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Patrick Curtin wrote:
According to my new Fitbit the most sleep I've gotten in the past week and a half was seven hours, and I don't feel sleep deprived at all. My average is six and small change.

There's a reason I never want a Fitbit. I'd rather not know how little sleep or exercise I actually get.

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The Shogun of Harlem!!

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Tim as the next blue beetle?

Much better than jaime.

I LOVED the pre-new 52 Blue Beetle with Jaime
loads shotgun

"Shoot her! Shooooooot!!"

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Yeah, they could do Grodd as the big bad, and might actually work out in a great way. The need to keep the budget down might necessitate showing him as little as possible. So then they can maybe have more filler episodes with other villains or mind controlled minions. It might even be cool to have a couple of two or three part story arcs with Barry facing down lieutenants or even just slightly more minor big villains.

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MannyGoblin wrote:
ShinHakkaider wrote:
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UndeadMitch wrote:
Eh, I'm probably done with Marvel and DC for a while. I'm almost completely done with comics anyways, except for Rat Queens.
Recently, however, I added the new Micronauts series from IDW, and I've got their new Rom: Space Knight series on my list.

ROM IS BACK?!

I'm excited!

You and me both. I cant wait to see if they start doing toys again because I want me a Rom figure post haste...
Now all we need are Shogun Warriors

Huzzah!

Of course, a Sho'nuff action figure would be even more awesome.

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I knew it was one of those stories.

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Freehold DM wrote:
I was hoping he'd adopt Tim, myself.

I remember they finally killed Tim's dad during the Blackest Night story. Wasn't sure if they ever brought him back.

I forget when they had Bruce officially adopt Dick, but it's been awhile.

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Krensky wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
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Aberzombie wrote:
ShinHakkaider wrote:

It's not like this hasn't been done before...

Or even EARLIER by Jack Kirby HIMSELF HERE

Interesting point. I wonder if those writers gave interviews stating this was the real Cap. Not brainwashing, or a clone, or a shapeshifter, etc.

manly hugs ShinHakkaider

It really, really bothers me that people are taking this so seriously.

This s&@~ has been done before.

And will be done again.

This is marvel we're talking about.

There are some who probably are taking this a bit too seriously. Me - I'm just happy to have an issue to discuss. Believe it or not, I like discussing comic book stuff. And this is one of the better places I can do that. Most folks here are at least reasonable about comics.

No we're not! You take that back right now! Gwaaaahhhh!

*coughs

Or not, whatever.

I prefer a good "Graaaar" myself.

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Hitdice wrote:
I'm one of those annoying people who would rather read a comic by a writer/artist I like than a comic about any specific character.

Whoa, this was almost enough to make me want to put you on my People to Not Eat list!

I'm partially the same way. Sometimes I go by the writer/artist, sometimes I go by the character. More and more, I do find that I'll drop a character I love if the writing isn't good enough - like the most recent Doctor Strange. Art doesn't bother me as much.

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thejeff wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Recently, however, I added the new Micronauts series from IDW, and I've got their new Rom: Space Knight series on my list.

ROM IS BACK?!

I'm excited!

Near as I can tell, both of those are based on the original toy IP, with no rights to any of the Marvel comics stuff.
I like the marvel stuff so we will see what they come up with. I'm nervous now...

Indeed. But I don't think it's back just yet. There was a free comic book day things, but the regular series comes out in June or July, methinks.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
ShinHakkaider wrote:

It's not like this hasn't been done before...

Or even EARLIER by Jack Kirby HIMSELF HERE

Interesting point. I wonder if those writers gave interviews stating this was the real Cap. Not brainwashing, or a clone, or a shapeshifter, etc.

manly hugs ShinHakkaider

It really, really bothers me that people are taking this so seriously.

This s&@~ has been done before.

And will be done again.

This is marvel we're talking about.

There are some who probably are taking this a bit too seriously. Me - I'm just happy to have an issue to discuss. Believe it or not, I like discussing comic book stuff. And this is one of the better places I can do that. Most folks here are at least reasonable about comics.

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I started bagging and boarding my Nightwing comics, and came to two realizations:

(1) I really want to see Richard Greyson and Barbara Gordon get married. They are the power couple of the Bat Universe. There's Superman and Lois Lane. There's Barry Allen and Iris West. And then there's Dick and Babs. Those two deserve to be happy with each other.

(2) One of the other reasons I despise Damien Wayne is that, in my mind, he has taken Dick Greyson's rightful place as Bruce Wayne's son. For that, I shall never forgive Morrison.

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ShinHakkaider wrote:


The funny thing is the lack of accessibility to the writers back then kinda forced people to just let the actual story stand on it's own.

Indeed, now I want to go back and see those complete issues of the comics from those panels. The entire stories would give some context.

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ShinHakkaider wrote:
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From what I've been reading, that Captain America #1 image wasn't just a gimmick, but a big time political statement. We weren't even at war yet. Wikipedia even points out that Kirby and Simon received death threats. Granted, it's Wikipedia, but I can believe it.
I think in this case the line between gimmick and political statement was a very thin one though. If it were ONLY a political statement then it was one they could have made on the inside of the book. Putting it on the cover was something that they knew would draw eyes and attention to the book. So while yes it may have well been a political statement we shouldn't fully discount the fact that it was also a gimmick as well.

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall back then. Would have been interesting to see the conversation that lead to the cover art decision.

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ShinHakkaider wrote:

It's not like this hasn't been done before...

Or even EARLIER by Jack Kirby HIMSELF HERE

Interesting point. I wonder if those writers gave interviews stating this was the real Cap. Not brainwashing, or a clone, or a shapeshifter, etc.

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From what I've been reading, that Captain America #1 image wasn't just a gimmick, but a big time political statement. We weren't even at war yet. Wikipedia even points out that Kirby and Simon received death threats. Granted, it's Wikipedia, but I can believe it.

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Then again, I kind of wish the writer's would rely less on the big bad throughout the season. They've got decades worth of comics stories to pull from, why not use more of that as filler material, and slowly build up to whomever they use as that season's main villain.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
the problem with grodd taking on the flash is they'd need to write something grodd level clever for grod to do to take down the flash.

Agreed, again (twice in one day, better check my apocalypse calendar). Grodd's one of my favorites, but I don't know if the writer's are good enough to write him up as the big bad yet.

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Damon Griffin wrote:

I remember a comic story not long after Wally West became the Flash. He was sitting in a movie theatre minding his own business when suddenly everyone and everything in the theatre froze. He quickly realized that his hyperfast reflexes had reacted to something and kicked him into speed mode automatically. Looking around, he saw a gunman at the back of the theatre, who's already fired several rounds from a high-speed automatic rifle or machine gun. His reflexes had kicked in the instant a bullet touched the back of his head, before it began to penetrate. He'd had no chance to hear the shots before that because the bullets were traveling faster than sound. He had time to disarm the gunman and move around the darkened room, collecting bullets from midair.

I remember that story! Always thought it was one of the better ones from Wally era. He had to run around in the dark theater, trying to find all the bullets. As I recall, he missed one. It took out an exit sign.

Another of the more creative challenges Wally faced was when on a plane. I think he was still slower and needing food recharges at the time. Stewardess gets sucked out of a hole in the plane, and he had to jump out and save her. Running doesn't do much good when you're thousands of feet up in the air. He did use his arm whirlwinds to slow their descent, though.

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Agreed. I've heard rumors they were considering making Grodd the main villain for Season 3. That would be awesome!

Plus, the Black Flash never seemed to be a main villain kind of thing. He was a harbinger, like the Black Racer in New Gods.

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Did you catch this huge, blink and you'll miss it Easter egg in the Flash finale?

I'll be honest, when I saw Zoom's face going all me, my first thought was "just like Black Flash'. However, I totally missed the change to the ear bolt and chest piece, which pretty much seems to confirm it.

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Still enjoying this series. And now they've brought in Khalid's great uncle....Kent Nelson. Could get interesting. Maybe we could even see....gasp....a real costume!

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I had always thought Psycho Pirate would have been a better candidate for a serious makeover. Kind of like what they did with the bad Dr. Light, only less creepy perv.

Oh well......

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UndeadMitch wrote:
Eh, I'm probably done with Marvel and DC for a while. I'm almost completely done with comics anyways, except for Rat Queens.

I'm still getting a few regular titles from the two big boys, but it's mostly just short runs or stuff that probably won't last long: Doctor Fate, Swamp Thing, Legends of Tomorrow, Justice League 3001, Omega Men (sadly almost done),Dark Knight III, Future Quest (just added), Moon Knight, Agents of Shield, Daredevil. I find a lot of titles like this aren't heavily affected by the other crap they pull on the main books.

I also get pretty much any Conan (or REH-based) series from Darkhorse, plus sometimes their Predator or Alien books.

And, of course, I get the Pathfinder comics.

Recently, however, I added the new Micronauts series from IDW, and I've got their new Rom: Space Knight series on my list.

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Maneuvermoose wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

Sacrilege! BURN THE HERETIC!!!

Aberzombie wrote:
Relax, kid. It's not like we're screaming "Burn the witch".

Hey now! That first comment was regarding the completely different subject of digital comments, and thus was perfectly reasonable.

Besides, witches and heretics are not always the same thing.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
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Being from Louisiana, I prefer to express my fanboy rage via voodoo dolls. The chicken sacrifices never work though. Stoopid Popeye's.

Funny. My frozen chicken sacrifices to Orcus by the light of the full moon generally are accepted.

You must have a faulty connection.

Maybe I should try KFC. No one would care if that crap was wasted.

I'm pretty sure when I get killed during the zombie apocalypse, it won't be by being eaten. It will be when two larger zombies hold me down ankle and wrist and a third prys my mouth open while a fourth drops KFC into my mouth.

While I scream and plead for mercy, you will watch from the corner, smiling a thin, super villain-y smile.

Not sure. You're not on any of my lists.

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On Steve Rogers #1, Anti-Semitism, and Publicity Stunts

And you thought I was angry.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I think the only one that knew about the past DC Multiverse is The Presence. But I think he's not talking about it.

I remember in great detail! Of course, I did just finish re-reading Crisis a week or two ago.....

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Being from Louisiana, I prefer to express my fanboy rage via voodoo dolls. The chicken sacrifices never work though. Stoopid Popeye's.

Funny. My frozen chicken sacrifices to Orcus by the light of the full moon generally are accepted.

You must have a faulty connection.

Maybe I should try KFC. No one would care if that crap was wasted.

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Since he's so much in the days talking points...

My first intro to Captain America was around the time of #350, back in '89. I think I started just a month or so before that big anniversary issue.

What a cool intro it was.

Steve Rogers not being Cap at the time. Instead it was John Walker. He was being manipulated and slowly driven mad by the mysterious John Smith, soon to be revealed as the resurrected Red Skull, now living in the cloned body of his greatest enemy - Steve Rogers.

Rogers and a Walker eventually do battle, with the original Cap defeating his successor. Skull comes to gloat, reveals his survival and most recent fiendish actions, then gets a face full of his own red dust. Throughout it all, Rogers showed what a calm, experienced and determined hero he was.

One of the things I loved most about this was the art by Kieron Dwyer and Al Milgrom. It was dynamic and made Cap seem larger than life. The cover was simply awesome!

Another thing I liked about it was the insidiousness of the Red Skull. All the clever machinations against Rogers and Walker. Tricking them into attacking each other. Here was a villain at his best.

It was also, I think, a good way to evolve the character. Much as his body was "evolved" by science to give him the same Super Soldier Serum as his enemy, so he evolved his mind to embrace new ways (capitalism and democracy) to achieve an old goal (power). As well, they had him talking about how he would no longer go from one grand scheme to the next, instead having multiple plans in place all at once.

These things made a big impression on me as to what a good villain should be like.

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thejeff wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

An interesting aspect of this discussion I hadn't thought of, until I saw it mentioned in a random comment on some article....

What would the two men who created Captain America (Simon and Kirby) think of making Steve Rogers a near life-long member of an organization so heavily associated with Nazis. It'd be interesting to hear their perspective.

I'm sure they'd despise it, if that is actually the full story arc.

Having done their own stories that involved misleading the readers for a time, I suspect they'd want to see where the story was actually going before leaping to judgement.

Probably.

Me, I like a good leap on occasion. It's about all the exercise I get time for these days....

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Also, because it's been like 10+ posts since the last good cussing...

F&%! s&~& godsdamnit sonofab@~@#!

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Speaking as someone unfamiliar with Twitter, I wonder if the person who named it did so with the intention of including the word "twit"?

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Being from Louisiana, I prefer to express my fanboy rage via voodoo dolls. The chicken sacrifices never work though. Stoopid Popeye's.

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Another bit of irony, and this goes back (for me at least) to the late 80s, when it was revealed Red Skull was still alive in a cloned Steve Rogers body. In speaking of his resurrection, Skull commented on how he had come back in the perfectly Aryan body of his enemy. It made me wonder for the first time if Kirby and Simon made Rogers look as he did as a sort of "f*+# off" to the whole idea of the Master Race. I can't recall if either of them ever confirmed that was the idea, but it was interesting.

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Krensky wrote:
Considering that Lee and Kirby had him join the Third Reich for a time in the 60s...

Also considering Simon has stated the character was a political creation he and Kirby aimed against the Nazi party....

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An interesting aspect of this discussion I hadn't thought of, until I saw it mentioned in a random comment on some article....

What would the two men who created Captain America (Simon and Kirby) think of making Steve Rogers a near life-long member of an organization so heavily associated with Nazis. It'd be interesting to hear their perspective.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

no, you're just b!*~#ing and swearing you will never read it and quietly encouraging others to do the same, which is worse for the comic.

Don't forget, I'm f~*%ing cussing a lot!
potty mouth!

F*+@ing m$*$~*#&&+~@ son-of-a-b#!%& s~&@ f#$@ bastard Barbara Streisand!

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Freehold DM wrote:

no, you're just b!*~#ing and swearing you will never read it and quietly encouraging others to do the same, which is worse for the comic.

Don't forget, I'm f%#%ing cussing a lot!

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Kevin Mack wrote:
Think it's safe to disgard the deep cover or Triple agent theory since those wouldent have needed to show that scene of him being introduced to Hydra when he was a kid.

Maybe it was the GOOD head of Hydra! I mean, all those heads getting cut off and replaced by two more over the years. There was bound to be a good one eventually. Right? Statistics, man! They don't lie!!!

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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Like it or not, this JUST might be a good story series if you give it a chance.

The more I hear about the story itself, and the author, the more I can pretty much guarantee this statement doesn't apply to me. There are some folks whose stuff I simply avoid.

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Greylurker wrote:
I'm not going to pay money for a story I don't want to read.

This. In a nutshell.

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JDPhipps wrote:
.....OR that the whole plot line just gets abandoned and they hope people forget about it.

I like what you're saying and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Tumorseal wrote:

Seriously. You people need to calm down. Wait until the arc finishes in six months or so before you freak out.

Is there a chance this is s$$%ting on Cap's history as you are saying? Yeah, maybe even a big chance.

But there is a chance that this will be something interesting and well thought out.

The editor saying "This is the real Steve Rogers and he has been Hydra the whole time" comes across the same as the show runners for Game of Thrones repeating over and over that Jon Snow is dead and would stay that way.

Relax, kid. It's not like we're screaming "Burn the witch".

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Mark Thomas 66 wrote:
Essentially reduced budget just means more Hank/ less Jonn

I think they're hoping a filming location move would help even things out a bit, but I'm guessing we'd still see a drop in FX.

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phantom1592 wrote:

Also, Out of all the characters on that show, she was the one I REALLY won't miss at all. She had a few good heartfelt scenes... but I abhor arrogant people and she was at the top of that list.

Worse yet, people seemed to admire her for being a jerk all the time.

I was never a fan of Cat getting all a&!~~*&-ish. What I did love about each and every scene with her, though, was the way Flockhart did such an excellent job. She just really seemed to be enjoying herself.

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Eric Hinkle wrote:
And when will we get the plotline about how Spidey has been making money on the side for years now by dealing drugs?

Or the story of how the Punisher's family is not only still alive, but his wife is a major crime boss and the kids are her chief enforcers.

I also hear that Thor is the one who is actually the son of giants. Loki is the true son of Odin.

And don't you know, it was the Hulk who was the original. The Gamma bomb turned him into Bruce Banner.

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JoelF847 wrote:
I read that the person most in jeopardy of not returning (or at least as a regular) is Calista Flockheart/Cat Grant, since Calista apparently signed up in part so she could stay close to home in LA. The producers said something to the effect that they were in talks with her and hope that at least she can be on some episodes.

Yes. The other CW DC shows are apparently all filmed in (I think) Vancouver, which is cheaper. So if they move Supergirl to filming there for budgetary reasons, they'd have to come to some kind of terms or write her character off the show.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Harley isn't loathsome! She's just misunderstood!

Sorry, but I have always and shall forever despise the character. Blame the voice casting they started out with. It tainted my feelings for Harley for all eternity.

Same with Damien. Morrison's early characterization of him as an arrogant little punk has forever made me loathe the little s*@$.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Zombie -A,

That's what digital comics are for! :)

Sacrilege! BURN THE HERETIC!!!

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