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Forum: General/About Us Today, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Trey Strain
Criticizing comics and comics readers is fine. ...

Criticizing comics and comics readers is fine. What's not fine is using the occasion of Stan Lee's death to do that.

In today's world we make rich celebrities out of people who have no brakes on...
Forum: Sector 0 Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By Trey Strain
What happens is that residents and merchants...

What happens is that residents and merchants complain about them, so the police just move them to another neighborhood. Then the residents and merchants who complained about them consider the...
Forum: Green Lantern Vol. 1/Alan Scott/JSA Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 36
Posted By Trey Strain
Should Alan join the GLC?

When the JSA arrives in the present day as young characters?

What I mean is, join the GLC while remaining in the JSA.
Forum: Sector 0 Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By Trey Strain
I don't know. Something else I've wanted for a...

I don't know. Something else I've wanted for a long time is for DC to launch a team comic that includes all the street-level Charlton characters plus DC's Golden Age street-level characters. And...
Forum: Sector 0 Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By Trey Strain
Following up on what I was saying earlier, DC...

Following up on what I was saying earlier, DC just doesn't sell that many ongoings that stick. Go to ICV2 or Comichron and count them. They keep launching new ones, but they keep flopping.
...
Forum: Sector 0 Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By Trey Strain
He gets lost in Justice League. He's a better...

He gets lost in Justice League. He's a better fit for Titans.
Forum: General/About Us 11-16-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By Trey Strain
And the mentality is, we're gong to rebuild these...

And the mentality is, we're gong to rebuild these houses because we love the views, and we're going to hire more firefighters and get a better warning system. And we're going to make the taxpayers...
Forum: Sector 0 11-16-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By Trey Strain
There's a longstanding assumption at DC that more...

There's a longstanding assumption at DC that more Green Lanterns = more Green Lantern fans. But it hasn't worked out that way at all.

What it's done is to cut the camera time for the older...
Forum: General/About Us 11-16-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 149,080
Posted By Trey Strain
Roy Clark and Glen Campbell show how it's done. ...

Roy Clark and Glen Campbell show how it's done. It's too bad Jerry Reed wasn't out there as well. He was amazing too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-sExIVBVaw
Forum: Sector 0 11-16-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By Trey Strain
That's true. They're not killing Baz or Cruz, or...

That's true. They're not killing Baz or Cruz, or even the teen Lantern, for keeps. The only way to get rid of them is to give them non-Lantern roles.
Forum: Sector 0 11-16-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By Trey Strain
I agree with all that. Adding Kyle was a blunder...

I agree with all that. Adding Kyle was a blunder but it's too late to undo that, so putting him in Titans is the best solution.

To me the best era of GL was with Hal, Guy and John -- Englehart...
Forum: General/About Us 11-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 149,080
Posted By Trey Strain
Roy Clark, RIP. He was a phenomenal musician. ...

Roy Clark, RIP. He was a phenomenal musician.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/nation-world/2018/11/15/roy-clark-country-guitar/
Forum: Videos 11-15-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 24
Posted By Trey Strain
Vampyr -- 1932

I can't believe I had never seen this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz5aW_IqmMw
Forum: General/About Us 11-15-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By Trey Strain
California fires

The writer of this article gets it. People are building more and more houses in areas that are apt to burn up. Those places were regularly burning for ages before any humans lived in the Americas. ...
Forum: General/About Us 11-13-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 232
Posted By Trey Strain
Stan created super-heroes who weren't perfect,...

Stan created super-heroes who weren't perfect, who had the same issues as everyone else. That's his enduring innovation.
Forum: General/About Us 11-13-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 82,811
Posted By Trey Strain
I just don't know what to say about this. ...

I just don't know what to say about this.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mom-criticized-breastfeeding-9-year-old-nice-child-control-222342147.html
Forum: Sector 0 11-10-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
I'm not addressing this to any person, but if you...

I'm not addressing this to any person, but if you think Green Lantern sucked before Geoff Johns, or if you think it sucked before Kyle Rayner, then you're entitled to think so, but there's nothing I...
Forum: Videos 11-09-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By Trey Strain
Jackie DeShannon -- When You Walk In The Room

Written by Jackie, with Glen Campbell on guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coeGiXv7jJs
Forum: General/About Us 11-08-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 17,267
Posted By Trey Strain
He lived with his mother. He might have been...

He lived with his mother. He might have been another Incel.

https://abc7news.com/thousand-oaks-shooting-suspect-what-we-know/4645948/
Forum: Videos 11-08-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By Trey Strain
Bimbo's Initiation -- 1931

Wanna be a member? Wanna be a member?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFrBG4xyaF8
Forum: General/About Us 11-07-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 82,811
Posted By Trey Strain
Oh my goodness. ...

Oh my goodness.

https://dailynews.news/pennsylvania-man-threatened-to-shoot-up-polling-place-when-he-learned-he-wasnt-registered-to-vote/
Forum: Sector 0 11-07-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Trey Strain
He found a way to screw up the property that...

He found a way to screw up the property that nobody could have anticipated with his, "I'm going to create my very own teen Lantern!" So I have to wonder whether he's going to screw up Arisia too.
Forum: General/About Us 11-06-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 17,267
Posted By Trey Strain
Another Incel. ...

Another Incel.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/did-florida-yoga-studio-gunman-190820682.html
Forum: Sector 0 11-03-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
You would still need to specify that the stuff...

You would still need to specify that the stuff that made the Earth Lanterns look bad never happened, because some people would be too stupid to get that and would assume that it happened.
Forum: Sector 0 11-03-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
That is the definition of Geoffconning. And...

That is the definition of Geoffconning.

And he does it for no reason except to put his mark on everything he writes, just as a dog marks its territory by urinating on its surroundings.
Forum: Sector 0 11-03-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
Just take out that bad stuff that I mentioned. ...

Just take out that bad stuff that I mentioned. Oh, and Baz, Cruz and that teen Lantern too, in case anyone thinks they're not bad.
Forum: General/About Us 11-01-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,066
Posted By Trey Strain
Fail! She looks too good to pull that off. ...

Fail! She looks too good to pull that off. Kathy Griffin looks like a drag queen.
...
Forum: Sector 0 10-31-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
Six percent is Comichron's estimate. I tend to...

Six percent is Comichron's estimate. I tend to believe them.

Something else -- a reboot shouldn't be about a writer "getting creative" and adding things. It's not about him. It's about taking...
Forum: Sector 0 10-31-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
Go on any message board and see how long it takes...

Go on any message board and see how long it takes for someone to dredge up Hal and Arisia, Batman beating up Guy, and John screwing up and getting a planet destroyed. It never takes long. Nobody...
Forum: General/About Us 10-31-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,077
Posted By Trey Strain
When someone who has worked on a show for a long...

When someone who has worked on a show for a long time gets fired, it's often because the ratings are down and the show isn't as profitable as it once was. Then the people who are getting paid a lot...
Forum: Sector 0 10-31-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
The advantage of doing it with a reboot is that...

The advantage of doing it with a reboot is that just not mentioning it doesn't get rid of it. A lot of people will assume that it still happened. You have to tell them explicitly that it didn't. ...
Forum: Sector 0 10-31-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
Digital sales account for six percent of total...

Digital sales account for six percent of total comics sales, and they have for a long time. Digital is the future of comics that never arrives.
Forum: Sector 0 10-31-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
Anyone who says Kyle is too big for Titans needs...

Anyone who says Kyle is too big for Titans needs to realize that the person who fights for the last dollar often ends up with nothing. Titans isn't going anywhere. Its sales are stable and have...
Forum: Sector 0 10-29-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
The problem isn't being an old fart. The problem...

The problem isn't being an old fart. The problem is catering to old farts. No industry does that so doggedly as the comics industry does.
Forum: Sector 0 10-29-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trey Strain
Well, how about this: Everything that has...

Well, how about this:

Everything that has ever made Hal, Guy, John or Kyle look bad needs to go.

That's actually a lot of stuff, and there's no way to get rid of it except with a reboot.
...
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