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#1 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm looking to read some of Deathstroke's "classic" stories, preferably in trade form. So, what can you guys recommend? Ideally, I'd want stories that show that there's more to Slade than him being a badass mercenary. Also, I'd be particularly interested in stories that connect him to Batman, Nightwing, Gotham City, etc.

Thanks!

#2 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesposito7 said:
@deathpoolthet1000 said:

@sesposito7 said:

It'll never happen, but I'd like to see a new series not be so tech-heavy or get all futuristic in terms of costume. Basically, I want Batman to look like this:

This costume looks great for a Fan Film and for what it was, a Fan Film made too look like a comic book where Batman battles against Predator.

But it was not made to be a movie costume and work in a movie.

Batman is not from Kripton, so this dont work with him, also Adam West made this and peole make fun of him and hate him, even when he is Batman in real life.

I disagree. Admittedly, this is not a suit for a Batman film where he'd fighting some of his more fantastical enemies, but it's perfect for a film featuring a Batman who is a force in the night for regular criminals and gangsters, a detective and a sort of urban legend. That's the kind of Batman comics I love and it's the kind of Batman film I'd like to see. There's no reason this costume wouldn't work in a more street-level, down-to-earth adaptation.

And, regarding Adam West, he wasn't in good shape and made that suit look incredible stupid. Clark Bartram looked mean and intimidating. Also, the 60s show was designed to be campy. It's a totally different version of the character--there's no comparison.

Is not a Batman comic, its a movie, Spiderman use Spandex because he has teh spider sense that means is really really hard to hit him with a bullet.

Superman uses spandes because he is an alien that bullets do nothing to him.

The Captain America only uses spandex for one mission, then they change his suit, even when the guy has powers, because they knew a bullet can kill him.

Batman is a normal and regular human, he has the money to buy protection, even in the comics he was using a body armour under his spandex costume, now he is using a new costume that is not spandex, Nolan make Batman as reallistic as he could, does he made Batman a spandex user?, no, he give him an armour because in the real world bullets can kill a normal human without a problem, even with a heavy armour he get so hurt he needs help to walk, see Kick Ass, Big Daddy is Batman and he is not using spandex.

You're totally missing the point of what I'm trying to say.

There's no reason why the same degree of suspension of disbelief that we put in play when reading the comics couldn't be used while watching a movie. Yes, Batman is a human being and can be easily harmed compared to other heroes. But that doesn't matter if we get a Batman movie wherein he acts differently than he has been portrayed in the recent movies. If we got a Batman that stayed in the shadows, used stealth and fear and surprise, and was a little more brutal in his fighting style, there's no reason why a spandex-looking suit wouldn't be believable. Also, just because it looks like spandex doesn't mean that the viewer cannot be led to believe that it's some kind of thin kevlar weave.

I just don't think a Batman movie needs a high-tech, clunky suit to be successful.

#3 Edited by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesposito7 said:

It'll never happen, but I'd like to see a new series not be so tech-heavy or get all futuristic in terms of costume. Basically, I want Batman to look like this:

This costume looks great for a Fan Film and for what it was, a Fan Film made too look like a comic book where Batman battles against Predator.

But it was not made to be a movie costume and work in a movie.

Batman is not from Kripton, so this dont work with him, also Adam West made this and peole make fun of him and hate him, even when he is Batman in real life.

I disagree. Admittedly, this is not a suit for a Batman film where he'd fighting some of his more fantastical enemies, but it's perfect for a film featuring a Batman who is a force in the night for regular criminals and gangsters, a detective and a sort of urban legend. That's the kind of Batman comics I love and it's the kind of Batman film I'd like to see. There's no reason this costume wouldn't work in a more street-level, down-to-earth adaptation.

And, regarding Adam West, he wasn't in good shape and made that suit look incredible stupid. Clark Bartram looked mean and intimidating. Also, the 60s show was designed to be campy. It's a totally different version of the character--there's no comparison.

#4 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

Perseverance.

#5 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

It'll never happen, but I'd like to see a new series not be so tech-heavy or get all futuristic in terms of costume. Basically, I want Batman to look like this:

#6 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

Man.. This is an interesting turn of events. I wish James the best of luck and I'm eager to read what he puts out next, wherever it may be.

#7 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

This seems promising and I'm looking forward to it. Capullo's art just keeps getting better and better.

However, I have to bring up the fact that I recall many DC people--probably Mr. Snyder on occasion -saying that with Batman in the New 52, all of the old stories still mattered and whatnot. That is clearly untrue at this point. But, whatever. This was during their "its not a reboot!" phase, so... Let's just call DC outright liars and be done with it.

#8 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

I've done this a few times in the past couple of years and have discovered books that I've completely loved. I'll definitely pick up something new (to me) tomorrow.

#9 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

Growing up in the 90s, the X-Men cartoon meant a great deal to me. As a kid, I'd watch it religiously on Saturday mornings, but it wasn't until it was airing on rerun a few years later in the afternoons that I really got into it and, by extension, comics. I guess because I was a bit older by this time--I think it was around 2000, so I was about 13--the themes started to hit home for me. X-Men comics were the first that I bought 'seriously' and I just got sucked into the whole universe from then on out. Actually, if I really think about the timeline of events, what really kept my early comic book buying going was the fact that I used to RP in X-Men chats that were hosted on AOL. I made a whole bunch of online friends who were all X-Men fans and it was how I looked forward to spending my free time as a kid.

Over the years, my comic reading hobby has obviously expanded, and there was a period about 3 years ago where I'd almost completely pulled myself out of buying the X-books (I didn't like the creative direction things were going and got absorbed into DC for a while), but I always kept going back to the mutants. I don't know what it is, and I've given it considerable thought before, only to come up with the answer that it must not be one thing that anchors me to the X-Men, but a combination of so many things that I love about the characters and the universe they inhabit.

For sure one of the things that I always took comfort in--and still do--is the aspect of the school and the community that it fosters. I had a tough time socially in school as a kid, and for me, I always felt that reading about my favorite characters belonging to a huge family at the Xavier Mansion gave me some solace. I guess the idea of a sanctuary for literally anyone who will enter is very comforting and I admired the X-Men's amazing ability to give anyone a chance. Another thing that I think had a major effect on me was the tone. The cartoon and the late 90s - early 2000's comics carried a very specific tone and maintained a certain 'darkness' to them. But it wasn't a darkness like Gotham City, it was more of a sci-fi darkness. Everything that happened had gravitas. When the world was in peril in X-books, you really felt it. When Apocalypse and Sinister showed up, you knew things were gravely serious. When Bishop and Cable came to the mainstream universe from their respective futures, talking of dystopian destinies, you got the real sense that the actions that the X-Men made in the present would really affect how the future turned out. I loved all this stuff as a kid, and it's how I want my X-Books to be even today. In my opinion, this is what made Remender's Uncanny X-Force such a success--it played right to all of us that loved the 90s-00s story lines and tones!

Man.. I could probably keep at this all day. But you get the point.

#10 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesposito7 said:

Can someone tell me what became of AoA Cyclops during X-Termination..? Also, does anyone know if more stories set in the AoA will be told even though the book was cancelled?

Um seeing as how the AoA universe is now being used as a prison to hold these intergalactic monsters now (and also completely destroyed)... I don't think we'll be revisiting that world again.

Alright, thanks. Can you shed some light on what happened to AoA Cyclops?