Marvel NOW! Recap: 11/19/12

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#1 Posted by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio
I hate those mieces to pieces!!
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#2 Posted by ReadItNow (180 posts) - - Show Bio

That's a big smile g man! Ya a handful of Marvel 1s have that effect!

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#3 Posted by The Stegman (37816 posts) - - Show Bio

"You're just a hater Tony."  
 
God I love Babs!

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#4 Posted by Cavemold (1818 posts) - - Show Bio

why is so impossible to think thor answers other prayers @G-Man

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#5 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

I like videos like this, and I'd like to see more like it. Maybe it's because I don't listen to the podcast.

I don't listen to the podcast because it's 2 hours long, I don't have a very long commute, and I find podcast formats in general have a hard time keeping my interest.

Have you guys ever thought of nixing the podcast and instead putting out regular segment videos 10 to 15 minutes in length? I would imagine it would be fairly straightforward to do, like doing the podcast but just breaking up the segments afterwards, and scattering the releases over the course of the week. Or does the podcast generate a lot of traffic, and I'm the statistical outlier?

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#6 Posted by Reignmaker (2482 posts) - - Show Bio

No Deadpool? *sad face*

Aw well, it's not like it's going to stop me from buying #2 anyway.

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#7 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (960 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor, all new x-men and X-men Legacy (i was sadened by mixed reviews) are instant pull list material

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#8 Posted by k3vbomb (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought this was a video review of comics released Nov. of 1912. /letdown.... =P

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#9 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12480 posts) - - Show Bio

I HATE MARVEL FOR MAKING ALL THE TITLES $4 and BIMONTHLY

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#10 Posted by ReadItNow (180 posts) - - Show Bio

@k3vbomb that would have been awesome, just not sure what characters were around then @madeinbangladesh ah man, don't be a hater. Printed comics is expensive. If your willing to wait it out a bit... You can get it on line cheaper. Not as good as print, but it is cheaper on line if you wait a while. Let the on line better than print bs begin lol

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#11 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh said:

I HATE MARVEL FOR MAKING ALL THE TITLES $4 and BIMONTHLY

I agree with you. I want to start reading Marvel books, but the $4 price tag and a lot of them being bimonthly is keeping me away

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#12 Posted by randalmeister (86 posts) - - Show Bio

@Baberaham_Lincoln: Did you like X-Men: Legacy #1? I like Legion well enough but felt the #1 could have been tighter. I'll definitely give it a few issues before I render judgement.

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#13 Posted by gmanfromheck (42506 posts) - - Show Bio
@Reignmaker ? Deadpool wasn't released last week.

@k3vbomb sheesh. Some people are never satisfied. We did post reviews for this week's Cap, Hulk and Journey.
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#14 Posted by csl316 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

Pix of the beanbag or it didn't happen. Snap (those pics!)

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 showed how you can travel into your own past. But Tony's explanation started making more and more sense as the hand motions got moving.

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#15 Edited by cyberchop979 (466 posts) - - Show Bio

Great video. Kinda feels like the podcast discussion with added video content tho. Not that I am complaining. It is way easier to tell whether you guys are joking or not with a video than on the audio podcast.

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#16 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting discussion regarding Thor and most mystical/mythological based characters. I never thought Thor, as depicted by Marvel, really had any interactions with "prayers" thrown his way. Guess I need to raid my brother's comics because he's a big Thor fan. Thor itself as a concept is based on Norse Mythology which was a religion for lack of a better term way way back in history.

When someone shows up displaying powers normally not seen by man, it would be tempting to indeed "pray" to that person. It will probably happen one day which is kind of scary.

Speaking of time travel, my future's so bright I gotta wear shades....it can be depicted well or really confusing. Seems like time travel always opens the door for speculation in one way or another.

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#17 Posted by Sinfulplayerx (193 posts) - - Show Bio

That girl is so nerdy-sexy. Bonus likes comics.

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#18 Posted by pspin (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

These extra videos are great, keep up the great work! Will you be doing this for all of the Marvel Now books?

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#19 Edited by dreamfall31 (611 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor was interesting, but I probably wouldn't read it if my brother wasn't picking it up himself. FF is the only one I'm going to pick up, but even that one I don't know too much about. I just like the people in the team and Mike Allred's art!

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#20 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor was cool not sure if i will stick with it, Im really only looking forward to Age of Ultron and Thunderbolts.

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#21 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

We are fully upon the Marvel NOW streak with this. Good recap, G-Man and Sara!

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#22 Posted by ME24601 (130 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic Four #1 has definitely been my favorite Marvel NOW! release so far.

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#23 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men and Thor seem legit, but I don't trust either Brian Bendis or Jason Aaron in writing a series based on some of my favorite characters. Bendis is great in the Ultimate-verse and Aaron kicks ass in Wolverine and the X-Men. But they butchered Incredible Hulk and Avengers respectively.

So it's going to be a while before I cough up cash in buying their titles.

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#24 Posted by thveej (203 posts) - - Show Bio

X-men, Thor and Fantastic Four were good. I am bit worried about Thor, it had a good start but I can totally see it going down a convoluted path. Old Thor does look bad ass though. I enjoyed Fantastic Four, but it will be really hard to out do Hickman's run.  
 
My only problem with X-men was  that : 
  
    

 
I can not wait to see how (old) Jean reacts to the present. How will she feel about Wolverine and the school being named after her? What will she think of past/future Scott after seeing the future? Will Jean's presence in this timeline somehow lead to the resurrection of  the dead Jean? SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!!!! 
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#25 Posted by RigorMortis (91 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor is my favorite Marvel Now book thus far, which is surprising, considering I previously had little interest in Thor or the fantasy genre in general. It's probably because of Dean White. That man could paint a bowel movement blue and it would somehow look tragically beautiful.

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#26 Edited by FoxxFireArt (3641 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, damn. You see what working on prepping the Thanksgiving dinner does? It makes me late for enjoying new video content. I only knew this was up becasue I saw that YouTube video. The dinner thing wasn't really a joke. I try and cook a few dishes ahead of time throughout the week. That saves me from cooking everything in one day. It's very stressful.

Love the LOTR movies and books. I own the extended editions of all three movies. Those have amazing commentaries from nearly everyone who worked on the films. .

I seem to remember that it was in X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX that Cyclops had Madrox send several of his duplicates to several timelines in the future to gather information. That's becasue they didn't know which time line had the information. They were all to gather information then die so all that info would be sent back in time to the original Madrox.

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#27 Posted by JamDamage (1195 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how Mark Millar had Tony Stark tell Thor he'd give $100,000 to any charity if he'd stop talking like a god and talk like an Earthman. Other then that. Aren't the X-Men of the past here in the future to try and CHANGE the timeline so Cyclops doesn't do what he's done and go all bad guy.

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#28 Posted by Press Oblivion (1719 posts) - - Show Bio

This was a nice feature guys! Nice job.

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#29 Posted by kingdomenic (217 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

@MadeinBangladesh said:

I HATE MARVEL FOR MAKING ALL THE TITLES $4 and BIMONTHLY

I agree with you. I want to start reading Marvel books, but the $4 price tag and a lot of them being bimonthly is keeping me away

Are they going to continue to be bimonthly? I thought that Marvel was just trying to keep up with Death of the Family sales.

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#30 Posted by Marv_El (9 posts) - - Show Bio

some pray to thor.. some might need too :P but we all need to learn the truth about him.

Back to Light.

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#31 Posted by feargalr (1245 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm defo sticking with all 4 of those books for the foreseeable future. Thor was amazing, and Fantastic Four was... well.. fantastic, The 2 X-Men books didn't blow me away as much but I'm really excited to see where they both go.

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#32 Posted by Loki9876 (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the fantasy stuff in thor so I guess this will be a book for me.

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#33 Edited by deadpool25mm (864 posts) - - Show Bio

"Brian Michael Bendis:The other aspect of the book that I’ll be dealing with is that there are a lot of things that happen on Earth, a lot of messing with the space-time continuum, a lot of time jumping going on, and though there doesn’t seem to be a lot of ramifications once those stories are over in those stories, there is a ramification somewhere else in the galaxy, and we’ll be dealing with that.
Let’s say that there’s a story where the five original X-Men come here to the present. That is an abuse of the space-time continuum, and though there’s no genuine effect going on in [ALL-NEW X-MEN], it doesn’t mean it’s not happening in the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY."
http://marvel.com/news/story/19545/marvel_now_qa_guardians_of_the_galaxy

;)

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#34 Posted by crazyflashfan11 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if ill pick up any of these, but I am definitley picking up Hulk.

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#35 Posted by tordollhouse (16 posts) - - Show Bio

For all those interested exclusively in Marvel NOW!

I run a blog with a daily review of ONLY Marvel Now! related issue(s) you can check it out over at:

http://tordollhouse.blogspot.com.au/

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#36 Posted by TwistedBishop (28 posts) - - Show Bio

You can tell Tony really loves playing mean older brother to Sara. The patient looks she gives him are fantastic.

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#37 Posted by doordoor123 (3816 posts) - - Show Bio

@Fantasgasmic said:

I like videos like this, and I'd like to see more like it. Maybe it's because I don't listen to the podcast.

I don't listen to the podcast because it's 2 hours long, I don't have a very long commute, and I find podcast formats in general have a hard time keeping my interest.

Have you guys ever thought of nixing the podcast and instead putting out regular segment videos 10 to 15 minutes in length? I would imagine it would be fairly straightforward to do, like doing the podcast but just breaking up the segments afterwards, and scattering the releases over the course of the week. Or does the podcast generate a lot of traffic, and I'm the statistical outlier?

They used to do more videos. I wish they had more rather then the podcast. It IS hard to listen to.

They should also invest in a boom-pole and a better microphone.

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#38 Posted by Figueiredo (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Don´t ask why, but I like the song. It´s so calm... What/Who is it?

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#39 Posted by TwistedBishop (28 posts) - - Show Bio

@doordoor123 said:

They used to do more videos. I wish they had more rather then the podcast.

Please, no. I love the podcast dearly and would hate to see it disappear. It's a big part of the reason I use the site so much.

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#40 Posted by SolthesunGod (324 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Legacy. I like when things aren't completely spelled out for you. You found out what was going on by the end of the issue anyway. The whole new reader friendly thing often dumbs books down. I thought this was clever. Worth a few issues. If done well, Legion could be an excellent character.

All New X-Men was so fine. But already this seems so predictable. The original X-Men travel to the future and all of a sudden Cyclops comes across a mutant with the ability to control the flow of time. How convenient. Beast is mutating again and all of a sudden has access to his young umutated self's dna. How convenient. I shouldn't have an idea of how the story is going to end in the first issue.

Fantastic Four was good. I didn't like Sue though at the end. I think Fraction got everyone else down. I'm totally getting a 60s sci fi feel from it. Give it a couple of issues.

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#41 Posted by tim_mik (137 posts) - - Show Bio

You're completely right about Legacy

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#42 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@randalmeister: In MY opinion, i loved the living lovenesss out of it, sure some parts of the art was 'off'', and the writing can be a bit 'wacky' (these were complaints from most reviews), but the way i look at it, these mistakes were cause by Legion's multiple personalities =P. For example, when i see distortion in certain parts of the art, i think it's just legion's brain slowly spiralling out of control... sure that may seem retarded, but i just love the premise of Legacy and really hope to see Legion as a character step up and become a big deal in the future of the marvel universe.

P.S. Jorge Molina will be doing art duties too, i liked his art in WATXM, twas very clean and elegant =D

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#43 Posted by randalmeister (86 posts) - - Show Bio

@Baberaham_Lincoln: Fair enough. I wouldn't say I didn't like entirely. I'll simply say I'm not sold on it's premise. I think this series has the potential to be quite interesting but the first issue left me somewhat ambivalent. I'm going to give Spurrier a few issues to sell me on it. The addition of Jorge Molina on art can't hurt, though. :)

I've always liked when Legion showed-up in an X-Men storyline because he's always a wildcard; he's just so unpredictable.

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