JdRavnos

JdRavnos

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April 30, 2018 4:13 pm Since Thor was in the ship as it exploded, I don't think he would say Thanos killed "half my people." I assume they were forced onto escape pods and/or sent to the nearest habitable planet. No way they're going to kill off Valkyrie off-screen.
April 29, 2018 7:26 pm Thor actually makes a point to say that they killed *half* of the Asgardians. Which, ya know, still sucks, but is consistent with everything Thanos has done in this movie: he culls populations by half. The Gauntlet is basically just a cheat code to speed up the process rather than doing it one-by-one. So until otherwise explicitly stated I choose to believe Valkyrie, Korg and Miek are on escape pods somewhere. And I assume the same for Xandar, half of the world is still there (possibly working on upgrading the Nova Corps to prevent this sort of thing from happening again). I mean... it's not happy, certainly but it's not completely relentless either.
May 16, 2016 1:44 pm Minor nitpick that I really don't care about, but I figured I'd mention because someone is bound to: Pepper didn't break-up Tony at the end of Iron Man III. In fact, in Age of Ultron, he and Thor were in bragging competition who had the best (absent) girlfriend. Plus, I got the impression that the breakup was pretty recent as she was scheduled to be at the MIT presentation and then seeing her name on the teleprompter really threw off Tony. Ok, nitpick over. Anyways, what I wanted to say, was I have to admit, Ron's review of BvS bothered me a little, not because I disagreed with him, I think the movie was pretty bad for the most part, but yelling the same thing over and over again felt kind of beneath you guys. It felt like a reading a Youtube comments section rather than a review. I realize that the more Ron said the more it was becoming a joke that he was saying to get a reaction, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. That said... as someone who's done a review or two himself in the past, I never understood the reaction of "Your subjective opinion is wrong, let me explain why it is." I might try to say "I disagree, and this is what I got out of it." But I think there are people who genuinely liked BvS or hated Civil War and feel put off when it seem the rest of the world disagrees. Which leads to some kind of wild accusations/conspiracy theories like Disney paying off reviewers to trash non MCU superhero films which is just kind of silly.
October 19, 2015 11:59 am While I can see it might be a bit odd, I think you're way over-reading it, Conor. NOTHING in the story other than the phrase Doom Dog implies this is set in Battleworld and plenty of evidence that it's not. I don't say this to be mean, god/Doom knows I've grasped onto minor details before that turn out to be meaningless, but I think that G. Willow Wilson is a good enough writer to know that a "It took place in Battleworld all along!" type twist and the only clue is the name of the hot dogs is a pretty poor bit of storytelling. Yeah calling it a "Doom Dog" right before a major Doctor Doom heavy event might be a small mistake, but the entirety of the story is them dealing with the end of the world, something we've not seen at all in Battleworld, so if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck... than it's probably a weird Howard crossover, but one that's set pre-Secret Wars.
October 28, 2014 10:11 am It should be noted that the version Paul and Conor watched is different than what actually aired. Not by a huge amount, but I can't say it made it better. Bizarrely they made the demon at the end now take John's shape, which I guess was to remind the viewers of the stakes of John being damned to hell? Because the audience needs to be reminded that hell is bad? I dunno. The other noteworthy change was they entirely reshot the scene in the bar where we're told that Liv, after seeing the place that she scried, is now scared away from the supernatural world, thus answering why she won't be in future episodes. I suppose it was a necessary patch job, I doubt the actress was really interested in coming back to film a scene giving her character some closure after being fired, but it still felt really sloppy. I think the series has potential, I'm definitely going to keep watching, but yeah out of the five (!) current comic related tv series, this was definitely the weakest and the only one I won't be surprised by if they cancel before the season's up.
May 30, 2013 11:28 am Yes. They're a bit 90s, but not probably the way you're thinking of when that term is invoked in a comics discussion. Woody has a mullet, Quantum has pouches, but it's lacking the EXTREME!!!ness of 90's comics as it was very much a buddy comedy, and while there are some pop-culture references that are dated, the characters are complex, intresting individuals and it pokes fun at a lot of superhero tropes but not in an overly obnoxious "Boy superheroes sure are dumb!" type fashion. They're all on Comixology if you're really curious.
November 9, 2012 2:55 pm On second thought, I'm probably a bit too harsh on the art. I still hate the way Risso drew Moloch, but the rest of it was actually pretty good.
August 2, 2012 10:15 am Oh Priest. I miss your writing so much. Please come back to comics.
April 18, 2012 11:25 am Great article Jeff. I was vaguely familiar with some of the details, but I've never had the opportunity to read a pretty much any of it save for what was in the Death of Superman/Funeral for a Friend.
March 29, 2012 2:31 pm The issue that Vision first officially joined the Avengers is titled "Even an Android Can Cry" so yes, he can cry. To get really nerdy, Vision's body is based upon the Golden Age Human Torch, who was the first synthazoid. Essentially he was completely artificial but made to emulate a human body. So it's not too surprising that he can cry. That said I disliked that scene for different reasons.