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#61 The Great Muta

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:53 PM

Damnit, put some of this in spoilers. I haven't read #2 yet.

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Ah, sorry about it, Rodimus. I thought I did. I try to be extra-cautious with spoilers - just because I also don't like to be spoiled.

#62 karsh

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:33 PM

Where have we shown that
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#63 Rodimus

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:41 PM

Ah, sorry about it, Rodimus. I thought I did. I try to be extra-cautious with spoilers - just because I also don't like to be spoiled.


At least it wasn't a mega spoiler like "Bruce Willis is actually a ghost and the kid is the only one to see him."

Finally watched Iron Man. Very good movie. I hope everyone stayed till after the credits. Fucking awsome!!! If they keep this up they'll have a franchise bigger than Spider-Man or X-Men.
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#64 The Great Muta

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 05:51 PM

Where have we shown that

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'Twas speculation.

#65 karsh

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:25 PM

'Twas speculation.


Hahaha, okay good. I was like "Shit...Did I miss something in SI2 that I should have noticed?" Though I think it's pretty good speculation.
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#66 Rodimus

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

I dropped: Last Defenders, Avengers/ Initiative, New Warriors & New Exiles from my pull list. Avengers Initiative and New Warriors started out good, but recently they've gotten very boring. So I replaced them with Locke & Key, New Universal, & GeNext.

Can anyone recomend anything non-Marvel? I'd like to expand my horizans and read something different.

#67 ivanctorres

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:01 AM

I am loving secret invasion so far. I just read the messiah complex trade which was awesome. i haven't been into an invent since sinestro corps hit last summer.

I just hope they keepy the secret invasion momentum going.
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#68 yukafls

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:09 AM

DAMN!! I missed getting all of my comics yesterday, I was too busy.:cry::cry::cry:
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#69 Rodimus

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:14 AM

Came across this Japanese X-Men intro, very cool:



#70 yukafls

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:17 AM

Came across this Japanese X-Men intro, very cool:


That is kinda cool, I think I remember my bro talking about watching that show(or some show like it) when he was little.
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#71 st0neface

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:24 PM

I've been considering picking up Amazing Spiderman or Hulk, and really know nothing about either of the series, I read the Civil War Spiderman trade, but nothing really before or after. Should I start getting either? Also am I missing anything not picking up the Ms Marvel Secret Invasion issue(s)?

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#72 manthing

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:23 PM

I've been considering picking up Amazing Spiderman or Hulk, and really know nothing about either of the series, I read the Civil War Spiderman trade, but nothing really before or after. Should I start getting either? Also am I missing anything not picking up the Ms Marvel Secret Invasion issue(s)?


ASM is meh. Not worth picking up.

Hulk is good, but slooooow.

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#73 JolietJake

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:32 PM

Came across this Japanese X-Men intro, very cool:

That was fucking awesome. The character designs are like the 90s cartoon, but the animation is so much better.

Ah, i see that this was an alternate Japanese intro to the 90s cartoon.

I enjoy the videos and puns posted by Joliet Jake. I think he's almost as funny as my favorite comedian, Dane Cook. Now excuse me while I listen to Fallout Boy's music on their myspace page.


#74 karsh

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:41 PM

I dropped: Last Defenders, Avengers/ Initiative, New Warriors & New Exiles from my pull list. Avengers Initiative and New Warriors started out good, but recently they've gotten very boring. So I replaced them with Locke & Key, New Universal, & GeNext.

Can anyone recomend anything non-Marvel? I'd like to expand my horizans and read something different.


If you're up for DC stuff, I'd suggest Batman. Morrison's run, in my books, has been amazing and so far, through only one chapter, I'm completely hooked into Batman RIP. I'd also say Justice Society of America is pretty damn good. The first arc was great, and the current arc has been pretty damn good so far. Final Crisis should be entertaining, mostly again due to Morrison's involvement. Basically, if Grant Morrison or Geoff Johns writes a comic for DC, it's worth reading. I completely forgot to even MENTION all of the Green Lantern stuff. I'd suggest going as far back as Rebirth for that, because everything Geoff Johns has done since then is AMAZING.

For non-Big Two stuff, I'd suggest Invincible. It's slowly become one of my favorite comics. Next issue is 50, and there's been talk that it could be a good jumping on point for new readers because, as the cover says, "EVERY THING WILL CHANGE", haha. Do you basically just read strictly Marvel stuff?

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#75 karkyco

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:15 PM

Came across this Japanese X-Men intro, very cool:


Oh my God that was spectacular. What the eff X-Men cartoon was that for? It seemed to be for the 90's cartoon but was way more anime than that one was.

I especially loved the love triangle drama shot between Jean Grey, Cyke, and Wolvie. Oh the painful dramaz!!!

BTW, going back to the little Skrully event, I've got a love/hate relationship with this whole thing...great concept/story long overdue, but what is really irritating is that at the very least it leaves such a gaping huge plot hole for the future. Just another way for any dead character to come back by claiming "oh it wasn't me who died X years ago, it was a Skrull that had replaced me." Makes for an easy copout for writers in the future too..."you don't like what X character did because he turned rogue? Oh he was really a left over Skrull from Secret Invasion." Among other problems.

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#76 Rodimus

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:20 PM

^ I would say 80% of what I read is Marvel. I figured I'd replace those books which I'm not liking with something new/fresh.

I'm a bit hesitant to jump into the DC universe since I have no clue what's going on with the story. I may check out the Batman if it's easy to get into.

I've been considering picking up Amazing Spiderman or Hulk, and really know nothing about either of the series, I read the Civil War Spiderman trade, but nothing really before or after. Should I start getting either? Also am I missing anything not picking up the Ms Marvel Secret Invasion issue(s)?


I agree with manthing, don't bother with Amazing Spider-Man. It's not very good at the moment. Pretty much all that stuff you read in Civil War about Spider-Man is null and void. If you want to get a Spider-Man title how about Ultimate Spider-Man? And Hulk is good but it hasn't grabbed me yet. Still I think it wil get intresting with the next issue or two.

#77 Rodimus

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:28 PM

Glad you guys liked the video. It was the Japanese intro to the 90's X-Men cartoon. I guess they aired it over in Japan but with a diffrent intro. Anyways that was the 2nd opening. Here's the first:



#78 evilomar

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 06:16 PM

I dropped: Last Defenders, Avengers/ Initiative, New Warriors & New Exiles from my pull list. Avengers Initiative and New Warriors started out good, but recently they've gotten very boring. So I replaced them with Locke & Key, New Universal, & GeNext.

Can anyone recomend anything non-Marvel? I'd like to expand my horizans and read something different.



DC books are kind of hard to get into sometimes, mainly because of new readers not understanding the multiverse concept...which really isn't that difficult. I agree with Karsh on Green Lantern and Justice Society, those books are amazing. Morrison's Batman has been a rollercoaster (much like all of Morrison's books) it has its ups and downs. I would definetely try the Son of the demon trade and see if you dig that. I would also recommend Blue Beetle, it's one of the best new books to come out in years right up there with Iron Fist and Nova to me.

If you are looking something out of DC and Marvel, definetely Invincible and Walking Dead as Karsh suggested. I would also try out some Vertigo titles like Y: The Last Man, Fables, Preacher, and Sandman. I can't remember if you said that you liked Cable or not, but if you do enjoy Cable, do yourself a favor and read Lone Wolf and Cub.

Here are a couple of theories based on Karkyco's questions:

1. What ever happened to the mutant Skrulls that Xavier sent off into outer space after the whole Apocalypse 12 affair? Hopefully they won't be forgotten about.

I seriously doubt Bendis knows about them and for that matter any of the Marvel editorial will bring them back. Perhaps they might show up in the Sercret Invasion: X-men book. I'm hoping Storm is reveal to be a Skrull along with Wolverine from Wolverine Origins and New Avengers.

2. Any confirmation if the Captain Marvel who attacked Thunderbolt Mountain is the one from the recent limited series? So did he simply succumb to the Skrull programming finally, or is he there to root out some already infiltrated Skrulls?

He is a Skrull with Captain Marvel's memories. So that makes Captain Marvel's return rather lame.

3. While I hope it really is Mockingbird, jeeze she better be careful about going anywhere near Clint. He's been seriously sleeping around the last few years...Moonstone, Scarlet Witch, Echo...better get tested.

I'm hoping it's her too because I hated when she died in Avengers West Coast #102. Well, you have to keep in mind that Clint thought that MB was dead all those years and a man gots needs you know what I'm sayin? Besides he's a new man and all those STDs have probably gone away since Wanda brought him back in House of M.
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#79 Rodimus

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 06:35 PM

I've been reading Y: The Last Man TPBs, awsome stuff. And I have been considering Preacher. But getting into the DC Universe seems like it'll take alot of time and money. Since I never cared much for any of the DC characters I feel like I'll be jumping in blindfolded. But I hear alot of people saying good things about Blue Beetle, I just may check that one out.

#80 karsh

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:25 PM

Yeah, I would DEFINITELY put Blue Beetle on that list too. I forgot all about it, but that's been pretty awesome, especially the end of the last arc.

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#81 yukafls

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:08 PM

Ok, another recommendations. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., it is the most kick ass series, I laughed at every page.
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#82 KaneRobot

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:14 PM

About 10-11 years ago I was once in a band called the Skrulls. Pretty much cut and pasted from the Misfits style...but we were dressed like Skrulls.

Ah, misguided youth.
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#83 Rodimus

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:47 PM

About 10-11 years ago I was once in a band called the Skrulls. Pretty much cut and pasted from the Misfits style...but we were dressed like Skrulls.

Ah, misguided youth.


I can't see how you guys didn't stick it out looking like this:

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If it's worth anything I would've came to see you guys.

#84 yukafls

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:48 PM

Hehe, thats sounds funny.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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#85 Zen Davis

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:58 PM

I've been reading Y: The Last Man TPBs, awsome stuff. And I have been considering Preacher. But getting into the DC Universe seems like it'll take alot of time and money. Since I never cared much for any of the DC characters I feel like I'll be jumping in blindfolded. But I hear alot of people saying good things about Blue Beetle, I just may check that one out.


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#86 SithFran

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 09:09 PM

How is Morrison's run on Batman? When did it start? I haven't read Batman in a few years.

But I'm hesitant as I thought his run in X-Men was pure shite. Read some of his other stuff and can't say I'm that impressed. Some of it was good, but I thought he was overhyped.

Course, I think the same about Bendis, which will probably get me shot. I just think the guy draws out the story too much in an attempt to make you buy more books.

Uh... trick question... dcfox waxes and JFD hasn't sprouted nub fuzz yet.


#87 yukafls

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 09:15 PM

Scott Pilgrim.


You know, that looks funny as heck but I can't get the first one.
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#88 Rodimus

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:38 PM

Anyone going to the Florida Super-Con next weekend? I've never been to a comic book convention but I may go to this and see how I like it.

#89 yukafls

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:47 PM

Yeah, check it out. I went to the Wonder Con in San Fransisco once and it was a blast. I wish I could go to the Super Con, that sounds fun. Also, does anyone have World War Hulk #1,4, and 5 that they want to get rid of?? Oh, and a new break in the Secret Invasion story if you have read the Secret Invasion Fantastic Four #1. I totally forgot about it, remember
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#90 KaneRobot

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:24 AM

I can't see how you guys didn't stick it out looking like this:

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If it's worth anything I would've came to see you guys.


Bah...if my video camera wasn't broke I'd post a few stills from one of the shows. If nothing else, this is one of the few areas of the internet that could have been amused by it. We didn't go 100% all out like Gwar or whatever, but we had the face paint/grooved chin/flat black hair "helmet"/black outfit with some purple/boots.

I did find a flyer though...this thing is about 11 years old...Marvel & DC's lawyers would have had a field day with us if we had lasted long enough to get any kind of attention:

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I had forgotten until I saw this that my stage name was "Super Skrull" :lol:


...aaaand some stickers we were going to get printed up when we got back together a couple of years later (never happened), opting to add the life-ending albatross of the "2099" name alongside it:

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More on topic, I'm thinking about hitting the Motor City CC tomorrow. I hate how the damn thing is 20 bucks to get in though, I'm not into comics nearly as much as I used to be so the entry fee is making me hesitate.
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