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  1. This has been happening a lot over the last few years on large sites (like Vanity Fair, Popular Science, Recode,Reuters, NPR, The Guardian etc) and there' a couple of elements at play. One, discussion has moved to social media - they would like you to have it out on facebook, twitter, or a place like Reddit etc where in a lot of cases you are more identifiable and causes easier moderation on their end if applicable. The other side is that these are ad based companies, and people coming back to comment in discussion directly help their bottom line but people are despicable that they just got tired of having to moderate content on their property. It's babysitting adults and it's annoying. The comic book angle is definitely a relevant one and probably at least in some way crisscrosses with politics and religion which tend to get people to go crazy and say really dumb mess to other people. It goes into abuse because more than a few of them studied the extensive data they have about their own sites and found that a lot of idiocracy was being directed at certain types of employees, and that definitely was a factor - as Idk. getting death threats from masses of people everytime you write something doesn't seem like something that anyone is compensated enough for in this field. And if you just have twitter you see insane and sad a lot of comic book fans are, especially to women. If you don't know and you just want to see how consistently mess people are, go read a popular channel's Youtube comments.
  2. Honestly I think you are entering the prime stuff now, rare show that progressively gets better, especially when it comes to a cartoon.
  3. I game I really enjoyed that I don't hear often brought up is Rygar.
  4. You should be good with 858 boards + 900 bags to be safe. But you should double check because if the comic is smaller than 8 1/2 X 11 you could get a little better of a fit combo with the 875 bags but generally you want a 1/4" between bag and board combo. In this case it is going to be less than that if you got with the 875 bag. But a little more than that with the 900 bag. okay, slightly confused. Ashcans (the ones I'm talking about, think like colored Maxx ashcans etc, not like the large 90s era DC Preview books) are smaller than standard comics and 858s are what I use for magazines. I use the standard size combo for ashcans - with a fullback, they don't move around: Standard: 700(HB/FB) board; 725M2 bag That's what I use now idk why but I've just been envisioning small bags/boards with mini short boxes for my ashcans . Oh well.
  5. You should be good with 858 boards + 900 bags to be safe. But you should double check because if the comic is smaller than 8 1/2 X 11 you could get a little better of a fit combo with the 875 bags but generally you want a 1/4" between bag and board combo. In this case it is going to be less than that if you got with the 875 bag. But a little more than that with the 900 bag. okay, slightly confused. Ashcans (the ones I'm talking about, think like colored Maxx ashcans etc, not like the large 90s era DC Preview books) are smaller than standard comics and 858s are what I use for magazines.
  6. First, this from the very beginning is one of the most useful threads on this board, so thanks. I point it to anyone anytime someone asks me about mylars. I do have a question though and if it was answered before I must have missed it. Does anyone have a non-custom recommendation for mylar/boards sizes for ashcans?
  7. I have hope but this is a director who knows how to make things look good and not much else. He's good at being able to present appealing images. It isn't to say this couldn't be where we see an evolution of him as a director but I'd feel much more confident if it were in the hands of someone like Villeneuve or Garland, both of whom early in the careers have shown they have a grasp on things like story. Still, I will see it.
  8. It's showrunner is a guy steeped in Star Wars lore and he delivered the goods on this show when I really wasn't expecting much after the debut animation movie. The points above I agree with and there definitely is great minutia and lore in the cartoon but in a broader sense it makes Anakin the character he needed to be for the prequel films to work imho. You understand that he's not just some annoying spoiled powerful kid, he's a full blown war hero (as is Ben Kenobi) by the time Revenge of the Sith rolls around - these are the DUDES.. Because of this his fall means even more and makes more sense. In many ways it reminds me of how the novelization of the Revenge of the Sith by Stover (and it's lead up Labyrinth of Evil by Luceno) were the stories told in a way that were truly epic. The novelization of RotS delivered so well there the movie was, and I know people try to defend it as the best of the prequels, was still pretty helluva lame just because the acting and dialogue were so awful.
  9. So I guess the idea is to find great artists that's aren't TOO unique in style (Sam Kieth or people with "cartoony" style, or Mckeans, or painters like James Jean or Ross etc etc) that they'd create a group that just don't vibe with but are still clearly not run of of the mill "just guy". So no Moebius, who no artist has a negative word to say about, because even tho he is a legend his style won't vibe with a lot of people who have more standard tastes. For this reason I do like the Zeck mention and I'd throw in Michael Golden maybe. Perhaps Joe Kubert? I'd like to throw in Mark Schultz too. Mazzucchelli?
  10. It's an opinion shared by others. I enjoyed Rogue One more then Force Awakens, which I have not rewatched after seeing it in the theatres. It was a decent popcorn movie, but not worth the wait and hype we all had to endure. Which is a shame, because Star Wars Clone Wars/Rebels has taken a more interesting tack on fleshing out parts of the SW universe that were largely unexplored, or touched upon only in novels. It just seems to me the sooner they are done with the Skywalker saga, the better we as Star Wars fans will actually be served. Agreed... BTW... I JUST started watching the animated Clone Wars and I must say I am quite impressed. I am up to Season 1 Episode 17. It gets better if you already like it.
  11. There's also a substantially (uncut) longer version that was sold initially that's even better IMHO.
  12. Agree with almost all of that, excluding I thought Enterprise got better. Even if not agreeing in show order, very much agree with most of the points. Voyager very much so has a great fundamental concept, especially if one is a fan that's really focused on the discover/exploration angle of Trek and your thoughts on DS9 being much more serial are valid - definitely a more of a practice in longform and developing storytelling.