Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread: "Face My Enemy"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm


They really are inspired by A Beautiful Mind this season, aren't they? In fiction, I'm pretty sure John Nash (as depicted in the movie) would have found a way to turn his mental illness into super powers somehow.

Should I have done a Flash thread? I'm going to do a combined Flash/Arrow thread tomorrow and see if that works, or if it turns out to be a clustercuss. There are too many comic-based shows now to do threads for all of them, and they all seem to be doing well.

TR Readers' Best Stormtrooper Memes (and Stormtrooper/Sharknado Contest Winners)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm


It's time to name some winners. For the Stormtrooper costume, we asked you to create a meme based in some way on a Stormtrooper.

One of the honorable mentions is above; the rest (and the Sharknado winner, chosen by random number generation) follow...

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Blu-ray Today: Days of Future Past, Ways of Making Young Dracula Better

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

X-Men: Days of Future Past - I admit, I was hoping for more of a mind-trip with this movie, like something more complex than "Hey, we hit the reset button back to the '70s" that would explain discrepancies between First Class and the prior films.

However, I also think I was expecting the impossible. Downsized for appropriate expectations, this is still a fun X-flick, even if the shocking opening sequence does almost instantly retcon the "surprise" deaths. Individual scenes like the one where Mystique becomes Trask can get wonderfully weird (David Lynch, Peter Dinklage - you need each other. Please work together on Twin Peaks). Wew all thought Quicksilver would be a lowlight, but his showcase moment is awesomely playful and fun - why the characters then ignore him for the rest of the movie is a plot weakness they ought to have tried to better fix.

The disc set features a handful of extras, but if you wanbt the deleted Rogue rescue sequence, you're going to have to wait till next year. Can you hold out for the inevitable 2.5 edition?

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Geek Apparel of the Week: Her Universe SHIELD Shirt With Secret-Reveal Hydra Logo

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm


Reveal your true colors in the shadows! What looks like a normal SHIELD logo shirt hides a secret glow-in-the-dark Hydra symbol, allowing all double-agents to align with Avengers by day, then sink their tentacles into evil at night.

I've highlighted the plus-size version in particular because Her Universe merchandise is geared towards women...but some of you men might fit into a cut made for larger women than Ashley Eckstein.

Gotham SPOILER Thread - Arkham Asylum

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm


Try just a riddle bit harder...

Tags: Fox, Gotham

Top-Down Smackdown: Kazarian, Lawler, Booker T and More Kickstart a Comic. Plus: Bond-tista?

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm


Headlocked, a comic by Michael Kingston, tells the story of a theater major who leaves it all behind to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Kingston, who sounds like Daniel Bryan if you close your eyes and listen to him talking, calls the comic his own personal defense of fandom, as well as an antidote to the wrestling comics that have traditionally not been very good (there's a reason the best movies about wrestling are documentaries - the true stories are usually more interesting than the fiction the companies portray. Ditto wrestling comic books).

And real-life wrestlers have become fans: so much so that Kickstarter donors to the second issue will receive exclusive bonus stories written by the likes of John Morrison, Booker T, Kazarian, AJ Styles and Tony Atlas. And Jerry Lawler's contributing original artwork too.

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Talk and Relevant Discussions in Snark: "Mummy on the Orient Express" SPOILER Thread

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:00 am


Let's recap. My thoughts below...

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New Todd McFarlane Walking Dead Nipple-O Pics and Season Premiere SPOILER Thread

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:00 am


I'm currently editing from the mom-in-law's place, where there is no cable and I did not see the season premiere of The Walking Dead.

What I DO have for you is pics from NYCC of new Todd McFarlane Nipple-O construction sets - RV and prison interior - from a proposed series 2 if the first batch does well. Consider this also your SPOILER thread for last night - so if you just want to see the toys but haven't yet seen the episodes - don't read comments.

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TR's 14 Biggest Highlights From New York Comic Con 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:00 am


New York Comic Con has now officially closed, and I have to admit, it was my favorite one ever. This show has a reputation for being more comic-focused than San Diego, and that certainly held true this year, but the news wasn't entirely comic book related, as you might have seen if you were following TR's Twitter feed. Here are the 14 things that stood out the most from four days in New York.

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Netflix's Marvel's Daredevil Costume and Footage Description

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm


New York Comic Con just held a panel on the show, and here, from Twitter, is Jim Dandeneau's description of what he saw...

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