Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Dec 2017, 9:01am

Kory wrote:
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I've often asserted that all these titles should just end finally. I mean how many TV shows last this long? They all Simpson out, eventually. How many stories can you tell with these characters? The problem of course is that coming up with new characters that anyone is going to care about is literally impossible.
This is true. None of these things were created with the notion of lasting, and while Marvel's idea of continuity and inter-connectivity did encourage greater reader investment and made those characters successful, at a certain point it does become a burden. There are still fresh stories to be told, but continuity and history increasingly hems in those possibilities. It just turns the whole thing into a kludge. If comics were better forty years ago, maybe it's just that weren't so bound up in an amassed complexity.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 09 Dec 2017, 8:53pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:01am
Kory wrote:
08 Dec 2017, 10:47pm
I've often asserted that all these titles should just end finally. I mean how many TV shows last this long? They all Simpson out, eventually. How many stories can you tell with these characters? The problem of course is that coming up with new characters that anyone is going to care about is literally impossible.
This is true. None of these things were created with the notion of lasting, and while Marvel's idea of continuity and inter-connectivity did encourage greater reader investment and made those characters successful, at a certain point it does become a burden. There are still fresh stories to be told, but continuity and history increasingly hems in those possibilities. It just turns the whole thing into a kludge. If comics were better forty years ago, maybe it's just that weren't so bound up in an amassed complexity.
Twisted continuity aside, one thing that contemporary comics have over those of 40 years ago is the dialogue. There's a lot less corny exposition and the voices tend to be a lot more natural than they were back then.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Dec 2017, 8:59pm

Kory wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 8:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:01am
Kory wrote:
08 Dec 2017, 10:47pm
I've often asserted that all these titles should just end finally. I mean how many TV shows last this long? They all Simpson out, eventually. How many stories can you tell with these characters? The problem of course is that coming up with new characters that anyone is going to care about is literally impossible.
This is true. None of these things were created with the notion of lasting, and while Marvel's idea of continuity and inter-connectivity did encourage greater reader investment and made those characters successful, at a certain point it does become a burden. There are still fresh stories to be told, but continuity and history increasingly hems in those possibilities. It just turns the whole thing into a kludge. If comics were better forty years ago, maybe it's just that weren't so bound up in an amassed complexity.
Twisted continuity aside, one thing that contemporary comics have over those of 40 years ago is the dialogue. There's a lot less corny exposition and the voices tend to be a lot more natural than they were back then.
A notable difference is that older comics generally worked on a premise that the reader might be a newcomer, so there was less "inside baseball" dialogue. Nowadays, comics assume a more knowledgeable reader, often an adult reader. It works … but depends on a particular kind of audience.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Inder » 09 Dec 2017, 9:00pm

Please enjoy these three pages from The Batman Who Laughs:

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Dec 2017, 9:59pm

Okay, I'll bite on this. I assume, of course, that it's another out-of-continuity story?

(The White Knight series is slow moving, but I'm still interested in how it proceeds.)
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Inder » 09 Dec 2017, 10:02pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:59pm
Okay, I'll bite on this. I assume, of course, that it's another out-of-continuity story?

(The White Knight series is slow moving, but I'm still interested in how it proceeds.)
It's in-continuity (there's some multiverse stuff going on) — the entire series/event has been fab.

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Dec 2017, 10:06pm

Inder wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 10:02pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:59pm
Okay, I'll bite on this. I assume, of course, that it's another out-of-continuity story?

(The White Knight series is slow moving, but I'm still interested in how it proceeds.)
It's in-continuity (there's some multiverse stuff going on) — the entire series/event has been fab.
I see … :hmm:
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 09 Dec 2017, 11:22pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 10:06pm
Inder wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 10:02pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:59pm
Okay, I'll bite on this. I assume, of course, that it's another out-of-continuity story?

(The White Knight series is slow moving, but I'm still interested in how it proceeds.)
It's in-continuity (there's some multiverse stuff going on) — the entire series/event has been fab.
I see … :hmm:
Christ, comics are dumb.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Inder » 09 Dec 2017, 11:39pm

Wolter wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 11:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 10:06pm
Inder wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 10:02pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:59pm
Okay, I'll bite on this. I assume, of course, that it's another out-of-continuity story?

(The White Knight series is slow moving, but I'm still interested in how it proceeds.)
It's in-continuity (there's some multiverse stuff going on) — the entire series/event has been fab.
I see … :hmm:
Christ, comics are dumb.
I mean, I just posted a panel of Batman holding baby Darkseid, yelling "I'm here to use him! Now stay back!"

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 10 Dec 2017, 12:11am

Wolter wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 11:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 10:06pm
Inder wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 10:02pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:59pm
Okay, I'll bite on this. I assume, of course, that it's another out-of-continuity story?

(The White Knight series is slow moving, but I'm still interested in how it proceeds.)
It's in-continuity (there's some multiverse stuff going on) — the entire series/event has been fab.
I see … :hmm:
Christ, comics are dumb.
I've fallen head over heels for Will Eisner over the past 5 or so years. His work is a nice antidote for spandex.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 10 Dec 2017, 12:16am

Whoa, apparently Brian Michael Bendis contracted MRSA and almost died last week.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Inder » 12 Dec 2017, 11:43am


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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 12 Dec 2017, 1:26pm

Inder wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 11:43am
Waiting for New Godot.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Dec 2017, 9:07am

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by eumaas » 13 Dec 2017, 1:51pm

Inder wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 9:00pm
Please enjoy these three pages from The Batman Who Laughs:

One
Two
Three
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