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Abandon Hope, Ye Who Enter [Previews Thread] Avoiding Spoilers

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Spider-Man Preview

    Pretty much every hero has had to fight blind at one point or another. It'd be nice if Waid had acknowledged that it was a cliche, and that Spider-Man is probably really good at it by now.

  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Seriously, I mean he's got a whole extra sense dedicated to helping him dodge/hit things he can't see.

  • RansRans Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    i don't read spider-man and never have but i read that preview

    and that preview is terrible

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    They've kind of lost it in regards to artists it seems, just throwing a penciler(s) issue by issue.

    There was at least that sense of something like a common rotating team at the beginning of BND.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    That is just stupid. His spider-sense doesn't give him any sense of direction? I've never read Spider-Man say "Oh no, my Spider-Sense is tingling! Someone may be trying to shoot me! First, I shall locate this threat then I shall dodge appropriately!" He just moves, and I'm nearly sure he sort of knows where it's coming from because he's said stuff like "My spider-sense is screaming from all sides!" when there's big bad danger.

    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Also, sort of diminishes the threat of this new villain if he flies off after getting a little web in his face.

  • ServoServo Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited May 2009
    the thought bubbles give it a really retro feel. am i the only one who feels like he's reading a preview for a comic written in the '60s but updated with mildly new art?

    (if that was barry kitson in that first part, he was kind of bringing his B game)

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Servo wrote: »
    the thought bubbles give it a really retro feel. am i the only one who feels like he's reading a preview for a comic written in the '60s but updated with mildly new art?

    (if that was barry kitson in that first part, he was kind of bringing his B game)

    Yeah. I prefer narration boxes. I thought it was decided that after Bendis experimented with them on Mighty and it sucked that they would go back in the vault.

    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Excessive thought bubbles always take me out of the story. I just can't imagine someone having such complete and extensive thoughts while fighting for his life.

    Course, it could be worse. He could be describing how his Spider-Sense works out loud.

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Bendis ruined the bubbles on purpose, putting them in for no reason.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man, everyone hated the thought bubbles in Mighty Avengers but me. I loved seeing all the little stray thoughts flying through people's heads. But I enjoy thought bubbles anyway, so long as they're not used in lieu of developing the characters through meaningful dialogue and actions.

    Too often I think comic writers, constrained by factors like page count limits and artists unwilling to draw more than they need to, tend to fall back on caption boxes and thought bubbles to quickly explain how a character's feeling, what their motivation is, or what they're doing. They forget that whole "Show, don't tell," thing. Which really makes me appreciate all the writers that can achieve a comfortable balance between the two extremes.

  • ServoServo Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited May 2009
    i actually didn't mind the thought bubbles in MA. i didn't love them, but they were funny sometimes and it was kind of an interesting idea. if every comic did it, i'd probably get sick of it pretty quick, but i can live with it in a book or two.

    that spider-man preview specifically, though- it was the voice of the character that made me feel that way. that old kinda-amusing-complete-sentence-in-his-own-head just makes me feel like it's 1972 again. dig it.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The Wonder Woman #32 preview from The Source looks interesting. It could be more authentically D.C.ish (like making this street K Street with all the baggage and implication that carries with it) but I kind of want to read this book now.
    Spoiler:

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The source is putting out so much stuff now they've effectively neutered other sites like Newsarama and CBR. Better to control the previews and interviews on your website then through some third party where dissent is allowed.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Servo wrote: »
    the thought bubbles give it a really retro feel. am i the only one who feels like he's reading a preview for a comic written in the '60s but updated with mildly new art?

    (if that was barry kitson in that first part, he was kind of bringing his B game)

    just read it and see what you mean. thought bubbles used to redundantly state what the art is already showing.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    New Avengers #53 preview is up at IGN

    It has a Spidey joke about marriage, although I think Bendis is taking the piss out of OMD rather than be like other writers who do it just to piss off readers.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I like how Spidey jumps out behind Ol' Bullet Magnet.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Preview for Dark Reign: The Hood.

    Apparently it'll help illuminate what happened between the Hood's debut mini and the present to make him the man he is today.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    So, yeah. Astonishing Tales is an anthology of their digital comics, since they just released the Sabra story online (unlettered preview) that's AFAIK supposed to be in July's issue of Astonishing.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Ah. So Wolverine #72 will be out next week. Along with a whole bunch of other cool comics.

    Incredible Herc will be fantastic. I know that because of this:
    Spoiler:

  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    oh fuck! is puck dead?

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    ...

    Yeah. Him and the rest of Alpha Flight were killed off-panel in New Avengers #16 by The Collective (the host, ironically enough, was later put on the successor team Omega Flight).

  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    oh.

    well fuck whoever killed alpha flight off off-panel.

    also is that banshee? if so, why is his hair dark and his eyes totally black like a rodent?

  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Preview for Dark Reign: The Hood.

    Apparently it'll help illuminate what happened between the Hood's debut mini and the present to make him the man he is today.

    This interests me greatly

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  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited May 2009
    also is that banshee? if so, why is his hair dark and his eyes totally black like a rodent?

    He's irish, nuff said.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Virral wrote: »
    also is that banshee? if so, why is his hair dark and his eyes totally black like a rodent?

    He's irish, nuff said.
    *blink* *blink*

  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Irish people have little rodent eyes don't they? Or am I thinking of gerbils... I get those two confused all the time.

    That Banshee is rather odd looking, isn't he. It reminds me of another character... can't put my finger on who... but in what's obviously a Banshee outfit.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I liked the U-Go Girl cameo in that casino scene. Also, Runaways looks to be fun.

  • HayasaHayasa Registered User
    edited May 2009
    TexiKen wrote: »
    New Avengers #53 preview is up at IGN

    It has a Spidey joke about marriage, although I think Bendis is taking the piss out of OMD rather than be like other writers who do it just to piss off readers.
    I am a little disappointed that Howard the Duck didn't feature in the Eye.

  • CoJoeTheLawyerCoJoeTheLawyer Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Ah. So Wolverine #72 will be out next week. Along with a whole bunch of other cool comics.

    Incredible Herc will be fantastic. I know that because of this:
    Spoiler:

    Should we know everyone at the table with Banshee...other than the obivous ones (Blink, Ant-Man)

    Spoiler:
  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Well, I think that girl there is the first Darkstar, isn't it? The one on the Russian team. Who's the blue girl on the second page?

    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Faynor wrote: »
    Well, I think that girl there is the first Darkstar, isn't it? The one on the Russian team. Who's the blue girl on the second page?

    That's U-Go Girl, from X-Force/X-Statix.


    It's a pretty good series, and it gave us the naked Mr. Sensitive v.s. naked Iron Man fight.

  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Good Lord that Wolverine preview looks fantastic. Shame we might have to wait till Fall to get the last chapter.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I know it's not important to the story, but it's still kind of dumb to suggest that Magneto teamed up with the Red Skull.

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Millar probably didn't even realize he was teaming up a Nazi with a Jewish concentration camp survivor.

    And I really think Millar jerks off every time he writes about America being destroyed or criticizing it. It's so common in his stuff.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Huh, Millar's using Wanted's premise that, by teaming up, the villains are somehow able to miraculously overthrow the heroes, the military, and the armed populace.

    Because heroes never fight large groups of villains?

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Well, not without the use of rhetorical questions, bold letters every other word, and frequent uses of "Oh my God!" or "Geez!" or "Jesus!"

    Also, never doubt Millar's ego. It works because he wrote it.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I think he would have been better off glossing over exactly how the villains came to win. That explanation of how they took out the X-Men (Mysterio fools Wolverine into seeing his teammates as villains, and his teammates won't attack Wolverine because they're afraid of hurting the immortal man) was just the worst.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I think whoever pointed out that Millar basically writes everything so it can be a summer blockbuster directed by Michael Bay was pretty accurate.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
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