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Books & Comics / Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« on: Today at 10:44:14 am »
Perhaps, but it's official now that the company is losing millions on its monthly print line despite the fact THEY OWN SUPERMAN AND BATMAN.
Not what the sales numbers say.2017 has been a GREAT year for DC Comics,in almost every way.

Books & Comics / Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« on: Today at 10:41:41 am »
Hush is absolutely terrible and has only two things going for it:
#1 Jim Lee gets to draw all of Batman's villains, and
#2 a decent cliffhanger where it turned out Jason Todd was the baddie behind everything, only it turned out in the next issue this was a fake-out to mess with Batman's head.
The problem with #1 is that if you don't like Jim Lee - and plenty don't - this is not actually something for the plus column, and the problem with #2 is that it's lifted entirely from Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle's Batman run from the early 1990s, which was not an obscure time in Batman's publishing history, it was when he was a cultural phenomenon again after the release of the first Burton film and his comics were selling a million copies each month in North America alone, and were reprinted in multiple territories including the UK.  Even by DC's standards of recycling old glories, that one is pretty shameful as it entailed not reprinting the Grant/Breyfogle run so as not to devalue the impact of what they were then pushing as a significant title in DC's roster, but it's worth noting that once Norm Breyfogle was back in the news for his health problems, they couldn't cash in on that publicity fast enough with a reprint of his stories.
Actually,Hush was almost a remake of Long Halloween.Loab was stealing from himself,really.
Still I like the story,but there are those who dont.
Hush himself got better once Paul Dini took him in.Thats something of a trend.And btw,Dinis run on Detective and Streets of Gotham is awesome,and sadly unappreciated.

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 18 January, 2018, 08:58:31 am »
Im not really sure what owning a tv proves either way.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 January, 2018, 08:56:06 am »
I would recommend Come and See,in that case.But its not an easy watch.At all.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 January, 2018, 06:36:28 am »
Sharky,wouldnt you by definition hate war movies then?
I mean that as a neutral question.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 January, 2018, 02:37:18 pm »
It's also worth remembering that $10bn in international aid donations following the Haitian earthquake allegedly disappeared under the stewardship of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Apparently, even though they loved Haiti enough to spend part of their honeymoon there, the Clintons prioritised sinking aid money into garment factories and a business centre over addressing the problems of ordinary Haitians made destitute and suffering cholera outbreaks following the earthquake.
Also,a good point.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 January, 2018, 05:06:34 am »
Well,grandstand all you want,but would YOU live in Haiti?Yeah,didnt think so.
Its not about race,its about crime and corruption.Some places are shitholes.I could name a few shitholes in this country.Most of them 90% white.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 January, 2018, 08:04:02 pm »
So Trump is a racist. Gosh. Who could possibly have guessed?
I would book a holiday in Haiti right away,just to prove him wrong,if I were you.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 11 January, 2018, 08:18:18 pm »
Got aome stuff at GOG.Stronghold Crusader,Jazz Jackrabbit,Army Men RTS...

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 11 January, 2018, 05:50:04 pm »
Ran into my ex in the metro today.What a great day to be a train driver.

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 09 January, 2018, 06:17:14 am »
Godzilla: Planet of Monsters hits Netflix on January 17.  :D

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 January, 2018, 07:02:07 pm »
I agree.But is the truth about Weinstein stop me from rewatching Pulp Fiction?Not really.

Thou,I admit,I couldnt watch Cosby show if you paid me.

Suggestions / Re: A DC crossover
« on: 08 January, 2018, 02:40:26 pm »
Thats why Im thinking it would be time for another crossover.And DC did weirder stuff recently.
Nemesis/Dr Fate?Sgt Rock/FotEF?There is a lot of possibilities.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 January, 2018, 02:35:18 pm »
Absolutely - especially when you call him "my Dark Master" and keep sacrificing runaways to the likeness you've crafted of him from human flesh and dolphin bones, but I don't owe Roman Polanski or Gerard Jones anything.  It's an individual choice, and I individually choose not to financially reward child rape and genocide.

We know Gene Rodenberry was an ass,but should that stop us from watching Star Trek?

Roddenberry was a chancer who surrounded himself with dodgy characters like Leonard Maizlish, he was not actually a child rapist to the best of my knowledge.
Also,I wouldnt say that owning an early 90's comic supports anyone.Seeing all the royalties were paid for,a long time ago.
But again,Im not trying to defend anyone,and If you feel uncomfortable with some creators/actors,thats perfectly fine too.Not everyone can separate the art from the artist,and I understand that.

Suggestions / A DC crossover
« on: 08 January, 2018, 12:09:34 pm »
Well,Metal reminded me we didnt have a crossover with DC in a while.Also,hypotheticly,it would be nice to see somebody other then Batman or Lobo.

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