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1  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Dynamic DC comics discussion on: November 07, 2015, 09:24:20 pm
2  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Dynamic DC comics discussion on: November 06, 2015, 09:03:55 pm
True, continuity has always been a thankless concept because if it's recognized at all it leads to an infinite number of disagreements. Still, I've never seen a company take so many characters and concepts I cared about and flush them so completely, even seeming to take some perverse delight in wiping away the work of their forebears.

I can't even say everything in the last four years has been terrible. Right now, there's Section Eight (All-Star Section Eight--has to be a swipe at Frank Miller, doncha think?) The Earth One OGNs haven't been terrible. Multiversity was pretty cool. But I can't bring myself to give money to a publisher doing so much I actively dislike, especially when it seems to me that it's almost personal--we know you old farts liked 1956-1985 or 1994 or 2009, but that's done. Take this or nothing.

I keep thinking about the RetroActive books published as Flashpoint and N52 were launching; it's as if it could have gone either way, revering or obliterating the past, and we got the latter. It didn't help that the RA books were pretty terrible.

So my profile pic is meant to be only a little facetious; given a choice, I'd take 1945 over 2015 in comics every time.
3  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Dynamic DC comics discussion on: November 06, 2015, 07:44:46 pm
Mmyeah. If the only explanation is that I'm too old to like it, I guess I live with that.
4  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Dynamic DC comics discussion on: November 06, 2015, 06:50:58 pm
Retire?
5  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: So this is the dull part of the year... on: November 06, 2015, 01:41:57 pm
Shanna, Zabu, Klaw, Mark Waid, Bruce Jones, Sauron. Lots to like.

Send Bloodstone to the Savage Land hunting some fabled monster that indigenous people need to survive. Ka-Zar has to fight him off. Indiana Jones vs. Tarzan.
6  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: So this is the dull part of the year... on: November 05, 2015, 09:55:49 pm
First of all, welcome back.  Wink It's great to hear from you again. 

Thank you, sir. This board has always made me feel welcome and you are some of the best and brightest people I've ever known. The life changes I've mentioned here and there have left me feeling even more alienated than your average middle-aged comic fan (whom DC and Marvel appear to hate), so I hope to be spending more time here with you fine folk.

Now, to pull this train back on the rails...

I didn't know what the story was with Ka-Zar. I knew he had been a pulp character and was a Marvel founder (sort of). I also hope Marvel has clear title; that should help allay potential problems with Disney/ERB over the obvious Tarzan stuff. It also helps that Marvel has made Ka-Zar much more, much different from the average Tarzan Boy (have an earworm.)
7  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: So this is the dull part of the year... on: October 25, 2015, 11:15:21 pm
An animated show like B&B or Young Justice with input from Steve Vance, the guy who wrote Adventures in the DC Universe. DC might just see li'l kids care about their trademarks characters again.

The Eternals movie could play like DaVinci Code. "There's an ancient secret about life on Earth, and it lies with...the Eternals!"

Marvel could start laying plans to go farther forward with the New Warriors, if Civil War doesn't make them radioactive.

Ka-Zar?
8  The Collector's Life / Geek Room Gallery / Re: Halloween Tree on: October 25, 2015, 10:47:13 pm
I was so startled!
9  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Mattel six inch Multiverse predictions: What do you guys want? on: October 25, 2015, 10:34:09 pm
Gone? They just started heading in here, but this is my first "Season," so I don't really know any different.
10  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Mattel six inch Multiverse predictions: What do you guys want? on: October 25, 2015, 10:06:34 pm
Hello, hello, Gard! Well, I'm living in Florida, my wife's health having finally necessitated that move. Not working. Not the same as retired, so you can do that math. Left the kids and pretty much everything and everyone we knew 1100 miles away. You guys aren't the only ones I missed. But--it's nice to see you again, even as strings of black type.  Grin While I was doing this, I was also applying for some kinda job. >choke< almost...any kind of job.

How are things in sunny VA Beach, and Down Under Dere, Ben?
11  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Mattel six inch Multiverse predictions: What do you guys want? on: October 25, 2015, 09:11:55 pm
I'm sort of glad I hadn't been here, hadn't heard that Mattel was dipping a leprous toe into 6" figures again. Now I have to make sure I don't get excited or expect anything good to come of it.

Here's a company that finally gets to make toys people have waited FIFTY YEARS to buy, and they can't get it together and make an Egghead and King Tut happen, when they have suit and fat guy bucks everywhere? Yeah, 3D printers. I'd be better off to buy one and learn how to design the figures from scratch; it would take less time, money, and emotional investment than waiting for Mattel to do it.

Hi, fellas.
12  Action Figure Blues / The Style of Life / Re: Want to buy my book? on: July 13, 2015, 02:56:22 pm
Will this include an autograph and sketch of Rocko as Ben Venice?
13  Action Figure Blues / Fanboy Free-for-all / Re: The very sad news of Measle from Criticalmess.net on: May 21, 2015, 06:53:45 am
Thank you for the story, z.

I came here (the Mess, which is what this thread is) through a signature, I believe TransGoJoeBot's, in the comments on Paradise Bar & Grill. It ran something like "Feel like you don't fit in on other comic boards? Try criticalmess.net." And did that ever sound apt. I was fed up with Newsarama, the failings of the DCO boards are well documented, and I just hadn't found a fun online joint. So I popped in as a guest and visited a few threads. I know measle and Mr. Blisterfists were in attendance, as well as Moores, TransGoJoe, and greeneagle. I don't remember the exact conversations taking place, but I definitely know people were giving and getting shit. I jumped in and my fourth or fifth post was a quote from "Happiness." Seemed like a good choice for the crowd.

The Mess was one of two places I've ever really felt at home among peers. I had never known so many people who shared my interests to such a degree and could discuss them rationally, even when we disagreed. The sense of community, that it was more important to remain friends than to be right, was beautiful. I can't imagine a truer fraternity. I have no siblings, but thanks to the Mess I have brothers around the world.
14  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Super Powers-ish t-shirt at Target on: May 21, 2015, 05:38:40 am
For $50 I would wear a New52 shirt. I need something to change my oil in.
15  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Super Powers-ish t-shirt at Target on: May 20, 2015, 05:36:24 am
And Father's Day right around the corner. Hmmm.
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