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by Crawler
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: The Danger Room
Topic: This is revolting
Replies: 27
Views: 54128

This is revolting

First: No, that's not acceptable. 9/11 is not something to celebrate. However, there are a couple things that lead to this sort of thing that are, admittedly, a little hard to understand, especially when you were personally impacted, either by living in or near New York, or knowing someone directly ...
by Crawler
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: X-Men Regenesis
Replies: 34
Views: 11791

X-Men Regenesis

The last bits of the yellow teams have been revealed: http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d30/cstuck/thumbnail1.jpg Bigger I'm happy to see that the cast of X-Factor seems to have not been torn apart, with just a few additions. It appears that Peter David completely got his way in that regard. I'm goi...
by Crawler
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Swamp Thing
Replies: 12
Views: 35192

The New 52: Swamp Thing

That's awesome, Draz! I thought it filled in enough blanks for you to know what was going on without having ever read it before, but it's hard to tell if that sort of thing is true when you have read it before.
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Men of War
Replies: 3
Views: 25629

The New 52: Men of War

Until we started talking about it last night, I had just assumed the red streak was Superman. Then you pointed out...no cape. While I assumed the red streak was Superman, my theory was Bizarro as the purple streak. But not I'm not nearly as sure, and given the fact that I assumed it was Supes, even ...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September
Replies: 44
Views: 73059

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

Quick reviews for the first week in order of preference (minus two titles I couldn't read...yet): 1. Swamp Thing - Get it. Scott Snyder is awesome. Even if you don't care about Swampy (I don't), it's worth picking up. 2. Men of War - Get it. My second favorite of the week. Beautifully written, very ...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Batwing
Replies: 1
Views: 23808

The New 52: Batwing

I also had very low hopes for this one. I love me some Judd Winick, and I love me some Batman, Inc., but the idea, essentially African Batman, just didn't appeal to me. I was wrong. The main character is fairly well developed, enough to get you invested, even if you've never seen him before. But wha...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Men of War
Replies: 3
Views: 25629

The New 52: Men of War

I was sure I wasn't going to like this one. I'm not much for war movies or tv shows and really doubted that I'd like a war comic. Boy was I wrong. Not only did Men of War surpass my expectations by leaps and bounds, it may be the second best book this week. I know I said Batgirl was second earlier i...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Batgirl
Replies: 9
Views: 31283

The New 52: Batgirl

This was my second favorite book of the day, and easily my top non-Scott Snyder book this month. Barbara's / Batgirl's voice is clearly defined and excellently presented through a combination of dialogue and captions. You get a real sense of her as a character and of her history, both as a costumed ...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52 : Detective Comics
Replies: 10
Views: 31140

The New 52 : Detective Comics

There's only one page that's questionable at all. And, like Bamfette said, it's clearly marked on the cover as being rated T for Teen, just like a video game. It's not aimed at kids, so it being inappropriate for kids is moot.
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52 : Detective Comics
Replies: 10
Views: 31140

The New 52 : Detective Comics

I can say this with complete confidence and sincerity: If someone, kid or not, can handle watching Nolan's The Dark Knight (and I think that there's a TON of kids that have seen that), then they can handle this book.
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Animal Man
Replies: 10
Views: 32608

The New 52: Animal Man

I loved the little things in Animal Man. He needs to sleep, so he grabs the nap powers of a cat. He needs to not make the boards creak, so he grabs the weight of a bumblebee. That really grounded Buddy as a real person, IMO, as that's what we'd all mostly be using them for if we had his powers. Real...
by Crawler
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Action Comics
Replies: 2
Views: 24553

The New 52: Action Comics

This comic, the brand new introduction to a brand new Superman in a brand new timeline succeeds in establishing everything, right off the bat. Within this first issue, you get a clear idea of Superman's powers and limitations, his attitude, his alter-ego, Clark's job and status, Lois's personality, ...
by Crawler
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Swamp Thing
Replies: 12
Views: 35192

The New 52: Swamp Thing

Holy crap. If you read only ONE DC book during this relaunch, make it this one. I don't care about Swamp Thing. I enjoyed Alan Moore's run, but I've never really cared about the character. That doesn't matter, because this book is just so darned good. Snyder also managed his mid-page jump panel agai...
by Crawler
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Stormwatch
Replies: 9
Views: 32533

The New 52: Stormwatch

I agree. There were moments of real brilliance in there, like the Midnighter bit. I'm hoping that, as the series gets going and Cornell worries less and less about people knowing who the characters are and what they can do, the writing will get less stilted and the story will really get rolling. The...
by Crawler
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: X-Men Regenesis
Replies: 34
Views: 11791

X-Men Regenesis

So I haven't been reading X-Books, other than Uncanny X-Force. Can I get an explanation on Colossus/Juggernaut there?
by Crawler
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Justice League International
Replies: 2
Views: 25146

The New 52: Justice League International

Written by Dan Jurgens Illustrated by Aaron Lopresti I like Lopresti's style. I like the core idea behind the book - the UN putting together a super team with a name similar to a famous but independent one, with the slightly ominous goal of controlling a super team. I like that Booster Gold is aroun...
by Crawler
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52 : Detective Comics
Replies: 10
Views: 31140

The New 52 : Detective Comics

Quite a few of the New 52 are being written AND drawn by people who are traditionally artists only. Detective Comics is the first of those to hit the shelf, written and drawn by Tony S. Daniel. Now, of course, you know that I'm obsessed with comic book writing, and some of my favorite books (Gaiman'...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The New 52: Stormwatch
Replies: 9
Views: 32533

The New 52: Stormwatch

Here's Paul Cornell talking about Stormwatch: Get More: Geek: Event Coverage, MTV Games The Projectionist sounds awesome, to me. Control of the media isn't quite controlling people, since it's not 100%. I mean, people don't fully trust and agree with the media. However, were we to find out that, in ...
by Crawler
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: Crawler in new video game
Replies: 30
Views: 9046

Crawler in new video game

the hat says dockworker, the jacket says starbucks. The earrings and goatee say pirate and the fingerless gloves say homeless and the scrunchies say LOOK AT ME I'VE GOT A TAIL. I'm not hip enough to judge the hipness of this look. The thing is, I'm not sure I believe the Marvel staff is hip enough ...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: X-Force General Discussion Thread
Replies: 297
Views: 64587

X-Force General Discussion Thread

If we're the four horsemen, I call Death or War. The others are icky. Earlier today, I realized why I like Fantomex, aside from Remender's writing. I was watching Ocean's Twelve / Ocean's Thirteen and noticed that, in my head, I've cast Vincent Cassel as Fantomex. Smug, French, lithe, graceful, alwa...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: Crawler in new video game
Replies: 30
Views: 9046

Crawler in new video game

Wow. Kurt really does look like Balfour in that picture and Balfour really looks like the troll face, too. But, somehow, Modern Bohemian Nightcrawler (that's what the action figure would be called. Like Fry Cook Batman or Mountain Climber Spider-Man) doesn't look like the troll face. As long as Nigh...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: Crawler in new video game
Replies: 30
Views: 9046

Crawler in new video game

Also, Nighty's character design for the game since you were wondering about his tail sock. :) http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llp3opNPLg1qgb1o5o1_500.jpg I personally really like that design. The tail sock / tail scrunchies are weird, and I never understood adding unneeded patches to anything but...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Comics Culture
Topic: Digital Comics -- Can They Make The Leap?
Replies: 54
Views: 82808

Digital Comics -- Can They Make The Leap?

While I don't condone piracy, I'd like to point out to all those watching that the pirate downloads of comics are NOT pirate versions of digital comics. They're pirated print comics. Since I know one of the arguments against digital comics is the ease of piracy, this is important to not. Digital com...
by Crawler
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: Just the Doctor
Replies: 56
Views: 87082

Just the Doctor

I think it's pretty clear Steven Moffat had intended River to be who she is from the get go. Her introduction set up her history and you knew we were going to learn it sooner or later. The twist we got was pretty great, to be honest.

I've always had a sweet spot for Rose. She was a great companion.
by Crawler
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: DC Comics
Topic: The Great 2011 DC Relaunch - 52 New #1's in September
Replies: 44
Views: 73059

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

I tend to agree...with both of you. Are the numbers on the #1's inflated? Probably. Even if they sell out, will there be a drop? Almost definitely. However, starting from 300k on the #1 is much better than starting at, say, 50k. Even if Justice League drops 66%, an unheard of drop, and exceptionally...