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#21 stanleylieber

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (Christian @ Dec 30 2004, 12:21 AM)
This is a freakin' 6-part story-line!!! SOMETHING should happen in #2!


Can you imagine waiting to upload the entirety of that machine's hard drives over a _satellite phone_??

Even at "broadband" speeds, there were gonna be there several hours at least.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (Christian @ Dec 30 2004, 01:21 AM)
I was starting to warm up the guy again, after the embarrassment of "Orbiter"


Agreed, and I feel sorry for Colleen Doran...

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (stanleylieber @ Dec 30 2004, 04:05 PM)
Can you imagine waiting to upload the entirety of that machine's hard drives over a _satellite phone_??

Even at "broadband" speeds, there were gonna be there several hours at least.


True enough, but one of the many wonderful things about the comics medium is that you don't necessarily have to depict every last second of those hours, let alone replicate the tedium of sitting through them with paagggesssss........aaaaaaannnnnnddddddd.......pppppppaaaaaggggeeeeessssssssssss
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This post was presented in Ellis-vision. It's like normal vision, but everything takes much longer to happen.
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Posted 30 December 2004 - 09:28 PM

They say The Invisibles inspired The Matrix, but you just know they nicked all the slow-mo bits off Ellis.

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 05:01 AM

Um...much to my surprise I quite liked Iron Man #2.

The phone bits at the start were shit but everything else was funky - the parallels between Stark and yer one by the drugged up mentor bloke were interesting though they reek of long term set-up and Ellis is gone after six issues.  Yeah, I could do without Warren reciting (for what feels like the 1000th time) stuff about hacking humans but it felt like it worked here.  

The art is FUCKING GORGEOUS - the enhanced dude burning shit up was good action stuff and I'm already gagging for his throw down with Iron Man - though the heavy-handed message here seemed to be that he'll fail and yer one will come up with a way for beating Extremis.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 06:47 AM

Did you say Ellis is only writing the initial story-arc on this "Iron Man" series (first 6 issues)?! I thought he was full-time writer!

If he is only on for 6-issues, I can see why he's not trying to introduce too many side-plots, other than the one John mentions.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 06:50 AM

Happy new year man - far as I know he's only on for six issues - frustating cause he managed to set up an interesting premise in a few pages that he won't be around to address.

Anyone pick up Quit City ?  Wasn't in the shops here, probably come out next week.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 08:00 AM

Not surprising that he isn't going to stay on all his books.  I mean, how many titles does he have going?

The guy that owns the comic store that I patronize considers Ellis to be an idea guy who starts things out, but doesn't necessarily stay with them.  Around the time Iron Man first came out and Ocean had two issues going, he predicted Ellis wouldn't stay with some or all of these books.

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 08:07 AM

Well no bonus marks there - Warren said from day one that he was only going to do six issues on Iron Man and twelve issues on UFF.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 04:25 PM

Quit City was out in the shops around here this week. Didn't pick it up, tho, doesn't look like my kinda thing.

I didn't realize that Wozza wasn't going to stay on Iron Man. That sucks.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 06:52 PM

Did Tony Star become a chain-smoker yet?

And how is nanotechnology used this time? You can't have Ellis without a healthy dose of nanobabble  icon_wink.gif

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 07:19 PM

Yeah, bit like shooting  fish in a barrell when it comes to slagging Ellis' love of technobullshit - Iron Man is full of it, and it often veers dangerously close to a parody of Ellis wallowing in his excesses but like I said, it all seems to come together somehow - at least for me anyway!
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 01:17 PM

Quit City : Nice strong character piece this though the art breaks down really badly in a couple of panels - almost like a five year old got her hands on the pages in question and finished them up!
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (James @ Dec 30 2004, 10:28 PM)
They say The Invisibles inspired The Matrix, but you just know they nicked all the slow-mo bits off Ellis.


actually, what came first: The Matrix, The Invisibles or Dark City?
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 09:39 PM

Matrix - 1999
The 13th Floor - 1999
Dark City - 1998.
Invisibles - circa 1994, i believe...
Equilibrium - 2002
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:26 AM

Is it possible to get a copy of Dark City without that fucking monologue at the start?

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:43 AM

QUOTE (James @ Jan 9 2005, 01:26 AM)
Is it possible to get a copy of Dark City without that fucking monologue at the start?


I don't mind that one actually. I really love the movie.
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 07:09 AM

QUOTE (JohnMcMahon @ Jan 8 2005, 09:17 AM)
Quit City : Nice strong character piece this though the art breaks down really badly in a couple of panels - almost like a five year old got her hands on the pages in question and finished them up!


Agreed on the story, but I liked the art!  It was kind of scribbly in places, and remided me of Dr. Katz.

I hate that these books Ellis is doing are 1 shots!  I would read Quit City and Frank Ironwine.
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 07:20 AM

I actually managed to catch Ellis' "Justice League" cartoon episode tonite!
I usually either forget when the show is on or when I remember it I'm busy. So, I've only seen a handful of episodes, but I really enjoy the show.
Anyway, Ellis' episode was pretty good! It wasn't the best of the shows I've seen, but was far from bad. Good stuff!
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 07:25 AM

I saw the begening. But missed it a 2nd time!! I was at the part where Superman talks to The Atom, And then right after that I had to go eat dinenr and missed all the funny quips and good stuff. Damnit. Hopefully it will be on again.
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