Grim's forum posts

#1 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:

he has a new #1 after just 30 issues?

To be fair all of the Ultimate books are getting #1s.

that seems to be the new norm now. I think there is always a boost in sales of a #1, so they are trying to cash in on that every few months instead of just continuing the series. I really freaking hate it actually. Gone are the days when issues will go into the 600's.

#2 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

@captaintightpants12: right? i just started giggling like a school girl at Hope Tim. That's what that would have been... unless he went Indigo (which i can also kinda see).

#3 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

@omgomgwtfwtf said:

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 please. I want that now. NOW! NOW! NOW!

2 was not as good as the first. I don't want another unless its better.

#4 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

i wouldn't be able to handle having any of them i didn't want. To me its one thing to take this kind of gamble with currencies i didn't actually have to pay for, but not with my actual munnies. So unless i was in love with an overwhelming amount of the collection, i would rather just buy the one i want directly from someone.

it was awesome and nerve wracking to watch though. lol be careful what you wish for... or you might get TWO!!

#5 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

Jesse Eisenburg? Now there's a surprise. Seems a little young for the role if you ask me...

He's 30 years old. I love this casting of him, because as you just prooved, he has been typecast as a nervous teen character. But i've been a fan of his since Get Real (a 1999 FOX show with him and Anne Hathaway and Eric Christan Olsen before people knew who they were. Arguably the reason they are known now. But anyway), and i have seen Eisenberg in more than just those 3 movies that were in theatres.

hes good. he can do this. And i think it will be interesting to see Lex's brilliance as a young evil instead of old business hell bent on keeping his company's numbers up. But i hope they have Eisenburg playing what he is: a brilliant adult who ages well. not an 18 year old.

#6 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a Tatum Fan.... but i am aware of his limitations. He has never shown us that he can do a dialect as complicated as Cajun. If he can pull that off, i think people would be pleasantly surprised by the film.
But only if you go in without a bias about him.

no one thought Scarlet was a good choice for BW, and then she went and spoke russian and we all got over it. Same diff.

#7 Edited by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

I think if this show had come out as is BEFORE Avengers it wouldn't be as much of a problem. We are expecting 8 mutants and a hellicarrier full of future tech because the movie was able to tap into that part of the Division.

But but its harder for shows to get permission to use characters. And contract the film actors. And of course, it cant impede on the cannon of the live action universe. If they cast a Luke Cage for example, he would have to be the same person they used in the movies if they ever got around to him. AND he can't have trouble fighting anyone of a certain caliber, or it would lessen him in the films.
Stop thinking of the show as an Avenger's tv show. Its not. Its a tie-in where nothing really big can happen. Its supposed to relieve the pressure we are building up waiting for the next set of films and sometimes add little easter eggs. And Its still really good at it.

@nordude said:

@punyparker said:

"The show blows,quick,lets shove in characters from the movies,maybe something will happen!!"

.........................

This is a Whedon show!!.....how come it is so mediocre!?

Well on the other Whedon shows he was still writing and being with the writing team the entire or most of the season. When it comes to S.H.I.E.L.D. on the other hand he was mostly just there for the Pilot episode and is busy making Avengers 2. There was talk before the show started that he was in regular contact with the writing team, but i doubt it.

I know i know......it's just....a "Whedon show"....whatever he's doing it's stil entitled like that.

His brother Jed and his Wife are the head writers for AoS. The Whedon writing team since like 2007 or so. They have pretty much been a core part of every Whedon thing since Dr. Horrible (including Avengers and Much Ado).

#8 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

I would have liked to have seen what Lobdell had planned before editorial made him change Superboy's origin...he was originally supposed to be the same Superboy from PreFlashpoint but because of Superman and Supergirl's origin changes he was forced to make him a completely new character...that had to change the rest of the cast and writing of the series completely

THIS i would have LOVED!

#9 Edited by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with these things.

@psycho_soldier said:

-Red Robin was not the Swan Queen and was his own man, he was about to lead the Outsiders

-Solstice was a happy character why did he transform her into TTG! Emo Raven part 2?

-Superboy-Kid Flash-Red Robin had a better dynamic

#10 Edited by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

@me24601 said:

And nothing of value was lost.

Now I just hope that DC pretends that this run never happens, and cleans up all the shit Lobdell did to these characters.

@wavemotioncannon said:

Good. This books been mediocre to bad since the beginning.

@kennyshat said:

My exposure his Teen Titans run has been limited to the two issues that were in the Red Hood DotF trade, but the impression that I've gotten has been that Teen Titans has mostly been the Red Robin show.

@johnny_spam said:

Someone at DC must have realized they dropped the ball on young heroes in the past couple of years. The relaunch has to be better.

@colonelrunaway said:

There was a time when the Titans and the Legion were big enough to compete with Marvel's X-Books. Now for the first time since they began, neither of them can even hold down an ongoing.

Yeah... thanks for the ride.

agreed. As a proud owner of quite a few Young Justice comics, a ton of pre-52 Superboy (first and second run), a ton of pre-52 Tim Drake (Robin and Red Robin), and Geoff Johns' Teen Titan (both in trades and Omnibus) ... i despised the new 52 Titans.

its not really that it was bad writing. It was meh. It was passable. I found it both negative and positive that Superboy and the TT kind of existed in their own continuing conflict outside of everyone else's stuff.

But the major problem with it is that not a lot of people just like those characters for their names and power sets, but that is all the New 52 kept of them. Everyone but Bart had COMPLETELY different moods and motivations than pre-52. You could no longer like Tim for who he was to Batman, or what he did to evolve the Robin Mantle... because here he didnt do that. And that went for Cassie and Conner too. And you couldn't love the Teen Titans for the legacy of the team... because this is the first iteration.

DC was relying far too heavily on the mythical "new reader" to flock to this team of young people. But i honestly think in the past, most of the Teen Titan's readership was adults. Sure kids and teens need someone to relate to, but do they honestly go looking for the under-advertised Superboy over ANYONE in the Justice League? No. You dont get to love these characters in their own books. You start loving them when Tim Drake is the new Robin in a Batman book, or when Superman dies and Superboy bursts onto the scene in Adventure Comics, AND THEN you follow them over.

sigh. the worst part to me is that deep in my heart i know they are STILL going to try to force a Young Justice title. They are probably assuming people will flock to the name. But HELLO! half of the appeal of the YJ tv show was that it reflected on all of the old Teen Heroes stories. The people they would be hoping to get by cashing in on the name would undoubtedly leave when/IF they get there upon realizing the characters are vastly different in origin and relationships. The new readership will all cry out "Who the heck are Bunker and Skitter?" ...and then silence.

its all... its all bad. :/