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General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« Last post by Andy Lambert on 19 November, 2017, 11:28:21 pm »
I probably wouldn't have had my very first comic strip printed recently,

Oh Ya! can you tell use more?

Great to hear the comp will be back in the new year, thanks CFM

Right here, James ;)

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General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« Last post by Professor Bear on 19 November, 2017, 11:11:55 pm »
I've seen attacks on this forum on socialist media that just seem motivated by misplaced entitlement from someone enraged that their opinions aren't mirrored by the people who regularly come here, and so resort to running off to FB or Twitter to tell tales.  Gets them through the day, I suppose.
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General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« Last post by Fungus on 19 November, 2017, 10:39:09 pm »
CFM and the Art Comp rock.
When it returns I'll get my finger/crayons out and get more involved. 'Life' has been the problem in recent months.

FB and the rest really do grind my gears. I stumble on it occasionally and on some level always regret it. It's baffling.
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General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« Last post by james newell on 19 November, 2017, 10:38:16 pm »
I probably wouldn't have had my very first comic strip printed recently,

Oh Ya! can you tell use more?

Great to hear the comp will be back in the new year, thanks CFM
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General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on 19 November, 2017, 10:02:59 pm »
Funnily enough I saw a topic ripping into the forum over on Facebook the other day. It was quick to accuse it of being full of bullying, a lone voice (not sure who as they had their real name - sorry if you read this) stood up to defend the forum and as you can predict on Facebook the knives where out quick enough. It was all a bit unpleasent.

Ooh, that makes me so mad! And it's always folk that haven't been here for five or six years now - how would they know what the forum is like?!
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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 19 November, 2017, 10:02:51 pm »
You know there's times when watching Twin Peaks that I catch myself wondering whether its holds up. I mean while I still love it, is that just because what it meant to me growing up? Cos of just how far ahead of its time it was back in the day.

Then you watch Episode 2.7... the one when we find out who killed Laura Palmer and you realise no, the reason you love it is because at its best its probably the best television ever made.

... Now lets see how the tricky middle period fares these days...
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Film & TV / Re: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
« Last post by JOE SOAP on 19 November, 2017, 09:06:36 pm »
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They don't seem to trust another Hulk standalone movie

They're not allowed to make one, due to a right's dispute with (iirc) Universal. Hulk was the breakout character of Avengers 1 - Marvel would definitely have made a second standalone Hulk film by now if they were able to.


As I understand it Marvel can produce a Hulk film however they want to but they must offer the distribution to Universal. It's a much less complex situation than the deal they have with Sony and Spider-Man so I don't see how it's that much of a problem since they had distribution deals with both Paramount and Universal before Disney took over. I believe the more pertinent reason we aren't seeing a Hulk solo film is because the previous 2 films underperformed at the box-office and the Hulk is doing well enough as a supporting character/co-lead.

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Books & Comics / Re: Matt 'the other' Wagner
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 19 November, 2017, 08:37:44 pm »
Just picked up Trinity today at Killie Comic Con on the strength of this recommendation. Fingers crossed.

Gulp having waxed so lyrical about it I really hope you enjoy it as much as me...

... meanwhile as I have whittered on the glory that is the Mega Comicbook Day thread, Mage - Hero Denied continues to be sublime.
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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 19 November, 2017, 08:36:00 pm »
Well tiny tiny haulie haulie but interesting things in there and two absolute gems... which we'll get to but first...

Kong on the Planet of the Apes 1. My LCS knows me too well and tucked this aside for me incase I wanted it. Of course I wanted it and its... well not bad. It kinda miranders its way through the awkward mire of crashing two worlds together. Its a little clumsy doing that, but now its out the way let the ape on ape action begin. Oh and I always like my Apes done the Magno way so for this alone I'm in simian heaven.

Dan Dare 2 continues to toy with being sublime in its second issue. Its not but its better than I was honestly expecting and the interaction between Dan and rude alien figher pilot (who did have a proper name but I'm old and forget such things readily) was an absolute treat.

Judge Dredd - The Blessed Earth 7 throws itself, seemingly without regard for anything, towards its anarchic conclusion. I can't wait to get around to reading this in one go. Its been a pretty crazy ride, particularly this second series but for all the none Dreddness of it as a comic in its own right I find it crazy fun.

Then we have to humdingers. Mage - Heros Denied 4... well its just a bit special isn't it. I remember a while ago praising Walt Simonson for turning an issue of Ragnarok that was basically just a fight into something that felt more significent and powerful than it was. Matt Wagner does the same here. Both Walt Simonson and Matt Wagner are geniuses and that's the connection.

Speaking of Genius I can only assume Kyle Starks is also. As in Rock Candy Mountain 5 he returns us to what is probably my favourite comic on the stands right now. Which if you know in what high regard I hold the aforementioned work of Matt Wagner is quite something. This origin story of a man, his soul, the devil his tricks, and Hilter, his pants is really something that you should all read. Its quite the most refreshing comic in many a year and comics of this and pretty much any haul it appears in.
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Film & TV / Re: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
« Last post by radiator on 19 November, 2017, 08:23:21 pm »
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I’m not sure that’s true — the entire Norway cliff-top setting was CG-ed in around the characters late in the day.

Yeah, there was definitely something off about that scene - it looked really ropey and greenscreeny. Perhaps Hemsworth and Hopkins actually did film that scene together, but I was thinking in particular of Hopkin's first scene in Asgard (when he is Loki in disguise). He and Hemsworth are never in the same shot together and there's loads of very clunky editing and awkward looking shot/reverse shot scenes where it's very obviously a stand-in dressed as Odin and not Hopkins himself. It looked like something out of a cheap sitcom.

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They don't seem to trust another Hulk standalone movie

They're not allowed to make one, due to a right's dispute with (iirc) Universal. Hulk was the breakout character of Avengers 1 - Marvel would definitely have made a second standalone Hulk film by now if they were able to.

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I’ve said it before, but I have no idea why the first film is poorly regarded in the Marvel movie canon

I'm tempted to say because maybe people tend to lump it in with the far inferior sequel? But then, I can remember people being sniffy about it even before the sequel came out.

It's a decent movie, one of Marvel's strongest imo. A likable lead, a scene-stealing villain with - shocker - and actual discernible personality and motivation. A clear three act structure and a great arc for the main character, plus some cute comedic beats that recall old 80s fish out of water comedies and give the filmmakers license to play the mythological Asgard stuff straight by contrast. I also like that it's a really self-contained and relatively small-scale film.
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