Good evening owls of /co/,
What a relief to get back to good villain comics. Time-traveling Thunderbolts ahoy
No more Deathstroke!
No more guaranteed fatality drinking game!
I think we're close to COMPLETE GLOBAL SATURATION on gifting, even if some stuff will arrive slowly
Time to take bets on who Bendis will shit on, I see there's already a bingo card up
speaking of pain, Elusive is re-running the STAR WARS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL this evening
>mfw I already watched it once today
you know Miles will be on the right side
nope, we're running it all in order, so far the Timebolts met Namor and Cap
No, there should be
There is a space for "last battle is rushed during a few pages in the final issue"
Why in the flying hell would you make a sequel to one of the most infamously shitty events semi-recent history. It's bad enough their making a movie adaptation, but an outright round 2? Who got the most awesome blowjob ever for this to happen?
>Time to take bets on who Bendis will shit on
Might as well just put up any character with two X chromosomes.
because the original sold and still sells
This arc is the best for costume porn.
They're only doing it because the movie is called Civil War and their trade for Civil War is one of their consistently best sellers. I highly doubt they give a fuck about the quality of it since retailers will eat it up thinking people will buy it sooner or later.
Same thing with the X Men having a crossover with Apocalypse in it.
How many D-listers get as lucky as Boomerang has in terms of quality usage
We here like to hate on current Marvel trends but it's out of love and frustration, not "tumblr sux"
>People are dying!
Oi, whores are still people. Like Christopher Walken. He'll do ANYTHING.
>There is a space for "last battle is rushed during a few pages in the final issue"
Reminds me of Power Company. Such a damn shame, that.
The degree of "leaving out the good shit" in Hickmanvengers/Secret Wars has driven me crazy. You're not Gene Wolfe, goddammit, you can't pull that off with narrative sophistication that makes you go "WHAT???" and realize you have to re-read the four books you just finished (and do it twice, for two series)
She looks so uncomfortable.
>consistently a best seller
You know what? This is why comic book fans do not deserve nice things. All we do is whine about shit, and still buy said shit anyway!
Songbird power armor, hnnng
agree, I'd edit the bingo to be less overtly aggrieved and more LOL BENDIS
This is 100% the Thunderbolts in the Ripper murders
And here's your Pygmalion/My Fair Lady riff
So we all survived Titans, yes? It was as bad as I promised it would be, yes?
that's one of life's little victories
I went to the gym today
Aaaand of course, next issue's title is a Sweeney Todd reference
chicks in armor are awesome
It really does manage to shit on everyone involved
this page is kind of recycled but eh, it happens
I need to go back and reread Civil War because i'm really starting to think it's been over-insulted and a lot of problems came from the tie ins and scope
then again, it'll still have the ending of Cap is stopped by the Real Heroes (civilans, firefighters, etc) and told he's fucking up
>So we all survived Titans, yes? It was as bad as I promised it would be, yes?
It really was. It did an excellent job of making every single character annoying as fuck, Deathstroke especially turning into "THAT KID".
FUCK YOU ANON :D
it's a giant-size Lantern-Thing
don't make me run it, I will, and the main series is very badly paced
Those had to be the artist having fun, by some point
Troll and Hyde are playing body baseball with an axe
op because of you i'm looking up gene wolfe and getting scared/intimidated/interested dammit
it's only like 7 issues? i'll just marvel unlimited it.
yeah i think also it gets shit for being seen as the starting point for Marvel's event direction which it probably is tbf
still better than most of the other 00s events, maybe Siege is also in that zone of OK
Wolfe is really something. I'd start with a best-of short story collection, and then gird yourself with the online wiki/dictionary/Catholic Encyclopedia and go for The Book of the New Sun
>A warrior woman!
Well, yeah, technically Moonstone is a warrior woman. She's more a psychologist woman though. Troll is a warrior girl though.
>don't make me run it, I will, and the main series is very badly paced
Please don't. If you do, I suspect it will make things between all of us regulars uncomfortable with each other.
"The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories" is a good starter collection.
Mainly you just come out of it going "shockingly Mark Millar made everyone into an asshole", really
D'awwww, Satana is like all big sister to Troll.
I planted some more daffodils today
I still vote for Secret Invasion for being the dumbest misuse of setup, continuity fuckups, and godawful pacing
It's a litmus test. Either it looks fucked up once you realize they're burying this giant dude in fukken tarp, or you go full-SCHNELL SCHNELL FATHERLAND
Like, there was always the option to do the funeral off-screen. That option was not taken.
>no sells an ancient demon trying to take over her soul
Troll is everyone's little sister.
So what's out this coming week other than TIME TO SHIT?
also solicits when
Satana's just so darn proud of her. That's the kind of relationships we need more of on teams, wherein you have devoted partners, occasional fuckbuddies, daddy figures, Team Mom, siblings, friends, etc.
>peeg shouting EVERY CLICHE IN THE BOOK to helena
>alan being a mindless giant green zombie who talks in worthless metaphors
>worthless page shows off jimenez's very wasted the boss-mode helena
>jay talks in memes
>jokes about jay being useless
>jay's jokes are shitty
>jay bitches at val and looks like an immature manchild
There, I saved you all the trouble.
>also solicits when
next monday I think, variants and sneak solicits this Friday
but this month has five Wednesdays so I'm not sure
I'm scared and excited for DC's #50s
I know Gotham Academy, Grayson, Scarlet Witch are out this week, and Book Of The Decade Telos is out too
those jokes, seriously, fuck
also, I read Levitz WF, HELENA was the one who was fine with being on Earth 0, it's Peej who wanted to go back
I don't know why Jay went from depressed alcoholic to cringey quipmaster but I don't like it
poor sweet Jay didn't deserve this ;_;
>also, I read Levitz WF, HELENA was the one who was fine with being on Earth 0, it's Peej who wanted to go back
Clearly Val's penis changed her mind!
I need to get volume 1 and all, don't I, too
...holy shit guys, that's a horrible thing to do to Fred
>Satana's just so darn proud of her.
Hell, I'm proud of her. That was badass.
>That's the kind of relationships we need more of on teams, wherein you have devoted partners, occasional fuckbuddies, daddy figures, Team Mom, siblings, friends, etc.
What, you mean variety? Yeah that would be nice. Probably why we ended up like the Legion so much, because nearly everyone interacts with each other differently.
Until the most recent issues, I would have told you Wilson fucked over Alan the most. Because Alan got on a yearlong derail train that's still on fire.
But that's arguably more consistent than mood-whiplash alcoholic shitty-quips ghetto-DCAU Wally-mode Jay now. What the fuck, Jay is even simpler a character than Alan. Jay is just pure, earnest compassion.
oh shit and amazon has a listing for volume 3 too! in april.
Done. It's on the drip now, too. I should check to see if the second volume of The Demon is up yet, while I'm at it-- THAT is my most-wanted run, now that Starman Omni 3 is back.
Alan, Jay, Peej and Huntress all got fucked over bad and at this point I don't know who got it worse
Jay being COMPLETELY different from earlier on, getting de-aged to a teenager despite explicitly being 21, neither with any acknowledgment at all, and then having this insane character and mood whiplash might just be the worst
You'll probably recognize some panels, that edit's circulated very widely
Time for the home team to get an issue!
Get it in the same notebook as a Rise of Arsenal commission
Has Tieri ever written anything else as good as SPACE: Punisher?
oh shit it's a Scarecrow knockoff
btw Elusive that sick fuck is livestreaming the SW Christmas Special
J'onnjust showed up on Supergirl fyi
i'm starting to think that the real reason Hal isn't on Arrow is because Supergirl is doing all the cosmic stuff and they don't wanna cross into similar territory
>i'm starting to think that the real reason Hal isn't on Arrow is because Supergirl is doing all the cosmic stuff and they don't wanna cross into similar territory
I don't care which show he's on as long as he shows up
come on they already have made blatant references to him on Flash & Arrow just do it already
this is the best keikaku ever
oh man these costumes
oh man, dat Satana, and Moonstone
Troll: much the same
You know how time travel plots are usually annoying and disgustingly over-complicated?
This here is how you do it right.
Please don't play with my heart, anon. For real though, DC needs to get some Legion stuff going, for fucks sake.
It really pulls off the 'romp' part of a time travel plot
also, Parker just caught any new readers up, elegantly.
I just realized, the capsule on the right looks like a sleeping Swamp Thing face.
Manny's turning into an Avatar of the Green.
The portrait of Casey Stengel on the wall at one point in Foes made me laugh so hard
oh no, Troll's outfit!
YOU CAN'T KEEP THE EBONY BLADE
everything about this top panel is wonderful, in one panel
suck it, Bendis
GIVE IT BACK, BOOMER
She's scary and cute all at the same time
Moonstone is just stupidly hot in this costume, dang
that reminds me that we really have to read DMC
sorry, the SW Christmas Special on in the other window definitely drops my INT and WIS both
It's been pretty ruddy at times, I think it depends on her mood
DC Merlin is a total cock, too
Speaking of which, I re-watched the first Hellboy movie today. It mostly holds up, I find. Effects are a bit dated.
>He also looks like he would do bad things to my ass if i were ever to stumble into him in a dark alley.
....Well, I can't disagree with that assumption.
ahh, the wookie porn segment
I think the closest to nice Merlin we've read is Mirth.
Mirth is the best
HERO DENIED FUCKING WHEN
IT IS THEM
>ahh, the wookie porn segment
Because it was TOTALLY necessary to film a scene of an elderly wookie jerking off.
By the way, was that old timer Chewbacca's dad or father in law? Hard to tell since there's no subtitles for the wookie speak, for some reason incomprehensible by the reasonably sane.
I think it's his dad but I don't even want to know
Boomer lets everyone out, for the lulz
I'm not surprised they're doing a TV tie in book but I am still confused over why they canned her actual solo book when it was doing okay and do not seem terribly interested in replacing it or even adding her to another book?
I'd like to think it was because they DO have a plan that requires the right people to have open schedules, that'll then produce a great Supergirl run when it's ready.
But even I don't believe that's what the truth is. Maybe someone bailed at the last minute.
I've heard they're working to get the solo exactly what they want instead of throwing shit at the wall, but IDK, it's weird
Uhoh, that guy in the mask...
OH SHIT IT'S US
thanks for reading, owls, more tomorrow!
Right, so let's recap. The Thunderbolts have cause so far: Their own formation, collectively became Jack the Ripper, and now they've guaranteed the destruction of Camelot.
Good going, guys.
I don't know why they didn't just leave it going while they wait for a great pitch. All of her New 52 writers have been decent at worst.
But I don't see any of the higher-ups suddenly developing a hate-on for Kara. Maybe someone called dibs or something.
we took the weekend off and read Titans: Villains for hire
I haven't read Teen Titans since I was a child and I'm starting to think that it should stay that way.
Late reply but thanks for what you are doing.
there were many Royfaces to be seen
She melted some pedophile. She calls herself Cinder, but we remember her as Molten Vagina Woman.
I know I don't remember him ever dating an Amanda (Doris was his jam), but there was a second redhead in the group at times. I think she was a student.
God, he fucked up Ryan's continuity even after death.