• roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Saruman of many colors represents gays? on the Gen. Discussion board

    I don't know Tolkien's opinions on homosexuality but that's not what Saruman of Many Colours is about. There's an anti-industrial--particularly militarized industry--undercurrent to Lord of the Rings...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Your Top 5 Favorite Anime on the Gen. Discussion board

    1. Cowboy Bebop2. Black Lagoon3. Steins;Gate4. Jormungand (Except the ending. I pretend that didn't happen)5.Attack on TitanAvatar: The Last Airbender gets special mention. There's a significant camp ...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic DC Announces ROBIN RISES: OMEGA One-Shot on the Batman board

    @jaken7: All credibility out the window you say? Most of the seminal Batman works that shape how Batman is thought about contain little-to-no Robin.

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic DC Announces ROBIN RISES: OMEGA One-Shot on the Batman board

    Batman certainly does not need a Robin, Pete Tomasi. At this stage, Batman obtaining yet another child to be a meat-shield is bordering on the absurd.

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Comic Book Question of the Week VOTING: Will You Miss Superior Spider-Man? on the Gen. Discussion board

    It's weird for me to answer because I haven't read Superior or regular Spider-Man. My list of things to read eventually is very long. Spider-Man is not on it. I don't find him terribly interesting. Su...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Dick Grayson's Post-FOREVER EVIL Fate Has Been Revealed on the Dick Grayson board

    I'm not happy that Nightwing is going but this at minimum novel enough that I'm willing to give it a chance at bat. Maybe it'll be really cool. Hopefully.

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Watch Bruce Timm's Batman 75th Anniversary Short--"Strange Days" Now! on the Batman board

    @master_thief said:HE KILLED STRANGE!!!!! YOU ALLL SAW!!!! HE KILLED!!!!And...? He was trying exsanguinate some poor woman and frankensteined some poor dude into a giant horrible monster.

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Have you bought multiple copies of a trade or story arc? on the Gen. Discussion board

    While I haven't done it yet, there are a few TPBs that I have that I love (namely The Dark Knight Returns, Kingdom Come, Batman: The Long Halloween, and Batman: Hush) that I intend to buy the Absolut...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Most disappointing ending for you in a movie, game, or book? on the Off-Topic board

    I still get mad when I think about Mass Effect 3's ending.

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Watch Bruce Timm's Batman 75th Anniversary Short--"Strange Days" Now! on the Batman board

    The quality of this video mostly just reminds me of the woeful state of western animation. Even the really good stuff (Young Justice, The Legend of Korra) looks like anime. The animation in this was ...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Your Interpretation of the Joker on the Batman board

    The Joker is not random. He is erratic and unpredictable but he is not random. Everything he does is done with precision. His goal for his victim is to pick some aspect of their worldview or self-ima...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic DC Announces the Return of TEEN TITANS on the Teen Titans board

    They're really sticking to their guns on that Raven costume, huh? Has anyone anywhere ever said they like it? You can admit you were wrong on this one thing, DC. It's okay.

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Favorite Comic Runs VOTING: Frank Miller's Batman: Year One vs. The Dark Knight Returns on the Gen. Discussion board

    @jphu8414 said: @indiecomicsftw said: I actually did not enjoy Year One that much. I like Dark Knight Strikes Again more than Year One. Crucify me now.I love Dark Knight Returns best out of them all....

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Favorite Comic Runs VOTING: Frank Miller's Batman: Year One vs. The Dark Knight Returns on the Gen. Discussion board

    With a heavy and conflicted heart I must say the Dark Knight Returns. Year One is truly a masterpiece story, but it is a story. The Dark Knight Returns is something more. It's mythic and primordial. ...

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  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Batman vs Punisher.Who is the most insane? on the Batman board

    I don't think either of them are insane, at least not in an in-universe sense. They are both very extreme individuals but that's not the same thing as insanity. Their behavior is not irrational, it's...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Comic Books Starring Funny Superheroes on the Gen. Discussion board

    Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Political views of Comic characters on the Gen. Discussion board

    I would argue that most comic characters (or at minimum the superheroes populating Marvel and DC since that seems to be the main focus) occupy a fairly neutral political space. Superheroes act outsid...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Does prophecy make the hero less heroic? on the Gen. Discussion board

    I was never a fan of hero-via-prophecy. Not that I haven't read, watched, etc stories where that happens and enjoyed them. I do agree that something is lost. Without the element of the hero's free w...

  • roboadmiral posted a message in the forum topic Punisher Respect thread? on the Gen. Discussion board

    @jaken7: Once again "it just does" is not a reason. While those people are not superheroes, I see no reason why the same rules of lethality should not apply to superheroes. A blanket statement regard...