Remove ads, unlock a dark mode theme, and get other perks by upgrading your account. Experience the website the way it's meant to be.

Comic Books Comic Book • Page 412

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Wow is this really the first time a "What If" like this happened? It seems like such an obvious story to explore
     
  2. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Is Donny's other Marvel stuff accessible? I also ordered Cosmic Ghostrider and Doctor Strange
     
  3. Furry Werthers

    Trusted

    I'm pretty sure the "Pete keeps the Black Spider-man Suit and continues down a dark path" thing has been done a few times, but I can't remember a story where he becomes "Venom" and all that entails. Could just be forgetting one/missed one though.
     
    RyanPm40 likes this.
  4. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    It technically has been, in What If vol 2 #4 by Danny Fingeroth & Mark Bagley, which was reprinted only like 2-3 yrs ago in one of those True Believers reprints:

    6F8B7951-F8DD-4529-9A16-65EDB3D93159.jpeg

    (Though, the symbiote ends up jumping to the Hulk around the halfway point.)

    I think the main idea here is less how 100% original the starting concept is & more how it’s done. Not sure if it’s a miniseries or oversized one-shot or whatever, but Chip tweeted this about it:



    I believe so. Haven’t read a ton of non-Venom Donny stuff yet, tbh. I know Cosmic Ghost Rider is a spin-off from his Thanos story, but I’m pretty sure it’ll work fine without that backstory (as long as you know going in that the character started in an alternate future timeline).
     
    RyanPm40 likes this.
  5. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    If you plan to have DC Universe Infinite and like horror comics, they'll also have the Hill House stuff which I highly recommend. Plunge is the only one that I didn't read yet, but I enjoyed the others.
     
  6. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious



    Something funny to me about them teasing something with the same name as a big 90s initiative they had, but with basically 100% the opposite aesthetic.

    Wonder if it has anything to do with Jason Aaron’s Avengers run, which is telling a Phoenix story right now, & has been doing its own thing in its own little bubble with zero fanfare or ties to anything else for so long, lol.
     
    blast0rama and Aregala like this.
  7. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    [​IMG]

    has an aesthetic ever been more 90s
     
    Tim and a_cuppa_joe like this.
  8. atticusfinch

    Together We'll Fight the Long Defeat Supporter

    Thor!! It’s amazing right now.

    and speaking of King In Black...issue 3. Holy moly what a payoff.
     
    bodkins and Colby Searcy like this.
  9. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Was his Thor run new reader friendly? I've always heard good things about Aaron's run on Thor but I read the first issue and was lost if I remember correctly
     
    atticusfinch likes this.
  10. Taketimeandfind

    Trusted

    Shit why are Vision and Iron man so rippped, they’re made of metal
     
    Aregala likes this.
  11. bodkins

    Trusted Supporter

    I’m a brand new reader and Ive found Cates’ run to be very accessible. I actually went back and found the last two Aaron runs because I’ve enjoyed this one so much.
     
    Colby Searcy and atticusfinch like this.
  12. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Some fun stuff in the Marvel April solicitations. Chip’s Spidey-as-Venom story is confirmed to be a 4-issue miniseries, & he’s also writing one of the stories in Carnage: Black, White, & Blood #2 (with Checchetto art). Plus another issue of New Mutants (still drawn by Rod Reis), Eternals (Esad Ribić), & Silk, plus Walt & Weezie Simonson on X-Men Legends. And, Sophie Campbell doing a Marrow story in a Women of Marvel one-shot.
     
  13. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious



    Horror anthology series from Image, where a different writer handles each issue but Michael Walsh (who’s very good) draws them all. Which, is a cool format; don’t get a lot of comics where the art is consistent & the writers rotate.

    First issue written by Chip Zdarsky. Future writers include Kelly Thompson & Jeff Lemire.
     
    atticusfinch, Deanna and ghostedaway like this.
  14. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Is this what they've been reading the past few days?
     
  15. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious



    Haven’t jumped on the Ram V bandwagon yet, but this looks cool.
     
    Colby Searcy likes this.
  16. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    With the switch to the DC Infinite app I just got a big dump of 6 months worth of comics! Woohoo!

    and it includes vertigo and black label stuff.
     
  17. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    You know what else they’re gonna have, which I ain’t gonna stop saying everyone needs to read?

    Milestone comics.
     
  18. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    Static Shock, baby! RIP Dwayne Mcduffie
     
    Tim likes this.
  19. Furry Werthers

    Trusted

    The new Heroes Reborn being mashup characters - I'm not crazy, they did this like a year ago with the Infinity Warps, right?
     
  20. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Infinity Warps was like 2-3 years ago, though I know the pandemic's messed with our concept of time, lol.

    And, whatever the heck Heroes Reborn is, it seems to me a little different from just straight up another batch of amalgam characters. More than anything, it kinda gives me some "What If" vibes. Overall not super exciting to me thus far, but I think I'm good with the Marvel comics I'm already planning to buy this spring, lol. Just glad it's not, from what I can tell, any sort of big relaunch or whatever.
     
    Furry Werthers likes this.
  21. Furry Werthers

    Trusted

    Was it really three years ago? Yeah lol, my gauge for passed time is now totally shot lol
     
  22. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Yeah, based on a quick search, it happened around November 2018, lol.
     
  23. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Browsing dollar boxes at the one local comic shop has become my new favorite way to spend otherwise empty Saturdays. I know they have a lot of space & have handled the pandemic well (they're operating well below legal COVID capacity requirements), & I always end up with some stuff I'm happy to leave with.

    This time, I somehow stumbled on copies of Watchmen #2 & 4 in those dollar boxes, lol.

    Also started collecting J2 (the son of Juggernaut from MC2, Spider-Girl's world) & Sina Grace's Iceman run. And, also doing well on getting some of Claremont's Morrison-era X-Men & some Marceline Adventure Time comics.
     
    bodkins, Aregala and Colby Searcy like this.
  24. Dodge725

    Regular

    Catching up on Future State and so far it’s the definition of a mixed bag. The new characters are interesting (love Yara the new Wonder Woman), but the stories are so disjointed and unclear on the timeline and even the universe, that it’s hard to really get invested or even know what’s happening. Hopefully they get better when the second issues start coming out but the lack of a strong frame story/premise is making it difficult to comprehend.
     
    Colby Searcy and Furry Werthers like this.
  25. Furry Werthers

    Trusted

    This is my *exact* problem with it. There's absolutely no cohesion between them, and some stories involve characters that are also involved in other stories but it's not the same story or even timeline? Like... even within the same issues, since they're pairing stories together.

    But 100% agreed, I'm enjoying the new characters, specifically Yara. Kinda wish the New Batman had more going on than being... Batman with a mask, but hopefully that'll grow in the coming issues, and if not, at least in the ongoing post-Future State.
     
    Dodge725 likes this.