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by Ares
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition
Replies: 59
Views: 2728

Re: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition

I gave it a quick read-through, but was mostly just underwhelmed. Honestly, I mostly enjoyed what Geoff Johns did with Billy in the pre-nu52 days of the Justice Society book, but the current conception of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family may just be too flawed to salvage. IMHO, either revert th...
by Ares
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition
Replies: 59
Views: 2728

Re: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition

I will say, one thing I definitely enjoyed was that the power of Shazam actually plays a role in the He-Man/Injustice story. Injustice Superman makes a direct reference to Billy, comparing him and Adam, and it shows how far Superman has fallen. He talks about Billy's idealism, his ability to separat...
by Ares
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 488
Views: 15483

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

A problem for is that they still seem to be pushing the idea of the Shazam Family as a group of lightning shooting flying bricks with potential to be wizards. And it still doesn't feel right having Captain Marvel shooting lightning out of his hands. It's weird, because as a kid I thought that was an...
by Ares
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 1076

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

And I just finished up the first official novel crossover of Doc Savage and the Shadow. While the villain was a bit lower tier for the meeting of such mega-heroes, the interplay between the two of them was great. It really shows them both as being effective and dangerous, and we do get a fight betwe...
by Ares
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition
Replies: 59
Views: 2728

Re: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition

I'm currently enjoying the heck out of "Injustice vs The Masters of the Universe", a sequel to the ThunderCats/Masters of the Universe series from a year or two ago.

Can He-Man and the Masters of the Universe overthrow a tyrannical Superman? Read and find out!
by Ares
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 488
Views: 15483

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

So, the first issue of Geoff Johns new "Shazam" series came out. And I was actually surprised. I didn't hate it. I don't like it, but I don't hate it. That might be damning with faint praise, but at least here I didn't end the book wanting to do bad things to Geoff Johns. Because you have to underst...
by Ares
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Random Youtube Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Random Youtube Fun

A scene from the movie Heat, but with Batman and the Joker. Using action figures.

https://youtu.be/0gpk00Uk1Tw
by Ares
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (D’Vorah! Kotal Kahn! Freddy! Jason! Alien & Predator!)
Replies: 14550
Views: 777843

Re: Jade

Kind of reminds me of the reasoning behind the Phantom Lady costume. "Do you really think a set of goggles over your eyes is really going to keep anyone from figuring out who you are?" "Please. No one is going to be looking at my face." Though that would make sense how Power Girl has a secret ident...
by Ares
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 488
Views: 15483

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

But credit where credit is due: the new Amazing Spider-Man series has been a solid Spider-Man run. Peter and MJ are back together in a natural way, and while Spencer does push the "can't get no respect" angle a bit much, this really feels like 90% of a good Spider-Man book, where Peter is actually ...
by Ares
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 488
Views: 15483

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

I'm not a fan of generalizing any large swath of Americans as potential traitors unless they prove otherwise. If they wanted to say a small group like Antifa was, well, they already claim to be communists and are actual violent thugs, so it works. But to paint several states as essentially being tra...
by Ares
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (D’Vorah! Kotal Kahn! Freddy! Jason! Alien & Predator!)
Replies: 14550
Views: 777843

Re: Mortal Mooks

-These Masked Buttholes showed up in the Mortal Kombat movie to fight off Liu Kang & Friends, and went down in droves, but they're still pretty tough. One guy even got picked to challenge Sub-Zero, who basically started glowing and froze the dude solid in mid-air, resulting in him shattering into a...
by Ares
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 488
Views: 15483

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

What is Coates doing that’s so bad? I haven’t followed his Cap run. He's basically said that a large portion of the "flyover states" (everything west of Chicago and easy of Vegas) are Russian collaborators waiting to happen. That there is a literal army of people who will happily join up with Russi...
by Ares
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 488
Views: 15483

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

I'm still not happy with most of the industry. Heroes in Crisis is a hot mess, Doomsday Clock is a regular mess, Ta-Nehisi Coatesetc continues to justify every negative thing said about him, Bendis continues to kill the Superman franchise, etc. But credit where credit is due: the new Amazing Spider-...
by Ares
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (D’Vorah! Kotal Kahn! Freddy! Jason! Alien & Predator!)
Replies: 14550
Views: 777843

Re: Jab’s Builds (Jax! Kano! Cassie Cage! Jacqui! Kitana! Mileena!)

Yeah, these guys are the ones I mentioned earlier about how Netherrealm Studios wanted to expand on their MK multiverse, which made sense. So far we've seen only Earth, Outrealm (including the survivors of the realms Outrealm has absorbed) and the Netherrealm (aka Hell). Adding more worlds to the mi...
by Ares
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart Fight Club: Lots of reposts, King II
Replies: 65
Views: 1800

Re: 30 - Jago

We're continuing with our Fighting Game Heroes as we add another new item to our Killer Instinct line! Check it out on Aisle 9! http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad199/Thorpacolypse/Killer-Instinct-Screenshot-08_jago_zpsuplzpdj8.jpg I'm afraid your path ends here. - Jago JAGO PL10 OPL: 10; DPL: 10...