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ICT / Where does comic Bucky rank amongst Marvel MAs?
« on: February 09, 2017, 11:41:35 PM »
I've been reading through Brubaker's Cap run (which I'd read parts of but never the whole thing) recently and it's got me wondering how people view the comic version of Bucky in the MA hierarchy.

I'm only about halfway through the run (probably not even that far) but Bucky has racked up some decent showings.

- beat Black Widow in h2h fairly easily
- utterly owned Crossbones in h2h twice
- held his own against the William Burnside Cap, who was explicitly quite a bit stronger, faster and tougher than the real deal. Bucky even seems to score a brief flash KO at one point
- fights Extremis Iron Man to a stalemate (although Stark is clearly holding back while Bucky is, at least initially, out to kill)
- treats Hawkeye with extreme nonchalance in h2h
- gets the better of Falcon in h2h in sparring

There's also a scene (not written by Brubaker) in an issue of Punisher War Journal in which the Punisher admits that Bucky would kill him if he tried to fight him (although weirdly, Castle wasn't sure if a bullet through the brain would kill Bucky or not which doesn't make too much sense).

There's probably a load more showings later in the run which I haven't read yet - any that stand out for those who have?

Overall, how does he rank? Is he on the A-list tier? If so, on the lower end or up there with the elite guys like Daredevil?


General Chat / CIA: Uri Geller has legitimate paranormal perception
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:32:45 PM »

Eight-day experiment in 1973 on Uri Geller concluded (and I quote):
"As a result of Geller's success in this experimental period, we consider that he has demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner."

Pretty interesting reading actually, includes break-downs of some of the experiments and the drawings produced (which are best understood when read alongside the explanatory notes for each),

Must've been a shit-ton of fun working for the CIA in the 1970s is what I got from this.


ICT / New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« on: December 12, 2016, 03:57:47 AM »
I was thinking this could be a thread used weekly to post scans in/talk about things that were moderately interesting from the week's comics but not quite big enough to justify a whole thread. Maybe a bit like how when arishem (RIP) would post scans of everything happening every week, stuff we might not talk about otherwise. They have threads like this on vastly inferior boards which get a shit load of traffic compared to every other topic so got to be worth a try here.

e.g. stuff like this: http://herochat.com/index.php?topic=13278.0 ...which is a fucking excellent showing (and sexy art) but got very few responses.


ICT / Batman vs 2x Punisher h2h
« on: December 12, 2016, 02:46:25 AM »
Batman vs two identical copies of Frank Castle in hand to hand.

If you think Batman wins, how many identical copies of the Punisher do you think it would take to make them the favourite?


Marvel Zombies / Aaron's Dr Strange run
« on: October 26, 2016, 04:15:07 PM »
Anyone been reading? How is it, worth checking out?


ICT / Daredevil vs Karnak (DD #12 SPOILERS)
« on: October 12, 2016, 10:32:48 PM »

Poor Karnak.


ICT / Kingpin vs Punisher (Kingpin #3 scans/SPOILERS)
« on: September 28, 2016, 04:25:03 PM »
Since Fisk seems to be a popular topic on here of late...


Fun fight, goes about how you'd expect I'd say although that's the best Castle has looked against Fisk by some distance (their earlier encounters were very one-sided).


Seven years and about £11 million in the making, this thing ( http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/chilcot-report-due-what-it-8350484 ) is finally published tomorrow and it should be pretty damn interesting.

Of course, at 2.6 million words it's roughly five times as long as War and Peace, and a hard copy of the full version will set you back £750 or so... but it's also freely available online including a 150-page executive summary that will probably be all that 99% of people will even consider reading.

But for anyone interested in this kind of stuff, this should be pretty enlightening and the fall-out is sure to be fun to watch - lots of talk about potential for using it to call for the impeachment of Tony Blair etc. The scope is huge, covering the conduct of Blair and his cronies, that of the intelligence services, military performance once engaged in Iraq and a whole lot more.

A couple of articles breaking down what to expect/look out for:


Thought I'd open the thread in preparation for the political shit-storm it is likely to encourage over here (as if we needed another one of those...). Anyone else looking forward to this? It'll be nice to see Blair and that vile human being Alastair Campbell squirm at least.


ICT / Wolverine vs The Punisher
« on: May 05, 2016, 11:55:57 PM »

A few variations on this match-up:

1. Normal versions of each - obviously Logan is favourite but how many can Castle take out of 10 IYO? Standard-ish gear for Castle (i.e. guns, knives and maybe some low-level explosives) - fight in an abandoned warehouse

2. No healing factor or claws for Wolverine but he retains his enhanced physicals - pure hand-to-hand dojo fight

3. Completely equal human bodies with no powers - pure hand-to-hand dojo fight

4. Equal bodies, both with Wolverine's healing factor and claws - dojo fight

5. Not a fight - but who do you think has the superior pain tolerance out of these two monstrous damage soakers?


Marvel Zombies / Punisher #1
« on: May 05, 2016, 07:46:26 PM »
Anyone read this? I haven't been following too many series of late, but I decided to check this one out and thought it was better than I had expected. Surprisingly brutal for a 616 Punisher series too. Dillon's art is better than it has been in some time, helped by a slightly more subdued colour palette I think.


DC Drones / Gotham Central - any good?
« on: March 25, 2016, 01:04:52 PM »
I noticed while browsing Amazon that there's a hardcover omnibus collecting issues #1-40 coming out soon. Worth a purchase? I've never read any of it so a complete virgin, is it any good?


ICT / MCU Daredevil vs MCU Black Widow
« on: March 23, 2016, 12:15:16 AM »
Seems like most have seen season 2 now.

When we did this thread after DD season 1, it was widely agreed that she was a step up in skill and would win.

Have people's opinions changed now?

Two fights:
1) pure h2h
2) standard gear


ICT / MCU Punisher vs Nolan Batman (DD season 2 SPOILERS obviously)
« on: March 20, 2016, 12:30:25 AM »
Bernthal's Punisher is a legit bad-ass, but can he take the movie version of the top dog of comic street-listers?

1. Pure h2h, no suit for Batman. Fight takes place in a dojo

2. Frank has a few handguns stashed in various holsters on his body, Batman is fully suited up. Fight takes place on a rooftop in Hell's Kitchen but can move on from there.


Debate / If you were British, would you vote to stay in or to leave the EU?
« on: February 21, 2016, 11:08:03 PM »
In a few months, us Brits will go to the polls to answer a simple question: stay in the European Union, or leave it? It's fair to say that it will be a pretty momentous day for both Britain and the EU too - a "Brexit" could have major ramifications for the direction of the already strained union.

There's an absolute shit load of debate and arguments for and against. Here's a selection of articles that barely scrape the surface of the debate for anyone interested...

General pro-EU:

General pro-"Brexit":

Some stuff on the economic debate:

A little bit highlighting both sides of the security debate:

And a couple of articles highlighting that the USA reeeeally want the UK to stay in, which should probably be a fairly important consideration for us for a variety of reasons (although how seriously to take the threat in the second article I am unconvinced):

So, simple question: if you were (or indeed are) a Brit, would (will) you vote to stay with the EU or to leave?


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