the_collector_2 thanked AlexG in topic New Hulk Series 8 hours 42 minutes ago
the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'New Hulk Series' in the forum. 10 hours 55 minutes 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. 7 days 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. 1 month 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. 1 month 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'Jasmine Margaret' in the forum. 2 months ago

That is one HOT woman! Wow, great find!

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Gotta find out what the movie is, then we can trawl the credits.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'Where is Lingster's e-book?' in the forum. 2 months ago

As someone who has written his own e-books, the delays are almost most certainly worth it. Rarely has releasing an e-book early ever led to good things. Sometimes it just takes a little time to make sure everything juuuuust right.

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'Muscle Strawberry Chapter 1' in the forum. 3 months ago

Wow it must be so satisfying to find at least the start of your white whale, congratulations and thank you for sharing with us!

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'Software Update' in the forum. 3 months ago

FlakBait wrote:

the_collector_2 wrote: Do we still need to verify our e-mail address above because as of this moment I've lost access to all of my TC accounts. The alt email address I setup for each e-mail forwarded to each other. I really don't feel like making another e-mail but if it needs to be verified I'll go through the hassle of getting this stuff set up again.

Dude, why you gotta cause so many problems? Geez, making things so complicated. Can't I just enjoy this pizza? Nooooooooooooooooooo you gotta whine about having too many email addresses! Learn to deal illegal narcotics and blackmarket copies of Harry Potter DVD's with one email address, it's called streamlining your business and it's cost effective.
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That's how I roll! Screw this one google access to everything crap!

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the_collector_2 replied to the topic 'Software Update' in the forum. 3 months ago

Do we still need to verify our e-mail address above because as of this moment I've lost access to all of my TC accounts. The alt email address I setup for each e-mail forwarded to each other. I really don't feel like making another e-mail but if it needs to be verified I'll go through the hassle of getting this stuff set up again.

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She's certainly got the walk, but I believe in Dredd at least, they used a body double for all of her sex scenes.
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