May 4, 2015

While discussing SECRET WARS...


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  1. That statement is so accurate it hurts.

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  2. It's annoying when it's happening but it's kind of fun to read those entire events when they eventually make it to Marvel Unlimited or whatever.

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  3. I stopped reading Uncanny X-Men in the 90's because of all the crossovers. Now when an event like Fear Itself creeps into Mark Waid's Daredevil run, it's basically an ad saying, "Remember that thing you hated? Well, if you read Avengers, you can have that thing again EVERY MONTH!!!"

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  4. This is something that has really prevented me from getting into comics. I do think that if I had enough time and money it would be great to experience all of these interweaving storylines, just as I enjoy the way the stories and characters in the MCU are woven together. But there are two or three MCU films a year, and maybe two or three television series. Also, the entire franchise is only like seven years old. It's easy to keep up with.

    The comics on the other hand never give me the satisfaction of having read a 'complete' story. And if I'm a fan of Hunger Games but not Paul Blart, I'm kind of screwed.

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  5. Amen to that. Marvel and DC both need to give it a rest with the events. It's gotten so bad that they don't even have endings, just segues into the next event. It's like the events are just part of one long, continuous event, and that's not a good thing. If you want the event to feel world-shaking and epic, there have to be other, smaller stories to compare it to. If EVERY story is epic and world-changing and NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN, it loses its punch.

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    1. I agree 100%. I also used to want to break my computer every time there was a new Avengers/Marvel event comic series coming out, and you'd have someone like Bendis saying "This is what we have been building toward since the beginning! It all comes to a head here!"

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  6. Why's everyone hatin' on Paul Blart 2?

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    1. Because the story broke from the first movie's Stan Lee/Steve Ditko aesthetic and instead based itself on the recent Dan Slott reinterpretation of the character, which most fans agree was a low point of the long running series.

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  7. Am I seeing things or is this strip in color instead of greyscale? It looks sepia-toned to me.

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