IMJ Open Thread

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  1. M. Fewko says:

    @Pobra: Your new gravatar rules! In honor of it, I’ll watch Inland Empire tonight!

    • I like Lynch plenty, but I still haven’t watched Inland Empire.

      • M. Fewko says:

        When I first watched it, I literally HATED it. Because I was expecting old school Lynch, i guess.

        However, after giving it a second viewing, and letting it ferment a little, I noticed so many aesthetics in it. The kind only David would notice with his mass awareness of everyday life…

        (there was a different clip I wanted to post, but I believe it was taken down, or hidden among a plethora of IE trailers…, anyways, cheers!)

    • Pobra says:

      Thanks Fewko. Happy viewing! 🙂

  2. Jrgold says:

    Since Bendis is leaving Avengers. Who do you think will get the book? I’m hoping for either Mark Waid or Jonathan Hickman. How about a new writer ? Who would you guys want?

  3. Speaking of Parker, I just finished his and Erika Moen’s webcomic Bucko. So funny, So good, and it’s a great book with strong female leads. If you have some time to kill, give it a read, it’s free! They just finished up the story just last month. I’m sure it will be put out as a graphic novel in no time, so check it out since it’s FREE. Erika Moen

  4. M. Fewko says:

    AHHHHH, THESE FLASH COMICS BY FRANCIS MANAPUL ARE SO FUCKING GOOD!!!! For the first time since Morrison/Millar were on the title, the rogues gallery is brimming with hipness!

  5. kurumais says:

    i know this might be shock but there are a couple things coming from marvel im excited about
    first patrick zircher on cap ive been a fan of zircher for a while ever see he did tbolts way back and in it he drew both cap and rikki barnes and i wanted him to do a run of cap ever since
    then cap and bucky is being re titled and re tooled into cap and hawkeye. ive been waiting for a cap and hawkeye book for a loooooooooooong time i always wanted a long format team up of these 2 hopefully lasting about a year i used to love how they were pretty much the squishiest avengers and they looked out for each other and saved each others butts time and time again
    hawkeye more then any other character is a cap disciple and now he is on the same level of cap in terms of being a veteran combatant and team leader. book focusing on these two at this time should be very interesting

    • TheMSpot says:

      It looks like Hawkeye isn’t the only character Cap will be teaming up when Bunn takes over the title.

      From Marvel’s Next Big Thing press conference Bunn said, “I know a couple of characters that will be joining the roster initially. I can’t name all of them because I haven’t gotten approval … but there is going to be a ‘Captain America & Iron Man’ and a ‘Captain America & Black Widow.’ There are going to be other characters and definitely some non-Avengers.” When Bunn started making his little list of every character he wanted to have Cap team up with, Captain America and Hawkeye came pretty close to the top of the list, but there are definitely more that he’s hoping to push for. “Captain America and Union Jack is one I’d like to push for,” he said. “I think Union Jack’s a great character, but I love the idea of those two working together. There are a lot of obscure characters I’d like Cap to team up with. … If I could get Captain America and the Enigma Force team up, my dreams will be fulfilled.”

      • J. says:

        Man, I really need to start keeping up with comic news again. So, basically Marvel is doing a Marvel Team-Up book with Cap instead of Spidey? How fucking original. I’m sorry but Matt Fraction killed what little interest I had in Cap with Fear Itself.

      • kurumais says:

        didnt hear that thanks for the info not bad marvel team up with cap but rather have cap and hawkeye then cap and falcon back

    • J. says:

      Wait a second. There is going to be a book called Cap and Hawkeye? Are you fucking shitting me?

  6. M. Fewko says:

    Anyone else reading Spaceman (vertigo) ? Brian Azzarello has been kicking ass lately! I can’t wait for issue 4…

    • Yep, I’m loving it. And on that note, I went to Challengers Comics in Chicago last weekend and got a signed print by Eduardo Risso.

      On another note they had a gallery of Art Baltazar original Paintings and they were awesome. As much as I love my LCS, Challengers blew mine out of the water.

  7. I read this preview for a new Image book that looks REALLY good, actually it’s a prologue to set up the first issue. It’s called Mind the Gap by Jim McCann and Rodin Esquejo, check it out it’s free!

  8. M. Fewko says:

    Warning, smoking and watching INLAND EMPIRE will drive you mad!

  9. M. Fewko says:

    ANOTHER delay for Silent Hill HD? Forget it, Konami.

    My money’s going to BioWare next month…

    • J. says:

      If the delay was caused by Konami actually adding the ORIGINAL voice over for Silent Hill 3 I could forgive them. Did you hear that they changed some of Yamaoka’s music arrangements? That’s not cool.

      • M. Fewko says:

        ……….I actually didn’t hear that. That really is not cool, and as a die hard fan of his tunes, breaks my heart in a way.

        • J. says:

          The new arrangements show up on the new Silent Hill 2 voice over track (don’t know about 3 yet). If you are playing the game with the original VO the music is also the original.

          You can hear one of the new arrangements in this video:

  10. ComicBookDude says:

    No. No no no no NO!!!!!

    This is honestly the LAST thing the X-Men universe needs. This also confirms my suspicions that Marvel truly seeks to destroy everything that I hold dear in the Marvel Universe. They’ve destroyed Spider-Man. They’ve destroyed the Avengers (thanks Bendis). And now they’re going to (most likely) ruin the X-Men universe???? Does anyone remember what Bendis did to the once lovely character Scarlet Witch? I would not like a repeat of that.

    • J. says:



      • ComicBookDude says:

        I assume you’re laughing at Marvel’s pathetic attempts to be “innovative” and “interesting”?

        If Bendis goes anywhere NEAR Uncanny X-Force, Wolverine and the X-Men, and/or X-Factor, I will be very upset since those are the only good/decent X-comics (that I’m aware of).

        • J. says:

          I hope the X-Men survive the experience. 😉

          If he has smears his shit anywhere near X-Factor…well, that will be a problem.

          • ComicBookDude says:

            Agreed. I don’t buy X-Factor, but I have had the pleasure of reading it and it is great. If Bendis screws with X-Factor… well, you won’t like me when I’m angry 🙂

            I just got a nasty thought, let this sit for a while:
            Bendis and Greg Land on an X-Men title…

            It makes me shiver thinking what atrocities could come from that…

          • ComicBookDude says:

            Who wants to take a bet that Luke Cage will somehow be involved in his X-Men comic(s)?

          • Jrgold says:

            He’ll probably just bring back Jean Grey and call her Marvel girl. Since why not at this point.

    • Jrgold says:

      Who’s ready for pizza parties in the danger room?

    • CBD, the X-men Universe has been fucked for a while now. This is like dropping bombs on bombs.

      • Locusmortis says:

        Its funny, I was looking at previews today and I was thinking I’d probably buy a few of the current X-titles if I wasn’t boycotting Marvel.

        When I heard Bendis was taking over the X-Books I laughed my hole off, I think I’m going to have to write a new column tomorrow lol.

      • ComicBookDude says:

        I know that the X-Universe has been fucked for a while, but I grew up with most of those characters as a kid and love the X-Men more than the Avengers and to see this hack on X-Men breaks my heart because I kinda retreated to the X-Men universe after Marvel shat all over the Ultimate Universe and ASM.

        Plus I enjoy what I’ve read of X-Factor and Wolverine and the X-Men. Uncanny X-Force is decent, but still a heck of a lot better than most Marvel comics.

    • M. Fewko says:

      Just don’t buy them. Save your money.

      One thing every comic fan learns is no Marvel/DC character is free from a shitty writer destroying all the great stories that came before. It’s life really. At the end of the day, just consider it less money you have to spend, and put it towards something useful: like Image or Manga 😀

      • ComicBookDude says:

        I don’t buy any Marvel comics at all anymore. (although I will buy them if I see them at Half-Price Books). I have no intention of supporting anything Bendis does anymore. After Dark Avengers and his current crop of Avengers comics I have pretty much given up any hope of him returning to the Bendis that inspired me to be a comic book writer.

        I’m also dropping half of the comics in my pull list to save up money for other things (like Legos).

    • VictimPrime says:

      So who’s ready for Spider-Man joining the X-Men…

      ((unless he’s already a member, it’s hard to keep track these days))

      • Tiger Topher says:

        If this rumor is true, I fully expect Spider-Man, Luke Cage and Jessica Drew to join the X-Men. I also expect Bendis’ X-Men to fight the Hood, eat pizza, repeat each others dialog and act out of character.

    • Tiger Topher says:

      Rock Bottom Comics in Missouri reported that people were calling their store to have X-Men titles removed from their pull lists within two hours of the Bendis story appearing on Bleeding Cool. Hilarious!

  11. sai011 says:

    Did anyone read Justice League Dark #6 and notice it had nothing to do with the character mindwarp? Which I didnt mind because there really no need for that character. Anyways DC said for that books preview that it would be about mindwarp, but really it was about getting read for the crossover for I, Vampire.

  12. J. says:

    Is it me or does Dan Slott maybe have a little too much time on his hands? I guess when you phone in shitty script after script it allows you the time to troll the internet in order to defend your corporate bosses from the big, bad comic journalists.

    • Tiger Topher says:

      To be honest, I’m actually a little surprised that Slott hasn’t yet found the time to come troll the Inveterate Media Junkies website. With all that gets said about his work and Marvel here, it’s probably just a matter of time before he shows up.

      Regarding the comments to the article linked to above, I found it interesting to see Slott vigorously defend Marvel’s obligation to defend their IP, but then refuse to get into a discussion about the ongoing situation between Marvel and Jack Kirby’s heirs.

      • Insideman says:

        He already knows about IMJ, Topher. He may not think of us often or at all. He may never have even bothered to come by here.

        After all, we hardly say anything negative about him compared to some sites. 🙂 I think there is at least one troll that breezes by here and alerts him whenever this (and other) websites discuss his board behavior in a negative fashion.

        Dan and I have traded Tweets before– quite a while ago. He was actually very NON-confrontational.

    • Jrgold says:

      Honestly I think that is a major reason why he keeps his job. The guy always attacks and it’s always childish which fits if you think about his writing.

    • Blanchard says:

      So why hasn’t Disney put a stop to Dan Slott’s trolling yet?

      • Insideman says:

        He says they don’t care. And I think he’s wrong.

        They may not know or are just getting wind of the magnitude of it or just haven’t gotten around to him (and the others– who are often much worse) yet. You have to remember that– as far as corporations go– Marvel is a fairly recent acquisition. I know intimately how Disney works. I think some of the things some of these guys say and do are completely against how Disney interacts with fans and the press… And how Disney mandates their employees to interact with fans and the press.

        All I can say is that the negative interactions will be addressed. Disney may be a little slow on this issue but they are very methodical.

      • Jrgold says:

        Disney probably has never heard of Dan Slott. They could careless as long as they get the market.

    • TheMSpot says:

      Dan you ignorant Slott. This was a post that did not require your input. No one asked for your thoughts. No one was going after your work on Spider-Man as they should. If you bothered to read Murphy’s full journal entry Murphy explains he was in the wrong, that this post was to elaborate as to why he is no longer doing sketches of characters he does not own because of his own legal troubles with Marvel. I feel, he thinks that he got off easy compared to Friedrich, and Friedrich’s case showed how ruthless Marvel can be when it comes to these matters. So Murphy did what he thought was necessary to protect himself from any future incidents. The issue isn’t creator over corporate rights, whether it is right or wrong, good or evil. The issue IS should Marvel have gone as far as they did against Friedrich in the form of that horrific countersuit. The answer is NO! Marvel knew how bad that would make them look an that’s why they trotted out Buckley and Joey Q in the equally horrific statement on CBR. At the end of the day Friedrich still owes Marvel $17,000 and Marvel is making an estimated $31,000,000 off of Ghost Rider. So don’t expect sympathy for Marvel when they don’t have it for it’s own or other creators.

      • Jrgold says:

        Awesome first sentence.

      • Insideman says:

        Awesome comment. Period.

        I just read what Jose linked to. I think it shows exactly what Dan Slott thinks of his audience by his constant repetition in his forum posts. I think he thinks they’re idiots because he just keeps writing the same thing time after time.

        My guess is he cut and pasted the original comment and just tweaked it.

        Guess that explains the repetitiveness of some of his Spider-man work as well. 😉

        • M. Fewko says:

          I did notice that too. It felt like every time he replied to someone, I had just read it in a previous reply. A bit of Jae-Lee-Wolverine-Cover syndrome. Constant repetition!


        • Jrgold says:

          I like how he just adds more emphasize on his original point in each comment after the first. He’s that sure this his point of view is 100% correct, there is no other way of thinking
          according to Slott.

  13. M. Fewko says:

    If you haven’t read the comic DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? and consider yourself a fan of the BLADE RUNNER film, definitely check out at least the first issue.

    At the end of it, Warren Ellis gives us some very fine pieces discussing the relations between the movie, the novel, and PKD’s overall writing process. Plus the comic is gorgeous!

    • M. Fewko says:

      Has always been my GO-TO reference when people tell me cartoons can’t be artistic.

      Proving they in fact CAN be artistic (and in an unappreciated way, MORE artistic than many other mediums) and proves what an artisan Yoshiaki Kawajiri is!

  14. NicktheStick says:

    I just watched this interview with Robert Kirkman about the Walking Dead the show and it is a bit more serious Kirkman than I usually see in interviews and such. He generally seems to be a joking guy and doesn’t take things to seriously. While there is nothing with that, it is just weird to see him answer questions without having a half ridiculous answer that turns into an extreme joke that has nothing to do with the question that was asked.

    Now I don’t know if it is just a edit job by ign to make him appear to be more serious, whether or not it is AMC asking him to be more serious when promoting the show, or if it is just Kirkman deciding to promote a different image for a change.Anyways just curious on anyone else thoughts on the situation.

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