Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #52 J-Pop & Mental Assassin On “Fresh-Men: Armageddon” & Their Names (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #52

J-Pop & Mental Assassin On “Fresh-Men: Armageddon” & Their Names (Censored)

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With “Batman V Superman” I said stuff about how the critics are usually right.  Let me preface this first by saying “RottenTomatos” score for “X-men: Apocalypse” is TWICE the score of “BvS” and the audience score is higher as well.  So yeah I’m saying it, the critics are wrong on this one. It’s a good movie.  Might even be the best “X-men” yet.  Does it have problems? Certainly (although so does “Civil War”)? But they are problems that are part of EVERY “X-men” movie. (I’ll probably go into those specific problems later this week). If the review is “”X-men” movies don’t measure up to the best Marvel movies” then yeah.  But NO movies do except “The Dark Knight” and “Deadpool”. And honestly the top 3 movies may be unbeatable. If you like “X-men” movies you’ll like this one. More important than anything “Wolverine” kills people.  And it is glorious!  You know that part in “X2” where he stabs that one guy and you desperately want more and they NEVER deliver! You get a nice taste here.

Moving on, this comic features the first appearance of my “Jubilee” and “Psylocke” characters.  Originally I was gonna name J-Pop, Time Bomb but I thought it was kinda weak.  I racked my brain for a while and finally came up with “J-Pop” which I like a lot better. Mental Assassin, isn’t a name I’m super thrilled with, but I established it somewhere else so I’m stuck with it and I can’t think of anything better.  As this comic shows a glimpse of, “Psylocke’s” history is super convoluted as she was originally a British woman who switched bodies with an Asian assassin woman  (and there’s a lot more).  I decided to just make her a British Asian assassin from the jump.  I went back and forth if she should be British and or speak with an accent.  Ultimately I thought the accent made her more interesting so I went with it.  I’m sure its pretty broken and  inaccurate British that’s a poor mix of different regions.  I actually tried to listen the “Essex” accent which is what I think Psylocke’s should be, but I couldn’t catch the specifics of it in a way you could write it.

Next time Ms. Majors, Proud Lion, and Drizzle discuss “Fresh-Men: Armageddon” and rumors of a certain romance. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #52 J-Pop & Mental Assassin On “Fresh-Men: Armageddon” & Their Names

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #52

J-Pop & Mental Assassin On “Fresh-Men: Armageddon” & Their Names

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With “Batman V Superman” I said stuff about how the critics are usually right.  Let me preface this first by saying “RottenTomatos” score for “X-men: Apocalypse” is TWICE the score of “BvS” and the audience score is higher as well.  So yeah I’m saying it, the critics are wrong on this one. It’s a good movie.  Might even be the best “X-men” yet.  Does it have problems? Certainly (although so does “Civil War”)? But they are problems that are part of EVERY “X-men” movie. (I’ll probably go into those specific problems later this week). If the review is “”X-men” movies don’t measure up to the best Marvel movies” then yeah.  But NO movies do except “The Dark Knight” and “Deadpool”. And honestly the top 3 movies may be unbeatable. If you like “X-men” movies you’ll like this one. More important than anything “Wolverine” kills people.  And it is glorious!  You know that part in “X2” where he stabs that one guy and you desperately want more and they NEVER deliver! You get a nice taste here.

Moving on, this comic features the first appearance of my “Jubilee” and “Psylocke” characters.  Originally I was gonna name J-Pop, Time Bomb but I thought it was kinda weak.  I racked my brain for a while and finally came up with “J-Pop” which I like a lot better. Mental Assassin, isn’t a name I’m super thrilled with, but I established it somewhere else so I’m stuck with it and I can’t think of anything better.  As this comic shows a glimpse of, “Psylocke’s” history is super convoluted as she was originally a British woman who switched bodies with an Asian assassin woman  (and there’s a lot more).  I decided to just make her a British Asian assassin from the jump.  I went back and forth if she should be British and or speak with an accent.  Ultimately I thought the accent made her more interesting so I went with it.  I’m sure its pretty broken and  inaccurate British that’s a poor mix of different regions.  I actually tried to listen the “Essex” accent which is what I think Psylocke’s should be, but I couldn’t catch the specifics of it in a way you could write it.

Next time Ms. Majors, Proud Lion, and Drizzle discuss “Fresh-Men: Armageddon” and rumors of a certain romance. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

Twitter, IG, Flipagram: @rjoynesjr

rjoynesjr@gmail.com

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #51 America-Man On Rumors That He Has Been A Nazi The Whole Time (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #51

America-Man On Rumors That He Has Been A Nazi The Whole Time (Censored)

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I thought I was done for this week but the internet seemingly exploded because in the comic “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” it’s “revealed” that he was in fact an agent of Hydra all along… I’m baffled how anyone thinks this is for real… Like if you’re new to comics or a young kid I kinda get it.  Even then you’ve seen wrestling or some serialized entertainment where a good guy turns heel, and or it wasn’t REALLY them.  I’ll say I did read an article on “Comic Book Resources” before I read the comic where the writer is literally like *WINK* *WINK* *NUDGE* EFFIN’ *NUDGE* Cosmic Cube! Specifically this part “for context, this is a Steve Rogers that was just returned to his youth by a Cosmic Cube — a reality warping device that has, at times, been used for nefarious purposes. While this is definitely Steve Rogers, as Spencer says, it’s still possible that this is a different Steve Rogers than we’ve seen before”. The whole article is here http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/captain-america-steve-rogers-reveals-caps-shocking-spoiler

Alright now I’m done for the week… See ya next Tuesday-Thursday. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #51 America-Man On Rumors That He Has Been A Nazi The Whole Time

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #51

America-Man On Rumors That He Has Been A Nazi The Whole Time

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I thought I was done for this week but the internet seemingly exploded because in the comic “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” it’s “revealed” that he was in fact an agent of Hydra all along… I’m baffled how anyone thinks this is for real… Like if you’re new to comics or a young kid I kinda get it.  Even then you’ve seen wrestling or some serialized entertainment where a good guy turns heel, and or it wasn’t REALLY them.  I’ll say I did read an article on “Comic Book Resources” before I read the comic where the writer is literally like *WINK* *WINK* *NUDGE* EFFIN’ *NUDGE* Cosmic Cube! Specifically this part “for context, this is a Steve Rogers that was just returned to his youth by a Cosmic Cube — a reality warping device that has, at times, been used for nefarious purposes. While this is definitely Steve Rogers, as Spencer says, it’s still possible that this is a different Steve Rogers than we’ve seen before”. The whole article is here http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/captain-america-steve-rogers-reveals-caps-shocking-spoiler

Alright now I’m done for the week… See ya next Tuesday-Thursday. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

Twitter, IG, Flipagram: @rjoynesjr

rjoynesjr@gmail.com

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #50 The Minstrel On Bad Bio On The Mad Jester/ The Upcoming Movie With Her Character And Some Other Chicks

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #50

The Minstrel On Bad Bio On The Mad Jester/

The Upcoming Movie With Her Character And Some Other Chicks

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Wow hard to believe I already posted 50 of these!  The first part of this comic is about the idea dropped in “Rebirth” that the “Joker” is actually 3 people.  I actually read “Rebirth #1” and it was kinda unclear as Batman said something about “he doesn’t know what that means”.  Nice backdoor way to cop out.  Good thing it’s there because its REALLY bad idea!  Like “revealing “Wolverine’s” origin” bad!  The “Joker’s” identity should always remain a mystery because anything you come up with is going to be disappointing.

Let’s talk about “Rebirth#1” for a sec.  (Spoilers)

Here’s the thing, the comic actually tries and it at least seems to be coming at things from the right place, but kinda like with “The Flash” finale I talked about yesterday it tries to “have it’s cake and eat it too”. So Wally West is back, but they want to keep the black Wally West they made up too.  I get that they don’t want to piss anyone off, but now they’re saying this one family has 2 guys named Wally West in it that are BOTH speedsters!  Get the hell outta here! Honestly what DC really should do is just admit that the new 52 was a mistake and take everything back to what it was before.  Instead this comic tries to pass the buck on “Watchmen”.  Yes “Watchmen” took away the “hope” and “legacy” and “love” and “sunshine” and “rainbows” and whatever else is good in the DC Universe.  This is total BS.  And as I said before the “Watchmen” characters should never be used.  (end spoilers)

The second part is about this female-led movie that “Harley Quinn” is suppose to be in after “Suicide Squad”.  Seems WAY too early to be jumping up and down about it, but okay…  That’s it for this week.  See ya next Tuesday-Thursday for more “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”! Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #49 Special-Girl, White Swallow, & Quickie On Quickie’s Show’s Season Finale & More Bad Bios (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #49

Special-Girl, White Swallow, & Quickie On Quickie’s Show’s Season Finale & More Bad Bios (Censored)

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Did ya’ll see the finale to “The Flash” last night?  It was…. I dunno… Most of this season there was something about the show I couldn’t put my finger on that just wasn’t right.  In fact its several things.  First is the non-sense science. Of course there’s going to be some in a show like this but I think it’s gone off the rails.  The past remnants or whatever (and being able to kill them) being one of the biggest ones.  Then there just this sense that the same things are happening over and over again.  “Zoom” just isn’t different enough from “Reverse Flash”.  The whole he’s a father like mentor who turns on him and is actually his enemy.  This person kills one of his parents in the house he grew up in , etc.

Then there’s the finale itself (spoilers ahead so you may wanna skip this paragraph if you haven’t watch “The Flash” yet).

The episode tried to “have it’s cake and eat it too” a few times.  They try to to make a big deal out of the fact that a past remnant of “The Flash” sacrifices himself (with a nice nod to “Crisis” though), but it just doesn’t work.  Barry’s fine, he standing right there.  Then maybe I missed something but why did “Zoom” want to destroy the multi-verse? Last time I checked he wanted to rule other Earths. Then last episode Zoom killed Barry’s dad, but wait the man in the mask his dopplegagger AND the real Jay Garrick.  Really?!  Then there’s Iris.  So after all this Barry’s like “we can’t date cuz’ I need to find myself” or something.  Look I can buy the Speed Force, time travel, and multiple universes, but saying you’re not gonna be with a chick THIS hot that you’ve been pining after pretty much your whole life cuz’ “you need to find yourself” I can’t.  Way beyond suspension of disbelief.  Oh and we end with Flash going back in time to the day his mom died (again!) and this time saving her. Which will almost certainly create a “Flashpoint”-like dystopian world so he’ll have to go back (AGAIN!) and reverse it. Maybe he’ll change things so “Supergirl” is in the “Arrow-verse” though which would be cool at least.

(end spoilers)

So back to DC’s “Rebirth” event one of the main things happening in it is the return of Wally West.  Gotta say Wally West in my Flash.  Oh yeah and the kid who plays him on the show really sucks.  I forgot to mention that. Anyways Wally is back, but it looks like he’s gonna be “Kid Flash” or some other not-quite-The-Flash.  That kinda sucks.  Enough of this, tomorrow “The Minstrel” discusses some rumors about “The Mad Jester” and some female-led movie her character is suppose to star in. Hope you enjoy and see ya tomorrow!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #49 Special-Girl, White Swallow, & Quickie On Quickie’s Show’s Season Finale & More Bad Bios

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #49

Special-Girl, White Swallow, & Quickie On Quickie’s Show’s Season Finale & More Bad Bios

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Did ya’ll see the finale to “The Flash” last night?  It was…. I dunno… Most of this season there was something about the show I couldn’t put my finger on that just wasn’t right.  In fact its several things.  First is the non-sense science. Of course there’s going to be some in a show like this but I think it’s gone off the rails.  The past remnants or whatever (and being able to kill them) being one of the biggest ones.  Then there just this sense that the same things are happening over and over again.  “Zoom” just isn’t different enough from “Reverse Flash”.  The whole he’s a father like mentor who turns on him and is actually his enemy.  This person kills one of his parents in the house he grew up in , etc.

Then there’s the finale itself (spoilers ahead so you may wanna skip this paragraph if you haven’t watch “The Flash” yet).

The episode tried to “have it’s cake and eat it too” a few times.  They try to to make a big deal out of the fact that a past remnant of “The Flash” sacrifices himself (with a nice nod to “Crisis” though), but it just doesn’t work.  Barry’s fine, he standing right there.  Then maybe I missed something but why did “Zoom” want to destroy the multi-verse? Last time I checked he wanted to rule other Earths. Then last episode Zoom killed Barry’s dad, but wait the man in the mask his dopplegagger AND the real Jay Garrick.  Really?!  Then there’s Iris.  So after all this Barry’s like “we can’t date cuz’ I need to find myself” or something.  Look I can buy the Speed Force, time travel, and multiple universes, but saying you’re not gonna be with a chick THIS hot that you’ve been pining after pretty much your whole life cuz’ “you need to find yourself” I can’t.  Way beyond suspension of disbelief.  Oh and we end with Flash going back in time to the day his mom died (again!) and this time saving her. Which will almost certainly create a “Flashpoint”-like dystopian world so he’ll have to go back (AGAIN!) and reverse it. Maybe he’ll change things so “Supergirl” is in the “Arrow-verse” though which would be cool at least.

(end spoilers)

So back to DC’s “Rebirth” event one of the main things happening in it is the return of Wally West.  Gotta say Wally West in my Flash.  Oh yeah and the kid who plays him on the show really sucks.  I forgot to mention that. Anyways Wally is back, but it looks like he’s gonna be “Kid Flash” or some other not-quite-The-Flash.  That kinda sucks.  Enough of this, tomorrow “The Minstrel” discusses some rumors about “The Mad Jester” and some female-led movie her character is suppose to star in. Hope you enjoy and see ya tomorrow!

Twitter, IG, Flipagram: @rjoynesjr

rjoynesjr@gmail.com