Donomark

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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Mister Miracle #12 (2018): Good stuff. Better than King's Batman, or at least more consistent. Detective Comics #992: With this arc, the book's returned to it's b-list status that it dips in and out of whenever compared to the Batman title. It's not awful, but after a defining run and a solid follow-up, this will just end up being forgettable. Superman #5 (2018): Good issue but Zod's been kind of overused lately, considering Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. I love Ivan Reis' art, but I think I prefer Action Comics right now. Amazing Spider-Man #810: Good read. I prefer Felicia to be reformed, but she's been a bad guy again for over ten years now, so that's not something I can pin on Spencer, plus she's better than she has been. The MJ subplot was highly intriguing however. Captain America #709: S'okay Trade Paperbacks: 20 Single Issues: 255
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    What games are you currently playing?

    I bought a PS4 specifically to play Spider-Man, and it's my return into the gaming world in ten years. I am this game's bitch.
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    RIP Stan Lee

    ❤️
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    Episode 58: Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Can speak from experience that the monologue in JCVD is his best acting that I've ever seen.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Throne of Blood: Review upcoming
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    Weird Dreams

    Unless it's been done before, maybe a topic about the bizarre dreams we have why not? For instance, last night I dreamt I met Elden Henson in the bathroom of this hotel-boat/ship hybrid, at which point it was revealed he was there to rob the place and the events that followed were a mix of the film Under Siege and an episode of Cowboy Bebop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ What are some of yours?
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Mystery Team: 2009 film starring Derrick Comedy which was Donald Glover, DC Pierson and Dmominic Dierckes. This movie's about a trio of high school seniors who - after spending the past ten years had been kid-sleuths solving useless mysteries - are on the cusp of graduation and taking on the world. At times a real "Who's who" of late 2000s/early 2010s comedic faces, this is generally pretty funny although it's mostly completely carried by Donald Glover doing a way more manic and immature Troy Barnes. Fear: Starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg. I had no idea this film existed. It's hilarious. Mid-90s teen horror film which almost always results in trash, the film isn't exactly bad but Wahlberg's natural creepiness makes it funny. William Peterson plays Reese's father who everyone treats like an idiot for rightly figuring Wahlberg to be an abusive POS. It's nuts. I'm sure @dc20willsave has probably seen it.
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    What You've Read Recently

    Lolita by Valdimir Nabokov Impossible to enjoy in a modern context, this was actually much worse than I anticipated in the creepy perverted aspect. I went into it thinking the book would be a flowery, almost poetic expression of sexual frustration and romantic desire. "Humbert Humbert" is every single bit as demented and detestable as the situation warrants, and both the narrative and the book play into that. Nabokov's prose is eloquent if florid, but the subject matter is so repulsive there's zero getting around it.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    The Immortal Hulk #8: OH MY GOD. This issue was jaw-dropping. Batman #58 (2018): More hit-or-miss Tom King, this time hit. I liked this issue. Border Town #1-#3: This isn't a brilliantly written comic, but I'm kinda grooving on the punch-in-your-face brazenness of it. I'd forgotten Ramon Villalobos was an artist, who I hadn't seen since he did fill-ins on Chris Burnham's Batman Inc. Work a few years back. Unfortunately, his style is very similar to Burnham's who is incredibly similar to Frank Quietly. There's not a ton of individual style, but I like them all. I also think the seriousness of the times calls for a little less-than-subtle approach to writing about kids of color living in a racist town. I dunno...it really isn't brilliant, but I dig it. Trade Paperbacks: 20 Single Issues: 250
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    Everything DC

    Love the actor. Really doubting the casting choice. And Black Mask is a guy who's mask is burned into his face, so one questions whether the movie will commit to it.
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    Weeklong events on Earth-2.net: The Show

    Ohohohoho.... I am ALL OVER anything and everything to do with Knightfall
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    The DCAU news thread

    But there's a new hour-long documentary, right?
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Arrrgh Die Hard With a Vengeance. Easily, for me.
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    The Flickchart Forum - join in!

    Justice League definitely because the Snyder flicks are all primarily Superman movies. Supergirl is hot shit is definitely a debate to have because it references the Reeve series all over the place but he's straight-up not in that film.
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    The DCAU news thread

    Oh snap!
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    Everything Marvel

    Hopefully they'll team-up with the Heroes for Hire, who hopefully will continue in existence
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    Everything DC

    This is the most (non-political) idiotic thing I've read in a while. https://comicbook.com/dc/amp/2018/10/29/titans-alan-ritchson-avengers-infinity-war-no-stakes/ “You know, I play a superhero without any superpowers," Ritchson continued. "How great is that? I still remember the first episode I shot, episode 1.02. Brad Anderson, the director, and I were standing on set and it was the first time that we were shooting where I was in the suit and kicking ass... And I was like, ‘Okay… We’ve never had this conversation before, so… do I fly? What are my superpowers? Am I super strong? I can handle a jump that size?’ And he’s like, ‘Good question, good question. Yeah. Let’s go with no superpowers.’ I was like, ‘Okay! Alright! That informs a lot!' How did the director not or or decide whether or not the characters had powers in a scene that already would've been written out and scripted. Wouldn't they have known since the show's decision to include them in the episode upon basic research?
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    The Flickchart Forum - join in!

    At the risk of my own personal sanity, since you began by recapping the Bond films, perhaps a new listing of the Batman movies would be in order...
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    Episode 1028

    I don't know exactly what song Pandy was parodying with the Halloween jingle, but I forgot how much it kicked ass. We need to have a shirt of it.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Heroes in Crisis #2: This book wants to be the next Identity Crisis (A story I really like), but King's writing feels pretentious. There's a lot of surface-level meta-writing going on. The Trinity are performing an autopsy and Wonder Woman says "Come on, you're Batman. You already know who did it.", not taking the situation seriously at all. Booster Gold feels egregiously out of character for someone who can't remember if he murdered a bunch of heroes, and the tonal switch from intense to light-hearted isn't pulled off well at all. It wants to be Identity Crisis, but can't keep itself straight to be effective. Batman Secret Files #1 (2018): This was actually an enjoyable read. The various stories were told by outsiders to the Bat-Books, so there were more women and POC contributing interesting stories I've not seen before, or have seen rarely. King's story at the beginning was good. Trade Paperbacks: 20 Single Issues: 245
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    Dr Who Art

    Everything by Alice X. Zhang
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    Everything DC

    Hilarious. I'd love to hear them talk about season one on video.
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    The Defenders

    Just finished Daredevil season 3 and I absolutely loved it. This was a return to form for not just this show (and again I liked season 2), but for comic book adaptations in general which I've been disillusioned with for months now (Flash season 4 was so bad).
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Batgirl #28 (2018): I really like Paul Pellitier's artwork. I think this run is the best I've seen from him. Unfortunately Maighread Scott's characterization of the Gordon's is too basic, too pat to enjoy. The emotions of both Barbara and Jim after The Killing Joke are well-trodden territory, and not only does Scott not introduce anything new, but they're off as well. Babs is also written like a sneaky teenager, when she's not. I'm not hating this book again but I'm really not grooving on the characterization. Detective Comics #991: Meh. Action Comics #1004: THIS, I loved. Ryan Sook has been a terrific DC artist for the past ten or twelve years, and he never gets enough work. Bendis paces his scripts fat and full, there's never a dull moment. Loving that we've been seeing so much more of the Daily Planet after they'd been background noise since the start of Rebirth. Love Perry and Clark's interaction. The one thing against it is not that Lois calls Clark "Baby", but that she refers to him as that constantly. That's never been so frequent of a word for her, so it felt a touch off, but not so much that it killed my enjoyment of the issue. Amazing Spider-Man #809: The villain plot with Odessa Drake I wasn't really interested in, but the Spidey/Marvel Heroes plot was another good story from Spencer. Another solid cliffhanger too. Trade Paperbacks: 20 Single Issues: 243