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MOTW 11/28/2012 - Thunder

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Thor: God of Thunder #2 Thor ends his first battle with the God Butcher.
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Batman Inc #5 I love all the villians Morrison has created since his Batman and Robin run, hope we see Jackanapes in inc again.
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The Flash #14 Damn, Manupal. Love these title spreads so much in each issue.
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Uncanny Avengers #2 is kinda of a slow burn, that is still more of an x-men book than avengers. Really enjoyed the use of Rogue though/.
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Ultimate Comics Iron Man #2 Tony interrupts a military testing to recruit his wing man.
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Ultimate Comics X-Men #19 the new nation of "Utopia" takes a leadership vote, and you get to meet most of its citzens.
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"Ride or Die?" asked Goku

"Ride or Die" confirmed Dominic Toretto, as they took off to find the Dragon Balls in hopes of reviving their friend Sonic
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    noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    Two questions- Did zero from the Ultimate Comics show up in the 616 version? I want to say he seems similar to the character that was around in Gillian's Generation Next or whatever run. The one that people were calling an Akira ripoff.

    And what the fuck is going on in Morrison's Batman?

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    kenji started out as a 616 character yeah

    this is an ultimate version

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    I have to say, there's something I like about the dark comic irony of the Flash
    potentially getting speared by a stop sign.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Batman was so grim that it should come with a prescription for antidepressants.
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Two questions- Did zero from the Ultimate Comics show up in the 616 version? I want to say he seems similar to the character that was around in Gillian's Generation Next or whatever run. The one that people were calling an Akira ripoff.

    And what the fuck is going on in Morrison's Batman?

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    possible future that Bruce Wayne is trying to avert, one in which Damian's ascent to the role of Batman inadvertently leads to Gotham's utter destruction through Talia's machinations.

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    SneaksSneaks Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    So Ultimate Betsy Braddock is mysteriously alive again, which makes it her second resurrection if you count Millar bringing her back at the end of his run. She's very quietly becoming the new Jean Grey.

    Sneaks on
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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    2 resurrections is already more than Jean Grey has had

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    ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    This was a great week, I enjoyed everything I picked up. Gotta get some scans up later.


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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    FF #1, the issue has a few of those GotG interview pages, here is Bentley and Alex Power:
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    This is from last week but Bravest Warriors #2, comic creators sure like cats:
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    the copy below the page says to name it Pookums

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    the copy below says there's nothing there, cats are WEIRD.


    Superman Family Adventures #7, Toyman plans revenge due to a case of.....well it's not Superdickery, but more Superbraggadocio? Plus the Bat-pets!
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    FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    That is kind of a weird walking away pose Warpath has in the last panel of X-Men.

    It's like he's...sauntering away? I'm not sure. It's inexplicably hilarious though.

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    UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    yessss Bat-Cow

    "Ride or Die?" asked Goku

    "Ride or Die" confirmed Dominic Toretto, as they took off to find the Dragon Balls in hopes of reviving their friend Sonic
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    sweetcreamscoopssweetcreamscoops Registered User regular
    Anyone who doesn't read my little pony is no friend of mine. Seriously, there are so many easter eggs, it's insane.
    There's a blues brothers pony, a magnum p.i. pony(HE SELLS MUSTACHES), a Katie Cook pony, a revenge of the body snatchers pony, a Shawn of the dead reference...
    Also, the art is great, parts of it remind me of Calvin and Hobbes.

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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    My comic book shop is refusing to sell that book. Its glorious

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    That's just silly. There's no good reason not to sell it.

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    JyrenBJyrenB St. AugustineRegistered User regular
    Oh, hey, a popular book that can bring in money for everyone involved and really help things. It isn't actually offensive at all, but let's not sell it because............

    Shit, I don't give a damn about MLP at all, but that IS just silly. I mean, let's put aside the numbers or things like that. How is it a GOOD THING for any shop to not have a hugely popular kids franchise on the shelves in COMIC FORM when usually these same people are screaming the industry is dying?

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    UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    but it's not really successful kid wise I believe? And I wouldn't be surprised to see the majority of people buying this book not be well children (or for their children).

    "Ride or Die?" asked Goku

    "Ride or Die" confirmed Dominic Toretto, as they took off to find the Dragon Balls in hopes of reviving their friend Sonic
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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    They don't sell books that they think will bring in unfavorable people. They stopped selling Star Wars comics for the same reason

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    They don't sell books that they think will bring in unfavorable people. They stopped selling Star Wars comics for the same reason

    Is the guy trying to run a profitable business or a clubhouse?

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    but it's not really successful kid wise I believe? And I wouldn't be surprised to see the majority of people buying this book not be well children (or for their children).

    Ridiculous. You're just making things up here.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/11/28/strong-holiday-week-programming-caps-best-ever-november-for-the-hub-tv-network-and-drives-network-to-11th-consecutive-month-of-audience-growth/159402/
    The season three premiere of “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” (Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.) was the highest season debut of the show since it premiered on The Hub in 2010, and marked the third year of consecutive growth with kids and adults. Kids 2-11 (391,000), Kids 6-11 (171,000), Women 18-49 (106,000), Adults 18-49 (179,000), Persons 2+ (686,000) and Households (388,000) all delivered their highest season premiere ratings for the series.

    look at that, more than three times as many kids watched the show as adults

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    UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    I never said any of that was facts, I did specify it was what I "believe". (also tv ratings are are almost as inaccurate as comic ratings are (probably more even))
    Though I am apparently wrong, and while I still don't like it, I do think it's dumb for a comic shop to avoid a source of revenue.

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    "Ride or Die" confirmed Dominic Toretto, as they took off to find the Dragon Balls in hopes of reviving their friend Sonic
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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    I really doubt the kids watching the show are going to go out looking for comic book, let alone know it exists.

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    JyrenBJyrenB St. AugustineRegistered User regular
    I really doubt the kids watching the show are going to go out looking for comic book, let alone know it exists.

    Of course not! But PARENTS do.

    It's not a secret that comics, as an industry, is in desperate need for younger readers. Kids LOVE MLP. So there's a bunch of adults that do, too. Oh well. They're adults and they can do what they like. But a decision like this is actively denying a chance for kids to have access to a comic that's PERFECT for them.

    In my mind, not selling MLP because of some fans that people may not like is just as idiotic as the shop that refused to sell Mark Waid books because of his attempts to push digital. Maybe even more idiotic, considering this is the perfect way to get new blood into comic reading.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    The kids don't go out looking for My Little Pony toys either, because six year olds don't have cars or money.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    They don't sell books that they think will bring in unfavorable people. They stopped selling Star Wars comics for the same reason

    Wait...Star War comics draws unfavorable people? That are different from the usual comic book fan?

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    sweetcreamscoopssweetcreamscoops Registered User regular
    They don't sell books that they think will bring in unfavorable people. They stopped selling Star Wars comics for the same reason

    Unfavorable people? It's a comic shop, majority of their revenue comes from unfavorable people.

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    sweetcreamscoopssweetcreamscoops Registered User regular
    Also, Katie Cook is an amazing artist and person. So, that comic shop owner can lick my hairy ass.

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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    She had only a couple people that would buy starwars comics. They would stand around and argue for hours about star wars. So she banned the comic

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    She had only a couple people that would buy starwars comics. They would stand around and argue for hours about star wars. So she banned the comic

    That

    Huh.

    It sounds like the person running that store doesn't like money. I mean, trust me, I work at a Walmart, customers are some of the most annoying breed of human on Earth, but losing their sale is a silly thing.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Clearly her cost:benefit ratio differed from your experience.

    I hate bronies—I hate that I even know the show exists—but if it's not worth the investment then why keep it up?

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    this seems like a tangent that doesn't belong in this thread

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Not trying to extend this MLP talk but I must say that if I was in that shop for the first time looking for the comic and I found out the reason for them not carrying it I'd walk out and never consider shopping there again.

    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Not stocking books because you don't want "a certain type of person" to come in and buy them is fucking gross.

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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    They just wanted that group of neckbeards to stop having arguments in their store, it was harsh but whatever

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Prophet #31; In which Rob Liefeld's Diehard becomes a compellingly tragic figure. PREVIEW

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    I think this is the first issue where Prophet completely, 100% clicked with me. For most of its run, it's been oddly devoid of humanity. The first three issues followed a John Prophet who almost never spoke, and remained completely mission-oriented. Then Old Man Prophet showed up, weary and broken from centuries of war. Then side-characters like Hiyonhoiagn the depressed, alcoholic tree-man showed up, as well as robots Diehard and Jaxson.

    But, with this issue, it all came together in one scene, which you can see in the linked preview. They're all these old friends, who have been separated for so long, and have finally come back together for what will likely be their last adventure, and they're sort of loving it, even as they hate it. These are the only people in the entire universe they can show their true selves to, and now they've all come back together to do what they do best, even knowing they might end up burying yet more friends.

    Something about it really reminds me of the later Dragonlance novels, where all these over-the-hill heroes had to strap their armor on, and leave their kids behind, to go save the world.

    Plus, fucking Badrock was teased in this issue, and Troll actually made an appearance, that wasn't completely ridiculous, in direct defiance of all logic and sense.

    Planetoid #4; The Ono Mao Republic get serious about their human pest problem, and decide to stamp out the leadership. Namely, former space pirate and current savior/hero, Silas. PREVIEW
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    Man, that creepy half-face thing is so well-done. Ken Garing's knocking it out of the park, here, and I can't wait to see this story wrap up.

    Nowhere Men #1; Sometimes, all it takes is a science-gorilla made of gemstones, to tear apart a friendship. PREVIEW
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    If I'm not missing my guess here, it looks like this is all leading to a story where superpowers are created, and unleashed on the world. Part of me hopes I'm right, because Nate Bellegarde drawing a non-traditional superhero story would be awesome, but part of me hopes I'm wrong, because really, I feel like that's an idea that's been done.

    Still, a hell of a good start. And it's a lot of story for your three dollars too, with 29 pages of content.

    Multiple Warheads #2; Blue Nura has some difficulties with her bounty, while Sexica and Nikolai's perilous road trip continues. PREVIEW
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    Graham's really at his Grahamiest here, delivering non-stop puns, humor, and weirdness, and I couldn't be more thrilled. That said, I think his plan was to do monthly three-issue installments, with breaks in between, and I'm really curious to see how that'll work. Because right now, I have no idea where this story's going, or how the Blue Nura/Nik and Sexica plotlines are going to wind up merging. If they ever do.

    Chew #30; Toni Chew can see the future. PREVIEW
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    Goddamn, Layman. You cut right through me.

    X-Treme X-Men #7; Returned to his native world, where a robot uprising led to the extinction of humanity, Kurt Waggoner learns that his parents might yet be alive, and stages a rescue attempt. PREVIEW
    The big conflict of this two-issue arc, has been that, while the robot leadership on Kurt's world is genuinely monstrous, most of the population are just regular, metallic folks. They have hobbies, families, and a society that appears downright utopian. Which is the only reason SWORD hasn't carpet-bombed them into non-existence.

    I say this to set up this next bit, where Kurt has just found the mutilated corpses of his parents, entombed in glass, their neural pathways left intact so that the robots might study the genius minds of their creators.

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    Later, after the heroes have boarded a SWORD ship, and Kurt has apparently gone off to mourn..

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    Goddamn, Kurt.

    Munch on
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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Not stocking books because you don't want "a certain type of person" to come in and buy them is fucking gross.

    What about Tarot?

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    Multiple Warheads looks really funny. I'll have to check that out, or at least see what else the writer has done.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Multiple Warheads looks really funny. I'll have to check that out, or at least see what else the writer has done.

    Dude, buy King City. It's 424 pages for just over $11.

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    Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    Haunted vaginas are always topical.
    Is the guy trying to run a profitable business or a clubhouse?
    Welcome to the number one reason most gaming and comic stores run into trouble.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Alright, I know I kind of broke that "stop talking about this rule" myself, but take this discussion to the Bitching thread or another related thread

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Munch wrote: »
    Multiple Warheads #2; Blue Nura has some difficulties with her bounty, while Sexica and Nikolai's perilous road trip continues. PREVIEW
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    Graham's really at his Grahamiest here, delivering non-stop puns, humor, and weirdness, and I couldn't be more thrilled. That said, I think his plan was to do monthly three-issue installments, with breaks in between, and I'm really curious to see how that'll work. Because right now, I have no idea where this story's going, or how the Blue Nura/Nik and Sexica plotlines are going to wind up merging. If they ever do.

    Wasn't there something else with a character named "Sexica"? What am I thinking of?

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    I remember, it's this stupid old webcomic Sam & Fuzzy!
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