Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Inder » 13 Sep 2017, 11:46am

While Marvel was busy turning Cap into a Nazi,




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Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Sep 2017, 11:50am

Superman: Blaming the victim. :naughty:
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Sep 2017, 6:39am

Further to the Superman scene above, Fox News Fox Newsing: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tod ... mg00000009
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Post by eumaas » 24 Sep 2017, 10:19am

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Sep 2017, 10:27am

And yet, not odder than a lot of Mark Trail strips …
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Post by Kory » 27 Sep 2017, 1:32am

I'm going to have a hard time staying on with Archie once Mark Waid ends his run.
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Post by Wolter » 06 Oct 2017, 10:51pm

Inder wrote:
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Yeah, that might be a last straw for me and Marvel. I'll read the old stuff, but fuck them sideways.
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Post by Kory » 09 Oct 2017, 3:35pm

Wolter wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 10:51pm
Inder wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 5:18pm
Yeah, that might be a last straw for me and Marvel. I'll read the old stuff, but fuck them sideways.
Update: Marvel announced that it "will not be proceeding with this partnership" with Northrop Grumman. It also sent us the following statement:

"The activation with Northrop Grumman at New York Comic Con was meant to focus on aerospace technology and exploration in a positive way. However, as the spirit of that intent has not come across, we will not be proceeding with this partnership including this weekend's event programming. Marvel and Northrop Grumman continue to be committed to elevating, and introducing, STEM to a broad audience."
Still...
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Post by Wolter » 09 Oct 2017, 7:24pm

Kory wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 3:35pm
Wolter wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 10:51pm
Inder wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 5:18pm
Yeah, that might be a last straw for me and Marvel. I'll read the old stuff, but fuck them sideways.
Update: Marvel announced that it "will not be proceeding with this partnership" with Northrop Grumman. It also sent us the following statement:

"The activation with Northrop Grumman at New York Comic Con was meant to focus on aerospace technology and exploration in a positive way. However, as the spirit of that intent has not come across, we will not be proceeding with this partnership including this weekend's event programming. Marvel and Northrop Grumman continue to be committed to elevating, and introducing, STEM to a broad audience."
Still...
Yeah, they can still eat shit. Although I might give Squirrel Girl an exemption.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Oct 2017, 7:30pm

I wonder how many of these awful missteps (to put it kindly), be it Cap is a Nazi or active whoring for the military industrial complex, are the result of Disney and octopus conglomerate pressures or just more of floundering of a comics biz whose market hold is declining. The movie and tv arms are cash cows, but none of the Marvel books are capturing my imagination these days.
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Post by Flex » 09 Oct 2017, 8:26pm

I think it's because nerds are the new Hitler Youth.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Oct 2017, 8:44pm

Flex wrote:
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I think it's because nerds are the new Hitler Youth.
The last few years have especially made me think that Wertham does merit some reconsideration (not least of all because most comic fans only have a caricatured understanding of him). Skim any given comic book message board and you'll see crude, anti-social violent fantastists.
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