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jaxpunk
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(10-06-2017, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Beer Monkey

Hail Hydra.

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Username1198
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(10-06-2017, 08:40 PM)
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So are all the guns in marvel comics gonna be Northrop Grumman guns lol.

Like punisher is preparing to decimate a gang and he’s preparing, and a speech bubble shows punisher thinking “geeeez I’m glad I have this ak-47 bazooka/bear launcher manufactured by Northrop Grumman! Remember kids, ask your dad to buy you a Northrop grunnman, the best total killing machine!”
The Kree
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(10-06-2017, 08:40 PM)

Originally Posted by B-Dex

Tempted to cancel some comic subscriptions.

LOL They make negative money on comics.
DeathyBoy
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(10-06-2017, 08:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Username1198

So are all the guns in marvel comics gonna be Northrop Grumman guns lol.

Like punisher is preparing to decimate a gang and he’s preparing, and a speech bubble shows punisher thinking “geeeez I’m glad I have this ak-47 bazooka/bear launcher manufactured by Northrop Grumman! Remember kids, ask your dad to buy you a Northrop grunnman, the best total killing machine!”

They'll have Jon B do some last minute ADR
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Glass Shark
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(10-06-2017, 08:41 PM)
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Well, this seems ill-advised in pretty much every way imaginable.
HStallion
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(10-06-2017, 08:41 PM)
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I'm not sure making actual Hammertech weapons is the best idea for a variety of reasons.
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(10-06-2017, 08:41 PM)
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Oooh. This isnt going to end well.
TacticalHotdog
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They're more of an Aerospace company than an "Arms Manufacturer". I'm not even sure if they make actual weapons systems, their business is mostly in aircraft, spacecraft, and radar.
Gaius Cassius
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(10-06-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by TacticalHotdog

They're more of an Aerospace company than an "Arms Manufacturer". I'm not even sure if they make actual weapons systems, their business is mostly in aircraft, spacecraft, and radar.

Exactly what I mentioned earlier. They probably do make some arms, but the majority is aerospace projects.
Sephzilla
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(10-06-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Not only does this look bad optically in wake of Vegas and delaying Punisher, but the moral of the movie that launched the entire MCU is against this.
olubode
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(10-06-2017, 08:43 PM)
Incoming Mark XLIV Hulkbuster?
Sgt. Kabukiman
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(10-06-2017, 08:43 PM)
What the flying fuck...
Congrats on your timing Marvel, and fuck you.

Now, DC, the ball is in your court. Time to partner up with Dead Parents Inc. It would make about as much sense.
Kayhan
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(10-06-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Skrulls?
Gallbaro
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(10-06-2017, 08:44 PM)
This got through Disney Corporate?
Secret Character
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Originally Posted by TacticalHotdog

They're more of an Aerospace company than an "Arms Manufacturer". I'm not even sure if they make actual weapons systems, their business is mostly in aircraft, spacecraft, and radar.

This. They have a large presence in my city and they work very closely with the Air Force on their engineering projects.

However, it's still in bad taste to announce something so... off. I'm curious to see what this could bring, but I'm not too thrilled about it.
AuthenticM
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(10-06-2017, 08:44 PM)
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Responses were mixed, with some questioning the morality of the decision.

no shit
Dre3001
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(10-06-2017, 08:44 PM)
Northrop is an aerospace company over anything. They design and manufacture jets and fighter planes, not exactly guns as far as I know.

I have a few friends and a family member who works with them. Almost everything they manufacture is aerospace related.
Kevinroc
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(10-06-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by TacticalHotdog

They're more of an Aerospace company than an "Arms Manufacturer". I'm not even sure if they make actual weapons systems, their business is mostly in aircraft, spacecraft, and radar.

People tend not to make those kinds of distinctions (as we see in this thread). These are bad optics.

Gerry Conway (co-creator of The Punisher) expressed disapproval of this move.

https://twitter.com/gerryconway/stat...71266424246272

Marvel cancelled the Punisher panel because they thought it would be insensitive after Las Vegas, but this? This isn't insensitive?

bigjeffery
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(10-06-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dre3001

Northrop is an aerospace arms manufacturer. They make jets and fighter planes more than anything, not guns.

Oh, thank god they just make bombers and fighter planes. It's much more palatable for a company that makes books and movies for children to partner with merchants of wide scale, impersonal death.
whipihguh
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(10-06-2017, 08:48 PM)
What the fuck? Why?
Trojita
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(10-06-2017, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kevinroc

People tend not to make those kinds of distinctions (as we see in this thread). These are bad optics.

Gerry Conway (co-creator of The Punisher) expressed disapproval of this move.

https://twitter.com/gerryconway/stat...71266424246272

Man, people are dumb. Some people here think they make guns too. The Vegas comparisons with The Punisher of all things has nothing to do with a company that mostly focuses on aircraft, space, and computer systems.
B-Dex
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(10-06-2017, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Kree

LOL They make negative money on comics.

Well good they can make even less 🚮
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(10-06-2017, 08:49 PM)
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Oh, Marvel. No. No, Marvel. This is the opposite direction you should've gone after Secret Empire.
Forward
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(10-06-2017, 08:50 PM)
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Disney needs more bombs.
deadman69
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(10-06-2017, 08:50 PM)
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i really enjoyed that "jumped the stark" tweet.
SoulUnison
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(10-06-2017, 08:51 PM)
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The property that launched them into their modern popularity (Iron Man) has a heavy "don't be or consort with arms dealers" moral.

This is... Whoo.
Nightwing123
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(10-06-2017, 08:51 PM)
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Such a strange and dumb decision.
Dufoos
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(10-06-2017, 08:52 PM)
Captain America branded bombers
The Faceless Master
(10-06-2017, 08:52 PM)
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wait... what!?

i guess they were more worried about the perception of insensitivity than actually being insensitive.
Apharmd
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I mean, they make military aircraft. Iron Man had a significant amount of Tony's character development hinge on him realizing that selling military hardware indiscriminately causes pain and suffering.
Username1198
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(10-06-2017, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by TacticalHotdog

They're more of an Aerospace company than an "Arms Manufacturer". I'm not even sure if they make actual weapons systems, their business is mostly in aircraft, spacecraft, and radar.

Youre right, no guns, but they still make bombers and fighter jets. That’s still a really weird partnership for marvel.
bigjeffery
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(10-06-2017, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trojita

Man, people are dumb. Some people here think they make guns too. The Vegas comparisons with The Punisher of all things has nothing to do with a company that mostly focuses on aircraft, space, and computer systems.

Aircraft, space and computer systems used to bomb elementary schools and wedding ceremonies.

Originally Posted by The Faceless Master

wait... what!?

i guess they were more worried about the perception of insensitivity than actually being insensitive.

This is 100% accurate. These companies care less about preventing evil and more about the financial fallout of doing evil.
ZombiePlatypus
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(10-06-2017, 08:55 PM)
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Disgusting, and the timing of this announcement is incredibly tone-deaf.
Finaika
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(10-06-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Nice timing.
Chaos2Frozen
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(10-06-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Username1198

So are all the guns in marvel comics gonna be Northrop Grumman guns lol.

Like punisher is preparing to decimate a gang and he’s preparing, and a speech bubble shows punisher thinking “geeeez I’m glad I have this ak-47 bazooka/bear launcher manufactured by Northrop Grumman! Remember kids, ask your dad to buy you a Northrop grunnman, the best total killing machine!”

I'm pretty sure you don't know what Northrop Grumman makes.

I'm pretty sure a lot of people in this thread don't know what Northrop Grumman makes and are only going on the 'Arms Manufacturer' part of the title.
FyreWulff
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(10-06-2017, 08:56 PM)
Ew.
kswiston
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Originally Posted by Username1198

Youre right, no guns, but they still make bombers and fighter jets. That’s still a really weird partnership for marvel.

Rich Johnston is a master of the clickbait.

While there is a discussion to be had here regarding the ethics in partnering comic characters with companies that make military aircraft, I have no doubt that the reactions in this thread would be much different if Marvel was announcing a partnership with Boeing or Airbus. Both make military aircraft as well, but people primarily know then from their passenger jets.
HStallion
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(10-06-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen

I'm pretty sure you don't know what Northrop Grumman makes.

I'm pretty sure a lot of people in this thread don't know what Northrop Grumman makes and are only going on the 'Arms Manufacturer' part of the title.

So Northrop Grunmman heli carriers.
bigjeffery
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(10-06-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen

I'm pretty sure you don't know what Northrop Grumman makes.

I'm pretty sure a lot of people in this thread don't know what Northrop Grumman makes and are only going on the 'Arms Manufacturer' part of the title.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northr...an_B-21_Raider

Imagine I posted a thinking emoji the size of the sun underneath this.
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(10-06-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by bigjeffery

Aircraft, space and computer systems used to bomb elementary schools and wedding ceremonies.

I'm going to need receipts on that one. According to public information they only made two drones that weren't ever in use.

Originally Posted by bigjeffery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northr...an_B-21_Raider

Imagine I posted a thinking emoji the size of the sun underneath this.

You think they are using the B-21's to bomb schools and weddings in the middle east? lmao.
notsol337
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(10-06-2017, 08:58 PM)
Northrup Grumman makes software that drives aircraft. They're an aeronautic/aerospace company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman
Jackpot
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(10-06-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by TacticalHotdog

They're more of an Aerospace company than an "Arms Manufacturer". I'm not even sure if they make actual weapons systems, their business is mostly in aircraft, spacecraft, and radar.

When Northrop Grumman decided to run an advert during the Super Bowl (why the fuck is an arms company advertising in a football game, America?) they stuck a stealth bomber in it. That's what they chose to represent their company. They makes things to kill people with. It's their raison d'etre.

GreekWolf
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(10-06-2017, 08:59 PM)

Originally Posted by bigjeffery

Aircraft, space and computer systems used to bomb elementary schools and wedding ceremonies.



This is 100% accurate. These companies care less about preventing evil and more about the financial fallout of doing evil.

Do you also flip off and spit on U.S. soldiers too? I mean, have we returned full circle to the 1960's?
Username1198
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(10-06-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen

I'm pretty sure you don't know what Northrop Grumman makes.

I'm pretty sure a lot of people in this thread don't know what Northrop Grumman makes and are only going on the 'Arms Manufacturer' part of the title.

I admit I did comment before I actually did research, but I addressed that a few posts above.

And yea, they still make bombers, pretty sure those are used to bomb stuff. I’ll have to do more research on that too I guess.
FyreWulff
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(10-06-2017, 08:59 PM)

Originally Posted by notsol337

Northrup Grumman makes software that drives aircraft. They're an aeronautic/aerospace company. Calm down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman

NG is a war profiteer company. Nobody is buying this lame technicality shit even if it was on clearance.
Chaos2Frozen
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Originally Posted by HStallion

So Northrop Grunmman heli carriers.

Damn straight.

And they better be nuclear powered too.

Originally Posted by bigjeffery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northr...an_B-21_Raider

Imagine I posted a thinking emoji the size of the sun underneath this.

I'm not quite sure I understand your sun-like emoji?
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Originally Posted by notsol337

Northrup Grumman makes software that drives aircraft. They're an aeronautic/aerospace company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman

They don't just make software, brah.

http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capab...s/default.aspx
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Originally Posted by notsol337

Northrup Grumman makes software that drives aircraft. They're an aeronautic/aerospace company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman

They do a bit more than that. Reading through it unless the use of manufacturing is a misnomer.

Originally Posted by TangoAlphaLima

They don't just make software, brah.

http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capab...s/default.aspx

Yeah they seem to delve heavily in aerospace, which is fine if it wasn't for their production of various types of bombers,
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