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August 26, 2013 8:33 pm BQ: Just thought of a few more: X-FILES and TROLL HUNTER, IRON SKY and HELLBOY, UNDERWORLD and BLADE, NIGHTBREED and NIGHT WATCH, FRAILTY and THE KILLING.
August 26, 2013 5:03 pm I read the whole series in trades and have gone back to read it again and again. One of the best stories to date. Good call on Pamela Rambo's effort as color artist, Jeff. Her work really brings it all together so beautifully.
August 26, 2013 4:56 pm NEW AVENGERS #11 & LAZARUS #3 BQ: Twin Peaks (t.v. series) & Goodfellas (movie). I would love a David Lynch and Martin Scorsese story. Wouldn't miss it for the world.
August 24, 2013 5:34 pm @ConorKilpatrick: Yes, you're right about the function of message boards. I got a little defensive. Sorry. Of course, sending peanuts is not a petition in the literal sense, though it is a form of protest. Signing an online petition to remove an actor from a film is a form of protest. Because this action is taken in a non-violent/physically confrontational sort of way, the two methods while different in approach have the same intent.
August 24, 2013 5:03 pm Petitions, whether in the form of a physical letter, online, or telepathic means have varying effects: The t.v. series Jericho was renewed for a season after being cancelled because fans sent truck loads of peanuts to the CBS offices. That's a petition and as stupid as that sounds it worked. Again, do I know if this effort against Affleck will work? I DON'T KNOW. My initial comment was that a petition [could] have an effect, yet I recognize that it could NOT have any effect on this project. Also, I wrote I wouldn't sign a petition to remove Affleck from the project, but now registering surprise at the fact that someone has done just that. Thousands of people have. These are all observations, for fuck's sake!
August 24, 2013 3:18 pm Because of access of petitions through the internet today, this devise has more of an impact on/with the public than a movement would have had in the 80s. All I'm doing is wondering what, if any effect, such a huge number of signatures may have (as of this moment its at 40,027), but the truth is I don't know.
August 24, 2013 2:23 pm A petition to remove Ben Affleck from the Batman/Superman movie has garnered 30,000 signatures in 2 1/2 days as reported by MSN.com. Yesterday I wrote that no one was proposing an online petition to remove him and boy, was I wrong. Personally, I don't hate the guy so much as to sign something, but it goes to show how many people do not wish for Affleck to take up the role. Also, I don't think the petition will have an affect on the decision unless it got 100,000 signatures, then things could get interesting.
August 23, 2013 2:15 pm "Like those characters are all almost cliched Canadian archetypes." I have to wonder if one John Byrne might take offense to this statement. This could be good. I'll check it out.
August 23, 2013 2:03 pm Well said WheelHands. No here is proposing an online petition to remove Affleck just voicing a displeasure of him as Batman. I don't see how that's nerd rage in the slightest.
August 23, 2013 12:05 pm I really wish they had gone with someone else on this. All I can hope for is that Affleck has learned some lesson from Dare Devil and take some lessons from Christian Bale. There has been the home runs he hit with recent projects, but I think Affleck lacks what it takes to be a super hero character in a movie.