The Master

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  1. The Master added a post in a topic Episode 33   

    Spock is so into the coffee, one almost expects Linda Richman to show up.
  2. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Elektra #4: It's way too please with its video game and comic book references.
    All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2: Simple fun.
    Comics: 371
  3. The Master added a post in a topic Spider-Man: Homecoming   

    Wow! That's awesome.
  4. The Master added a post in a topic JLA movie news   

    Kevin Maguire had one of those tweets, which he's since deleted.
  5. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Wolveirne: Snikt #1-5: Wolverine is pulled to 2058 to fight an adamantium-encased living virus that has killed untold millions, if not billions. It's Days of Future Past as seen through a manga filter, and I liked it. If you're into manga styles and sensibilities, you'll enjoy this. If not, quite the opposite. As much as I enjoyed it, though, it took no more than 20 minutes to read all five issues, thanks to limited dialogue. And it only took that long because the third issue slowed down to give the backstory. This is a quick, mindless read, and though it shows Wolverine as a Manga-ish character, he's still the best there is at what he does.
    Comics: 369
  6. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Trinity #8: A Superman Reborn followup, in which Superman tells Wonder Woman and Batman about the recent history-reshaping events. As a standalone issue it won't work for most people, but as a followup to one story and a laying-the-groundwork issue for a forthcoming story it works well.
    Trinity #9: The trio find themselves transported to The Watchtower, where an alien presence has begun a hostile takeover. While it is a generic sci-fi plot, Francis Manapul manages to get in some characterization for Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman.
    Comics: 364
  7. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    The Wild Storm #4: It's hard to keep track of who's on which side and what goal(s) each side is aiming for, but I'm still enjoying the book.
    Super Sons #4: This book. Oh my god, this book. It is the best Superman and the best Batman comic on the market, and there are really good Superman and Batman comics out right now. It's fun, energetic, exciting, and sound exactly like bickering kids should sound.
    Comics: 362
  8. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Batman #23: A fun, cryptic one-off featuring Swamp Thing. Quite good. 
    Comics: 360
  9. The Master added a post in a topic Venom   

    If they did Agent Venom, with Hardy playing Army veteran Flash Thompson, it could work without Spider-Man. Otherwise, yeah, it's iffy.
  10. The Master added a post in a topic Everything DC   

    Looks promising, but I hope the narration was only for the sake of the trailer, because it was rather flat at times.
  11. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Justice League / Power Rangers #4: Not the strongest issue, but it brings us back to the start. It was fun seeing the Power Rangers in DC-related costumes.
    Comics: 359
  12. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Archie #20: Mark Waid sure does love literal cliffhangers.
    Comics: 358
  13. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Superman #23: I fucking hate what happened in this issue, but the cliffhanger was unexpected.
    Nightwing #21: Okay issue.
    Comics: 357
  14. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    The Flash #22: The Button comes to a close on a whimper. There are two big reveals in the book, but both were spoiled weeks (if not months) ago. Had they remained secret, the impact would have been huge. Besides that, though, there isn't much substance in the issue. By no means is it bad; it's simply too lean for a full issue.
    Nick Fury #2: So very fun and pretty.
    Manhunter: The Special Edition: This starts out so very strong, with an almost Golden Age vibe (RE: short stories packed with action and ass-kicking), then Batman shows up and the whole thing dies for me. Each eight-page chapter takes its time building to the final showdown between Manhunter and The Council, but when Goodwin and Simonson are given more pages to wrap the story up, it races to the finish and is painfully slow at the same time. On top of that: the focus shifts to Batman as Manhunter and his crew become background characters, the voice of the book changes so drastically it feels like a different writer, and the climax is downright forgettable. (For record keeping, with about 85 pages of story, I'm calling this one four issues.)
    Comics: 355
  15. The Master added a post in a topic What are you watching and enjoying?   

    The Fleischer Lois Lane is perfect: smart, curious, saucy, tough, and headstrong.
  16. The Master added a post in a topic 2016-2017 Television Season   

    Was APB that "We're not ripping off RoboCop" show?
  17. The Master added a post in a topic Help influence episode 42!   

    Toss in another one for Bring it On.
  18. The Master added a post in a topic The Convention Thread   

    That sounds awesome, and so very frightening.
  19. The Master added a post in a topic Help influence episode 42!   

    Interview with the Vampire or Little Women for her younger self, The Virgin Suicides or Drop Dead Gorgeous for her late teen / young adult years, and Marie Antoinette or Upside Down for her adult career.
    If you choose The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette, you'll get a look at how Sofia Coppola directed Dunst in two movies.
  20. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Everything up to #8 is exactly what you'd expect, with Ra's al Ghul tossed in. Then we jump to 1977. It's revealed that:

    We never see any of this, however; Bruce tells the tale to Wonder Woman.
  21. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #1-12 (digital-first series as 12 issues, but it will be six when collected in paper): A very fun, decades-spanning adventure which explores the origins of Batman and gives an early look into Wonder Woman's career, then it jumps ahead to tease how Batman's career came to a close. Without spoiling it, it's dark. Nightwing, Batwoman, and a heroic Catwoman all make appearances to stop Ra's and Talia. The book comes to a close in a bit of a hurry, but that does not undo all of the fun that took place leading up to the conclusion.
    Comics: 349
  22. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1: The start of the next big crossover does an excellent job putting Luke and Aphra together, setting up several story threads without revealing too much, and leaves us with a curious-but-dangerous cliffhanger. Loving the look of this one, too. Not sure I've seen Marco Checchetto's work before, but I will be keeping an eye out for him. He makes Luke look both strong and green at the same time, and Luke's tux is a killer look.
    Comics: 337
  23. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Carnage #1-16: This series was so unbelievably good. Everyone, including Carnage, is given real human moments; the story builds to a natural, satisfying conclusion; and Mike Perkins brings each character to life with truly human faces and reactions. The only two negatives are: Toxin doesn't quite fit, visually, with the rest of the book, and the storytelling bounces around a little too much for my liking after Jubulile (not the X-Man) shows up. Still though, so damn good. And no slight on the colors, which are pitch perfect, but I want to read a black and white collection.
    Red Hood and the Outlaws #10: Okay issue.
    Star Trek / Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #6: The final line! OH. MY. GOD! Please let there be a third crossover!
    Weapon X #3: I love Old Man Logan and Creed.
    Comics: 336
  24. The Master added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Elektra #3: Still liking this book, but the non-Elektra characters are the very definition of cannon fodder.
    All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1: Quite fun. I'll stick around for a while.
    Bullseye #4: Bullseye's sadism is wonderful.
    Jean Grey #1: "This is frigging clown shoes" is my new expression of frustration. I'm liking this one. Hopefully it'll get a chance to last a while.
    Comics: 318
  25. The Master added a post in a topic Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2   

    Michael Rooker blew me away. Dear god, he was amazing.
    During the end credits, when we see Ayesha's plans for the future, I blurted, "Oh shit!" That was the last thing I expected to see.