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Powers 25 Preview - Grammar Errors Drive me Nuts

SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
edited July 2007 in Graphic Violence
There's a Powers 25 preview here and right on page one...

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"You're in a room that has a drainer. YOU'RE powers don't work here."

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! D:

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    How exactly does shit like that slip past?

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    How exactly does shit like that slip past?

    Lack of a skilled editor?

    A dumb letterer?

    Overreliance on spellcheckers without grammar checkers?

    Bad writing?

    Powers: Awesome art, excellent writing, poor grammar.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2007
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

    Read the OP.

    Not talking about the preview - talking about the error.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

    Read the OP.

    Not talking about the preview - talking about the error.

    You can see how I'd "misunderstand" you when you title the thread, "Powers 25 Preview at CBR"

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

    Read the OP.

    Not talking about the preview - talking about the error.

    You can see how I'd "misunderstand" you when you title the thread, "Powers 25 Preview at CBR"

    Sure.

    Now stay on topic.

    How much do I pay for these books again?

    How much effort do they put into these things just to get smacked in the face on page one?

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

    Read the OP.

    Not talking about the preview - talking about the error.

    You can see how I'd "misunderstand" you when you title the thread, "Powers 25 Preview at CBR"

    Sure.

    Now stay on topic.

    How much do I pay for these books again?

    How much effort do they put into these things just to get smacked in the face on page one?

    $3.

    Over 20 books at any given week (usually more), every week. That's a bit of effort. People slip up sometimes.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Nogs wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

    Read the OP.

    Not talking about the preview - talking about the error.

    You can see how I'd "misunderstand" you when you title the thread, "Powers 25 Preview at CBR"

    Sure.

    Now stay on topic.

    How much do I pay for these books again?

    How much effort do they put into these things just to get smacked in the face on page one?

    $3.

    Over 20 books at any given week (usually more), every week. That's a bit of effort. People slip up sometimes.

    It's not just one editor on all those books.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

    Read the OP.

    Not talking about the preview - talking about the error.

    You can see how I'd "misunderstand" you when you title the thread, "Powers 25 Preview at CBR"

    Sure.

    Now stay on topic.

    How much do I pay for these books again?

    How much effort do they put into these things just to get smacked in the face on page one?

    If you care about this that much then maybe you're more retarded than I give you credit for.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    There's a Powers 25 preview here and right on page one...

    "You're in a room that has a drainer. YOU'RE powers don't work here."

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! D:

    Wait? The Internet lied to me. Second person possessive isn't spelled 'you're'?

    Oh, the humanity! Your all going to pay!

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Nogs wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Previews Thread on the first page of Graphic Violence

    Read the OP.

    Not talking about the preview - talking about the error.

    You can see how I'd "misunderstand" you when you title the thread, "Powers 25 Preview at CBR"

    Sure.

    Now stay on topic.

    How much do I pay for these books again?

    How much effort do they put into these things just to get smacked in the face on page one?

    $3.

    Over 20 books at any given week (usually more), every week. That's a bit of effort. People slip up sometimes.

    It's not just one editor on all those books.

    you should read Tom Brevoort's blog on Marvel.com. I think he went over the exact process of how a comic gets made at least once. Basically, shit moves really fast. Sometimes slips happen. I mean, yeah this one was particularly bad because it was page 1 - but really I don't think it happens enough to be all "oh shit, fire someone!"

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Also given apx. 20 book every week apx. 20 pages each, thats 400 pages to proof. every week. most weeks more. Even if it isn't just one dude, that is quite a bit to proof. not to mention all the other things an editor must do that don't involve working directly on a comic coming out that week.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Nussbaum.

    Is that like, in common usage in America or something?

    I mean, I can speak German, I know what it means, I've just never heard it used like that by an English-speaker before.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    bobgorila wrote: »
    Nussbaum.

    Is that like, in common usage in America or something?

    I mean, I can speak German, I know what it means, I've just never heard it used like that by an English-speaker before.

    I have no fucking clue. I thought it was her last name and he had it in her files, but wanted to see if she would give it up freely. I've never heard of Nussbaum before.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    It's her last name. The conversation is equivalent to:

    "What's your name before it was Cherry?"

    "I'm not telling you what it is."

    "Nussbaum"

    "Damn, you already knew it."

    "Yeah, we're cops and you probably have a prior record. Just wanted to get a gauge on how much you plan on lying to us. Maybe you won't now that you know we already know everything."

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Man, this stuff happens in every written medium all the time. My local paper has them practically every day, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had a ton of misused commas and typos, there's no reason comic books should be exempt from errors.

    There's going to be mistakes, hell this post probably has some, nobody's perfect and you can't catch everything.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Blankspace wrote: »
    Man, this stuff happens in every written medium all the time. My local paper has them practically every day, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had a ton of misused commas and typos, there's no reason comic books should be exempt from errors.

    It's a well known fact ([size=-7]no it isn't[/size]) that J.K. Rowling doesn't use an editor.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Blankspace wrote: »
    Man, this stuff happens in every written medium all the time. My local paper has them practically every day, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had a ton of misused commas and typos, there's no reason comic books should be exempt from errors.

    It's a well known fact ([size=-7]no it isn't[/size]) that J.K. Rowling doesn't use an editor.
    All right. The First Omnibus of Gotrek and Felix, which I am currently reading, also has a few errors.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Blankspace wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Blankspace wrote: »
    Man, this stuff happens in every written medium all the time. My local paper has them practically every day, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had a ton of misused commas and typos, there's no reason comic books should be exempt from errors.

    It's a well known fact ([size=-7]no it isn't[/size]) that J.K. Rowling doesn't use an editor.
    All right. The First Omnibus of Gotrek and Felix, which I am currently reading, also has a few errors.

    I have no idea what that is, but with characters named "Gotrek" and "Felix", I don't doubt it. :winky:

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2007
    What is that winky for?

    There was nothing suggestive about that post.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    What is that winky for?

    There was nothing suggestive about that post.

    Maybe not to you. O_o

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    man, i don't know why everyone's so shocked. bendis is like a child with grammar.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    What is that winky for?

    There was nothing suggestive about that post.

    Maybe not to you. O_o

    Explain it to me, then.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    What is that winky for?

    There was nothing suggestive about that post.

    Maybe not to you. O_o

    Explain it to me, then.

    D:

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    What is that winky for?

    There was nothing suggestive about that post.

    Maybe not to you. O_o

    Umm...I think I'm in the same boat as kieth here. I'm trying really hard to figure out how the word Felix and Gotrek can be suggestive.

    I mean, felix means fortunate. So like...someone is fortunate to have gotrek?

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nogs wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    What is that winky for?

    There was nothing suggestive about that post.

    Maybe not to you. O_o

    Umm...I think I'm in the same boat as kieth here. I'm trying really hard to figure out how the word Felix and Gotrek can be suggestive.

    I mean, felix means fortunate. So like...someone is fortunate to have gotrek?

    Warhammer nerds. It's best not to understand.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith 8-)

    Also, who cares?

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith 8-)

    Also, who cares?

    Exactly. :?:

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Keith 8-)

    Also, who cares?

    Exactly. :?:

    (he's talking to you)




    (dummy)

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Servo wrote: »
    man, i don't know why everyone's so shocked. bendis is like a child with grammar.

    yeah

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Oh shit, there was a typing/printing error in a comic book? THIS HAS NEVER EVER HAPPANED BEFORE AND WE TOTALLY NEEDED A THREAD TO DISCUSS IT.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Oh shit, there was a typing/printing error in a comic book? THIS HAS NEVER EVER HAPPANED BEFORE AND WE TOTALLY NEEDED A THREAD TO DISCUSS IT.

    yeah

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Anyone remember when a typographical error in a Wolverine comic led to Sabretooth being called a "kike" instead of a killer? I can't imagine a worse mistake to make than accidentally inserting an ethnic slur into your comic.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Algertman wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Oh shit, there was a typing/printing error in a comic book? THIS HAS NEVER EVER HAPPANED BEFORE AND WE TOTALLY NEEDED A THREAD TO DISCUSS IT.

    yeah

    yeah

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Does anyone remember that page from Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein #1, where the train is derailing over the course of like, six panels, and every other panel has a date, showing a town growing up around where the train derailed? But one of the panels has the wrong caption box in it, and it totally messes up the flow of the page. I was never sure if that was a typo or if it was just laid out really oddly, and every time I read it that page just pulls me out of the story for a minute while I contemplate whether it was intentional or just a letterer's fuck up. If it was the latter, I'm kind of pissed they didn't correct it for the trade, just because it would have been such a minor thing to fix.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nogs wrote: »
    Algertman wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Oh shit, there was a typing/printing error in a comic book? THIS HAS NEVER EVER HAPPANED BEFORE AND WE TOTALLY NEEDED A THREAD TO DISCUSS IT.

    yeah

    yeah

    so

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Algertman wrote: »
    Nogs wrote: »
    Algertman wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Oh shit, there was a typing/printing error in a comic book? THIS HAS NEVER EVER HAPPANED BEFORE AND WE TOTALLY NEEDED A THREAD TO DISCUSS IT.

    yeah

    yeah

    so

    what?

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Munch wrote: »
    Does anyone remember that page from Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein #1, where the train is derailing over the course of like, six panels, and every other panel has a date, showing a town growing up around where the train derailed? But one of the panels has the wrong caption box in it, and it totally messes up the flow of the page. I was never sure if that was a typo or if it was just laid out really oddly, and every time I read it that page just pulls me out of the story for a minute while I contemplate whether it was intentional or just a letterer's fuck up. If it was the latter, I'm kind of pissed they didn't correct it for the trade, just because it would have been such a minor thing to fix.

    I prefer when they fix problems for the trade. I wonder if any of the myraid of problems with 52 were fixed in the trade.

    Like the duplicated word balloons, etc.

    On a related note, wondering if Wondergirl's blacked-out bra was restored to it's original format. :winky:

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nogs wrote: »
    Algertman wrote: »
    Nogs wrote: »
    Algertman wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Oh shit, there was a typing/printing error in a comic book? THIS HAS NEVER EVER HAPPANED BEFORE AND WE TOTALLY NEEDED A THREAD TO DISCUSS IT.

    yeah

    yeah

    so

    what?

    yeah

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited July 2007
    okay, stop that

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