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Marvel Zombies / Ennis & Parlov new Punisher MAX mini series
« on: September 01, 2017, 02:58:49 PM »
Prequel to BORN, 6-issue mini in full-blown MAX format. Was announced like two years ago so I was assuming it was never happening, but just saw the trade listed as a future release on Amazon so googled and the first two issues are due out in October.


Yes. Fucking. Please.


Sports Talk / Mayweather vs McGregor
« on: August 26, 2017, 06:48:32 PM »
Who's watching it then?

Bit of a farce in all likelihood but the build up has been fun. Can't see anything other than a Floyd schooling, and as I'm a boxing man I hope he does. This song is making me want to swap allegiances though:

Either way I'd fucking love to be in Vegas tonight, seen some videos of the Paddies hitting the strip and it looks mental, going to be a lot of Guinness consumed this eve.


Marvel Zombies / Doc Ock vs Green Goblin - bigger impact on Spidey?
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:59:17 AM »
Out of the two, which arch-nemesis has done the better job of making Peter's life shitty?

Does the Superior Spider-Man mind-swap etc elevate Otto to top Spidey villain, or does killing Gwen, Ben Reilly etc still see Norman as the number one cuntbag in Parker's life?



Ben Reilly/Iron Spider mash-up was hnnnnsk. Actually the mirroring in that whole scene with the end of Iron Man 1 was perfect. Stark went in front of a packed media crowd and revealed his identity to the world, Peter walked away from it to stick to the "friendly neighbourhood" - nailed it Marvel.

How many easter egg characters were there? The Scorpion, the Prowler, any others?

Opening theme tune was a great surprise. Whole soundtrack was really good.

Three complaints, mostly very minor:
- "MJ" reveal was stupid and I can see it really pissing off the hardcore Spider-fans.
- lack of a "presence" of Uncle Ben was a bit much, no need for the whole story again but it would have been nice for a few more nods. There is one off-hand implied mention about Aunt May going through a lot etc but that was it.
- no spider sense, hopefully they'll bring it in later because it is arguably his defining power
- villain finding out his secret identity, unnecessary. They should save that for later and have it as a huge WTF moment with an Osborn or whatever. I actually like that Aunt May finds out though, gives us a completely different dynamic to work with going forward, we've had enough of the having to hide it from her thing with the other films

Overall it's right the fuck up there with the best in the MCU I think. It had that kind of magical feel about it, a bit like the first Avengers where you just find yourself with a big goofy smile plastered over your face from the first minute, a fun factor which helps you overlook the occasional flaw. Holland is easily the definitive Spider-Man, nails the Parker stuff and much better at the Spider-Man annoying/quipping style than Maguire or Garfield.





Karl Urban has said numerous times that he would be interested in reprising the role for a TV show, please god let it happen...


Sports Talk / Joshua vs Klitschko
« on: April 29, 2017, 06:49:46 PM »
Anyone just watch this?

Best heavyweight boxing scrap in years. The second half of the fight was like something out of a Rocky film.

11th round highlights here:

...but you really need to see it from the 5th round onwards for full dramatic effect.

EDIT - full fight here:


ICT / Where does comic Bucky rank amongst Marvel MAs?
« on: February 09, 2017, 06:41:35 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, 06:32:45 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 11, 2016, 10:57:47 PM »
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 11, 2016, 09:46:25 PM »
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, 12:15:07 PM »
Anyone been reading? How is it, worth checking out?


ICT / Daredevil vs Karnak (DD #12 SPOILERS)
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:32:48 PM »

Poor Karnak.


ICT / Kingpin vs Punisher (Kingpin #3 scans/SPOILERS)
« on: September 28, 2016, 12:25:03 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.


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