Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Nov 2018, 7:44am

Kory wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:16am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 8:07pm
The awful truth.*
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*More awful than truth.
YOU'RE more awful than truth.
Like that's a profound revelation. :rolleyes:
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Nov 2018, 8:52am

Last few days I've re-read Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's four "color" Marvel series. All truly exceptional works that emphasize the tragic and romantic aspect of the characters. Spider-man Blue is especially affecting, recreating both the high fun and optimism of late 60s Spidey, but tinged with the foreknowledge of how it'll soon hit a watershed moment that will make it impossible not to approach the character without a sense of tragedy. And as good as this story is, it reinforces to me why killing Gwen Stacy was such a mistake. If it adds depth and significance to the characters, it means the fun that came before can't come back.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 08 Nov 2018, 1:55pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 7:44am
Kory wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:16am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 8:07pm
The awful truth.*
Image

*More awful than truth.
YOU'RE more awful than truth.
Like that's a profound revelation. :rolleyes:
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 08 Nov 2018, 1:56pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 8:52am
Last few days I've re-read Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's four "color" Marvel series. All truly exceptional works that emphasize the tragic and romantic aspect of the characters. Spider-man Blue is especially affecting, recreating both the high fun and optimism of late 60s Spidey, but tinged with the foreknowledge of how it'll soon hit a watershed moment that will make it impossible not to approach the character without a sense of tragedy. And as good as this story is, it reinforces to me why killing Gwen Stacy was such a mistake. If it adds depth and significance to the characters, it means the fun that came before can't come back.
I'll have to check that out. I've only read yellow, for obvious reasons. Are gray and white also good?
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Nov 2018, 2:05pm

Kory wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 1:56pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 8:52am
Last few days I've re-read Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's four "color" Marvel series. All truly exceptional works that emphasize the tragic and romantic aspect of the characters. Spider-man Blue is especially affecting, recreating both the high fun and optimism of late 60s Spidey, but tinged with the foreknowledge of how it'll soon hit a watershed moment that will make it impossible not to approach the character without a sense of tragedy. And as good as this story is, it reinforces to me why killing Gwen Stacy was such a mistake. If it adds depth and significance to the characters, it means the fun that came before can't come back.
I'll have to check that out. I've only read yellow, for obvious reasons. Are gray and white also good?
Of the four, I found Yellow the least compelling. I'm not a Hulk fan, but I really liked Gray. Very sad about what qualities make a monster. White is different than the others, which are about heroes (accepting the Hulk as a hero) and women they love, in that it's about Cap and Bucky. It's romantic and tragic in its own way, but more brotherly. To rank them in terms of their emotional punch: Blue, Gray, White, Yellow.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Nov 2018, 8:44am

Beware the Butter Knife Bandit!
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Nov 2018, 9:51am

Behold the horror of L'il Ted Cruz' mouth!
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by revbob » 14 Nov 2018, 1:03pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 9:51am
Behold the horror of L'il Ted Cruz' mouth!
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I don't begrudge people making a living where nobody gets hurt but this is awful on so many levels.

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 20 Nov 2018, 1:24pm

This is amazing.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Nov 2018, 3:15pm

Wolter wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 1:24pm
This is amazing.
Does this mean you're now a regular Mark Trail reader?

(And if you imagine that last line spoken by Clint Eastwood, it becomes extraordinary.)
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