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Yay News!

Never knew Sara was a Pontins alumni.

Posted by Trodorne

: Captain Shazam? lol he gets to keep his title of captain when he gets his name changed to Shazam?

I liked the ending to Spider-men and it makes me wonder if they will make a tie in to that ending with issue 700 of Amazing Spider-man.

I liked the story for nightwing but its the time frame I still do not like. He was 15 when he became Robin, and say if he even spent a year with Batman he became Nightwing at 16, Did not form the Teen Titans according to DC, and was playing the part of batman at the age of 19 or 20, then back to Nightwing again at the age of 20 thus giving us the story we are at now.

Edited by SolthesunGod

I think we're really seeing evidence in Marvel Now that marvel goes were the money is. Two X-Force books and a Thunderbolts book that look like an X-Force. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing but it's a shame we're not seeing the kind of risks that DC's took in the new 52 regardless of how well those risks ultimately worked out. Marvel Now is coming across very safe.

Posted by SavageDragon

I hope ghost rider joins the Thunderbolts team. Any incarnation of the spirit of Vengeance deserves to be on this team.

Posted by Trodorne

@SolthesunGod: Lol Marvel has been going where the money is since the 80's with its X-men and Spider-man books. Like we had Peter Parker, the spectacular Spider-man, Web of Spider-man, Amazing Spider-man, Dirty Spider-man, Marvelous Spider-man and the 10 different x-men titles that we got during the 90s with the surge of popularity with the X-men cartoon.

Posted by SolthesunGod

@Trodorne: That's a very fair point.

Posted by thanosrules

Great weekly picks, nice news coverage...

AND...the best news of all - Subscriber Video on Sunday! :D

Posted by DocFatalis

The cute glasses are back so everything is forgive. Such is the generosity of Fatalis.

Edited by Raven575

I like to look of the video. Much nicer presentation. Also, I'm not sure if it was something on my end or yours, but I haven't been able to view the videos for the last couple weeks. Nice to be able to watch them again.

Edit: Was Sara hinting that G-Man maybe already downloaded and watched Dark Knight? In similar thoughts...DC should work on finding that leak. Every DC animation leaks to the internet weeks before it is publicly released.

Posted by Decept-O

George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison,William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower:, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush.

Presidents with Military service. The President is also Commander-In-Chief. ( Yes I did search the 'net for a list because I didn't know all who served .)

So having a Military background can be helpful; perhaps not always but it can be a good thing. Although with Captain America, one has to wonder how he'd handle the job of being Prez. He's just too ingrained as being a leader of super-heroes. For Cap, being involved with politics I really doubt he'd have the patience. Plus he'd be more moral than any f*ing President we've ever had. Sad isn't it, to think a fictional character would be better?

Edited by Howlverine

They're Thunderbolt's Thunderbolts, right? That's exactly what I thought! But great line-up overall. Between Ross, Castle and Flash Thompson, it's very military. Should be interesting to see how they interact. Will chain-of-command apply? Is Ross's ID still secret? For how long?

Anyway, Marvel Now's looking really good so far, looking forward to the IM and Hulk books. And the Uncanny Avengers. And the X-forces. And all the others. (I could always give up beer.)

Posted by G-Man

@Raven575 said:

Was Sara hinting that G-Man maybe already downloaded and watched Dark Knight? In similar thoughts...DC should work on finding that leak. Every DC animation leaks to the internet weeks before it is publicly released.

So you think I'd download a movie? Sorry, I think that's both funny and insulting. But here's the tweet from when I received a copy of the Blu-ray sent to me from Warner Home Video.

https://twitter.com/GManFromHeck/status/248220057115693056

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Posted by Savage_Hawkman

so Punisher is teaming with 3 characters I hate? fuq

Posted by marvelman2099

OMG must have thunderbolts #1

Posted by Cavemold

That jacket doesn't go with your outfit Sara ! Lol good coverage , give the digits to get Batman the dark knight returns early !

Edited by Raven575

@G-Man said:

So you think I'd download a movie? Sorry, I think that's both funny and insulting. But here's the tweet from when I received a copy of the Blu-ray sent to me from Warner Home Video.

I didn't mean to offend. Some people download a movie cause they can't wait to watch it and then buy the DVD. Some people prefer the encoding process that people on the 'net do. I know that I have gotten video, from online, of DVD's that I have purchased (LEGALLY) and it was primarily because the encoding of the "Free Digital Copy" is either horrific or WAY TOO BIG. 8-10GB per movie for HD is ridiculous.

I didn't even think that what I said could be taken offensively, and hadn't even thought of your "insider connections". Sorry.

Posted by mcclellanscott

I need Dark Knight Returns here now! Even inviting my dad over on Tuesday to premiere it in my living room.

Edited by FoxxFireArt

I could tell that Greg Land drew that one cover. Someone needs to give Land a lesson on how a Gatling gun works. All the barrels don't fire at the same time.

The international releases of Marvel comics digitally is easily the biggest news of the week, as far as I see it. That's a huge step to get comics out there who want them in other languages. If you want to market to the world. You have to make it easily available. Now, if DC could only make a deal with Comixology in the US.

What Marvel needs to do as far as translation is to hire people in house that are reputable in the languages and do that on their own. If you outsource that. You can't always be sure something could be taken out of context. As a person who's studying Japanese. A lot of translating into Japanese is up to interpretation. It gets even more complicated when it comes to jokes that are puns.

@G-Man said:

So you think I'd download a movie? Sorry, I think that's both funny and insulting. But here's the tweet from when I received a copy of the Blu-ray sent to me from Warner Home Video.

https://twitter.com/GManFromHeck/status/248220057115693056

Yeah, just rub it in that you get all these cool movies before the rest of us can see them, =( I would agree that it was unfair that people assumed you illegally downloaded it.

I normally rent movies through Blockbuster, but their selection sucks now. They never even got BATMAN YEAR ONE in. I had to wait till I got that for Christmas to see it.

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Posted by RoTheKid

Oh wait--you guys saw Batman: Live?! How was it? I'm very curious to know what you guys thought of it! Will there be a review?

Posted by neiliusprime

for Spider-Men, don't know how I feel about the ending...

Posted by feargalr

Spider-Men was amazzzinnng!

Posted by Queso6p4

Definitely looking forward to watching Batman: The Dark Knight Returns on Tuesday.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Great stuff you two! :)

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I got a lot of Zero issues also this week.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Why dose deadpool I think that's him have a big red spider on his back?

Edited by cyberchop979

That's venom.

Posted by LordRequiem

Still pushing Bishop as a villain, running out of ideas then. I thought Daredevil's life fell apart with Shadowland, but apparently it happens on a regular basis. Very excited to see Shazam. I have a feeling he'll be a loose cannon and they'll want him on the team to keep an eye on him.

Posted by SolthesunGod

I think there might be a dimension or time jumping element to this. It's the only reason I can think of why Psylocke would draft in Spiral?

Posted by mjbiebs

Is Marvel Now going to end the current comics like uncanny x-men and wolverine and the x-men?

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

I'm just really looking forward to see Deadpool work alongside Castle.

Posted by Alton

@SavageDragon said:

I hope ghost rider joins the Thunderbolts team. Any incarnation of the spirit of Vengeance deserves to be on this team.

I haven't followed Ghost Rider but I'd rather see him on the team than Deadpool,but that's just me.