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Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017





El Gallinero Gros posted:

I wish Morrison hadn't cut ties with Marvel because him writing the cosmic stuff, especially Adam Warlock, would be fun

Al Ewing's on Guardians right now and is as excellent as his other stuff.

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Selachian
Oct 9, 2012



Uthor posted:

Meh. It's weird cause it doesn't seem to link to the larger Marvel Universe until the end and that's kinda unsatisfying. And it doesn't appear to have gone anywhere.

It was 4 issues on Marvel Unlimited and took me like 30 minutes to read, so if you're interested...

I kinda liked the idea of Warlock becoming a mentor to a younger version of himself. It's certainly more interesting than anything Starlin has done with him since the original Infinity Gauntlet.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

Selachian posted:

I kinda liked the idea of Warlock becoming a mentor to a younger version of himself. It's certainly more interesting than anything Starlin has done with him since the original Infinity Gauntlet.

Yeah, but what I got out of it was making the moral decision is hard, good luck!, which is why I wasn't satisfied.

TwoPair
Mar 28, 2010

Pandamn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta


Grimey Drawer

I really liked GotG but I do not like Ewing reverting Groot back to only saying I Am Groot again.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Retro Futurist posted:

A proper FF run by Morrison is one of my dream runs

It's just a 4 issue mini but 1234 is really good.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Random Stranger posted:

I haven't read the series, but are you referring to Her aka Ayesha aka Kismet aka Paragon? She's the female version of Adam Warlock who was made by the same people he was because they didn't learn their lesson the first time around. She's been a D-lister bouncing around forever and whenever she does turn up the writer doesn't realize that she's already picked out a name other than Her so they give her a new one. Her best(?) use was in Quasar where she was a supporting cast member for a while. She also is in the second Guadians of the Galaxy movie, reworked to be the leader of the fold aliens. Not much of a surprise since Gunn seemed to like his deep cuts.

How many times can that be said of characters in comics!

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

It was all going well, and then the parademons showed up


Fallen Rib

I picked up Batman: Dark Victory because it has been ages since I have read it and I love Tim Sales artwork. I know it is the sequel to Long Halloween which I enjoyed and read a few times but the ending always left me a bit confused so I am going to post my question here. Warning though my question has to do with the killer so if you don't want the ending spoiled for you stop reading here.


In the end it is revealed that the killer is Alberto Falcone, however it is hinted that the killer was also Harvey Dent, whos wife believed him to be the killer so much that it is also hinted that she is the killer as well carrying on Harvey Dent's kill list. I don't remember it being resolved at all whether there were multiple Holiday Killers or not, and if there were does that mean that Batman never fully solved the case?

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Yeah, Long Halloween doesn't make any sort of sense, but I just think it's part of the pulp tradition of the author not planning out the ending.

Raymond Chandler is considered one of the greatest writers of detective fiction ever and even he couldn't tell you who killed the chauffer in The Big Sleep, his most famous work.

Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



The last time I saw U.S. Agent in a comic was in Thunderbolts and he was a prison warden in a wheelchair. I don't really follow Marvel anymore, but I saw that he's got a new ongoing series, so... how / when did he get his body restored?

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.




There was another Thunderbolts where he supervised a bunch of Norman Osborn's former associates, including that one lady with poison fingernails and antiseptic saliva. They went to another dimension and his body got reassembled in some kind of clone meat machine formerly owned by an evil scientist. I don't really remember the details.

FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002

Nope



Lurdiak posted:

There was another Thunderbolts where he supervised a bunch of Norman Osborn's former associates, including that one lady with poison fingernails and antiseptic saliva. They went to another dimension and his body got reassembled in some kind of clone meat machine formerly owned by an evil scientist. I don't really remember the details.
It's pretty funny that poo poo like that is so rote in comics that it basically becomes 'Hey remember that girl you dated in middle school? Yeah she's a doctor now... also had 3 kids or something crazzy"

"Ey why's Betty Asian allufa sudden?"
She went through a magic crystal or something? I don't remember the details.

Vincent
Nov 25, 2005





FilthyImp posted:

"Ey why's Betty Asian allufa sudden?"
She went through a magic crystal or something? I don't remember the details.

Betsy and mind transference.

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

FilthyImp posted:

It's pretty funny that poo poo like that is so rote in comics that it basically becomes 'Hey remember that girl you dated in middle school? Yeah she's a doctor now... also had 3 kids or something crazzy"

"Ey why's Betty Asian allufa sudden?"
She went through a magic crystal or something? I don't remember the details.

"Corsi residence. Yes, Tom's my brother, why do you ask? Is he okay?"

"..."

"What the hell do you mean 'red Indian'?"

Karma Tornado
Dec 21, 2007

The worst kind of tornado.



the issue of New Mutants where Tom and Sharon get a bunch of piercings and bondage gear and bust into Magneto's shower because a psychic teenager made them impossibly horny is where an editor maybe should have like sent a note or something

Beerdeer
Apr 25, 2006
Big Dick McGee

In 90s Excalibur, please tell me the name Britanic was pronounced like the Encyclopedia Brittanica and no to rhyme with Titanic.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Beerdeer posted:

In 90s Excalibur, please tell me the name Britanic was pronounced like the Encyclopedia Brittanica and no to rhyme with Titanic.

Uhm, how the gently caress do you pronounce those words where they aren't incredibly similar?

Oh god, this is another version of people not thinking Squirrel Girl rhymes, isn't it? British people are so insane about pronunciation it's amazing they ever made any poetry.

Ghostlight
Sep 25, 2009

maybe for one second you can pause; try to step into another person's perspective, and understand that a watermelon is cursing me





Rhyming is not an essential component of poetry, which is why you can put squirrel on one line and follow it with girl.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Ghostlight posted:

Rhyming is not an essential component of poetry, which is why you can put squirrel on one line and follow it with girl.

But you at least agree the two words do rhyme at least.

edit: at least.

Ghostlight
Sep 25, 2009

maybe for one second you can pause; try to step into another person's perspective, and understand that a watermelon is cursing me





If I did then it wouldn't be a good example of not rhyming in poetry!

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Ghostlight posted:

If I did then it wouldn't be a good example of not rhyming in poetry!

The only thing we did wrong in the revolutionary war was not invading your loving country immediately after we won and killing your royal family.

Ghostlight
Sep 25, 2009

maybe for one second you can pause; try to step into another person's perspective, and understand that a watermelon is cursing me





I would've put retaining slavery higher on the list, but yeah I could do without a foreign figurehead wielding ultimate executive power over my democracy.

TwoPair
Mar 28, 2010

Pandamn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta


Grimey Drawer

That escalated quickly, drat

Beerdeer
Apr 25, 2006
Big Dick McGee

Squirrel rhymes with girl just fine, and Britanic/Titanic is the stupidest superhero name ever.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with





I would never have considered it rhyming with Titanic.

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

It was all going well, and then the parademons showed up


Fallen Rib

Ghostlight posted:

Rhyming is not an essential component of poetry, which is why you can put squirrel on one line and follow it with girl.

To avoid this problem you should just do what bands like Black Sabbath does and rhyme the same word. Example: generals gather in their masses/just like witches as black masses. See it rhymes.

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017





Madkal posted:

To avoid this problem you should just do what bands like Black Sabbath does and rhyme the same word. Example: generals gather in their masses/just like witches as black masses. See it rhymes.

Even titans of wordplay the Beastie Boys rhymed commercial with commercial.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




There are over 10,000 valid reasons to dump on the British, but if you hate end-rhyme then you can take it up with the French and not with them!

Thaddius the Large
Jul 5, 2006

It's in the five-hole!


Ah French, where any pair of words can rhyme if you sneer hard enough

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island



I mean, to we Americans Squirrel Girl rhymes but that's really only because of our accents. If the English really lay into that "e" in Squirrel we can't blame them. It's English. They're English. That's just how those words are supposed to sound and it's our accents that make us think that squirrel and girl rhyme when they really shouldn't. Like at the end of that Outkast song "Elevators" when Andre 3000 rhymes "Virginia" with "continue." Those words only rhyme if you have Andre's particular accent.

Anyway, I picked up a couple of Squirrel Girl hardcovers at Ollie's the other day for super cheap, but haven't read them yet. One's an OSHC and the other is SG Beats Up The Marvel Universe. Is this stuff any good?

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Happy Hippo posted:

Anyway, I picked up a couple of Squirrel Girl hardcovers at Ollie's the other day for super cheap, but haven't read them yet. One's an OSHC and the other is SG Beat Up The Marvel Universe. Is this stuff any good?

They're great, although the art style is a bit divisive.

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island



Doctor Spaceman posted:

They're great, although the art style is a bit divisive.

Thanks, that's good to hear. I browsed the OSHC and I liked the art

site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


i'm not sure what that hardcover has in it, but just a head's up USG beats up the marvel u takes places roughly between issues 11 and 12

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island



site posted:

i'm not sure what that hardcover has in it, but just a head's up USG beats up the marvel u takes places roughly between issues 11 and 12

I think it has around 12 or so issues plus maybe a one shot..? I'd check but most of my books are in totes in preparation for a move. I think maybe it's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl OSHC vol 1? Thanks for the heads up!

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006


I only have excellent ideas.


The Squirrel Guirrel comics are very cute and funny, I highly recommend them.

omnibobb
Dec 3, 2005
Title text'd

Beerdeer posted:

Squirrel rhymes with girl just fine, and Britanic/Titanic is the stupidest superhero name ever.

Blackagar Boltagon would like a word

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



That name is actually awesome.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with





omnibobb posted:

Blackagar Boltagon would like a word
Black Bolt is an excellent superhero name, I'm not sure what you're getting at here.

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006


I only have excellent ideas.


I think we could sit here all day remembering worse and worse superhero names, but I would like us to take a second to consider: R.U. Reddy.



Bonus points for having probably the number one most pornographic sounding cover blurb of November, 1982.

site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


Americaaa, gently caress yeah!

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muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



"Team" America starring RU Reddy in searing "solo" action?

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