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September 2, 2013 7:42 pm We Couldn't Watch It Suffer Any Longer: The iFanboy Story Thanks for the single most helpful tool for a comics reader, the Pull List service. Wow, how valuable that feature has been. I have fallen way behind in the couple years, and the pull list has helped me keep track of what I've read and haven't read. The podcast will give us the three iFanboys, and I'm sure the writers will find a place to have their voices heard. The pull list service was a tangible (although completely digital) difference that set this site apart from all the rest. Thanks for reporting on the news in a simple, straightforward, no hype, only the important facts kind of way, albeit with just enough wit to remind us you all are just readers like us. I long ago became fed up with your competitors in that regard. "Interviews" where creators simply rehash press releases are not news. iFanboy never did that. Seeing the iFanbase's reactions to whatever the news of the day was was just icing on the cake. Thanks for moderating those comment threads. That was surely a big workload, but it kept the standard high. Some of us (myself included) crossed lines once or twice. From redirecting the discussions back on track to just outright deleting comments. Besides mere domain and server facilitation, your constant attention allowed this community to be the best. Thanks for Jimski's column, Ryan's column, Mike's column, Where Do I Start?, Best of the Week In Covers/Panels, Weekly Sketch-Up, This Moment in Comics History, Top 5, Want!, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?, and all the other regular (or irregular) features. When the stacks ran out, when a laptop or smartphone were all that was available, when social media became stale, the vast array of written content on this site consistently kept this comic fan happy to be just that, a fan. Since it's likely that the lack of content will cause a lack of discussion, I have to share some of my favorite memories: arguing with Josh on whether or not Hawkeye went down like a bitch, discussing sexism and a possible Jean Grey resurrection, going on Power Rangers tangents during Blackest Night, and contributing to what was surely one of the longest threads on a single issue, New Avengers vol. 2 #3, with most of the discussion focusing on Wolverine/Spider-Man being of the Avengers despite already being on the team for the previous 5 years. But really, making a sleek, new start while trying to keep all of your past content? Did you learn nothing from the New 52? But really really, bravo guys and gals. Thanks for everything. My iFanboy discovery was video show first, audio show second, and site third, that has always been my order of preference too. But in retrospective, all the site content was truly marvelous.
July 26, 2013 8:32 pm As I usually am with the written reviews here, I'm glad I read this. It is very easy to see the movie and then immediately dislike it for all of that awful third-act business. But you're right, Paul, the character work is all there. The Mariko-Logan scenes are very good. It's fun to see their relationship grow while also learning or relearning bits of the mutant we all know so well. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Final scene definitely got me excited as well. Who knew floating coins and frozen people could ring so true.
July 26, 2013 8:26 pm Is it wrong to hope a certain ex-iFanboy, side-burned, X-Men/Wolvie super fan is one of those guests?
July 18, 2013 8:21 am When people talk about reading their first comics over and over, that, amongst a few actual comics, was the Super Healthy Cookbook for me. Just seeing a few pages here and some of the others from the book are flashing in my mind. Never had the urge to try any of the recipes, many seemed kinda gross. But I did enjoy reading the book cover to cover many times.
June 24, 2013 9:56 pm Is it wrong to dislike this because I like one far better than the other? I'm a little worried Archaia may get further lost in the shuffle as opposed to getting a boost. I might be way off though.
April 16, 2013 5:48 pm It kills me to say it, and I could be incorrect on the qualifications, but the category is "Penciller/Inker". Fiona does all her Saga art digitally. So perhaps they are being literal and she therefore does not qualify.
April 15, 2013 10:15 pm Here here for Jessica Lucas as Gwendolyn.
February 4, 2013 10:13 pm No fucking way!
February 4, 2013 10:12 pm This book is hitting so many elements of Daredevil's world in such interesting ways. This one should be good with Frank Castle, but who knows what other characters could show up?
February 4, 2013 10:10 pm Epting Epting Epting Epting... that is all.