Comic Book Fans

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    Jul 28, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    Comic-Con just finished up... any comic book fans out there?

    I used to like 'em, but they were a childhood thing for me.

    I LOVED watching the X-Men and Spiderman cartoons when they were on Fox.
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    Used to. Heck, a favorite pastime of mine once was to list the real names of superheroes. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    Do you still remember a lot of those names?
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    Used to. Quit in my 20s. Started picking them up again later once (1) I was totally over having to prove my maturity and (2) I wouldn't blink at spending $3 per issue.
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    I do enjoy a good comic book... but now a days it's like a soap opera with spandex and super powers! I mean... HOW many times can Jean Grey die and come back to life???
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    Oh yeah i still have all my comics from when i was younger. They are great!!
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:38 PM GMT
    I'm a huge comicbook fan. I love them all, superhero and other kinds. If you guys were fans of comics but burnt out of superheroes there are so many other comics out there. Mystery, crime, drama, comedy, gay and lesbian, just to name a few. It's a great storytelling medium that is always struggling for a larger audience.
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    Jul 28, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    Atlazeia saidDo you still remember a lot of those names?


    Sadly not a lot anymore.

    But yeah, hmm... (NOTE: Doing this entirely by memory, so might make a lot of mistakes)

    Cyclops was Scott Summers and his brother Havok was Alex Summers

    Jean Grey was Jean Grey

    their daughter was Rachel Summers, the other Phoenix

    Jubilee was Jubilation Lee (quite easy, she's the only Asian *I* know in X-men aside from Wolverine's nemesis, Lady Deathstrike/Yuriko)

    Rogue... damn I forgot. but I do know she was Mystique's adopted daughter.

    Gambit was Reme something?

    Professor Xavier was Charles Xavier

    Beast was Henry McCoy

    Magneto was Eric Lensher (not sure how's that's spelled)

    Storm was Ororo

    Wolverine was Logan something

    Iceman was Robert something

    White Queen was Emma Frost

    Blah... I use to know almost everyone's LOL. Colossus, Archangel (previously Angel), Banshee (who married Siren, I think... LOL, ironic since Banshee means 'Woman of the Sidhe (fairy folk)'), Polaris (who is magneto's daughter), Psylocke (Archangels' gf ;P), Morph, Nightcrawler, etc. Bah!



  • joggerva

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    Jul 28, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
    Haha, this brings back childhood memories...

    Sedative saidRogue... damn I forgot. but I do know she was Mystique's adopted daughter.

    As I remember, she didn't know her own name.

    Sedative saidGambit was Reme something?

    LeBeau?

    Sedative saidStorm was Ororo

    Monroe

    Sedative saidWolverine was Logan something

    Again, I don't think he knew his last name (or if Logan was authentic)

    Sedative saidBanshee (who married Siren, I think...

    Siren was Banshee's daughter
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    Jul 28, 2008 3:36 PM GMT
    joggerva said
    Sedative saidBanshee (who married Siren, I think...

    Siren was Banshee's daughter


    icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif EEW!

    I just hinted at INCEST! LOL

    So sorry. My bad. icon_redface.gif
  • bwayne78

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    Jul 28, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    Comics are the bomb....just finished reading the current issues of The Boys + Fables last night.

    YoungGuy is right...there are a ton of really cool comics out there for people who are not into superheroes.

    For some of you doubters, try....Transmetropolitan...Planetary....Preacher....Sandman...Fables...Scalped......

    ...I could go on forever.....

    ...or just pick up a damn good Batman title...and settle in for a good read!
  • joggerva

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    Jul 28, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    Sedative said
    joggerva said
    Sedative saidBanshee (who married Siren, I think...

    Siren was Banshee's daughter


    icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif EEW!

    I just hinted at INCEST! LOL

    So sorry. My bad. icon_redface.gif


    You aren't the only one, apparently. Check out this frame about Ultimate Quicksilver and Scarlet Queen (Magneto's kiddies):
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    Jul 28, 2008 4:16 PM GMT
    LOL

    I also found this a bit disturbing:

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    Rachel confiding to Alex about Scott Summers and Emma Frost's relationship (Jean had died again, I think).

    Also that thing with Cable (Cyclop's son with another woman) and Jean Grey. Man... twisted family, eh? ;)

  • Timbales

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    Jul 29, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    I still read, I have a $25 a week habit.
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    Jul 29, 2008 12:31 AM GMT
    I miss The Tick.
  • puttputt

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    Jul 29, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    Not really a big fan of superheroes, but definitely into dystopian comics. The Walking Dead, Y: The Last Man, etc.

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    Jul 29, 2008 1:44 AM GMT
    I haven't paid as much attention over the last decade as a I should have. I collected all the X titles for years and years and I think my ex still has my original Longshot series. I briefly collected X-Treme X-men when Claremont came back to write, but avoided all the other titles because the plot lines just got too convoluted and there became too many characters to follow.

    I briefly followed Darren Davis' The 10th Muse series which Marv Wolfman wrote for a while. He also did a awesome one called The Dolls. I'm not sure if it made it past a few issues or not.

    Recently, I've been into the comic version of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Ron Lim and Bret Booth both do beautiful pencils, but they still don't quite capture the terror and brutality of the novels. I enjoy them anyway, though I think Marc Silvestri would keep it a lot darker.
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    Jul 29, 2008 1:46 AM GMT
    Vlas saidNot really a big fan of superheroes, but definitely into dystopian comics. The Walking Dead, Y: The Last Man, etc.

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    Y was an awesome series.

    You may like Runaways, though it is more of a hero book. Actually, it's a villain book - kids who find out their parents are supervillains.
  • joggerva

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    Jul 29, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    Haven't collected any comics recently, but I was into New Mutants, X-Force, X-Man, and The Maxx.

    I have picked up a graphic novel recently because it is about one of my favorite stories, the Dark Tower, by Stephen King:

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    Jul 29, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    XRuggerATX saidI miss The Tick.


    That reminded me of "Batmanuel" ending up playing the Mayor in The Dark Knight
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    Jul 29, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    Sedative said
    Atlazeia saidDo you still remember a lot of those names?


    Sadly not a lot anymore.

    But yeah, hmm... (NOTE: Doing this entirely by memory, so might make a lot of mistakes)

    Cyclops was Scott Summers and his brother Havok was Alex Summers

    Jean Grey was Jean Grey

    their daughter was Rachel Summers, the other Phoenix

    Jubilee was Jubilation Lee (quite easy, she's the only Asian *I* know in X-men aside from Wolverine's nemesis, Lady Deathstrike/Yuriko)

    Rogue... damn I forgot. but I do know she was Mystique's adopted daughter.

    Gambit was Reme something?

    Professor Xavier was Charles Xavier

    Beast was Henry McCoy

    Magneto was Eric Lensher (not sure how's that's spelled)

    Storm was Ororo

    Wolverine was Logan something

    Iceman was Robert something

    White Queen was Emma Frost

    Blah... I use to know almost everyone's LOL. Colossus, Archangel (previously Angel), Banshee (who married Siren, I think... LOL, ironic since Banshee means 'Woman of the Sidhe (fairy folk)'), Polaris (who is magneto's daughter), Psylocke (Archangels' gf ;P), Morph, Nightcrawler, etc. Bah!





    You're real close.

    Pyslocke (Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock Captain Britain's hella kick ass sister) was Asian, well after she got her body switcherood with the Ninja Kwanon (sp) and Kwanon killed herself in Betsy's original body after it contracted the Legacy Virus.icon_lol.gif Kwanon also clawed out the bionic eyes Spiral and Mojo gave Betsy's original body. White girl in and Asian body? Does that mean she's the ultimate banana girl?

    Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida?)of Japan was also Asian. He was briefly a member of the team when the Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Banshee, Thunderbird and Wolverine first became a team. He left the team after the first mission, but has made several return appearances over the years.

    Karma (Xian Coy Mahn) of Vietnam was a member of the New Mutants and returned to the X-Men to advise some of the younger teams in recent years.

    Jean Grey originally went by the name Marvel Girl until she, or rather The Phoenix masquerading as her with her memories, became Phoenix/Dark Phoenix the first time around. When her body was recovered by The Avengers years later she simply started going by Jean Grey for many years. Though I do believe she called herself Phoenix again for a while leading up to one of her other deaths.
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    Jul 29, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    I guess I'm a comic fan. I'm not big on the classics, like Batman, Superman, or Spider-Man. I have, however, been reading Buffy Season 8, Angel: After the Fall (essentially Season 6), Fray, and the new Spike: After the Fall. What can I say, I'm a dork for the Buffyverse!

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  • MarvelClimber

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    Jul 29, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    I just got finished reading the graphic novel X-Men: Mutant Genesis, where Vulcan, the long-lost younger brother of Scott and Alex Summers re-appears to force Professor X to reveal the truth that he erased from Scott's mind. The back-story was very well-done.

    Off the superhero road, The Walking Dead is awesome!
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    Jul 29, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    I bought Spider-Man, X-Men, and Daredevil religiously from 1964 - 1968. Still have em all, even Spider-Man #1 (published in 1962; a friend's older brother gave it to me - it was tattered and torn then, still is now). To me, the X-Men are Scott Summers, Warren Worthington III, Jean Grey (aka Marvel Girl), Hank McCoy (no, he's not blue), and Bobby Drake (NOT "Robert something"!) - didn't know nothin bout Wolverine and Storm till the movies.

    I've read some of the newer stuff but most of it doesn't do much for me - it's art-driven rather than story or dialogue-driven; it's not aimed at a mainstream audience anymore (written by geeks, for geeks); and I absolutely hate some of the revisionist history they've perpetrated on some of my favorite characters. Doctor Octupus was NOT Peter Parker's instructor at "Science Camp"!!!!!

    Steve Ditko was a genius!
  • joggerva

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    Jul 29, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    SedativeAlso that thing with Cable (Cyclop's son with another woman) and Jean Grey. Man... twisted family, eh? ;)

    Hehe, the "another woman" was Jean's clone, Madelyne Pryor.

    slickguystyle said... Vulcan, the long-lost younger brother of Scott and Alex Summers

    Ack! Another one... this is why my eyes usually glaze over whenever a character has the surname Summers.