Month End Moments of the Week 06/24/09

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  • KidDorkKidDork Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Amazing Spider-Man was so bad this week I'm considering dropping the title again. Just when I think, "Yeah, maybe this is going to be fun, maybe they are capturing that elusive Spider-Man-ishness....we get torture porn!"

    Seriously...
    Even with Spider-Man's healing ablilities, he is well and truly fucked by issue's end. And just what did Bullseye do to him? Outside of lasers to the mask, Bullseye seems to have flayed him and stabbed him. What else was causing Spider-Man's throat to fill with blood? I mean, Jesus, enough already.

    I'm thinking my money would be better spent reading Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man and collecting the Ultimate trades.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    There is definitely some Bullseye overload lately. I love the guy but he's in every book. And in every book that isn't Dark Avengers he fails miserably at whatever his task is.

    Did anyone get Runaways? Is the book readable again?

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Seriously man, get the USM trades. Every one. They all range from good to incredible. I originally planned on getting all the BND spidey stuff but after picking up the first USM ultimate collection I only read 616 Spider-man in New Avengers, plus whatever books he shows up in I also happen to read.

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    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
  • TexiKenTexiKen Elite Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I posted about Runaways #11 on page 2 here I think, but after thinking about it I really didn't care for Immonen's first issue. I'll pick up the next issue just to give her another chance, but you can tell she only wants to write about Nico and Katalina really. For a quick TV reference the group was less "That 70's Show/Spaced" and more "Friends", where it tries to make itself cool but it really isn't because it's trying too hard.

    If you didn't like Moore's run I suggest you read it and compare yourself. I liked Moore's run (the first issues weren't his fault since he was blindly filling in stuff on Runaways before Whedon finished his arc), and Immonen feels further away from Vaughn's work than Moore did.

    Strain does a good job trying to keep the art comparable to what it was with Ramos and Miyazawa.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    Seriously man, get the USM trades. Every one. They all range from good to incredible. I originally planned on getting all the BND spidey stuff but after picking up the first USM ultimate collection I only read 616 Spider-man in New Avengers, plus whatever books he shows up in I also happen to read.

    Seriously. USM is Spider-Man done right. Even the worst story arc is still good to great.

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • Peeps ChickenPeeps Chicken Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    FCD wrote: »
    KNIIIIIIIIIFE EYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEE ATTAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!

    :mrgreen: That post was almost the death of me. I was trying to eat dinner while reading it, and I nearly choked while laughing.

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  • SlagmireSlagmire Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Sentry wrote: »
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    Seriously man, get the USM trades. Every one. They all range from good to incredible. I originally planned on getting all the BND spidey stuff but after picking up the first USM ultimate collection I only read 616 Spider-man in New Avengers, plus whatever books he shows up in I also happen to read.

    Seriously. USM is Spider-Man done right. Even the worst story arc is still good to great.

    I can also vouch for this - I have been picking up trades for USM for the past few weeks and I'm already done with book 8 and looking forward to more, especially with the Sinister Six coming in book 9.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Slagmire wrote: »
    Sentry wrote: »
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    Seriously man, get the USM trades. Every one. They all range from good to incredible. I originally planned on getting all the BND spidey stuff but after picking up the first USM ultimate collection I only read 616 Spider-man in New Avengers, plus whatever books he shows up in I also happen to read.

    Seriously. USM is Spider-Man done right. Even the worst story arc is still good to great.

    I can also vouch for this - I have been picking up trades for USM for the past few weeks and I'm already done with book 8 and looking forward to more, especially with the Sinister Six coming in book 9.
    Yes yes - USM is the best Spidey. (MA Spidey is the second best.)

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  • KidDorkKidDork Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Thank you for all for affirming me in my decision to drop ASM and collect USM trades.

    The day seems brighter already.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yeah, I think Norman was a much better villain before he added
    villainous impregnation
    to his list of crimes.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yeah, I think Norman was a much better villain before he added
    villainous impregnation
    to his list of crimes.

    Everything was better before that. And honestly, the most f-ed up thing is, I don't even know which
    villainous impregnation
    you're referring to!

    There's so much wrong with that!

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • TexiKenTexiKen Elite Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Odds of Norman actually being Peter's father in the next year of stories? 2-1? 4-1?

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Odds of Norman actually being Peter's father in the next year of stories? 2-1? 4-1?

    Ten bucks says MJ shows up at Aunt May's wedding either A) Pregnant with Norman's child, or B) With Norman's children in tow.

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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Or maybe Aunt May's new boyfriend will take off his mask and, BAM, it's Norman Osborne.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It cracks me up so much when I read the comic where May discovers her former beau is actually Doctor Octopus.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    Or maybe Aunt May's new boyfriend will take off his mask and, BAM, it's Norman Osborne.

    You'd think the storyline would have been done to death now, didn't he father Normie to secretly? Theres at least 3 in there now unless, hopefully, OMD has undone the one with Gwens kids.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Or maybe Aunt May's new boyfriend will take off his mask and, BAM, it's Norman Osborne.

    You'd think the storyline would have been done to death now, didn't he father Normie to secretly? Theres at least 3 in there now unless, hopefully, OMD has undone the one with Gwens kids.

    It has not. You see one of them in the latest issue of ASM.

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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    Sentry wrote: »
    Or maybe Aunt May's new boyfriend will take off his mask and, BAM, it's Norman Osborne.

    You'd think the storyline would have been done to death now, didn't he father Normie to secretly? Theres at least 3 in there now unless, hopefully, OMD has undone the one with Gwens kids.

    It has not. You see one of them in the latest issue of ASM.

    One coming out or not? I dont recall anything being pointed out about such a thing but then I've been glossing it lately.

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  • BostonGanglerBostonGangler Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Yeah, I think Norman was a much better villain before he added
    villainous impregnation
    to his list of crimes.

    Not to mention that he's a repeat offender at this point.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Sentry wrote: »
    Or maybe Aunt May's new boyfriend will take off his mask and, BAM, it's Norman Osborne.

    You'd think the storyline would have been done to death now, didn't he father Normie to secretly? Theres at least 3 in there now unless, hopefully, OMD has undone the one with Gwens kids.

    It has not. You see one of them in the latest issue of ASM.

    One coming out or not? I dont recall anything being pointed out about such a thing but then I've been glossing it lately.

    The last issue. The male kid from Sin's Past was in a tank in Norman's... uh... well, it's a lab, but I guess it doubles as a torture chamber? Not sure what you'd call that.... a laborture chamber?

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    Good eye, i never would have known.

    Shame.

    Because Sins Past is probably the stupidest (not worst but stupidest) story in the history of Spider-Man and the one I don't understand getting past any kind of non-lobotomised editor.

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    You'd think of all the things they could do to fix Spider-man, getting rid of
    Norman having sex with Gwen and having kids with her
    would be at the top of the goddamned list. Thanks, Joe Q. Thanks a lot.

    FCD on
    Gridman! Baby DAN DAN! Baby DAN DAN!
  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    FCD wrote: »
    You'd think of all the things they could do to fix Spider-man, getting rid of
    Norman having sex with Gwen and having kids with her
    would be at the top of the goddamned list. Thanks, Joe Q. Thanks a lot.

    It's the golden rule of comics man.
    if you can't bring them back to life, you can at least fuck their corpse.

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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    How many months pregnant is Lily, by the way?

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    How many months pregnant is Lily, by the way?

    No clue. They've never mentioned and trying to put a time-line in a Spider-Man comic is a fools errand. She looked like she's ready to give birth though. I mean, I guess we know it's at least two months, simply because of Pete's trip to the Microverse.

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • TexiKenTexiKen Elite Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Gwen's kids aged super fast, maybe the same thing is happening with Lily.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I have never personally read Sin's Past, but couldn't they have just done stupid shit where Norman clones the kids from Gwen's DNA just to be a dick to Peter? Instead of, you know, sex.

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    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • TexiKenTexiKen Elite Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    No, they showed Gwen getting it on with him, and it was in a letter in her handwriting explaining it to Peter.

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The whole thing wasn't helped by Deadato drawing it so it looked like Gwen was fucking Tommy Lee Jones.

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    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    Norman probably doctored the comic flash back and made her write the note because he knew 10 years from then he might need it to temporarily fuck with him.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    The whole thing wasn't helped by Deadato drawing it so it looked like Gwen was fucking Tommy Lee Jones.

    Meh... the whole arc wasn't helped by anything. The original concept had so much potential. The Goblin turning Pete's own children against him. But editorial fuckmuppetry made it... well, that.

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Gwen's kids aged super fast, maybe the same thing is happening with Lily.

    Yeah, that would make sense.
    Otherwise Norman boned Lily like as soon as Harry met her.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Gwen's kids aged super fast, maybe the same thing is happening with Lily.

    Yeah, that would make sense.
    Otherwise Norman boned Lily like as soon as Harry met her.

    From the sounds of it, he was boning her well before.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    TexiKen wrote: »
    No, they showed Gwen getting it on with him, and it was in a letter in her handwriting explaining it to Peter.

    I meant like, to make it less of a ridiculous story.

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    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    To do that they would kind of need to make it GO AWAY COMPLETELY.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So, Worst Spider-Man storyline: Clone Saga, OMD, The Other or Sins Past? Am I forgetting something else super hated?

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2009
    The Clone Saga gave us Ben Reilly and the Scarlet Spider which looked cool.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Elite Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    OMD is the worst.

    Clone Saga started off interestingly enough, but went all screwy. It also didn't help that Marvel was bankrupt at the time and they thoughtt he way to fix it was flood the market (that was around the time I left comics too, the last comic I remember reading back then was the conclusion to "Smoke & Mirrors").

    The Other and Sins Past are just bad stories based on that "nothing will be the same" premise propping up events these days, and were pretty much ignored.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I liked Kaine from the Clone Saga, at least when he was true to what he'd been created as: Spider-Man with his powers amped up ten fold. Super spider sense let him see the future, super wall crawling let him pull down entire buildings, etc.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I've gotta say Sin's Past is the worst. I know people always claim so-and-so ruined Character X, but in this case, it was as close to true as you can get.

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
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