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#1 Edited by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a bit apprehensive if this comic is as good as people say it is. The reason being that Injustice's tie in comic book was really great too and then the story presented in the actual game ended up being merely decent. I really enjoyed the story mode in MK9 but Injustice was sort of a let down on the narrative side. I'm worried that the story in Mortal Kombat X proper will end up being just okay. Anyway good review. I'll consider reading this.

#2 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't roll my eyes hard enough. Not at the issue, it's fantastic. Just at certain people's reaction to it. Some make it sound like it gave their life meaning again and that's just silly. Great review for a great comic. Thanks as always G-Man.

#3 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

Funny how Wolverine died and we've seemingly gotten even more Wolverine books. Now we straight up just have another Wolverine series.

#4 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@mezmero said:

I remember both The Phantom and Shadow movies to be boring as a kid. In my mind that's a much bigger sin for a comic book movie than simply being silly or cheesy. These are comic books we're talking about. A movie can be silly and still be entertaining where as when it's boring then it's excruciating. I think you're being far too strict about the term "holding up" in regards to movies. To me it's a figure of speech that just means you can watch it again years later and find it entertaining. Plus it's all subjective to Corey's taste and nostalgia so it matters not whether or not the movie is actually good by today's standards.

Were you familiar with The Phantom as a kid? I'm originally from Australia, and growing up comics were about $7 each due to being imported (almost $11 in todays money), while The Phantom was locally printed and was available for less than a dollar. So, I could be biased but I thought it was a fairly faithul adaption that happened to be a fun, if cheesy action adventure film.

I thought The Shadow was pretty cool as a kid, re-watching it I don't think it's a great film...but I enjoyed the characters and premise as a kid. I'd put it below Batman, but I'd put The Phantom above Batman 89 any day of the week, although I'm probably alone in that regard.

The only exposure I really had to The Phantom before that movie were the cartoons, Defenders of the Earth and Phantom 2040 respectively. Admittedly maybe not the best cartoons but I thought the character was interesting. I just remember seeing the movie in the theater as a kid and finding it underwhelming. I suppose in that sense it would be the perfect "Does it hold up?" movie for me since my memories of it are less than stellar.

#5 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@mezmero said:

@muyjingo said:

@mezmero said:

You wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts! This is an interesting idea for a feature. Other movies I can see "holding up" to the ravages of time are Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Blade II. The amount of comic book movies that don't hold up are legion by comparison.

Batman 89 is among the least likely to hold up, so if it does, most other comic book movies have a much better chance.

Really? Less likely to hold up than the older Captain America movie? How about The Shadow or The Phantom from the 90s? I think you'd be surprised at the number of comic book movies worse off than the 89 Batman film.

No, I don't think I would be. I didn't see the old Cap movie, but The Phantom certainly still holds up. It's a period piece, and works as well now as it did when it came out. The Shadow wasn't a great movie to begin with, but I would say it still "holds up" just fine. How a movie "holds up" is separate from if it is a good movie or not.

I remember both The Phantom and Shadow movies to be boring as a kid. In my mind that's a much bigger sin for a comic book movie than simply being silly or cheesy. These are comic books we're talking about. A movie can be silly and still be entertaining where as when it's boring then it's excruciating. I think you're being far too strict about the term "holding up" in regards to movies. To me it's a figure of speech that just means you can watch it again years later and find it entertaining. Plus it's all subjective to Corey's taste and nostalgia so it matters not whether or not the movie is actually good by today's standards.

#6 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@mezmero said:

You wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts! This is an interesting idea for a feature. Other movies I can see "holding up" to the ravages of time are Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Blade II. The amount of comic book movies that don't hold up are legion by comparison.

Batman 89 is among the least likely to hold up, so if it does, most other comic book movies have a much better chance.

Really? Less likely to hold up than the older Captain America movie? How about The Shadow or The Phantom from the 90s? I think you'd be surprised at the number of comic book movies worse off than the 89 Batman film.

#7 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

You wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts! This is an interesting idea for a feature. Other movies I can see "holding up" to the ravages of time are Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Blade II. The amount of comic book movies that don't hold up are legion by comparison.

#8 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: Too bad all your CAWs are worthless without a story creator. That's a good wrestler name in a territories era kind of way but a good name will only get you so far in a bad game.

#9 Posted by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

He played Trickster's voice in Justice League: Unlimited as well if I'm not mistaken.

#10 Edited by Mezmero (970 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks again for the podcasts fellas. I think my favorite part has become how G-Man deadpans pretty much anything Corey says. I just imagine Corey making one salient point after another and Tony tuning him out with music in his head.

And of all the pre recorded "HA!"s Corey's is still the best since it's the only genuine guffaw. Ever since you've started playing those I've heard a lot less of his famous guffaws in real time. That makes me sad. Looking forward to the next Endless Promo if only to hear just how much egg is on Corey and Mat's faces after playing those reportedly bad 2K wrestling games.