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Obviously I'm a huge geek, but to be honest I only know Jessica Jones via her bio on a wikia. I am not even that familiar with Scott Lang. Except for reading modern trades I find at the library all my main 1st-hand comics experience is classic stuff mixed with a smattering of issues from the 90s X-Men #1 era (spanning Marvel, DC and Image). I was a teen then, but I met my wife so quick that my cash in hand went to dates and getting laid over comics. I have a great memory for geeky things however so picked up a bunch just by listening to buddies talk about stuff and reading Wizard.

For the longest time however my comics exposure was thanks to boxes and boxes of 50s to the late 60s comics. All sorts. They were my Pops comics, they've all be sold now unfortunately, but yeah that undoubtably explains a lot about my POV on a lot of characters.

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EXPOSED

But yeah, get Alias in trade. I said it elsewhere recently, but that was Bendis' first work for Marvel where he had free reign. It pretty much set the stage for the last decade of Marvel with him being their top writer.
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I know rite?!

I've read tons in the last decade of being here though. All sorts. Still way behind people that buy monthly. eg. just finished DC52's first year of batman, hit that quick just to feel current. A year or so ago I finally read the initial runs of the Ultimate Universe.

As much as I'm a classic tights/capes geek, I like Madman and Hellboy style stuff the most. Atomic Robo is neat too. Big big fan of Elseworlds, probably the only thing I bought with any regularity my whole geekhood.

Edited by The Human Torch, 06 February 2014 - 10:49 PM.


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...she was most defined as an alcoholic detective that had a fetish for boning superhoroes.

So, in other words, Jessica Jones is who Rick Jones wishes he was.


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HAha, yes... actually, Alias has a storyline with Rick Jones having a sidekick existential crisis.

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Marvel's track record is enough for me to give them the benefit of the doubt for both this and guardians of the galaxy.

I was really skeptical about the Iron Man movie.  Iron Man was at best a second-rate hero in the Marvel Universe...right along with Thor and Captain America.  Spider-man, X-men....those were the interesting storylines and cool titles.  Of course, Iron Man was awesome.  Thor was awesome.  Captain America was awesome.  While I am incredulous of an Ant-Man movie....hey, they did right by the others.  I'll give them the benefit of the doubt as well.



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Yeah I actually agree with everything you just said. I'm sure the movie will be fine. But I am still having a lot of fun mocking the overall concept of a super hero named after a ****ing ant.

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Ant-Man is better than DC Comics superhero called Matter Eater Lad, who has the power to digest anything. Or Marvel superhero called Squirrel Girl, who (you guessed it) can talk to and control squirrels. Afterthought: But at least those two powers are better than DC Comics superhero Color Kid, who (thankfully was not also Black) could change the color of anything he wanted.


Edited by The Human Torch, 16 February 2014 - 01:16 PM.


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The Human Torch (the one from the FF, I'm pretty sure, not ours) once fought some guy called Paste Pot Pete. The Legion of Superheroes once encountered something called the Super-Moby Dick of Space (trademarked, of course, 'cause that right there, that's pure gold) and at one point they considered adding one member named Fruit Boy and another named Arm Fall Off Boy. 

 

 

I'm with Torch, when you look at the history of comic book names, Ant-Man really isn't so bad.


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Touche, my friends. Cuz ... Damn.
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The best thing about Arm Fall Off Boy is how he tried to impress the Legion of Superheroes. Basically; "What power do I have? Check this out!" [rips off his arm] "And then I hit villains with it."

DC Comics tried to improve Color Kid at one point however. Color Kid got infected by... I just brain farted her name, but it was a character who's power was to infect people with diseases. Anyway, Contigious Girl infects Color Kid with a space-disease that changed his sex. So Color Kid turns into The Color Queen. Same powers, different sex, DC Comics was like bam! Improved!
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Her name was Infectious Lass.


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Ant-Man is better than DC Comics superhero called Matter Eater Lad, who has the power to digest anything. Or Marvel superhero called Squirrel Girl, who (you guessed it) can talk to and control squirrels. Afterthought: But at least those two powers are better than DC Comics superhero Color Kid, who (thankfully was not also Black) could change the color of anything he wanted.

Do not mock the Legion.


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I mock because I love. I even have a Legion Flight Ring! I do however suspect it's authenticity, because I've never been able to fly.

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Ryn and I can fly with our rings. The Legion just hates you.


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Wait.

This means I'm Color Kid doesn't it?!
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Porcupine Pete.


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Young Darkseid, probably.


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I :heart: you guys.

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Welp... Edgar Wright has bailed out. Marvel Studios says "a difference in creative vision." I translate that to mean the Wright's signature whip-pan, zoom, comedic visual style isn't in line with the look of the MCU and they said our way or the highway. No word if they are still using his script-- if they are staying on schedule I would assume so.

 

I guess Edgar wasn't the Wright man for the job huh? I'm antsy to see who the new director will be...

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I've seen others ponder that Wright could have been hampered by motivation/schedule issues as well. If that is so and combined with his style perhaps already being "too much", I could see why these parties parted.



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It took them this long to figure out? I mean, hasn't Wright been attached to this for more than half a decade?

 

I'm not interested in an Ant Man movie anyway, though the cast was coming along nicely.



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I was looking forward to an Edgar Wright super-hero movie, not an Ant-Man movie in and of itself.  If they can bring in someone half as idiosyncratic as Wright, I suppose it could still work. But how many other directors would care that much about Ant-Man? How many years has Wright been working on this now? Like, three or four?

 

If he bailed because Marvel insisted it ape the style of the other films...to be honest, I'll be surprised if this survives past the storyboard stage and doesn't get shelved.



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Via The Mary Sue's Facebook comments:

https://twitter.com/...7282176/photo/1

YMMV.



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