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Is Xavier the Maker?

  • Yes

    Votes: 29 29.6%
  • No

    Votes: 69 70.4%

  • Total voters
    98
  • Poll closed .

TaleSpun

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Oct 25, 2017
4,687
Imagine being the guy who says a Jessica Jones book sucks.
I think I can live with myself.

Some people take the Bendis rhetoric too far and forget he was really good when he wanted to be.
I adore his Daredevil. I enjoyed his X-Men. I’m one of the only people you know that likes his Avengers run. Tell me I’m wrong!

I don't think Alias is very good either tbh
And that’s Facts Kellerman.
 

SageShinigami

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Oct 27, 2017
14,845
Congratulations on the affiliate status. I've heard from others who stream full time that it's a slog. I'll stick to writing.
Do you never occasionally find writing a slog?

Bendis probably isn't a huge money maker over any other writer DC already had, but they most likely picked him up for character creation and brand rehab.

It's worth noting that:
Naomi #6: 35,307 <---New Bendis character
Superman #13: 34,204
Action Comics #1013: 31,469
Batman Universe #1: 35,826

But yes, King (Batman), Tomasi (Detective), and Snyder (Justice League) are definitely continuing to pull their weight above Bendis at this moment. But hey, Young Justice and Legion, so I can't complain.
I'm reserving my right to complain until Legion drops, but YJ hasn't been bad.
 

DapperGoop

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Jan 14, 2018
91
I never expected the climax of Daredevil to involve Catholic knights fighting demon ninjas in a cloud of evil consuming New York. This is some sick shit

 

Tyrant Rave

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Oct 25, 2017
3,025
Anime is corrupting people, guys. Time to ban that shit.
I've been very consistent with my opinion on Alias over the years. When I first read it I was very underwhelmed after hearing about all the praise online. I like Daredevil by Bendis and I enjoyed what I read of Ultimate Spider-Man too. I just think the concept for Alias was far stronger than the writing ever was and it ultimately felt rather flat for me.
 

SageShinigami

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Oct 27, 2017
14,845
Of course. there's nothing one can do every day and not find it tiring. I just would find streaming even worse. At least when I'm writing, I'm by myself and comfortable.
They do say if you find something you love you never work a day in your life. Writing every day makes me feel like that's a bit of a crock. Work is still work.
 

SpaceSong

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Oct 25, 2017
4,074
I adore his Daredevil. I enjoyed his X-Men. I’m one of the only people you know that likes his Avengers run. Tell me I’m wrong!
I'll let the mercury poisoning from so the light tubes do the talking, tyvm!

I've been very consistent with my opinion on Alias over the years. When I first read it I was very underwhelmed after hearing about all the praise online. I like Daredevil by Bendis and I enjoyed what I read of Ultimate Spider-Man too. I just think the concept for Alias was far stronger than the writing ever was and it ultimately felt rather flat for me.
It's the long term character writing and growth that stuck with me. Bendis' voice hadn't been worn out yet so it didn't feel like a thing I had read a million times up too that point. It felt human and weirdly familiar and welcoming. And, for me anyway, there was novelty in it being a Marvel Max title that had more going on than just blood, gore, tits and swear words. There were thematic things happening that warranted that.

But you can also 1v1 me in a cage of death with Freezasaurus as a guest referee. So suit up, brother. It's time to hit the press to promote this!
 
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SeanShards

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Oct 25, 2017
863
Of course. there's nothing one can do every day and not find it tiring. I just would find streaming even worse. At least when I'm writing, I'm by myself and comfortable.
It's just a hobby for me right now. Affiliate status was cool because it was like "Hey, you put a bit of time into this and you're starting to see a reward" which is not something I'm used to, lol.

I'm trying to pace myself, so I only do 4-5 days a week and I do maybe 4 hours on a really good day. 3 hours is closer to the usual. I take a break as well, because I'm in my 30s and leg cramps are a thing after sitting down too long. To be fair, on my days off I am usually doing graphics/tweaking settings, edited content or networking (which you can read as "chatting to mutuals").

I just tend to take my hobbies seriously, and like my Dad, I'm a tinkerer (not Phineas Mason) so I like to mess about with tech stuff.
 

WeaselKing

Member
Oct 27, 2017
32
So, comic-era dwellers, I need your help.

Comixology is currently having a DC Rebirth sale. What are your top picks and must haves from Rebirth?
 

Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
17,225
So, comic-era dwellers, I need your help.

Comixology is currently having a DC Rebirth sale. What are your top picks and must haves from Rebirth?
Tomasi and Gleason's Superman Rebirth (literally the best thing to happen to Superman in the past 30 years)

James Tynion's Detective Comics Rebirth

Super Sons
 

SeanShards

Member
Oct 25, 2017
863
Tomasi and Gleason's Superman Rebirth (literally the best thing to happen to Superman in the past 30 years)

James Tynion's Detective Comics Rebirth

Super Sons
Seconding all of these. I'll throw in a rec for New Super-Man as well. I can't remember who recommended that to me here, but I read it during a sale awhile back and it's real good.
 

ArcGospell

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Dec 3, 2018
138
I second James Tynion's Detective Comics, I really want another Batfamily team book and i was devastated when it ended.
I need more of my boi Tim.
 

ArcGospell

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Dec 3, 2018
138
I think i'm one of the few crazy people that didn't really care much for Metal. It's not bad at all but I didn't love it.
 

SeanShards

Member
Oct 25, 2017
863
So not worth reading Batman / any of the stuff that might tie in with Metal / Doomsday Clock? I was quite curious about those two events.
If you want Doomsday Clock stuff, I'd recommend getting the DC Universe Rebirth Special which I think is a buck in this sale, and see if you want to go on from there.

I don't think Batman/Flash: The Button is on sale, which is the next part. That's a shame imo.
 

WeaselKing

Member
Oct 27, 2017
32
Thanks for all the feedback folks :)
Buying an iPad and finding out about Comixology really increased the amount of comics I've been digesting. These prices are incredible.
 

ArcGospell

Member
Dec 3, 2018
138
Thanks for all the feedback folks :)
Buying an iPad and finding out about Comixology really increased the amount of comics I've been digesting. These prices are incredible.
You could also sign up for a free trial in the DC Universe app and read the first few issues of the Rebirth titles to see what you would like to buy later on.
 
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Messi

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Oct 25, 2017
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I read 6 volumes of Demon Slayer last night.




I love it so much and I'd die for Tanjiro and Nezuko
 

Porl

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Nov 6, 2017
4,638
Spain
So, comic-era dwellers, I need your help.

Comixology is currently having a DC Rebirth sale. What are your top picks and must haves from Rebirth?
Aquaman starts out good and just keeps getting better. Underworld especially is great.

Green Lanterns is really good after a boring first volume.

Green Arrow was super fun and gorgeous.

Flash is fun

Nightwing was good too

Rucka's Wonder woman was also solid


Superman, New Superman, Detective Comics and Super sons are great as others have said.
 

jph139

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Oct 25, 2017
4,038
Massachusetts
New Super-Man
Green Arrow

Apart from these two, the rest are just passable middling stuff honestly.
I've read a majority of Rebirth and this is the right answer. I bought both of those series weekly and they're the only ones I'd ever consider buying/re-reading.

Possibly King's Batman as well. High highs, low lows. And maybe Suicide Squad, which went some interesting places...

Other books I enjoyed though - Action Comics, Rucka's Wonder Woman, Green Lanterns, Aquaman, Deathstroke... oh, and Priest's brief Justice League stint.
 
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Quitely to life

People are liking The Boys, but I bet after Watchmen TV, everyone will be over post-modern superhero shows again.
 

Einchy

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Oct 25, 2017
25,217
Anytime I ever saw someone bring up Jupiter's Legacy, it was along with this one cover:



I had no idea it was a superhero comic until, like, 2 years ago.
 

mreddie

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Oct 26, 2017
11,819
He got something with Cho and Laura Kinney but I can't remember the name of it and they basically stole all the screentime in his own book.
The NOW 2.0 relaunch that was basically a stealth F4 run and yes, it bombed and sucked because Smith was likely ordered to make the not F4 look good and it overshadowed Robbie.

It got so bad, they just canned it even though a 6th issue was solicit.
 

Sandfox

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Oct 25, 2017
12,428
The NOW 2.0 relaunch that was basically a stealth F4 run and yes, it bombed and sucked because Smith was likely ordered to make the not F4 look good and it overshadowed Robbie.

It got so bad, they just canned it even though a 6th issue was solicit.
With the original book fans complained about the book having no team ups and the second book was Smith trying to address that.