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#4981 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   8102 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:10 PM

Marvel gets to use Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch but can really only call them gifted as any mutant reference is not allowed. No references to any mutant heritage of any sort, on the flipside Fox can't talk about either of the two's Avenger teammates/shenanigans. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, but the casting on the Avenger's side looks to have been better, in theory anyway. We wont know for sure until both movies are out.

 

If I remember everything correctly Fox has all Mutants and Fantastic Four, Sony has Spider-man and all his group, and Namor is at Universal Pictures. Even though Fox has the Fantastic Four I don't believe they got the entire history of characters as Marvel has Black Panther and Inhuman stuff in planning I believe so the Fantastic Four deal must've been sliced up a bit before hand on what they were allowed to use. I'm really surprised that deal didn't somehow include the Inhumans.



#4982 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7191 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

Quicksilver seems like a much more important character in Avengers 2. From what I take from Singer's comments about the character, he seems like a plot device in one scene of Last Stand that was originally written as a young Jaggernaut in the role. So I doubt the casting matters too much.

#4983 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:58 PM

Calling it: Quicksilver and Wanda will be the children of Baron Von Strucker. 



#4984 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12839 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:29 PM

I'm having trouble with my current online comic book service (Mail Order Comics) I might have to switch. Any suggestions for an alternative?

 

I really cut back on my pull list. Only about 10 comics a month. I just haven't had much interest in reading most of my stuff. The only books I want to keep up with are Walking Dead, Fables, Saga, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, All New X-Men, Mega Man, and a few others.



#4985 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:20 AM

If they mess up days of future past, I'm gonna be pissed. Quicksilver looks like a scene kid. I hope they don't really screw it up. They already had the original characters in the previous movies, so IDK why they are changing up the storyline or why Bishop is involved. Maybe he is popular to current readers?

 

I just watched Justice League New Frontier and I have to say I really enjoyed it. DC seems to be doing the whole animated thing really well. (Yes I know it came out in 2007 or something :P)



#4986 Mega Man   SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT CAGiversary!   17190 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:29 AM

I was excited for tate and quicksilver being one in the same but I wonder if they're going to explain his powers via his weird looking gimzo belt? And his hair is fucking trash

 

Chances are at the end of the movie you're gonna hear deadpool's voice and then before it goes black you see a familiar eye and then it pulsates with yellow energy blast. BOOM DEADPOOL AND CABLE MOVIE



#4987 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:45 AM

We already had a Deadpool movie. Will.I.Am was in it.



#4988 Mega Man   SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT CAGiversary!   17190 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:58 AM

That was ultimate deadpool



#4989 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:57 AM

Then we agree that movie can't be topped.



#4990 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:08 AM

I read vol. 2 of Asotnishing Xmen, liked it better than the first which isn't saying much.



#4991 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19265 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:57 AM

I read vol. 2 of Asotnishing Xmen, liked it better than the first which isn't saying much.

You could stop after Whedon's run and definitely stop after Warren Ellis' run.



#4992 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:00 AM

Yeah, I've heard it goes downhill and Im not even a fan of the early stuff so far, so I'll read until th end of the Ellis run.



#4993 blk00civicsi   Pillsbury Island CAGiversary!   2112 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 05:00 AM

I'm having trouble with my current online comic book service (Mail Order Comics) I might have to switch. Any suggestions for an alternative?

I really cut back on my pull list. Only about 10 comics a month. I just haven't had much interest in reading most of my stuff. The only books I want to keep up with are Walking Dead, Fables, Saga, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, All New X-Men, Mega Man, and a few others.


Pretty sure MOC has folded within the last few days.

http://icv2.com/arti...kets/27783.html

Anyone besides me amped for SDCC pre-reg ticket sales tomorrow?

#4994 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12839 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2014 - 05:28 AM

Oh wow, thanks for the heads up. I had no idea. I noticed their website is down. Better start shopping around for a new place.



#4995 poison_SHADOW   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   508 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:29 AM

I'm having trouble with my current online comic book service (Mail Order Comics) I might have to switch. Any suggestions for an alternative?

 

I really cut back on my pull list. Only about 10 comics a month. I just haven't had much interest in reading most of my stuff. The only books I want to keep up with are Walking Dead, Fables, Saga, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, All New X-Men, Mega Man, and a few others.

Atomic Empire has been good to me so far. There's no minimum requirements for how many comics you subscribe to, and you can set your order to ship on any specific Wednesday of each month at pretty much any time. You can also set additional orders to ship with your monthly subs, saving on shipping costs.  



#4996 CaptainJoel   In Brightest Day CAGiversary!   15444 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:04 AM

If they mess up days of future past, I'm gonna be pissed. Quicksilver looks like a scene kid. I hope they don't really screw it up. They already had the original characters in the previous movies, so IDK why they are changing up the storyline or why Bishop is involved. Maybe he is popular to current readers?

 

I just watched Justice League New Frontier and I have to say I really enjoyed it. DC seems to be doing the whole animated thing really well. (Yes I know it came out in 2007 or something :P)

Uhhh, no. Quicksilver looks like a 90's European clubhopper. Which is the point.

 

You could stop after Whedon's run and definitely stop after Warren Ellis' run.

Yeah. Seriously. I wouldn't even waste the time on Ellis' run. I love just about everything the guy writes, but Jesus, his run on Astonishing was shit. The fact that Bianchi was on art didn't help matters either. That guy's art just does not work for interiors.

 

So, I'm reading the Miracleman stuff that Marvel's putting out and so far it just seems like it's shit that could be written about the Sentry. I know that Miracleman came out a loooong time ago and these are reprinted stories, but they need to figure out a way to distinguish the two to the general audience or this is going to confuse just as many people as Superman/Captain Marvel seemed to used to. Also, they need to move onto actually using Miracleman in current stuff and reprinting the legendary story arcs in trade instead of this weird medley book.



#4997 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:26 AM


So, I'm reading the Miracleman stuff that Marvel's putting out and so far it just seems like it's shit that could be written about the Sentry. I know that Miracleman came out a loooong time ago and these are reprinted stories, but they need to figure out a way to distinguish the two to the general audience or this is going to confuse just as many people as Superman/Captain Marvel seemed to used to. Also, they need to move onto actually using Miracleman in current stuff and reprinting the legendary story arcs instead of this weird medley book.

As Miracleman goes on you'll kinda understand how or why he won't fit in the Marvel universe. Especially by issue 14-15 when shit gets waaaaay brutal. Plus near the end of Moore and Gaiman's run Miracleman became less of a hero and more of an idea of God living amongst men kinda stories. So give it some time or you'll get a headache, because I remember feeling at the time I was not smart enough to read Gaiman's type of storytelling.



#4998 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

Uhhh, no. Quicksilver looks like a 90's European clubhopper. Which is the point.

 

 

It was a nice way of me saying "fag" (not meant in a homopohbic way, but in a 90s European way) without being offensive. IDK what you call the look. I just know there was a kid that was friends with my ex that looked like that and he called himself a scenester, scene kid or something like that (around 2007). I lived in the uk in the late 90s and never saw anyone that looked like that.

 

Either way I dont understand why he is involved. Yes he was in the original brotherhood, but I don't think they were involved in this storyline...it was mystique's brotherhood with blob, avalanche, pyro, and someone else. Maybe they felt the need to tweak the timeline because the original was supposed to take place in the future 2005 if I remember correctly.



#4999 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2231 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2014 - 05:17 PM

In the "line" for Comic Con tickets. Bleh - they don't even tell you what number you are anymore. I could be number 250 or 65,000. So now I'm stuck just sitting here watching the page to see if it randomly updates to let me get stuff. I gotta keep an eye on it, because if I miss my 10 minute window it is back to the end of the line.

 

1st edit:

Fuck - preview night is sold out. I guess I will have to find scalpers for that now.

 

2nd edit:

1 hour waiting. I really don't understand why they didn't give us numbers. I miss the frantic refresh at the right time to get in. I feel like this really screwed me because you had two hours to plop yourself in there. Also I'm not familiar with twitter, but it seems like the SDCC page is just deleting every single complaint or critique on how it is going off their twitter wall (either that or they are just disappearing some way).

 

3rd edit:

Finally got in. Got them aside from the Preview night. I will have to try again for them or pay scalpers I guess.



#5000 CaptainJoel   In Brightest Day CAGiversary!   15444 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:49 PM

As Miracleman goes on you'll kinda understand how or why he won't fit in the Marvel universe. Especially by issue 14-15 when shit gets waaaaay brutal. Plus near the end of Moore and Gaiman's run Miracleman became less of a hero and more of an idea of God living amongst men kinda stories. So give it some time or you'll get a headache, because I remember feeling at the time I was not smart enough to read Gaiman's type of storytelling.

I ended up downloading and reading that stuff this morning and I see why he can't be mainstream Marvel U now, but I also don't see why he's worth owning now. Marvel pretty much had everything he is in the Sentry. Unless it was mainly for the reprinting and movie rights of the character, I just don't understand why you would want someone that you can't use regularly in anything in your main universe without cutting out the heart of your character.

Unless it's supposed to turn out that Hyperion in Avengers is actually Miracleman.

#5001 blk00civicsi   Pillsbury Island CAGiversary!   2112 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:46 PM

SDCC line was a total bust. Was in right as it opened. Didn't even get to buy them. Their Facebook page is littered with comments from those who clicked in after 9 and went straight to checkout.

One in our group made it to checkout only to be timed out. So we missed on preview purely for that reason.

#5002 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:05 PM

I ended up downloading and reading that stuff this morning and I see why he can't be mainstream Marvel U now, but I also don't see why he's worth owning now. Marvel pretty much had everything he is in the Sentry. Unless it was mainly for the reprinting and movie rights of the character, I just don't understand why you would want someone that you can't use regularly in anything in your main universe without cutting out the heart of your character.

Unless it's supposed to turn out that Hyperion in Avengers is actually Miracleman.

THAT is what I'm confused by as well. Unless they plan on continuing the story after Eclipse folded since if memory serves me right, Gaiman had two issues that never made it to print before their abrupt ending. Maybe Marvel has a deal worked out with Gaiman since I believe he helped Marvel in the purchase of the character from Todd McFarlane so he may continue with some new stories and they possibly saw that as a way of getting money back maybe? Or Marvel is just rolling in that sweet Disney and movie money that they kinda don't care. Eitherway there is no way he can work in the Marvel universe without a huge amount of sacrifice and Hyperion would be pointless since that character hasn't done anything of note in Avengers.



#5003 CaptainJoel   In Brightest Day CAGiversary!   15444 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

THAT is what I'm confused by as well. Unless they plan on continuing the story after Eclipse folded since if memory serves me right, Gaiman had two issues that never made it to print before their abrupt ending. Maybe Marvel has a deal worked out with Gaiman since I believe he helped Marvel in the purchase of the character from Todd McFarlane so he may continue with some new stories and they possibly saw that as a way of getting money back maybe? Or Marvel is just rolling in that sweet Disney and movie money that they kinda don't care. Eitherway there is no way he can work in the Marvel universe without a huge amount of sacrifice and Hyperion would be pointless since that character hasn't done anything of note in Avengers.

True. However you look at it, nothing makes sense about the purchase right now. I hope there is actually a point to it, though.. It seems like it'd be a big letdown to let such a great character go to waste.



#5004 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:26 PM

True. However you look at it, nothing makes sense about the purchase right now. I hope there is actually a point to it, though.. It seems like it'd be a big letdown to let such a great character go to waste.

Only place he could possibly fit in is Ultimate universe with him possibly being the next big Ultimate event (where they'll tease the destruction of the Ultimate universe and wuss out again) with Kid Miracleman since there's no character's like him with that level of power at that side of Marvel. Which has the best chance of them not ruining the character's and can make for a good story. That or just reintroduce him into that universe with some beats of Sentry and the normal comic until it becomes a God living amongst the Ultimate's scenario.



#5005 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2231 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

SDCC line was a total bust. Was in right as it opened. Didn't even get to buy them. Their Facebook page is littered with comments from those who clicked in after 9 and went straight to checkout.

One in our group made it to checkout only to be timed out. So we missed on preview purely for that reason.

I see you missed preview - but were you able to get the rest?

 

If you really want preview night (usually the best night to get the hard to find toys) I would recommend looking on craigslist the day before. All the SDCC workers sell their stacks of preview night passes. I bought mine from some worker for like 160 (or maybe 180). He seemed like he got nervous when I asked him about what he does there, like he thought I might report him.



#5006 blk00civicsi   Pillsbury Island CAGiversary!   2112 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:53 PM

Nothing yet. SDCC is reviewing our issue. We reported the blank checkout screen as soon as it happened. I imagine they'll resolve the issue.

I've got a way to get us exhibitor badges if it fails but there's no way in the world I'll spend 160-180 for just preview night. I'm not that desperate.

#5007 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2231 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:28 PM

Nothing yet. SDCC is reviewing our issue. We reported the blank checkout screen as soon as it happened. I imagine they'll resolve the issue.

I've got a way to get us exhibitor badges if it fails but there's no way in the world I'll spend 160-180 for just preview night. I'm not that desperate.

Oh - I should've clarified. I meant 160 for a pair of them. I was typing without proofreading.

 

Even at 80 or 100 each, it was still too much. We did make it up and then some by grabbing an extra hard to find item at the Bandai booth which I was able to flip on ebay for like an extra 400.



#5008 blk00civicsi   Pillsbury Island CAGiversary!   2112 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:45 PM

Preview night 2013 was the worst it's been in years. It felt like a Saturday. Everyone had those stickers that let them in.

I'm hoping that they fix the issue. I really don't want to try again during open reg and/or resale. Especially since we had preview night tix in our cart.

#5009 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19265 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:07 AM

Uhhh, no. Quicksilver looks like a 90's European clubhopper. Which is the point.

 

Yeah. Seriously. I wouldn't even waste the time on Ellis' run. I love just about everything the guy writes, but Jesus, his run on Astonishing was shit. The fact that Bianchi was on art didn't help matters either. That guy's art just does not work for interiors.

 

I think Bianchi has gotten somewhat better over the years.  He did a Thor: For Asgard limited series a few years ago and I thought his style meshed very well with the Asgardian setting.  His style seems to be affected quite a bit depending on the type of story being told.



#5010 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:08 AM

I think Bianchi has gotten somewhat better over the years.  He did a Thor: For Asgard limited series a few years ago and I thought his style meshed very well with the Asgardian setting.  His style seems to be affected quite a bit depending on the type of story being told.

I Agree on it depending on the story. On that note, he does not belong in New Avengers at all.