small scale and from, well, the biggest scale. It's sad and profound and touching and excruciating and so, so good. Some have called it grimdark, if you know that subgenre, but it isn't brutal for the sake of being brutal. But its going to tear up your insides. And it'll probably make you look at the real world differently afterward, too.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
misogyny in casting culture that disregards age in men but demands youth and beauty above all else for women and the culture around manga and anime that drives those expectations for female characters.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
So far, at least, Empyre has a very tight and intriguing central plotline. War of the Realms went apeshit, turning the whole world into a transformed setting where absolutely none of the plot threads really mattered. Some were fun, some were awful, but virtually none of it was actually important or exciting to read. Empyre's focus makes for a much more compelling story that easy to follow and easy to read, well-paced and genuinely compelling. Sure, it doesn't have much depth. And it does feel like they're just winging it as they go along, but it's good for what it is.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
let's be honest if marvel had the money and she wanted to do it, it should be N.K. Jemisin on Black Panther. hell, get Jamal Campbell for the art, too. they'd legit be doing all the work for the next Black Panther film or trilogy for you.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| August 2020 | I mean, I'll read it... but I'm gonna complain about it!
jemisin is a machine. she confirmed on twitter she delivered scripts for all 12 issues on the deadline for the first issue. she could def do it. but yeah, dunno if she'd want to. or if marvel is smart enough to pursue her.
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Thread Suikoden creators announce Kickstarter "Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes". PC, PS4/5, X1/XSX, Nintendo 'next gen' [Up: $1.5m funded, New Game+]
Kickstarter back up, it seems. Man, what a disaster. Would easily be over a million now without the downtime. That's a lot of momentum lost.
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Thread Tom King disappointed with DC hiring Comicsgate artist (UPDATE: Artist originally unaware of and doesn't support Comicsgate. See threadmarks)
this is a really gross false equivalence. an expectation that someone has to be a flag waving nazi before you take a hate movement seriously is insanity. EVS being able to say that all he's doing is making a comic about a robot frog is how he's able to get his hate movement legitimacy, but it doesn't make it any less of a hate movement. and yes, to your point, that kind of strategy is absolutely going to get innocent people to fall into your trap. Lee is absolutely a victim in this circumstance, as well. but he also bears some responsibility in this. EVS is the piece of shit at the center and Lee owes it to himself and to his fans to be actively and vocal in rejecting that hate creed and denouncing the work he did for him.
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Thread Tom King disappointed with DC hiring Comicsgate artist (UPDATE: Artist originally unaware of and doesn't support Comicsgate. See threadmarks)
Whether or not Lee knew what he was doing has absolutely no effect on how his work is helping directly fund extremism. That he apparently doesn't give a fuck, and worse thinks anti-extremism is the bigger enemy in this situation, only makes it worse. good twitter threat from villalobos
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Thread Tom King disappointed with DC hiring Comicsgate artist (UPDATE: Artist originally unaware of and doesn't support Comicsgate. See threadmarks)
Clearly, Jae Lee hasn't earned instant exile or ostracization status yet. But 100 fucking percent he is on notice that he has to do more than just tell Tom King off and handwave the accusations against him. This shit's serious. And that has to be a threat to anyone that does work for a hate movement, absolutely. Like I said before, we don't live in a world where every passionate member of a hate movement is a flag-waving Nazi. Most actual supporters hide their fervor. The tests we have for these sorts of things aren't difficult to pass -- don't work with clear bigots; and barring that, publically make clear your viewpoints, because decrying bigotry is the easiest fucking in the world.
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Thread Tom King disappointed with DC hiring Comicsgate artist (UPDATE: Artist originally unaware of and doesn't support Comicsgate. See threadmarks)
woof. a lot of people in this thread making light of a dude's work supporting and profiting from a hate movement. a lot of people grandstanding about the "correct" way to deal with a co-worker whose involvement in a hate movement could crater your reputation and career. this isn't a misunderstanding with a friend. jae lee worked for a hate movement. A HATE MOVEMENT. and even now, after he's issued a statement, has shown no evidence of caring that he did that work or that he won't do it again. those comics are still being sold, still funding EVS who invests that money directly into harassment and spreading bigotry. that didn't stop because lee says "oh i don't check twitter." there has to be accountability here. responsibility taken. hate movements and even tenuous support of them deserves to be taken more seriously.
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Thread Ring Fit Adventure is one of the best games I've ever played, probably my favorite (progress pics inside)
Hey guys! This thread inspired me to pick the game up. I just finished my day 12 in-game (about 20 days IRL -- had to pause a couple times for some back pain). I've lost 5lbs so far with no meaningful dietary changes, which is awesome. Hoping to start going to every day now that I've built a little back strength and that'll hopefully result in a little faster weightloss. I'm trying to focus on exercises that are the most challenging (I'm only level 38, I think, so options are limited), but it can definitely wear me down. Does anyone try and rotate through sets day to day? Arms/Legs/Core/Yoga? I'm curious how that feels, or if it event works well in story mode. Also curious how other folk are dealing with the difficulty/exercise time balance. So far I've just been focused on exercising a good duration (reaching for 30 minutes, when I'm able). But I've been experimenting with difficulty... probably a little faster than I should. I think I'm at 22 right now. Cheers tho. Happy to see others enjoying it and seeing progress like I've been.
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Thread Suikoden creators announce they're crowdfunding an RPG, "Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes" for PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, and PC
y'all, i can't even. Suikoden 1+2 are two of my favorite JRPGs, two of my favorite games, ever made. i can't even with this announcement. i tempered my expectations when Murayama teased an announcement earlier this year, but this is so much better than anything i would have ever believed. T.T i'm so happy.
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Thread Laura Kate Dale: "A trans woman discusses SWERY, representation and Deadly Premonition 2" (SPOILERS for DP 1/2, The Missing) [UP: SWERY responds]
this. in swery's now-deleted tweets, he makes clear that he doesn't believe deadnaming is deadnaming. in other words, york isn't meant to be bigoted and only is so because swery doesn't believe what he's writing is hateful.
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Thread Laura Kate Dale: "A trans woman discusses SWERY, representation and Deadly Premonition 2" (SPOILERS for DP 1/2, The Missing) [UP: SWERY responds]
cheers, thanks. i added an edit. all the more frustrating considering how dismissive he's been of Laura.
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Thread Laura Kate Dale: "A trans woman discusses SWERY, representation and Deadly Premonition 2" (SPOILERS for DP 1/2, The Missing) [UP: SWERY responds]
it's difficult to trust what SWERY is saying at face value. Clearly, he understands the issue to a degree. He did, in fact, make a change to DP2 in response to LKD's video (edit: correction, the fix may have been in the works well before the video). But that just makes his refusal to do further changes so damning. He acknowledges the problem, doesn't even make a genuine effort to fully resolve it, and then washes his hands of it saying that his decision has been validated. Further, SWERY isn't saying that the game is flawed and that there are examples of unintended transphobia in the game that should not be there. That it should be fixed but isn't going to be -- which could be understandable given limitations on money + time + etc. Rather, he's saying that this is the right choice for these characters now. None of this follows to reason. He's gone back and forth regarding acknowledging what the actual problem is. And worse yet, in my opinion, has shown no genuine effort or intention to actually do better going forward. That said, I hope he does continue a dialogue on the issue. I hope, even with all of his mistakes, he keeps trying to learn. Because the absolute worst thing he could do write now is shut down the trans community while it's very sincerely trying to help SWERY do better.
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Thread Laura Kate Dale: "A trans woman discusses SWERY, representation and Deadly Premonition 2" (HEAVY SPOILERS for DP 1/2, The Missing)
Laura pulled a lot of punches in this video, which I can understand given how even bringing up these subjects can turn women into targets for harassment. That said, I believe it's very much fair to accuse SWERY of outright transphobia and bigoted views of trans women specifically considering the content of both Deadly Premonition games and SWERY's comments about MISSING. Calling the situation "a problem" is very much an understatement. In my opinion, it's not enough for SWERY to just rewrite some parts of DP2 and call it a day. SWERY needs to explicitly state his mistakes. Explicitly state why they are wrong. Explicitly state his understanding of his own errors. To apologize sincerely. And to promise not just to ensure this never happens again in his words, actions, and video games, but also that he'll also personally seek remedy for himself -- through education/counseling/therapy or whathaveyou -- and for those he's harmed. This is a major fuck up. That SWERY created MISSING does not excuse his words and actions. I hope more people expect more from SWERY as well.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| July 2020 | Basically pissing money everywhere!
a good start to a Zatanna film would be the Swamp Thing sequence from Alan Moore with her at the table with her father + constantine + other sorcerers. don't even have to explain the context with the beast + crisis. just leave it as a big ol' mystery that can be explored later in the dcu.
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Thread July Wrasslin |OT| It can't be worse than June
That was what, in November? He was tag team champion well before that and well after. Definitely disappeared after SCU lost the belts at the end of January, though. Then he wasn't a part of the COVID-19 tapings and chose to stay home after filming started again, too. Kept him off-camera for several months. It's possible he's still limiting how much he travels, cuz fuck wrestling while COVID-19's worse than ever. If not, definitely hope he's getting a push soon.
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Thread July Wrasslin |OT| It can't be worse than June
The past month's (post-Double or Nothing, pre-Fyter Fest) storyline didn't feature SCU prominently, but did establish that Scorpio Sky is now focusing on singles competition while Kazarian + Daniels are doing the tag team. So they got him 3 wins on Dark to build up his record. He's now 3-0 in singles in 2020, just outside of the top 5 rankings. He's in a good position to have a story between Fyter and All Out, but we'll see whether they push him or have him keep slowly building just out of the spotlight.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| July 2020 | Basically pissing money everywhere!
sorry about your loss, pixel. that sounds like a real trip down memory lane. collecting comics is a real hassle unless you're way into it. i'd definitely go through and pick out some that are meaningful to you and put them aside to keep, just for memory's sake. after that, yeah, find a local comic shop that buys and try and make some cash. maybe even offer to take shop credit and take your son in to let him pick out some new comics for himself!
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| July 2020 | Basically pissing money everywhere!
This is true, but it also should be noted that this is normal. Writers/directors for TV typically only stick around for an episode anymore. But yeah, the best Westworld is typically written by both Nolan and Joy. The less they're involved, the worse it typically gets -- with some exceptions, depending on the individual writing teams' talent. But its also true that Nolan+Joy just haven't had as good of an idea for a full-season storyline since Season 1 and its showed pretty significantly.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| July 2020 | Basically pissing money everywhere!
Man, I was definitely wrong. Both Berserk Vol. 5 and Absolute Fourth World are still in stock on IST. Maybe printing is getting back to normal? At least for Dark Horse, I guess. Fourth World probably isn't as high-demand as books from other weeks have been.
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Thread Minecraft Dungeons - Jungle Awakens DLC drops July 1st
Just to confirm -- the Jungle Awakens DLC is not included for Game Pass subscribers, correct? Subscribers would have to buy it separately? That's kind of unprecedented for a game on Xbox Game Pass, right? It's not like this is a microtransaction.
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Thread [Bloomberg]Apple Cancels Some Arcade Games in Strategy Shift To Keep Subscribers
The entire reason I was hopeful for Apple Arcade was that Apple insinuated it would support talented but underfunded studios to create inspired mobile games that would otherwise go unrealized given the cutthroat nature of the App Store. Churning out GAAS games without microtransactions to maximize subscription profits while also canceling projects mid-development so studios are forced to scramble in the middle of a pandemic isn't just incredibly morally bankrupt, but it erases all meaningful purpose for the subscription service in the first place. What a fucking bummer.
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Thread Wait, people don't like the Ace Attorney games after Trials and Tribulations? (Apollo Justice, DD, Spirit of Justice)
It's just that the original trilogy feels so cohesive and well-executed. The games since have struggled to be their own thing. I've enjoyed all of the games immensely, but in many ways they come across like building off of the success of the original games rather than aspiring to be their own thing, trying be something that can both stand on its own and grow into its own wonderful thing. Apollo + DD + SOJ are all games I'm comfortable saying, "If you enjoyed the original three games, then yeah, keep going with these newer ones. They do some fun things." When really, the franchise needs a new starting point. It doesn't even need gimmicks like DD or SOJ added, it just needs to not require familiarity with a 15-year old game series that's story and character development-heavy.
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Thread Wait, people don't like the Ace Attorney games after Trials and Tribulations? (Apollo Justice, DD, Spirit of Justice)
Apollo, to me, is an example of not going far enough to detach from the original trilogy. It was like Capcom knew the right thing to do was provide a fresh starting point for the sake of the franchise's future, but also felt compelled to tie heavily into the past for fans and for branding/marketing. Then Apollo's lack of success led to them rejecting the idea of a fresh start entirely and focusing even more on building off of the original stories and characters.
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Thread Fantasy Author Alexandra Rowland Accuses Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear of Grooming and Abuse
Imagine being abused by someone for a very long time, not having it publically known, and then being at a convention with them. Then this person you've cut entirely out of your life, a person who triggers nothing but awful memories of abuse in you, inserting themselves into a situation with you and then getting in your personal space, provoking you. This should be a very easy situation to imagine being traumatizing. In this situation, we have two different parties alleging abuse from the other. Just because one came first does not mean the second's perspective deserves to be dismissed or mocked.
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Thread Fantasy Author Alexandra Rowland Accuses Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear of Grooming and Abuse
Exactly. It's no surprise that it would stand out in her mind. It'd be like experiencing the trauma all over again after having spent so much time recovering.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
Ok, so say I placed an order for three omnibus as part of these June orders. One releases early October, one releases late October, the third releases in early December. Standard shipping -- all books wait until December, then ship at the end of the month. One shipment. Twice Monthly -- the first book will ship mid Oct., the second late oct, the third mid December. Three shipments. Weekly Shipping -- Each book would ship the closest Wednesday to launch. Three shipments. Is that correct?
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
hey or anyone else might know, how does omnibus shipping work at DCBS? there are 5 omnibus i want to pre-order, but if i choose standard shipping will it all wait until the last one is ready? most of them are in October, but one is in December. what if i picked bi-weekly or weekly shipping?
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
hmm. i don't usually use dcbs for buying omnis, preferring IST instead, but IST's stock issues and the lack of 50% discounts is getting to me. even with shipping dcbs might be the cheaper (and safer) choice.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
Finished The Omega Men. That shot of Kyle . Shivers. I think The Omega Men started at its strongest and grew weaker issue by issue. It didn't have that same consistency, that grand design that his later books did. But it still had great themes, a great story, and great moments. Going to keep the Tom King train going and read Vision next. Not my first read, but I'm still really looking forward to it.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
liquidation just means that they're selling remaining stock to retailers at a discounted price, with no current plans to reprint. retailers can discount those books if they choose. liquidated books tend to drop in price before skyrocketing, since reprints of liquidated books are somewhat rare.I'm a big Emily Caroll fan and I think Beneath the Dead Oak Tree is a ShortBox jam.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
first y'all talk messi into continuing to read a book he was legit begging y'all to tell him to stop reading. now you've talked him out of reading naruto, legit -the- shonen that all of his favorite shonen books are pretty much directly inspired by. smh. legit you'd love naruto and i hope you give it a chance one day.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
i'd describe messi's fandom, and maybe messi completely disagrees but, i think his fandom is very empathy driven. he likes very expressive characters that wear their hearts on their sleeves. he likes stories that allow them to explore their feelings and grow. he cares deeply about these kinds of characters and wants to read them, through adversity, accomplishing their goals and being happy.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
my hero, demon slayer, and dr stone for sure. i haven't read any promised neverland so i can't comment on that. haikyuu more directly inspired by Slam Sunk! and other event-driven sports manga from the 90s. naruto has a lot of strong shonen influences, i'm not trying to rewrite history or anything, but naruto definitely became and defined the modern prototypical character-driven action shonen.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
yar i think the manga is a really good place to start. both the animes are great in different ways, but have weird gaps that feel less bad if you've read the manga.one piece is definitely my favorite of the three, but I'm not sure how Messi would jive with the silliness and humor. he tends to like more straightforward stories.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
lol. funny coincidence. i'm going back through botchamanias since they're potentially going to be taken down by Dailymotion soon. from botchamania 342 in 2017, harry potter looking into the mirror of erised and seeing what he wants to be real.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
i was literally just looking for the dc august solicitations. what an incredible fuck-up that they killed those links. that site's google ratings may be absolutely decimated as a result.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
current highest bid looks like it's Bryan Hill. can trust he'll do what's right with that. good man.remender is king for putting out all his image books in that size. also why absolutes are fucking amaaaazzing.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
Astonishing X-Men standard and DM covers are sold out. She-Hulk DM variant sold out. Just the standard She-Hulk left of the big omni releases this week. I also almost didn't notice that November Vol. 2 from Fraction + Elsa came out today! def picking that up.
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oh i love it. I've had the trades for years. this was my fourth or fifth time reading it. i still like new x-men more, but the two of them are absolutely in my top 5 marvel runs ever. all the characters get to have a lot of fun moments and Cassaday... wowow.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
if it's true that AEW is quarantining folk prior to recording the may 6 live episode, it looks like Jake isn't part of it. he's still home with DDP.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
I'd still say it's Archer. With Jake coming in for those promos during the live shows, it was always really clear that Archer was going to be given a really quick build. Especially because of how Jake was focusing so heavily on Cody -- who we know is completely disconnected from the AEW World Championship picture. If it wasn't Archer, I'd think it was MJF. Best heel heat in the company, but not necessarily the draw for main event status yet. Then again, as others have been saying, he could have been fed to Mox and the build for that would have been awesome. If it wasn't those two, probably PAC. Man, how great would a PAC vs. Darby feud be right now? Mr. Brodie is going straight for the World Championship, imo. Same with Page after the tag story is over. Fenix still gotta be on a path to the tag title. Sammy's still being built up, have that relationship with Jericho lead to something. Darby's a better person to chase the belt than to hold the belt, at least to start. Hager's hopefully going in the bin for a while. Wardlow needs more matches. Yeah, definitely Archer IMO.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| June 2020 | How are you going to adapt that into a thread title?
Rather than RNGing into my backlog the past month, I've mostly been focusing on reading just the books I'm getting as they come in. This way I, at the very least, don't add even more books to my backlog. It's been going somewhat ok! I've definitely lost a bit of ground, but I've probably bought more books than I should have, too. I've read both Baltimore Omnibus, three volumes of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Absolute Daytripper, Harleen, Astonishing X-Men, and I'm getting started Amazing Spider-Man by Straczynski Vol. 2. I've got Black Science Vol.1 & 2 waiting for Vol. 3 to arrive and Junji Ito's Uzumaki, which I've been putting off cuz my nerves are already frayed, which have been added to the stack. Hopefully, I'm able to start doing write-ups for books as I finish them again.
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Thread WaPo Op-Ed Columnist: The ‘Karen’ memes and jokes aren’t sexist or racist. Let a Karen explain.
Frankly, I disagree. What she describes is an idealized usage of the slur that's only ever used to punch up. Anyone online knows that the term is rarely used in such a way. It's virtually always used either sarcastically, mockingly toward women or as a very intentionally used term to try and undercut a woman's perspective -- particularly when they're speaking boldly or with emotion. Sure, most usage of it is completely innocuous. Until it isn't. The misogynistic overtones very often smother any potential value in examining privilege. Of course, it says so much more that this perspective, that "Karen" is both good and progressive, is mostly repeated in male-dominated spaces like Reddit or, well, here. The communities where women's voices are more predominant -- a good public one would be Reddit's TrollXChromosomes -- agree that its usage as a slur is all too common. Of course, even in feminist spaces, there's a good conversation going on about it. For example, on TrollX right now.... That said, it doesn't dismiss how fucking gross the pushback against the term is as a parallel to worse slurs.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
i'm empathetic with the need to make new TV to maintain the contract and keep everyone's jobs. and aew does deserve credit for not firing anyone and letting folk stay home if they want (until there's evidence that aew is pressuring people to wrestle like WWE is doing, i'm not going to assume the worst). i think, up through now, they're trying to do this whole thing decently. but there's clearly a gap in planning and priorities here. but yeah, from here on AEW is going to show its true colors. best case scenario, there's just no way they could have done this otherwise. they're keeping folk for maybe a whole month and doing a lot of new recording between may 6 and may 23. worst case? they're bringing in all these people just to build up story, sending them home, then bringing them back, and then continuing to do so from June on. crossing my fingers for the best case scenario. i don't want to think of aew being garbage.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
going off of what the observer reported, it sounds like they're already bringing in people two weeks early to quarantine prior to recording.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
going back to live shows is super disappointing. i was really hoping they'd do at least one more massive recording session. can't even describe how irresponsible and dangerous it is for wrestlers to have to travel and perform while covid-19 is still peaking in so many areas of the USA. and there's no real reason to believe live shows without audiences will even improve ratings compared to pre-recorded stuff, judging by WWE's efforts. just an utterly numbing decision.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
that was a really great match! kenny came off as a bit arrogant and didn't take the match seriously. angel surprised Kenny and caught him a couple times, got to look like more than just a jobber (which he really does deserve. they all do! the less jobber squashes, the better). kenny got to get frustrated and murder angels with a touch of heelish flair. super fun and as-expected Omega match full of personality.
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Thread New Arizona COVID-19 unemployment payment system to be launched by DES
I've unfortunately been affected by the pandemic and tried to file to see if I could qualify to receive some support, but got rejected through AZ's current system (self-employed = instant thumbs down). Hoping that this ends up leading to something more productive.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT3| Just Because I’m Smiling Doesn’t Mean I’m Happy #EverybodyDies. Taped Shows Continue through Mid-May
Thoughts on the show -- I really enjoyed it! Fun and funny matches+promos. One of the best pre-recorded episodes, for sure. That said, I think everyone can agree that the matches and storylines written for these recorded episodes were very clearly planned out in a rush. That all of the matches were wrestled in just a matter of days. Lot of dudes got scratch marks on their chests from the match they musta finished just hours earlier. I'll definitely keep watching week to week, but I'll admit I'm looking forward to the next chapter. Since there's zero chance AEW stops making episodes, I'm just hoping they do another big recording session, only this time with a lot more planning and preparation. I miss matches feeling more meaningful. It really isn't the absence of the audience for me, though the audience definitely helps. It's the polish and planning.
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Thread Is Spider-Man responsible for Uncle Ben's death? With
I answered yes, but I do disagree with the specificity of the answer. "Choosing not to stop the murderer is the same as choosing Uncle Ben's murder," is incorrect. But yes, Spider-Man had the opportunity to stop a criminal and chose not to. It was a decision that bore negative consequences. The key point is that Spider-Man had a choice which he knew would bear negative consequences and chose it knowing that. As such, he does bear responsibility. That the consequences are personal rather than happening to someone else doesn't change that he's responsible. The moral of the story isn't that you should do good things if you have the opportunity. It's that you must, when you have the opportunity. The story doesn't even create a moral quandry, making it complicated or challenging for Spider-Man to have done something. It was easy and obvious for Spider-Man to have helped, but he didn't. Kind of like voting.
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Thread Anyone ever have ear drops go in your middle ear?
Incredibly sorry you're having to go through this . Like , and it sounds like yourself, I've had some really bad ear experiences. I've had both ear drops and plain water go through a ruptured ear drum, both resulting in pretty awful and serious symptoms. Seeing the ENT is the most important thing you can do, so they can check out how bad the perforation is. As for the ear drop, I give it to ya straight -- it might be a lengthy hell for a while. You're probably already in the middle of it. It's going to take weeks/months to get better. But it does get better. Don't feel bad about feeling bad. It's genuinely one of the worst things I've ever experienced. Just gotta find a sort of peace with it knowing it will get better.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
Finished Umbrella Acadamy Vol. 1. Thoughts tomorrow. But I did want to mention briefly how happy I am with the quality of the book. It's a perfect size with great thick pages. No gutter loss. And the art is perfect and well-deserving of the over-oversized format. Really happy to have these books in this format, even if they're just 6 issues per. Highly recommended. Okay. There is one big negative. It's 85 degrees here and this book has a smooth black surface. Fingerprints galore.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
I think, yes, it's important to make clear that production being shut down doesn't mean these series are necessarily being canceled. However, it's also important to acknowledge that this is not anywhere near simply pushing a pause button. There's no guarantee that any book being shut down right now will come back. There's no guarantee that if they do come back, they'll have the same creative team. And in the meantime, the creatives behind these books almost certainly aren't being paid. This is all bad news.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
I finished DC One Million! I surprisingly don't have many thoughts about it. Cross-over events typically go a lot of placed, but wow did DC One Million go a lot of places. Dozens of characters, each with their own one-shot. It was ... a lot. But in terms of events, it wasn't so bad. They all just had fun with the future playground, or in some cases had fun with a future hero in the modern era, and then didn't have to worry about putting the toys away since the future could just be ignored afterward. It's definitely one of my least favorite Grant Morrison stories, I will say that. I really didn't see anything notable or special in his individual work. But I have pretty high standards for Morrison. Ultimately, glad to have read it. Glad to have it on the shelf. Ready to read something else. edit: backlog rng has picked Umbrella Academy. I've got both vol. 1 + 2 here to read.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
retailers effectively saying they either want everything shut down until business is normal again or they want not-diamond solutions that are effectively just the same business as normal again is going to kill off a lot of stores. a lot more than if some sort of digital+physical solution can't be compromised on.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
I think we're talking about this subject from two different angles. I don't believe X-Men is for everyone, nor do I think Hickman is for everyone. Hell, comics aren't for everyone. I do think that Hickman's X-Men is the best starting point, the most newbie-friendly X-Men series in 20 years. That's with the understanding that maybe there is no 100% newbie-friendly starting point except X-Men #1. But if an acquaintance/someone online asked me how to start following X-Men I'd say try HoX/PoX (and have). And yeah, there's a lot of anecdotal examples of people where it was exactly what they wanted. If a newbie wanted to know if X-Men was something they'd even have a little interest in, I'd still point them to Whedon's Astonishing. But if, right now, a newbie said they wanted to potentially start following X-Men comics, then yeah starting with HoX/PoX is significantly more likely to result in them sticking with reading X-Men stuff than otherwise and now is the absolute best time to recommend that.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
yeah, I guess I just disagree. if anything, I think new readers come off of hox/pox with a clearer introduction to the modern x-men than old readers who bring their x-baggage with them. they're more interested in the mysteries hickman's setting up. they care more about the new relationships as they're written.x-baggage example. i don't think you need any understanding of what came before to appreciate what's happening now. in fact, characterizing what's happening now by what's happened before is actively confusing or frustrating people who won't let that stuff go. to the new reader, vulcan, sinister, the vault kids, the grannies, they're all equal mysteries.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
hmm. i think hickman's x-men is very newbie-friendly. probably the best pick-up point since new x-men (noting that astonishing is more of a one-off than a starting point). i just think it can be heavy reading and may not be for everyone. starting points aren't about completely blanking the page. they're about saying, "read from here to understand the story" and I think hox/pox forward does that extremely well. true "restart" points are rare. you basically have to blank the page. running restarts are best when they do two things. when they pause to breathe and let fans reset their feet, firstly. but second, when the new status quo they create makes it so you don't care about what came before. new readers from hox/pox are able to invest themselves in what he's doing and just enjoy it. yeah, some of it's probably weird or confusing, but that's hickman's style in the first place. it works out pretty well. but yeah, it's not going to be for everyone. but I really don't attribute that to how good or bad of a starting point it is.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
it's a hybrid but i'd say more counter-strike than overwatch. the abilities make it much more dynamic than cs, but there's still that "I can win this game entirely by myself just by knowing angles" gameplay.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
i was really hoping the big announcement would be done hand in hand with marvel and dc. doesn't seem like that's the case, which makes the current status quo of no digital comics still the expectation. bit of a bummer, but it is a good thing in the long run.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| April 2020 | We weren't gonna talk about comics anyway.
i think some type of digital + portion goes to shop, or digital + shop will have a physical copy of it for you when it reopens at no extra charge seems most likely. potentially with new distributors getting those issues to comic shops.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
if they linger, which the oversized books rarely do, they can see a price drop in some weeks. the last sale they did, only two omnibi/absolutets lasted past a week out of probably 100+.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
Just so folk know, InStockTrades is putting out a big sale for damaged books again. Not huge discounts, but 50% across the board. Books will sell out fast.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
it has nothing to do with conid--19, diamond, or knull/batman who lmaos but this title still made me laugh when i read it: COMICS! |OT| April 2020 | Joe Quesada's Irregular Morning Warm-Up Show
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT2| #JoinDarkOrder UP: Blood and Guts postponed/Dynamite continues live shows with no audience
Sammy's latest Youtube video said there'd be a Joe Alonzo vs. Cody matchup tonight, too. Maybe that got pushed to another week? Sammy also teased that Joe got a contract with AEW, too.
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Thread 'It's like a sick experiment': Arizona lags behind as states order residents to stay home
My dad works at a Phoenix golf course part-time and it's a terrifying situation. I've helped him understand how serious the pandemic is and he's fought his bosses to get cleaning supplies and gloves. All of the golf course staff wants them to be shut down, but management both doesn't care and doesn't have the power to do so until the governor makes the order.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
we're having a pages long conversation about something that legit isn't going to matter whatsoever in comparison the the emergency we're having. it matters very little what comics stores get when things open up, at what rate they're sent out, how marvel and DC roll them out, w/e. comic shops will order what they think is right, people will buy them or won't and they'll all complain about it online. it'll be business as usual for shops still solvent. it'll all be surprisingly dull compared to the fact that a large amount of stores can't afford to keep paying rent without having comics to sell. it doesn't matter slighty in comparison to how bad it would be to the overall industry (direct market included!) if comics just stopped for four months. we're talking a huge loss overall in sales after comics come back, stock prices dropping to the point where dc and marvel are laying off creatives left and right, huge turnover in the offices, long-running series going kaput. it'll be a blessing if everyone's LCS survives to see the day it can complain about having to deal with how it's going to sell batman #93 and #98 at the same time.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
please do write what you think about them when they do arrive! excited for more aimless shonen jump breakdowns.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
y'all are just reaching and reaching for stuff that just plain doesn't make sense. of course they're going to print those comics. they have zero reason not to, no matter the situation. of course people will still buy comics no matter the situation. even if they're doubled up. some people will buy more, some people will buy less. that's an entirely negligible point.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
yeah, i don't follow this logic at all. if after four months anyone feels comfortable buying a floppie period, it doesn't matter whether they can buy one or two or five. people will still buy a comic or more. they'll figure it out just like they've always figured out which comics they'll prioritize. otherwise the comic industry would already be dead, because everyone would think "i want a bunch of comics but there are too many so i wont buy any"
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
yeah i don't think this is at all a realistic scenario for what would happen if comics came back all of a sudden. there's no way comic producers would allow orders for that, printers could print that, diamond could ship that, comic shops would buy that in a given week or even month.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
why would they go from 92 to 98 when they could just buy 93. it's not like the digital comics released aren't going to end up getting collected, too.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
they're 100% going to print floppies for every comic that they do digitally first, and will roll them out when shops are opening again. this isn't even a contentious idea. of course they're going to put them out in floppies.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
it's tough to predict given the situation. obviously DC and marvel are looking for alternative distribution options right now. if they do it fast enough it'll just be a quickened rollout covering a couple weeks. if that doesn't work out, i'd imagine they'd do a different type of quickened rollout with physical catching up to digital over time or a consequent rollout so like... 93 would go out at the same time as 98, then 94 and 99, until all the backlog is printed. but again, all speculation. but all these situations are so much more, you know, actually possible, than marvel and dc dropping 4 months of comic backlog on shops in a week or few.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
who can blame them when everything is fucked. easy to perceive that any decision better for anyone else that doesn't also help you is also fucked. i still don't agree. i still think shutting big two comics down would be so much worse for the broader industry and would have even worse ramifications for comic shops. a lot of comic shops are going to close, period. there's no real reason to believe selling digital will close more. and several good reasons to think it might save some shops.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i hope they keep paying them, yes. it looks like dc/marvel are probably considering distribution models to try and get the direct market moving again, which is frighting health-wise but may also save a lot of stores. that might persuade the big two to keep going even if they're losing money.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
B2G1 free manga on Amazon sale! Beastars, Demon Slayer, Haikyu!, My Hero Academia, and I think I see Bleach 3-in-1 Vol. 1 is on there...
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
yeah i still think that's an awful generalization. writing within a genre is not formulaic writing. all of brubaker's crime work is incredibly creative and emotionally wrought. but it's not trying to break the genre.
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"Here's where we are on digital. All our data shows the digital consumer and the physical consumer are two different audiences. For now, we're going to continue to release digital comics, but will revisit this if the pipeline for physical distribution continues to be challenged and disrupted," DC Director of Marketing Services Adam Phillips.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
genuinely insulting comparison rofl bendis hasn't written anything great in a very long time. struggles to write anything good, most of the time.ah, i guess that's just a difference in approach between us, then. like, for example, how giant bomb does their end of year lists and how people can say "i haven't played this game b ecause it's not a genre i enjoy, but i know jeff cares deeply about this genre and if he says it's a big deal then i can respect that" and have their game cut first sort of thing.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
w/e brubaker + phillips do, every single year, is a top 10 comic. every single year. and that's something even folk who dislike crime drama should grudgingly admit.
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this colorist decided emma doesn't have a chest cavity and instead just has breasts connecting the top half of her body to the bottom
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
My comic reading has been stunted this past week cuz I've been playing a lot of Teamfight Tactics, but 1,000,000 is going well. It's pretty sharp for an event. Everything ties together pretty well. I still need to see the core story come to a satisfying fruition to call it a success, but I'm at least curious about where things are going which I haven't been for some other events I've read recently.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
what if 5G was always really about DC figuring a way out of its contract with diamond? what if we're already in phase one of 5G?
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
it'll be an x-men side story where doom rejects krakoa flowers that cure covid-19 because the xavier is so damn smug
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
messi falls in love with good characters. sometimes those characters may or may not be in good shonen jumps.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
I disagree that the first arc of Bleach was generic in the same way that I don't think the first arc of Naruto was generic either. Both stories escaped the formula to tell endearing and emotional origin stories about their protagonists, established their relationships with their peers with surprising empathy, and at the same time did incredible world-building that would define their series for arc after arc later. Did they still heavily depend on shonen tropes? Absolutely. But it was how they explored those tropes that made them so much more than generic -- at least for an arc. I'd say it's a lesson most shonen could learn a lot from by reading One Piece. One Piece is the king of never escaping the shonen cycle with every arc, but still managing to create incredibly compelling character showcases and worldbuilding page after page. Incredibly rare. It's why One Piece is my favorite of the big shonens.
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Would you be willing to talk a bit about why you really liked it, Canucked? One of my best friends stuck with it to the end, too, and really enjoyed the whole thing (except the ending). I've talked with him about the whole thing really want to know how it resonated with you, too.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i think soul society, if im remembering the arc names right, works well coming off of the first one. where the first arc builds the relationship between ichigo and rukia, as well as with ichigo's friends, arc two is like the protagonist going into hell to save someone they love. things just keep getting worse and worse, but the protagonist persists (with shonen flair). it does get generic as it breaks down into fight after progressionless fight and "hnng would you like to see my bankai." and it ultimately ends super badly in terms of character arcs and emotional momentum (the aizen twist was still cool!). the wasted relationship between rukia and ichigo is just one part of it (even if they were just to remain friends, they should have gone forward as co-protagonists!). it just never rebuilds that emotional connection, buries itself in the same shit that destroys all of the worst shonen jumps.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
it's what i tell my bosses, if you want proper grammar you need to pay me enough to justify it. which is all my work is garbled nonsense. (joke. plz dont fire. my work is excellent.)
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
great writeup! what made you dive into JLI first and what's next in your backlog? also, there are no allies in anime. just look at how aimless stole everyone's waifus.
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yar i did a form letter thing to ups, but i can't tell if it's reliable. usps is much easier to get in contact with.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
sigh, ya'll. my order from IST with Uncanny X-Force is lost in limbo between a UPS facility and the city post office. been a week without an update. post office says it hasn't received it yet.
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For Canadian book collectors with some cash to spare at the moment... Indigo.ca currently has a graphic novel buy 2 get 1 free deal going on till March 30th. The deal also works on preorders too. If you are a plum plus member you also get an extra 10% off.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
It's confusing. We know Dark Horse is stopping putting out books, but we don't know if they've also told their writers to stop writing. We only know that GWW and Leila del Duca have been told to put "pencils down" on projects. They both have known work going on at DC. LDD didn't have a project at Dark Horse that we know of. So the speculation I've seen is that it's DC.
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DC has been the quietest of the publishers so far, but apparently it did send out a letter to freelancer written by Harras. "" Curious how this jives with the current speculation that DC is telling certain creatives "pencils down."
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it is yaoi and smutty but it's extremely well-regarded. if canucked was interested in checking out romance-y manga, it's a great book to consider.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
From Dark Horse: "Digital Update March 26: We will not be releasing any comics digitally that are not also available in print. We still have collections, original graphic novels, and art books shipping through our bookstore distributor Penguin Random House (from whom comics retailers can also order). Those respective titles will be made available digitally the same day they are available from retailers."
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
Disney could 100% afford it now. I'm guessing it's something at least being reconsidered given the current opportunity to do so. Also, flu shot?another vote for messi's shonen jump supremacy ehDefinitely isn't big enough to support the effort, absolutely. I see fulltime digital during the pandemic more as Marvel+DC investing in keeping their talent employed and keeping some momentum and excitement going in the industry that'll encourage readers to go back to their LCS when it reopens. Digital getting a bit of push would be good, but yeah, not worth considering over other things. That's an interesting and sad point about talent maybe having nowhere to go. And probably one Marvel/DC are counting on.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i'll say the same thing I said to messi. this is a made up problem. if marvel/dc do go digital for the several months of quarantine we're looking at, physical comics aren't going to just keep getting made. orders aren't going to just be kept rolling out with diamond and printers shut down, then instantly when the direct market opens suddenly there's 4+ comics dropped for each series. if all-digital does happen, the direct market return would have to be rolled out slow. there's no other way to mechanically do it. and the bigger point, even if floppies did "stack up," it would still be better for comic shops than killing the industry for 4+ months. the industry would lose so many readers, so much talent. if it survived, it'd take years to recuperate. digital only for several months would at least be life support.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
comics that may or may not even get finished for months ahead. i dont see how a chicken with its head cut off still running is reasonable evidence that we should all keep acting like its alive.
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you don't know why you would? why the comic industry wouldn't act to protect the direct market in the worst disaster since the crash? it wouldn't even be hard. you just cancel all orders, which has probably already been done, right? and then you allow reorders for the missed books spread out over months while you're still putting out new books. it'd even be a certain success given the speculator nature of the direct market. people would want those gap-months, especially if you make it a big relaunch event or w/e. and that's jsut one really basic way for the industry to handle it. logically, that's the healthiest way to do things, keep paying people, and then help the direct market come back together after the coronavirus. i don't think these companies have their shit together tho. i don't think marvel or DC care about their own creative talent enough to keep paying them while only bringing in digital-level sales. i just see this as an exercise in speculation -- what these companies should be doing for the health of the industry.
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this is a made-up problem. if they keep rolling out digitally, come the reopening of the direct market marvel and dc aren't going to just print 3-4 past books all at the same time as regular printing. they'd figure out a way to roll things out smoothly.
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DCBS manager asked about how she thinks things will change in the market: "I believe that three to six months from now the comics industry will look nothing like it did two weeks ago. My hope is that all of us make it out of this, because without a strong direct market there is not a strong comics industry. I am certain that every part of the supply chain will be re-evaluating their business and will put measures in place to make sure they are prepared for any event of this magnitude going forward. Every small business will re-prioritize and evaluate every level of their business, from suppliers and shipping companies, to product mix and number of employees needed."
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no one company should have that much power. the coronavirus isn't its fault, but the industry should never have been in this position in the first place.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
no idea what you mean by letting floppies pile up unless you mean books would have to be caught up to digital once everything starts working again. which is fine and would work out a lot better than just having... nothing for several months. folk don't even understand how incredibly harmful pressing pause will be. the lost business would be staggeringly worse than continuing digital. businesses that survive this downtime are going to go through a second exodus once books start back up again no matter what. but keeping interest and excitement in comic going for the time being will save a lot of them.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT2| #JoinDarkOrder UP: Blood and Guts postponed/Dynamite continues live shows with no audience
he's definitely just teasing using the move, then just using the discus clothesline instead like "this person isn't worth it." will be exciting to see it when he finally unleashes it. might save it for when he's back in his hometown for the live show, even!
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i'd hope this was just dc stopping some of its lower-selling books. the dreaming isn't exactly a chart topper. but marvel pressing pause on doctor aphra is a big deal. it could be because they want doctor aphra #1 to make a big splash (rumors of show/movie etc). but at this point i feel like im just reaching to escape what's likely to be a shutdown.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i dont see how it's insulting that the decision that's best for them get made. it's not just an ambiguous "COMIC MOMENTUM." it's sales when comic stores reopen. if comics stop, they'll massively drop in sales when they return, period. if they keep going, it's still the best of two shitty decisions. the idea that industry should just fuck itself for the sake of fucking itself so everyone industry-wide comes out worse in the end makes absolutely no sense.
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i dont understand this perspective. why would the stores care? they're all closed down. they can't do anything except wait until afterward and then hope there's still demand for comics. there's no better way to maintain demand for comics than to keep putting them out and then do something cool once physical issues become available again through diamond. trying to shut down digitial, creating a scene where no one's getting comics for 2-4 months is a great way to actually kill the direct market.
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this is happening either way. it's a nightmare scenario for comic stores. but keeping 2020 comic momentum is still better for them than everyone not having any access to comics period for four months. nevermind stopping comics would also harm the entire creative side of the industry in major ways. we'd lose a ton of great people to other industries forever.
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Marvel omnibi confirmed for December: Kull: Savage Sword - The Original Marvel Years Omnibus - $125 New Warriors Classic Omnibus Vol. 1 (Reprint) - $125 X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus Vol. 2 - $125 The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 4 - $100 Moon Knight Omnibus Vol. 1 - $125 Marvel Love and War Omnibus by Jack Kirby Thunderbolts Omnibus has been pushed to January.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
it does say a lot, but it's also very doom, that he'd reject something that'd make all of his people's lives better over what's really a matter of pride
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT2| #JoinDarkOrder UP: Blood and Guts postponed/Dynamite continues live shows with no audience
this whole thing... without a crowd... a new audience at least partially unfamiliar with hardy... what a sight to behold. absolutely crazy fun.
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Thread AEW Dynamite |OT2| #JoinDarkOrder UP: Blood and Guts postponed/Dynamite continues live shows with no audience
i think it has to do with the more serious guidelines -- no more than 10 people in one spot. might be why there are no tag team fights, too? 3 people in the ring and 7 spots for camera and production folk maybe.
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im so sorry . i also had a dog that would have seizures and it's ... really tough. wishing you the best and good on you for being there for your doggo for 14! assuredly great years.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i agree with the heart of what you're saying, canucked. that it's better to have these collections at all than to expect them to be "perfect." but i do love that classic newspaper coloring and texture a whole lot, too, so it does make me sad that it isn't being fully redone.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i may have splurged on an omnibi purchase y'all. on 5 omnibi. by a mr. brubaker. about one captain america.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
for those looking for some free reading, 2000ad made the Judge Dredd Case Files Vol. 5 free via its app (apple, android, windows 10). Case Files Vol. 5 is some of the best of the entire Dredd run and would be a perfect point of entry, a perfect way to see if it's something you're into.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
yar. my concept of how far along i should be is totally out of whack. the only one i can trust is tom nook, which says how bad the situation has gotten.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
I finished Rat Queens! It's a charming fantasy series for adults about a bunch of badass women whose questing party gets caught up in shenanigans. They also get shitfaced all the time. The selling point of Rat Queens is and always will be the core party members, which the books spend so much time developing -- often at the overall story's expense. They're a bit tropey, but they deeply care about each other and that tends to assuage any issues arising from them often being flawed and occasionally awful. It helps that the dialogue is very funny. It's hard not to fall in love with them, too. Some folk may not know, but the original artist for Rat Queens was arrested for domestic violence around issues 7 or 8 and was removed from the book. The result is that the Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 deluxe books feel incredibly different. It sucks to say so, but book one is far better. The story is much more cogent, the character development much more purposeful. The story in book two is all over the place, but there are still strong moments. The final issues of the book particularly seemed to come together both in tone and character development, so I'd say Rat Queens has a promising future (tbf, I haven't read any of the 2019-2020 new issues). What I want more of is direction and world-building. Through two books there are a dozen great characters to tell a story with and no meaningful setting or goals behind them. The city of Palisade isn't enough, especially when none of the Queens really care that much about it. Now that all of the queens' backstories have been well-combed over, hopefully what comes next builds on that foundation. I said I was going to read Wicked+Divine next, but I'm still waiting on a book to arrive from IST. So back to the backlog RNG for now! It'll be DC One Million! hype.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i don't know how anyone could see comics' erasure and "between the panels" writing of lgbt characters and relationships as anything other than straight up bigotry. hickman's intention be damned. doesn't matter whether he's being editorially censored or not, whether he thinks it's a fun game. perpetuating that shit is embracing the harm it causes. we all spend money on these books. we support it, too. we all deal with layers of bigotry in real life, this is just another one worth acknowledging. it's really the least we can do. i also disagree with calling the conversation many of us are having about marvel+wolverine+cyclops shipping. things that aren't stated directly still exist. we might as well be arguing about how wolverine gets his adamantium back when he dies. it's still a thing. we're just disagreeing about the details.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
we've seen more shared moments between cyclops and wolverine than between either of them and jean, for sure. it's not much, but if you're willing to discount it you should also be discounting any evidence of their relationship period. i think it's bad to assume heterosexuality and discount bisexuality out of expectation.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
i agree with everyone. as freeza says, just because it's an indirect reference doesn't mean it's not true. scott, wolverine, and marvel girl are in a relationship. the extent of that relationship isn't clear, but there's enough indirect evidence to make it obvious. but ahsoka is also right. marvel does not deserve any credit whatsoever. meaningful representation isn't indirect. keeping it indirect is worse than having none at all, frankly, because it makes the message "LGBT representation isn't worth us putting it on the page, rather that the space between panels." it's embracing bigoted views about keeping lgbt humanity out of public view. we know they're LGBT. that's what makes it suck. we know they're in a bisexual polyamorous relationship, but they won't show us. it'd be better if it wasn't there at all, where at least marvel could maintain plausible deniability. fucking sucks, man. it could be such a cool thing and instead it just sucks.
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i afk while im working (and so i can pick up seashells) and just leave it running the background. i leave my gate open, if you ever want to come pick peaches or check my store!
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Thread Real talk, who else here actually only wants ONE CONSOLE this upcoming generation?
I might just upgrade to the PS5, since I've got a gaming PC and an Xbox One X already. The Xbox Series X sounds great, but it kind feels like it would be triple dipping. But I don't know if that really fits the context of your question, op.
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imagine getting to write a cool post-apocalyptic wonder woman story and instead filling it with all of your weird freudian batman baggage.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
yeah dc is being weird again with the snyder stuff. you know it'll all get oversized eventually, but maybe they're holding off to give the first snyder batman omnibus more time to breathe? i don't even know. we're just getting a batman road to no man's land omnibus before a snyderbus vol. 2 and dc is weird.
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Thread COMICS!!! |OT| March 2020 | According to Ireland, St. Patrick threw all the snakes out of ComicERA. He missed some.
Anyone read the first God of War comic, released in 2018? Looks like they're doing another one that will go all the way back to the ending of God of War 3. ""God of War: Fallen God follows Kratos after conquering Zeus and thwarting Athena. Believing himself to be finally free of his bondage, he sets sail for the desert in an attempt to distance himself from his home and his shame only to find his rage and guilt follow close behind. Kratos rages against the one foe that has proven to be unconquerable—himself. But a war against oneself is unwinnable, and only invites madness."