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April 23, 2016 8:25 pm I interpreted Karen's reaction to "Alcoholic Matt" very differently. She ignored every time they said that because she knew it was bullshit. It was obvious that they didn't want to tell her the truth and she just wasn't into the mystery of it. She even says, at one point, "I'm not an idiot" implying that she was waiting for them to just get to confessing already. And honestly it's kind of refreshing, given the number of love interests that seem to only exist for huge amounts of time to pry into the lives of people they pretend to trust and often don't even have anything going on in their own lives. At least not the kind of thing the series cares to show us. So she's stuck being a "nag" or a chain around the hero's ankle instead of a source of support and a multi-dimensional character in her own right. I don't think Karen's portrayal is perfect, but I'd rather have hers than a few other female leads we could name.
December 29, 2015 11:19 pm The comments about "The Jinx" are very interesting, in the wake of Netflix releasing the crime documentary series "Making a Murderer", which has actually generated a lot of critical buzz, as well as lathering up the masses to draw up petitions to have the featured cases re-examined, etc, etc. Of course, I think the brief Jinx talk touched on a bunch of different little points that maybe don't contradict the MAM event, but I do think it serves as a decent counterpoint to this discussion. It's a great series, in any case, and I'd recommend it to anyone who found "The Jinx" compelling.
April 24, 2015 2:41 am The release schedule for the Netflix shows is actually considerably faster than what Conor mentioned at the end. "AKA Jessica Jones" will be released at the end of this year, and Cage and Fist both are planned for next year, in addition to DD's second season. So, two shows this year, two more new ones next year along with DD's return.
April 6, 2015 10:25 pm A lot of details mentioned about Uncanny Inhumans is actually stuff that's been previously elaborated on in books that I don't think either of you read right now, like Hickman's Avengers books. The Illuminati mention is actually about that and not about stuff from ages ago. The glowing hand is also a reference to the "incursions" that are causing universes to merge and destroy each other, leading to Secret Wars. It's actually kind of old. lol The new stuff is Kang's involvement and the sudden revelation of Black Bolt and Medusa's kid's whereabouts. Also, there are now two books: Inhuman and Uncanny Inhumans.
July 23, 2013 4:46 pm Of all the things to NOT franchise... "Fight Club" does not need a sequel, in any medium. It's excellent, and it's done.
June 8, 2013 9:41 am I was all excited until I saw Greg Land's name. Fuck that noise.
June 3, 2013 6:56 pm Seems like an easy fix. Just change the name and vague up some of the details, and you've got yourself an interstellar terrorist organization. Call them the Truthkeepers or something.
May 30, 2013 5:44 pm I wanted to like this more than I did. It wasn't bad, by any stretch, but it felt sort of random, I guess. Like a story you could take or leave, even in terms of character exploration. The only exception to the character thing is Jubilee. But I just keep thinking: Who the hell are these people? What is the premise? I mean, I know the general answer from other books, but I guess I wanted an opening story that would define the book in more specific terms than this. The art is spectacular though.
June 28, 2012 7:56 pm Or become Star Sapphires. >_>
June 19, 2012 8:35 pm #224.1 sets up the characters and the overall premise, for the most part. Though I personally would suggest starting with the miniseries, Madrox: Multiple Choice and working your way through from there. It's worth it.