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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
DennisMM wrote:The Science of Supervillains
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
Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life
The Science of Supervillains
The Amazing Transforming Superhero!
Life in an academic library ...
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.
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.
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