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Everything posted by ADour

  1. Tony Stark was not a drunk dick. His substance abuse has always been contained to the specific storylines in which he suffers a relapse (which are only a handful), he is not in a constant state of either intoxication or withdrawal, neither he's constantly bouncing back and forth between soberty and inebriation. Two of the images you posted come from the same issue, Iron Man #128, when he first confronts his alcoholism (which is also the first issue when it's established, 16 years after his creation, so it wasn't always a part of the character), and the other one (the "if I wasn't so wasted") comes from What If? #33, not to mention the image is taken out of context. He's saying he's wasted because Doctor Doom had just absorbed almost of all the power from his armor, not because he was drunk. And what's funny is that at a point later in this issue he's actually shown refusing to drink despite his predicament (his predicament being that he has been left stranded in old-timey Camelot). He wasn't a dick either. Before Brian Michael Bendis turned him into a flanderized version of his MCU counterpart in 2015, Tony was always portrayed as a thoughtful, stern-but-not-cold, and level-headed person, very capable of inspiring leadership. Even at the low points of his characterization, like Civil War, Tony was shown with good intentions at heart, and constantly torn by having to make hard choices.
  2. I'd love to see a version with unibeam (Rhodey) and without (Tony). I'd give the Rhodey version priority, of course.
  3. The communication with ants has always existed in the comics, and both Ant-Men make use of it.
  4. You want me to mark it after your attitude? Gotcha. It was a suggestion so that you avoid talking out of your butt about things you don't actually know. If you enjoy to do that, go ahead. I don't mind stepping in.
  5. At least this figure (and most MU+ exclusives, really) is pretty passable. I'm still pretty disheartened about Rescue being an exclusive. That is the only figure I'd say doesn't feel like a cheap afterthought, with the Tony Stark coming second, since at the time it was the only Marvel Legends Tony Stark, plus the suit's color palette was distinctly Tony Stark-y (and based in a specific outfit Tony wore in the comics)... I also might or might not have bought the Tony Stark on eBay just because of that last thing I mentioned.
  6. Immortal Hulk, X-Men, Venom, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Marauders, Runaways, and Guardians of the Galaxy. There you have your quota of great books. Wait, those aren't just two or three. I mentioned nine. Not to mention Immortal Hulk is leagues above in quality that the second best book. And I might have missed a few. Not to mention there are other books like Fantastic Four or Tony Stark: Iron Man which aren't great but are still good, or some recent mini-series like Avengers: No Road Home that were fantastic. If you stopped reading Marvel years ago, then maybe you're not the best person to comment on their current output. I don't mean this spitefully. Really, if you want to comment on Marvel's current output, be sure to actually know at least about it. I haven't read DC in ages, so I don't go around talking about how many good books they have or don't have. Because I know I don't actually have the authority to tell.
  7. K. Don't forget to get a kissy where it hurts, booboo.
  8. Coming from the guy that constantly hijacks posts to make off-topic political ramblings and has such a gratuitous hate-boner for Brie Larson and Captain Marvel he has to have an unflattering image of her as his profile picture, like he needs to remind everybody with his sheer pressence of what an eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil person Brie Larson is. Yeaahhh... I'm hard-pressing X to doubt on that one, chief.
  9. Zeb Wells is a established Marvel writer. He has written Spider-Man since the early 2000s, including the acclaimed Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One, as well as some Venom, Elektra and New Warriors. So you could actually know what to expect of him if you care to know.
  10. What "political BS and social agendas" vibes are you getting from this announcement? I mean, the only thing remotely close (and still far away) to something "SWJ" is that the book features a female chara-- Wait, complaining about that seems to be right up your alley.
  11. Jesus, that gauntlet hand is somehow shoddier than my first impression of it.
  12. Not only I'm glad they kept Cassie as Stinger, considering the Young Avengers reunion from Marvel Comics #1000 had her back as Stature, but I also think it's neat they updated her costume to match the aesthetic of Scott's suit.
  13. I thought you were pointing out the outright use of blue, not the lack of more use of black. Like leokearon said, the colouring limitations and techniques were there. Additionally, you have to think how time and money consuming it would be to make heavy use of black ink on the characters that had entirely black costumes, not just bits and pieces. Blue highlights were still going to be used, so why put more black when the blue highlights would still make it look blue?
  14. And for an example of common misconception versus reality, only now through you I learned they were supposed to be outright black, not just dark blue. I'm hoping for the same when Hasbro revisits the Stealth Iron Man Armor. However, I know it's more than likely it'll be colored blue. Personally, I'd settle for a desaturated dark blue.
  15. Yup, the cover to the Stealth Armor's very first appearance called Iron Man the "now-ebon Avenger."
  16. It wasn't laziness, it was just the color limitations until more modern coloring technologies appeared. I can't blame them for using navy blue, since it helps emulate what many readers can be more used to. This even happens in the comics nowadays, with modern illustrations often using blue for highlights. It's just a case of accustomation vs. technicalities. Something similar happens to the Iron Man Stealth Armor. Most people will tell you the armor is blue, merchandise of it is blue, even action figures that are only inspired by it (like the Extremis Armor variant from RotML) are blue. However, the suit is in-story stated to be black, and its color scheme is based on a real-life black stealth jet. And despite the fact I'm die-hard on technicalities, I can't deny that blue is the color more associated with it.
  17. I'm already lukewarm about X-Men figures, so my only hope for this Age of Apocalypse wave is that it serves as a precedent for more "set" waves. By that I mean storyline-focused waves in which the figures have a stronger link to each other than just existing in the same corner of the MU (and sometimes not even that).
  18. One time I found an out-of-stock listing in a third party site, which is a shame since all I have found on eBay are unpainted headsculpts.
  19. The way they put the wrist joint in the Infinity Gauntlet arm really hurts the figure. They should have engineered similar to the Marvel Legends version. The swivel sticks out like a sore thumb. Good thing that I doubt many people are going to pose him with the Gauntlet on. And the blade. They had more time to make the figure than either Hasbro or Figuarts, yet somehow the blade is even more inaccurate (and smaller) than those company's releases. The rest of the figure looks great. I just think it'll be better to pair it with a third party blade, or the ZD Toys Thanos' blade, though I haven't found listings of the figure that only sell the accessories, like most ZD releases.
  20. I think the problem with Iron Man's rogues gallery is that most members either are usually relegated to minions of bigger villains, almost only appear as cannon fodder in Masters of Evil-type of groups, or they have been turned into mantles (with your countless Crimson Dynamos and Titanium Men and Spymasters and Melters) . There's also the fact that the three top dogs, Mandarin, Obadiah Stane and Justin Hammer, are dead. The villains are there, there's a lot of them, and they have a lot of potential, but it goes unused. They need not only to appear, but also to have a story for themselves in whichever issues they appear. Even though I love how Dan Slott has been making use of Tony's rogues gallery, by working up Sunset Bain, using the Controller as a long-term villain for the first two storyarcs, and having other baddies appear in small roles, the Controller didn't have much to do besides being a generic power-hungry villain, and the small-role villains, Fin Fang Foom, the Raiders and Spymaster, were that. Small-role. But, hey, at least he's using them. And for one example of many I can give of villains being left to rot is the modern Whiplash. He was cool and had depth in the 2010's Iron Man vs. Whiplash mini-series, and his design was fantastic. Unfortunately, ever since then he has never fought Iron Man once. Either way, I think Iron Man's rogues gallery is a diamond in the rough. The fact that Whirlwind, Blizzard, Firestorm and Whiplash managed to carry a character work-heavy Superior Foes of Spider-Man-style mini-series during 2013's Infinity event is proof of concept of that. Iron Man's baddies just need to 1) be there and 2) not just be there.
  21. Can't wait for KO versions of the Rescue figure to come out, so I can buy one solely for the drones accesory.
  22. Spymaster, neato. With this year's Living Laser, it seems like Hasbro is going to be regularly releasing new figures for Iron Man villains. I'd rather they all came together in an Iron Man-themed wave, but I can't complain since it's not like I'm not getting anything at all.
  23. I'm aware that Marvel Legends have upscaled over the years. But like I mentioned, a Marvel Legends Iron Man figure shouldn't be that much bulkier than the standard figure height. I also still think Hasbro's Caps are a bit too tall, since Rogers is supposed to be shorter than Hawkeye.
  24. Don't compare him to the Captain America figure, which is also a tad too big since it stands at 6.5 inches (when, like you said, Cap is 6.2 feet in the comics), compare him to Hasbro's standard body height, like the suited male body, which is 6 inches. The Classic Iron Man armor is supposed to be an ultra-lightweight skin-tight mesh, and he could wear the chestplate under regular clothes.
  25. While I found the buck of the 80 Years Iron Man a tad too big, it doesn't bother me as much as it'd had been a tad too small. I'll be damned if Hasbro doesn't milk the snot out of it. It only needs shoulder pads (and a different headsculpt but not necessarily) and you've got the Stealth Armor, the Silver Centurion will require more tooling, but the base is there. The same for a Neo-Classic redo. This figure can be used as the base for pretty much every one of Iron Man's old suits that use the meshed legs and arms.
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