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#4951 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

GhostShark

Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:23 PM

Best stuff this week: 

 

Thor: God of Thunder #18 - Jason Aaron has been absolutely brilliant on this book since it launched and with Esad Ribic coming back on pencils for the next story arc, this might just be the best book on the market not titled Swamp Thing.

 

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 - I must admit I was hesitant when I learned this series was Post-Serenity, but the entire creative team blew me away. Every character sounded like their TV/movie counterparts, especially

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#4952 poison_SHADOW   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   508 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

poison_SHADOW

Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

Has anyone else watched the other Justice League animated movie that released recently? JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time.

 

Apparently it's a remake of an episode of Super Friends, and involves Lex Luthor traveling back in time to keep Superman from ever growing up on Earth. I'm halfway through it and, surprisingly enough, I'm liking it. There's nothing particularly outstanding about it, it's just fun.

 

They also brought back Deidrich Bader as Batman, so that's cool. I like how the Batsuit is a hybrid of the classic Silver Age look and the armored New 52 outfit. Robin is pretty funny too, being equal parts bratty and badass. Superman looks pretty goofy though, and Cheetah's design is especially bad. 

 

A lot of the focus is on Karate Kid and Dawnstar, who I'm not familiar with, but it's still an okay little cartoon.



#4953 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12839 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:04 AM

Best stuff this week: 

 

Thor: God of Thunder #18 - Jason Aaron has been absolutely brilliant on this book since it launched and with Esad Ribic coming back on pencils for the next story arc, this might just be the best book on the market not titled Swamp Thing.

 

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 - I must admit I was hesitant when I learned this series was Post-Serenity, but the entire creative team blew me away. Every character sounded like their TV/movie counterparts, especially

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I need to catch up with Thor. I'm a few issues behind. Damn did I love God bomb. One of the best Thor stories in years.



#4954 Mega Man   SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT CAGiversary!   17190 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:34 AM

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As you all know mega man and mega man x are set in the same time line but we never know what happens to mega man and his crew during the x timeline. Looks like archie comics is going to jump into that topic?



#4955 poison_SHADOW   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   508 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

poison_SHADOW

Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

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As you all know mega man and mega man x are set in the same time line but we never know what happens to mega man and his crew during the x timeline. Looks like archie comics is going to jump into that topic?

Ooh... now that is pretty damn interesting. Can't wait!



#4956 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12839 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

Didn't Wily turn future Mega Man into Quint then sent him to the past. Past Mega Man defeated Quint essentially killing his future self.

 

An X story arc has been high demand ever since the series started. Can't wait. Afterwards I wouldn't be surprised to see a spin off in the X timeline.



#4957 poison_SHADOW   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   508 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:21 PM

Didn't Wily turn future Mega Man into Quint then sent him to the past. Past Mega Man defeated Quint essentially killing his future self.

 

An X story arc has been high demand ever since the series started. Can't wait. Afterwards I wouldn't be surprised to see a spin off in the X timeline.

Yeah, I believe they said that if the X back-up stories gave the series a big enough boost in sales then they would give him his own book.



#4958 Mega Man   SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT CAGiversary!   17190 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

Didn't Wily turn future Mega Man into Quint then sent him to the past. Past Mega Man defeated Quint essentially killing his future self.

 

An X story arc has been high demand ever since the series started. Can't wait. Afterwards I wouldn't be surprised to see a spin off in the X timeline.

Yeah on the GB games but even in comics even if you kill your future self it doesn't change your past self it just shows what can be still doesn't account for dr.light,wily,bass,proto man, roll. How wily created zero etc



#4959 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12839 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:27 PM

I always thought the whole Quint/ Mega Man idea was a shitty way to explain Mega Man's fate anyway, but I always hear people throw it around like it's gospel. Besides it's a GB Mega Man game, it's throw away story concept at best.



#4960 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:32 AM

Local comicbook shop didn't get Dredd :( Was still able to pick up Serenity. Going to read it this weekend.



#4961 poison_SHADOW   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   508 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:41 PM

This featurette is a great preview of the upcoming Son Of Batman animated movie.

 

Unfortunately it sounds like Nightwing is going to take Tim Drake's role from the Batman and Son storyline. Man, Tim just can't catch a break anymore.

 

I liked everything else I saw, though Jason O'Mara still seems to be trying a little too hard as Batman. Some of his lines were good, some were terrible. The Deathstroke stuff looks great, can't wait to see it play out.



#4962 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

I'm torn on Uncanny Avengers. I Want the Apocalypse Twin arc to end since it's been going on for over a year now, but Fuck the last few issues have been so brutal and full of action that I kinda don't want it to end. Especially with Steve McNiven on art, which has kicked things up alot more.

 

And light week this week, finally...



#4963 genderbreak   what am i doing CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

genderbreak

Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:55 AM

Started the current Hawkeye comic and I'm really enjoying it. The art is neat and the story so far is good, although I'm only two issues in. My first Marvel comic in a while. It's a nice refresher after about three weeks of not touching comics at all.



#4964 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7191 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:01 AM

Started the current Hawkeye comic and I'm really enjoying it. The art is neat and the story so far is good, although I'm only two issues in. My first Marvel comic in a while. It's a nice refresher after about three weeks of not touching comics at all.


It's so good I wish they could make a Hawkeye movie this way but it wouldn't make sense to do. In my top 2 marvel series with Daredevil.

#4965 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19265 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:09 AM

Started the current Hawkeye comic and I'm really enjoying it. The art is neat and the story so far is good, although I'm only two issues in. My first Marvel comic in a while. It's a nice refresher after about three weeks of not touching comics at all.

Don't be in any hurry to catch up.  The book is so late that Marvel skipped issue 15 and published 16 because David Aja is so late with the art.  As you get further into the series there will be a revolving roster of artists on the book due to his chronic lateness.



#4966 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:11 AM

Don't be in any hurry to catch up.  The book is so late that Marvel skipped issue 15 and published 16 because David Aja is so late with the art.  As you get further into the series there will be a revolving roster of artists on the book due to his chronic lateness.

Alriiiight, it's like they're asking me to pick up the comics in trade form only. I Can live with that.



#4967 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:17 AM

Well, hope you all enjoyed douche bag Superman in Justice League: War because the plan now is three animated films a year. Two taking place in a 52 based continuity  (JL:War and Batman: Son of Batman) and one standalone (Batman: Arkham). I'm...kinda torn by this. Though I wouldn't mind a more streamlined way of them telling Azarello's Wonder Woman's first arc if that were ever possible.



#4968 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18554 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

 

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I came to ask about this book, but I'm so fuckin in now so whatever.



#4969 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7191 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

Don't be in any hurry to catch up. The book is so late that Marvel skipped issue 15 and published 16 because David Aja is so late with the art. As you get further into the series there will be a revolving roster of artists on the book due to his chronic lateness.


Really? I didn't even realize this.

#4970 4thHorseman   The New God CAGiversary!   2463 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:12 PM

Dont know how many John romita Jr fans there are here, but looks like he is headed to DC and doin some Superman with Geoff Johns at the helm.

#4971 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:28 PM

That can only end in failure. 



#4972 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2231 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:32 PM

Is anybody trying to go to SD Comic-Con this year?

 

Prereg is Saturday for people who went last year. I'm not sure if I'm feeling lucky this year. Two years ago I managed to get the whole weekend and preview night. Last year I got the weekend but no preview night (then bought scalped preview night passes from a con worker).

 

This year I feel like it will be harder. The way they are doing it is easier, but I feel like without the fighting it will be harder to get better tickets. There is no more crazy refreshing (supposedly). You have a two hour window to hop into the waiting area. Then at the end of two hours everyone is assigned a random number in line. If you were the first one in the waiting room you might be the last number on the list. I don't mind missing out on preview night (scalpers again if I have to) but missing out on a Saturday would be a kick in the pants.



#4973 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19265 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:27 AM

Dont know how many John romita Jr fans there are here, but looks like he is headed to DC and doin some Superman with Geoff Johns at the helm.

His work of the last few years hasn't been quite up to his previous work but if he has Tom Palmer inking him then he should do OK.

 

His leaving Marvel is pretty big news though.  He's worked there literally for decades.



#4974 Mega Man   SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT CAGiversary!   17190 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

I thought this was a good watch xmen days of future past character breakdown on empire magazine covers



#4975 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:28 AM

So Dr.Doom maybe a lady in the new Fantastic Four movie.

 

That's almost Zack Snyder casting levels of absurdity, but it maybe just a Doombot so who knows. Plus did I miss something about in between the First Lantern and Forever Evil with

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? Like he appears with no explanation and it's apparent he's our version of the character not Crime Syndicate Universe version one.



#4976 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:45 AM

I thought this was a good watch xmen days of future past character breakdown on empire magazine covers

I Kinda feel bad for her and all those metaphorical 14 year old girls because Blink is probably just going to be cannon fodder for the future Sentinel/Nimrod. If anyone who doesn't read the comics or aware of her character even remember her name after the movie, I'll be surprised. Though I do like her design the most I think amongst all the future X universe characters. In short, lady cosplayers, get to work on that.



#4977 CarnivalMadness   silent but deadly CAGiversary!   600 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

CarnivalMadness

Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:13 AM

Not sure if it belonged here so I started a new topic, but it has been confirmed Paul Bettany will play The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 

http://www.cheapassg...lay-the-vision/



#4978 Bloodbooger   Male Escort and Hired Gun CAGiversary!   1071 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Bloodbooger

Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:04 AM

I thought this was a good watch xmen days of future past character breakdown on empire magazine covers

That's interesting; I just noticed Quicksilver will be in both the new Xmen and Avengers movies. I wonder how it all works out between the studios.

 

DoFP Quicksilver looks pretty bad. The lead from Kick-ass will play QS in Avengers.



#4979 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

moon_knight

Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:20 AM

I think they(marvel studios) can use Quicksilver as long as they don't mention he's a mutie.



#4980 Mega Man   SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT CAGiversary!   17190 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:22 AM

yeah one side can't call them mutants because its been copyrighted or something goofy I don't know who got what I also think they can't mention they're the children of magneto or something.