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Batgirl was no doubt one of the most controversial characters in this opening act of the DC New 52 (followed…

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November 28, 2012 11:48 am When Superman gave Batman the Kryptonite bullet at the end, I really wanted Batman to say, "Great, now I have two of these."
May 8, 2012 3:16 pm We all understand the trepidation but fear should never be the reason why something is not pursued. One of my concerns is simply the age of the actors in the movie. I mean, Samuel L Jackson is already 63 at this moment. A very spry 63 year old but still, time slows for no man. And besides, even if the sequel doesn't turn out so well, at least we'll always have the first Avengers movie.
May 6, 2012 11:34 pm I LOVED the movie. I had to contain all my giddiness from the awesomeness of the film afterwards. I didn't want to totally lose it and overly geek out over all my non-comic friends. I'm definitely seeing this in IMAX 3D later on. I loved the fight scene in the third act. The entire battle took place RIGHT in front of my office building near Grand Central Terminal. In fact, while they were filming it, a lot of coworkers saw the set. Small audience annoyance though, at the end for the Thanos reveal, the guy behind me kept on saying really loudly, "Oh my God! It's the Skrulls!" The guy kept on yelling that until I couldn't take it anymore and yelled, "IT'S THANOS, NOT THE SKRULLS!" Anyone else impressed how they avoided that legal snafu with being unable to use 'Skrull' due to Fox's licensing? Chitauri - very cleverly played, Ultimate Marvel-verse.
December 19, 2011 5:44 pm @kzap The point the argument you disagree with is referring to is specifically, "Dressing in a provocative manner (imo), is done to provoke or attract attention. Being that we like in a society made up of many individuals, the provocateur doesn’t get to choose who’s attention is drawn to them, to asume that they can is somewhat imature and unwise." That point is incredibly different from "staring = almost raping". The point wasn't the act of staring, it was what prompted the stare. "they dressed that way, they should expect people to stare" is really one step away from, "they dressed that way, they should expect people to ACT". Allow me then, to restate what I'm trying to convey, since you didn't get it through my first post. If a car door is unlocked, should the car then be stolen? If a wallet is left on a table, should it be taken? Obviously the answer is no in both of these cases. Just because it's easy to do, doesn't mean it should be done. Your roommate committed a wrong? Perhaps some consequence results such as a note or a communication of disapproval. But dressing provocatively, given that it's acceptable for the social environment (i.e. not at your formal work place, etc) is not doing anything wrong as long as it doesn't offend others. Women who are into geek-culture can dress whatever which way they want, just like men can dress whatever which way we want. Doesn't mean we should do anything inappropriately out of the norm in response, and it certainly doesn't encourage it.
December 19, 2011 1:42 pm @canucklehead I have to side with @KenOchalek with this. I understand that if people dress outside the norm then yes, they would of course attract more than the normal attention. Our eyes and attention go to the things that stick out from the usual, after all. But that being said, you can certainly control your amount of attention. Let me put it this way, if you decided to dress in a goth or emo style, would you want people to stare at you? To watch you closely as you walk around the room? Doesn't that make you uncomfortable? It surely makes me uncomfortable. You don't have to make eye contact with people to realize that there are a lot of eyes on you. Just because someone dresses differently doesn't mean you need to overreact to it. And again, your "they dressed that way, they should expect people to stare" is just one step away from the exact same defense that's used in horrible attacks.
November 11, 2011 1:49 pm Forgot to add this: Most disappointed: Teen Titans I really had high hopes for this but it just reads so...badly to me. The 90's styled art and the immaturity (yeah I know they're teens) of these characters, especially Tim, isn't how I envisioned it...
November 11, 2011 1:48 pm Top 5: Animal Man Aquaman Batwoman Demon Knights Batman Bottom 5: Mr. Terrific Green Arrow Hawk & Dove both Legion books Superman Most surprised by: Swamp Thing I actually never read Swamp Thing before, though I've seen him used in Hellblazer. Before the reboot I thought that it was way too highbrow and that I wouldn't get all that backstory with the Parliment of Trees and the Green and whatnot. Boy was I wrong. Synder really woke me up with the first and second issue and it's one of the books I look forward to most.
October 18, 2011 9:35 am Yeah I saw their matching outfits. I was tempted to say something but held my tongue.
October 13, 2011 5:57 pm Is it just me or does one of the characters in the bar scene look like Lara Croft...
October 10, 2011 12:27 pm Fascinating. I can't wait until the other parts and conversations break. I think it's amazing that scanners have effectively digitalized every single comic that the big publishing companies have put out, and with intense pride (it seems) in the quality of their work. It's funny to think that DC and Marvel are saying, "it can't be done" when these independent people have already gone and done it. In fact, their day and date releases are seemingly superior to the ones officially done as these have only hours to turn their work around whereas Comixology has days and days to get the job done. I think though, that if the industry really embraced the idea of non-DRM files, then the piracy would subside. A big problem a lot of people have is that if DC and Marvel went belly-up then what would happen to the files that the reader "purchased"? But if you've got the files right there, sitting on your desktop, then you can then actually "own" them. The publishers need to do either a subscription model like Marvel Unlimited (but on tablets -_-), or have a real non-DRM distribution service to really move into the digital age. Printing costs are large when needing to make more copies whereas a digital copy is free to reproduce - that's just the future.