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Postby doglips on Sun May 27, 2007 3:21 pm

Anyone else reading Dynamo 5? BKV has been speaking highly of it on his forum, so I picked up the first three issues. Pretty good all in all, a great concept, some good dialogue and the art is decent.
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Postby wonkabar on Mon May 28, 2007 12:11 am

Rotten Tomatoes 94 worst to best-reviewed comic-movie adaptations.

Good list of pretty much every major feature-length comic-movie, though I wish some things were closer to the top while others were closer to the bottom. Oh well, it's based on the TMR
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon May 28, 2007 1:16 am

Proof that Rotten Tomatoes is useless.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon May 28, 2007 7:45 am

doglips wrote:Anyone else reading Dynamo 5? BKV has been speaking highly of it on his forum, so I picked up the first three issues. Pretty good all in all, a great concept, some good dialogue and the art is decent.


YES!

just snagged it myself DL, good stuff, with lots of room for growth.

I like how the teammates can't sleep with each other 'cuz they're all related...or are they? That old lady is shady, no doubt about it.
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Postby doglips on Mon May 28, 2007 8:26 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
doglips wrote:Anyone else reading Dynamo 5? BKV has been speaking highly of it on his forum, so I picked up the first three issues. Pretty good all in all, a great concept, some good dialogue and the art is decent.


YES!

just snagged it myself DL, good stuff, with lots of room for growth.

I like how the teammates can't sleep with each other 'cuz they're all related...or are they? That old lady is shady, no doubt about it.


Very shady, you may be onto something with the or are they? thought...... so cool that Invincible attended the funeral.
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Postby DennisMM on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:20 pm

Reading some Ultimate comics and the question struck me, "Why does Reed Richards still wear glasses?" He can elongate and shape his anatomy at will. That should include the lenses of his eyes and I'd think after a while he'd be able to retain the shape without conscious effort.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:24 pm

DennisMM wrote:Reading some Ultimate comics and the question struck me, "Why does Reed Richards still wear glasses?" He can elongate and shape his anatomy at will. That should include the lenses of his eyes and I'd think after a while he'd be able to retain the shape without conscious effort.


Heh. This made me laugh becuase it is logical, but oh-so-fanboyish. Nice catch Dennis. Hopefully one of the writers catches it and utilizes it.
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Postby DennisMM on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:29 pm

I just found it odd, after these several years. They've established he has no stomach, so why not something as obvious as glasses?

It would be a perfect "d'oh!" moment for Reed, wouldn't it? Also, he should be able to alter the shape of his eyes to allow for better distance or close focusing, sort of like having a built-in low-power telescope or magnifying glass.
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:47 pm

DennisMM wrote:I just found it odd, after these several years. They've established he has no stomach, so why not something as obvious as glasses?

It would be a perfect "d'oh!" moment for Reed, wouldn't it? Also, he should be able to alter the shape of his eyes to allow for better distance or close focusing, sort of like having a built-in low-power telescope or magnifying glass.


Don't you know that all scientists worth their weight in einsteinium wear glasses:

Stephen Hawking, Christmas Jones in James Bond (at least I remember her wearing glasses for about five seconds when we meet her), Patrick Moore (famous British astronomer)

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Even Dr Zaius has been known to don a pair of shades with prescription lenses every now and then:

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Although I doubt Reed's the kind of fellow to try and weave around the ins and outs of the fashion industry, I guess they just make him feel more scientisty.
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Postby Peven on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:56 pm

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thats a pic of a the Dino in the 70's.
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Postby DennisMM on Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:05 pm

Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:51 pm

haha I was singing the same thing in my head.
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Postby minstrel on Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:32 pm

Sepp's got it right. Scientists and other intelligent people HAVE to wear glasses. How else would we know they're intelligent?
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Postby DennisMM on Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:41 am

Does that mean if I start wearing contacts again I'll be as dumb as my brother who doesn't wear glasses?
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Postby unikrunk on Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:56 am

Actor / Singer / Songwriter Paul Williams:

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Postby unikrunk on Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:49 am

Superman for Tomorrow – vol 1-2
Yep, Superman must be waiting for tomorrow, because his ass is scarce in these books. I must have missed some Crisis event that led to these books, because I was lost from panel one. The Vanishing?

Oh, and a priest with cancer, and, ah, no Lois, but then…

Contrived. If you like Jim Lee’s pencils (I don’t really), and don’t care about story, then this book is for YOU!

If you prefer story over lots of overdrawn pictures, then look the other way, and go buy something by Mignola.
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Postby Fried Gold on Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:33 pm

An interview with Alan Moore from twenty years ago, conducted by Gaz Top's mullet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLoIqI0PlhY

Has a brief reference to Watchmen at the end.
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Postby doglips on Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:18 am

News from Ellis on Desolation Jones - He says they ran into some problems, which are now sorted and it will be back later in the year on a monthly schedule.

His new steampunkish webcomic launches soon too - Freakangels

Ellis via BADSIGNAL wrote:FREAKANGELS is a free online comic
debuting later this year, by myself
and artist Paul Duffield, via Avatar
Press. It's an open-ended, longform
story told in the equivalent of
five pages a week. I never got to
do weekly comics, unlike many of
my British peers, so this is fun for
me. We have a shitload of pages
already done, so there's a big
buffer in place.

I wanted to take a crack at something
open-ended in the webcomics mode,
and I've also been wanting to play
with steampunk styling. And also,
as has been my wont of late, I
wanted to do something British.

So welcome to Whitechapel, some
years from now, just barely above
ground in a flooded England. (I
pored over speculative floodmaps
to see what'd stay above water if
the Thames burst its barriers.)
Whitechapel is, among other things,
home to a clan of unrelated young
people with purple hair and purple
eyes: the Freakangels of the title.
And the Freakangels have a secret:
something bad is their fault.

Did you ever read The Midwich
Cuckoos (sp?)? Filmed as The Village
Of The Damned a few times. I
always wondered what those weird
psychic kids would be like if they'd
grown up to be disaffected teenagers
or twentysomethings.

Young, gifted and aimless, the
Freakangels gang have built some
kind of life for themselves in
Whitechapel -- one of them, KK,
even zooms around in a steam-
powered gyrocopter she built
herself. A life that starts to show
big cracks when a girl called Alice
from Manchester turns up with a
shotgun and a grievance, having
met the lost, prodigal last Freakangel,
who had very different ideas about
what they should do with themselves
and this flooded future England.
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Postby DennisMM on Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:49 pm

Mike Wieringo, comics artist perhaps best-known for his collaborations with Mark Waid on Flash and Fantastic Four has died of a heart attack at 44. Wieringo was the co-creator of Bart Allen (Impulse/Kid Flash II/Flash IV).

Newsarama has the story.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:49 am

It's like losing Bart was too much for him. :(
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Postby Leckomaniac on Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:56 am

Yeah I posted this earlier today. Too sad.
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Postby DennisMM on Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:19 am

Sorry, Leck. I'll take down my announcement if you like.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:28 am

DennisMM wrote:Sorry, Leck. I'll take down my announcement if you like.


Oh not at all. Its just too sad. 44 is way too young.
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Postby wonkabar on Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:55 am

This is pretty cool...


http://www.pulpsecret.com/
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Postby Fried Gold on Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:34 am

One of the best final panels ever:

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Postby DennisMM on Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:33 pm

I'd happily never work again (unlike some of you fools), but if I have to work this is a decent enough gig. I'm out locating books and when I return I bring for myself these five items that were just sitting on the shelf, waiting for me:

Jimmy Corrigan v.1
Identity Crisis
Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life
The Science of Supervillains
The Amazing Transforming Superhero!


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Postby minstrel on Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:47 pm

DennisMM wrote:The Science of Supervillains




Only supervillains? I would think that the science of superheroes would be pretty similar ...
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:57 pm

There have been more than a few books of that sort. The villains deserve a turn of their own. The book devotes chapters to Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, Brainiac, The Vulture (!), Poison Ivy, Doc Ock, The Lizard, Venom (with tongue), Grodd, Magneto, Vandal Savage and Apocalypse (shared chapter), Sinestro, Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite (shared chapter), The Crisis on Infinite Earths and the Silver Surfer*.











*This chapter deals with the Surfer's first appearance in Fantastic Four #48-50, when he was technically a villain, though a reluctant one. Also, his betrayal of Galactus occurred in a year during which the pair played in 162 games.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:19 am

DennisMM wrote:I'd happily never work again (unlike some of you fools), but if I have to work this is a decent enough gig. I'm out locating books and when I return I bring for myself these five items that were just sitting on the shelf, waiting for me:

Jimmy Corrigan v.1
Identity Crisis
Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life
The Science of Supervillains
The Amazing Transforming Superhero!


Life in an academic library ...


Sweet! Watch out for that Jimmy Corrigan, though; that book will depress the crap out of you if not taken in small doses. Really depressed.

I loved Identity Crisis, most of my friends that borrowed it did not feel the same; they did not know of Ralph Dibny, thought that it was about Plastic Man for half the book or some shit.

FOOLS.

Elongated Man.

GAH.

/the science of super-villains sounds like a great read...need to locate that one.
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Postby Evil Hobbit on Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:05 pm

WOOT, absolute sandman volume 2 just shipped from amazon! And now we wait for the boat to arrive :P
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Postby DaleTremont on Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:57 am

Just picked up a great manga called AFTERLIFE. It will hook you on the second page. and where else can you see a cameo of adolf hitler, mother theresa, august strindberg and the elephant man all on the same page? basically, everyone- regardless of their religion or if they were good/bad/evilfucking bastards- everyone ends up in the same place in the afterlife. some people are chosen (no one knows why) as "guardians."
i picked it up at the west hollywood book fair from the writer on it. his name? Stormcrow. seriously.
I tried to seduce Stormcrow...mostly just to be able to say I was going out with "Stormcrow" but I sensed there was already a Stormcrowette in the picture.
ahem....off topic.
but honestly. it's a really neat comic. highly recommended.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:02 pm

This grows out of a post in the X-thread. If you don't know where to find a comics shop in your area, go to the Comics Shop Locator service Diamond offers. It really, really works for most people.
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Postby DaleTremont on Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:57 pm

Saw this on James Gunn's blog (yes, I do read it, you judgmental fucks..... :wink: jk I heart you) and thought it was pretty cool.

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Postby stereosforgeeks on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:09 pm

It's that last panel you like, isn't it Dale?
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Postby DaleTremont on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:12 pm

Am I that easy to read??!??!

...yes, essentially it is :oops:
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:17 pm

DaleTremont wrote:Am I that easy to read??!??!

...yes, essentially it is :oops:


I just figured the bluntness is your style.
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Postby Spifftacular SquirrelGirl on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:21 pm

Well it is all so very romantic. :-P
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:28 pm

Spifftacular SquirrelGirl wrote:Well it is all so very romantic. :-P


ist it!?! ;)

It was a beautiful moment. Later I fucked her. RIGHT ON DUDE!
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Postby King Of Nowhere on Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:14 am

Just received Arkham Asylum through the post. Ordered it two weeks ago.
Yeah, i took my time.

The art kicks ass & the story is insane.
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Postby Chilli on Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:33 pm

Halfway through the Southland Tales prequel GN. Absolutely bat-shit insane, barely coherent and extremely confusing, but damn if it isn't a fine comic-book. Certainly gets the brain moving, and the scope is pretty out there.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:59 pm

Chilli wrote:Halfway through the Southland Tales prequel GN. Absolutely bat-shit insane, barely coherent and extremely confusing, but damn if it isn't a fine comic-book. Certainly gets the brain moving, and the scope is pretty out there.


pretty much like the movie then...
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Postby buster00 on Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:43 pm

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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:48 pm

Brilliant.
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Postby King Of Nowhere on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:03 am

right, dunno where to post this, there doesn't seem to be a comic book questions thread.

What the fuck was going on some time in the mid to late 90's (im thinking 97, but could be wrong), Wolverine (in an issue of Wolverine) was walking around with skin claws or something.

i can't give much more detail than that as it was 10+ years ago & i didn't buy the comic, i just flicked through it in the newsagents.

But the image is still stuck in my head.

I've tried reading through wiki, but had no luck.
So, anyone know what i'm on about?
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Postby Chilli on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:04 am

Either Apocalypse or Magneto removed his adamantium skeleton, so all he had was his healing powers. I suspect his skeleton had been morphed to include claws, so they became skin rather than metal.
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Postby Ribbons on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:16 am

There's a bit of it scattered about Wolverine's Wikipedia page (Chilli's right that Magneto and Apocalypse were both involved, the former removed his adamantium and the latter gave it back), but really, it's all best explained here in this (self-described) geeky polemic I HATE BONE CLAWS!
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Postby King Of Nowhere on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:18 am

Shit, although the x-men wiki page had nothing on it, wolverine's page has a paragraph or five on the subject.
Thanks for the help though Chilli.

wikipedia wrote:This happiness is short-lived, for at the end of the Fatal Attractions crossover, the adamantium is ripped from Wolverine's skeleton by Magneto. This act injures Wolverine so severely his mutant healing factor burns itself out in order to keep him alive. In fact, most of Wolverine's other natural abilities including his heightened senses, strength, stamina, agility, and reflexes are weakened as well.

Unwilling to accept his severely weakened state, Wolverine begins training in the Danger Room. In a fit of rage and frustration, his claws, now bone, extrude. Furthermore, each time he extrudes them, they pierce the skin of his hands and cause severe tissue damage and blood loss. Feeling useless, Logan embarks on a series of solo adventures, leaving a note with Jubilee to explains his views on the matter.

During these adventures, he encounters some past enemies, such as the adamantium-skinned Cyber, the Reaver Cylla, and the vampiric Bloodscream. Cyber ends up being the first to break Wolverine's newly discovered bone claws. While traveling alone, Wolverine stops for a training session with Generation X and encounters his Weapon X ally Maverick and his X-Men teammate Gambit in Madripoor, before learning Sabretooth is staying at Xavier's. Wolverine returns and defeats Sabretooth in battle while the X-Men are away. The battle ends with Wolverine puncturing Sabretooth's brain, temporarily altering Sabretooth's vicious personality until the injury is fully healed.

Later, tests and studies jointly conducted by Professor Charles Xavier, Beast, and Heather Hudson show the mutation endowing Wolverine with his powers is an ongoing process. Unlike most mutants, he continues to mutate slowly over the course of his life. As a result, Wolverine's powers, particularly his heightened senses and accelerated healing, slowly increase. However, after Wolverine's skeleton was bonded with adamantium by the Weapon X Program, this mutation was completely halted. The studies also reveal, aside from suppressing his ongoing mutation, the presence of adamantium also slowed his mutant healing factor. The adamantium laced to his skeleton is treated as a foreign substance by his healing factor, which constantly devotes a great deal of effort attempting to remove the metal, causing him to heal slower from other injuries. After Magneto ripped the adamantium from Wolverine's skeleton, and his body completely healed from the injuries, the mutation resumed, at a greatly accelerated rate. The studies show accelerated mutation has increased his powers beyond any other point in his life. It is also revealed during this time that Wolverine's mutation process will eventually cause him to degenerate physically into a more primitive, bestial state.

Some time later, the villain known as Genesis, who is the biological son of Wolverine's ally Cable, kidnaps Wolverine and attempts to re-bond adamantium to his skeleton in an attempt to transform Wolverine into a Horseman of Apocalypse. The attempt is unsuccessful, and the process pushes Wolverine so far to the edge that he becomes purely feral. Enraged, Wolverine stalks the Dark Riders in their headquarters and eventually kills them all before fleeing. With the help of Elektra and Stick, he is able to regain his humanity and reverse the bulk of his feral regression, though his increased powers remain.


Edit: ah, Ribbons beat me to it.
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Postby Ribbons on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:20 am

Man, reading that Wiki page... I'd forgotten how batshit insane comics were during the '90s.
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Postby Chilli on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:21 am

That Spider-Man beneath that is funny and sad in equal measures.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:21 am

Has anybody ever read Can't Get No by Rick Veitch.

I just picked it up today, but haven't started.
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