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  2. The Tabletop Game Thread

    You might still help. Is the emperor of man in suspended animation or is the throne a sort of life support system.
  3. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Doomsday Clock #1: Not bad...but it was a lot of mysterious set-up and foreboding without much happening. More like a prologue than a first chapter IMO. Teen Titans #14 (2016): S'alright Detective Comics #969: Really solid. Joe Bennett's artwork can be pretty stiff, but this was great development from the last few arcs. Batgirl #17: This was a fast-paced race to the finish line for the story arc. Too fast for my tastes. Big moments like Batgirl losing her temper and the death of a character have little impact because of the break-neck pace of Larson's storytelling. The artwork isn't the best either. It's not bad, but there's little physical difference between teenage Robin and adult Nightwing. That being said it's the best the Dick/Babs relationship has been done in ten years. DC can't stand the idea of the together, but Larson's written it more believably than any other writer in a long while. So the issue and story get a pass. Action Comics #992: Great as always. They say the artwork is Will Conrad, but man did it look like Mike McKone. This is one of those issues where members of the JLA show up and it's welcomed instead of distracting. Dan Jurgens' Superman is still solid as ever.
  4. Today
  5. Randomness

    Adding to the above, it also helps me appreciate having one parent who calls every two or three months and another who never.
  6. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Doomsday Clock #1: Wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I rather enjoyed this. Comics: 480 Manga: 2
  7. The Tabletop Game Thread

    I don't play it. I know something about the lore but you're better off searching through Wiki or TVTropes if ther's anything about it you want to know.
  8. The Tabletop Game Thread

    Hey Will do you play Warhammer 40K? You referenced it on Tranquil Tirades and there is something about the story that has been bugging me.
  9. Every comic you've read in 2017

    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1-6: this is an interesting way to introduce this universe. I kind of liked it. Took its time, sometimes to a fault, but still decent. Teela looks like She-Ra and that's a bit of a problem. Comics: 1186 Trades: 33 Graphic Novels: 26 Omnibuses: 19
  10. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Justice League: loved it. Features: 156 Shorts: 210 Documentaries: 12 Rewatches: 1
  11. JLA movie news

    I thought it was great. Things looked great except for Cyborg. Fun moments throughout. It didn't hang together as a proper film, but basically none of these superhero movies do. I have no complaints otherwise. Had a lot of fun. There was a CGI mustache? Also: fewer things will be more surreal than seeing the Jack Kirby credit for creating the Fourth World at the end of a massive blockbuster. Amazing.
  12. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Shrunken Heads: A Full Moon Film that starts off as a children's feature... and then the kids get killed and turned into revenge driven shrunken heads. So very weird. WolfCop: A drunk deputy becomes a werewolf. Holy fuck, such an awesome movie! Not the greatest movie I've ever seen but as far as horror comedies go, pretty good. Hobgoblins: MST3k. One of the best episodes of the series. Crucible of Terror: British Horror film. It's okay, nothing special with an ending twist that makes little sense. Trancers: Look, it's more proto-Full Moon so you know what you're getting. Weird and some brain hurting time travel in there. Merlin's Shop of Mystic Wonders: MST3k: Seriously, who was this movie made for? Dragons: Fire and Ice: children's animated film that was probably supposed to go somewhere. Instead, it just kind of happens. Trancers 2: The Return of Jack Deth: Less interesting and they barely care about any of the time travel rules they barely established in the first. Cast a Deadly Spell: HBO film from the 90s. 50s Noir style film where everyone uses magic except the detective. Very fun. Films: 162Made-For-TV Movie: 3MST3K/Rifftrax: 18 Repeats: 6Best Film So Far: All About Eve Best Film So Far that isn't one of Will's five favorite of all time: Duck SoupWorst Film So Far That Isn't Showgirls: Cruel Intentions 2
  13. I really enjoyed it. The first time I saw it I thought Warburton was doing the voice of Serafinowicz, a reverse Darth Maul. I liked the character of Overkill. I had the idea for a character named Overkill but it was more based off of the Joel Schumacher Batman and Robin and how they were always changing costumes with new toys and vehicles.
  14. JLA movie news

    Kevin Smith's review hits pretty much every point that it needs to.
  15. Mike's list of crazy ideas

    I actually can picture that.
  16. Mike's list of crazy ideas

    Here's one I've been sitting on for years: Susan is the second incarnation of the boy who eventually became The Master / Missy. We know The Doctor and The Master grew up together, and that when The Master was a young boy he went mad upon looking into the Untempered Schism. I like to think over the years The Doctor watched in horror as his best friend's insanity grew worse and worse with age. At some point the young Master committed a crime so heinous, the High Council ordered him executed. The Doctor would not stand for this; as far as he saw it, it was their archaic system that caused the mess to begin with. In an effort to hide his friend from the High Council, The Doctor triggered The Master's very first regeneration. Thanks to a stroke of luck, The Master de-aged into a teenage girl. The Doctor used her post-regeneration confusion to convince her she was his granddaughter named Susan and that she had given the TARDIS its name. (He might have even given her a Chameleon Arch.) They then fled Gallifrey for Earth, leading directly into An Unearthly Child and their adventures with Susan and Barbara. After The Doctor abandoned her on the Dalek hellscape that was 22nd century Earth, she began to remember her true self. (Maybe she opened the Chameleon Arch.) Memories slipped through. Her true self returned. Feeling betrayed by and enraged at The Doctor, she vowed revenge for the years of lies and for being left behind. With each passing day, her anger grew and her madness returned. Then, one day, she regenerated for the second time, this time into The War Chief The Master we all know: Roger Delgado! I'm not even joking when I say this has been my headcanon for maybe five years now.
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  18. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    I won't be surprised if that is the closest to how I felt about the Justice League movie.I remember watching "Lion and the King" or one that was close to it when I was 12. My verdict would be the same. Recently I saw films directed by Rene Laloux Le Planet Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) : An interesting film, people could have different interpretations of the aliens keeping humans like pets. To someone who has been spoiled on Studio Ghibli, Toei Animation and Studio Madhouse it was a change to see animation that resembles a puppet show. Les maîtres du temp (Time masters) : I was told this movie was originally meant to be a T.V. show. I can believe that because what is supposed to be a rescue ends up taking too long and going in different directions before the twist ending. Nevertheless I loved this movie, because of the art by Moebius. All throughout the movie you see his handiwork with the colors and the architecture. Gandahar - Like Time Masters the plot was meh but the world building was interesting. I like the design of the mutant creatures as well as the deformed humans that the protagonist befriends. Even the villain (a giant brain) had an interesting design with drawing the blood cells and vessels.
  19. The leisurely comic discussion thread

    I thought Michael Cho had been doing the pickup art
  20. Episode 983

    First Mike takes a look at Doctor Strange #381, then it's Guillermo del Toro / The Shape of Water Q&A, a Toronto International Film Festival 2017 panel. [ 49:02 || 25.8 MB ]
  21. Every comic you've read in 2017

    (Reminder to self to write up all those comics you've read recently)
  22. The leisurely comic discussion thread

    Well damn that's fine!
  23. The leisurely comic discussion thread

    In what may be the most correct decision ever, it looks like Doc Shaner will be taking over for Darwyn Cooke as the cover artist for DC's old-school Omnibuses.
  24. What You've Read 2017

    Have you listened to the audiobooks of HDS narrated by Pullman and with a full cast voicing the characters?
  25. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Weirdworld v1-I haven't cottoned to Sam Humphries' work generally, but Weirdworld got me. Mike Del Mundo and (First Name I Forget D'alphona maybe?) draws every crazy idea Humphries throws at them almost perfectly, strange but believable. If Weirdworld v0 was Conan after two fistfuls of hallucinogens, then v1 was a lesbian Red Sonja standing in for Conan after two fistfuls of hallucinogens. Pity Marvel didn't keep it around. Hawkeye #12-Bellaire and Walsh elevate the fun one-shot they're given. Batman/Huntress: Cry For Blood-I'm a complete stan for Greg Rucka Question, which is why I bought this. I liked the story, but you'd expect that from me. Burchett does solid work. Unknown Soldier v2-This one's dark. It's weird to read this almost ten years later and think, man, they predated the Invisible Children/Kony thing (using Kony's name!) by a minimum of 18 months AND found an African penciller to do a two issue arc before the internet got stirred up about people who aren't white dudes making big two books. Vertigo threw a lot of things at the wall back in the day using BKV and Fables money, and this is one of the imprint's true successes.
  26. What You've Read 2017

    The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer: they are not kidding when they call this "the Big Book". 1160 pages of stories, 105 stories, and all for $25, you're not going to find a better priced, more wide ranging collection. The standards are in here, but the editors have made a conscious attempt to have representation from every continent (with new and first time translations of work), and women as well, and it shows in the range of what they chose to put in here. There are going to be tons of authors you've never heard of, and stories you may not have read from authors you may know, and odds are this will point you in some new reading directions (hooks for me are Joanna Russ and Stepan Chapman). I've been working on this since about August, and I finally finished earlier today. (The earlier stuff is harder to get through, especially if you don't go for "classic" sci-fi, but stick with it.) Get this. It's worth your time and your money. War of the Foxes, Richard Siken: An early Christmas gift for Jim. This collection is still amazing, but between the two collections of his poetry so far, I like Crush better. Books read: 96
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  28. Randomness

    There is nothing more awkward than being on the sidelines of someone being talked at by their parents.
  29. In-universe conspiracy theories

    Eradicator and Cyborg Superman were other such failed experiments, thought dead, but now hold the secret until they can spill the beans...when they find a media figure who isn't a lying liberal scum...like Glorious Godfrey. That Clark Kent guy definitely wasn't any help.
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