22 February 2017 @ 12:22 am
DAREDEVIL #260: A brawl at a peace march!  
Ann Nocenti's DAREDEVIL run. It's pretty out there, since that's Nocenti's "thing." But this issue involves a brawl at a peach march and Daredevil doing the whole "Am I doing good as a vigilante" every superhero goes through now and again.

Johnny Storm also shows up for one page.

Vital Signs. )
21 February 2017 @ 09:50 pm
Marvel May 2017 Solicitations  
See the covers and other solicits here.

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21 February 2017 @ 08:56 pm
What If #32: the Avengers became pawns of Korvac  

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21 February 2017 @ 07:33 pm
What If #27: Phoenix didn't die  

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22 February 2017 @ 09:04 am
Suicide Squad #10: "Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad Epilogue: The Cost"  

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21 February 2017 @ 12:42 pm
Hulk #2  

Entertainment Weekly: What made you decide to take her out of her Hulk form and show her human side?

Mariko Tamaki: When I was originally contacted by Marvel with this project, that was the way that they saw this starting. I really liked the idea of having somebody who has been comfortable in their skin, suddenly not [be]. Especially someone who’s been through a traumatic thing. All these things you take for granted about yourself mentally and physically that are no longer true. So I thought it was a really great starting point for a story about trauma, to put her in this position of literally holding this really big thing which is this thing that she is.

Editor Mark Paniccia: The other thing, too, is this is one of the results of Civil War II. These are all really heavy things that we wanted to explore in this character who’s been this fan-favorite superhero who’s going through this terrible trauma and tragedy. Part of Marvel’s stories are that world outside your window. There’s a lot of people that deal with this on a daily basis, and that’s all part of the human condition and in Marvel, the human condition is part of the superhuman condition.

- From an interview at Entertainment Weekly

Story By: Mariko Tamaki
Art By: Nico Lean

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21 February 2017 @ 09:18 am
FF #13  

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21 February 2017 @ 11:45 am
Off-Topic Tuesday!  
In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

A heterosexual couple has lot their latest appeal to be allowed to obtain a civil partnership in the UK. (Civil partnerships being a precursor to gay marriage, a secular, legal recognition of same sex couples commitment to each other and granting certain rights more associated with marriage). The judges agreed there might be a breach of human rights in not permitting it to those straight couples who don't want to be married but want a legal relationship, but that will require more legal work.

The is House of Lords debating the Brexit situation, with PM Theresa May doing a very good impersonation of a vulture, sitting in and trying to intimidate them like a stern headmistress.

Former 70's hearthrob David Cassidy has announced that he is suffering from dementia

The FBI are investigating a have of threats against Jewish sites in the US. Though in the sort of reminder that decent human beings exist (Which we all need right now), commuters got together on a subway to remove anti-Semitic Nazi graffitti

And UK MP's have been debating Trump's planned State Visit to the UK following a petition signed by 1.8 million Brits who objected (and another petition in favour of him coming, which managed 311,000 signatures) , and it's amazing how insulting you can get whilst being terribly polite.


As for Trump, well, where does one begin on that one.... though his bumwaffling about a terrorist attack in Sweden, carried out by the perpetrators of the Bowling Green Massacre one assumes, is a classic.

The LEGO Dimensions Batman Movie level is fun. It keeps freezing on me whenever I try to build the bloody batcomputer, but the animations are great (and Robin making his way through ductwork is hilarious)

NASA have a major announcement tomorrow about a "Discovery beyond our Solar System". Personally at the moment, I think I'd settle for Galactus or Brainiac.

The New York Toy Fair has been and gone, and Funko are releasing a Batman 66 3.75" action figure line (Here's hoping it does better than the gorgeous Mattel one from a couple of years ago)
21 February 2017 @ 10:27 am
it took me two months but i think i finally granted access to everyone who commented on my friends only entry here on dw? let me know if i missed you

subs: i have the tonisen tokikake episode 83% translated and have to get off my ass to finish it, i know. also listed some projects for this year's tomo week so hopefully i won't be too behind on that. for dramas, kanojo ga shinjatta is in the works, but i have to get my work/school shit together before i do anything. might also be taking handoku!!!, since i recently got a copy of the dvd, but since my life's busy who knows when i can do squat

i'm probably going to be backing up tokioteatime here on dw so that'll be fun

anyway thanks for your support guys. #zuttotokio

and if we've never spoken before HI ITS NICE TO MEET YOU IM LANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets be friends
21 February 2017 @ 09:49 am
Super Powers, Chapter 5  
"'Plot' is overrated and generally accepted theories of story are outdated, having been made in a time of monarchy and aristocracy. There’s no place for it in our egalitarian global community." -- Tom Scioli

Last time, in SUPER POWERS...

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20 February 2017 @ 06:32 pm
The Spectacular Spider-Man #72  

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20 February 2017 @ 05:38 pm
What If #21: Sue Storm married Namor  

A sequel to What If #1 )
20 February 2017 @ 05:03 pm
Tales from the Darkside #4  

As stated in an earlier post, Joe Hill had written some scripts for a reboot of 'Tales from the Darkside'. The show never came to be but the planned episodes were later reworked into comic format for IDW. This was the last issue but functions as a stand-alone story.

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20 February 2017 @ 10:19 am
Fantastic Four #601  

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20 February 2017 @ 01:57 am
The Dark Knight Returns #1  

A.V. CLUB: So you actually consciously set out to change things in the comics industry?

FRANK MILLER: Well, I set out to remark upon them. And seeing how all these heroes had been castrated since the 1950s, and just how pointless they seemed to be... In this perfect world of comic books, which was what it was back then, why would people dress up in tights to fight crime?

A.V. CLUB: Because there wasn't anything bad enough going on back then to justify that extremism?

FRANK MILLER: It was just a bunch of goofy villains. It was 1985 when I started working on this, and I thought, "What kind of world would be scary enough for Batman?" And I looked out my window.

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20 February 2017 @ 07:31 am
Civil War II: The Oath  

'When “Civil War II” was on the table, and we started discussing it at the retreats, I had a very early talk with Tom Brevoort about how I was desperate to write the epilogue. I was a huge fan of what Brian Bendis had done with “The Confession.” [The epilogue one-shot to the first “Civil War.”] It was one of my favorite event comics ever. I really wanted to have my name on something that at least aspired to do the same type of thing.' -- Nick Spencer

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