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by _Rick_
25 Sep 2020, 16:23
Forum: Comics News & Previews
Topic: S.W.O.R.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 442

Re: Secret Space Title in Tomorrow's Previews

They're really trying to make Kable be a thing aren't they? This is his 3rd title (4th if you count X-men) since Dawn of X. That's officially worse than Wolverine. Anyway, it's not a bad concept for a title in this era. Considering the Orchis base and the frequency of alien invasions it makes sense ...
by _Rick_
25 Sep 2020, 16:14
Forum: X-Titles
Topic: Post PoX Mutant Death and Ressurection
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Post PoX Mutant Death and Ressurection

Prodigy. He went through the crucible, so I assume that was post PoX He he technically counts, just like Aero. I don't think we got confirmation on Prodigy going through the crucible. While it seems likely, that's speculation at this point. I vaguely recall Leah Williams saying she might expand on ...
by _Rick_
18 Sep 2020, 23:09
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Giant-sized X-Men: Storm
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Giant-sized X-Men: Storm

Like, where has Hickman been hiding this? Where is this in the rest of his titles? Where is the heart and the soul and the CHARACTER in his other books? I think Hickman is one of those writers that desperately needs an artist that is amazing at bringing the characters emotional states to life. If y...
by _Rick_
18 Sep 2020, 22:42
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: X-Men #12
Replies: 29
Views: 860

Re: X-Men #12

While I respect Hickman's ability to create so much lore in an issue, this seems to be another example of a recurrent problem with his writing: he needs to find a way to ground the over the top scifi elements as he introduces them. He needs to balance out the info dumps with satisfying character bea...
by _Rick_
31 Aug 2020, 00:00
Forum: Mojovision (TV/Movies)
Topic: New Mutants film announced!
Replies: 449
Views: 65072

Re: New Mutants film announced!

were how they tweaked the details of the origin stories and the TV show they replaced "magnum PI" with. What is the TV show? And can you describe me the references to the previous X-Men movies? You can send me a PM. Thank you so much, really. Sent you a PM. If you guys are interested I can do a bit...
by _Rick_
29 Aug 2020, 22:09
Forum: Mojovision (TV/Movies)
Topic: New Mutants film announced!
Replies: 449
Views: 65072

Re: New Mutants film announced!

So I got an opportunity to see the movie in safe conditions. It's... OK. Good in parts... not so good in others. I mostly agree with WorldWideWade. It's very atypical as far as "superhero" movies go which is both a good and a bad thing. It spends a lot more time with characterization than you would ...
by _Rick_
24 Aug 2020, 17:35
Forum: Mojovision (TV/Movies)
Topic: Justice League: Snyder Cut
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: Justice League: Snyder Cut

Did we really just never have a Justice League thread? Do I just not care enough to look past a casual "Justice League" search in the tool? Who knows. We got a trailer. I never watched the original Justice League movie. The song choice alone in this trailer is killing any desire to watch the Snyder...
by _Rick_
19 Aug 2020, 18:13
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Empyre X-Men #4
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Empyre X-Men #4

Blackcyclops wrote:
19 Aug 2020, 16:38
He just had a very “f*** your naming conventions” vibe that Morrison would’ve used lol
I'm guessing they were going for "early 2000s" vibe. It does fit. :lol:
by _Rick_
19 Aug 2020, 18:12
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Excalibur #11
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Excalibur #11

To be fair to the writer, it should be pointed out that the hiatus is certainly not doing this book any favors. This issue seems to be picking up from what happened in #9 (and not #10). That issue came out 5 months ago.
by _Rick_
19 Aug 2020, 17:06
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Excalibur #11
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Excalibur #11

It seems like a lot is being thrown at the wall here. Maybe this is all stuff that needs to be established before the X of Swords crossover! It's the only reason I can think of, otherwise it all feels a bit crowded and not very clear. I really confused what the end goal is. What happened to the spli...
by _Rick_
19 Aug 2020, 16:31
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Empyre X-Men #4
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Empyre X-Men #4

I don't remember Explodey Boy showing up before. Googling him only returns this tie-in. I think he's a new character. As for storybeats that might be picked up later, I got the feeling that Hickman isn't done with Wanda. He has mentioned her a few times now. There seems to be a reckoning coming. Lik...
by _Rick_
19 Aug 2020, 16:21
Forum: Mojovision (TV/Movies)
Topic: New Mutants film announced!
Replies: 449
Views: 65072

Re: New Mutants film announced!

There's been a couple of new teasers for this: New Mutants in 60 s (explains the basic story of the movie): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX6orc4EQLw Another scene with a great shot of Magik summoning the soulsword. It's not really major spoilers if you read the original comic but it's obviously r...
by _Rick_
19 Aug 2020, 16:04
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Empyre X-Men #4
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Empyre X-Men #4

It was an OK finish for a meandering story. The experiment of having so many writers come in and write the middle of the story really didn't pay off. It could have been good, alas it was a bit messy. Having said that, it again feels like another set up for future stories. That has been a running the...
by _Rick_
15 Aug 2020, 18:55
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: X-Force #11
Replies: 38
Views: 1037

Re: X-Force #11

Also, if Wolverine and X-Force are going to be so intertwined, perhaps an editors note or two would help. I didn't realize those guys being dissected in the beginning were from the opening Wolverine arc until halfway through. Thanks for mentioning this because, as someone who doesn't read Wolverine...
by _Rick_
15 Aug 2020, 18:36
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Empyre X-Men #3
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Empyre X-Men #3

I watched Grace Randolph's breakdown of the firings at DC. At a certain point she's saying that comics lately have not been making a good argument to stick around and certainly not to stay in control (of the franchises). She gives Empyre as an example: The recent Marvel crossover Empyre... none of u...
by _Rick_
07 Aug 2020, 15:06
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Giant Size X-Men: Fantomex #1
Replies: 36
Views: 845

Re: Giant Size X-Men: Fantomex #1

Possibly but she's usually depicted with her hair up. The broche holding the cape also looks like the jewel that Selene often wears. Still it could just have been this artists interpretation of Tessa.
by _Rick_
07 Aug 2020, 05:03
Forum: Mojovision (TV/Movies)
Topic: Umbrella Academy
Replies: 22
Views: 1213

Re: Umbrella Academy

I liked this season and was impressed how everything all came together in the end. It did have some flaws though. Sign me up on the Ellen Page character's criticism train. Her powers are just a bit much. We are told it has to do with sound but she can do so much with it that doesn't seem to fit. She...
by _Rick_
07 Aug 2020, 04:21
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Empyre: X-Men #2
Replies: 37
Views: 1047

Re: Empyre: X-Men #2

When you have so many mutants at your disposal, it makes sense to not have a specific X-men team unless they're required to be offsite often (like Excalibur and Marauders) or dealing with some issue on a regular basis (like X-Factor). The captains can select a team of available (and suitable) people...
by _Rick_
07 Aug 2020, 04:07
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Giant Size X-Men: Fantomex #1
Replies: 36
Views: 845

Re: Giant Size X-Men: Fantomex #1

Sure, but Fantomex and the World didn't exist during WWII. And the Howlers' mission was "a decade later" from AIM and the babies, and yet Fantomex is already an adult. And the Hellfire Club wouldn't have existed in the 50's - 60's, certainly not with that roster. So either the entire story is fille...
by _Rick_
05 Aug 2020, 19:26
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Giant Size X-Men: Fantomex #1
Replies: 36
Views: 845

Re: Giant Size X-Men: Fantomex #1

I never liked Fantomex and these Giant sized issues have been subpar so I don't know what I was expecting but this one was by far the worse.
I really question the need for these stories. Maybe they're setting up something cool but they're really a chore to get through.
by _Rick_
05 Aug 2020, 19:20
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Empyre: X-Men #2
Replies: 37
Views: 1047

Re: Empyre: X-Men #2

This is a bit... meh. Like Tessa, I really felt the difference in writers. Some of their signature writing ticks were in full force: Percy's gratuitous excessive cursing and body horror, Williams overly verbose explanations and weird jokes and Duggan's tendency to make characters a bit over the top....
by _Rick_
04 Aug 2020, 18:56
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: X-Men #10
Replies: 82
Views: 2029

Re: X-Men #10

While I really like the idea of Petra and Sway being figments of Vulcan's imagination (a sort of coping mechanism) I'm not sure it works since in X-men #8 there's this interaction later on when Cyclops returns to the Summer House with the King Egg: Cyclops: We're here! Everyone ready? Havok: Yeah. G...
by _Rick_
24 Jul 2020, 22:41
Forum: Mojovision (TV/Movies)
Topic: New Mutants film announced!
Replies: 449
Views: 65072

Re: New Mutants film announced!

I can understand Sunspot's actor choice since he's frequently appeared quite light-skinned in the comics. Isn't his mom white? Reyes though, she's always been shown as dark-skinned, and I honestly tend to forget that she's Puerto Rican (which appears to have been changed to Brazilian for the movie)...
by _Rick_
24 Jul 2020, 17:39
Forum: Mojovision (TV/Movies)
Topic: New Mutants film announced!
Replies: 449
Views: 65072

Re: New Mutants film announced!

For what it's worth, a couple of years ago, some of the cast went to Brazil's comic con. There were several interviews online with the actors portraying Sunspot and Reyes (in Portuguese). Both were selling the crap out of the movie but Alice Braga in particular was doing great PR. You could also see...
by _Rick_
24 Jul 2020, 17:06
Forum: Xavier's Honor Roll (current X-Titles)
Topic: Empyre: X-Men #1
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Empyre: X-Men #1

My explanation (and its imperect) for the short-staffing thing is that the population of "trusted mutants" versus "mutants who are just there" is probably very different. I think the problem here is the wording. Magneto said that Angel could only take "one citizen" not "one trusted mutant". There's...