MOTW 3-24-10: Jeff Parker is the American Nightmare

TexiKenTexiKen talk about a hole in oneRegistered User regular
edited March 2010 in Graphic Violence
T-Bolts #142, good fight issue with a super hella sad ending:

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Highly doubt USAgent is dead but it would suck if Parker actually does kill him off.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen talk about a hole in one Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    He shouldn't even be cut up in a Red Arrow type of stupid stupid, I thought Parker was better than that.

    Still holding out hope there's some Norse healing balm that will fix everything next issue.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Holy Shit.

    Green Lantern #52.

    Holy Shit.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Ugh, Loeb has clearly infected Parker with Loeb-itis. :(

    What happened in GL #52? I can't get to the store until Friday.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen talk about a hole in one Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Here is the rundown in GL #52:

    Sinestro goes crazy with shooting off a lot of white light.

    The avatars of the emotions Johns tries to tie into biblical stuff which doesn't work because he didn't read the Bible.

    Red's Avatar is a bull, Orange is a snake (which Johns tries to make the snake from the Garden of Eden, bwuh?), Compassion's avatar is an octopus.

    Nekron guts Sinestro.

    John and Kilowog kill Xanshi by blowing up the dead planet's heart (?)

    Sinestro gets reborn thanks to the white light, in a quick way to clean his slate so Johns can rehab him after this event (that's what it reads like)

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    He shouldn't even be cut up in a Red Arrow type of stupid stupid, I thought Parker was better than that.

    Still holding out hope there's some Norse healing balm that will fix everything next issue.
    We should probably take this to the bitching thread but--
    I don't feel that USAgent getting robot-ed up and the same thing happening to Arsenal are really equitable situations. USAgent got injured fighting a drugged up cyborg superpatriot zombie wielding a magic spear while helping benevolent Norse deities fend off a supervillain army. Arsenal was injured in an overwrought and emotionally manipulative story designed to add some dimension to his character.

    I think one of these scenarios lends itself well to a character getting patched up, and one doesn't.

    But I was a really big fan of What If the Punisher Became Captain America? as a kid, which featured an injured Steve Rogers getting outfitted with robotic limbs. So I may be biased.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    He shouldn't even be cut up in a Red Arrow type of stupid stupid, I thought Parker was better than that.

    Still holding out hope there's some Norse healing balm that will fix everything next issue.
    Don't you see? The entire reason that USAgent lost his arm this month is so that next month it's that much more awesome when he pounds that punk Scourge into the dirt with only one arm, Odinspear (I'm guessing that's what it is) be damned.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Here is the rundown in GL #52:

    Sinestro goes crazy with shooting off a lot of white light.

    The avatars of the emotions Johns tries to tie into biblical stuff which doesn't work because he didn't read the Bible.

    Red's Avatar is a bull, Orange is a snake (which Johns tries to make the snake from the Garden of Eden, bwuh?), Compassion's avatar is an octopus.

    Nekron guts Sinestro.

    John and Kilowog kill Xanshi by blowing up the dead planet's heart (?)

    Sinestro gets reborn thanks to the white light, in a quick way to clean his slate so Johns can rehab him after this event (that's what it reads like)

    I have a big response to this, but it belongs in the bitching thread, so I will direct your attention there for my reply.

    Edit: As a side note, the 2 page spread in GL52 of all of the emotional entities was pretty awesome. Mankhe really outdid himself on the art in this issue.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen talk about a hole in one Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    After a two month delay, Streets of Gotham gets back to being interesting:

    The "Abuse" big man is actually an orphan who was saved by Batman from Scarecrow, who jacked him up with Venom, but the venom didn't leave his body, so he can make himself big and strong at will. The kid, Colin, is checking up on the location where the dead kids float into the river and runs into Damian who is checking it out, and they get caught by the guy who is rounding up kids for Zsaz. Damian breaks free and this:

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Did anybody pick Nemesis today? I was pretty surprised to find that sold out, based on the massive order that my LCS put in for.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen talk about a hole in one Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Pfft, if I wanted to read a bad Batman story I would just read Tony Daniel's work lol m i rite?

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Pfft, if I wanted to read a bad Batman story I would just read Tony Daniel's work lol m i rite?

    I enjoy your posts 70% more now that I image Pierce Hawthorne reading them. Well done, sir.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I saw Nemesis on the shelf. It said "Makes Kick-Ass look like S#@$" on the cover and turned me off on it.

    Edit: To clarify, Kick-Ass is really nothing more than gore-porn, and a comic that advertises itself as being more over the top just doesn't interest me.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Man, I love that even when he is totally correct USAgent is just such a terrible man.

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Holy Shit.

    Green Lantern #52.

    Holy Shit.
    "CONNECTION SEVERED."

    "Confirmed."

    the raddest

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Man, I love that even when he is totally correct USAgent is just such a terrible man.

    that is the beauty

    no one can be a bigger jerk than USAgent

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I feel like I should get the "God bless that ugly American" page from Mighty Avengers out

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hensler wrote: »
    Did anybody pick Nemesis today? I was pretty surprised to find that sold out, based on the massive order that my LCS put in for.

    Nemesis was pretty good:
    It's basically about a world where there is one supervillian in a world without super-heroes. His thing is to basically murder police chiefs and engage in super-terrorism. His plans are extremely intricate and he is pretty fucking ninja to boot. Right now he's focusing his attention on the Chief of Police for Washington D.C., who is apperantly really good at his job, and announces his arrival to America by killing everyone on Air Force One in mid flight and kidnapping the President.

    Edit: This weeks T-Bolts was also my favorite of the week. Finally Paladin ad Ant-Man choose a side, and it's the one that:
    Keeps the Odin Spear out of Osborn's hands. Too bad for them Scourge/Nuke's Uhmurica power was too strong.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    Yeahhhhh boy, Taskmaster kicking two red, white and blue goose suckers asses.
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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yeahhhhh boy, Taskmaster kicking two red, white and blue goose suckers asses.
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    Is it me or does Spidey look a little off on that first page?

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    He looks fat.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen talk about a hole in one Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Deadpool #21:

    Deadpool fakes Spider-Man's death so that Hit Monkey goes to pay his respects at the funeral, but who's in the coffin?

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    Spidey was a loser this whole arc, what a loser. Loser.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So anyone notice compassion didn't have a picture to go along with on the origin page of Avatars?

    Theory:
    It was suppose to be Jesus on the cross

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Blackest Night is really, really silly.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Algertman wrote: »
    So anyone notice compassion didn't have a picture to go along with on the origin page of Avatars?

    Theory:
    It was suppose to be Jesus on the cross

    Ugh, you're probably right.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I just read the scans_daily post about Mighty Avengers, and just loved the chat between Cho and USAgent:

    "You had me at 'Screw Pym.' "

    I see people gushing about GL. I didn't get a chance to go to the store yesterday, but to be honest I'm only really looking forward to Scalped and Thor.

    Oh, and re: USAgent
    Now he and Jim Barnes (it's insulting to call a grown man Bucky) can be bestest 'borg buddies forever.

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  • kdrudykdrudy Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I just read the scans_daily post about Mighty Avengers, and just loved the chat between Cho and USAgent:

    "You had me at 'Screw Pym.' "

    I see people gushing about GL. I didn't get a chance to go to the store yesterday, but to be honest I'm only really looking forward to Scalped and Thor.

    Oh, and re: USAgent
    Now he and Jim Barnes (it's insulting to call a grown man Bucky) can be bestest 'borg buddies forever.

    What if your name was Buckminster?

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Why in the world would you shorten the name Buckminster?

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Why in the world would you shorten the name Buckminster?

    Because then you get to call yourself Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire?

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  • GallowglassGallowglass Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I just read the scans_daily post about Mighty Avengers, and just loved the chat between Cho and USAgent:

    "You had me at 'Screw Pym.' "

    I see people gushing about GL. I didn't get a chance to go to the store yesterday, but to be honest I'm only really looking forward to Scalped and Thor.

    Oh, and re: USAgent
    Now he and Jim Barnes (it's insulting to call a grown man Bucky) can be bestest 'borg buddies forever.

    But there do seem to be alot of lately Jims in the MU in addition to Barnes there's Wolverine War Machine and Hellfire(Secret Warriors) just to name a few

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    I saw Nemesis on the shelf. It said "Makes Kick-Ass look like S#@$" on the cover and turned me off on it.

    Edit: To clarify, Kick-Ass is really nothing more than gore-porn, and a comic that advertises itself as being more over the top just doesn't interest me.

    I'm pretty sure Kick-Ass made a pretty good job of making Kick-Ass look like S#@$

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So, Scalped #36 was amazing. I have to say it's probably the best book I've read at least all month if not so far this year (It's not like I'm going to pick anything related to Siege [even Thor. Sorry Kieron], and while Blackest Night #7 seemed to elicit some "Wow" moments from me in retrospect and in total it's a giant turd compared to any issue of Scalped).

    It's part one of a two-parter about Shunka--Red Crow's right-hand man--as he travels to Michigan to send a message to his equivalent to stop cockblocking entertainers from visiting the Prairie Rose casino (The Potowatami version of Red Crow calls it a shithole in the middle of nowhere; like that's ever stopped anyone from performing at a casino that offers them $40,000 and travel expenses, which is why Jay Leno performed at the second-worst Indian casino in this state even though the fictional PR casino is a hundred times nicer. Whore's a whore.). But that's over and done and the meat of the story is when Shunka helps him muscle the ex-governor/chief to keep him from putting on a gay pride parade on the rez. Hijinks ensue, death happens and the last two pages are just awe-inspiring at the thought of what kind of mayhem will go down in #37.

    It's a great issue. There are some interesting things we learn and realize about Shunka, some supporting characters who really move the story along, and a great scene where the ex-governor is describing how various Native peoples used to treat "alternative" sexuality--which is even more fascinating than what little he mentions, but that's another discussion--before the Spanish "fixed" the ones in the west and meso/latin America. I cannot emphasize enough how great this book was, and if you aren't reading Scalped already then you are a silly goose. And if you're trade waiting this, then you're in for a treat.

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2010
    I picked up the Phonogram TPB. It's lovely.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Though some good comics came out this week, I think my true Moment of the Week was hearing Keith get called out by the creators of Let's Be Friends Again on this week's War Rocket Ajax.

    Keith, how does it feel to be internet-famous among a niche audience? That being those that use the internet, read comics, and listen to podcasts that are quasi spin-offs of comic blogs?

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    How did Keith get internet famous?

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    can we get a time period for that thing, I don't know if I want to listen for an hour

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I don't want to listen at all because it's about Keith

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Faynor wrote: »
    can we get a time period for that thing, I don't know if I want to listen for an hour
    It's an hour and thirty minutes in.

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  • Magna InfernoMagna Inferno Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Koala Keith!

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