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#4471 Mega Man

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

The Fuck why is past x-men fighting spock?



#4472 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:43 AM

I'm very pleased with Midtown; I got my Villain's Month shipment in today and, Forever Evil #1 aside, they are all 3D covers. The effect is pretty underwhelming on some of them - Zod and Joker are the biggest disappointments. But then there are the covers like Brainiac's - whose hands seem like they're reaching right for you - as well as Riddler's, and even Harley's. I'm very impressed with the ones that turned out so well.

 

  I hate myself for forgetting to pre-order the Darkseid issue though. I hear his cover turned out pretty good too.

 

As far as reading goes, I'm finally catching up on Justice League Dark - and then I'll move on to Trinity War. The fact that JLD is my second favorite comic of the moment is a testament to the quality of the writing, because I came into it only knowing two of the characters - John Constantine (who I only knew from the movie, so you could argue that I in fact DID NOT know him) and Zatanna. I really wish there was a chance for the movie to get made, but that project was destined to be stuck in limbo the moment Del Torro was attached to it.


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#4473 DestroVega

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:33 AM

The only motion cover I wanted and couldn't get was Arcane. So bummed.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:09 AM

So I've read Pandora #1 and the first two parts of Trinity War and, so far, I'm not impressed. I don't think Superman's little misfire came across as the "oh shit" moment it was supposed to. 

 

Quick question: exactly how essential is it to read Justice League of America before going into Forever Evil? I know The Outsider and his group are supposed to be heavily involved there... but I've been trying to save some $$, so are there any villain's month issues that could fill me in on any backstory about them that I've missed? I suppose I could also resort to wikipedia if it comes down to it. 


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#4475 bardockkun

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:22 AM

So I've read Pandora #1 and the first two parts of Trinity War and, so far, I'm not impressed. I don't think Superman's little misfire came across as the "oh shit" moment it was supposed to. 

 

Quick question: exactly how essential is it to read Justice League of America before going into Forever Evil? I know The Outsider and his group are supposed to be heavily involved there... but I've been trying to save some $$, so are there any villain's month issues that could fill me in on any backstory about them that I've missed? I suppose I could also resort to wikipedia if it comes down to it. 

I Jumped into the first issue of Forever Evil #1 without reading any of Trinity War and I did okay. I Think either you'll have more an appreciation of how Forever Evil begins from reading all of Trinity War and seeing it lead to this or you'll be pissed off beyond words knowing you bought all the issues and been chewing on nothing, but fat, but only for this to be the real meat of the story. That seems to be the consensus among my friend's at least.

 

And really for the villain's month single issues, just pick and choose between either favorite writers or villains and you'll do fine. They're all one shots so they're not that essential, but just give you nice back story on what a villain is doing during Forever Evil or just their new 52 origin. Hell you can skip them honestly and I don't think you'll get lost with Forever Evil, only thing you'll really be missing in the end is some good stories and some that were passable.


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#4476 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:24 AM

I Jumped into the first issue of Forever Evil #1 without reading any of Trinity War and I did okay. I Think either you'll have more an appreciation of how Forever Evil begins from reading all of Trinity War and seeing it lead to this or you'll be pissed off beyond words knowing you bought all the issues and been chewing on nothing, but fat, but only for this to be the real meat of the story. That seems to be the consensus among my friend's at least.

 

And really for the villain's month single issues, just pick and choose between either favorite writers or villains and you'll do fine. They're all one shots so they're not that essential, but just give you nice back story on what a villain is doing during Forever Evil or just their new 52 origin. Hell you can skip them honestly and I don't think you'll get lost with Forever Evil, only thing you'll really be missing in the end is some good stories and some that were passable.

That's about what I figured. I pretty much did stick entirely with characters I was already familiar with for villain's month - except for Joker's Daughter, which was trash, but luckily mine went for about $35 on ebay which pretty much took care of the cost for my September comics.

 

I just added Secret Society and Lobo to my October shipment. I liked what I read of the Secret Society preview, and even though I only know Lobo from Superman TAS as well as Deathsroke's last doomed ongoing (thanks a lot, Liefeld!) I was still curious about the "new" Lobo.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:54 AM

 

I just added Secret Society and Lobo to my October shipment. I liked what I read of the Secret Society preview, and even though I only know Lobo from Superman TAS as well as Deathsroke's last doomed ongoing (thanks a lot, Liefeld!) I was still curious about the "new" Lobo.

Oof. You're a braver man then I am. That new Lobo design looks waaaay too Cyberforce and no where near the character that decapitated Santa Claus.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:21 PM

Trinity War became useless once Geoff Johns and DC spoiled the ending. It's probably best to skip it and go straight to Forever Evil.

 

Now that Villain's month is over. Here are all the Villain's issues I got (all 3D covers!):

 

Arcane - Really well done. Probably the best issue of the month for DC IMO

Creeper - Kinda boring. I was expecting something different and got something boring.

Darkseid - Typical origin story. Nothing new given to the character's mythos.

Harley Quinn - Love the script, hated the pencils. I look forward to her monthly ongoing series.

Joker - I'm now a Kubert fan after reading this. Fantastic read.

Riddler - Second best of the month. Probably because Snyder helped with the script. I look forward to seeing more Riddler in Zero Year.

 

There a few others I might pick up based on IGN and Newsarama reviews, but I picked up the ones I only had the greatest interest in.


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#4479 DestroVega

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:31 PM

Man the opinions on the Joker book are so mixed.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:29 PM

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:33 PM

and jubilee is called wolverine now. Way to ruin everything jubilee god damn



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:52 AM

I really need a recommendation for something like Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade.  My daughter LOVES it but I don't know what to get her next.  She isn't going to be interested in standard comic book stuff (and she's not quite old enough) but I'm hoping if she reads a couple more like this one it will get her into the others.  It looks like there were plans for a sequel (Cosmic Adventures in the 9th Grade) but for whatever reason it didn't happen - bummer.

 

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I realize I'm responding to this late,  but check out Zita  the Space  Girl.  I think it fits what you're looking for.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:55 AM

Oof. You're a braver man then I am. That new Lobo design looks waaaay too Cyberforce and no where near the character that decapitated Santa Claus.

I figured my lack of any significant connection to Lobo would at least let me enjoy the story, even if the replacement turns out to be as terrible of an overhaul as it seems. We'll see.

 

I'll dive into all of my villain's month issues once I finish reading Trinity War, which will be tonight. I got further into TW after my last post and, man, Constantine #5 alone has already made the crossover worth reading for me.

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Joker's Villain Month issue seems to be very polarizing, you either love it or hate it. Since Joker's Daughter has been my only Villain's Month read so far, though, that definitely set the bar low enough that I don't think I'll be too disappointed by anything else.


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#4484 DestroVega

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:44 AM

I can't believe one person alive bought Joker's Daughter. I saw the issue in the store at the counter and literally laughed out loud. One book you can judge by its cover.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:11 AM

I can't believe one person alive bought Joker's Daughter. I saw the issue in the store at the counter and literally laughed out loud. One book you can judge by its cover.

Hey, I can't claim to regret the purchase: the damn thing paid for my monthly comics AND left me with some profit when I sold it. But yeah, it was unbelievably bad. At first when all of "Joker's Daughter's" dialogue seemed completely nonsensical, like random words strung together, I thought it was to prove a point and establish that she was extremely mentally unstable. And then every other character in the book had the same terrible dialogue and I realized, oh, it's just bad writing. Not to mention her "origin story"...

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That doesn't exactly pique my interest in this "character" if she can even be called one at this point.  

 

So, I finished up Trinty War and... eh. I don't regret buying into it, and it had its moments, like when

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Whether or not I regret choosing to follow it instead of Battle of the Atom, I don't know. I could only afford one at the time, and Marvel is definitely quicker than DC when it comes to releasing Hardcovers for their books.

 

So my question to those following Battle of the Atom: how involved is Future Deadpool in the whole thing? I assumed he was going to mostly be a background character used for only the occasional joke. Was I right or wrong?


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:36 AM

Forever Evil #2 wasn't bad, but man, I think I really don't like David Finch's art style. Something about the way he draws faces just bugs the Fuck out of me and also is it me or is anyone taking any chance they can to draw White Rabbit in whatever panel they can?


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:39 AM

I like Finch's work on books that have much darker atmosphere and coloring like Forever Evil or New Avengers. That's his comfort zone. It's when he starts penciling books outside of that zone that you see his glaring weaknesses.

 

Mighty Avengers #2 was pretty awesome and quite possibly the best Infinity tie-in to date.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:45 AM

He reminds me a bit too much of Marc Silvestri and I was never really a fan of his is what I think the problem is. Though I'm still goddamn putting down some goddamn hope that what happened to the Titans in Forever Evil leads to Wally West in some capacity.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Wellp, the Riddler's issue was pretty much everything I would want from a Riddler story. Riddles, revenge, and a longing for Batman to reappear so he can get another chance to prove he is the Bat's intellectual superior. I haven't been reading Zero Year so I have no idea how significant of a tie-in this was, but I liked it regardless. 

 

I liked Doomsday's as well, although... it wasn't at all what I expected. It was more of a spotlight on Supergirl, her Dad, and even Zod. I love Doomsday's redesign though, those tusks are beyond badass and give him that amazing sillhouette artists will surely have fun with. He might be my favorite villain overhaul. I also like how they show that Lara was the ass-kicker, not Jor-El, unlike what was shown in Man of Steel.

 

Batman/Superman in general is pretty good, but I can definitely see why people complain about the art. I don't dig it as much as I did when I was looking through the previews - it's alright in small doses, but I'm already wishing for a new artist to take over.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:19 PM

I picked up Ultimate spiderman 1,2,3,5,and 6 at a community sale. IDK if those are still desirable, but I am happy to find them for 50 cents each. They all appear to be first prints.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:55 AM

Jupiter's Legacy #3. Delightful! Really all I got to add. I Forgot how much stuff Frank Quitely can add in a panel.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:06 AM

Well, shit. They're doing a crossover within a crossover now. Forever Evil: Blight. Looks like I'll be picking up Pandora and Phantom Stranger again... I already get Constantine and Justice League Dark every month, might as well get the whole crossover while I'm at it.

 

I got the first Arkham Unhinged hardcover a couple of days ago. I only read the first issue but I like it well enough so far. I'm sort of getting back into the Batman mood since Arkham Origins hits this month, so I'll probably pick up and start reading Grant Morrison's run from where I left off in August.  


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:54 PM

I thought I was reading everything xmen related apparently not when did wolverine lose his healing factor?



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

When they decided to give Logan another monthly series. 

 

I just realized that Collider underwent a name change to The Federal Bureau of Physics. I thought they were just on a delay, but apparently three new issues have shipped since the name change so picked up them bitches today. 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

Ah ok. Which one btw? There's wolverine, wolverine max, wolverine vs japan, savage wolverine.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:00 PM

I have no idea because I don't care about Wolverine unless he's in an Avengers book. 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:07 PM

Ah ok. Which one btw? There's wolverine, wolverine max, wolverine vs japan, savage wolverine.

Did a quick search since I was curious as well and I guess it was either Wolverine #6 or 7.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:11 PM

Did a quick search since I was curious as well and I guess it was either Wolverine #6 or 7.

Cool thanks.

 

Btw I googled this and found no answer but does green arrow have telepathic abilities? I was watching supernatural like all men do and I saw someone lifting 225 lbs with his mind on arrow. I assume arrow is green arrow.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

Real men don't watch Supernatural, dawg. 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:19 PM

Why you gotta embarrass me in front of bardock like that dawg?