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by Crawler
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Demon Knights
Replies: 6
Views: 7719

The New 52: Demon Knights

I don't see why The Shining Knight couldn't be the Spirit of the Era in Demon Knights. I realize that her name isn't Jenny...but maybe it was . And if you think about it, in the age of chivalry, the Spirit of the Era could be a knight. The snag with Demon Knights being the genesis of Stormwatch is t...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Stormwatch
Replies: 9
Views: 8765

The New 52: Stormwatch

While I like the idea of introducing Shift Ships and The Bleed into the new DCU proper, I'm not sure I like the idea of it happening already. It just seems a bit early in the mythos to be introducing that kind of stuff, especially since there's already so much that I want to know more about first . ...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E
Replies: 11
Views: 9054

The New 52: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E

These threads are ongoing discussion about specific titles. I expect that we'll be coming back to them with each new issue. They're not real busy right now, but Nightscrawlers is not real busy right now. They're here so that anyone happening upon us (or searching for specific discussion) can find th...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Demon Knights
Replies: 6
Views: 7719

The New 52: Demon Knights

This was, hands down, my favorite book of week 2. Everywhere that Cornell's other book, Stormwatch, failed, this one shines. No explanatory dialogue, all the characters have distinct personalities, everything's pretty clear, and it has DINOSAURS. I dunno if it's the best of the week, but it's my fav...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Batgirl
Replies: 9
Views: 7975

The New 52: Batgirl

Yeah, Nacht. I really enjoyed that the "big worry" that a lot of people had, which was that The Killing Joke never took place, or that returning Babs to the cowl would somehow diminish what she'd gone through, diminish the impact of being paralyzed, or demean the character, was dealt with right away...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Swamp Thing
Replies: 12
Views: 9049

The New 52: Swamp Thing

Ok, I need help. I enjoyed this book, but I feel like I was missing out on something. I know literally nothing about Swamp Thing except that he had a show or something. Or movie. Are there any basics I should know going in that will help me to understand and enjoy this more? Bamfette pretty much co...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Red Lanterns
Replies: 3
Views: 5940

The New 52: Red Lanterns

It was all right. I'm not a huge GL fan and haven't kept up with the mythos, so I was happy that Milligan gave us a full run down of what was going on and what had been happening and the role of this particular core. It introduced the conflict, but didn't do much with it. Honestly, this kind of felt...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Batman and Robin
Replies: 31
Views: 21025

The New 52: Batman and Robin

Damn. Now I'm going to be reading THREE Batman books. The writing was GREAT. Nothing is flat out told, but everything is made clear through the events and dialogue. Immediately you get a sense of who the characters are and how they relate to each other. Yes, you get yet another recounting of the ori...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E
Replies: 11
Views: 9054

The New 52: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E

I frickin' LOVED this book. It was really, really fun. It suffers a little from having a whole lot to introduce, leading to a little bit of awkward dialogue as info gets shoehorned in, but those instances were few and far between. Lemire has a great ear for dialogue, and the rest was really top notc...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: X-Force General Discussion Thread
Replies: 297
Views: 46399

X-Force General Discussion Thread

Issue 15 was pretty good. No reveal, one way or the other, on the "lamp." I still absolutely *LOVE* the way that Archangelypse's wings form a cape. I don't understand how AoA Blob got there. I guess he went back with Dark Beast when he went through the portal, back to 616? The idea of what they're d...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Mr. Terrific
Replies: 1
Views: 5274

The New 52: Mr. Terrific

This book has a very appealing sense of humor. At about 4 pages in (Space biker riding snooker balls), I already liked it because of that. All in all, it was a pretty good read. I didn't come to really care about the characters, but it held my interest and didn't make me groan. The writing isn't per...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September
Replies: 44
Views: 24178

The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September

Quick and dirty reviews, New 52, Week 2, in the order that I read them (my rankings are at the bottom of this post): Suicide Squad - Poorly written, resorts to stereotypes, relies on infodump-style exposition, and is offensive on at least two counts, with an abused woman seeking out the abuse and a ...
by Crawler
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September
Replies: 44
Views: 24178

The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September

And on another note, this Wednesday's lineup: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Demon Knights Batwoman Grifter Red Lanterns Resurrection Man Suicide Squad Batman and Robin Green Lantern Legion Lost Mister Terrific Superboy Deathstroke That's pretty much the order of my anticipation, since I just sto...
by Crawler
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Animal Man
Replies: 10
Views: 8209

The New 52: Animal Man

I've also never read a single issue of Animal Man before this one. I caught the little shades of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing with The Red and all, but this was my very first introduction to the character and I loved it. :D
by Crawler
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52 : Detective Comics
Replies: 10
Views: 7789

The New 52 : Detective Comics

Draz> I originally was going to skip this completely because I only want to buy one Batman book and I'm totally gay for Scott Snyder's brain. But after this issue I will definitely be picking up a second.

That's a damned good point about the girl. I hadn't thought about how obvious she is.
by Crawler
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September
Replies: 44
Views: 24178

The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September

I kinda agree with you about Stormwatch. I won't say it was awful because I still want to see where it's going, unlike OMAC, Hawk and Dove, and JLI, of which I didn't even want to finish the first issue. Part of it, I know, is having read Cornell before and knowing he's a slow starter, and the rose ...
by Crawler
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image
Replies: 233
Views: 45705

AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image

Damask comments that he's covered in fur and she bets he feels like velvet not too long before she begins torturing Deadman Wade again and gets squished, I think, so he wasn't fuzzless in AoA. I think they just gave him a tattoo because it looked neat and fit with the AoA aesthetic and fuck realism,...
by Crawler
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: 30 minutes or Less: more like 30 Seconds - AKA how much of t
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

30 minutes or Less: more like 30 Seconds - AKA how much of t

I frickin' love heist movies. Everything from Asphalt Jungle and The Killing to Reservoir Dogs and The Italian Job (both versions) to Ocean's Eleven and Inception . I thought that 30 Minutes or Less was a nice twist on the classic caper formula, essentially compartmentalizing the "heist gang" into s...
by Crawler
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image
Replies: 233
Views: 45705

AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image

The tattoos were never really explained, just like there was never any explanation for the riveted collars. It was just AoA fashion, I guess. If you remember, most characters had either black/blue or red tattoos, including Jean and Weapon X and many others. It does go weird with the fuzziness thing,...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: 30 minutes or Less: more like 30 Seconds - AKA how much of t
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

30 minutes or Less: more like 30 Seconds - AKA how much of t

This movie was not at all what you expected from the trailers and ads. It was not a pure comedy with a few heist elements sprinkled in. That said, I really liked it. If you went in expecting to see the movie they were advertising, you were no doubt sorely disappointed. However, if you realized early...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: HOCKEY!
Replies: 11
Views: 3384

HOCKEY!

I've just gotten back into hockey this offseason, with the return of the Winnipeg Jets (gojetsgo). I liked them back in the olden days, before they were shipped off to become the Phoenix Welfaredogs. After 15 years, the NHL is back in Winnipeg, having stolen the Atlanta Thrashers and renamed and reb...
by Crawler
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: The Danger Room
Topic: This is revolting
Replies: 27
Views: 16027

This is revolting

First, NEVER was I defending or excusing it. It's, as the thread title says, revolting. It's stupid, it's inexcusable, it's something that should be obvious to everyone, but clearly is not. I was just explaining how you end up with bullshit like that. And a few of you are kind of proving my point, a...
by Crawler
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image
Replies: 233
Views: 45705

AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image

You may be getting your Nightcrawler fix with Darkholme, but to me, he is Nightcrawler in look and code name only. Completely different character and in some instances even diametrically opposite. I feel like a kid whose parents try to pass off a lookalike with opposite personality as the dog they ...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image
Replies: 233
Views: 45705

AoA Nightcrawler (Darkholme) in Uncanny X-Force Teaser Image

karatekitty> Welcome to Nightscrawlers! I'd have possibly signed your petition before we knew that Darkholme was coming over. As it is, I would rather not have 616 Nightcrawler back for quite some time. We're getting our Nightcrawler fix through Darkholme, and would like to avoid any strange, contri...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: The Danger Room
Topic: This is revolting
Replies: 27
Views: 16027

This is revolting

I absolutely was not excusing it. Just pointing out that a whole lot of the country, despite being tangentally effected by it, don't think of it quite the same way as you'd commonly think. I'm from the heart of fly-over country and I think of it much the same why Nacht, from New York does. But a who...