Dread

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  1. Wow...three really separate pitches but all connected in various ways. The children thing was prevalent and the green flame connected a few as well. That was fun. Count me in on any others that come along!
  2. it only went like 40 issues right? Edit: never mind. I thought it was cancelled in the 40s.
  3. I really thought there was some bitterness over the ending of Hitman?
  4. You make some good points and that last one is the truest of them all! I think that was Ennis being upset at having Hitman cancelled at DC and venting through the Punisher. Garbage. The first 12 or so issues were pure gold though. I just don't know. I think the Mature title is getting old to me. I like a Punisher with some visual and literary limits.
  5. That New X-Men collection sounds awesome. The only thing that would make me go to the trouble to sell my entire run and re-buy it in the form of the collection would be Joe Quesada's introduction being a written apology on behalf of Marvel Entertainment for throwing out the legacy Morrison left them with in the span of a few months.
  6. Really? Man, I've been loving almost every arc of Punisher MAX. The Barracuda story was great. I agree. Only they seem to be nothing but more of the same. Ennis is repeating himself over and over with a nastier villain each time. He's repeating a winning formula but he's still repeating. The human trafficking, the pissing on the corpses of the Castles, Barracuda...when will he actually fight Hitler, Stalin and Satan?
  7. Hey folks. Just wanted to plug this Devil's Due book about a werewolf who kills at the full moon and makes up for it by using his slightly diminished non-full moon powers as a superhero the rest of the month. It's black and white and really moody and dark. Really nice stuff. I'm reminded of the Crow comic. Check out Nightwolf #0, it's a cheap intro. Nightwolf: The Price (I don't like the sub-title either) is a 5 issue miniseries. SUPPORT INDIE COMICS!!!!!!
  8. just when i was going to drop it...
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    DRS news: DC

    I'm all about the New Gods collection. I'm currently reveling in the Essential Fantastic Four trades.
  10. It used to be 20-30 bucks a week but then I moved away and I only get my comics once every month or two and I drop 50-80 bucks each time. I need to catch up...Christmas where are you?
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    Civil War *SPOILERS!*

    Okay, but the President would react differently to the death of Captain America. Unless, of course, he was complicit in the death. Who dies? Falcon?
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    Civil War *SPOILERS!*

    I do see what you're saying but I'll go a little farther and ask what the Sentinels even stand for besides a symbol of mutant persecution anymore. It seems like, after the X-Men animated series, the Sentinels are made of tin. Anybody with a power signature can destroy them (Cyclops, Havok), anybody with a mutant weapon (Wolverine, Maggot), anybody who's a telekinetic can destroy them. Why would you want to send them up against Captain America who could take an entire squadron of Sentinels out on his own without breaking a sweat. Morrison tried to bring back the menace of the Sentinels what with the Master Mold thing and the attack on Genosha but Marvel went and retconned that, like they did with everything else Morrison did on New X-Men.
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    Civil War *SPOILERS!*

    Go here immediately!!! http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/CivilWa...ilWar04Pre.html OOOOOOHHHHH MMMMMY GOD!!!! I have one complaint about this preview: Dagger. Love both her and Cloak but the way she talks to Thor is too casual. She doesn't really know Thor if she has even met him. But HOLY SHIT! Can't wait for this.
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    Omega Flight

    So that is US Agent. Newsarama has a story about a collection of 5 stories of b-listers (Venom, Ant Man, Iron Fist, US Agent and Howard the Duck). The US Agent story is written by Oeming and drawn by Kolins.
  15. I remember wayyy back there was some talk about a thread for suggested reads for Jenny, I could not find said thread (Right Said Thread?). I wanted to recommend Fragile: Love Never Dies with story and art by the awesome Stefano Raffaele. It's a zombie scifi love story that is touching, action-packed and gory. Great characterization too. It was published by DC/Humanoids a couple of years ago.
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    Omega Flight

    Right you are sir. Auggghhhh!!!! 'ow dare you tease me so Messr Sims! <shaking fist>
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    Omega Flight

    Vindicator is Guardian's wife who occasionally donned the costume and led the team. That's Guardian. That doesn't look too much like Beta Ray Bill, it seems like more of a cross between him and Box. I loved Box. Maybe they met each other in space and merged or something. Good to know that a Canadian super-team contains a total of 3 out of 5 Canadian members (that is including if the character is Box and not just who we think it is). I'm not pissed, it's just that Talisman is my least favourite Alpha Flight member. Bring back Shaman!!!!! Yoda, I sent another one, check it now.
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    Omega Flight

    You bet yer goddamn bippy I'll be devouring this!!!! Ongoing too. I hope they treat it right until I get to write the damned book! PS Yoda, get my email?
  19. Try it again with your nose plugged.
  20. Saw this on TV last night. I drifted back and forth with Smallville and, at times, barely held my interest. I felt that the good episodes were downright brilliant and everything else was just mediocre. The last episode I watched had Jonathan Kent dying. After your recap of season 5 episode and this teaser, I am totally psyched to jump right in to this last (?) season of Smalliville.
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    Civil War *SPOILERS!*

    Could have been. Were you one of the three people who read it? :laugh:
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    Civil War *SPOILERS!*

    I was thinking about the Winter Soldier taking up the mantle of Captain America too but the whole "42" thing eluded me. I was thinking it might be a prison or something they would build but now it seems to make a lot more sense. Cap is as big a character to the Marvel Universe as Superman is in DC but he is far more expendable. Thanks for making the link Yoda, I have to agree with that. PS Where's John Walker/US Agent?
  23. The UK only delays 1 day for books from the big two and other premium publishers from what I know.
  24. What makes it all worse is that this is a book that has the potential to pull in new readers. Comics need new readers. This is a boom period without a lot of boom. The industry needs new readers that will branch off into other books. If I went into a store to pick up Civil War and it was late, and all of the accompanying crossover titles are also late, then I would probably say "Fuck it" and put the other issues on eBay. Dumb, dumb, dumb move just to get #1 out on time to dethrone Infinite Crisis #7 from the top seller spot. Way to fuck it all up Brevoort. As you can see, I'm pissed. A lot of people have a lot invested in this story. Captain America, New Avengers and Daredevil are among the few books I buy from Marvel. Two of them will be affected by this. This is not how you do business. I'm not a fan of fill-in artists coming onto books but only because it makes me dislike the regular artist. McNiven can't handle this book on a monthly basis? I'm never picking up a new book drawn by McNiven. Simple as that. Vote with your dollars. Maybe I'll take that money over to DC. I hear Dini's doing some great stuff at Detective.
  25. That's awesome. Eugene Clark is one intimidating looking dude. Your haul is impressive (especially the sword and Cannibal Holocaust) but I hope your hopes aren't really high for Murder Set Pieces...