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November 13, 2013 1:28 am Bad news for Josh and Paul and the Ultimate Universe in general. Those Cataclysm books that are coming out? They are actually REPLACING the Ultimate books for the entirety of this "event" which may or may not end the Ultimate Universe. In other words, Paul, there won't be an Ultimate Spider-Man book anymore just Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man. =/
August 26, 2013 1:54 pm It's not that mind-boggling. Ben Affleck isn't just famous. He is also infamous for films such as Pearl Harbor, Gigli, and Daredevil. Most people view Affleck as an actor who though basically a joke at first has matured tremendously and become an excellent filmmaker in his own right by taking more grounded, serious roles. Indeed, none of the films he has been lauded for seem similar to Man of Steel or the role of "Batman." This would be the Michael Keaton reaction all over again EXCEPT Ben Affleck HAS BEEN in films analogous to Man of Steel or a role as Batman and those films were when he was terrible. People like to compare fan reaction to this to their reaction to Health Ledger's casting and to Michael Keaton's casting. It is a totally different beast though.
August 26, 2013 1:38 pm Let's also collectively compare Marvel's movie offerings post Iron Man to DCs during the same time period OR compare Marvel's films pre-Iron Man to its films after IM. Which do we think were better overall? The ones that were able to be done with Hollywood resources but without Hollywood decision makers involved or the ones that went through the traditional studio system? I know which ones I feel are stronger as a whole, but what about everyone else? I'm sure Hollywood has smart people in charge of a lot of things, but if Arrested Development taught me anything, a lot of it is pure BS.
August 26, 2013 1:30 pm Hollywood Execs are smarter than us? Smarter than I? Hmm let me look at From Justin to Kelly, Gigli, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Batman and Robin, John Carter, Jack and Jill, Disaster Movie, Scary Movies 1 through infinity, Epic Movie, and assorted others and then get back to you with my thoughts on that. Oh, I'll also give Bendis's Fortune and Glory a reread as well. "Cleveland 1935. Elliot Ness, fresh from his legendary triumph over Al Capone-" "Wait a second...This Elliot Ness. Who owns him?" "What?" "Who owns the rights?" "No one. He was a real guy." "No, I don't think so. No there was a movie already. I remember it-" "'The Untouchables.'" "Yeah-Yeah! 'The Untouchables,' with Connery and Deniro." "Yes." "Paramount made that, no?" "Yes, but the movie was based on the old t.v. show...That was based on the book...written by the real Elliot Ness." "..." "No, I don't think so." "No, it is. Eliot Ness was a real person.." "..." "..." "No, I don't think so."
June 24, 2013 1:05 pm I think Angela is more of a statement about the settlement of Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane and Spawn's legal mumbo-jumbo than it is a....character moment. It is simply saying, "hey Neil won and so now we can use this character in *our* universe. Now, I'm not saying Miracleman is next or anything, but Neil beat Todd on this at least." Or, for those who aren't aware of all of that, it is saying, "Get ready, the boundaries of the Marvel Universe as you knew them no longer exist. Thus an Image character is now a Marvel one. Thus strange things are afoot at the Circle Continuity."
June 17, 2013 4:02 am SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER In terms of Superman killing Zod and it upsetting fans...and Mark Waid...can I just point out that Superman kills Zod in *most* iterations of the story. He does it in Superman II. He does it in the John Byrne post Crisis on Infinite Earths Superman reboot...
May 26, 2013 12:29 am http://www.hyperborea.org/flash/bigimages/magenta.jpg
May 26, 2013 12:26 am I think you are thinking of a Wally West/Geoff Johns era Flash villain...purple costume? long black hair?