Baron_Aim

Baron_Aim

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Venom_22

For the past year or so, Rick Remender’s Venom really has been one of the most unique and intense superhero…

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Uncanny X-Men_2

I was a bit skeptical of this series after the first issue. I have never really been able to get…

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October 31, 2016 1:22 pm Steve Dillon was responsible for one of the comics that truly got me into the medium. Preacher was one of what I liked to call my Holy Trinity of Vertigo, along with Sandman and The Invisibles. These books made me realize that comics were more than just superheroes and really helped shape me into the reader I am today. I always considered Sandman and The Invisibles more of a 'writer's comics' because the art teams weren't consistent throughout the run, but the way Dillon worked with writer Garth Ennis showed me how truly collaborative the medium is when you have two creators that compliment each other so well. They did so many great projects together, and you could always see that creative spark between them. Preacher was such a crazy comic, but his simple yet distinct style helped draw you into the world and love his characters. I still remember that the final issue of Preacher was the first comic to ever make me cry, and that's a crazy task for a book that featured hard-drinking vampires and a character named Arseface. He was one of the best at drawing the 'acting' on a page. You can always pick up a page of his work and know immediately that he drew it. I was fortunate enough to get his autograph at last year's C2E2, and even before his passing it was my most treasured signature of the convention. I think we just exchanged words about how well-worn my copy of Preacher was (which he was glad to see), but it meant a lot just to meet someone who had that much of an influence on my reading habits. Coincidentally, right after returning home from the convention, I got appendicitis. It was a really scary experience, and to hear that he passed away from this because he thought he just had food poisoning hit REALLY close to home.
September 7, 2014 3:39 pm I went to C2E2 this year, and spent more time in Artist's Alley than I had the previous year. Probably the most down to earth and cool person that I got to talk to there was Ryan Browne. I had God Hates Astronauts on my list of books to look for at the convention, and was glad I got a chance to purchase it directly from him. He signed it and drew a little funny face in it. At the hotel that night after the convention, I read the whole book and went back to him the next day. I told him how much I liked the book, and got him to sign an issue of Manhattan Projects he had drawn. We chatted for a bit and he drew a little sketch of an alien on my MP cover. While I was at his table, he was also talking to a convention goer about the guy's comic work, and Browne offered to have a cup of coffee with the guy to help him out. He was just a really cool dude. Even though I wasn't able to pick up this comic, I rooting for him, because comics needs more people like him. Glad to hear the new series keeps up the fun of the previous collection.
July 28, 2014 11:59 am I think a comics review podcast like iFanboy hosted by Deadpool would be a lot of fun!
July 7, 2014 9:48 am Glad to see Moon Knight get some love. He's one of those under appreciated characters that I've always loved, so I'm glad to see such a strong creative team on it, and a lot of the redesigns they have done with his costumes have been stellar. In fact, at this last C2E2, I cosplayed as the "Mr Knight" version of Moon Knight: https://twitter.com/ChurchofKurtR/status/467338652763586560/photo/1 Are you guys going to continue to read when Wood starts on the title? I tend to like his stuff, but don't know if he'll be able to keep up the high quality of the stories Ellis was writing. Also, Shelvey is such an integral part of the book that I can't really see it staying as good without him.
September 7, 2013 8:55 pm I find it so heartwarming that you guys are replying to so man of the comments on this thread. This just proves why you guys are the best out there.
September 3, 2013 11:20 am Got back from my weekend to this news. I'm really bummed to hear it, and feel pretty emotional listening to the podcast now. This site has been my go to for years now (I even told people that you could get more info from my iFanboy member page than from my Facebook page). I'm going to truly miss going here every Monday to make my pull list. Thank you guys so much for all the dedication you've put into this site. I try to keep up a blog, and find that difficult enough, so I can only imagine how much it takes to run such an awesome site like this. I'm really glad you are still going to do the podcast, because that is my weekly Monday morning listen at work. Best of luck to you all in the future. Thank you thank you thank you thank you.
August 29, 2013 12:06 pm Thor: God of Thunder Hawkeye Saga Manhattan Projects Locke & Key Uncanny Avengers I listed 6 since Locke and Key will be gone soon.
May 15, 2013 2:37 pm For all those wondering, 451 was introduced in the last storyline, Godkiller. Tony was put on trial in space for killing the Phoenix by a race of aliens that worshiped it, and 451 served a bit like a lawyer/consultant for him. He's a recorder who is trying to catalog information, that type of thing. 451 eventually ended up stealing something from the race, causing them to get destroyed by Celestials.
April 23, 2013 1:03 pm AND both his Avengers books.
April 3, 2013 12:14 pm I do reread things quite a bit. At least once a year I will reread all of Morrison's New X-Men, and usually Fell. Right now I'm in the middle of rereading Nextwave. Rereading is what makes keeping my comics around worth it.