Inveterate Media Junkies Open Thread

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  1. J. says:

    So jealous.

  2. Insideman says:

    Am I the ONLY one that is PISSED that we don’t get MELLOW MONDAY posts anymore?!?

    What the F?

  3. TheMSpot says:

    Ultimate Comics: New Ultimates Ultimate Ultra Ultimate Ultimately New Ultimate Ultimates #1. How many times do you think they can reboot this?

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=32136

  4. Insideman says:

    What a day I had today.

    I could make your silky straight hair curl, J.

  5. TheMSpot says:

    Look who I met over the weekend: http://yfrog.com/h3l06vrj

  6. Mike F says:

    I wish there was a sale on Criterion DVDS/BLU RAYS again like that half off one they had months ago.

    *sigh*

  7. jorge burgos says:

    Crap I forgot to type in artist they say to respect artist even when they act like assholes to you

  8. MicahSkin says:

    Let’s face it. All our Elementary Schools suck compared to this one…

  9. Sai011 says:

    How many of guys are going to free comicbook day this weekend?

    I live like an hour away from every comicbook shop in my area, so I going to two shops that I never go that often. The funny thing is that their really across the street from each other.

    • philbyday says:

      @Saio: I plan 2 go 2 two shops as well. No such luck 4 me about them being across the street ea other though πŸ™‚

      • kurumais says:

        im trying to spread the word to everyone i know with kids i might hit jim hanelys in the city before i see thor that night in imax at 1030
        i usually never go on the day but the 2 stores i frequent usually save stuff for me

        do you know if comic shops and publishers do outreach to schools and library’s about free comic book day? seems ike it would be a good idea ppl love free stuff even if its stuff they dont really want

        • kurumais says:

          btw midtown comics blog has the free books they will be giving out damn there is a ton of books something for everyone

          whats dreamland doing anything special?

        • philbyday says:

          @kuru: I know at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn…that retailer is all about kids n community, so the word is being spread as far as he goes anyway. Don’t know about the other guy though.

        • sai011 says:

          I see at the comiclocator website that some comicbook shop doesomething with the libary. One of my favorite comicbook shops has their free comic book day at the libary. I wear my 2010 free comicday t-shirt from jan intill now to help promote free comicbookday.

    • Stamps says:

      I’m going to my store for sure.

      In addition to the free comic book day stuff all the stores are doing my store has a hell of a sale too.

      Have off all back issues, half off all trades and hard covers.

      • Tiger Topher says:

        One of the stores I go to is having a big sale on Free Comic Book Day too. Unfortunately, I only found out about their sale after I dropped about $70 on back issues and supplies.

        • Stamps says:

          yeah that’s the problem with sales πŸ™‚ I’m going to pick up one or two TPBs; that’s about it for me.

    • Allfather76 says:

      I will be at the the coolest store I know this Saturday: Dreamland Comics!!!

      • hackslash2020 says:

        My store is nice too because I already got my Free Comic Books πŸ™‚

        • mattcd42 (Wednesday's Serial) says:

          Personally I’ll be hitting two stores, but that’s because I wanna make face time with the local scene here in CO. A scene that my face now belongs to (que the ‘moving on up’ music.)

      • Insideman says:

        They ARE cool, Allfather76!

        They were kind enough to send me some books so Jose and I could review them. That is ULTRA cool!

        • Allfather76 says:

          Insideman,
          I’ve been going there for years and years – even back when they were named “Moondog’s” (which, I admit, is a pretty cool name too). Dreamland has sales 365 days a year on ALL trades and you don’t see that at many other places (in fact – they are the only one I know of). They also have the best selection around so even though I have closer shops available to me, I go there to get most of my comics because they simply rock that hard.

          • J. says:

            I worked a couple of Moondog’s stores back in the day but not at the Schaumburg one.

            • Allfather76 says:

              I don’t think the Moondog’s chain exists anymore, does it Jose? Were they just taken over shop by shop (like Dreamland took over the Schaumburg one?) or is the chain named something else now?

              • J. says:

                Back in the 90’s the Moondog’s chain was bought by a corporation. That corporation had a lot of money issues and when they went bankrupt they dragged Moondog’s down with them. Most of Moondog’s old product, fixures and locations were bought up by other comic shops.

  10. ComicBookDude says:

    NEW Green Lantern trailer! Looks pretty good! Nice to see more of Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard. I don’t know why people are complaining about there being too much CGI… how else are you going to have the Green Lantern Corps been in the film? Have actors wear cheap halloween costumes? Anyway, I’m glad they released these new trailers… that first one was kinda bad.

    • Blanchard says:

      I agree this trailer was pretty good (not really digging the guardians through). I noticed that the CGI has been getting better with each trailer. I wonder if they will be working on this film up until the release date.

  11. Mike F says:

    Man ATLUS is such a GREAT and RESPECTABLE gaming company.

    Giving us the CATHERINE game WITH the OST and an ART BOOK.

    …while Capcom charges us $4.99 for the Iron Patriot costume…fucking greedy bastards.

  12. Constantanius says:

    Just watching some interviews on cbr I guess now I know why Nick Spencer isn’t writing Supergirl. Exclusive contract with Marvel. sigh another great one bites the dust. Probably old news for you guys.

    • J. says:

      Nick Spencer isn’t writing Supergirl because DC editorial didn’t like where Spencer was going with the story and replaced him with Peatty. And for the record I DID like where Spencer was going with the story. That was BEFORE Marvel signed him. I am also going to assume that’s why he signed with Marvel. That fuck up is all on DC.

      • Constantanius says:

        Ahh I’m with you on that one, I loved the first issue of the current arc, pretty sad. On another note I picked up the Forgetless trade today on advice by my shop owner, since I only had one book on my pull list for a change. What are your thoughts on it? I think I remember you and Elliot talking about it on ccw awhile back but I could be wrong.

        • J. says:

          I really liked Forgetless. That book made me a big fan of Spencer’s work.

          • Allfather76 says:

            I also really liked Forgetless although I’m not sure what I liked better, the main story or the back-up story. Either way – I really enjoyed all of it.

            • tomstewdevine says:

              I consider it all one story, the trade doesn’t do it justice to have two stories separated, but I guess that’s what he wanted. Jose recommending this is what got me into Spencer’s work as well. I just got the Existence 2.0/3.0 trade, and I like that as well.

          • rottenjorge says:

            jose what about shuddertown the 4 issue comicbook he did?

  13. Constantanius says:

    Oh does anyone know what’s going on with The Brave and the Bold? I haven’t seen an issue in months and don’t remember hearing it was cancelled.

    • J. says:

      To my knowledge it was never officially canceled but I think it’s safe to say we won’t be seeing anymore issues of it.

      • Constantanius says:

        Yeah those are my thoughts exactly. I’m still hoping that once JMS is done with the next Earth One book he’ll write another. The issue with Wonder Woman/Zatanna/Batgirl is still one of my favourite books in the past few years.

        • Tiger Topher says:

          That issue was great. I found it in a dollar bin, took a chance on it and was very pleasantly surprised. Was the rest of JMS’ Brave and the Bold run anywhere near as good?

          • tomstewdevine says:

            I thought all of the JMS’s Brave and the Bold books were good, I liked them so much that I started buying Superman and Wonder Woman, well that was a mistake.

          • Constantanius says:

            Yes I didn’t read one that I didn’t like. the Dial H for hero/batman one was his first, and was very good as well.

            • sai011 says:

              I liked the series, I thought some of the team ups were interseting. The ones I got were the milstone team ups static/black lighting, blue b/hardware, and xombi/specture.

  14. Constantanius says:

    Wow I’ve seen about 4 interviews now with Scott Snyder on comicvine and cbr and I am so impressed with his character and modesty. Not only do I love his work but I have to say he’s fast becoming my favourite writer next to Layman and Spencer. Very nice guy from what I’ve seen so far. He’ll get my money for anything he does.

  15. Stamps says:

    IM BACCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    All my finals are over. I’m so happy. I felt like I haven’t been able to breathe for the last month and a half.

  16. Skinner Sweet says:

    just got the new mortal kombat and wow is that last boss pure BS, spent an hour and a half getting my ass handed to me before i gave up.

    • J. says:

      Agreed…but this is how I beat him. Try to stay as far away from him as possible. If he is on the right side of the screen go all the way to the left. He is more prone to taunt you then. When he taunts you shoot a projectile at him. Just keep doing that over and over again. It’s a bit tedious but that’s how I beat him every time.

      Another thing I noticed is that this trick usually works a lot more after you have continued once or twice.

      • MicahSkin says:

        Also, except for the big Overhead Hammer Smash, nothing he does gets through a block. For example Baraka. When he’s winding up the hammer, do the double blade charge (Down, Foreward Heavy Punch I think). Get it quick enough, he won’t have the invincibility.

        Another thing is I recommend Teleporters. Raiden Owns him HARD. Port Behind him Back forward and “ALGLABABABABALALABABABLANBA!” or whatever the hell he says. When you land from doing it, Jump Backwards once (Avoiding Shoulder Slam) Port behing him and rinse repeat.

    • Tiger Topher says:

      I’ve got a ton of action figures and I’ve got to say that I’m pretty fond of the Marvel Select line. I freakin’ love the Juggernaut figure that they released a few months back and their Green Goblin looks great in front of my copy of Amazing Spider-Man #39.

  17. MicahSkin says:

    This is in response to a “Things We Hate” down below. Try to guess which one.

  18. Morlock50 says:

    Okay Junkies, here’s a question:

    Having absolutely no experience with manga, none whatsoever, which series would you recommend for me to try out?

    Bonus question: what is it about manga that appeals to you all, and seperates it from American comics (beyond obvious differences in page size or the comics mostly being b & w)? I see you folks raving about manga, but I’m not always sure why.

    • Constantanius says:

      I’m loving Gantz and that is the most exposure I’ve had. I’ve been meaning to ask the same question as you as I’d like to sample more Manga

    • hackslash2020 says:

      Its a different way of storytelling. New and unique characters, Japanese culture, kinda hard to explain.

      I recommend Metro Survive. Its not the best manga book, but its an easy and enjoyable read.

    • tomstewdevine says:

      I recommend Monster and Pluto.

      MikeF is the resident expert, and usually answers this question like once every 3 months. So just pay attention to his posts.

      • tomstewdevine says:

        By posts I mean comments.

      • Mike F says:

        Hah thanks tom. Its funny though, you picked the two I would of picked!

        I was actually re-reading MONSTER a few weeks ago and remembered just how detailed Urasawa had that storyline! Such craftsmanship! No wonder he’s a best seller in Japan 8)

    • J. says:

      I could go on for hours answering this question but I think I will just go with 20th Century Boys or Gantz. The first is a slow paced, character driven sci-fi mystery while the second is a fast paced sci-fi orgy filled with action, violence, blood and bewbs. Pick your poison.

      Or if you like baseball pick up Cross Game. That’s currently my favorite manga…and I’m not really a huge fan of baseball anymore. Go figure.

    • Insideman says:

      Gantz, Pluto and 20th Century Boys are ALL given great titles. Everyone seems to like them.

      Check out our latest podcast at PODBEAN! There will be another one soon as Jose gets over his flu/cold… He’s been sick ALL week! In the podcast we pile serious love onto Death Note and Bakuman.

      Jose got me to read Cross Game– which we WILL review soon as well. And it IS about baseball– but is really about the human condition with baseball as the backdrop… Like the old Star Trek shows used space as a backdrop to examine social issues.

      I have not read it yet but Dark Horse is about to start printing the final volumes in a series called EDEN: IT’S AN ENDLESS WORLD. I have all the older volumes and I cannot wait to read this book.

      • Constantanius says:

        Ahh Death Note, a friend told me about that. Any other comments on it from people? yay or nay?

    • Morlock50 says:

      Thanks for all the recommendations everybody! I’ll have a nice little list compiled for my next LCS visit.

  19. J. says:

    So….Ultimate Spider-Man is going to relaunch…again. Wow…

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=32189

    • J. says:

      We also get Hickman writing that Ultimate Hawkeye mini-series no one was asking for. Remember what I said about the Ultimate U being just another paycheck to exclusive writers? Doesn’t seem so far fetched now.

      • tomstewdevine says:

        It was never far fetched.

      • ed2962 says:

        I’m a Neal Adams fan, but Neal’s variant cover for Ultimate Grifter…er,uh..Hawkeye is not his best work. Trying to look on the positive side, at least the Ultimate Line having Hickman and Spencer writing for them will go back to having actual you know, STORIES in them.

    • J. says:

      Also, I don’t think that is the real cover to the new Ultimate Spider -Man since the new “Spider-Man” is probably gong to be female.

    • tomstewdevine says:

      Looks like desperate times calls for desperate measures.

    • Stamps says:

      Oh jeez

      • mattcd42 (Wednesday's Serial) says:

        Isn’t that a Spider Transvestite? That would actually be good, I don’t think there are enough GBLTQ characters, much less any gender benders in mainstream comics.

  20. J. says:

    Not even Neil Gaiman can escape the misplaced ire of the GOP.

    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/19996.html

  21. J. says:

    Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth had one of the best endings ever in the history of comics. No shit. πŸ™‚

    • Insideman says:

      Thank god you didn’t just go and spoil it with me getting my final copy Friday. I would hate to go all AXE COP on your ass– especially while you have the flu.

      Feel better soon, my friend! πŸ™‚

      • Skinner Sweet says:

        I had just been hearing things about how awesome axe cop was and was thinking of picking it up this weekend. Now you really got me wanting this.

        • Insideman says:

          There’s an earlier trade that is still available too!

          • Skinner Sweet says:

            Is the trade needed to understand any of the new mini. or should i get the mini and see if i like that before getting the trade.

            • tomstewdevine says:

              It’s a webcomic, just google it and you can read the whole trade for free!

              • Insideman says:

                Unless you can’t stand to read comics like that.

                Skinner you do NOT have to read the trade (or the web version) to enjoy the mini at all.

                The only comic I can stand to read on the web is KING POBRA… Which may mean I am prejudiced. πŸ˜‰

                Oh and I like the look of MY new comic strip on the web tests we’ve done. Again, I might be slightly prejudiced. πŸ™‚

                But MOST OF ALL… I can’t wait for Robert Metcalfe’s KONG POBRA premiering THIS SUNDAY. (Mother’s Day in the U.S.!) πŸ˜€

                • Skinner Sweet says:

                  hrmm ill try that king pobra, iv never heard of that before and good call on mothers day i forgot to run store to pick up gifts.

              • Skinner Sweet says:

                oh wow good call tom, reading it now.

  22. Insideman says:

    Want to see what a REAL LIFE Barbie Doll would look like?

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42595605/ns/today-today_people/

  23. Skinner Sweet says:

    So I got mortal kombat and now i’m digging for more fighting games, was thinking of marvel vs capcom 3. Is it worth picking up at all or is mortal kombat far superior. Also I was afraid mvc3 might be hard to pull of moves without using easy mode. One last concern is it even worth playing single player in mvc3 or is it all online.

  24. Constantanius says:

    Has anyone seen the Gantz movie yet? True to the Book or no?

  25. Adam727 says:

    Is Locke & Key worth picking up ?

    • tomstewdevine says:

      YES, YES, YES!!!!!! It’s one of the best series of the last couple years for sure.

      • Insideman says:

        Totally agree with Tom.

        Locke & Key is one of my FAVORITE comics in the last 5 years too! The story and art on the first few volumes are both fantastic. The Hardcovers are especially nice collections… Excellent presentations.

        • Skinner Sweet says:

          this is one iv seen at my shop a bunch and always been intrigued but never really heard much about and never really decided to pick it up maybe ill give it ago im thinking of picking up some trades this weekend now that i can read again.

    • Allfather76 says:

      OMG – run, don’t walk and read the three volumes available right now in trade! I just finished reading volume 3 a few days ago and the book gets better and better (and it was great to begin with!). Writing is top-notch and the art is stunning – I don’t think you will be disappointed.

  26. Venom829 says:

    Hey everyone!!! I am here back at my computer since a game is on I REALLY want to watch so I need to go to the computer for that (since I have no cable). Just to let you all know I recently bought a 250GB XBOX-360 and that has consumed 80% of my time the last 2 days in a row! πŸ˜€ So now just wondering since I have a console… What games have you all been playing recently?

    • Constantanius says:

      Uncharted, Uncharted 2, and will be hitting Infamous tomorrow. I was a late comer to those three, but I’m pretty sure they are PS3 exclusives, so I really recommend Red Dead Redemption, Dead Space 1 and 2, Mafia 2, Gears of War(Xbox 360 Exclusive). That’s just a start.

      • J. says:

        Ya, those first three title are PS3 exclusives. They are also better than ANY XBox exclusives. πŸ™‚

        • Insideman says:

          Ooooh! So partisan! πŸ˜‰

        • Venom829 says:

          I KNEW your PS3 bias would come the SECOND I entered that comment! πŸ™‚ Don’t worry Jose later in the year I plan on buying a PS3 and getting Mass Effect and Uncharted for them! πŸ™‚

          • Insideman says:

            Is there a word stronger than BIAS, Venom? Cause we REALLY need a word stronger than bias to describe Jose’s PS3 preference.

            And, by the way everybody– we now know why VENOM was so desperate to get a job!

            First Paycheck: “XBox City” πŸ˜€

          • mattcd42(Wednesday's Serial) says:

            If you’re going to do Mass Effect, you should get it on the X-box, as you can play the first game as well, and they link into each other very well.

            • J. says:

              Or you can buy it for the PS3, do the interactive comic to make your choices from the first Mass Effect and also get all the Mass Effect 2 DLC free on disc.

              Oh, also you won’t have to worry about your PS3 red ringing. That’s a bonus.

              • Insideman says:

                No, they just “yellow light”. (Color edited per Jose’s correction below)

                New Xbox 360s barely– if ever– red ring anymore.

                • J. says:

                  PS3s have a “Yellow” light of death.

                  I like that you threw in the word “barely” too. As if that should be more acceptable than “all the time”. πŸ˜›

                  • Insideman says:

                    I actually threw in the word “barely” because I was being “FAIR”… As in PS3’s “barely”– if ever– have the Yellow light of death.

                    Look how easy it is to be fair? πŸ˜›

                    And for the record (and to be even more fair)– my Xbox 360 with the Jasper chip has been played for hundreds and hundreds of hours with ZERO glitches– ZERO lights of any kind of death. πŸ˜€

                  • J. says:

                    I know it’s easy to be “fair” but where’s the fun in that? πŸ™‚

              • Venom829 says:

                Mass Effect AND Uncharted are the 2 top games on my PS3 to get list!

        • mattcd42(Wednesday's Serial) says:

          Ya, ps3 is SOOOOO great, especially right now. I’m pretty much only playing games on the laptop right now. Ra Ra, Steam.

          • J. says:

            I’ve been playing games for the last 3 weeks just fine on my PS3. Also you don’t need online to enjoy Uncharted 1/2 and Infamous. Nice try numbnuts.

      • Venom829 says:

        Red Dead Redemption is one of the games I am playing right now. And that is NOT XBOX exclusive. It also came out for the PS3.

  27. Insideman says:

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TONIGHT OR TOMORROW!
    Stay Tuned IMJ Nation!

  28. Mike F says:

    GUYS! Should I reread the SANDMAN series? I feel like I didnt pay a lot of attention the first viewing…

    • J. says:

      Man, I couldn’t even make it past the second trade my first time around. Not my cup of tea at all.

      • TheMSpot says:

        When it comes to Sandman I find self indulgent and relies much on the art to progress the story, but if you absolutely have to read a Sandman book volume 4 would be a good start. Or if your like me an like crime/noir with a little horror/thriller twist you can’t go wrong with Sandman Mystery Theatre.

        • Insideman says:

          Sandman Mystery Thriller is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT ANIMAL than Sandman. Related by name only.

          READ THAT, Mike. πŸ™‚

          • Blanchard says:

            Was Lucifer any good?

            • Insideman says:

              It had it’s moments but it did NOT catch hold of me like I expected. NOT at all. By the end, I was glad it was over.

              No slam to the creators… I just felt it went on too long and had definitely run its’ course.

            • tomstewdevine says:

              I thought Lucifer was very good.

              • Blanchard says:

                I might pick up some “Lucifer” trades this weekend. I’ve been enjoying Mike Carey’s and Peter Gross’s work on “The Unwritten” and have been on the fence about “Lucifer” for awhile now.

                • Insideman says:

                  Lucifer is NOWHERE near as good as Unwritten.

                  Just sayin’.

                  You have been warned. πŸ˜€

                  • Blanchard says:

                    I can’t help it. I’m addicted to the Vertigo line. Even their bad stuff is better than most of the comics from DC and Marvel.

                  • Insideman says:

                    Oh, I TOTALLY AGREE Blanchard. I have read virtually EVERY Vertigo book ever printed.

                    I am SO PISSED that Madame Xanadu & Greek Street were canceled.

          • Mike F says:

            It sounds interesting!

            Thanks for the reference! If its a stand alone from the series I may give it a go πŸ™‚

            • TheMSpot says:

              I can gladly say Mystery Theatre has nothing to do with Gaiman’s Sandman, and everything to do with the original golden age Sandman. The way it should be. πŸ™‚

    • Insideman says:

      Yes Mike, DON’T bother reading (or re-reading) Gaiman’s Sandman.

      I understand why people like it but it is NOT the NIRVANA some make it out to be.

    • mattcd42(Wednesday's Serial) says:

      If you’re thinking of re-reading it, go for it. It is defiantly a deeper work that is worth multiple readings. Personally I like the one off stories a bit more myself. But it’s a great story even if the art isn’t always the best for they style.

  29. TheMSpot says:

    I see that Elliot is hosting a Q&A with Jonathan Hickman on Free Comic Book Day. My question is why Ultimate Hawkeye? Why FF? Why takeover Secret Warriors and keep it around way longer than it deserved? Also, Whatever happened to Plus?

  30. TheMSpot says:

    DC plans to re-release a couple of their Absolute editions. I was wondering which books the IMJ nation would like to see in a Absolute edition, it doesn’t have to be a DC book. Also, are there any books you don’t like seeing in a Absolute edition like Identity Crisis. πŸ™‚

  31. J. says:

    I am finally getting around to watching tonight’s Parks and Rec. And Parker Posey is on it!? Squuueeeeee!

    • Skinner Sweet says:

      this is by far my favorite comedy on tv, the season started out a little slow but the last few episodes have been amazing. NBC kinda screwed them over this season by starting them mid season so less parks and rec this year 😦

  32. Mike F says:

    Let’s all wish Elliot a Happy birthday today!!!
    #CCW

  33. generaldark says:

    just got back from THOR. is it just me or did anyone else find it boring? it blew its wade real early in the film and dragged on. the two female lead actress’s were horrible! natalie portman and whoever her assistant was. can we please keep natalie out of “nerd” films? im not saying she is bad i think she is a awsome actress but when it comes to these kind of movies she is just awful! the whole movie left a bad taste in my mouth.

    • tomstewdevine says:

      I also just got back, and I actually liked it. Besides the SHIELD stuff that felt forced, I thought it was enjoyable.

    • Morlock50 says:

      That’s damned disappointing. Were the special effects good at least?

      • generaldark says:

        the special effects where fine. regarding the SHEILD stuff i thought it was not as forced in this movie as it was in iron man 2. This movie felt like it was going know where to the point where i wish they would talk about the avengers at least that would be more interesting. It takes thor a friggen hour and twenty some minutes to finally get back in his costume when he is cast out -_- It was like batman begins without charecter development.

    • J. says:

      Sounds like haters gonna hate. I’m really looking forward to seeing the film this weekend.

    • NicktheStick says:

      I also was a little disappointed in the movie and agree that it felt like it dragged on a bit. Though it was not bad at all, it was enjoyable. I think IGN’s review of it hits the nail on the head. I will say that, if I can find more people to go with me, I will go see it again. A good start to the summer movies… Bring on Cap and GL!

      http://movies.ign.com/articles/116/1161564p1.html

    • philbyday says:

      Given that the last two comicbook movies I checked out were IronMan2 & GhostRider…My exspectations r fairly mid-level. Thor never being one of my fave characters (by a long shot)I imagine it’d be pretty tough 4 me 2 be flat out disappointed by this film, but then again I went in2 G. Rider w/ barely low exspectations, & it still disappointed me by not even making it 2 my minimum exspectations. At its worst, Thor’s gotta be better than that!

  34. doc says:

    I got to ask this what is the appeal of sports games like madden? Every year is the same game with good looking graphics and some new features but that’s it. Madden 08 was the last sports game I play then after I now play mario sports games and there were more fun then the other sports games. So I have to ask again what is the appeal?

    • tomstewdevine says:

      I don’t like Madden, but some of my sports nut friends buy it every year. It’s mostly just updated rosters, and to play online. Fifa soccer is the only sports game that’s any good.

      • J. says:

        I agree with your FIFA comment. It’s the ONLY sports game I have enjoyed in the last 10 years.

        • hackslash2020 says:

          Pro Evolution Soccer has always been our all time favourite. But I’ll admit FIFA beat them a couple of years ago.

          • MicahSkin says:

            I’m waiting for their world cup rugby tie in. SUPPOSEDLY coming out this year but who knows.

            Luckily my sport only warrants a game every 4 years or so, so the jumps in graphics and gameplay is noticable.

  35. J. says:

    Marvel is stealing another publisher’s idea? Say it ain’t so! House of Recycled Ideas indeed.

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/05/06/spider-man-666-joins-godzilla-and-war-goddess-for-mass-retailer-cover-variants/

    • Tiger Topher says:

      Dear Marvel,

      Seeing as how you’re obviously fond of stealing ideas from other publishers, why not steal an idea from Image and start publishing comics that are actually interesting and enjoyable? It just might work out for you.

      Regards,

      Tiger Topher

    • Morlock50 says:

      Didn’t see that one coming.

    • ed2962 says:

      Although I think there’s flaws in the first paragraph, this article was definitely food for thought.

      • J. says:

        I totally agree with you. There are definite problems with the first paragraph, the most glaring being about Wonder Woman, but I thought the rest of the piece was quite interesting.

        • ed2962 says:

          Yes, the Wonder Woman thing was exactly what I was thinking of. That and James Bond as a “realistic” hero. Hell, even when I was a kid we knew James Bond was a wish fulfillment fantasy character. I’m sorta willing to include Ethan Hawke too. Ever see MI:2? Not only is Ethan a sub-Bondian character there, the laws of gravity stop working in the final act of that film!

          But I think it’s very interesting what the writer said about the the male gaze and how female action heroes might be more acceptable in fantasy settings.
          Also the de-sexualization of female heroes. I have a DVD of MY YOUNG AUNTIE, a martial arts film from the 70’s. One of the extras by Elvis Mitchell briefly touches on the same issue, that many of the girl samurai in these films seems virginal or non-sexual. Where’s the long time love interest of Ms Marvel these days? Look what happened to Trevor Barnes from WW…he wasn’t just written out of the comic, he got KILLED OFF!

  36. ComicBookDude says:

    They released 4 character trailers for X-Men: First Class featuring Banshee, Beast, Havok, and Mystique. I’ll share each of them as a comment. The Beast trailer is my favorite of the 4.

  37. ComicBookDude says:

    Here is the Banshee trailer:

  38. ComicBookDude says:

    Here is the Havok trailer:

  39. ComicBookDude says:

    And finally here is the Mystique trailer:

  40. Mike F says:

    SO how many Junkies remember (or even played) THIS GAME?

  41. kurumais says:

    just finished watching fringe holy crap did not see that coming

  42. TheMSpot says:

    Before I forget…

    A creepy Mother’s Day message from The Crow. πŸ™‚

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