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[personal profile] icon_uk2016-06-28 09:59 am

Off-Topic Tuesday!

In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like.

Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves

Well, Brexit is happening, which depresses the hell out of me, especially since it's now obvious that most of "Leave" team never expected to REALLY win and now have to backpedal on the promises they never expected to have to keep, which throws the whole thing into even more confusion and uncertainty. And also the repellent tide of xenophobic and racist crimes which are being reported since the vote went through (This link contains examples of racism and xenophobia, so be aware before you click) should bring shame to every British citizen  (As someone more succinct than I could ever be put it; "Not everyone who voted for Brexit is racist, but it's pretty clear everyone who is racist voted for Brexit").

But parts of the country which heavily backed the Remain (my one consolation is that my area is included in that list) are striking back against the xenophobic attitude

In other news, apparently it's Shark Week..

In more significant news, the US Supreme Court has struck down Texas' controversial (to say the least) laws limiting access to abortion

In finally (as they say in the newscasts)  a Police Officer proposed to his boyfriend in the middle of the London Pride Parade. How delightful that the sort of thing unthinkable or shameful only a few years ago is now reported as a feelgood story.

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[personal profile] ozaline2016-06-27 05:45 pm
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Roman Holiday IN SPAAAAACE (But also mostly on Earth)

1992 Macross' Japanese distributors Big West wanted to release a sequel series to the popular Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, but the creators at Studio Nue were not interested at that time. So Big West went ahead with their own series (retaining only character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto) Macross II Lovers Again, based the movie version of Macross.

It also borrowed a lot from Roman Holiday, which I will be focusing on with these scans.

(note for page counts each issue in US comic format was 31, or 32 pages long there are also two clips from Roman Holiday amounting to about 7 minutes of it's 2 hr run time, and the intro and second closing theme of Macross II)

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Written by Sukehiro Tomita
Illustrated by Tsuguo Okazaki
[personal profile] history792016-06-27 05:33 pm

Fantastic Four: World's Greatest - Part 1

"You look at Reed and he's about 40. You look at Sue and she looks about 30. And you think he's got a past – before he met Sue, when she was in school, he was at a university in Vienna, mixing it up with some of the most beautiful, richest, smartest girls in the world, you know? So kind of thinking about that, it's kind of interesting.

There are some women in Reed's life that no one talks about prior to Sue obviously. The minute I started thinking along those lines, and also that Reed and Sue are such an odd couple – they're both very attractive but she's a perfectly averagely smart woman and he's literally the world's smartest man. You can't really imagine a normal husband and wife really. So I thought maybe Reed got married on the rebound. You know, he loves Sue with all of his heart, but maybe there was a girl before her who was much more like Reed. So I've nicknamed her "Mrs. Fantastic" and she's a character Reed knew at the university. She's like two points smarter than him on the IQ test and he was just madly in love with her."

- Mark Millar

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Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle #1

"I think there are two ways to write Punisher -- one is a story where you're in his head a bit, and he's a POV character, whether you're literally getting internal narration captions from him or not. The other way is from the POV of anyone else in the Marvel Universe, during which he comes across as just this dark, dangerous force of nature [...] This story is the second kind, and maybe it says something about me, but I love writing that Frank. He's a legend, almost a monster in the horror movie sense, and that's a lot of fun." - Charles Soule

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Omega Men #12 [the final issue]

'I think the best way to describe it is that "Omega Men" is a series that's like a ticking time bomb set off in the entire DCU. By "Omega Men" #12, you are going to see it go off, and there are going to be big repercussions.' -- Tom King

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Stever Rogers - Captain America #1

"If all this was was a cheap sales gimmick, it would've been announced weeks, if not months, beforehand. The twist was held back specifically and not spoiled in mass media to protect the story and the book. Marvel put the actual comic first here. I was very happy about that." - Nick Spencer

Now that it's been a month, here's a full third of the 30-page issue...

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Civil War II #2

Well, that Totally Awesome Hulk comic a bit down ended quite happily. Allow me to ruin it for you right away!

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Starbrand & Nightmask #6 - "Eternity's Children [Attend University], Chapter Six: Evaluation"

"They’re kinda right in my sweet spot. Two guys (best friends) in their late teens with a lot of power and almost zero life experience, trying to find their place in a very real world (in this case college) while simultaneously battling large scale menace. It’s the same kind of themes that interested me in The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice." -- Greg Weisman

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