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  1. I figured that since Arrow has a forum, there should be a thread for Oliver Queen in comic books. For me, I have some exposure to Green Arrow . . . mostly through Brad Metzler and Judd Winick's runs on the book; the former exploring the will of a hero (Ollie) who wound up coming back to life. I also have the "Hard Traveling Heroes" collection from the Seventies . . . that's the run of Green Lantern where Ollie and pal Hal Jordan explore America and the hot button issues of the day. From what I can remember, that's also when Ollie became a hardcore liberal and grew the sweet mustache and goatee, becoming truer to the Robin Hood myth. I'm not following the "new52" version of Ollie, but I've heard good things about what writer Jeff Lemire has done for the book. What stories have you guys read about Green Arrow? Do you like his current look, or did you think he should've stayed a Batman knockoff with an archery motif?
  2. Your thread for comic questions, answers, and related discussion.
  3. This is intended as a thread for the broadcast show spoilers. I decided to add book talk spoilers as well, since it's highly unlikely someone would click on a show spoiler thread and object to some relatively minor book spoilers. Mods please switch it around if you wish. Just found a pretty big spoiler in a general article about the show, obviously the reviewer has seen at least one more episode than we have. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/22/a-cunning-adaptation-of-the-handmaids-tale Since it's a first post I'll do the caution thing here, this is a show spoiler, not just from the book, so stop now if you don't want to know. Note, that article also includes book spoilers. - - - Wow, they really are bringing him back. I'm not sure how I feel about that, hopefully he's realized by now that men taking care of women is seriously not the point here and grown up some.
  4. The show is here and with it an official thread for Superman & Lois spoilers. Important note: comic talk is allowed as it relates to the spoilers.
  5. Hey all, I'm reading THE TERROR by author Dan Simmons now, and I thought I'd start a topic for THE TERROR book discussion, especially on book versus show stuff, just in case anyone else still around is up for it? Needless to say, BOOK SPOILERS abound! I'm currently a little over halfway through the novel, and am kind of shocked to say this, but I vastly prefer the show so far. While superb -- the book is beautifully written, no question -- a literate and impressive achievement, there is a distancing quality to the book so far, and I found the time jumps in the first third/half to be kind of unnecessary. Missing "Human" and Dialogue Moments More than that, for me the novel is so far simply missing a lot of the profound little human moments of the show, most of which seem to have been written by the show-writers, not by Simmons. Goodsir's moments with Lady Silence are so far absent, Crozier's incredible speech to the other officers as he quit drinking, and his tender ministrations by Jopson -- so far all of those are show-only. Even Franklin's death is much more experimental and shocking in the show -- in the book it's more straightforward (still from his POV), while on the show he has those recurring visions of the opera house and of his wife, etc. Inuit & Lady Silence Differences Lady Silence is a much more furtive presence around the edges, and she's constantly naked and sexualized right from the get-go (first by Franklin, who both lusts after her and considers her a subhuman animal, and then by other men, especially Irving). So far, I vastly prefer the TV Lady Silence, as at the 50% point in the book, she has no connection to Goodsir at all yet, which is a shame, since I loved her connection to Goodsir on the show (and much prefer that to her situation in the book with Irving, who is basically constantly semi-stalking, watching, and lusting after her). There's also very little Inuktitut language at all in the book, and Lady Silence arrives on the scene tongueless -- I definitely prefer the way the show handles it, allowing her to speak with Goodsir and share language with him (and with Crozier), before removing her tongue on the night of the ill-fated Carnivale. Hickey, Page vs. Screen There is a lot less Hickey so far in the book, versus the show, although it's nice to report that everyone is definitely onto him. He's a more openly pathetic character in the book (very obviously a villain out for himself), this little weasel by the halfway point with 6 teeth just constantly scheming. Fantastic Book Scenes The book is riveting though. Effective moments in the book would have to include Blanky's tour de force escape from the Tuunbaq, which takes place over several pages and yet it is utterly riveting -- as well as the incredibly disconcerting and creepy Carnivale scene, where the men are basically mocking Franklin's death while also sort of paying homage to Tuunbaq. The fire is accidental and Dr. Stanley has nothing to do with it. Another especially haunting chapter in the book is Crozier's detox, in which he lies in his bunk and has visions (whether real second sight or imagined is slightly up to the reader) of the other search parties for the Franklin Expedition, as well as, beyond that, people attempting to locate or contact the Expedition via supernatural means, like seances, etc. It's a really strange and striking chapter as he floats between past, present and future, and between life and death. Peglar/Bridgens Confirmation Another beautiful segment in the book is Peglar's, and details with dignity and care his past sexual relationship with Bridgens (they are indeed a couple, or were, but have a tacit understanding that no sexual relationship will take place on board). So that's the scoop so far! I'm enjoying the book, I was just very surprised that a lot of the more poetic moments that moved me the most so far have evidently come straight from the TV writers, not from Simmons's novel. What did anyone else think?
  6. Brought over from episode 1 Dulcinea thread since it discusses book specific things. A story told on screen will require different things than one told in print. This is an adaptation so changes an adjustments will need to be made in order to effectively relay information. With a few changes and two or three minutes of screen time, we have some big world building, tons of character development and exposition and set ups for future possible plots where in the novels this stuff was laid out over hundreds of pages and across five different books and counting. Space is harsh, space is dangerous, there are pirates who don't hesitate to attack and kill making it very dangerous to answer distress calls. Then there's Holden, a seemingly unambitious man who has trouble following the rules and often thinks in black and white without fully considering the consequences of his decisions. In a few short scenes, we know who Holden is, which isn't yet different than who he is in the books. The few changes are not relevant and don't cause big changes to the overarching plot. Naomi is not a change to the plot, though the way the interactions went on the Donnager is different. Naomi is a seeming mystery. She's mega smart and has several advanced degrees in the show and the books, and yet she's working on a shit-ship like the Canterbury. There has to be a reason, right? Just like there was a reason that the once ambitious Holden found himself comfortable working on the Cant for five years. The careful viewer would already see that Naomi's neck tattoo is enough to make one question whether or not she has a connection with OPA. In Leviathan Wakes, the Roci crew works directly with OPA. In later books, the pasts of the various characters are examined. We learn much about Naomi. We also continue to learn about the OPA. The first few episodes treat them like only a terrorist organization. It's similar to in the books. Until we learn more. So far, I really think the adaptation is working well. All of the changes make sense. The characters are roughly as I imagined. The only major issue I've had is the crash couches. They are such weaklings when they should be big things and I'm annoyed by the characters turning their heads and moving around when in high g burns. I'm guessing the process of filming and editing required the crash couches to be barely visible around the cast so I can live with that.
  7. https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/batwoman/ ----------- No Batwoman series at DC currently, but there's a Batwoman/Supergirl Giant series coming soon, coinciding with the Sunday night 'team up' of Batwoman and Supergirl. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/09/13/dc-comics-full-solicitations-for-december-2019-doomsday-clock-12/ I assume there will be more info in the next few weeks.
  8. A place to discuss the book The Undoing is based on!
  9. ‘House Of the Dragon’: Paddy Considine To Star As King Viserys Targaryen In HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel
  10. Discuss Stargirl's comic origins here and not in the episode threads.
  11. Reminder: The is the book talk thread. This can include spoilers for ALL the books. If you wish to remain unspoiled for any of the books, please leave now and head to the No Book Talk episode thread.
  12. Reminder: The is the book talk thread. This can include spoilers for ALL the books. If you wish to remain unspoiled for any of the books, please leave now and head to the No Book Talk episode thread.
  13. Short Synopsis: A lot of stuff happens in the 18th century and the 20th century.
  14. Here's a topic for questions about the comic and how it (may) relate to the show, I tagged it as spoilers but this isn't a "spoiler" topic for actual show info, just spoilers in the sense that these themes and stories may be played out on the show.
  15. Athena

    Book 3: Voyager

    Short Synopsis: Claire and Brianna trace Jamie's life after Culloden. Claire goes back in time again and travels with Jamie across the Atlantic to the New World.
  16. This is a thread for speculating and discussing any tidbits about the upcoming ninth book of the series. The book has no title yet let alone an estimated publishing date. If you wish to know nothing about this book, it's probably best to leave this thread now. Possible spoilers below; please remember to tag unpublished excerpts and cite the source.
  17. Short Synopsis: Life on the eve of the American Revolution continues to be tense for the Frasers. Jamie is asked by the Governor to unite the backcountry for the King and Crown.
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