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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    Who's picking the names for these Covid mutations? We had "The Delta Variant" which sounds like a spy movie. Now we have "Omicron" which could be sci-fi movie or a silver/bronze age comic book gizmo. "At last my Omicron Device is perfected and I will use it to rule the world! HAHA HA!"
    It's all Greek letters, although they skipped Nu and Xi for reasons of the former sounding too 90s (nuCovid) and the latter to avoid offending some thin skinned autocrat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    Who's picking the names for these Covid mutations? We had "The Delta Variant" which sounds like a spy movie. Now we have "Omicron" which could be sci-fi movie or a silver/bronze age comic book gizmo. "At last my Omicron Device is perfected and I will use it to rule the world! HAHA HA!"
    It's all Greek letters, although they skipped Nu and Xi for reasons of the former sounding too 90s (nuCovid) and the latter to avoid offending some thin skinned autocrat.
    Avoiding "Xi" might also be because Trump/Republicans loved trying to call COVID-19 the "China virus" so they could blame China for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Avoiding "Xi" might also be because Trump/Republicans loved trying to call COVID-19 the "China virus" so they could blame China for it?
    Those might be related.
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    Depicting something isnít the same as glorifying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    Depicting something isn’t the same as glorifying it.
    This is controversial?

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    I'm almost positive the reason Dexter is good has nothing to do with any of the popular reasons people usually give for liking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    I'm almost positive the reason Dexter is good has nothing to do with any of the popular reasons people usually give for liking it.
    I dont think it is that good no matter what reasons people give.
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    Too funny. I think it's good, but it is probably overhyped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    Too funny. I think it's good, but it is probably overhyped.
    Way over hyped. And I just dont see it being any better then any other crime show other then the fact it has a gimmick.
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    You would have thought, as much of a genius as Dr. Doom was, he would have worked on some sort of artificial skin to fix his face. Might not have needed all those Doombots and death rays.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Maybe a reminder of why he needs to eventually crush Richards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    You would have thought, as much of a genius as Dr. Doom was, he would have worked on some sort of artificial skin to fix his face. Might not have needed all those Doombots and death rays.
    I'm sure if he had, somebody would then come along and scar his face again so that the artificial skin wouldn't work any more.

    Hell, Two-Face had his face repaired at one point, but that didn't last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    You would have thought, as much of a genius as Dr. Doom was, he would have worked on some sort of artificial skin to fix his face. Might not have needed all those Doombots and death rays.


    Jack did this sketch back in the day and I really like it. I love the idea that Victor's face is mostly fine except for the little scar on his cheek, but it's his vanity that makes him think of himself as deformed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    You would have thought, as much of a genius as Dr. Doom was, he would have worked on some sort of artificial skin to fix his face. Might not have needed all those Doombots and death rays.
    It's what Gilligan said of the Professor: "He could practically build a nuclear reactor out of coconut shells, but he couldn't patch a two-foot hole in a boat."

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    Tom King is an amazing writer.

    He's like Brad Meltzer in that he comes from the "heroes have feet of clay" school of writing, which for me works more often than not. Identity Crisis is fantastic except for the Jean twist. And one could say that one thing (like Strange Adventures) taints everything else, but I choose to focus on the plethora of good writing elsewhere in the same package. Slade taking out Flash, sure, it's iffy. But if Batman can fuck up supers so can Deathstroke. It's not a deal breaker.

    Back to King:

    Sheriff of Babylon- great!
    Vision- great!
    Omega Men- great!
    Mister Miracle- great!
    Superman Up in the Sky- classic!
    90% of Batman- great! (the marriage swerve is nonsense)
    95% of Strange Adventures- great! (Only thing I didn't like was that Adam had zero redemption)
    Supergirl- great!
    Heroes in Crisis- ... alright that one's crap!
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