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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2016, 08:55:01 PM »
Black Bolt:
http://imgur.com/qwkcDmR
http://imgur.com/mCX3gHW
http://imgur.com/Q9vYbJZ
http://imgur.com/rdpDt3q
http://imgur.com/XMSB4vG
http://imgur.com/z9J11rG

Wow, at this point, Black Bolt is just a poor man's Banshee.  When was the last time BB won a fight?  When was the last time he did something in a fight other than use his voice?  Hell, when was the last time his voice was portrayed as something more than just a sonic attack that might blast a few walls?

With Marvel really trying to bring attention to the Inhumans, you'd think they might throw a bone to the only interesting Inhuman they got.

Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2016, 09:12:55 PM »
Wow, at this point, Black Bolt is just a poor man's Banshee.  When was the last time BB won a fight?  When was the last time he did something in a fight other than use his voice?  Hell, when was the last time his voice was portrayed as something more than just a sonic attack that might blast a few walls?

In all fairness, that depiction of the voice against Dazzler fits perfectly with continuity. It's the third time now that she has successfully absorbed it and contained any collateral damage in the process.

The point about him defaulting to the voice way too often is something I wholeheartedly agree with though. It used to be a last resort weapon that was all the more interesting for how little we actually saw of it. Now though, it's his go-to and has suffered the inevitable loss of credibility that goes with being used so often. Alas.


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With Marvel really trying to bring attention to the Inhumans, you'd think they might throw a bone to the only interesting Inhuman they got.

I'm sure he (and the other Inhumans) will be back for round 2 before long. They've been getting mad lip service in this event so far, with Hank McCoy basically stating flat-out that the X-folk can't beat the Inhumans in a war even with one-sided prep (which makes little sense to me but his argument was pushed hard in this issue), and even Magneto seeming very unsure at the prospect of fighting Black Bolt in one of the preludes.


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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2016, 09:46:55 PM »
Wow, at this point, Black Bolt is just a poor man's Banshee.  When was the last time BB won a fight?  When was the last time he did something in a fight other than use his voice?  Hell, when was the last time his voice was portrayed as something more than just a sonic attack that might blast a few walls?

In all fairness, that depiction of the voice against Dazzler fits perfectly with continuity. It's the third time now that she has successfully absorbed it and contained any collateral damage in the process.

Really?  I didn't know that.  A surprisingly high showing for The Jubilee of the 70's.

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The point about him defaulting to the voice way too often is something I wholeheartedly agree with though. It used to be a last resort weapon that was all the more interesting for how little we actually saw of it. Now though, it's his go-to and has suffered the inevitable loss of credibility that goes with being used so often. Alas.

Exactly.  I'm wondering if writers even realize he doesn't actually have sonic powers, rather he has transmutation powers.  He doesn't even fire energy blasts anymore and, going by these scans, apparently they don't even know he's strong enough to tussle with the likes of Gladiator and Hulk.

Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2016, 08:31:00 PM »
Really?  I didn't know that.  A surprisingly high showing for The Jubilee of the 70's.

Yeah both back during her solo series if memory serves. The first time they used the combo to overload a massively amped Absorbing Man:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/thorion/blackbolt/aman6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/thorion/blackbolt/aman7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/thorion/blackbolt/aman8.jpg

Very impressive for her as it is stated he is shouting, and also stated that if any of the energy escaped it would obliterate the city.

The second time wasn't much after this, can't remember it as clearly but IIRC it was basically used to create a glorified light show, nothing impressive.

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Exactly.  I'm wondering if writers even realize he doesn't actually have sonic powers, rather he has transmutation powers.  He doesn't even fire energy blasts anymore and, going by these scans, apparently they don't even know he's strong enough to tussle with the likes of Gladiator and Hulk.

Yeah the Emma Frost thing is a bit jarring in this showing for sure. Not exactly clear from the art but looks like she maybe breaks his jaw with one hit? Horrendous showing for his durability if that's the case.


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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2016, 12:20:51 AM »
She crushed his windpipe I think.

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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2016, 10:03:44 AM »
Not as bad but still

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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2016, 11:58:41 PM »
Magneto being wary of Black Bolt I like, because he should be.

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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2016, 01:10:32 AM »
Yeah, BB's wind pipe got crushed.
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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2016, 01:29:32 AM »
Yeah, BB's wind pipe got crushed.

Considering he's taken Hulk's punches in the past, this shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2016, 01:39:24 AM »
Looks like it's one of those veritable weakness Achilles's heel in comics. He can take a beating and keep on ticking until the heel gets hit.
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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2016, 01:45:28 AM »
Black Panther getting rekt by random goons.
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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2016, 01:55:24 AM »
What the hell is happening in Marvel now?
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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2016, 06:20:09 AM »
Really?  I didn't know that.  A surprisingly high showing for The Jubilee of the 70's.

Yeah both back during her solo series if memory serves. The first time they used the combo to overload a massively amped Absorbing Man:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/thorion/blackbolt/aman6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/thorion/blackbolt/aman7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/thorion/blackbolt/aman8.jpg

Very impressive for her as it is stated he is shouting, and also stated that if any of the energy escaped it would obliterate the city.

The second time wasn't much after this, can't remember it as clearly but IIRC it was basically used to create a glorified light show, nothing impressive.

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Exactly.  I'm wondering if writers even realize he doesn't actually have sonic powers, rather he has transmutation powers.  He doesn't even fire energy blasts anymore and, going by these scans, apparently they don't even know he's strong enough to tussle with the likes of Gladiator and Hulk.

Yeah the Emma Frost thing is a bit jarring in this showing for sure. Not exactly clear from the art but looks like she maybe breaks his jaw with one hit? Horrendous showing for his durability if that's the case.


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So I read the series so far. He gets his windpipe crushed with a hit. Granted I feel like overall the X-Men are kind of being disrespected in the series, and I'm not really a fan of e Inhumans, or the push they forcefully got aside from Black Bolt and Maximus

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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2016, 06:47:41 AM »
Black Bolt:
http://imgur.com/qwkcDmR
http://imgur.com/mCX3gHW
http://imgur.com/Q9vYbJZ
http://imgur.com/rdpDt3q
http://imgur.com/XMSB4vG
http://imgur.com/z9J11rG

Wow, at this point, Black Bolt is just a poor man's Banshee.  When was the last time BB won a fight?  When was the last time he did something in a fight other than use his voice?  Hell, when was the last time his voice was portrayed as something more than just a sonic attack that might blast a few walls?

With Marvel really trying to bring attention to the Inhumans, you'd think they might throw a bone to the only interesting Inhuman they got.
BB's voice was shown to be powerful against Thanos in infinity.

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Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2016, 06:52:49 AM »
From what is shown, Dazzler absorbs the attack then Emma punches his throat incapacitating him. That"s it for the Boltman...
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