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Real Life Crazy Comic Talk!

Our very own Inferiorego educates us about things he thinks we should know...

Real Life Crazy Comic Talk

 

 
Before the majesty of internet forums, and more importantly the Comic Vine forums, there used to be a little place where people would go to talk about their favorite comic, sci-fi, and movie related items: The Comic Book Store. Now, the conversations haven’t changed nor lessened in any way, but since the popularization of the intrawebs, more people know more about what is going on in the industry, including the horrors of the “rumor mill.” As you may or may not know, I do work at a comic book store, but I also spend a bit of time there just hanging out chatting with friends and customers to keep my ear to the streets. I’d thought I’d let you guys in on what we talk about most at the shop. Some of the things are talked about on CV, others… well not so much.

 

 
 
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#1: Blackest Night:   Without a doubt, the biggest event in Green Lantern history, in which, the first issue actually lives up to the hype, is the most talked about topic at the store. Through the waves of giggling and clapping like five year olds, there is actually moderately serious conversation happening. The main thing is “who is going to be a Black Lantern, and how awesome would it be? (insert giggling)” 

Craziest theory: Alan Scott becomes an official Corps member and saves everyone with G’Nort.

 
 
 
 
 
#2: Who is Red Hulk?: Jeph Loeb’s controversial series is wildly talked about it. You either hate the book and want to light

I wrote the screenplay for Commando!
each issue on fire, or you get the joke, but you’re still mad. Loeb promised by issue #12, then in #600 that the reader in on his little secret. Sadly, we still don’t know. Most of us believe Red Hulk is actually Jeph Loeb and at the end of issue #620 (yes, he’ll keep the secret until then), Rulk will turn into Jeph and begin to write Teen Wolf 3: Barely Legal.

Craziest/Dumbest Theory: A regular customer truly believes that Red Hulk is actually a piece of Bruce Banner’s psyche which manifested itself into the real world. If this is true, I’m going to post a video of myself crying.
 

I bought this suit at Banana Republic.
#3: Matt Smith as The Doctor: I’m as surprised as you probably are, but this is one of the most talked about subjects in the shop, at least when I’m in, which may have something to do with it. David Tennant steps down from the roll on Doctor Who at the end of this year and young-blood Matt Smith picks up where he left off. Most people are a little pissed considering David Tennant really brought some life back into the character, and let’s be honest, it sucks seeing him go. I’m excited for the change, but I’m a little disappointed that I won’t have Tennant to giggle at.

Craziest Theory: All right, so this one is actually mine and involves a lot of DW knowledge to understand. First part is easy to understand, I believe he’s the 12 doctor, not the 11. Reason: If they ever wanted to do a Time War mini-series, they’d need an actor and I don’t think Eccelson or McGaan will come back to do it. 2 crazy theory: Matt Smith is actually the final doctor resurrection, and this ties into Colin Baker’s era. In the “Trial of the Time Lord”, the Doctor is put on “trial” by himself in his final resurrection in order to prolong the future doctor’s life by stealing Colin Baker’s remaining resurrections. Confusing? A little, especially when I try and describe it. Matt Smith does mildly resemble a younger version of that evil incarnation of the Doctor, and I personally think it would be an awesome way to tie in the old series. Probably won’t happen though.
 
 

Why bother typing this all up? Well, there’s something about the comic book store that brings out the paranoid conspiracy theorist in a person that you won’t always see online. If one were to write these ridiculous things online, there’s always that fear of an angry troll jumping down your throat and calling you “DA n00b” or whatever the online diss term is that week. This is why crazy talk is still welcomed at in the comic book store world. They laugh with us, not at us. Or maybe they laugh at us when they get into the car and drive away, at least I can’t see/hear it then.

I would like to make this an open forum for anyone who has a way over-the-top theory about any book. Feel free to post your craziness without the threat of being called some silly acronym in which you need some sort of online dictionary to figure out you were called “The Biggest Moron Of All Time, Yes Bigger Than Kevin Federline” (TGMOATYBTKF I just made that up, thanks). Embrace your crazy theories… We’re laughing with you, not at you.

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Posted by DC_Marvel_1000

very nice ego, keep it comin :)

Posted by inferiorego

From the front page:
"Our very own Inferiorego educates us about things he thinks we should know..."
 
I had a good chuckle

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Posted by aztek_the_lost

I want to hear someone's over the top theory for Young Liars...because I'm sure I can't come up with one that won't be as crazy as whatever the actual explanation will be...

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Posted by Lady Tlieso

Nice!! I completely agree, there is no where else I find myself arguing about things as much as in the store.  The comic store I go to actually has an in store chat night every friday.  Havn't been in a while due to lack of comic money but there were some pretty crazy ideas.

Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@inferiorego said:
"From the front page: "Our very own Inferiorego educates us about things he thinks we should know..."  I had a good chuckle "

ego i have a question, do you think leob will make rulk come face to face with TOAA at the end THEN tell his back story XD
Posted by inferiorego
@DC_Marvel_1000: After seeing Rulk punch Uatu (shudders) I guess anything is possible.
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Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@inferiorego said:
"@DC_Marvel_1000: After seeing Rulk punch Uatu (shudders) I guess anything is possible. "

lol no doubt or beating a grandmaster of the universe with brute force haha
Posted by inferiorego

Maybe Rulk will punch a hole through time a space...

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Posted by aztek_the_lost

does anyone in the world but me even read Young Liars...I never notice anyone talk about it online...and I don't talk to people at the comic store

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Posted by Tmul501
@inferiorego said:
"

If this is true, I’m going to post a video of myself crying.

"
This made me laugh out loud
Posted by danhimself

Rulk is actually Superboy-Prime....trying to punch another hole in reality to get back to the DC universe he fails and arrives in the Marvel Universe at the same moment the gamma bomb goes off that turns Bruce Banner into the Hulk....Rulk-Prime has since been manipulating events in the Marvel universe in the shadows and is resposible for One More Day, No More Mutants, he shot Cap, and is actually controlling Norman Osborn right now

Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@danhimself said:
"Rulk is actually Superboy-Prime....trying to punch another hole in reality to get back to the DC universe he fails and arrives in the Marvel Universe at the same moment the gamma bomb goes off that turns Bruce Banner into the Hulk....Rulk-Prime has since been manipulating events in the Marvel universe in the shadows and is resposible for One More Day, No More Mutants, he shot Cap, and is actually controlling Norman Osborn right now "
eh don't bring prime into rulk, prime has a back story at least XD
Posted by Spectrum

Aquaman is going to save the day at the end of Black Night

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Those Black Lantern rings actually look pretty cool.

The RULK theory: Better then most of the theories I've heard to date. Though feels a tad too ethereal for Hulk.

This new Doctor looks like a Twilight reject. Maybe it's just the lighting. David Tennant was incredible in the role. So much personality. He really drew me into each episode. It's a shame. Oh well. at least there is still Hannah Spearritt and her cute bum in Primeval.

Posted by inferiorego
 
  maybe?
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Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Jeph has already made Teen Wolf 3 you just don't know it yet

Posted by inferiorego

i heard he's actually writing it

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Posted by War Killer

The intrenet is the only place where I can talk about comics really, none of my friends read comics. But the preview I got from Comic Con had a preview to Hulk #14 and gives you hints to who he may be

Posted by dancingphlower

None of my friends read comics, so I usually come here for comic book news and the like.

Posted by GreenGriffin

Rulk is Betty. All the signs are pointing towards that.

Posted by Grendel

*Yawn*

Posted by inferiorego
@Grendel said:
" *Yawn* "
That's how I feel when I read anything I've written too. borefest
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Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@inferiorego said:
"@Grendel said:
" *Yawn* "
That's how I feel when I read anything I've written too. borefest "
i more or less just skip half of what ya write ego and read what catch :P
Posted by inferiorego

I'll give you guys something more interesting/entertaining soon. The gears started turning again.

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Posted by AirDave817

My weird thing: I always take a second to pause inside the door of my Local Comic Book Store to take a deep breath. There's just something about the smell of the new books, the new figure in the boxes or on cards the new issue of Wizard magazine stinking up the front counter; it's like new car smell (not the Wizard, that's like something left in the trunk too long) - every week. I don't usually close my eyes for this, I don't want to be stared at that much...Even if I don't buy anything, I like walking around the store and talking about comics...I think there's even a countdown clock on the wall to when Bruce Wayne comes back. Maybe the skull that Black Hand is licking is the Earth-2 (Two) Batman, since the Earth-2 (Two) Superman is a Black Lantern...? Or maybe it's Bat-Mite...? How exactly does a zombie Ralph Dibney smell a mystery? (Shudders) 

Posted by Media_Master

Blackest night is still the best

Posted by LastSon1027
@inferiorego: Well I don't know if it is crazy so much as wishful thinking, But I think they will find a way to bring the Black Lanterns back to the world of the living by the end of Blackest Night. This way the REAL Aquaman will be back and we can get a new ongoing Aquaman monthly. WOO HOOO!
Posted by inferiorego
@LastSon1027: I too want the real Arthur Curry back very badly
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Edited by Ravn

Hal Jordan Becomes a White Lantern, and throws down some Deus Ex Machina! LOL


@dancingphlower said:
" None of my friends read comics, so I usually come here for comic book news and the like. "
Well then you need some friends who aren't lame! Hahaha! 
Posted by Archetype
@inferiorego said:
" i heard he's actually writing it "
WooHoo Zach Efron IS Teen Wolf!

Craziest theory...IDK Talbot is Red Hulk and either his wife or Betty Ross is the Red She-Hulk I know it's horrible and probably already disproved but I honestly just don't come up with crazy theories very often, as it is I just made that one up.
Posted by joshmightbe

im more shocked that there are actual aquaman fans than anything else

Posted by jefprice

What it is the joke with rulk? JL? Lol 

Posted by Darkchild

Awesome theories for DW, would LOVE to see that come to fruition.

And your comment on the whole RULK thing HILARIOUS.

Posted by dancingphlower
@Ravn said:
" Hal Jordan Becomes a White Lantern, and throws down some Deus Ex Machina! LOL

@dancingphlower said:
" None of my friends read comics, so I usually come here for comic book news and the like. "
Well then you need some friends who aren't lame! Hahaha! 
"
Ha ha I guess I need to find some.
Posted by The Psyentist

Sounds like some fun times. I wish I had an elaborate conspiracy theory. Hm...a comic book store would be an interesting place for psychology-related observation/experimentation...*eyes shift* MWAHAHA!

Me in a comic book store: *gawk* *drool* *walks around in a daze at all the interesting comics*...*continues walking around looking at the books for the fifth-thousandth time* *walks out due to lack of money*.
Or I'd have a panic attack outside the door and never enter.

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Posted by Perspective91

Crazy and Stupid things that I've heard about the Red Hulk is that he's Ares!?

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I think rulk is Daredevil, and red she-hulk is Elektra.
Posted by Press Oblivion

Rulk . . . . Milk Sop people . . . how many times does he have to drop that bomb. It's not Ross so who the hell could it be? We see Talbot in issue 600 (Though I could have sworn that he was dead)

Posted by marvel minimates
@GreenGriffin:
that would be a good plan
Posted by Akwa

I think it is obvious that Rulk is the physical manifestation of Aunt May's rage.