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by Jaknife
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:12:21 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: What comics are you reading now?
Replies: 9094
Views: 86808

Re: What comics are you reading now?

I just finished Walt Simonsons Thor run. Hadn’t ever read any Thor before and thought it was excellent. Some fantastic moments throughout, and a very compelling Asgard. I never found the Asgard or side characters in the movies(Thor 1 and 2) to be that interesting. Are any of the Vol 1. Thor stories ...
by Jaknife
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:11:32 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Archer & Armstrong #20 Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4707

Re: Archer & Armstrong #20 Discussion

And both deaths were just so insane.
by Jaknife
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:58:56 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Archer & Armstrong #21 Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 3248

Re: Archer & Armstrong #21 Discussion

They must have had a blast writing and drawing this issue. The celeb cameos were great. Also, I don't know whether they were direct influences, but there are several other works of fiction that this reminds me of greatly. First, American Gods. The gods in that book were stronger or weaker depending ...
by Jaknife
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:40:10 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Archer & Armstrong #20 Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4707

Re: Archer & Armstrong #20 Discussion

[Unsure] (guy at the VERY LEFT, half cut-off. Has black clothes, knees in pants are missing) , Ritchie Valens, Bruce and Brandon Lee (they are the men hugging as if they haven’t seen each other for a long time. Awww…). Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Buddy Holly, Janice Joplin, J...
by Jaknife
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:37:27 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Valiant Video Games
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Valiant Video Games

I'm a huge fan of open world RPGs(The Witcher, Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, etc.) so anything along those lines would be a dream. X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, A&A, Eternal Warrior... They all could make phenomenal games, with a decent story and some good mechanics. I don't even think it would ...
by Jaknife
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:43:04 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: X-O Manowar
Replies: 0
Views: 374

X-O Manowar

So I'm on Unity #2, and I must say I really like the direction XO has gone. It's been a while since I read the original XO, but I feel like the fact that these nations are terrified of him and taking action against him makes sense. Not just evil societies with a private desire for power, but real pe...
by Jaknife
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:22:51 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Cary Nord
Replies: 24
Views: 2346

Re: Cary Nord

Holy smokes! I take back anything bad I said about Nord. A million miles ahead of Ming Doyle. Just finished Quantum and Woody 1-8. Fowler was fantastic. Asmus and Fowler was possibly my favorite team for that brief moment, but Doyle... Hooboy. Like a Deviantart fan comic. Just bad. Here's a question...
by Jaknife
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:32:07 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Cary Nord
Replies: 24
Views: 2346

Re: Cary Nord

And to be fair, I think you're comparing cover art with interior art. Cover art gets more effort and has a lot more space for detail. Yeah, the classic picture was just the best I could find on google. And yes, The legend of Shanhara was beautifully done. So I don't mean to dog on it totally. It ju...
by Jaknife
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:16:20 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Cary Nord
Replies: 24
Views: 2346

Re: Cary Nord

Shadowman99 wrote:Hopefully the story quality is enjoyable enough to keep you reading the comic...
Definitely. I've enjoyed a lot of the rebooted titles so far.
by Jaknife
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:03:02 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Cary Nord
Replies: 24
Views: 2346

Re: Cary Nord

Hooboy, didn't realize that second image was that big.
by Jaknife
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:02:16 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Cary Nord
Replies: 24
Views: 2346

Cary Nord

I'm late to the game, currently reading X-O Manowar #14. Nord is in no way a bad artist, but seems just average. I'm not inspired or wow-ed by anything yet. I love the story. The Vine are a great update to the Spider aliens, and loam has had some great moments. But the art still holds me back from t...
by Jaknife
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:12:34 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: What comics are you reading now?
Replies: 9094
Views: 86808

Re: What comics are you reading now?

Yea, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I'm trying to hit all the major points in Batman's timeline. So many.
by Jaknife
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:55:29 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: What comics are you reading now?
Replies: 9094
Views: 86808

Re: What comics are you reading now?

Batman. Lot's of Batman. Long Halloween/Dark Victory, War Games, Knightfall, Run riddler run, Hush...

Good stuff.
by Jaknife
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:54:02 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot #7
Replies: 48
Views: 4371

Re: Bloodshot #7

I've finally figured out one of my favorite things about this issue that separates it from others of its kind. I greatly appreciate the effort put into making his amnesia make sense. The whole "let's erase his mind and implant new memories often to keep him ready to kill", the intentionality of it, ...
by Jaknife
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:50:18 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Batman: War Games
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Batman: War Games

Not sure how many people have read this. I'm only in Act 2, so no spoilers. But a few questions to those who might know: Why does it seem like Batman is new to Gotham. One reporter keeps saying things like "He's real!", etc. Shouldn't Batman be well known by this time? Also, there seems to be a new ...
by Jaknife
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:44:24 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG 5 Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 5716

Re: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG 5 Discussion

I also like the "force of nature" concept too! This has been my least favorite book out of the bunch but its not a bad book though. The one thing I do not like is the boxes explaining fighting techniques all the time. I think we covered that in the 1st issue. We know Archer is a master of ______ <-...
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:45:05 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman #2
Replies: 122
Views: 7413

Re: Shadowman #2

I was thinking more of matter and anti-matter, but with energy. I guess I was picturing "death energy" as building up during the life of an individual (or plant, whatever)... but building up in an "anti-life" realm. So, as someone lives, grows, gets older in "the world outside my window", their dea...
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:42:58 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman #2
Replies: 122
Views: 7413

Re: Shadowman #2

Necromancy has to do with the dead, not the living. I know. Like I said, there's a reason (actually, several, but they dovetail together) why it's called that. But that's probably the sort of thing best revealed in the book, rather than a message board. But I can tell you it's not because I don't k...
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:53:18 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Faith "Zephyr" Herbert
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Faith "Zephyr" Herbert

I dont think shed look as creepy if her eyes didnt glow all the time.
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:52:17 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman #2
Replies: 122
Views: 7413

Re: Shadowman #2

I REALLY like the analogy to computer programming. Yes, it is possible to program in zeroes and ones, but it's much more efficient to program in a language. Different languages have pros and cons, depending on what you're trying to do, but ultimately, they all "sit on top" of the same zeroes and on...
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:01:41 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Crossgen Comics appreciation and memories thread.
Replies: 56
Views: 19177

Re: Crossgen Comics appreciation and memories thread.

Crossgen was great. I loved the underlying orange-eyed people that tied it all together. Also, how unique and distinct each planet/location/etc was. I loved the path, scion, way of the rat, ruse, and sojourn, and i generally liked the others. sigil was cool, meridian was cool, i cant really think of...
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:52:54 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Reading Lone Wolf and Cub
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Reading Lone Wolf and Cub

LW&C is one of my all-time favorites. I've collected 1-11, 20, 28 of the small 4 inch books, and I gotta say, all the details are there, it's not too small. Least, I like em. anyway, I absolutely love each story, and how realistic it is. Itto is one of my favorite badasses. Collecting the rest seems...
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:40:37 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: XO Manowar #7 Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 3222

Re: XO Manowar #7 Discussion

I like Alexander more than I liked Ken. I'm not sure I like that the aliens are called 'the vine'. I mean, I get it, with them being all nature-y and stuff, but an english word, or one thats really easily translated into english... not sure how to phrase it, but I just feel they could be referred to...
by Jaknife
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:27:55 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman #2
Replies: 122
Views: 7413

Re: Shadowman #2

I like it generally, but I feel it's a tad thin story-wise. No real explanation of the Shadowman Loa itself. If we hadnt had v1, I'd be more confused. Darque is one of my favorite villains of all time, but I preferred him when his tattoos were more noticeable, rather than his head scars, and I liked...
by Jaknife
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:43:31 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Disney to Buy Marvel for $4 Billion
Replies: 99
Views: 1008

it would probably be a better switch. marvel beast is educated, can probably dance, and loves to read. disney beast is violent.