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Might as well get this rolling. Footage was shown at D23 -- nothing official released yet but here's a very spoiler-heavy discussion of said footage:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-footage-from-avengers-infinity-war-blows-awa-1796948476

Etc. etc.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Plus, Black Order characters now known

https://io9.gizmodo.com/thanos-black-order-and-infinity-gauntlet-have-been-reve-1796952158

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Ahhhh, cool. I'd kinda been wondering if they'd incorporate some of Hickman's material into the next Avengers movies, as his run is readymade for big screen epic insanity.

Dippin' Sauce on my Nice New Slacks (Old Lunch), Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Whole lotta Avengin'

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/k4umfbkielbit0zqgpyf.png

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:51 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I'm becoming gravely concerned that Thanos is going to be horribly boring in these.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I miss the dissolve btw

https://thedissolve.com/news/2895-op-ed-thanos-hasnt-starred-in-a-movie-yet-and-im-a/

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Assume the marvel brain trust will use infinity stone related cgi hijinx do the heavy lifting. Replacing thanos doing insane shit with character development

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe if they bring back Blanchett's Hela to be his sweetheart like in the Ultimates or whatever, he can be a little bit more interesting than the "I deserve to be the ultimate galactic tyrant why because I said so" they've given him and almost every other MCU villain as a motivation

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

so you’re talking about this basically?

https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Marvel-May-Make-Major-Change-Thanos-Story-Infinity-War-107577.html

I welcome more Cate and less shitty cgi death person as love interest

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 4 November 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, that. Also, if we can get a Thanos-Hela DENIED meme out of it, that could also be culturally important

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Trailer!...

...tomorrow.

But you can enjoy this now. It reveals nothing.

Thank you to the best fans in the universe! Marvel Studios' "Avengers: #InfinityWar" Trailer TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/2F1E0A81Bt

— The Avengers (@Avengers) November 28, 2017

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:18 (one year ago) Permalink

my ILM friend that's editing this trailer as we speak is um not fond of it

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:20 (one year ago) Permalink

took me way longer than it should have to realise you weren’t talking about an I love music poster there

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:21 (one year ago) Permalink

I've a feeling A:IW will be a bit of a turd. Serious, blowing up loads of shit Marvel has peaked, it's their quirkier films that are more artistically successful now.

chap, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I also feel that this movie I know nothing about will be bad like a piece of poop.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

hey me too

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Bet Marvel are quaking now!

chap, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Man, if the trailer editing guy isn't on board, this culmination of a nine-year, $5 billion franchise is doomed.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

she is not a guy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

and unsurprisingly she works on a lot of garbage she doesn't like, as you might expect

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

All people are guys, see US v The Electric Company (1973)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iGaQglnKg

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZfuNTqbHE8

Okay, I guess?

Frederik B, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Whole lotta' Avengin'

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:56 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm exhausted just from the trailer.
that said, the latest Marvel I saw - I think it was Ultron or was it Civil War... or both ! - was already too much of fights/destruction/everything for me.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Definitely released a few sneaky endorphins TBH. I reaaly hate Spidey's shiny outfit though.

chap, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Is this still gonna be two parts?

chap, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Apparently the second one is currently untitled and no longer Infinity War Part 2. Make of that what you will.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

that said, the latest Marvel I saw - I think it was Ultron or was it Civil War... or both ! - was already too much of fights/destruction/everything for me.

― AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:15 AM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Keep going, dude. All three movies released this year had a ton of laughs and fun to offset the crazy action setpieces.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:25 (one year ago) Permalink

starlord has a moustache wtf

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

the other annoying thing for me is that IronMan, arguably my favourite avenger as a kid, spends most of his time in (ugly) clothes instead of his armor (with helmet on !) nowadays...

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I do like Parker's Spidey-sense.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Although I know that, in the self-mocking way of these movies, it will probably be referred to exactly that way on screen by Downey: "What, you have some sort of 'spidey sense' or something?"

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanos looks idiotic, although that's no change from the comics

Otherwise trailer seemed like a boring slugfest

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Also: No Paul Rudd, and a whole two (2) women

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:05 (one year ago) Permalink

I see Spider-Man, but... no Ned, no deal!

mh, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I counted 5 women (Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Okoye, Gamora, Mantis; no Wasp or Nebula)

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I missed Gamora and Mantis but counted a whole 9 seconds featuring women in the trailer

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:25 (one year ago) Permalink

as someone who loves to complain about the proliferation of superhero movies, this is an absurd complaint

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:28 (one year ago) Permalink

also kind of silly to expect anything near equal representation considering every single one of their current toplining characters is male

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

that's an excuse, not a justification

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I see Spider-Man, but... no Ned, no deal!

Quite right. Oh wait.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Ned is in the movie according to Wikipedia, as is Shuri. (Also lol that this trailer is basically a series of low-level spoilers for the Black Panter movie)

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Like, I'm pretty sure everyone is expecting Black Panther to make it out of his own movie alive but it wasn't guaranteed that Okeye would until this trailer came out, plus Shuri is listed in the Wikipedia cast.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

that's an excuse, not a justification

it's neither - just a reminder of their shitty state of affairs on this score

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Speaking of which, where is Monica Rambeau?

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

it's neither - just a reminder of their shitty state of affairs on this score

so we agree, then - great!

i really enjoy the MCU movies, just this trailer seems to double down on everything i find least enjoyable about them (i.e. fight scenes, brooding, thanos cgi)

hopefully movie won't reflect trailer etc

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I appreciate the one-two

.@JohnBoyega is all of us watching the #Avengers#InfinityWar trailer... 😂 pic.twitter.com/RguGFWM92s

— IGN (@IGN) November 29, 2017

Yall know I was watching star wars right? 👀👀👀👀😂😂😂 https://t.co/PojthPjDXA

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) November 29, 2017

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

A short new thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVxOVlm_lE8

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 February 2018 03:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

One less week to wait before we all get to go infinitying.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

Apparently two and a half hours long. (How else are they going to show everyone.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 March 2018 21:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

He's by no means above reproach (he did a fantastic Sleepwalker impression for most of the last 4-5 years he was with Marvel, for just one example), but his Avengers run was pretty tight.

And it's not like the MCU has done a straight adaptation of any previous Marvel stuff.

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 December 2018 17:21 (six days ago) Permalink

fuckin' bendis, man

aphextriplet85 (mh), Friday, 7 December 2018 17:27 (six days ago) Permalink

'Wait, wait, wait'
'What?'
'Are you not a bendis guy?'
'A what?'
'A bendis guy?'
'Um, no...'
'I can't believe it'
'I can't believe you're a bendis guy'
'I have never met a not a bendis guy in my life'
'What?'
'I said I have never met a not a bendis guy in my life'
'I can't believe that either'
'What?'
'I said I can't believe that either'
'How could you be a not a bendis guy?'
'How could you be a bendis guy?'
'I asked first'
'It's just...'
'How could anyone possibly be a not a bendis guy?'
'I just find his dialogue kinda repetitive...'

Frederik B, Friday, 7 December 2018 17:30 (six days ago) Permalink

That reminds me, I need to check the library for new Powers.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 7 December 2018 17:33 (six days ago) Permalink

worst origin story ever

puppy bash (darraghmac), Friday, 7 December 2018 17:34 (six days ago) Permalink

Excelsior!

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 December 2018 17:46 (six days ago) Permalink

'Wait, wait, wait'
'What?'
'Are you not a bendis guy?'
'A what?'
'A bendis guy?'
'Um, no...'
'I can't believe it'
'I can't believe you're a bendis guy'
'I have never met a not a bendis guy in my life'
'What?'
'I said I have never met a not a bendis guy in my life'
'I can't believe that either'
'What?'
'I said I can't believe that either'
'How could you be a not a bendis guy?'
'How could you be a bendis guy?'
'I asked first'
'It's just...'
'How could anyone possibly be a not a bendis guy?'
'I just find his dialogue kinda repetitive...'

― Frederik B, Friday, December 7, 2018 5:30 PM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

[in the background Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon are having a coffee]

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 7 December 2018 17:49 (six days ago) Permalink

Okay so now that the cat's out of the bag re: the title my question is: was it really necessary to keep that poor cat in a bag for months and months? Like I can see them wanting to keep Avengers: Genocide-Reversers on the QT but exactly how is Endgame meant to leave us shaken to our very core?

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 December 2018 17:53 (six days ago) Permalink

It's not exactly up there with the Civil War reveal

Number None, Friday, 7 December 2018 17:54 (six days ago) Permalink

The title is so shit they were just too afraid to reveal it sooner. Case closed.

nashwan, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:16 (six days ago) Permalink

It's true, the world may not be ready for a scat-centric Avengers flick.

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:19 (six days ago) Permalink

i have never met a not a bendis guy in my life

Bendis is mad overrated and always has been.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:56 (six days ago) Permalink

this is strong truth

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:57 (six days ago) Permalink

The first thing I read by Bendis was Alias #1, which everyone I associated with who was into comics was having orgasms over and talking about how wonderful it was. I grabbed a copy in the comic book store, opened it up, saw that Luke Cage's dialog had many instances of the word "nigga" in it, then saw the main white woman character have an internal monologue about her self-destructive, self-degrading qualities while Luke fucked her in the ass.

This may be the makings of a prestige comic to some but it's not one to me.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:02 (six days ago) Permalink

But anyway, let's get back to what's important here, which is Clint Barton chopping up the Marvel universe one limb at a time.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:03 (six days ago) Permalink

MCU have good form for taking bad Millar/Bendis ideas and improving on them

DJP also OTM, Alias is unreadable

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:06 (six days ago) Permalink

bendis? like, fuck him

rob, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:08 (six days ago) Permalink

i'm just a miles morales stan but that alias excerpt sounds pretty inexcusably bad

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:47 (six days ago) Permalink

Yikes, I've had a damaged copy of Alias that I've been meaning to read for a couple of years. Think I'll just let that one go.

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:02 (six days ago) Permalink

I am a big fan of Miles Morales! Not so much of Bendis, though.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:03 (six days ago) Permalink

I think the character of Miles is great, and that his corner or the universe has grown well... but I don’t think the stories, past the first couple dozen issues, have been any great shakes. I like what other writers have done with him more than Bendis (beyond the first ~ year). I think a huge part of the charm has been the art, especially the work of Sara Pichelli, who I wish would come back. See also: Silk

rb (soda), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:11 (six days ago) Permalink

i'm gonna try to see Into the Spiderverse tomorrow also, stoked for that

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 7 December 2018 20:15 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah, that’s the marvel movie i’m most psyched about atm for sure

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:17 (six days ago) Permalink

Bendis has sucked since 1995

sans lep (sic), Friday, 7 December 2018 21:38 (six days ago) Permalink

If that's a tacit thumbs-up for his early crime comics, I must vehemently disagree witchoo.

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 December 2018 22:47 (six days ago) Permalink

i like powers

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:23 (five days ago) Permalink

i said it

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:23 (five days ago) Permalink

If that's a tacit thumbs-up for his early crime comics, I must vehemently disagree witchoo.

nah, I didn't mind an eight-pager that he drew and Warren Ellis wrote in Negative Burn, before Ellis had collapsed into a hyper-dense black hole of his own regular tics and tropes

sans lep (sic), Monday, 10 December 2018 22:57 (three days ago) Permalink

Ellis is capable of reverting to straightforward storytelling and he's actually honed that part of his craft. It's just under a layer of all those tics too often, sadly

mh, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:27 (two days ago) Permalink

I'm sure he crammed plenty of the tics into those 8 pages, I just hadn't read anything else other than Lazarus Churchyard at the time (he'd barely written anything else other than Hellstrom and Doom 2099)

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:30 (two days ago) Permalink

His run on Excalibur was from around then and was relatively understated, as I recall. I enjoyed it at the time and was kinda less than thrilled when his subsequent work ramped up into full-bore ticdom.

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:35 (two days ago) Permalink

(I say that and then immediately recall Pete Wisdom being among the first gruff n' gritty Ellis analogues.)

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:37 (two days ago) Permalink

At least Pete Wisdom was funny.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:38 (two days ago) Permalink

(I like his tics)

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:41 (two days ago) Permalink

nice to see you, Dan!

xp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:41 (two days ago) Permalink

xxpost Yeah, and still understated relative to what came not long after (think there was probably only a year or two between his first Marvel work and Transmetropolitan).

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:42 (two days ago) Permalink

hey everybody

funny how actually liking your job leaves less time for here

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:43 (two days ago) Permalink

Hi, Dan. I hope to discover that for myself one day.

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:44 (two days ago) Permalink

The tics are definitely irritating (I swore off him long ago) but I feel like Ellis is even worse when he's got his po-faced sci-fi hat on

Number None, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:45 (two days ago) Permalink

hi DJP!!

mh, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:45 (two days ago) Permalink

last thing I remember liking from him is Nextwave. At least it was taking the piss

Number None, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:46 (two days ago) Permalink

Ellis has done good work despite his tics. But almost always despite his tics. The lesser stuff is all tic (was particularly miffed when he picked up Ennis's unfortunate 'John Constantine = me with my baddass meter cranked to 11' baton).

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:46 (two days ago) Permalink

for some reason DC is letting Warren Ellis reimagine the Wildstorm universe, maybe because he did an ok job the first time. it's ok?

his Secret Avengers issues were good one-shot stories in a landscape where very few comics do one-shot stories anymore

mh, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:47 (two days ago) Permalink

And welcome to the Warren Ellis discussion thread.

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:47 (two days ago) Permalink

DJP!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:47 (two days ago) Permalink

Powers sucked and led to my no longer reading Bendis (when I was reading comics), but I do remember loving his Daredevil run.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:49 (two days ago) Permalink

I thought Powers had like twelve issues and I'm going to be wildly confused if I investigate, right?

mh, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:11 (two days ago) Permalink

Yyyyyyup. I don't know if it's currently being published (I'm guessing not, since Bendis moved to DC) but it was still being published up until fairly recently.

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:18 (two days ago) Permalink

Haha just a bit.

Vol 1 Powers had 37 issues
Vol 2 Powers had 30 issues
Vol 3 Powers had 11 issues
Powers Bureau had 12 issues
Vol 4 Powers has had 4(?) issues so far

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:18 (two days ago) Permalink

I browsed the wiki entry a little and it sounds like I had read further than I thought, but I definitely jumped ship before volume 2 when the concept seemed to run out of steam and interesting ideas

Which is kind of the problem with how Bendis's Marvel work went, to me: he'd have a half-decent idea or at least pitch for a plot, sometimes not go overboard with his "we're all talking at once" dialogue, and kick out a decent plot arc. Then he'd inexplicably keep writing the title for several years. By the end, he was just doing the same plot arcs he'd already done, but on different books.

mh, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:22 (two days ago) Permalink


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