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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I picked up a hardcover of Orbiter for like 10 bucks at Comic Con

    really good little story, reminded me of Ellis's more grounded stuff

    which I love

    god I wish he'd stop doing Marvel stuff and write more Desolation Jones and Fell

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    man's gotta eat

    thinking about black summer a little more:

    The book itself felt a little uneven to me somehow. Not quite sure what.
    I enjoyed the character moments, and the explodo moments too, but I feel like a lot of cool stuff was talked about, or happened "off-camera" instead of shown. Perhaps a limitation of the issue count, I don't know. The ladies going from hating each other to working as a team again was a bit too quick and neat. (maybe a limitation of the issue count again)

    Ryp's thing with nipples-printing through clothes felt a little silly too, especially on Kathryn and Angel, who are wearing at the very least motorcycle leathers. I guess it kind of works for Zoe, but a runner would probably want a sports bra, even if she burned her other ones or whatever.
    Tom coming back to take out John and Frank with Laura's gun was cool, and his frustration with how things turned out felt pretty real. I would have liked to see some of him.
    This book probably has the most human post-humans out of any book.

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    DraXXXenDraXXXen Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I guess I decided the internet wasn't giving me enough sexually messed up mental scars, and thusly went out and bought 'Crooked Little Vein'. Every other paragraph is basically a new description about something I could have lived without knowing, but feel i'm better off since I can now avoid accidently walking into any NULL meetings.

    So far, if you strip away the fetish/oddities of the book, it ain't that great....but I guess thats like saying if you take the sex out of porn your left with a pretty bad plot. It's worth a quick read regardless though and I recommend it.

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    The_LightbringerThe_Lightbringer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Last issue felt a little rushed and
    Tom's return wasn't exactly unexpected

    They just
    Take out Frank, Tom and Horus and then the rest of the guns are now protecting their city? What exactly happens after all of that?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    you could say it doesn't matter, because the main plot has been resolved. warren is saying he is not doing anything else with the characters, but he also said Tom was dead on his message board.

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    Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    My favourite part was John Horus' unclothed ass.

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    The_LightbringerThe_Lightbringer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    John Horus has the best costume, the floating eyes are amazingly orwellian in appearance.

    Tom makes a rather excellant point on
    The best response Horus could come up with in dealing with the inadequetcies of the presidency was to kill him, his top cabinet and wreck havoc across the entire country? All those powers and all that knowledge and all he could think of was VOTE FOR SOMEONE NEW OR DIE?

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    SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So it's not actually written by Ellis, but did anyone read newuniversal:1959?

    Kind of interesting. Tony Stark as one of the first generation of superhumans was a bit of a "WHAT." moment.

    How come there wasn't a Star Brand the first time round, though?

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    PiptheFair wrote: »
    killing children would be hilarious
    Olivaw wrote: »
    HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE PENNY ARCADE FORUMS

    PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

    AND THIS PENIS
    Man, I don't want to read about this lady's broken vagina.
    NotACrook wrote: »
    I am sitting here trying to come up with a tiered system for rating child molesters.
    cock vore is fuckin hilarious
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    WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    But it was written by Kieron Gillen, of Phonogram and UK-computer-games-journalism-godhod fame.

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    wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Wait, so Tony Stark is in the newuniverse? Or was, I'm assuming, because the "first" wave of superhumans was killed by the government.

    EDIT: Never mind, I looked up the spoilers. It sounds like it was a good one shot.

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I liked it. The preview in the back suggested that there's also going to be a one-shot about the Starbrand (I think) from the time period of that ancient city with electricity, and I'm going to be all over that.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    yeah Newuniversal is the best thing Ellis is doing over at Marvel imo

    the 1959 one shot was fantastic, and if you guys have never heard of Kieron Gillen before you should check out Phonogram.

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    WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Listen to Sars. He most assuredly knows where it is at.

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    Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Heres a small shaky cam clip of the GI Joe movie written by Ellis.

    http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/08/gi_joe_resolute_comic_conventi.php

    So about his Castlevania animated movie

    "I can't make them make it, man. I've written the script, I'm all done, Up to them now."

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    SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ahaha, that was great.
    "I didn't know we had a ninja!"
    NOW
    YOU
    KNOW

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    PiptheFair wrote: »
    killing children would be hilarious
    Olivaw wrote: »
    HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE PENNY ARCADE FORUMS

    PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

    AND THIS PENIS
    Man, I don't want to read about this lady's broken vagina.
    NotACrook wrote: »
    I am sitting here trying to come up with a tiered system for rating child molesters.
    cock vore is fuckin hilarious
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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    man that was freaking great

    HASBRO: No, Warren, you cannot wipe Beijing from the face of the earth.

    ME: Shit. (pause) What about Moscow?

    HASBRO: Wiping Moscow from the face of the earth would be fine.


    for those that may have missed it

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    When does that animated GIJoe movie come out?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    i haven't see a release date yet. i am guessing sort of soon, since warren is allowed to talk about it.

    it is apparently a movie broken into chapters, or something:
    It’s an hour long, broken into ten 5-minute episodes and one 10-minute final episode.

    i'm really glad snake eyes is not wearing his stupid knight's visor thing.

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    SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited August 2008

    "Ask them if GI JOE and Barbie can have a really disturbing sex scene where they get naked and then realise they don’t have any genitalia," said my girlfriend.

    Everyone was so helpful during this project.
    Ahahahaha.

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    PiptheFair wrote: »
    killing children would be hilarious
    Olivaw wrote: »
    HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE PENNY ARCADE FORUMS

    PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

    AND THIS PENIS
    Man, I don't want to read about this lady's broken vagina.
    NotACrook wrote: »
    I am sitting here trying to come up with a tiered system for rating child molesters.
    cock vore is fuckin hilarious
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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    GI Joe pretty much was my childhood from ages 4 to 11, and I still think the latest comic series were pretty bad. The original marvel comic was good until somewhere around 100. (my collection has some pretty big holes). The weird thing about gi joe was the comic was definitely written (until some vague area around issue 100, when it pretty much became a really obvious commercial for the newest action figure) for a different age group than the cartoons, which leads to two very different visions of the same property.

    Warren's take has Snake Eyes killing the shit out of a squad of COBRAs, and no lasers to be seen, so count me in.

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    NOW

    YOU

    KNOW!


    I love that so much.

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    Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    And knowing is half the battle!

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    "The other half is this fucking air strike! OOO-RAH, JOES!"

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    ruzkinruzkin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    DESOLATION JONES is a collision between TRANSMET, GLOBAL FREQUENCY, PLANETARY and HELLBLAZER; standing the detective/spy genres on their head, with supermodern content and social commentary in the Raymond Chandler style.

    I bought The Big Sleep yesterday, and within half an hour of starting it I was starting to wonder whether you could really call Desolation Jones "influenced" by Chandler or maybe more of a scene-by-scene homage.

    Spoilers for those who haven't read either Desolation Jones or The Big Sleep:
    DJ: Jones is summoned to a mansion to speak to his client - an old, dying man confined to a wheelchair. He is greeted at the door by a know-it-all butler.

    BS: Marlowe is summoned to a mansion to speak to his client - an old, dying man confined to a wheelchair. He is greeted at the door by a know-it-all butler.

    DJ: Jones is told that the old man has been robbed of a rare reel of Hitler's home-made porn, and is now being blackmailed for it.

    BS: Marlowe is told that the old man once loaned a young family friend some money, and is now being blackmailed for increasing amounts.

    DJ: On the way out, Jones meets the man's eldest daughter. She demands to know why Jones has been hired, and wrongly assumes that his job is to track down and retrieve her father's youngest daughter, now many years missing.

    BS: On the way out, Marlowe meets the man's eldest daughter. She demands to know why Jones has been hired, and wrongly assumes that his job is to track down and find her father's much loved son-in-law, now many years missing.

    DJ: Jones's first stop is Filthy Sanchez, a pornographer who has her own filthy store.

    BS: Marlowe's first stop is a bookshop where the girl behind the desk seems to know nothing of books. He follows a customer home and steals his book, thus discovering that the bookstore is a front for a pornography ring.

    DJ: By the end of book 1, Jones has discovered that the old man's youngest daughter works in porn.

    BS: By the end of chapter 8, Marlowe knows that the old man's youngest daughter works in porn.

    I loved DJ to bits, but the more I read of The Big Sleep, the more DJ just feels like Big Sleep 2000.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I emailed Avatar Press about No Hero and was told it is coming out next week, Oct 1.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Heard from John Cassaday over the weekend -- sounds like
    he's about halfway through issue 27 of PLANETARY.
    OH GODDDDD

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    SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man I was just about to post that

    Hooray!

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    PiptheFair wrote: »
    killing children would be hilarious
    Olivaw wrote: »
    HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE PENNY ARCADE FORUMS

    PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

    AND THIS PENIS
    Man, I don't want to read about this lady's broken vagina.
    NotACrook wrote: »
    I am sitting here trying to come up with a tiered system for rating child molesters.
    cock vore is fuckin hilarious
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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i am anticipating this issue so fucking much

    god damn

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    FeathersMcGrawFeathersMcGraw Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    So, has anyone seen any preview art for Aetheric Mechanics? This sounds like an Ellis book that I'd enjoy (as opposed to the Ellis books that I enjoy but need to spend several hundreds of dollars worth of alcohol to try purging from my brain).

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Avatar doesn't usually do previews for some reason.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'll probably pick it up this weekend

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    TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Planetary is still on-going? Seriously?

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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 October 2008
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    Planetary is still on-going? Seriously?
    The last issue has taken like 2 years or some shit.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    it's been like what

    a year since the last issue?

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    TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There was a long break before last issue as well. And the issue before that. And the- you get the point.

    And now it's nearly 2009 and I just don't care anymore. Or remember, for that matter.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    if bad signal is to be believed, it was mostly cassady's fault.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    There was a long break before last issue as well. And the issue before that. And the- you get the point.

    And now it's nearly 2009 and I just don't care anymore. Or remember, for that matter.
    welp, sucks for you

    because Planetary is awesome

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    if bad signal is to be believed, it was mostly cassady's fault.
    "fault?"

    he made some other comic books whoops

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i meant the scripts were done, so you cant really blame ellis

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    the scripts certainly have not been done on time for the past 9 years

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