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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faynor wrote: »
    Question: I have never read powers. I've heard it's good. What is good about it? What is it like?

    It is fun. Interesting characters. If you like detective/CSI/Courtroom Drama shows it is a lot of fun.

    You can also check out some of it online. The first arc is called Who Killed Retro Girl?

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I enjoyed Civil War, found WWH really boring, but Secret Invasion just made me really angry.
    Should I stop reading Marvel Events, or should I give the dark avenger thing a shot?

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I just heard the Joker and Lex Luthor engaged in comical fist fighting recently. What was that from?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    emnmnme wrote: »
    I just heard the Joker and Lex Luthor engaged in comical fist fighting recently. What was that from?

    Salvation Run, maybe.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    muninn wrote: »
    I enjoyed Civil War, found WWH really boring, but Secret Invasion just made me really angry.
    Should I stop reading Marvel Events, or should I give the dark avenger thing a shot?

    If you mean "Dark Reign", for the millionth time it's not an event. It's a labeling, similar to "Initiative" after Civil War.

    If you mean Dark Avengers, that's not really an event, but it should still be pretty juicy.

    Also, what made you angry about Secret Invasion?

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faynor wrote: »
    muninn wrote: »
    I enjoyed Civil War, found WWH really boring, but Secret Invasion just made me really angry.
    Should I stop reading Marvel Events, or should I give the dark avenger thing a shot?

    If you mean "Dark Reign", for the millionth time it's not an event. It's a labeling, similar to "Initiative" after Civil War.

    If you mean Dark Avengers, that's not really an event, but it should still be pretty juicy.

    Also, what made you angry about Secret Invasion?

    Well the whole event was setup really well and in a very interesting way. It had good premise. Shit goes down, and nothing really happens for a bunch of issues, until Dr. Fantastic shows up with his deus ex machina gun, which propmpts the finale of this whole fiasco: heroes just beat up the invaders. I mean really. Al this planning and all those contingency plans and they just got beat up. There was no story there.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Their whole plan was based on Reed's intellect. Once he was freed, that was Game Over. He was smart enough to get them in, and thus smart enough to counter them.

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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 December 2008
    The way I saw it, it was baasically that the Skrulls were ridiculously overprepared, but comically incompetent.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Isn't that always the case? I mean, really, no alien races as old as these should be getting constantly outsmarted by glorified apes.

    It's funny though that all of the cosmic series have aliens belittling humans and Earth, but then they get schooled or end up following the leadership of those same apes.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Isn't that always the case? I mean, really, no alien races as old as these should be getting constantly outsmarted by glorified apes.

    It's funny though that all of the cosmic series have aliens belittling humans and Earth, but then they get schooled or end up following the leadership of those same apes.

    Or they do fun stuff like Maximum Security.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Did Checkmate and Infinity Inc get canceled? I don't see either on the upcoming release schedule.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Checkmate's last issue was in October. Infinity Inc's was in August, I believe

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Thought so. I would have liked to have seem more Checkmate, had they not devolved into the stupid story arc of doom.

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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 December 2008
    Thought so. I would have liked to have seem more Checkmate, had they not devolved into the stupid story arc of doom.
    Yeah, that last arc was fucking terrible.

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  • ForkesForkes Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I keep seeing the "Fables" trades in my local book store...they look sweet, but I know nothing about them...should I pick them up?

    Also, it is near impossible to find "Y: The Last Man" volume 8. EVERY PLACE I got to has 10, but none of them have 8!

    Preacher is awesome, and I will be picking up some more of them when the holidays are over, but I have been looking at 52 for awhile now. I have never really been into DC that much, but with these recent Vertigo finds, I am finding it more intriguing. And the art for 52 looks kick ass. But what is it about?

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Forkes wrote: »
    I keep seeing the "Fables" trades in my local book store...they look sweet, but I know nothing about them...should I pick them up?

    I dunno, do you like really good comics that present characters you've seen before in new ways? If so, yes.

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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Forkes wrote: »
    I keep seeing the "Fables" trades in my local book store...they look sweet, but I know nothing about them...should I pick them up?

    Also, it is near impossible to find "Y: The Last Man" volume 8. EVERY PLACE I got to has 10, but none of them have 8!

    Preacher is awesome, and I will be picking up some more of them when the holidays are over, but I have been looking at 52 for awhile now. I have never really been into DC that much, but with these recent Vertigo finds, I am finding it more intriguing. And the art for 52 looks kick ass. But what is it about?

    52 was great even if you don't know a lot about the characters and Fables is simply fantastic.

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  • IrohIroh Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    One of my former room mates had a bunch of old Iron Man issues from the 90s. I read most of them. Not very good at all.

    I'd say that Matt Fraction's current Iron Man is probably the best the character has seen in a long time. Maybe ever. I agree that most of the best Iron Man moments are not from his solo books. They are from major events and super team stories.
    Director of SHIELD was pretty damned good. Definitely good enough that they didn't need to replace the Knaufs with Fraction when he could write other things.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I once read a book that had a collection of a Teen Titans/JLA crossover. Cyborg was evil without a body or something and had them in a weird place. In the end he turned good and had a gold body. What was the name of that book?

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Thought so. I would have liked to have seem more of Rucka's Checkmate
    Amanda Waller is a million times better than Nicky Fury.
    Iroh wrote: »
    Director of SHIELD was pretty damned good. Definitely good enough that they didn't need to replace the Knaufs with Fraction when he could write other things.

    Director of SHIELD was criminally underrated. It really was the only espionage book out alongside and then after Casanova ended season 2, and yet Invincible doesn't strike me as a successor to that genre.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Secret Avengers will probably be your book then.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah. Hopefully Secret Warriors will be good, though I do hate all of his core caterpillars.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah. Hopefully Secret Warriors will be good, though I do hate all of his core caterpillars.

    You mean the main guys? I don't know. Just from my brief exposure to them, Druid and Quake seemed neat, and I think the idea of Phobos is cool too.

    Hellfire, though? He seems stupid. And the Stonewall, the strong guy or whatever, dumb also.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Phobos is the only one who I think would be cool except that he's fucking ten year old.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Phobos is the only one who I think would be cool except that he's fucking ten year old.

    He's a ten year old god of fear, and Ares' son to boot. That's why he's cool.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Thought so. I would have liked to have seem more of Rucka's Checkmate
    Amanda Waller is a million times better than Nicky Fury.
    Iroh wrote: »
    Director of SHIELD was pretty damned good. Definitely good enough that they didn't need to replace the Knaufs with Fraction when he could write other things.

    Director of SHIELD was criminally underrated. It really was the only espionage book out alongside and then after Casanova ended season 2, and yet Invincible doesn't strike me as a successor to that genre.

    I hate Amanda Waller. That bitch has no morals or ethics and can die in a fire.
    When she was ejected from Checkmate I cheered.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faynor wrote: »
    Phobos is the only one who I think would be cool except that he's fucking ten year old.

    He's a ten year old god of fear, and Ares' son to boot. That's why he's cool.

    He's still ten.
    Thought so. I would have liked to have seem more of Rucka's Checkmate
    Amanda Waller is a million times better than Nicky Fury.

    I hate Amanda Waller. That bitch has no morals or ethics and can die in a fire.

    And?

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Well, you may think it cool, but I don't see it as an admirable quality. She, like Luthor, is a villain; and there is no real point pretending otherwise.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    It's espionage. Adhering to morals and ethics will get you killed.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    He's still ten.

    You should check out the Ares mini-series, if you haven't. The kid gets abducted by the Japanese pantheon and learns to be a badass. Then he lays waste to all kinds of shit.

    One of the most metal books ever.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    It's espionage. Adhering to morals and ethics will get you killed.

    Like I said, pretending she is not a villain is pointless. She has had an "office job" for years. I for one would kinda like the the management of the special ops units to know how to read a moral compass.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Munch wrote: »
    He's still ten.

    You should check out the Ares mini-series, if you haven't. The kid gets abducted by the Japanese pantheon and learns to be a badass. Then he lays waste to all kinds of shit.

    One of the most metal books ever.

    Funny you should mention that. I'm getting it this week.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    So hey, I saw an image in the title rotating thing for 4thletter that intrigued me. It's a variant of spider man making a gun with his hand, pointing it at a dude, and then apparently firing a bullet at him from where the webshooter normally is.

    It's just so weird, anyone know where it's from?

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited December 2008
    there was a spider-man what if recently where he became a secret agent, or something like that, and teamed up with wolverine I think

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  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    It's espionage. Adhering to morals and ethics will get you killed.

    I think you might have confused 24 with good fiction. Morals and ethics are all that distinguish you from the bad guys.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Munch wrote: »
    He's still ten.

    You should check out the Ares mini-series, if you haven't. The kid gets abducted by the Japanese pantheon and learns to be a badass. Then he lays waste to all kinds of shit.

    One of the most metal books ever.

    Funny you should mention that. I'm getting it this week.

    It's great.

    I'm still kind of annoyed that subsequent versions of the character became something of a joke, but it's been long enough that I've gotten used to the meathead, mildly comedic Ares as well.

    Also, since he's on the Dark Avengers side of that one splash page, we might just get a deeper examination of what it means to be a god of war.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    A quick question. I looked Noh Varr on Wikipedia up the other day to see what his powers were because I never read the miniseries and only saw him in that Runaways Young Avengers thing before Illuminati and SI. I don't remember it mentioning causing huge explosions and shit like he did in SI, or was he just using a gun or something?

    What exactly can he do?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faynor wrote: »
    A quick question. I looked Noh Varr on Wikipedia up the other day to see what his powers were because I never read the miniseries and only saw him in that Runaways Young Avengers thing before Illuminati and SI. I don't remember it mentioning causing huge explosions and shit like he did in SI, or was he just using a gun or something?

    What exactly can he do?

    Didn't he take Skrull Mar-vell's equipment?

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    What all did Skrull Khn'nr have? The artificial Nega-Bands, I guess?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, I assume.

    Anyway, Noh Varr's innate powers boil down to enhanced physiology. Basically he's strong, fast, feels no pain, excetera. There are other quirks, but he definitely can't fly or project energy without the aid of tech.

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