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by Ares
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Marvel bows to poltical correctness and censors celebrated writer.
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Marvel bows to poltical correctness and censors celebrated writer.

I figured the subject matter and debate potential warranted it's own topic separate from the general Marvel/DC news, so here you go.
by Ares
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Dragon Ray! Zomba! Stidjron! Underseas Gear!)
Replies: 821
Views: 30274

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds (Dragon Ray! Zomba! Stidjron! Underseas Gear!)

It sounds like these guys are suppose to be more of a "ROLEplaying" class where you play a charismatic type who supports other heroes, but for the life of me I can't imagine why you'd play that in a game like RIFTS. I mean, if you want to play the smooth talker, con-man, fixer or what have you, you ...
by Ares
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036327

Re: Sickle

https://photos.smugmug.com/Double-Dragon/i-6jCGNJL/0/66a169dd/D/Sickle_-_02-D.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Double-Dragon/i-X36ppxR/0/45618c24/Th/sickle-double-dragon-8.7-Th.jpg It's like someone said "how could we combine the aspects of a tonfa and a scythe in ways that would render them both com...
by Ares
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 35
Views: 387

Re: The Boys

It's a result of the medium I suspect. The more sexually explicit stuff poodle mentioned probably wouldn't make it past Amazon's filter. If they are indicative of other events in the comic it makes sense why it's not a straight up adaptation. Yeah, the comic was essentially Ennis making very shallo...
by Ares
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart: Invincible, Reanimen
Replies: 1341
Views: 114977

Re: J-Mart: Invincible, Reanimen

I kinda liked how they found ways to keep re-using the Reanimen concept as time went on- one of the few things that wasn't totally swept under the rug. Yeah, it was pretty clever when they started using the remains of the dead Invincibles from that one invasion of evil Invincibles storyline as a wa...
by Ares
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 35
Views: 387

Re: The Boys

I wouldn't describe it as juvenile and it did get rid of some horrible scenes. I'd describe most Garth Ennis written stuff as fairly juvenile, whereas this series seems to be playing things straight. The comic reads like some dark superhero parody, whereas this feels more like a deconstruction you ...
by Ares
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 557
Views: 26951

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Yeah, Perpetua is not a good name for someone who is supposedly a cosmic titan that creates multiverses. It somehow sounds worse than names like "Eternity", "The Living Tribunal" and "The Anti-Monitor". Morrison was a very hit or miss Justice League writer, but his good stuff had a grandeur, respect...
by Ares
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 35
Views: 387

Re: The Boys

Credit where credit is due, everything I've read about the show on TV Tropes indicates that it is, in fact, a big step up from the comic. Much in the same way the Netflix Daredevil show made the rooftop scene between Matt and Frank much better than the Ennis written comic, this show is apparently a ...
by Ares
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 557
Views: 26951

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

It also doesn't help that this is clearly building towards DC's next big crisis. I remember as far back as 2005 DC actually had a handle on this whole "branding" concept where books would be allowed to do their own thing, but would have tie-in-issues specifically to lead up to events, or better yet...
by Ares
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036327

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)

These re-designs of Billy and Jimmy are based off of the Double Dragon animated series. In that show, the pilot episode was a quasi-faithful adaptation of the game (including Abobo and Willy) , but had Billy and Jimmy separated at birth, one raised by a good, wise martial arts master, the other by t...
by Ares
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: "Guardians" Russian Superhero Flick
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: "Guardians" Russian Superhero Flick

I bought this when it came out on DVD a while back, and I thought it was an okay low-budget superhero film. It's always interesting to see how other countries play with the superhero formula, and this wasn't bad. Not fantastic, but not bad either. I'd say the worst aspects were the special effects, ...
by Ares
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 557
Views: 26951

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

I checked it out, and those two issues along with the wedding of Ben and Alicia have me seriously considering picking up this book regularly. At the very least, Slott "gets" Ben and Alicia. Spoilers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What's funny is that it's fairly close to what I said I'd do over in ...
by Ares
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 35
Views: 387

Re: The Boys

To be clear, I absolutely do not condemn or begrudge anyone for enjoying this series or anything like it. "Power corrupts" and "Who watches the watchmen" are story elements that date back to our earliest mythology. It works fine for a storyline like the Dark Phoenix Saga. I just have no interest in...
by Ares
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 557
Views: 26951

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

HalloweenJack wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:43 pm
I dunno if it's been mentioned yet or not, but Ares will be pleased.


Spoilers










Seems like the Thing finally got a KO win over the Hulk. It messed him up but he did it.
Woohoo! Any idea what issue this happened in? I need to check this out.
by Ares
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 35
Views: 387

Re: The Boys

To be clear, I absolutely do not condemn or begrudge anyone for enjoying this series or anything like it. "Power corrupts" and "Who watches the watchmen" are story elements that date back to our earliest mythology. It works fine for a storyline like the Dark Phoenix Saga. I just have no interest in ...