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  • Re: Movie News: Captain America: Civil War?

    In the past, it has been argued on the forum and on the show, that the movies don't help sell the comics. And that might be the case when it comes to periodical ("floppy") issues in the shop. But I think that has long NOT been the case in the book and now digital markets.

    A case in point-- look what simply a RUMOR of an upcoming movie has done to sales of a certain seven year old Marvel story. (And I saw reporting that a few days ago, it got up to #2 on the overall graphic novel charts on Amazon)
  • Re: TV News: Gotham

    My biggest problem with Gotham is that I catch myself staring at Camren Bicondova. SHE'S 15 FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!
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  • Re: What's Great Right Now?

    This might be premature, as I have only read the first two issues of what is going to be a 16 issue thing or something like that, but so far the "Fire and Stone" series of interconnected miniseries, based on the 20th Century Fox properties (Aliens, Predator, Aliens Vs. Predator, Prometheus) at Dark Horse has been great.

    I've long been a fan of Dark Horse's work on these properties, going all the way back to the B&W Aliens stories in DHP in the 80s. I haven't read everything they've done in those years. And quality has varied wildly. But it seems they have been less busy with these licenses the last few years, and I like that they are making a big push to get them going again. And to judge from the first two, they are off to a strong start.


    I was wondering. I'm not in a position to add another event and I know that there's no way I'll be able to just dabble in that world. Maybe one day....
    I'll follow up once things are further in to say if it stayed good.

    Also, though it is early to know this yet, too, but I think they have set this up so that you could only choose to read the minis individually as their own things. They seem to share some of the same locations, and I am guessing there will be some cause and effect connections, but so far the Prometheus and Aliens minis are set in two different times, so I am guessing they may not directly intersect.
  • Re: What's Great Right Now?

    This might be premature, as I have only read the first two issues of what is going to be a 16 issue thing or something like that, but so far the "Fire and Stone" series of interconnected miniseries, based on the 20th Century Fox properties (Aliens, Predator, Aliens Vs. Predator, Prometheus) at Dark Horse has been great.

    I've long been a fan of Dark Horse's work on these properties, going all the way back to the B&W Aliens stories in DHP in the 80s. I haven't read everything they've done in those years. And quality has varied wildly. But it seems they have been less busy with these licenses the last few years, and I like that they are making a big push to get them going again. And to judge from the first two, they are off to a strong start.
  • Re: Warner Bros Announces DC Films through 2020

    I appreciate the sentiment to David D's post, but where is the counter to the opposite position? I've seen in this thread - and others, like when someone said There was no accounting for taste when I said I loved the old TMNT movies - that when people DO talk about the positive, and why, the negative comments come right out to counter or make fun of or just joke. Like in this thread, the idea that the scripts are made by monkeys at typewriters. How is that engaging the conversation? Even if it's jokey - where does it really add? And why can't there be the same kind of post, that says Look. You don't like it. Great. You made some jokes. You spouted your dislike. Now let the thread be about something else. Being cynical is NOT what the internet is about. I do agree - the best thing is to engage elsewhere. To ignore some and engage others. The problem is that it's feeling like it's more important to scoff than cheer all across social media. That's NOT what the internet was for. Again, way to go those who are bucking against the vitriol.
    I have to get on the road, so more thoughts on this later, but my short response is that the things you are talking about are also something to keep in mind, and that I will be mindful about.

    I don't see it as my place to say to anyone 'you've had enough to say, you're cut off', especially if they are continuing to speak for themselves. But I think it is good to make that same challenge- that if you find yourself spending a lot of time discussing the things you don't like, then it is also good to make time to start or add to discussions about the things you do.