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Old 07.02.2017, 04:52 PM   #361
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I'm all caught up with Secret Empire, and still liking it. Seems like it's actually going to have some ramifications. Big bomb just dropped at the end of the past issue.

Also I read Civil War II in about an hour.
It was GOOD! I mean, it was fucking Minoriry Report with super heroes, but still. It had a lot of good moments and great art and the Inhumans were there, and I actually LIKED Tony Stark for once.

Granted, the Inhumans were there but Black Bplt -- who just totally fucking fascinates me, and who I think I love, and who I'm desperate to know more about -- only appeared on one page in a crowd scene. THAT was frustrating.

Also, Captain Marvel isn't a character I know a hell of a lot about, but ... she kinda sucks if CWII is any indication. She has a great uniform, and seems to be one of the VERY rare Marvel characters who is just, like, ridiculously powerful without her power being conditional (Thor) and without he power being a kind of curse (Hulk, Bolt) that prevents her from being a well rounded, level-headed and dependable hero, and I appreciate that because level-headed ultra-powerful heroes are kind of my favorite thing (Superman). Buuuuut she kinda fucking sucks.

Anyway, for being a comic book PKD ripoff and a bit of a beaten horse thematically, I actually really liked it. I re-read the first Civil War before the movie came out and I was just super irritated by pretty much everything and everyone except Cap throughout the whole book. And the art was lackluster. I think that means I actually enjoyed II more than I, at least as a piece of easy entertainment. Which probably makes me a pariah.

Oh well, back to whatever that task was that I was trying to complete when I saw that Deadpool/Panther stuff.

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Old 07.02.2017, 07:52 PM   #362
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Yep. Marvel Minority Report. But still not bad.
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Old 07.03.2017, 09:27 AM   #363
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Being the eternal optimist that I am, I buy a lot of #1’s. I’m always eager to find something new and different. Something special. When I saw Secret Weapons #1 listed on the release schedule this past week, I knew nothing about it. And honestly, probably would have glossed right over it had it not been for one thing: it was written by Eric Heisserer who wrote the movie Arrival which absolutely floored me.

I am pleased to announce that with Secret Weapons #1 I’ve found something new and different. I have found something special.

While the setup at first glance may not sound so unique – a secret agency doing secret experiments in a secret lab on subjects with rather inhuman powers – I promise you that it is done in such a unique way. I know it sounds a little Weapon X-ish. Or maybe even a lot Weapon X-ish, but really it’s got its own voice right out the gate of this first issue.

Most importantly this book is following the lives of several rejects from this project. Yes these outcasts have special powers. But they’re not especially good ones. They’re hardly useful. There’s the girl who talks with pigeons, or the guy who can make stuff glow. My favorite is the kid who can summon things from thin air – he just can’t control what he summons. So he accidentally summons a gun when he’s working his shift at the local hardware store, but summons an umbrella when he needs a gun.

Oh right – and yeah, he needs a gun at one point because these secret project defects are being hunted by this really scary alien thing. To say that there’s a lot going on in this first issue would be an understatement. But it’s all handled so well. And the artwork is excellent. I really must applaud this new book and look forward to subsequent issues.
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Old 07.03.2017, 09:37 AM   #364
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NR you HAVE TO FUCKING WATCH LEGION IF YOU HAVENT SEEN IT YET.

Holygoddamnshit.

Far and away the best X-adaptation I've ever seen. It captures something about the X-comics that no movie, not even the good ones like Logan and Deadpool, havenquie been able, or in a position to capture. Its fucking TRIPPY and it's gorgeous and it's complex as fuck and it... is... fucking... TERRIFYING.

WATCH LEGION NOW.
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Old 07.03.2017, 09:43 AM   #365
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I have seen Legion, but haven't finished season 1 yet. I do like it.

I was watching it when it was on TV, but due to a power outage, missed some and got behind. I'm not sure where I can watch it now. Must be streaming somewhere? (I don't have a DVR in my game room).
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Old 07.03.2017, 10:44 AM   #366
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I have seen Legion, but haven't finished season 1 yet. I do like it.

I was watching it when it was on TV, but due to a power outage, missed some and got behind. I'm not sure where I can watch it now. Must be streaming somewhere? (I don't have a DVR in my game room).

I've been watching on iTunes like a sucker, but my friend tells me it's on Hulu, which has apparently gotten better over the years.

No word yet on when it will come to Netflix, I guess. Wish it was there now. iTunes is fine if you only follow one or two shows and never watch anything else, but at this point it's getting a bit steep for me.
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Old 07.03.2017, 11:25 AM   #367
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yeah we've had Hulu for a year or two now. It's great for older tv shows actually. Not that it's a selling point for you exactly, but we're wrapping up the final season of Dawson's Creek again right now haha.

Anyway, good to know Legion's on there now. I can stream Hulu in my game room no problem. I also kinda want to give Iron Fist a shot before Defenders comes out.
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Old 07.03.2017, 11:46 AM   #368
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yeah we've had Hulu for a year or two now. It's great for older tv shows actually. Not that it's a selling point for you exactly, but we're wrapping up the final season of Dawson's Creek again right now haha.

Anyway, good to know Legion's on there now. I can stream Hulu in my game room no problem. I also kinda want to give Iron Fist a shot before Defenders comes out.

Iron Fist was a really tough sell for me at first, but eventually it kinda found its sweet spot, and I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would. It's got a lot of problems, and the first few episodes are just... wow... total junk. But eventually it gets there.

It is absolutely no Jessica Jones or Daredevil season 2 or even Daredevil season 1, but in the end it's probably as good as Luke Cage. I like the Luke Cage part of Luke Cage, and I like Cottonmouth and Shades, but everyone else in that show just kinda pissed me off, and it felt like it was kind of glomming onto a bunch of different black stereotypes at the same time.

Warning though: Iron Fist really wants to be a Nicolas Winding Refn movie. Like a mix of Drive and Only God Forgives. You know how JJ had a detective/noir trope, and Luke Cage had a blacksploitatiom/Harlem/Shaft trope? Well, Iron Fist ATTEMPTS to have a kind of updated '80s action movie trope, with harsher realities and deep techno music and stuff (again, Drive and Only God Forgives), but it ends up failing because that "updated cheesy action made super-serious" thing Refn does is still too new to even BE a trope, so it just feels like plagiarism.

That's all cinema crap though. As entertainment, it's fine. Perfectly fine.
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Old 07.03.2017, 11:47 AM   #369
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None of the Netflix shows are as good as Legion though. Maybe not even JJ. I haven't even finished the season yet, but holy hell... just... fucking WOW.
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I'm not sure you can really compare a show like JJ to Legion. It's like saying that Twin Peaks is better than Jeopardy. No dude. They're both awesome in different ways.
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Old 07.03.2017, 07:38 PM   #371
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I'm not sure you can really compare a show like JJ to Legion. It's like saying that Twin Peaks is better than Jeopardy. No dude. They're both awesome in different ways.

The fuck? Twin Peaks is a black comedy/drama/murder mystery and Jeopardy! is a fucking game show.

That's a terrible analogy! JJ and Legion have SEVERAL things in common on top of the fact that they're the same basic type of show ("prestige"-level, non-basic cable dramas about superheroes).

No offense man, but you have to know that's a positively dreadful analogy, and that the shows have more in common by far than fucking Twin Peaks and fucking Jeppardy!
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Also, you can compare anything to anything. It's just that without similarities and some kind of operational metric for various dimensions of quality, the comparison might be invalid.

Case in point: your comparing the comparison of JJ and Legion to the comparison of Twin Peaks and Jeopardy.
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hahahahaha not even kidding - I typed it and was thinking to myself "this is gonna go right up his ass" haha
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hahahahaha not even kidding - I typed it and was thinking to myself "this is gonna go right up his ass" haha

What doesn't?!
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What doesn't?!

Speaking literally, I can honestly say almost nothing. A couple thermometers. Nothing exciting.

Figuratively, very little.
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alright, so this is what's on my list this week...


 


Batman #26

I don't really need to say anything right?

 


Avengers #9

I'm getting pushed into buying an SE crossover issue. And honestly, this Avengers series is on thin ice w/ me right now. #7 and 8 were both pretty meh considering the first six issue run that I was really into.

 


Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1

I'm on the fence about picking this up. I read the first mini-series and it was pretty ho-hum. But I do love Deadpool, and like to give his various series a shot even if I ditch them soon enough. Plus, Bunn's writing on X-Men: Blue has been fantastic lately so I'm kind of interested. I'll probably get it.

 


Hawkeye #8

This Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) series has remained one of my absolute favorite current books.
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Batman #26

I don't really need to say anything right?

 


Avengers #9

I'm getting pushed into buying an SE crossover issue. And honestly, this Avengers series is on thin ice w/ me right now. #7 and 8 were both pretty meh considering the first six issue run that I was really into.

 


Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1

I'm on the fence about picking this up. I read the first mini-series and it was pretty ho-hum. But I do love Deadpool, and like to give his various series a shot even if I ditch them soon enough. Plus, Bunn's writing on X-Men: Blue has been fantastic lately so I'm kind of interested. I'll probably get it.

 


Hawkeye #8

This Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) series has remained one of my absolute favorite current books.

None of your photos worked bro.

I'll read Batman #26.

I enjoyed the first Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. It was weird and fun and I actually didn't find it disturbing or anything like a lot of people did (except for the cover of the TPB, with all those hella-realistic close-ups of Cap and so on screaming bloody murder. That wasn't fun to look at.)

I'm thinking of starting this new Black Bolt series. It's his first title ever, which I find positively insane. Sometimes I feel bad for the Inhumans. Such a uniquely Kirby creation, so interesting, but also largely neglected.

ANYWAY... the art in Black Bolt looks fucking amazing.
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I did grab the Deadpool and already think it's better than the first series.

And Batman #26 is good stuff. Want to hear your thoughts!
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I did grab the Deadpool and already think it's better than the first series.

And Batman #26 is good stuff. Want to hear your thoughts!

Just bought the digital. I'm still working (now that I'm not a feelancer I have WAY less control over when I do and don't work... lol!), but I'll at least start it before I go to bed.

I'll let you know whassup.

I read Saga #44 and I think I'm going to wait for volumes. It's just the kind of thing that reads better in long-form.

Love it though.
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