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Name: Edward Bauman

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Confession: I love Hickman. He takes characters that I have little to know interest in or knowledge for and makes…

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AVX is in it’s final bloody stages. So what would you expect from Marvel’s best X-book but a EARTH SHATTERING…

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After this second issue, there is no doubt in my mind that Morrison is the perfect writer to make Superman…

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July 13, 2016 5:08 pm Any story 'might' be good or bad.
July 11, 2016 8:39 pm Your guys qualms ("Iron man is a weapon of war", "how is a 15-yr old qualified") are EXACTLY what makes it an interesting story.
June 7, 2016 6:16 pm Came to see what your guys thoughts were after ep 2. I agree it is a bit boring, but I think we'll start to see a ramp up of action and depravity. I'm definitely sticking around for the rest of season 1.
June 7, 2016 6:08 pm My RATINGS based on the PRR system. Green Arrow - 5/5 Green Lanterns - 3.5/5 Superman - 3/5 Batman - 2/5 Green Arrow is the first book to achieve what Rebirth promised and what Nu52 failed at. I hope to see more of this in the coming weeks. As you guys mentioned, the reason this was a 5* book and not a 4 was Otto Schmidt's art. If DC wants to show a true change, they need to bring in more unique artists, like Otto, and move past the house style of old. Today's announcement of a Mitch Gerads exclusive is a good start. Green Lanterns was interesting enough. I am surprisingly excited for the partners who have to learn to like each other shtick. I can't decide if I am excited for the whole what's-in-the-box-? setup of that new Oan, though I loved his character design. I am decidedly not excited for more Red Lanterns. Not Unless Guy gets involved. Superman was surprisingly boring. But at least i have a better understanding of where the El Family stands in new continuity. Batman. I was not a fan of this issue. It felt very hollow but somehow compressed at the same time. You guys mentioned Civil War 2 telling and not showing, this did the same thing in a different way. On one page Batman needed to find the Calendar Man's mysterious machines, on the next he found them. Just like that. I liked the new layer of the Calendar Man being reborn. The story itself was fine, I'd like to have seen it play out in a double sized issue. Great ep as always.
May 31, 2016 5:12 pm Surprised to see so much Rebirth and Hydracap hate in this thread. To address those, anything can be called a gimmick when you change the order of things, but there in CAN lie interesting story. It doesn't work every time, some would argue it doesn't even work most of the time, but the only thing that is constant is change. And the day Marvel and DC give up trying to change their world to create interesting stories, is the day i stop buying their books. And to those saying Image doesn't do this, look only to their actual longform books, Invincible, Savage Dragon, etc, and you'll see the same patterns. Game on Watchmen, Game on Hydra Cap. The only other thing I wanted to say was I actually really liked Scooby Doo. So maybe I'm the audience. I AM literally in the same age bracket of the meddling kids. I liked the joke that Fred thought everything was a monster, I liked that they gave a reason for Scooby to talk, and the story was interesting enough that Ill pick up the trade next fall. anyway, great ep as always.
May 13, 2016 6:39 pm Id like to make one argument to your character growth point. Captain America is the one character who doesn't need to have any growth. He was chosen to be a super soldier because he already had the perfect character to go with it. He also has the Sharon Carter/Peggy Carter speech of "No, you move." as a character tent pole, he isn't going to budge on his convictions. The only major growth the character will ever see is coming to terms with his time period. You could argue his entire philosophy is outdated, but that was the entire point of Cap 2, that he was right about "getting with the times" as Nick Fury described it.
May 13, 2016 6:27 pm Great Ep guys. I want to sit down for a rewatch before being too critical or agreeable but I thought the action looked great. I had no trouble following the hand to hand fight scenes and I especially loved the stairwell fight scene. I saw it at a Thursday "early" screening with a pretty responsive audience (as those screenings tend to be), so I wanted to point out some of the big reactions our audience had. Biggest applause was hands down Black Panther in costume. I think Spider-man would have stolen this feat if his initial costume scene wasn't all up in the trailers. We also got some good cheers for Giant Man, the action beat where Bucky stole the motorcycle, and a spattering of applause throughout the first minute of QUEENS. One of our biggest reactions was to Rhodey hitting the ground. I think we all collectively assumed he'd have a rough landing, but the meteoric landing, seen in full frame, was gasp inducing. Biggest laugh was the bro nods after Cap kissed Sharon. We had a few other big laughs, mostly spider-man related, but that VW bug sequence was very well received in my group. Back to me. Overall I loved the film, I think I like Cap2 better, but this was very well done. There is a lot going on here and it never feels slow, we've become invested in all of these characters and Fiege/RussoBros know this, and they use that investment to let the movie breath. We don't mind serious sequences about Paprika and Mind Stones or a walk down memory lane about the last time Tony saw his parents. They work because after 9 years and 13(?) films, we can't help but feel connected to this universe. I personally don't think the boys on the other side of the street suffered too greatly by not having that build up, because honestly they HAVE had that build up, we are familiar with those characters in a way no one was with Captain America or Iron Man pre MCU. But I digress. Something that surprised even me, was my gut reaction to the question I was inevitably asked, "What was your favorite part?". Because my gut reaction to that question was The Vision. Paul Bettany brings such brilliance to that character that you can't help but empathize with him. That and his casual wear. Overall, I am very excited for Phase 3, this film leaves us in such an interesting place for the final leg of the (probable first chapter) of the MCU. Fiege NEEDS to work in a Black Widow film before the wrap up phase three, there has never been a more perfect time than now.
May 13, 2016 4:54 pm I think Tony's loss of control can be summed up with "He killed my mom!". I don't know that many people who'd be perfectly stable after finding out their mother was brutally murdered when they spent the last 30 years thinking her death was accidental.
May 3, 2016 7:21 pm Bobo https://youtu.be/iQlEdL-79wc?t=736
March 14, 2016 5:59 pm I'm still confused who remembers Secret Wars/ the before time. The whole cheeseburger trade seemed... unnecessary. I was under the assumption molecule man was remaking the universe(s) as they were before. I am guessing what IronyJohn said is what he fixed, but at the same time he left his original universe out of existence save for a few members of his cast. If they are trying to say that the nu616 was rebuilt ONLY because Miles burger-traded and Miles was deposited into it, they went about telling us that in a weird way.