Put on your tinfoil hats, lace some string on your cork boards, and walk around town wearing a sandwichboard "End is Coming" sign! What is your most...let's say "passionate" nerd conspiracy theory? This could be in-universe comic storyline theories that were never confirmed or some of the backend business deals we all know to happen. Whatever gets you all riled up that "The Man" is keeping under wraps, we want to hear it!
After watching Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame I have some thoughts on the MCU, we have seen how the infinity stones have effected people like Carol Danvers, and Wanda Maximoff. Could the destruction of the infinity stones be a precursor to more super powered people popping up since that energy has been released into the universe. I also have a feeling that since they were destroyed, that’s what releases the multiverse of madness in Dr Strange.
Yesterday while counseling a student about publishing his own comic I was talking about the Explosion of independent comics and publishers in the late 80's and 90's, which of course made me think of some of the comics that were a success (TNMT comes to mind) and the ones that just died before they even got a out a full years worth of issues. So the question is what are some of your favorites that are still around in some form or another, and which one do you wish was still around?
A lot like today when I was a kid there were other publishers of comics aside from DC and Marvel, like Gold Key and Charlton that went out of business and sold their IP to DC or Marvel. What are some of your favorites and did the bit two do them justice?
I have a friend who is as equally nerdy as I am, who has a controversial opinion. He feels that Frank Miller’s Dark Knight is actually bad, not the story but the impact it had on comics. Most comics post Dark Knight became dark, gritty, and kid unfriendly. So question for you nerds; what comics had such a sweeping effect on the comic industry, good or bad? And bonus question, 35 years along what do you really thing about The Dark Knight?
I know this topic has been covered in passing but I'm not sure if there's been an actual question covering it; There are some artists/creators/writers out there in comics and other media who have turned out to be *"as loathsome as a toad”, but we didn't know how bad they were till it was late in their career. So the question is when you find out someone is **"the rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril" do you just stop reading there newest work or purge everything they have ever done from your home? And if they are that brilliant of a creator how much time do you feel should go by till the work is recognized on it own apart from the creator. Lovecraft always comes to mind with this.
Post by Scott Evil on Sept 16, 2021 19:16:34 GMT -6
In the vein of Sins Past becoming Continuity past, what are your favorite and least favorite retcons? Staying with Spider-Man, I love me some Brand New Day and will defend it at length, but the Spider-Totem idea is just nonsense.
All this talk about creators have got me thinking about where the ideas for our favorite characters come from and how wildly varied those inspirations are. SO...With this in mind... What character, when you found out where their story was inspiration from blew your mind? I'll give you my example because it's probably the most famous one I can think of. Superman is based on the Moses story, I can't believe I haven't realized it myself but it made sense. There are so many others that are equally as mind blowing, what's yours?
(as i'm proofreading this, for some reason, it's in Joe's voice)
NEMESIS!!! What is the best hero/villain combination in comics or other nerd media? Why? Someone’s gonna suggest Batman/Joker as order/chaos, but I dig the Flash and Captain Cold as foils. Super speed and Entropy personified make a great combination. The personalities that go with those powers mesh in such a way that they can fight with some level of mutual respect.