IMJ Open Thread

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    • ed2962 says:

      It’s been a while since I’ve seen Punch Drunk Love, I really enjoyed it. I think Anderson is a fine director. I never quite understood why Sandler didn’t try his hand at more serious roles after receiving positive reaction to this one.

    • M. Fewko says:

      Anyone else excited for the Master?

  1. comicbookdude89 says:

    Since I have finished watching Buffy (I LOVE that show so much now) I am now starting to watch Angel. I like it so far.

    Speaking of Buffy, I can’t decide if I’m a Spuffy or a Bangel yet. I’m torn between the two. Seasons 2 and 3 are my favorites, but Spike is my favorite character… I can’t decide.

    • PILKK90 says:

      im more of a bangel mainly because buffy season 6 nearly killed my love for the charecter, but 7 redemed her

      • ComicBookDude says:

        I think I’m more of a Bangel too, now that I thought about it some more. Not that I completely dislike Spike and Buffy’s relationship, but it did get really creepy and bizarre in S6. Got better and more normal is S7 for me. Angel’s love for Buffy and Buffy’s love for Angel felt a little more natural to me.

        I’m really upset that we won’t be seeing Spike for a while in Buffy S9. Their interactions have been great since he showed up near the end of S8. I know he’s going to have his own mini-series in August, but it’s written by Victor Gischler and I don’t particullarily care for his writing that much. Plus I’m buying enough comics as it is. Maybe it will be good, since it seems that they choose Buffyverse writers carefully.

  2. kurumais says:

    usa today has a piece about the new captain marvel and writer kelly sue deconnick. thats pretty good coverage

    • ed2962 says:

      I found the article and thought it was actually pretty good. I must say as a guy that’s into the hobby of comics and believes in the potential of comics as a medium, I thought it was a cool thing. The mainstream companies should really invest more in exactly this sort of thing. Go to where ppl outside of fandom are. Focus on the easily relatable aspects…she’s independent, she’s a positive role model, she has a military background. I bet more regular folks can relate to those things than Kree hybrid/Rogue stolen powers/Binary/Wardbird continuity stuff.

      As a cynical comic book buyer tho, I’m on the fence regarding Dexter Soy’s art. Calling it 70’s van art? Hmm..I like Frazetta and Boris, but I’m not sure it’s in that class.

      To go back to my first paragraph, I think it also made perfect sense for Marvel to announce their relaunch in Entertainment Weekly. “Hey you ppl who’re going the see The Avengers, and Spiderman and Dark Knight Rises? Those heroes started in comics and we got some new ones for ya!”

      Again, as Mr Cranky despite liking some of the artists connected to it, I’m afraid Marvel Now might be confusing, dull or both, but that’s another subject. (Avenging Jean X-Men, uh…yeah, ok…)

      But yeah, on a more “rah, rah comics” note…I wish someone could convince key ppl at Disney and Warner that it would be a good idea to start broadcast TV and viral internet campaigns promoting their comics. People in real life still like to read and they’ll respond to some of these characters. Try to save the industry instead of milking it for what it’s worth before it dies.

      • Just a quick not on your last paragraph. Viral might be an option, but TV is a waste of money for advertising. Just as Book publishers. Their is a reason you only see Danielle Steele, John Grisham, and Stephen King ads: they sell enough to to be worth it as a massive reminder for their fans. I’m not sure Comics are cost effective. Plus, if the movies aren’t bring in new customers, TV ads won’t do any better.

  3. kurumais says:

    marvel’s point one promo reminds me a bit of the heroic age stuff and the heroic age lasted what? all of 15 minutes?

    • ed2962 says:

      I remember seeing Marvel Man in the background of some that Heroic Age promo art. What happened to that? We got some reprints and that was it. On the other hand, maybe it’s for the best?

  4. kurumais says:

    has anyone seen this its up to episode 2

  5. kurumais says:

    i liked captain marvel number 1 especially the first half the dialogue between cap , carol and absorbing man was fun , felt natural, that these folks have been beating the mess out of each other for years and really dont like each other. the spidey/carol scene was fun reminded me of stuff brian reed did when he wrote ms marvel. i enjoyed the art quite a bit too in the promo i wasn’t crazy about it and CM fauxhawk but over its a good looking book.

    i wasnt crazy about revival #1 i guess zombies just arent my thing. it just didnt feel right . the book tried to have this common sense lets take care of business approach to small town where ppl come back from the dead but it just didnt work for me

  6. kurumais says:

    found a batman fan film on youtube called batman:deathwish. its got bats, robin, catwoman oracle, nightwing. fun to see the versions there are some fun lines but definitely fanfic

  7. Insideman says:

    Been working on the RATE THE COVERS!™ for the last several hours and, once again, I ran across the Captain America and Iron Man title.

    So I’m clear, I don’t care if you SPOIL the SHIT out of my upcoming question. Write ten words or ten thousand– if you like. My last volume of Iron Man was Tony “re-assembled”– the last panel showing him looking at the Net and newspapers… Re-learning, with his mind only partially rebooted, what he had done during the Superhero Registration Act and Marvel Civil War.

    So he didn’t know (I’m assuming)– just at that moment and in that panel– that Cap had been killed while in custody.

    So here’s the question: Out of curiosity, how in the hell did Marvel handle the situation between the rebooted Tony and Steve Rogers? And did they do it well? Or was it the normal locker room snark with a manly towel slap to the ass kinda thing?

    I’m assuming from the comic title, all is forgiven.

    • Locusmortis says:

      Its kinda like how Macho Man Randy Savage was a bad guy when he was beating up Ricky Steamboat but then turned face and teamed up with Hogan as the Mega-Powers so they could take on Andre the Giant..

      I’m just assuming, I haven’t read any of it but Marvel seems to be taking their plots from old WWF/WWE shows for the last few years.

    • Morlock50 says:

      The answer to that question is in the Avengers Prime mini. But Bendis wrote it, so I’m not sure you’d want to read it. Basically, it starts out immediately after Siege. Rogers and Stark call each other douchebags because of Civil War and other crap. Then they get sucked into Hera’s realm with Thor and have to battle dragons and trolls and shit with the Enchantaress. Since this is a Bendis production, of course Steve Rogers makes out with a blue elf girl, and Thor reveals that he banged Hellcat. They come back to the present, and Iron Man says he was always at his best when Steve was at his side, and they hug each other.

    • Insideman says:

      Thanks for the help, everybody.

      I figured that’s what happened. Once again, death in the Marvel U has no meaning.

      What’s a little gestapo tactic like the Superhero Registration Act, a Superhero Civil War and the demoralizing destruction of America’s most patriotic superhero (and a subsequent “assassination”) amongst friends?

      The only way I could see Cap working with this guy again: If Cap decided to adopt a wait and see attitude– to make certain the new/old/partially rebooted Stark wouldn’t start flying down the same path he did before.

  8. kurumais says:

    so far in the new 52 i get the impression that dick grayson and damian wayne were never partners. is it just me or does anyone else get that vibe?

  9. kurumais says:

    bazooka joe comics still give me a chuckle

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