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by Darrin Kelley
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Sports Arena
Topic: Worst pro wrestlers other than Dino Bravo
Replies: 69
Views: 15019

Re: Worst pro wrestlers other than Dino Bravo

Joey Ryan has been accused of 17 accounts of sexual assault. Impact Wrestling has dismissed him. He has closed up his own wrestling promotion. Is being scrubbed from all of AEW media, And issued a public apology. Which to me isn't enough.
by Darrin Kelley
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 709
Views: 67970

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

Actually, the Distributors that DC is using together cover the entire United States. They have one for each coast. With each of them meeting somewhere in the middle. So there is no loss of coverage at all for the United States. Midtown Comics owns one of the Distributors. And they have been coordina...
by Darrin Kelley
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 709
Views: 67970

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

DC pulled the plug. Ended the Diamond monopoly in one swift stroke. Now it is up to the remaining comic book stores to see if they can survive without that monopoly. If they can weather the short term losses, this means that Diamond and the industry as a whole will soon be forced to reduce cover pri...
by Darrin Kelley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Transformers/Terminator
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Transformers/Terminator

I just got the first issue of what is one of the wackiest series I have ever seen. The Terminator is sent back to save the Autobots from all being killed by the Decepticons. And Skynet is on the side of keeping humanity alive. What a way to flip the script! the CBR review didn't do this issue justic...
by Darrin Kelley
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

I think that the Sequel Trilogy could have been much better with a unified vision. Instead of being spread out over two different directors with entirely different agendas. The story there could have been made to feel even more epic. Instead of the rather disjointed mess, we ended up with.
by Darrin Kelley
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

My DVD came in the mail early today. A day before the scheduled release. And I watched it. I'm not going to do a moment by moment analysis of the movie. But overall I felt it paid enough homage to the rest of the movie series to be a good conclusion. Rey really took a beating in this movie. Yes, the...
by Darrin Kelley
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Power of the reboot.
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Power of the reboot.

You also get a lot less story per issue than you used to. You have to pay quite a bit to get a full arc that used to be able to be told in a single issue Yes, Because they adopted the decompressed storytelling method. You don't get writers creating in the same broad strokes as they used to. Instead...
by Darrin Kelley
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Power of the reboot.
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Power of the reboot.

When the New 52 started. the big two comic book companies tore 10 pages out of every comic book. Reducing them from 32 pages to 22. And still raised cover prices. A price increase in two ways. This was a sharp reduction in what customers got. And they still had the audacity to raise prices. This was...
by Darrin Kelley
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Power of the reboot.
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Power of the reboot.

The problem with Reboots is this: None of them have ever worked. None of them do anything but alienate existing customers. While potential new customers pay no attention. The current problem with comics comes down to their cover price. They have become way too expensive to sustain themselves. People...
by Darrin Kelley
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Terminator: Dark Fate
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Terminator: Dark Fate

Watch the Dark Fate screen rant 'Pitch Meeting' episode on YouTube, it points out some of the issues people had with the movie in a humourous manner. I have. I didn't find them funny. What I saw was a couple of people who thought they were funny raining contempt down on the movie. Expressing pure h...
by Darrin Kelley
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Terminator: Dark Fate
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Terminator: Dark Fate

The depiction of the Border Patrol in this movie was pretty neutral. They were treated as a Terminator's pawns that were being manipulated from within. The Border Patrol was not depicted as villains. But as victims of the Terminator. Like everybody else. As for the successor to John Conner being Mex...
by Darrin Kelley
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Terminator: Dark Fate
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Terminator: Dark Fate

This film was made as James Cameron's last word on the Terminator franchise. And some people have criticized it for being political. But I just watched this movie. And I didn't find it overly so. It was a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day. John Conner was killed by a remaining Terminator ...
by Darrin Kelley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Doctor Mirage
Replies: 0
Views: 2267

Doctor Mirage

I have followed this character through several limited series. Which I have the collected editions of. I like the character. But this latest 5 issue limited series? It was a disjointed mess. I really didn't enjoy it. It wasn't the art that put me off. It was the writing. It just didn't draw me in. A...
by Darrin Kelley
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Honorable mention: Jim Varney
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Honorable mention: Jim Varney

I have always been a fan of the Ernest movies. They are good clean comedy. Something I watch when I just want something light and happy. I'm never going to forget his unique style of comedy. And I think the world is much lesser since his passing. His style of comedy is something sorely lacking from ...
by Darrin Kelley
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: A taste of my superhero campaign world.
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: A taste of my superhero campaign world.

The first superhumans were the ancient gods. Born of the earth to be a part of its immune system. They are but a single expression of that immune system. The other most famous expression of it is the Kaiju. Though the relation between the two is not publicly known. Earth itself is a sentient creatur...