Amph ***OFFICIAL*** Comics Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Spiderfan, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Don't like the re-design for Dr Nemesis at all, what idiot signed that off?

    Also, I get that it's the guy's name but sticking it on the cover might not have the intended effect: "Hopeless" !?

    Quite ambivalent about the pitch too, as a Cable book I should be going for it instantly but I'm just not convinced and I'm not as experimental as I used to be with writers either. Imagery should be good though as Larroca's on board.
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  2. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    You don't like seeing it on a comic cover but imagine how it feels to live with that name.
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  3. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    It keeps throwing me on these promos:

    HOPELESS

    Huh !? Oh wait....
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  4. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Will read for Dr. Nemesis.
    I miss his surgical mask already though.
  5. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    So now I'm curious. Which comic book character has died the most now? Pretty sure Jean has been dethroned if she was the leader.
  6. Dingo Force Ghost

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    Jean has only died twice. The end of Second Coming was Xavier's third from memory. Magneto is also at 2 or 3.
  7. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    I think Chuck has to be in the lead. Unless someone from DC beats him?


    So it's the 90s again for all comics then?

    I must thank the publishers. I was starting to really go broke buying so many comics. Then the new 52 happened and I dropped down dramatically and bought a few marvel. Now this. I'm saving so much money thanks to these editorial decisions.
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  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    How many times has Ras al Ghul been resurrected?
  9. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I don't think it should count if it's their shtick. Otherwise, Resurrection Man would be the undisputed grand champion at no less than 40 in his 1990s series alone. That's not including the new 52 where they were killing him, like, three times an issue.
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  10. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    I think that's like asking how many times Wolverine's healed. I was looking more at characters who are killable and who stay dead longer than one or two issues before coming back (ie: Sinestro's death in Blackest Night doesn't count because he was alive again before the issue even ended)
  11. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I'd lie if I didn't admit I'm ridiculously excited about Uncanny Avengers. I've wanted a book like this for years.
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  12. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm a sucker for anything Cable but the title is kind of meh. I also have to agree that X-Factor is the best X title right now it rides the outside edge of the AvX blahfest. I think once the relaunch or whatever it's being called happens Uncanny Avengers will take that spot for me. I'm really looking forward to the new teams.
  13. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    I personally wouldn't count Ra's as it's the point that he can't be killed.

    re: Uncanny Avengers

    Rumour suggests Apocalypse is on the Red Skull's team, any truth to it?
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  14. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    According to Remender there are going to be three main villains: the new mutant hating Red Skull, Apocalypse, and Kang the Conqueror. Knowing him, the three storylines are going to cross here and there and eventually become a super-arc (I mean, Kang-as-Rama-Tut was directly responsible for the death of Apocalypse's tribe, so...), but I don't think Big A is going to start as part of Red Skull's team.
  15. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Hmm, so guess that means the notion Fantomex had of redeeming Poccy has gone up in smoke?

    Reason I'm asking is I'm at the point now where I'm looking at the entirety of plot lines to see if I want to jump on-board, used to be I was buying Marvel's stuff in trade but their prices have gone up so my selection criteria must become more severe. So, for instance, I generally like Gillen's work but I'm very wry of JiM courtesy of the present Everything Burns story, similarly AvX for his Uncanny run.

    Although, I'll confess to being sceptical of villain redemption stories in the big 2, you just know it's a doomed undertaking most of the time. If anyone was going to break that paradigm I'd hoped it would be Aaron/Rememnder.
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  16. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    We'll see how UXF ends. Things are not looking good for Evan at the moment, but I wouldn't be surprised if both Genesis and Apocalypse were somehow spared. It's not like he hasn't been cloned before...
  17. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    True, true, I'll keep scanning developments then - it'll decide if I get the likely inevitable Uncanny X-Force omnibus next year.

    Thanks for the info though.
  18. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Missed the Pathfinder debut release. ARG.
  19. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    I got New Mutants Classic volume 4 and The Essential Warlock the other week.

    The New Mutants has some Bill Sienkiewicz art that blows me away as much today as it did when I first saw it decades ago; even Claremont's writing is good, coming from a time before he burned out.

    Warlock I bought for the early Gil Kane drawn tales, as I have the Starlin classics in colour from the Warlock Special Editions Marvel brought out in the Eighties (which are superb). Kane's pencils are as dynamic as ever, even if the story is a little weird. Bob Brown takes over drawing the strip nearing the end of the story, and while he's competent, he's no Gil Kane.
  20. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    I've been reading Romantically Apocalyptic online. Zee Captain is just awesome, and the strip itself a work of mad genius. Anyone else been reading this?
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  21. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Nope. But I am now. Thanks.
  22. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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  23. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Well, AvX #12 spoiler info is all the net.

    For myself? Marvel have basically done everything I anticipated and more! They have, practically, gifted me an excellent, line-wide jumping off point as I tradewait for expected OHCs/trades.

    There are a number of plot threads I'm following that conclude around the same time as AvX or likely before - Brubaker's Winter Soldier, Rucka's Punisher, Fraction's Iron Man, Hickman's FF duo - I can't say I'm now inclined to check out the rest of Gillen's X-run given the destination now being known.

    So any survivors post-these final volumes? Well, there is that Age of Ultron event, can't really turn down Hitch art and it's bound to get the OHC treatment as it's Bendis too. And then, there is, if it survives Marvel Now, the ultimate survivor title of X-Factor - which will probably will be the series I still buy in trade. Beyond that? Kind of hard as Marvel have, with AvX, systematically removed much of what was still drawing my interest to the X-books.
  24. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  25. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    They made a "sequel" to that Wrightson book with all of the Eerie and Creepy work of Richard Corben. Corben is a master.

    Of a similiar vein, I am fanboying out of my mind over IDW/Yoe's horror anthology series. Fourth one comes out this month. Those Dr. Wertham target comics were my bread and butter when I was growing up.

    So, what are people's thoughts on Marvel NOW? Not, "NOW' as in today... but the actual 'relaunch'.
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