The Master

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    Everything DC

    I might give it one episode. Probably not, though. This is not the tone I want from a Titans show. Like, at all.
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    Everything DC

    This is very NSFW.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    X-Men: Red #6: Still easily the best X-team book out there. Twice now Jean has used her powers on other people without consent. Both times she was doing good, but I hope they make something of this; she cannot be psychically influencing others without blowback. Jessica Jones #1: A surprise digital-first issue which picks up right where Bendis left off. While some of the tropes are still there -- such as the two-page spread of talking heads -- the dialogue is less Bendisy. At 40-plus pages, it's essentially two issues rolled into one. Batman #51: In the aftermath of last issue, Bruce is in a bad place -- which makes it the worst time for him to be called for jury duty. Even worse, the case he's assigned calls Batman's legitimacy into question, as Mister Freeze claims he only confessed to a murder spree because an enraged Batman was going to kill him. This issue is mostly setup for the next, but I like what they did with Bruce here. Using very little dialogue, you know everything he's feeling. From his bathroom outburst to his loneliness in the hotel, this is a very broken man. The Magic Order #2: Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel begin to expand their world, and we get a few more clues as to what's going on. Tony Stark: Iron Man #2: Character wise, Slott has me hooked into this book. Plot wise, he needs to start moving this somewhere. Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth, volume 1: In truth, I've only read the first 50- or 60-ish pages of this 400-page beast. They're solid, Silver Age-inspired war stories set on an alien world. They're also quite repetitive; reading them all in one sitting was a mistake on my part. For future readings I'll consume maybe two or three stories at a time, rather than pushing through, because these are fun, action-packed, beautifully drawn stories.
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    The awesome video thread

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    Randomness

    Use this thread to post random pictures and thoughts.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Superman #1: Weird book. Felt like it ended out of nowhere. I love that J'onn wants Superman to do more and be better. X-23 #1: Honey Badger is the best. Also, nice nod to HB's future Wolverine suit from Old Woman Laura. Old Man Logan #43: Having not read their previous encounter, I felt a little lost, but it was till an okay read. Plastic Man #2: Fun book.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    The Flash #50: HE'S BACK, BABY!
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Oddly, just before you posted this, both this movie and a C. Thomas Howell month were thrown around during a Pulp Diction recording.
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    Steve Ditko RIP

    I might toss John Romita Sr. in there, but since he wasn't one of the Marvel Founding Fathers, yeah, I think Stan's it.
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    Steve Ditko RIP

    Aw man!
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    My understanding is that this is meant to be the flagship book at the moment.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Weapon X #20: Holy crap! Someone is getting me to like Omega Red! X-Men: Gold #31: Instead of focusing on the aftermath of the non-wedding, we're shunted to a Days of Future Past timeline. It's fine but not for me. The Immortal Hulk #2: Oh man! This is an old school horror comic featuring Banner and The Hulk. More of this please! Captain America #1: I think I'll wait for the trade here. It's solid and is very much set in the Golden Shitgibbon's America, but I'm not yet compelled to read this issue to issue.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Batman #50: Blue eyes. Green eyes. Blue eyes. Green eyes. Shut the fuck up! I like Tom King, a lot, but his matching narration and dialogue is getting tired. As for the ending, he says this is the midway point of a 100-issue story so I'll see where it goes. Catwoman #1: This didn't really grab me, but I like Joëlle Jones so I'll stick around for a bit. Cosmic Ghost Rider #1: There's a scene that made me laugh out loud. (You'll know it when you get there.) And babychest returns! Death of the Inhumans #1: Well, this book took a few big players off the board. *shakes fist* Wolverine: Origins #1-3: I planned to read all 50 issues, but these opening three really set a poor tone. I think I'm out. Man of Steel #1-6:
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    Post of the Day

    Will on the age of The Real World: San Fransisco:
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    Post of the Day

    This thread will be used to honor the best post of each day... assuming there is one.
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    First time you felt old

    Post of the Day!
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    First time you felt old

    For me, it was in 2004, when I heard Ghostbusters was celebrating its 20th anniversary. Worse yet, next year it hits 25!
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    First time you felt old

    Yesterday, The Real World: San Francisco turned 24. @Dan
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    James Bond: The Body #1-6: While the first three issues read like unrelated Bond adventures, the series comes together as a whole during the fourth. It's then that the bigger pictures starts to form, and, by the end, you see what Bond was chasing. In some ways, this six-issue series reminds me of Global Frequency: one writer, different artists per issue, single adventures. But, as noted, there is a larger game at play here. The final issue is also a nice quiet way to end it all.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Kill or Be Killed #1-20: After a botched suicide attempt, Dylan begins to see a demon who tells him that the price for his continued life is that he must kill at least one person each month. If not, the demon will return. From there he begins a killing spree that puts him the crosshairs of the Russian mob and the NYPD. However, what if there is no demon; what if Dylan is a troubled young man who's frustrated with society and its lack of perceived justice? This is an excellent series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, one which keeps changing from beginning to end. Every time you think you know where it's headed, you're hit with a left turn. If it isn't made into a TV show or movie within five years I will be shocked.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    That's right about where I stopped, too.