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Anonymous asked: Reading GotG 14 makes me feel I missed something, when was Venom shipped to space to join them? He wasn't anywhere in issue 13...

brianmichaelbendis:

I know and I feel bad about that

Venom’s ‘first’ appearance in guardians of the galaxy will be in the free comic book day issue of guardians of the galaxy in two weeks.

 I know this was annoying to some people but I hope the fact that the next issue is FREE takes the edge off of it :-)

As long as they fix it in the trade collection, it’s all good.
I’m just glad Flash Thompson, who is just a man, is in space to save every one of us.

brianmichaelbendis:

King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel #1 to #4 by Darick Robertson

toomuchhorrorbusinessiii:

This entrance.
Behold the King of Kings.

Tell me about the loneliness of good, He-Man. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?
… fool, you are no longer my equal, I am more than man, more than life… I am a GOD!

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suburbanstorm asked: Hi Matt, recenly I've been asking various writers (oh, thank you tumblr) one particular question - the opinion on retcons. I really wanna know what's your opinion on this, about making smaller or bigger changes in the history of estabilished characters? And how you explain the need for such changes for the sake of current stories?

mattfractionblog:

Well, here’s my thing: i think continuity is the devil. i think it’s constricting and restrictive, i think it’s alienating and off-putting, and it inflicts an artifact of linear time as we experience it on something that exists outside of linear time as well as keeps new readership away by keeping comics a matter of trivia and history rather than actual stories. 

I believe in consistency, or at least consistency as I see it and understand it, above the rigid strictures of continuity. Otherwise the entire exercise starts to fall apart as the logic of linear time spreads. What war did Frank Castle fight in? If you still think Vietnam, then Frank is closing in on 70 years old. What year did Reed Richards go into space? 1961 or 2001? 

I feel that gently adjusting the past to align better with a character is logical and right and necessary. At it’s most basic and fundamental, it lets the stories get better and be better. 

I’m speaking about a mild kind of ‘retconning’ that to me… like, i’m sorry, but making Sue Storm not a child when she met Reed Richards, making her NOT fall in love at first sight with the grown-ass man standing before her 4 year old self and rather giving her agency and action in her own love story hardly seems like a continuity-destroying ZERO HOUR-worthy flaw to be reconciled. 

there’s bad examples, of course. 

The short version is, i suppose, that it depends but i feel we can’t treat these stories as literal historical documents but rather spiritual ones, for lack of a better world. What’s more important, that Frank Castle was in Vietnam, or that Frank Castle was a soldier, right?

and so on.

By this rationale it doesn’t matter what war Steve Rogers fought in either.

NO, it’s always important that Frank Castle was a product of his time in the Vietnam War.

But I’ll continue to pick and choose which stories personally count, just like you do and how Master Egg Shen taught me.

Godzilla 2014 Teaser Trailer from Joey Shabadoo on Vimeo.

demonsee:

2014 Godzilla Teaser

demonsee:

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro

(via jedigrrrl)

bizarrebitrate:

Miami Nights 1984 - Ocean Drive

1980’s retro! Lets gooo!

Dream wave beats! :-)

42ndseal:

TRANSFORMERS - All Hail Megatron!

Custom comic book heels; customer requested a focus on Megatron, from IDW’s Transformers miniseries, All Hail Megatron!

42nd Seal on Etsy

I think you mean All HEEL Megatron! (groan…)

(via space-bridge-to-nowhere)

toomuchhorrorbusinessiii:

thegeek531:

Monty Python and The Holy Grail inspired LEGO sets made by Rifiröfi

I wish these were real.

But they ARE real. Just waiting for you to build them WITH THE POWER OF YOUR IMAGINATION!

hellobluemonday:

We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese!

The best part is these aren’t ‘shopped. You can make your own 2500-ton death machine here: http://apps.warnerbros.com/pacificrim/designer/us/

(via fuckyeahmst3k)

brianmichaelbendis:

House of the Ancestors Art by Juan Gimenez

I just started reading the Metabarons collection. That is one heavy book. (in more ways than one)

brianmichaelbendis:

House of the Ancestors Art by Juan Gimenez

I just started reading the Metabarons collection. That is one heavy book. (in more ways than one)

awyeahmona:

[Image: Comics panel of Medusa staring in shock at Luke Cage, saying to him: “IMPOSSIBLE! Why don’t you turn to stone?” Luke responds smugly, “I’m already rock hard, baby!”]

Too bad current Luke Cage isn’t this cool. They may as well be separate people.

awyeahmona:

[Image: Comics panel of Medusa staring in shock at Luke Cage, saying to him: “IMPOSSIBLE! Why don’t you turn to stone?” Luke responds smugly, “I’m already rock hard, baby!”]

Too bad current Luke Cage isn’t this cool. They may as well be separate people.

starscream-and-hutch:

Them Duke Boys were up to no good again. 

YeeHa.

starscream-and-hutch:

Them Duke Boys were up to no good again. 

YeeHa.

When Robots go ‘SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!’

When Robots go ‘SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!’