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#1 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the Lethal Weapon style dialogue that ventured closer to action comedy, it was a nice change of pace for a superhero movie. I liked the kid too, but was not too enthusiastic about the Mandarin twist.

This movie was kind of like Thor where it went a bit more character based and tried to shake up the superhero move formula and while it didn't always succeed, it was really good and a nice change of pace as opposed to constant explosions and beating up villains.

I kind of wish that they didn't resolve the Extremis-Pepper plot, that would be a great plot for Iron Man 4 and even hint at Rescue or something but it is understandable that they didn't because Iron Man 4 will probably come out in 2016, which sucks.

#2 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: I would think that if a retcon happens it would be within a year or two at most. Long enough to make the series "count" but not long enough to make it feel permanent. I bet it would be sooner, especially if Brian Micheal Bendis wants any of them since he is writing the two main X-books. It might make you happy to know that Arena is losing readers at a fairly steady, if not very fast, rate.

@ravager4: Well then it sounds like 18 is going to be my last issue unless they get someone I really like.

#3 Edited by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

I want the new show to be in the Legacy Era because I love the era but I don't because I don't want to see the story and characters ruined.

To be clear, I don't hate Disney's buy out, I simply don't have the confidence that a movie every other year will have high quality, especially if it is straight to DVD. A TV show is different but to many things like that going on at the same time will destroy continuity and ruin one of the things that makes Star Wars special.

#4 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

Great post. I kind of wish I could give up on Arena too but ultimately I can't... (sad face)

That is interesting about the issue 18 thing. If the winner/survivors are coming to light then, unless they give a "consequences" arc the series is over, which is good. Unless they start again with new characters, in which case I am done with it too; but that is a whole blog in and of itself.

I have also come to believe that this whole series will end up being retconned because the opportunity for Marvel to make money off Laura, the Runaways and the Academy kids is just too much to let them die/stay dead.

#5 Edited by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

@thanosrules said:


Why not these:

  • Elizabeth / Brian / Jaime Braddock
  • Johnny / Sue Storm
  • Franklin / Valeria Storm
  • Daken / X-23
  • Apocalypse Twins

lol :)

If only. I hope Fox doesn't own their movie rights.

As for Scarlet Witch and Quicksliver, I would only like that if it wasn't their Ultimate versions, that would be awful.

#6 Edited by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio


#7 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked the movie, the director's cut was so much better than the theatrical version.

Going along with what other's have said, a Marvel Knights/ Heroes for Hire/ Street level heroes movie/ film series would be excellent; but a TV series is the way to go.

The problem with a movie would be over-saturation, we already get two movies a year with Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor single character franchises and an Avengers franchise there is not much room for anyone else unless they don't franchise Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man to give other heroes a chance.

A TV series on a cable show would be ideal, unfortunately the best channel would be FX since ABC/Disney doesn't have a channel for more adult themed shows but that is not an option anymore. It would probably wind up on ABC which sucks because it would have to be more all ages instead of a more realistic or "gritty" show. (i.e. Justified or something like that)

#8 Edited by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

I am going to have to go with Star Wars since Legacy, Darth Vader and the Lost Command and Ghost Prison were all so awesome. How is Fables not on here though? Well it is Vertigo but still it isn't explicitly DC. I would have voted for Irredeemable if it wasn't over though.

#9 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks so good, the first one was excellent and totally underrated but this looks epic. I may or may not be more excited for this than Iron Man 3.

#10 Edited by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@pspin said:

Great list but how did Supergirl and Power Gril vs. Appex not even make the honorable mentions?!

Because it's a title I don't pull and no one recommended it in this thread.

Oh so that's how this works, I honestly thought you read all of them somehow. That thread makes much more sense.