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  2. slothian

    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Here's me thinking I was the only person who hadn't seen Coming to America until last week!
  3. dc20willsave

    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Fury Road.
  4. Dread

    Every comic you've read in 2018

    The Wild Storm vol 2: still fucking excellent. Can't wait to get my hands on the first Michael Cray trade to continue that side of the story. This is so much up my alley, it's bonkers. The Dead Hand #1: I get it. Looks pretty. I'm just not engaged. The Immortal Men #1: this was pretty fun. I'm in for a few more. VS #3: it's beautiful, but I'm just not interested in the story. I've seen it too many times. Comics: 818 Trades: 26 Graphic Novels: 14 Omnibus: 11
  5. Dan

    Everything DC

    The HBO Watchmen adaptation has gone to series.
  6. S-T

    The "I need to vent" thread

    Maybe talk to her about finding the dog a new home? Clearly, the young woman’s lifestyle is not helping with the anxiety, if it is that freaked out when she is gone. It would probably be in the dog’s best interest to be somewhere else. Not to mention your own mental health.
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  8. The Master

    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Hellraiser.
  9. slothian

    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Also, Hellraiser vs Mad Max: Fury Road
  10. teenalphabro

    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    A History of Violence: First time viewing. Cronenberg continues to prove to me why he's so good at what he does with this film. Films Watched: 55
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  12. Professor

    Random movie and tv thoughts

    So, the Aquabats are doing the kickstarter thing. I don't think it will get funded, but they uploaded the 2nd season and it is all new to me.
  13. S-T

    Episode 1019

    The moment wouldn't resonate today like it did then, because death actually meant something in comics at the time. But it still resonates. Now, characters die and come back to life all the time.
  14. S-T

    Episode 1019

    And it says a lot about how much wolverine loved Jean, and how special his love for her was. Wolverine has had many women over the years- Silver Fox, Mariko, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, Madame Hydra, Mystique (he also has very poor judgment) but Jean was the love of his life. Even more than Mariko... but Jean was always with Scott Summers.
  15. The Master

    Episode 1019

    It's utterly heartbreaking to see one of the toughest characters of all time so emotionally broken. It speaks volumes about the character.
  16. Dan

    The leisurely comic discussion thread

    Gerard Jones has been sentenced to six years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography.
  17. S-T

    Episode 1019

    My eyes literally welled up when you guys were explaining how Wolverine turned away because he could not face the Greys. I had to pause the episode and compose myself because I was at work. Also, I picked up the Terra Incognito and The Judas Contract trade paperbacks a few years ago, followed by the Terror of Trigon, and they are all spectacular. If you are a fan of the Titans, you owe it to yourself to buy those books.
  18. Donomark

    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Peter Parker: Spider-Man #308: I love these kinds of Spider-Man stories. Where the weight of the various characters' histories sags them down a depressing present. It's why Paul Jenkins' run on the title is my #2 favorite run. Batman# 53 (2016): This is an A+. Terrific characterization of Bruce, top-tier artwork. Wonderfully poetic. I loved this. Batgirl #25 (2016): This was pretty good. My main takeaway was the return of the Dick and Babs romance which the Dan Didio era of DC Comics has fought against tooth and nail for reasons I still don't know. It worked off their most recent team-ups and felt natural and sweet. The rest was fine, I don't love Batgirl being in grimdark stories but at least she's written better than during the Gail Simone era. Trade Paperbacks: 17 Single Issues: 193
  19. Donomark

    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Black Kklansman: A strong return to form from Spike Lee that was much harder to sit through than I anticipated, with an ending that left the entire theater utterly silent. The last thing Lee is as a director is subtle, but this is a controlled, intentional story he's telling, and a prescient one at that.
  20. The Master

    Episode 1019

    I really need to read that run.
  21. Donomark

    Episode 1019

    Good ep fellows. Regarding the NTT/X-Men comparisons, Wolfman actually fought back on the accusation that they were patterning their book after Claremont, and the character of Terra was more or less a reaction to that. http://www.titanstower.com/terra-i/ "When The New Teen Titans was first published back in 1980, many fans thought that we were simply ‘ripping off the idea from Marvel’s X-Men comic. Nothing could have been further from the truth. I had written the Teen Titans in its first incarnation in 1969 and have had a fondness for the group ever since. When I came to DC Comics in 1980, I wanted to return to that title, bring it up to date, and add a new cast of characters to fight alongside some of the original members. But the accusation that we were an X-Men clone continued, even though the X-Men writer, Chris Claremont, once stated at a comics convention that the only similarity was that we were both working on former cult titles and had made them more popular than before. Still, some die-hards refused to give up. Now, I love puncturing balloons, and I decided if some fans thought we were an X-Men clone, then why not play with them a bit? The X-Men had just introduced a new member to their group, a young 14-year-old cute-as-a-button girl with incredible powers. I’d do the same. I’d play her first as a villain, then seemingly reform her and have her join the Titans. Only I’d have her constantly lie to the Titans, change her stories, do suspicious things, and, in general, make her a louse. I could do that, I knew, because comic book convention would demand that readers ignore all the evidence and assume she was a good girl. Alter all, the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde was a heroine, so even the lying, cheating, conniving Tara Markov had to have a heart of gold. Right? Wrong. From the very beginning Tara was conceived as a villainess. It was the first time a member of a super-hero group ever proved to be a spy (not a traitor-she was always working for The Terminator). Playing on the comic readers’ expectations worked. The Tara Markov story threw everyone for a loop. Reader response ranged from hailing the stories as a Titans high point to “How dare you make her evil,” (as if I had ever given the readers any reason to think she wasn’t) to “For what you did to Tara Markov, I am going to kill you.” We sent that death-threat to the police. Unlike our pen-and-ink created heroes and heroines, the writers and artists of the Titans are all too mortal."
  22. RSS

    Episode 1019

    In this patron-sponsored review, Dan (the patron in question) and Mike look into the 1982 crossover that set the comic book world on fire: The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans. [ 1:12:07 || 37.6 MB ]
  23. Dread

    Random wrestling thoughts

    Oof...that hurts. The guy was a Canadian legend before being a pro wrestler. The story goes that at the Calgary Stampede (kind of like a World's Fair, but for rednecks) there was an anvil throwing contest. It was a joke because no one could get the anvil more than an inch off the ground. Neidhart walked up and picked the fucker up and threw it. Not only confounding the contest throwers, he actually set a world record that, as far as I understand, still stands today. He was exciting in the ring and, though I don't think he ever got the credit for it, I thought he was fun on the mic. He wasn't the best talker, but he was electric. The Hart Foundation was the shit. So fucking great. One of the last times I saw him in a match was the Canadian Stampede version of In Your House. The Hart Foundation was supposed to be the heels, but that changed when they went to their home town. Brian Pillman gets a pop for the ages, for fuck's sake. Brilliant match. Brilliant fun. Start at about 5:30 to see the entrances. RIP Anvil. Edit: Holy fuck, these guys all look amazing in 1997.
  24. Dread

    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    The Greatest Showman: This is a pretty decent movie. I'm not a big musical guy (shocking, I know) but this is one of the few where the music wasn't fuckdiculously painful to listen to. The cast does a pretty remarkable job. Yeah, Barnum was a horrible person (beyond today's standards) and this film glosses over it horribly. However, the number with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in the bar was probably my favourite set-piece, especially with my headcanon that this is basically a gay version of Looper. Isle of Dogs: hands down the leader in my best films of 2018 list thus far. Truly remarkable. Anderson kills it every time when he goes fantastical. Mr. Fox, Zissou and this one. He knows what he's doing when he goes pulp or adventure every time. Brilliant film. Incredible animation. Heartbreaking filmmaking. Features: 104 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 6 Rewatches:
  25. Dread

    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Hack/Slash Resurrection vol 1: Tini Howard is a perfect choice for writing this. She gets the flippant tone, but she also understands the need for a heavy emotional connection between characters. She's perfect. The art is mostly great, but gets a little pinky here and there. I really enjoyed this. Swing vol 1: this was very much of the same vein of Sunstone (same universe as well) and Linda Sejic shares the cartooned side of her husband's art skills and is quite apt for this. It hits very close to home. Spread vol 5: motherfucker. This was amazing. Fantastic and bittersweet end. Future Quest Presents vol 1: the first half of this is Jeff Parker and Ariel Olivetti doing Space Ghost and the second half is Phil Hester and Steve Rude doing Birdman. Both are really good. Birdman is more my speed but that's mostly because you can't do much better than Steve Rude. Robocop Citizen's Arrest #1: they could make this sequel TODAY and I would love it. Sideways #3: I think the reason this isn't ringing true for me is that this is very much a Marvel book set indie the DCU. I don't want that. Comics: 815 Trades: 25 Graphic Novels: 14 Omnibus: 11
  26. The Master

    Random wrestling thoughts

    Oh crap, that's so sad.
  27. slothian

    Random wrestling thoughts

    Not sure whether that's a good age or not for a wrestler to live to. Also, that leaves Bret as the sole member of the Hart Foundation stable still alive.
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