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Old 06-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #451
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Yeah, we still got a different kind of Supergirl during that gap in Matrix/Linda.

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:42 AM   #452
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Yeah, it was very much an important comic. Explored a lot of real life problems that you just didn't see mentioned in most comics of the time. It laid the grown work for real social commentary in comics.

But yeah, it did kinda suck....but then again what didn't at that particular time? Not much I can tell you that.

Comics have come a long way storywise. Plots holes tend to be shored up......for the most part. The dialog is more fluid. Less nerds trying to talk cool by using slang that's 10 years past it's prime. Think I saw a Daddy-O in one of them GL/GA comics. That's like, beatnik 50's/60's stuff.

But it wasn't alone.

It was very much hit-and-miss. "Snowbirds Don't Fly" (where Speedy's drug problem was tackled) was a very intelligent look at drug addiction. "Peril in Plastic" was one of the most ridiculous stories I've ever read or seen in any form of media.

There were some gaping plot holes in that run, too. I remember Arrow and GL saving a Native American, then getting into an argument over the land rights. They walked away and left the guy they saved with the two men who had just been trying to kill him. Great hero work there.


And I most certainly agree with you on the the problems with the genre from the time period. I get nostalgic for the comics of my youth (I was born in '73) but so many of them are difficult to enjoy as an adult.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:04 AM   #453
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-Rick Remender's Punisher/Frankencastle run, Greg Rucka's Punisher series are better than Garth Ennis's Max run. Not sure if this is unpopular, but Ennis's Marvel Knights run is better than his Max run too.
-So far, I've liked the Marvel Now Young Avengers series as much as Heinberg & Chung's (which is to say, I love them both).
-Although I still like it enough to read it, The Walking Dead has become significantly weaker in the last few years. It's pretty formulaic in its plot structure (the gang shows up to a new place, the other people there aren't that smart, they get attacked, Rick makes a motivational speech, they counterattack, they move on), most the themes are wearing thin, and Negan feels like a repeat of the Governor.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #454
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I would have to say that SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman is an acquired taste and while the stories are good, they aare not for everyone. Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol is the same way.

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Old 06-18-2013, 10:26 PM   #455
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I say the same thing, except I say if you don't like either of em then you're probably an idiot.

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Old 06-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #456
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I don't know how unpopular this opinion is, but while I appreciate the metaphor it's become and I do genuinely enjoy the sillier stories that have centered around it, I am of the opinion that Kryptonite is by far the least necessary aspect of the Superman mythos and that instead of fulfilling it's intended purpose of amplifying the drama it in fact kills the drama of any story it's used in.

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Old 07-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #457
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I think I hate Bane. In the comics, the movies, even the animated series'.

A dumb hangover from the '90s, who's only ever done one thing of any importance. 20 years ago. In a storyline that's arguably the most over-rated in Batman's history.

At least Doomsday had the decency to generally sort of just go away once he'd served his purpose, you know?

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #458
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He's had some pretty good stories over the years. Particularly once he kicked Venom. He's an incredibly underrated former plot device. Of course then they went and rebooted again, so all that character development went right out the window.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #459
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The only real time I could tolerate him was in Secret Six, but I attribute that to two things:

1. The general awesomeness of that book.

2. The fact that Simone didn't even really write him as Bane. In SS He was this kind of weirdly sweet, simple minded guy who had a thing for Scandal Savage... who just happened to be called Bane.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #460
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I really, REALLY dislike Superman. I think he is a riddiculous hero, boring as hell and I will NEVER understand why ANYONE can like him...

Also, I believe Batman is overrated and only as popular as he is because of the 90ies show and the Nolan films...

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Yeah, that's just boos**t.

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I really, REALLY dislike Superman. I think he is a riddiculous hero, boring as hell and I will NEVER understand why ANYONE can like him...

Also, I believe Batman is overrated and only as popular as he is because of the 90ies show and the Nolan films...
Ouch. Well, you're certainly in the right thread...

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I know, right? It is UNPOPULAR opinions so I fit right in

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #464
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While I have seen polarizing opinions on Bendis on the forum, mine falls right in the middle.

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:28 PM   #465
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Bendis is fantastic in dialogue, has great ideas, brilliant setups to get you into his story, but the pacing is flawed, streched out and his endings almost always disappoint...

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:15 PM   #466
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As a huge fan of the Fantastic Four my unpopular opinion would be I like the Roy Thomas/John Buscema run more than Lee/Kirby. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the Lee/Kirby run. I just prefer Thomas/Buscema. I think they made the characters more likeable.

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #467
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I like the Waid/Ringo run better than both of those.

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As a huge fan of the Fantastic Four my unpopular opinion would be I like the Roy Thomas/John Buscema run more than Lee/Kirby. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the Lee/Kirby run. I just prefer Thomas/Buscema. I think they made the characters more likeable.
Sad truth is, as much credit as Lee and Kirby should get for creating a bunch of famous characters, they're never the best writers for any of them. You'll usually find some other writer who's known for defining the characters as we know them today, and they're always unrecognizable once you go back and read their first appearances.

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I like the Waid/Ringo run better than both of those.
Fair enough, that was an incredible run.

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Sad truth is, as much credit as Lee and Kirby should get for creating a bunch of famous characters, they're never the best writers for any of them. You'll usually find some other writer who's known for defining the characters as we know them today, and they're always unrecognizable once you go back and read their first appearances.
exactly, when you re-read Lee/Kirby run you may find it difficult to like Reed Richards at all. He was kind of a dick.

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Bendis is fantastic in dialogue, has great ideas, brilliant setups to get you into his story, but the pacing is flawed, streched out and his endings almost always disappoint...
Bendis is fantastic, one of the best writers currently in comics.

Well, except for his superhero work, which is unfortunately what most people read and judge him on.

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Old 07-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #472
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Here's my UNPOPULAR COMIC BOOK OPINION:

I loved the Millar/Hitch FF run!





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I'm not a fan of Millar, but he had a decent Fan4 run. He must've been fighting the urge to make them all a bunch of raging a-holes the whole time.

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I found Millar's FF run to be wholly average - although he did introduce a lot of great, lasting concepts, the biggest being Val's super intelligence.

That said, I absolutely loved his UFF run.

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I didn't like Waid's FF run, but I did enjoy the fill in run of McDuffie and the Hickman stuff was BOSS!

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