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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat May 28, 2011 1:33 pm

Punchy wrote:
So? Maybe if you read this issue you'd know more.

Honestly, I have no interest in this event or any other superhero book. After taking a multi-month break from Marvel and DC titles, I tried to jump back in with this book. And I really did try. But I just couldn't read the words. I just don't care at all about super powers and glowing power beams. I can't suspend my disbelief.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sat May 28, 2011 4:33 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Honestly, I have no interest in this event or any other superhero book. After taking a multi-month break from Marvel and DC titles, I tried to jump back in with this book. And I really did try. But I just couldn't read the words. I just don't care at all about super powers and glowing power beams. I can't suspend my disbelief.


Jesus man, get a grip!

You're being stupid and denying yourself a good story.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Sat May 28, 2011 5:18 pm

Eli Katz really needs some disbelief-suspenders!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuspenderOfDisbelief

NOOOOOO! They are out of stock! I almost can't believe it myself!
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat May 28, 2011 5:23 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Eli Katz really needs some disbelief-suspenders!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuspenderOfDisbelief

NOOOOOO! They are out of stock! I almost can't believe it myself!

I'd have to wear them every time I post here.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Sat May 28, 2011 5:30 pm

Eli Katz wrote:I'd have to wear them every time I post here.


Does this mean you can't see fantasy or sci fi movies too without storming out before the credits are over? :?
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Sat May 28, 2011 5:56 pm

Punchy wrote:
Jesus man, get a grip!

You're being stupid and denying yourself a good story.


Not in either of these comics he's not.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sat May 28, 2011 6:12 pm

Zero wrote:
Not in either of these comics he's not.


He says he can't read any superhero comics anymore.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Sat May 28, 2011 6:31 pm

I liked Iron Man 2.0, haters!
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat May 28, 2011 6:36 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Does this mean you can't see fantasy or sci fi movies too without storming out before the credits are over? :?

I don't really watch either.

I really dislike fantasy. I couldn't sit through more than 20 minutes of Lord of the Rings.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Sat May 28, 2011 9:05 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
2 things are obvious from Fear itself, it's why Brubaker left secret avengers and Spencer is snorting the company line.


Fixed.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat May 28, 2011 9:36 pm

Secret Avengers #13

This wasn't what I expected, but overall it wasn't a bad read actually. It was more of a personal story about Beast's friendship with Congressman Gary and Gary's feelings for his country than anything else. This personal relationship between the two men was pretty well done I thought.

I had heard before reading this issue about the Smithsonian exhibits and the statue of Lincoln coming to life as well as Washington's ghost leading and phantom army against the forces attacking Washington. That stuff made me nervous as a non-American who finds that patriotic stuff in the US media all too often falls into unenjoyable jingoism. The overall tone wasn't all that bad though. I think Congressman Leonard Gary's dialogue about how he views the US and the fact that he was a powerful mutant who was controlling the strange defenders of Washington is what saved this issue.

I'll give it a 7 out of 10.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat May 28, 2011 9:41 pm

BlueStreak wrote:I was not a big fan of Secret Avengers #13, but I will say that Beast's characterization is consistent with Fraction's character assassination in Uncanny.

After Fear Itself is done, they need to get Beast, Reed Richards and Hank Pym together to form the Big Smart Idiots Team where they make poor decisions and then suffer the consequences.


In Beast's defense, it wasn't exactly his idea to leave the battlefield. He was ordered to by the military. I took his words "Yes, this seems like a perfectly logical time for a briefing." to be pretty sarcastic in nature.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Sun May 29, 2011 5:49 am

Stephen Day wrote:Secret Avengers #13

This wasn't what I expected, but overall it wasn't a bad read actually. It was more of a personal story about Beast's friendship with Congressman Gary and Gary's feelings for his country than anything else. This personal relationship between the two men was pretty well done I thought.

I had heard before reading this issue about the Smithsonian exhibits and the statue of Lincoln coming to life as well as Washington's ghost leading and phantom army against the forces attacking Washington. That stuff made me nervous as a non-American who finds that patriotic stuff in the US media all too often falls into unenjoyable jingoism. While this was somewhat the case, the overall tone wasn't all that bad. I think Congressman Leonard Gary's dialogue about how he views the US and the fact that he was a powerful mutant who was controlling the strange defenders of Washington is what saved this issue from going too far down a road I personally didn't want to see it go down.

I'll give it a 7 out of 10.



Stephen, the word "jingoism" means extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy. Fear Itself, specifically this issue, shows an attack on Washington D.C. that is being defended against. Jingoism has no place in a discussion of the defense of one's homeland, and you've shown you don't even know what the word means to boot! :smt011
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sun May 29, 2011 9:46 am

Eli Katz wrote:I don't really watch either.

I really dislike fantasy. I couldn't sit through more than 20 minutes of Lord of the Rings.


Why so narrow-minded?

Have you been watching Game Of Thrones on HBO? That's a fantasy series that could be to your liking.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sun May 29, 2011 10:45 am

Punchy wrote:
Why so narrow-minded?

Have you been watching Game Of Thrones on HBO? That's a fantasy series that could be to your liking.

I don't like fantasy because, usually, there are no rules to the magic. One guy is suddenly more powerful than others not because it makes any sense, but rather because the plot calls for it.

Also, I also don't like it because I just don't like it. It's a visceral thing. You're not going to convince me to give a genre a second chance that I have hated since childhood.

For the record, I don't like love stories either. That's another genre I'm not interested in.

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