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Comics / Re: The Marvel Thread
« Last post by kkhohoho on May 20, 2019, 03:19:52 PM »
Spiderman Life Story #3.It doesnt bring back as many elements as the previous issues.Mostly covering Kravens Last Hunt.But it still does an interesting spin on that.
And the WW3 thing pushes this a bit too much into What If territory.
Oh and quoting Stan Lees columns...even if you are not doing it ironicly,it doesnt work in your defense.Things changed.Stan said people told him there are too many Marvel titles,but also wanted new titles.He was kinda joking.Because you demanded it,Hulk gets a series and all that.Back when there were maybe 20 titles.
Now there are 70+ Marvel titles every month.There indeed IS too many titles.And nobody asked for them.Nobody wanted five Squirrel Girl books.

Except there aren't five Squirrel Girl books.

Methinks you're exaggerating just a wee bit.
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Comics / Re: The Marvel Thread
« Last post by HarryTrotter on May 20, 2019, 12:44:53 PM »
Spiderman Life Story #3.It doesnt bring back as many elements as the previous issues.Mostly covering Kravens Last Hunt.But it still does an interesting spin on that.
And the WW3 thing pushes this a bit too much into What If territory.
Oh and quoting Stan Lees columns...even if you are not doing it ironicly,it doesnt work in your defense.Things changed.Stan said people told him there are too many Marvel titles,but also wanted new titles.He was kinda joking.Because you demanded it,Hulk gets a series and all that.Back when there were maybe 20 titles.
Now there are 70+ Marvel titles every month.There indeed IS too many titles.And nobody asked for them.Nobody wanted five Squirrel Girl books.
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Hex Editing / Re: Brand new Help! Part 3-Jedipool
« Last post by Cyber Burn on May 19, 2019, 07:46:54 PM »
I know I'm still a bit behind schedule, but if you want to send that one to me as well, I'd be glad to add it to my list.
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Showing Off / Re: That Tomato guy's Thread
« Last post by Tomato on May 19, 2019, 03:22:52 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxn_KQ_lP8J/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

So I'm at a bit of a crossroads. I am essentially 98% done with my massive "Seven Groups of Seven" Spider-Man collection (which is already closer than I thought I'd get) and with Spider-Ma'am completed I'm officially down to one final figure. As things stand, that open slot is for a Spider-Man (freed up by me moving Ultimate Peter to the Symbiotes) but I can move some figures around to make room in either the Superiors or Spider-Women as well. I have a few ideas on what I'd LIKE to do, but they vary from terrifying to boring to problematic and I'm very torn. I doubt anyone will respond, but I'm going to lay things out there for the sake of my sanity.



Sp//dr

If you had told me last year that this was not only a character I was considering for the last spot on my shelf, but the top contender among other very good options, I'd have laughed in your face. She was the character I was least excited to see in the lead up to Into the Spider-Verse, as I have no love of the character in the comics (Sp//Dr? Really? Really with that name? Come on now), the suit design is ugly, and I have zero attachments to Evangelion or any other mech anime the character's creation was attempting to homage. And, to be honest... I still don't like her, even in ItSV. She's a walking anime and asian stereotype, who I think only works in the film because, like Noir, she's SO different from a lot of Spider-people that she stands out and injects the film with a style it didn't already have with the other characters.

But at the same time... there's something to be said for the fact that she's the ONLY character from that film I don't have represented. And while I do think some of the decisions border on questionable... dang if I'm not drawn to including her on the shelf for the same reasons. I've mentioned this before, but part of the reason I did Ultimate Peter in the first place was because I saw no reason to have two versions of the same costume next to each other.  Peni/Sp//dr is different than anything else on the shelf, and wildly so.

However... there's still a problem. The comic design of Sp//dr is still garbage, and that's what the ML figure is based on. And you'd think "well, they made toys for the ItSV movie, it was popular, surely there's a Sp//dr that's at least PASSABLE right?" but you, my friend, would be a fool. THIS is the monstrosity that is the movie toy. The paintjob is awful, the proportions DON'T match the film, the fun, expressive digital screen is replaced with generic Spider-face that's sculpted in, all on top of the fact that this thing is apparently 9.5 inches, meaning it would TOWER over all my other figures. The amount I would have to do to this monstrosity just to make it passable (cutting away and resculpting most of the torso, detaching and trimming down the limbs then adding clear blue separators and devising a complex system of magnets to better match how it works in the film...) and having Sp//dr as my final figure makes me feel like someone running a marathon and be feet from the finish line, only for the finish line to suddenly move 2 miles further ahead.



Spider-Man: India

So before Spider-Ham took his place, Pavitr Prabhakar was going to be my last "Spider-Man." While it might seem insane that I'd place him above the more well known Ham (and, in hindsight, it kinda was) Pavitr was, even among an army of Peter Parkers, probably one of the smartest Spider-Men in Spider-verse, bar none. I also loved his self-aware discussion with UK concerning all the Parker variants. And as I've mentioned in the past, there's not a ton of Middle Eastern superheroes period, so having one I like and who had a major contributing role to SV seemed like a no brainer.

However, what ultimately led me to move away from the character is still relevant. For one thing, his design is... well, it's Spider-Man with different pants. With classic Red and Blue Peter already on the shelf, not to mention sever others aping his color scheme, I don't feel like Prabhakar would be sufficiently unique to stand out. Plus, since there isn't a figure right now, I'd have to customize him... and while I'd really, REALLY rather not customize the last figure, if I'm gonna do it, it'll be for something more creatively satisfying than Spider-Man with new pants.



Spider-Punk

So I'm gonna be honest... I do not understand why this version of Spider-Man caught on as much as it did. Before the official figure came out, I saw more customs of this spike headed uber-punk than of most other Spider-verse characters. And like... I hate the spiked mohawk thing (it's not even like Hobbie has a mohawk. Dude's got a huge afro that must be a nightmare to fit in that mask, ESPECIALLY with those dumb spikes), I hate the denim jacket over spandex, I hate the Air Jordan tennis shoe nonsense.

But despite how awful I find the costume, I don't hate the character. There's a charm in Hobbie's in your face, stick it to the man because they control the whole world shtick. As a character and as a foil for other Spider-people, he works. And I DO already have a figure of him, even if I only bought it for a Lizard piece (I was considering using the shoes for another custom but I went a different direction with that one). But... MAN do I hate his stupid, stupid costume. It doesn't help that it's even more like Peter's costume than Pavitr's, at a glance anyway.

Honorable Mentions

A couple characters even less in the running but are still up there are Assassin Spider-Man and Mangaverse Spider-Man. The former was going to be the last of my Superiors before the six armed Norman Osborn Spider-man came in and pushed most of the others out of his way (for the record, SV2's Spiders-man is only not a contender because his costume is JUST Peter's with spiders inside and around it). That said, his costume was kinda boring and he was only really a contender because he was in Otto's inner circle, but he's barely a character in the story and his design is kinda plain. Mangaverse fairs better in that regard, with a more unique take on the design... but because there is no figure we again run into that hole where if I'm going to put in a level of effort, I'd rather go all in on the insanity that is Sp//dr.

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Film, Television, Video and Music Discussion / Re: Doom Patrol
« Last post by UnkoMan on May 17, 2019, 11:02:45 PM »
Whoops! I'm so used to seasons of shows being so short now, and episode 13 was such a fitting season one end.
Ha ha ha.
But I for sure agree with your last note in the spoiler tag. Those characters are just as much a part of DP for me as the "heroes," so I am hoping they show at some point.
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Film, Television, Video and Music Discussion / Re: Doom Patrol
« Last post by Silver Shocker on May 17, 2019, 09:46:15 PM »
We've still got more episode.
Speaking of which, despite Mr. Negative saying we were going to get what we wanted all along ("A Superhero show!") the newest episode, while very enjoyable, does have me wondering if the series is trolling the fans again.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Film, Television, Video and Music Discussion / Re: DC Extended Universe
« Last post by Silver Shocker on May 17, 2019, 09:42:03 PM »
So last I heard the Batman movie is going to be a prequel with a younger Batman. That was apparently DC's way of getting around not wanting to recast Batman after Ben Affleck played him.

Which, I'm a bit frustrated by. 1. Because I actually would have liked to see Ben Affleck play a Batman in a movie that was wholly about Batman and 2. Because Deathstroke was supposed to be the villain in it, and if they're changing it to a prequel with a younger Batman, then I guess that means that Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke doesn't get to pay off?

Now, a younger Batman movie could be cool. But we already got Batman Begins, so I'm not sure it's worth doing unless they bring something to the table that wasn't already done....or done well. Which is why I think they might as well do Robin. Or Batgirl. Or both. Now yeah, they're doing a Titans show and that has Robin in it, but they already established Robin in the DCEU (unless of course they just reboot by then).

I also recall them saying this would be more of a detective movie...which is another route to do. Despite Batman carrying the nickname "The World's Greatest Detective" there's actually very little detective work in the various Batman movies (and what is there isn't particularly well done)
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Film, Television, Video and Music Discussion / Re: Doom Patrol
« Last post by UnkoMan on May 17, 2019, 08:58:41 PM »
Just call him Casanova.
Casanova Frankenstein.  Ha ha ha.

I finished Doom Patrol today. It's clunky in places, kind of rough, but I got to say... I really love it.

I was iffy on why Cyborg was on it at first, but the way they did his character worked well in the context of the show. Nothing like any of the Cyborgs I've ever seen in other media, but whatever.
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Film, Television, Video and Music Discussion / Re: DC Extended Universe
« Last post by UnkoMan on May 17, 2019, 08:57:51 PM »
Twilight. He's Twilight.

He's actually not so bad though. He was good in Cosmopolis.

So, is this a totally different Batman? Is it Dick as Batman? Did they drop the shared universe idea?
I guess I could google all this, but I always lurk here for info.
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Film, Television, Video and Music Discussion / Re: DC Extended Universe
« Last post by Silver Shocker on May 17, 2019, 08:31:43 PM »
Edward Cullen from Twilight.

I do wonder how he is as an actor since those movies finished up. A lot of people (myself included) initially thought Ben Affleck was a odd choice to play Batman, so I suppose I should have an open mind.
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