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#2 Posted by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

I can barely breathe, I'm so excited for these new titles. This is probably the most excited I've been since I got back into comics a year-and-some-change ago. Silver Surfer is gonna be *awesome* and will hopefully slot nicely into the hole in my heart left behind by FF, and the pure class coming off of Noto's Black Widow has me trembling. Super excited for the new Punisher book, which I hope can grab some pages from Rucka's rendition of the character and then evolve that - and I'll follow Fraction to the ends of the earth, so when it involves Inhumans and Madureira I'm so on-board I'm basically part of the ship decor.

#3 Edited by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm physically hopping around with happiness that this book "survives" the departure of Matt Fraction. I basically held my breath between the last issue and this one, prepared to scrutinise it for any drop in whimsy and/or delightful dialogue. I haven't read it yet, but this glowing review has me breathing again. :D

#4 Posted by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Pulido. :( :( :( :(

I had to almost physically drag myself through the Hawkeye annual.

#5 Edited by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks older "in action". He's actually one of the actors on Glee that frequently reminds you they're near-30 year olds playing 17 year olds.

#6 Edited by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Man I love that round bowl design for Mysterio. In fact, I've always sorta loved Mysterio. In a perfect world, Spidey 3 would be Venom-less and a Raimi Spidey 4 would be Mysterio. God dammit, why can't *real life* have alternate worlds you could move to just to see the movies you want. :>

#7 Edited by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

@war_killer said:

The fact that Wolverine is never able to go full on violence is something I feel harms the character in a sense. I know we can't have gore and the like in a PG-13 movie, but I still feel that it makes Wolverine appear less threatening when he stabs a person only for the to simply fall down, as if they weren't just slashed by three unbreakable claws of steel.

I'm glad to know this continues on from X-Men: The Last Stand as I feel they better explained Wolverine's past (in X2) without fully explaining it, giving you an idea of what lead to the transformation into the man he is today, but still keeping that mystery that surrounded the character for so many years.

Hopefully, this will simply be seen as a continuation of the original X-Men trilogy and not simply a Wolverine movie, giving it the idea that it's part of a bigger world and plays a role in building Fox's X-Universe they're trying to build. And despite the negative points, I still feel that if it's better than the monstrosity of X-Men Origins, I will be happy.

You'll be extra pleased to know that there's apparently gonna be an unrated version when it comes out on Blu Ray.


THE WOLVERINE Will Receive "Bloodier" Unrated Cut Says Director James Mangold

#8 Edited by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, the art is mostly really sloppy. I especially dislike the over-reliance on silhouettes, which rob key moments of real expression, and just feels like a way to cover more ground - pages wise - with less effort. Very disappointed in that aspect.

I can understand and respect missing Clint, but I didn't think it was a problem personally. I think following Kate makes perfect sense here, and as with the previous issue's perspective, it adds an extra dimension and depth to the book.

#9 Edited by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

If an X-Force movie doesn't mean an awesome movie Psylocke, they can keep it, for all I care.

Honestly, when I first saw this rumour my whole HOPE CENTRE in my brain just shut down. Lights out, everyone went home. Didn't even let myself think it was possible.

Then sites plant the idea, against my will, Inception like, in my brain that it IS possible. My sole, mantra-like thought was MOVIE PSYLOCKE, MOVIE PSYLOCKE. :O :O

I mean nobody will hold the cameo they set on fire against them if they decide to bring her in proper. Loads of characters have already been cameo-ed and then featured for realsies. Ape-bertooth was basically a supporting character whose representation was completely replaced, for the better. Liev's Sabretooth is like the single okay thing about X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

But then Liefeld takes to Twitter and reminds me that X-Force was this unironic Expendables once. Rarely have I felt that something awesome was SO CLOSE, and yet so, so, so, so, so far away.

I mean OF COURSE they're not gonna do a proper, team-leading, strong-yet-flawed-and-interesting movie Psylocke. OF COURSE THEY AREN'T. And of course it won't be this surreal, dark, fantasy/sci-fi thing that Remender's run established. It's gonna be manly, buff men going around killing stuff. Blargh.

Wake me up if I'm wrong. Wake me up if there's an awesome movie Psylocke.

#10 Posted by SimonM7 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they watched Amazing Spider-Man and how Webb and co. turned Peter Parker into a bit of an asshole that not only immediately breaks the promise to a dying man, but chuckles "they're the funnest ones to break!" - deciding that to top that you have Supes kill a dude?

Maybe super hero reboots generally wish to humanise these iconic heroes by turning them into dicks? I dunno. It's a bizarre trend of going so completely against what makes them compelling in the comics. I'm just happy people seem to react strongly to this, whereas Spidey got a total pass.