Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #144 – The Minstrel, Crimson Matroyshaka, Luscious Trapp, Spiderous-Man & Mr. Mystic On… It Was Suppose To Be About 2016

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #144 – The Minstrel, Crimson Matroyshaka,

Luscious Trapp, Spiderous-Man & Mr. Mystic On… It Was Suppose To Be About 2016

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When I started this comic I intended for each comic to feature 1 person. Then during the second week the “Deadpool” movie came out and I decided that my version of him “Death Poll” would pop in on each comic. I thought it was gonna be for that week only. Then during the big “Flash/Supergirl” TV crossover I did a special comic with their counterparts “Special-Girl and Quickie”. Almost immediately 3 characters were regularly featured.  In the last few months 4 characters started showing up. I literally didn’t think anymore could fit into one comic… This week has 5 characters in every comic.  Crazy how things change…

It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do this week.  Was it gonna be yet another “2016 was the worst year ever thing”, or something saying it wasn’t the worst year ever, or something saying it was but it was our fault… On Christmas night I was gonna try to stay up and write these but I was tired to instead took a nap. I woke back up around 2 and pretty soon an idea struck me… We deserved an alternate ending…Strangely enough the that idea came from the song by Horseshoe Gang (they are this DOPE ass group  of 4 dudes and I think 2 of them are Crooked I’s little brothers. Crooked I is the west coast dude in Slaughterhouse) called “Alternate Ending” where they took “Brenda’s” Got A Baby” and gave it happier ending. I just felt like that part in “The Dark Knight” “people deserve to have their faith rewarded”.

Tomorrow Lou, Spiderous-Man, & Mr. Mystic are joined by Freedom Female and Pussy Whip discuss who might’ve have started that rumor about The Minstrel. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #143 – The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Louscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 143 –

The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Louscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On

“Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

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I think I’m going to try something new with all “Star Wars” movies from here on out. I’m going to try to treat them as “what ifs”. The original trilogy really shouldn’t be touched or added to in any way. That story was complete. The whiny farm boy became a hero. The selfish smuggler only out for himself became a general in the fight for freedom. The princess that lost everything learned of a family she never knew. The villain consumed by his hate finally overcame it and in his last act overthrew the man controlling him. With no leadership the empire probably fell eventually, and the galaxy returned to relative peace and freedom.

The details of how things came to be were stories best left to your imagination. Something REALLY bad happened to “Anakin Skywalker” and “Obi-Wan” his mentor was involved. He was corrupted by the “Emperor” who took over what was “The Old Republic” which turned it into the fascist “Empire”. Something called “The Clone Wars” happened which sounds awesome. What did we learn about any of this from the prequels that didn’t just make all this worse?

That’s it for this week. Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” Tuesdays-Thursdays.  Oh and with the special holday comic there’s pretty no way I can get it done by or before Christmas. So I’m shooting for New Years maybe. Happy holidays to you and yours. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #141 – The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #141 –

The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On

‘“Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

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I don’t know how to rate “Rogue One”. I found the 1st half of it really boring, and even with the more entertaining 2nd half I didn’t really care.  50% is a fail, right? But then it isn’t THAT bad.  But it’s not good either.  Okay it’s better than the prequels right? …Yeah… But I think I’d rather watch the prequels.

I think the ultimate problem is… This isn’t really a “Star Wars” movie. It has the setting, some characters, and a fun reference of two but it’s doesn’t have the “feel”. Say what you want about the prequels (and yes pretty much every criticism is valid), or “The Force Awakens” and it’s sticking VERY close to the formula (member’) they do “feel” like “Star Wars” films. This movie doesn’t. This movie is something else… In fact when it dovetails right into “A New Hope” at the end it feels jarring. Maybe that’s on purpose though. If so is that a mark for it or against it? Let’s go through the good and bad…

The Good

  • The blind dude kicked ass
  • It was cool to see land walkers in different settings
  • The droid was kinda funny
  • The references were nice
  • Overall good action in the 2nd half
  • “Vader” murking a bunch of dudes

The Bad

  • The characters weren’t memorable. (names are misspelled or not included to illustrate the point) “Rebel Girl” is “Jyn”, the main guy is “Cassian(sp?)”, the droid is “K-something”, literally can’t name anyone else
  • The blind dude was also kinda annoying with his constant mantra. Plus he’s just kind of a half-assed “Jedi”. Just have a “Jedi” that survived or don’t
  • The droid wasn’t THAT funny.  Guy’s becoming overrated already. He did like 3 pretty funny things
  • Too much moral gray which as a review I read pointed out just doesn’t work well in a “Star Wars” movie
  • Story didn’t need to be told (the fate of 99% of prequels)
  • Again 1st half = boring
  • 2nd half seems WAY too much like just a bunch of video game levels. I could literally see the missions, objectives, achievements unlocked, and places to use cover. (It takes 2 head shots to kill the “yellow Storm Troopers”, 5 for the “black”)
  • The realization that the whole movie could’ve been “Vader” murking dudes. Why are we following this dude in the white cape?!

I dunno. If you want a kinda grim “non-Star Wars feeling” “Star Wars” movie that really doesn’t matter at the end of the day then this is alright. It doesn’t add or take away anything from the original trilogy because I feels so foreign it doesn’t count.  This is truly a “Trump era” “Star Wars” movie. “Hope” is just a word said at the end referring to something else. The heroes “win”, but it doesn’t matter cuz’ we already know the “Death Star” is destroyed and they just make another one with the same weakness that is also destroyed. Then from “The Force Awakens” we know that despite everything the “Empire” just comes back with a different name and an even bigger weapon that again has basically the same weakness.  That’s when you realize that this is the cycle forever until they just destroy everything including themselves. Ya’ll ready to stop this cycle yet?

Tomorrow all these guys are back talking about “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew” some more. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #140 Q-boy, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man Questions About “Space Saga”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #140

Q-boy, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man Questions About “Space Saga”

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I actually feel kinda bad about the dig at George Lucas at the end of this one, but I do find it funny that I keep seeing these reports about him really liking “Rogue One”. Isn’t this the same person everyone says ruined everything with the prequels? As I write this the reviews are pretty good though, and it’s got 85% on “Rotten Tomatoes”. Again I say, “we’ll see”…

On another note, it’s that time of year when I suddenly realize “oh crap it’s nearly Christmas you idiot if you wanna do a holiday’s themed comic you gotta start NOW”!  Anyways, I wrote something for it and even by the standards of these comics it’s pretty nuts. I have NO idea how I’m going to get it done as I think it’s gonna be 3 pages.  So the next “History Of Comics With Q-boy” will be postponed for a while. Also if it all goes as planned it will feature a special guest… And I’ll leave you cryptically with that.

That’s it for this week. Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” on Tuesdays-Thursdays. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #139 Freedom Female, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Space Saga”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #139

Freedom Female, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Space Saga”

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“Luke Skywalker” pretty much has to be “Rey’s” father because “Stars Wars” is about the “Skywalker” family. Yes people argue the “Kylo Ren” is part of the “Skywalker” family, but he’s the villain not the many character. If “Luke” isn’t “Rey’s father and “Rey” is just some rando that’s gonna be stupid.

But now who’s “Rey’s” mom.  I saw a theory that “Captain Phasma” is and I think that makes a lot of sense (she’s also got that British accent). Could this girl in “Rogue One” be her mom though? That would also make a lot of sense. Almost too much sense. Like they wouldn’t have thought of that.

Tomorrow “Freedom Female” spot is filled by “Q-boy” as the others ask him questions about “Space Saga” (as it’s based on stories from his home planet). Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #138 Freedom Female, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Spiderous-Man: First Day Back” & “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #138

Freedom Female, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On

“Spiderous-Man: First Day Back”& “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

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A new “Spider-Man: Homecoming” trailer came out last week and it was pretty cool I guess. Although, all the best part of it are “Iron Man”. In fact I’d MUCH rather see another “Iron Man” where mentoring “Spider-Man” is a subplot. There’s a whole article about how the “Marvel” movies need “Spider-Man” at CBR.com (which is here https://goo.gl/fkZVbm ) and I couldn’t disagree more.  Don’t get me wrong it was nice to see “Spider-Man” in “Civil War” and it worked. But need is a strong word.  No the “Marvel” movies NEED the “X-men” because without them they’re forced to use “Inhumans” and “Inhumans” suck.  Without “X-men” the “MCU” has no good allegory for minorities because again “Inhumans” just don’t work as well.

On to “Rogue One”.  Gotta say not hyped at all. I got my doubts about this one. For one thing I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t think “Star Wars” films work without “Han Solo”, and by “Han Solo” I mean “Harrison Ford”. Watch the original trilogy again and try to imagine it without him. I think you’ll find a MUCH less interesting set of movies. Second it’s a prequel (a side story prequel at that) and sure it’s almost impossible it won’t be better than “Episodes I-III” but that still doesn’t mean it’ll be good.  That being said of course I’ll almost certainly see it Saturday…

Tomorrow these guys return to talk some more about “Space Saga”. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #137 Succubus, Mr. Mystic, & Luscious Trapp On Why Succubus Voted For Trump

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #137

Succubus, Mr. Mystic, & Luscious Trapp On Why Succubus Voted For Trump

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I was a actually a whole day ahead of schedule until I got to this comic. For this one I wrote too much material and had to fight to squeeze what I could in. There’s a lot to be said about the economy and jobs and the minimum wage, but I’ll leave that for another day.

That’s it for this week. Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” Tuesdays-Thursdays. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #136 Quickie, White Swallow, Luscious Trapp, & Mr. Mystic On Last Week’s Big TV Crossover

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #136

Quickie, White Swallow, Luscious Trapp, & Mr. Mystic On Last Week’s Big TV Crossover

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I don’t think there’s much to explain with this one so let’s get into an unrelated comic that came out last week.

Inhuman VS X-men 0 – If you read “Death Of X” (which literally just ended the previous week) you’re gonna be like “we just did this”. Long story short “Emma Frost” has some plan to get back at the “Inhumans” after the death of “Cyclops” in “Death Of X” and is training to be able to turn into her diamond form faster and faster. Also “Beast” is working on some cure for the “terrigen” cloud that creates more “Inhumans” that’s killing mutants. He’s all smiling and excited about it even though his race is on the verge of extinction yet again and one of his closest friends just died. Honestly my only explanation for this was an art screw up where “Beast” is  smiling when he shouldn’t have been and they tried to write around it. This is probably going to be painful…

Tomorrow Lou and Mr. Mystic talk to Succubus of The Fresh-Men about why she ended up voting for Trump. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #135 Special-Girl, Jade Archer, Luscious Trapp, & Mr. Mystic On Last Week’s Big TV Crossover

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #135

Special-Girl, Jade Archer, Luscious Trapp, & Mr. Mystic On Last Week’s Big TV  Crossover

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Last week was the big crossover with “Supergirl”, “The Flash”, “Arrow”, and “Legends Of Tomorrow”.  It was really fun to see all these characters together. I think it really illustrated that “Supergirl” is great, but her show isn’t.  The other thing this illustrates is that “Supergirl” needs to be part of “Arrowverse”. The shows are on the same network so let’s do a mini-“Crisis” or something (you can also kill off “Wally West” while you’re at it) and bring her in. Better yet I have a better idea… Hear me out now… Put “Supergirl” on “Legends Of Tomorrow”. “Supergirl’s” show is just going to limp along with “Lena Luthor” and her mom doing a crappy rendition of “Lex Luthor” and his dad in “Smallville”. We’re going to have to suffer through “Jimmy Olsen” being a crappy hero no one cares about, and him hiding it from “Supergirl” for dumb reasons and then a predictable and stupid fall out from it. Instead lets take the best “DC Comics” “CW” show and make it even better. “Supergirl” and “Heatwave” interacting alone makes this worth doing.

Tomorrow Mr. Mystic (in spiritual projection form) try to talk some more with “Quickie” and “White Swallow” about the big crosssover last week.

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #134 Proud Lion, Mr. Mystic, & Luscious Trapp On Proud Lion’s First Job (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #134

Proud Lion, Mr. Mystic, & Luscious Trapp On Proud Lion’s First Job (Censored)

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Ever met someone who didn’t see some movie or TV show , and you’re just like “how”?  Like it’s a movie or show that seems to ALWAYS be on somewhere or more importantly it’s a classic that everyone’s seen. Ever been that person that somehow didn’t see the movie or show EVERYONE has seen? I’ve certainly been both.

It’s always interesting what different people see as “must see” or “classic”. Personally, being able to get “Simpsons” references is like a test of character. Speaking of which, we’re at the sad time of the year when the big yearly “Simpsons” marathon on “FXX” has reached the point where it’s past the 2nd episode of season 12 (the last good episode IMHO). Oh well it was a nice few days of laughs…

That’s it for this week. Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” Tuesday-Thursday. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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