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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 21 Nov 2017, 1:46pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 10:54am
People working in a medium seemingly hate that medium so they use the language of a more popular medium, even if it makes no sense.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-adding- ... 1820638852
I kind of want to stop reading Marvel comics but I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN X-MEN
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Nov 2017, 1:48pm

Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 10:54am
People working in a medium seemingly hate that medium so they use the language of a more popular medium, even if it makes no sense.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-adding- ... 1820638852
I kind of want to stop reading Marvel comics but I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN X-MEN
People die, they come back to life, except much more convoluted.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Flex » 21 Nov 2017, 1:50pm

i canceled all my digital comic book subscriptions earlier this year and haven't looked back. I might catch up on some of the Archie titles at some point, but I could not give less of a fuck about anything happening in superhero world these days.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 21 Nov 2017, 1:51pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:48pm
Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 10:54am
People working in a medium seemingly hate that medium so they use the language of a more popular medium, even if it makes no sense.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-adding- ... 1820638852
I kind of want to stop reading Marvel comics but I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN X-MEN
People die, they come back to life, except much more convoluted.
I don't want to pick it up in 5 years and have to figure out whatever the new status quo is.
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 » 21 Nov 2017, 1:51pm

Flex wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:50pm
i canceled all my digital comic book subscriptions earlier this year and haven't looked back. I might catch up on some of the Archie titles at some point, but I could not give less of a fuck about anything happening in superhero world these days.
That's why you should be subscribing to Image titles.
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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 Dr. Medulla » 21 Nov 2017, 1:59pm

Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:48pm
Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 10:54am
People working in a medium seemingly hate that medium so they use the language of a more popular medium, even if it makes no sense.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-adding- ... 1820638852
I kind of want to stop reading Marvel comics but I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN X-MEN
People die, they come back to life, except much more convoluted.
I don't want to pick it up in 5 years and have to figure out whatever the new status quo is.
In hindsight, X-Men started going to fuck with the Dark Phoenix story. Sure, some good stories here and there, but as a trajectory it piled on the ridiculous to the point of total bafflement.
Blossom and Six want fake ID's

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Flex » 21 Nov 2017, 2:00pm

Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:51pm
That's why you should be subscribing to Image titles.
Shittiness of superhero comics aside, I just don't have the time or mental bandwidth to keep up. For example, I enjoyed SexCrims, Saga and WicDiv but I don't have the time or energy to follow it month after month. When I have free time to read, I'd rather just read a goddamned book.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Flex » 21 Nov 2017, 2:04pm

I've found that what I used to consider a strength of comics (and other Nerd Shit) - labyrinthine and layered continuity and history - has become a total turn-off now. I just don't have time to care. That doesn't mean I'm reading, uh, Tom Clancy novels and watching Big Bang Theory or whatever, but I find it's easier for my brain to latch onto, say, The Americans than The Punisher. Same with why I still find Archie comics kinda appealing but have jettisoned almost everything else.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Nov 2017, 2:36pm

Flex wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 2:04pm
I've found that what I used to consider a strength of comics (and other Nerd Shit) - labyrinthine and layered continuity and history - has become a total turn-off now. I just don't have time to care. That doesn't mean I'm reading, uh, Tom Clancy novels and watching Big Bang Theory or whatever, but I find it's easier for my brain to latch onto, say, The Americans than The Punisher. Same with why I still find Archie comics kinda appealing but have jettisoned almost everything else.
In it's own way, it's like the scholar's burden—there's just so much history loaded onto comic book characters that it's a chore to feel competent to read (and write) stories about them. it was easier in the past to read Spider-man or study American slavery because there wasn't as much stuff to read to feel like you had a handle on things.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Silent Majority » 21 Nov 2017, 2:54pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 2:36pm
Flex wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 2:04pm
I've found that what I used to consider a strength of comics (and other Nerd Shit) - labyrinthine and layered continuity and history - has become a total turn-off now. I just don't have time to care. That doesn't mean I'm reading, uh, Tom Clancy novels and watching Big Bang Theory or whatever, but I find it's easier for my brain to latch onto, say, The Americans than The Punisher. Same with why I still find Archie comics kinda appealing but have jettisoned almost everything else.
In it's own way, it's like the scholar's burden—there's just so much history loaded onto comic book characters that it's a chore to feel competent to read (and write) stories about them. it was easier in the past to read Spider-man or study American slavery because there wasn't as much stuff to read to feel like you had a handle on things.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Nov 2017, 2:57pm

Silent Majority wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 2:54pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 2:36pm
Flex wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 2:04pm
I've found that what I used to consider a strength of comics (and other Nerd Shit) - labyrinthine and layered continuity and history - has become a total turn-off now. I just don't have time to care. That doesn't mean I'm reading, uh, Tom Clancy novels and watching Big Bang Theory or whatever, but I find it's easier for my brain to latch onto, say, The Americans than The Punisher. Same with why I still find Archie comics kinda appealing but have jettisoned almost everything else.
In it's own way, it's like the scholar's burden—there's just so much history loaded onto comic book characters that it's a chore to feel competent to read (and write) stories about them. it was easier in the past to read Spider-man or study American slavery because there wasn't as much stuff to read to feel like you had a handle on things.
Spider-Man did a great job trapping Jefferson Davis in his web.
Yeah, but he failed to stop the Green Goblin from knocking Abe Lincoln off the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 21 Nov 2017, 3:04pm

I mainly go back and read Bronze Age stuff.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Nov 2017, 3:10pm

Wolter wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 3:04pm
I mainly go back and read Bronze Age stuff.
In a way, that's me, too. The comics I love the most were the ones I read or discovered before I was around 14. They worked the continuity game but things weren't as complex then. Even more, tho, they activate in me the thrill I had when I was kid and read them for the first time. Plenty of new comics that I dig, but I can never approach them the way I did when I was 10. Gerry Conway's and Len Wein's Spider-man comics in the mid-70s are perfect to me now because they were perfect when I was a kid.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 21 Nov 2017, 6:40pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:59pm
Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:48pm
Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 10:54am
People working in a medium seemingly hate that medium so they use the language of a more popular medium, even if it makes no sense.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-adding- ... 1820638852
I kind of want to stop reading Marvel comics but I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN X-MEN
People die, they come back to life, except much more convoluted.
I don't want to pick it up in 5 years and have to figure out whatever the new status quo is.
In hindsight, X-Men started going to fuck with the Dark Phoenix story. Sure, some good stories here and there, but as a trajectory it piled on the ridiculous to the point of total bafflement.
I don't think I can agree with that. That's way too early on.
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 » 21 Nov 2017, 6:41pm

Flex wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 2:00pm
Kory wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 1:51pm
That's why you should be subscribing to Image titles.
Shittiness of superhero comics aside, I just don't have the time or mental bandwidth to keep up. For example, I enjoyed SexCrims, Saga and WicDiv but I don't have the time or energy to follow it month after month. When I have free time to read, I'd rather just read a goddamned book.
Trades are good for that, you can read 5 (or more if you wait for a couple volumes) issues at once and get a sense of the larger story.
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)
Boogie With Your Children

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