the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'That's All Folks: No more Ms. Olympia' in the forum. 3 hours 21 minutes ago

I know it sounds blasphemous, and though I love my hugely muscled amazons, the physique and figure girls are still quite sexy. Yes, I know. I loved Shannon too when she had huge quads and thick bulging veins pumping out of her swollen biceps. Same thing with Cindy Phillips who had an ass that was to die for and a back that spanned a mountain range.

But at the same time, the slimmed down versions are still pretty sexy too.

I feel confident that women's bodybuilding will never die. There will always be one girl who dreams of being huge and if she's not in the contest circuit she will most certainly be on social media. It could be that right now Ms. Olympia is dying out, but it may be replaced by something bigger and better. Ya never know, but I certainly don't think this is something that will die completely.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'Nicole Berg' in the forum. 3 days ago

Ha! Seems a few girls dated Mimi Jabalee.

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A different medium? They've already got TV shows, movies, animated cartoons, and video games. The medium isn't the problem, it's how they're reaching their audience and what stories they're telling. Besides something animated is infinitely more expensive than something illustrated for print.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'Kathy Garza' in the forum. 1 week ago

Agreed. She is definitely an incredibly sexy woman.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'My old identity' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

tnarrud wrote: As some of you are no doubt aware by niw, I was Glammazon, a member of this site of long standting who had to open a new account here at Amazons after my original one was mysteriously blocked. I would like to know why my original account was blocked, because as far as I know,, I have not broken any rules here at this site.


Like Flakbait said. Your random rambling threads in the free-for-all forum were really weird, like you were talking to yourself and you weren't posing questions in a way that would compel anyone to reply to you. Personally, I think you should start up your own blog rather than rambling about the most random things on this forum.

I know it says "free-for-all" but usually that means we're talking about pop culture or maybe suggestions on weight training, or random funny videos on youtube, not the stuff you were posting.

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Interesting. That box art is clearly a Jebroido illustration. I'm wondering if they actually commissioned him to do the box art or if it was stolen.

Also, that figure is hideous. Looks like a gorilla.

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This whole SJW term really irks me to no end.

First off, diversity in comic book heroes is not a bad thing. Having more women heroes and more female fans can ultimately bring us more interesting stories than, Wolverine vs. Everyone.

Now granted, it's the WAY they introduced new characters that was really sloppy. Replacing Spider-man, Ms. Marvel, and Thor with female counter parts was lazy.

As I'm currently reading HULK who is now She-Hulk, I find myself bored to tears with the story they're trying to tell. All I want to do is get straight to the FMG action because I quite honestly don't give a shit about what's happening in the story. It's not because I don't want to care, it's because they haven't given me a reason to care.

But then you've got a new character named America Chavez who is lesbian and has been drawn with some sexy abs. This character would not have come about had Marvel not pushed for diversity.

Rather than blaming their lackluster sales on diversity, they should blame it on the fact that they're not telling interesting stories and they never should have replaced the mainstream heroes. Like rolsho1 said, they have created new heroes to stand alongside of them.

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the_collector_2 thanked AlexG in topic New Hulk Series 4 weeks ago
the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'New Hulk Series' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

To that I say, "Make your book fucking better!"

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'New Hulk Series' in the forum. 1 month ago

Well it's that time of the month again boys and girls. I know you've been waiting for this.

Hulk #4, does Jen finally burst out of her clothes smash shit?

NO! But then again, I called it in a previous post that She-Hulk wouldn't show up until Issue #5, looks like I was unfortunately correct.

So there's something very important I failed to mention. The artwork. The artwork is actually very lovely. Nico Leon as I'm told and read is a relative newcomer to the scene. To best describe his artwork is to say that it is a blend of western and anime sensibilities. Not Manga, but anime. Manga tends to have very sharp lines and harsh contrasts but Nico's lines definitely fit more with a Miyazaki film.

He brings an incredible softness to Jen that makes her feel very believable and human. She passes for an ordinary mortal, a woman you would randomly see on the subway. Kind of like Belle from beauty and the beast, except you would never know that Belle was also the beast. Sadly, his lovely artwork is not worth the price of admission, then again, you don't buy the comic, that reduces our chances of seeing Jen rampaging as She-Hulk.

So Issue #4 is the mightiest of teases because it cements, without a shadow of a doubt, that Jen is going to have to Hulk out in Issue #5 or else she be destroyed by a gigantic monster. The lead up to this moment works, but I gotta be honest, I would have gladly sacrificed Issues 2 and 3 so the order would be 1, 4, and 5. The story is just not that interesting nor is the writing. In fact, it is safe to say that the writing is the weakest part of the book.

Not the dialogue, the dialogue is enjoyable and moves along, but the pacing and story itself is lackluster. If I could have been the editor on this book, I would have kept issue 1 of this book, but two and three would have been changed into a story about Jen actively resisting the urge to transform and her pushing people away by hurting their feelings.

What this book lacks is HIGH STAKES. The only reason you like Jen in this book is because she's drawn in a cute way by the artist, but it has nothing to do with the repetitive dialogue. Instead of Jen safely running away every time she was about to Hulk out, she should have been in the middle of a crowded place with no chance of escape and THEN tease a hulk out. The point of the Hulk is that he is an uncontrollable monster and this comic would do well to touch upon that.

Hopefully it will attempt to go in this direction on Issue 5. My advice? Grab issues 1 and 4, skip 2 and 3, and then get ready to meet She-Hulk in Issue 5.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'New Hulk Series' in the forum. 2 months ago

Normally I agree, but my fear is that big publisher comics. Marvel/DC are quick to pull the plug on comics. If sales aren't doing well then they'll just yoink the project and most times get a new writer and artist on board or pull the plug completely.

So most likely Jen's hulk form is not going to show up until Issue 5.

This is concerning for me. What's also concerning for me is that the comic feels insanely repetitive. I have zero empathy for the girl who is about evicted and I'm less curious about this dark being present in her apartment and more annoyed by the fact that it seems so corny.

Again, I'm probably not the target demo. I stopped reading comics a long time ago because they felt like super powered soap operas. "No, that's not the real Peter Parker. He's a clone!"

Also, gamma tipped arrow to kill Bruce Banner Hulk? Come the f--- on. My suspension of disbelief only goes so far and the slow burn of this Hulk comic with little depth is frustrating for me to read. I'm the type of guy who waits until all the issues are released and buys the omnibus because I HATE waiting one month for what is essentially, 20 pages, sometimes less, of fluff.

Some people have the patience for that. I do not. Now if it was 3.99 for say, 40 pages. Then I'd be willing to be more patient, but right now this comic does not feel worth the investment. Nothing is actually challenging Jen in this comic, nothing is actually forcing her to keep the monster at bay.

the only thing that triggers Jen to get slightly pissed off is when someone mentions Bruce, that's it. And the woman who wants to write about her. But other than that it's just the same sh**. Go to the office, meet clients, pretend there's going to be a Hulk out. Follow the girl from the apartment, see her powers do something bad. Then end of the comic.

Next issue. Jen goes to work, meets clients, we get a POV from the girl from the apartment, fake hulk out tease, end of comic.

In my opinion the writing needs to step up its game. If they don't want to reveal Hulk until the very end, that's fine. But at least give me something to give a crap about. As a brand new reader who hasn't touched comics in several years. Jumping into these issues make it feel like this comic was not written for me, but written for people who have already read Civil War II and that's a bit of a bummer.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'New Hulk Series' in the forum. 2 months ago

For those of you still tuning in.

Issue #3 Do you think She-Hulk makes a cameo?

NO!!!!!!

No, it's the same as issue 2. Jen still trying to come to terms with the fact that Bruce is dead. Hell Cat makes a cameo and there's constant teases of Jen getting angry, but she never loses her shit. At this point, I feel like this comic series is going to get cancelled before we see an actual She-Hulk show up.

Artwork is still great, kind of has an anime quality to it, but damn is it a slooooow burn. I don't mind a story about PTSD, but if they're going to do something like this, you gotta make it f-ing work! It's so repetitive with how much Jen is constantly trying to convince herself everything is OK without any real challenges to the status quo.

She keeps getting into minor incidents that honestly wouldn't have any chance of setting off her Hulk bomb, so the comic never gets intense, it just meanders and skirts around the issue that we want to see Hulk. This is a terrible start to a new series, not just for the lack of She-Hulk, but for the simple fact that it's trying to say something in the most clumsy way possible.

So if you want to see Hulk, skip Issue 3.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic ''Sicario' Follow-Up Boots Emily Blunt From Her Own' in the forum. 3 months ago

Sicario was never a movie about Emily Blunt's character, NEVER. It was about Bernicio Del Toro getting revenge. If you watch the film again, you'll notice she does absolutely nothing to advance the plot. The only thing she does is show up so that the men could push the story forward, that's it. She couldn't defend herself in the movie and doesn't do anything significant.

So it doesn't surprise me that she got booted from the movie.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'New Hulk Series' in the forum. 3 months ago

I hadn't seen it BK, thanks for posting it! I hope her muscles end up that huge in the comic. Have yet to see big green make her appearance.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'New Hulk Series' in the forum. 3 months ago

All right ladies and gents, just read Issue #2.

Boy am I getting annoyed. This time there is no implied Hulk out, no clothes ripping, no She-Hulk, NO NOTHING! The gist of it is... Jen is working her job as normal, keeping calm, keeping cool. Some kids remind her of Bruce and how he's dead, and then she gets angry and resists a hulkout back in her office.

Okay, first of all. I was really annoyed that she went back to her office of all places to go "keep her cool." Let me ask you folks something. If you're pissed off and you need to calm down, are you going to do it at your f-ing office? NO! That's the place where I get the MOST aggravation. It became very clear that her going to the office was a contrived excuse to get her to talk to her new office assistant who offers an ear if she needs to talk about her problems.

But let's ignore that. It seems the crux of this comic series is going to revolve around Jen trying to prevent a tenant from getting evicted. There's hints that the tenant is being protected by some evil force, great, sure, comics, I get it.

However, this series is moving way too slow. You remember how in the first Hulk movie we didn't see the Hulk into an hour in? Yeah, this is the same problem with this series. It'd be one thing if there was something compelling moving the plot forward, but instead it seems that the author is relying on you hoping to see Jen hulk out so that you continue reading on.

To wrap it up, so far the 1st two issues are off to a bad start. The comic is simply, the ordinary life of Jennifer Walters without any real plot to make you care to go forward.

If you wanted to skip issue 2, I don't blame you and as for Issue 1? Probably better off just seeing a screenshot of her semi transformation panel. Because that's all you're going to get.

This series better start picking up some steam or I'm going to drop it like a bad habit.

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