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Other Comics / Re: tv spots advertising comics?
« on: August 10, 2006, 06:37:32 am »
I remember the old Superman show from the fifties use to advertise Superman's comic at the end of their shows. When JLU was on Cartoon Network, they should've plugged their books.

I think there are some laws now governing advertising products about a show during the show, but I'm not sure about that.

Other Comics / Re: tv spots advertising comics?
« on: August 10, 2006, 06:34:30 am »
In the St. Lous market, Twilight Comics (which is located in Ill.) regularly advertises on evening to late nite tv.  Usually the channels are Cartoon Network, G4, or sci-fi channel.

Where in Illinois?

If I got this right, it's
Twilight Comics
119 W Main
Collinsville, IL 62234

Since I shop at Bug's comics and Fantasy comics in St. Louis (Florissant to be precise), I don't pay much attention to the address, but I got this from the Yellow Pages.  I have been there a couple of times, though.
(618) 345-1085

Latest Flicks / Re: Ultimate Avengers 2
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:48:49 pm »
I liked it better than the first Ultimate Avengers movie, but I still think it falls short of matching the JLA first movie or the JLA Starcrossed movie.

Latest Flicks / Re: Ultimate Avengers 2
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:47:16 pm »
I just watched Ultimate Avengers 2.
It was ok. I fell asleep after about half way through.
There was only on big fight scene, which was ok.

I had a big problem with the inconsistencies regarding the Wakandan Security force.
It was rather weak for the most technologically advanced nation on Earth.

On a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 5.

The Ultimate Avengers gag reel was great though!

Just a note, I don't believe at any point did they claim that Wakanda was the most technologically advanced nation on Earth.  That's a claim of the comic book version, but this isn't the comic book version.

Other Comics / Re: tv spots advertising comics?
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:44:45 pm »
In the St. Lous market, Twilight Comics (which is located in Ill.) regularly advertises on evening to late nite tv.  Usually the channels are Cartoon Network, G4, or sci-fi channel.

Other Comics / Re: What is your oldest comic book?
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:42:19 pm »
I believe, Avengers number 8; original series.

Black Panther / Re: The Mighty Black Avengers.
« on: August 07, 2006, 03:07:55 pm »
^^^^ and thats just it. spider girl gets 100 issues despit selling low numbers because of it's "grass roots" following and the fact she is a female in a solo title. i look at it like this. reggie hudlin gives marvel the ability to say "hey not all of our readers are nerds and dont get laid." look at all of those black ass m/f over at the hudlin entertainment forum. while a lot of the fans of marvel live in their mothers basement and don't bath and have very little going on in their lives outside of continuity debates, those guys are true boss players for real. they get laid, did not get beat up in high school and are generally the sh*t" :)..............and you all do know im dead ass serious right. they know it uh hu they know it. don't hate. 8)

Just a note about Spider-girl.¬  She might sell in low numbers through Diamond, but the mass market, it sells well.¬  I think that's why it's coming back. 

Other Comics / Re: The Civil War Discussion
« on: August 06, 2006, 05:43:50 am »
It came to me: It should be Superpowered Registration Act. Not Superhero. I think Marvel intentionally or unintentionally made a mistake. As for Storm joining the FF: it's grown on me. Meh.  :-\

Storm on the FF? WHY? Yukk!

One of my friends heard that we are going to see multiple FFs of the FF coming out of Civil War.  Possibly each member creating a new FF around them plus other FFs popping up. 

I can't see this lasting forever.  The FF are too much of a classic for Marvel to leave them separate for more than a couple of years.  Comics book writers may use clone versions of the JLA (Squadron Supreme, Apollo and Midnighter's original team, etc), but movies copy the FF, (The Incredibles, Zoom.)

While I don't "hate" the Ultimate Universe - I think their Captain Marvel is the best thing I've ever seen - I have to admit, I did stop reading the Captain Marvel series when I noticed old man Tony Stark trying to put the moves on tender young teen dream, Susan Storm. That's just nasty  :)

Ultimate Storm is a mess. She was involved in a relationship with Yukio. When she joined the Ultimate X-Men, she had an attraction to the Beast of all people. Now, I know that even in the "normal Marvel Universe", average females are supposedly attracted to him - taking extreme liberties with the "animal magnetism" thing. I have sympathy for with Hank. I do. He's a human being. Every human being needs love. But come on! Engaging in amorous passion with the Beast would be akin to having sexual relations with an animal. After Beast left the team, It seems that Storm bonded with and shared a kiss with the unwashed human hairball with claws whose lust for Jean Grey remained strong even in the Ultimate Universe. I've no idea just how old Storm is supposed to be in this "reality", but I'm certain there has to exist with respect to herself and Ultimate Wolverine a vast chasm of years between their ages. Ultimate Wolverine participated in air drops with Ultimate Captain America during WWII. The average age of the WWII soldier was 22 - 26 years of age. The WWII years were 1939 - 1945. If James Howlett (U.Wolverine), was 22 in '39, he would have been 82 years old in '99. Ultimate Wolverine would therefore have to be in the neighborhood of 90 years old. What?!¬† :o¬† How old is U. Storm....24 at least? I've heard of the "May-December" love relationship, but an U.Wolverine/U. Storm love relationship would have to qualify as a "Fossil-Infant" relationship. That's just nasty!!!¬  :D :D :D :D

The Ultimate Black Panther could not have picked a better time to make his debut. It's time for Ultimate T'Challa to bust up that abomination threatening to take place in the Ultimate X-Men.

Well, as far as Tony hitting on Sue; Sue isn't a minor--she's over 18; it's legal.

As far as the age difference between Storm and Wolverine.  It isn't really any different than the age between Wolvie and mainstream Storm or Jean or Yukio or any of the women he dates.  Truth is, Wolvie is practically immortal, so he was always have this age difference between him and love interests and it will only get worse as time progresses.  (It's the same thinking as the Highlander TV series.  He's 400, and his love interest in the first couple of years was"25" when they first met.)

Black Panther / Re: The Mighty Black Avengers.
« on: August 03, 2006, 07:51:25 pm »
To believe that John Stewart had become the most popular character on Justice League by the time the series ended would be a stretch anyway you look at it. If a popularity poll was taken, I believe that Batman would emerge as the most popular character on the series, followed by Superman, followed by the Flash, J'onn J'onzz, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl and Green Lantern in that order. The only place where those poll results might show differently would be in this very forum. And given the sentiments expressed by some of our distinguished members, I wouldn't say that it would be a sure bet that Green Lantern would win "most popular JL member" here either  :D

You say that John Stewart was featured in most of the episodes and suggest that it was somehow connected to the character's growing popularity. I disagree. From some of the posts I've read on other boards, many fans wanted to see more Batman and less of everyone else, John Stewart in particular.

The reason for John Stewart's "frequent" appearances on the show - if such was the case - would be largely attributed to creator's preference. Bruce Timm has stated many times that of all the Green Lanterns, John Stewart is his favorite. James Tucker and Dwayne McDuffie like him too. So, there you go.

Let's see J'onn was so popular they removed him from the series for a year and did anyone notice?  Hawkgirl was removed and again, did anyone really notice.  Superman and Batman's popularity (and to a lesser degree Wonder Woman's) can't be compared to John Stewart's because they're popularity originates outside of the series.  John, Hawkgirl, J'onn and Flash's TV popularity are solely the products of the series.  (And Flash was probably the least popular of all--he was the humor for the most part.)

Panther Politics / Re: "forced" or race in comics.
« on: August 03, 2006, 07:45:38 pm »
Every time I read this thread's title, I can't help but think, "Of course, it's forced.  It's fiction.  Nothing in fiction happens unless a writer MAKES or forces it to happen.  It's all fake!"   ;D   I know, I know, that's not what they mean, but it's still, characters and stories don't actually write themselves.  (OK, stupid rant over.)

Black Panther / Re: War comes to Wakanda
« on: August 02, 2006, 05:02:55 am »
KIP LEWIS: Personally, I don't see it.  None of the invaders were taken down by the superior technology of Wakanda.  Rhino was beaten with knock-out gas.  That's hardly something complex.  Black Knight was the closest to being taken down by Wakandan technology, but a) defeating Vatican technology doesn't seem all that hard and b) he was actually beaten when BP threaten to kill his horse if he didn't surrender.  And Radioactive Man was defeated by Black Knight's sword.  Batroc and Klaw's defeats were not at the hands of superior Wakandan technological forces, but the acts of individuals.

Nothing really indicates that no other country could have duplicated or matched their efforts.

My point exactly. If this was supposed to be a grand sweeping initial arc that showed how Wakanda was a nation of badasses, not only were the villians pretty lame but they were defeated with ease. ...

I disagree. Those invaders didn't require overly sophisticated weapons to be defeated....

That's our point.  We're not saying that Wakanda doesn't have the stuff, but that the villains weren't beyond the means of other nations, so we didn't get a chance to see unique defensive technology or means.

...Why bring a Gundam when you only need a gun? I've never heard of fighter jets armed with knock-out gas. If it works then it works. ....

After years of fighting the Hulk, knockout gas weapons from flying vechiles has become common place.  (Again, our point is not about Wakanda, but that these villains really didn't give us a good show of Wakanda's power.)


Black Panther used a sky-bike to match the maneuvering ability of the Knight's flying horse. He then used psychology against the knight's sense of chivalry. Clever and just as effective. The fact that the Dora Milaje and Shuri could defeat their opponents is praiseworthy because they are women. Normal women wouldn't have done so well. I doubt a G.I. Jane could survive against them. ....

Normal Wakandan women (or soldiers) wouldn't have faired as well as Dora Milaje.  So comparing them to G.I. Jane, isn't balanced.  I bet that shield has several women who would have done just as well. 


Shuri's victory was partly due to chance, but her training helped her to survive and wield the Ebony Blade. We should also be impressed by how that pilot shot the Black Knight while descending with a parachute. That deserves some kudos.


But still, keep in mind, Shuri falls into the same catagory as the previous one and still didn't beat Radioactive Man with their technology; they used the invaders weapon to win the day.  Not a bad move.  And it's not to diminish her skill or Wakanda's rescources; it is just that these invasion party probably wasn't as bad as when Namor invaded NYC with that giant walking whale that took a nuke to knock it out.

Other Comics / Re: Mr. and Mrs. Smith versus Mr. and Mrs. Doe
« on: August 01, 2006, 04:44:59 pm »
I would be a hard fight. I think Black Panther probably has tech that can negate Sue's invisibility, but her force fields are a hard nut to crack. Outside of cosmics, Sue is one of the more powerful women in the Marvel Universe. I gotta say I agree with how you broke it down though. I think T'Challa could take Reed, but Sue is the real problem here.
Panther doesn't need tech to negate Sue's invisibility, he can smell her. Bear in mind, T'Challa owned the F4 on his own in his debut. Now, Sue may have gotten more powerful, but that has to count for something, especially as he now has an immensly powerful wife by his side, who's a skilled fighter in her own right.

Right now, that very powerful wife could be a negative.  They don't really have a lot of time fighting as a unit.  Storm could destroy Panther while trying to Sue.  Reed and Sue on the other hand, fight together like a well-oiled machine.  Now give Storm and BP a few years of fighting together and they'll have the rythm down, but right now, they shouldn't be a smooth team.

(Also, Sue's not the only one more powerful than BP's first encounter with the FF; Reed is too.  He had a boost in power in the early 200's when he was de-aged.) 

Black Panther / Re: DOOM IS COMING!!!!!
« on: August 01, 2006, 10:27:54 am »
In all seriousness, it would have to be someone in the Wakandan court, otherwise Cannibal is just scuppering it's own plans (we never established whether itis male, female, or if it even applies). Now, Shuri was seen immediately before, so maybe she's safe, so wasn't visible:
T'Challa's mum
T'Challa's uncle (the ex-panther)
Whoever that guy is with the Kirby-headpiece who works wit the uncle (Wabaki?)
The Dora Milajae

Of course, it could be none of those, but each one would be interesting, especially if people always die when the Cannibal leaves them (is T'Shan actually dead or comatose? All I saw is that he 'collapsed').

Well, he could bounce from person to person, so who he jumped into at the wedding doesn't mean he's still in that person tmr.

Black Panther / Re: DOOM IS COMING!!!!!
« on: August 01, 2006, 10:26:19 am »
A Dr. Doom/Panther fight would awesome. ;D ;D ;D

I'll take BP in a prep, Doom in a no prep.

No way it should happen within a single issue! 

Technically I would also argue that it's more like half-prep, half-no prep.  BP doesn't know what Doom is going to try.  Shoot, he won't even know if he's fighting the real doom or a Doomsbot.  Will Doom go the science route, the magic route, or both? Will he use pawns or not.  There are a billion ramifications that BP could never fully prep for Doom; and vis versa.

So, where does it land when it is half-prep, half- no prep. 

And it still should take several issues.

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