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Super Summer Slugfest Slamdown: Movies & More!

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    he is the GOD of THUNDER

    Except he's not. He's a member of an advanced alien race who's powers seem godlike to us mere humans.

    He's the Alien of Thunder!
    This requires a very strict definition of "god"

    dude has vast powers and control over natural forces and was worshipped by people

    totally a god

    Wouldn't the Goa'uld be gods under that definition?

  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    he is the GOD of THUNDER

    Except he's not. He's a member of an advanced alien race who's powers seem godlike to us mere humans.

    He's the Alien of Thunder!
    This requires a very strict definition of "god"

    dude has vast powers and control over natural forces and was worshipped by people

    totally a god

    So the Goa'uld from Stargate count as gods?

    Actually, I retract that. This is a stupid argument, I was just being a dork for the amusement factor. :)

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    None of them are Gods because God is basically a useless term

    it would be nice for someone in the comics to mention that at some point, though

    I can see Tony Stark saying "Thor, I like you and we are buddies and everything but you are not a God. There are no such things, and anyway the definition is so useless as to actually get in the way of any reasonable thought."

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    you are unworthy of your av/sig

    i cast thee out to midgard where you must take on the av/sig of Donald Blake

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    bugger that

    Thor is cool

    even if he is in fact just a fancy alien with an awesome hammer

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Munch has said that he is available to do sigs and so on though

    so in the future I intend to ask him for either a Beta Ray Bill or a Sentry one

    maybe the Silver Surfer, in fact

  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    I asked him for a Mystique one once and I think he forgot or got waylaid by TLB or something

    not that it matters for two months anyway

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Just ask him again

    demand that he pay up

    send him threatening PMs with pictures of mint condition original Ted Kord Blue Beetle comics strapped to chairs

    each day

    a new picture

    what's this

    someone has dipped the corner of this page in coffee

    what a shame...

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    sorry guys but munch is no longer allowed to do anything but chupacomics from here on out

    also:

    heh heh butt munch

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  • TurambarTurambar Captain 'Crawler of the Warship XavierRegistered User regular
    Thor says he's a god

    Anyone who disagrees best be ready to fight

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    I don't think that movie Azgardians are supposed to be "Tech". I think that's just an easy way of explaining the idea in the comics that the Cosmic Cubes kind of energy can be used for both tech and magic blurring the lines a bit.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    using magic doesn't make you a God though

    like, what does make you a God

    it's a definition which is so wildly varied depending on the individual as to be useless

  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Well in the comics at least arn't the pantheons partially created by humans believing in them?

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Arivia wrote: »
    I asked him for a Mystique one once and I think he forgot or got waylaid by TLB or something

    not that it matters for two months anyway

    Nah, I didn't forget. Someone else asked for a Swamp Thing drawing, which I still haven't done either.

    My workspace kinda got screwed up, for reasons I elaborated on in the Creators thread, so I haven't done any physical drawing at all lately, unless it was in my sketchbook. It's still something I intend to do, though.

  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Well in the comics at least arn't the pantheons partially created by humans believing in them?

    Not in Marvel. Don't think DC has it, either.

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    I love how physical the Hulk looks in the trailers so far. He's not just a really strong CGI guy this time around, he's a freaking force of nature.

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    he is the GOD of THUNDER

    Except he's not. He's a member of an advanced alien race who's powers seem godlike to us mere humans.

    He's the Alien of Thunder!

    So

    like Thor in the comics?

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Well in the comics at least arn't the pantheons partially created by humans believing in them?

    Not in Marvel. Don't think DC has it, either.

    Are you sure? Because that is what I took from Sacred Invasion.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Well in the comics at least arn't the pantheons partially created by humans believing in them?

    Not in Marvel. Don't think DC has it, either.

    Are you sure? Because that is what I took from Sacred Invasion.

    It may have changed. I stopped reading comics before Secret Invasion. Do you know if this was ever shown in other works with deities? Sometimes they'll ignore changes like that.

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    Munch wrote: »
    Arivia wrote: »
    I asked him for a Mystique one once and I think he forgot or got waylaid by TLB or something

    not that it matters for two months anyway

    Nah, I didn't forget. Someone else asked for a Swamp Thing drawing, which I still haven't done either.

    My workspace kinda got screwed up, for reasons I elaborated on in the Creators thread, so I haven't done any physical drawing at all lately, unless it was in my sketchbook. It's still something I intend to do, though.

    Oh! That's cool, just teasing. Thank you anyway.

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  • KING LITERATEKING LITERATE Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Antimatter wrote: »
    he is the GOD of THUNDER
    Spoiler:

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    Good lord is the Ultimate Spiderman cartoon hyper. Maybe if I was ten and had four bowls of frosted flakes in me I would find it a better show.

    It's basically Family Guy+Saved By the Bell+Spiderman

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    Ultimate Spider-Man is not that good. :(

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Dang, really? Hopefully they bring out more screencap issues, when you're reading you don't have to be on the sugar rush pace. ( I love your example Noir heh)

  • herojoeherojoe IndianapolisRegistered User regular
    Who was the Spider-Man character in the beginning of the latest Young Justice?

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    herojoe wrote: »
    Who was the Spider-Man character in the beginning of the latest Young Justice?

    Black Spider.

  • herojoeherojoe IndianapolisRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    That's who I thought but I didn't think he was THAAAAT much of a Spider-Man clone.

    Ha turns out he was voiced by the dude that did Spectacular Spider-Man.

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  • UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    herojoe wrote: »
    That's who I thought but I didn't think he was THAAAAT much of a Spider-Man clone.

    and he was voiced by the guy who voiced peter/spider-man in Spectacular Spider-Man

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  • herojoeherojoe IndianapolisRegistered User regular
    Beat me by a minute. I thought it might have something to do with Ultimate Spider-Man, but I doubt there was any way they knew the episode would air close to the premier of Ultimate Spider-Man.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    herojoe wrote: »
    That's who I thought but I didn't think he was THAAAAT much of a Spider-Man clone.

    Ha turns out he was voiced by the dude that did Spectacular Spider-Man.

    They changed him for the cartoon to be their Spider-man homage.

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    I totally forgot to check out Spider-Man and EMH today.

    Bummer about Ultimate Spidey, but Ben 10 is pretty terrible, and the moment we saw an actual clip, it became very clear that they were going to keep the standard Men of Action style.

  • UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    I fell asleep watching the second ep of Ultimate Spidey :(

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  • Silver_MageSilver_Mage Registered User regular
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    I totally forgot to check out Spider-Man and EMH today.

    Bummer about Ultimate Spidey, but Ben 10 is pretty terrible, and the moment we saw an actual clip, it became very clear that they were going to keep the standard Men of Action style.

    I take offense with this.

    The original Ben 10 cartoon, is pretty great. The aliens are fun and creative, and it has a cool mythos.

    Now, when we got a time skip and Mcduffie came aboard, then it became awful. Anything from then on is pretty bad.

  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The new episode of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is fantastic (tee hee). They got Dr. Doom pretty much spot on.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    I totally forgot to check out Spider-Man and EMH today.

    Bummer about Ultimate Spidey, but Ben 10 is pretty terrible, and the moment we saw an actual clip, it became very clear that they were going to keep the standard Men of Action style.

    I take offense with this.

    The original Ben 10 cartoon, is pretty great. The aliens are fun and creative, and it has a cool mythos.

    Now, when we got a time skip and Mcduffie came aboard, then it became awful. Anything from then on is pretty bad.

    As someone who really liked Ben 10 once upon a time, it wasn't really great. It was decent, sometimes went up to pretty good like with the Ghostfreak arc, but ehhhhh.
    And honestly? You're the first person who I've heard complain about McDuffie coming aboard, lots of my buddies liked the post-time skip stuff.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    I thought USM was just fine

    the first episode was very cutaway heavy, but still had charm and the second episode was way better because the team is entertaining as hell and it was more dialogue driven

  • TexiKenTexiKen Was it Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten who said, Registered User regular
    I just watched the first two Ult Spidey episodes, they were average I guess?

    I love the cut aways, the little Spider-Man things like the angel and devil, and the other things like that to break reality, they work in between scenes or leading up to a fight. But the main push of each story was just blah. I would have loved to have MJ and Aunt May already know Peter's identity at the start to really make the show stand out from every other Spidey cartoon, and tie it closer to comics before Peter got killed, as a way to syngergize with the 30 USM trades ready for pint-sized purchase. Kind of like up to USM #154 or whatever the comic breaks off and becomes the TV show, that would have been such a nice concept to work with.

    Animation wise, the show feels stuttered. You can tell some of the animation is dragged out for an extra second or two to kill time, sort of like Justice League did (but not JLU), and some of the stuff feels static and kind of bland. Spidey also looks less like a 15 year old, and more like just a short guy. I don't know why they didn't stick to the Bagley USM model, which looked like a kid hero with the peanut M&M head. The same for all the other heroes, outside of Nova. Luke Cage's voice also felt off. Everyone else seemed fine, but no more Stan Lee.

    And I can't get this image out of my head now, especially in scenes where Peter has a smug look:

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    Peter needs to have a bigger waves at the front or a slimmer chin to stop that similarity.

    I've never seen a Ben 10 episode before or any of the other cartoons out there these days outside of one or two Avengers episodes, so I don't know how to compare it to anything else Man of Action has done. I'm not trying to to be dismissive in this so don't take it the wrong way, but with these two episodes it feels like a show made for kids that adults might just happen to like, whereas JLU or X-Men Evolution was a show that seemed to work just as hard to attract comic readers as a young audience. I thought Dini's influence would give us more of the latter, but it didn't.

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  • Romero ZombieRomero Zombie Registered User regular
    Just caught the first two of USM myself - so far it's no Spectacular Spider-Man but I'll take it. I'm a sucker for just about any Spider-Man cartoon and the zaniness of this one makes it easy for me and my kids to watch

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    GL:TAS: YES!
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