Twenty Percent Cooler

Chris Sims, senior writer of ComicsAlliance, co-writer of Down Set Fight and Subatomic Party Girls, and the Teen Tycoon of Rock

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COMICS ALLIANCE PRESENTS HERE’S THE THING EPISODE 3: CHRIS AND CALEB TALK TOKUSATSU

This week, Chris has gone to Portland, Oregon for a discussion of tokusatsu with ComicsAlliance Senior Editor Caleb Goellner! In a 20-minute conversation, they explain why they’re fans of the Japanese live-action supehero genre, what their favorite Power Rangers knockoffs were, and give curious viewers a place to start if they’re interested in learning more about super sentai and Kamen Rider.

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itswalky:

rosalarian:

rosalarian:

When I say people want to see more diversity in stories, no, I really don’t mean different stories about straight white dudes. I really, really don’t mean that at all. This isn’t about types of stories being told. This is specifically about people. I’m not letting you make this about something else. You are not hijacking this message to make sure we’re still talking about straight white dudes.

The saga continues:

This made me actually sputter with frustration. Saliva exited my mouth. Why do you think your opinion SHOULD matter on this subject? Why should your opinion be given the same weight over people who are actually living these experiences? Especially when my original point was about how minorities rarely get to tell their own stories. I’ve been really patient with him but he’s taken up way too much of my time and he’s still missing the point like he’s trying to actively avoid it.

I JUST WANT TO SMOOSH HIS FACE

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Hey, good job sourcing that Awkward Zombie comic. For this kind gesture, did you know there's a show called "James Bond Jr."? It's about Bond's nephew fighting his old villains in a kid friendly way. Oddjob is a villain's henchman in it and wears a purple and green tracksuit.
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I have had a surprising number (read: not zero) of conversations about James Bond Jr. recently! Derek Charm brought it up when I was out in Seattle, and the other day we were talking about it on Twitter and I talked about how I never saw the show, but I had a novelization (I’m pretty sure it was “Live And Let’s Dance”) and I once saw this toy at an outlet mall in Myrtle Beach that was a CD player, like a discman, that had A HIDDEN GUN.

It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

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People on the internet are arguing that man of steel isn't somehow a bleak depressing movie. How do I deal with this they are like creationists
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I find that what works for me is just never acknowledging any differing opinions at all, ever. Not even their validity, just their existence.

comicsalliance:

INTERVIEW: SCOTT SNYDER ON ‘BATMAN: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY’, PART 2
By Chris Sims

Scott Snyder: There have been so many terrific variations on that idea of Gordon being incorruptible that, again, I thought it would be more interesting here if he was vulnerable and human about the choices he had to make. He’s not on the take, it wasn’t a decision that he made where he was deliberately failing at his job or turning a blind eye because he wanted gifts or money, it’s that he wanted desperately for the city to be what he hoped it would be. He wasn’t able to look at it for what it really was for a brief moment, so he does fail in that regard.

The challenge was to try to take all these elements and do them in a way that felt personal to me. I could really relate to hte idea of a Bruce who trusts nobody, who’s in it just himself, and is this angry, rebellious punk vigilante who’s just basically like “I’m not trusting anybody, especially this asshole. He wasn’t there the night my parents died.” The lesson that Bruce needs to learn there, for me, is poignant. It hits a nerve, personally. So I felt that would be the best way to go with Gordon here, even though it means rolling back some of the stories that I adore.

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comicsalliance:

INTERVIEW: SCOTT SNYDER ON ‘BATMAN: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY’, PART 2

By Chris Sims

Scott Snyder: There have been so many terrific variations on that idea of Gordon being incorruptible that, again, I thought it would be more interesting here if he was vulnerable and human about the choices he had to make. He’s not on the take, it wasn’t a decision that he made where he was deliberately failing at his job or turning a blind eye because he wanted gifts or money, it’s that he wanted desperately for the city to be what he hoped it would be. He wasn’t able to look at it for what it really was for a brief moment, so he does fail in that regard.

The challenge was to try to take all these elements and do them in a way that felt personal to me. I could really relate to hte idea of a Bruce who trusts nobody, who’s in it just himself, and is this angry, rebellious punk vigilante who’s just basically like “I’m not trusting anybody, especially this asshole. He wasn’t there the night my parents died.” The lesson that Bruce needs to learn there, for me, is poignant. It hits a nerve, personally. So I felt that would be the best way to go with Gordon here, even though it means rolling back some of the stories that I adore.


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ruckawriter:

Cully Hamner design and style guides for Renee Montoya/The Question.

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If you liked today's Movie Fighters episode...

moviefighters:

…or any of our others, consider backing our Kickstarter, which is more than 2/3 funded 10 days in! 

Rewards include books by Chris Sims and Matt Wilson, an art print by Erica Henderson, invitations to a special live episode of Movie Fighters, t-shirts, episode downloads, sponsorships and more!

If we get to $10,000 everyone who backs at the $20 level or higher gets a bingo card!

Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far!

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unpredictableaunum:

just in case anyone was wondering what i’ve been up to lately…..

I’ve been doing homework

Always a classy move of unrepentant shitbags 9gag, Your Source For Profitable Bottom-Feeding Content Theft, to cover up the URL for Katie Tiedrich’s Awkward Zombie.

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VS Hop, by Chris Sims and Matt Wilson: Movie Fighters

superheroeswearingjackets:

moviefighters:

$1. We talk about Hop.

The jellybeans are his poops.

The jellybeans are his poops.

The jellybeans are his poops.

nicedaykieran:

Over the past month, myself and Kyle Starks have dedicated ourselves to one goal: Discovering how Scott Steiner went from Michigan born good ol’ boy to The Big Bad Booty Daddy.
Today, we recorded an hour and half long, special edition of Have A Nice Day and in two hours you can all bear witness to our findings.
Holla if ya hear me.
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nicedaykieran:

Over the past month, myself and Kyle Starks have dedicated ourselves to one goal: Discovering how Scott Steiner went from Michigan born good ol’ boy to The Big Bad Booty Daddy.

Today, we recorded an hour and half long, special edition of Have A Nice Day and in two hours you can all bear witness to our findings.

Holla if ya hear me.

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