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MotW 9/15/10: Ninja, please.

MunchMunch Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Graphic Violence
Thunderbolts #148, in which everyone has lunch and then fights ninjas. Previously, the team had found an Asgardian girl that had been adopted by trolls. Currently, she's living in the Raft, until such time as they can figure out what to do with her.
Spoiler:

Also, I guess this came out today? Anyone want to give me some info on that? I've been waiting for Gail to get around to it ever since that issue of BoP where they discuss Beetle's death.

Munch on
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  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was disappointed by TB #148 this week. It just felt like a forced tie-in. The jail stuff in the beginning was much more interesting, like the Troll scene and like Crossbones below:
    Spoiler:

    But the actual stuff with Shadowland, could care less about.


    But! Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher finishes strong, despite Marvel being jerks and not giving this issue a nice laminate cover like the first 3 issues had. Here's a hint: that cover is accurate:
    Spoiler:


    And finally, the villain in Emerald Warriors #2 is hella creepy, plus Guy and Kilowog bicker like Mini Marvels Hawkeye and Iron Man:
    Spoiler:

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Why are you jailed anyways? You post so many images for these and the awesome moments thread. It's annoying having to click links now, ahaha.

    And the Ghost Rider tie in for Shadowland had some good moments in it.
    Spoiler:

    edit: images of saidghost rider issue:
    Spoiler:

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    See, that's some nice Clayton Crain art.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    See, that's some fucking beautiful Clayton Crain art.

    I'd wait months for art that good on my other books.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Was that a one-time thing or can Ghost Rider call those dudes whenever he wants?

  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    One time thing. Called in a favour from god for putting up with his bullshit all the time. And it was nice seeing some Clayton Crain art that wasnt just black and muddy and looking like someone spilled coffee on his art and it is now some art house interpretation painting.

  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Continuing the stream of awesome moments from Shadowland tie-ins, Shadowland: Power Man continues to be great.
    Spoiler:

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Guess that GR Shadowland one-shot proves Clayton Crain shouldn't do monthly books.

    Although wasn't the first X-Force trade all CC art and it looked much better than Necrosha? Was X-Force delayed any at the start?

    What is best in life?
  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Morning Glories #2 keeps up the good stuff from issue #1, really enjoying this story. 26 pages of story for $3.50 is a good deal too.

    This issue is basically Breakfast Club mixed in with Saw and Face/Off, with a bit of Single White Female, like so:
    Spoiler:

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Iron Man #30 finally delivered some actual Iron Man action, and tied up some stuff that had been coming to a head since the first issue. It was a good one.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Deadpool #27; Wade gets caught up in a fight between a convenience store owner/arms dealer, regenerating super-soldiers, and a certain Avengers team.
    Spoiler:

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Deadpool's Canadian...why would he want to be Captain America as a kid and why are they getting American daily news?

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Maybe Vindicator just wasn't cool enough for Wade?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    because Captain America is awesome and Captain America saved the world there?

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    KVW wrote: »
    Deadpool's Canadian...why would he want to be Captain America as a kid and why are they getting American daily news?
    Wasn't there a recent thing that revealed Wade was an American, who relocated to Canada and took part in the Weapon X program? I may be wrong, but I thought I read that somewhere.

    Also, given the reporter's speech is kind of Deadpool-ian, I get the feeling that memory's probably not 100% authentic.

  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    OK that Deadpool scan gives me faith the series is still good. I'm getting the 4th trade in November but I'll get the 5th volume in hardcover format on Amazon along with the most recent Thunderbolts.

    What is best in life?
  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    In X-Factor #209, the gang goes to Las Vegas in pursuit of Hela, who has absconded with Pip the Troll. Then they lose Longshot and Layla.
    Spoiler:
    Really, I've said it before, but if you're not following X-Factor since the relaunch with #200, you're missing out. It has a great feel that's one part noir and one part superheroics, has a large, really cool cast, and is consistently fun to read.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Man, I see that, and all I can think is I hope they're thrown out of the casino.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I actually kept waiting for that to happen, especially as the story progresses, and Longshot keeps taking the casino for more money. But hey, he's a lucky dude.

    Shatterstar actually has a reason for being overreactive, and gets some comeuppance for it later.

  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    KVW wrote: »
    One time thing. Called in a favour from god for putting up with his bullshit all the time.

    I'm willing to bet it won't be a one time thing. But God won't send them in again unless its really hit the fan.


    Also, i didn't realise the hand is THAT evil. I mean i knew they were bad guys, but i didn't think they were "God will send his angels to smite them" bad.

    Spoiler:
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Karl wrote: »
    KVW wrote: »
    One time thing. Called in a favour from god for putting up with his bullshit all the time.

    I'm willing to bet it won't be a one time thing. But God won't send them in again unless its really hit the fan.


    Also, i didn't realise the hand is THAT evil. I mean i knew they were bad guys, but i didn't think they were "God will send his angels to smite them" bad.

    God is all about the smiting. A bet he's been dying for someone to call down his wrath on some deserving sinners. Besides Ghost Rider would have probably just killed the shit out of everyone there anyway because its not like there's anything a random ninja can actually do to him.

    There's no such thing as overkill. Just "open fire," and "I need to reload."

  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    He actually couldnt touch any of the ninja because the Hand's magic was used by Kingpin to summon him.

  • tinyfisttinyfist Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Munch wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Why did they give Songbird the ugliest makeover ever? Who at Marvel thought this was the best way to go with the character??

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    tinyfist wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Why did they give Songbird the ugliest makeover ever? Who at Marvel thought this was the best way to go with the character??

    Blame moonstone. And I like her new look. It grew on me. Art like this sold me on it as well.

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Personally, I kind of like the punk rock look. Plus, at least it's an easy thing to change back. You really just need her to say, "Yeah, I ran out of styling mousse, so I bought some extensions."

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    It just makes Moonstone so much better. Karla's an angel.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think it works for the present incarnation of the Thunderbolts, which presents the team as more of a powder keg than a vehicle for redemption. If the tone of the series changes again, then they'll bring back her old look.

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    If the team fails now it's Cage's fault. He's clearly breaking the rules in #148, for example.

    Then Walker can lead the team. Extreme Justice

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My only beef with this week's issue is that the team leaders keep getting the crap kicked out of them.

    The first issue ended with Mach V, Songbird, and Fixer all collapsing in convulsions on the final page, and since then Mach V got messed up during the cave mission and is currently comatose, Songbird was the only team member to get overwhelmed and need assistance during the prison riot, and now Fixer and Songbird both get taken out of the fight before it even starts. You'd think those guys, as the ones who have to keep a leash on the others, would be a bit better at not getting wrecked.

    Granted, everyone's taken their licks in this series, but those stand out for some reason.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I also don't see Juggernaut helping Crossbones. Nobody likes Nazis.

  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Juggernaut is very tolerant. He was friends with that French-Canadian fish kid during Austen's run, and was friends with Black Tom when no one else would be.

    I don't know who the villain Crossbones choked with a spork was. He's called Mason, but that's not the Tinkerer, and the Tinkerer's son was a good guy.

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  • kdrudykdrudy Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Munch wrote: »
    Deadpool #27; Wade gets caught up in a fight between a convenience store owner/arms dealer, regenerating super-soldiers, and a certain Avengers team.
    Spoiler:

    Well, Wade did kick him in the nuts that one time, so it's only fair.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    tinyfist wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Why did they give Songbird the ugliest makeover ever? Who at Marvel thought this was the best way to go with the character??

    I think it's a throwback to her former identity as Screaming Mimi, which is this persona she sometimes adopts when she has to be super-badass (not a split personality so much as a way of thinking). Pretty sure Mimi had terrible hair. It's supposed to be ugly, because the Dark Reign made her ugly. INSIDE.


    My motw - Empowered, Book 6. Love it. Finally got a look at the oft-mentioned supravil Deathmonger, who is actually fucking terrifying for such a humor-oriented title. This book's got some really great and creative concepts going on.

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Man, I'm like two books behind on Empowered. I need to get on that.

  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Got an genuine laugh outta this moment...
    Spoiler:

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  • descdesc Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I would totally sing my own theme song when I saved a baby.

  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Morning Glories #2 keeps up the good stuff from issue #1, really enjoying this story. 26 pages of story for $3.50 is a good deal too.

    This issue is basically Breakfast Club mixed in with Saw and Face/Off, with a bit of Single White Female, like so:
    Spoiler:


    Soooo tempted to click this. My local shop hasn't gotten issue 2 yet..

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    It just makes Moonstone so much better. Karla's an angel.

    Karla is a horrendous abortion of a human being.

  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions FFXIV: Tnegasu Vainchelon Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My MOTW is getting both Back in Black HC trades new for $10 total. Now I don't have to read my floppies :D

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