Name: Mike Cripps
Crippler's Recent Comments
September 2, 2013 10:53 pm Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you've all put in over all these years. iFanboy was wholly and almost solely responsible for me returning to reading comics. I can still remember the progression. Got an iPod. Found out about podcasts. What can you listen to on podcassts? Comics? I haven't read comics in years! I listened to a number of different podcasts in those first few months. None of them are around anymore. Luckily, one I stumbled across and started listening to regularly was a new show called iFanboy. You guys showed me the way. You told me comics were good again! I dipped my toe back into the pool and soon dove right in. How could anyone listen to Ron go off the deep end on one of his happy-rants and not be infected? When my 2nd son was born 2 years ago, I found I had to start cutting back. I couldn't read everything like I used to. You cannot serve two masters and my reading pleasure was certainly a distant second to real-world issues. I cancelled my store pull list and switched to only reading digital content, occasionally. One thing I didn't stop, however, was listening to the podcast. When I do buy something these days, you can be sure it's probably because it was talked about on this show. If life was fair, this would be your full time job. This site would be paid for by the comics publishing collective. No better advertisement could they have then 3 erudite, passionate and yes, even funny, fanboys. I remember when you announced the 'new website' with room for 'video content' and how exciting that sounded. I was there before and I'll still be there after. Thank you, and don't worry, it's ok. We understand.
May 4, 2013 7:08 pm As the Mandarin story was revealed ( a clever and surprising twist) I found that I could only think of one thing. The Sopranos episode. Sir Ben Kingsley! Sir Ben! (movie as a whole was weak as a follow up to Avengers, weak as an action movie, but pretty funny)
January 12, 2013 1:01 pm This really felt like it would fit right in with the rest of my Marvel Star Wars run. In fact, I believe that this same ground this issue is pointing us in was covered for a long time (check out the Pariah storyline) by the team in the 80s It's not a bad thing, it's a good thing. Some of those stories were great. I'll be reading and hopefully i'll find a series that I'll happily dump in alongside the first series I ever collected.
December 26, 2012 7:39 pm Great list Josh. I think we're going to look back at this period of time and say wow, can you believe the quality of work that some of these guys were putting out?
Marvel NOW! That Was Then: Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, Captain America and More to End in October
July 10, 2012 7:07 pm So, how is this not a reeeee-boot? (i totally picture the old CGI cartoon when I say those words)
June 5, 2012 6:37 pm Believe it or not, GoT isn't about action. It's a book about people. Characters, reacting to the people and events around them. You know, just like Talking Dead. Er, I mean Walking Dead, right? (I love Walking Dead but come on, there were HUGE chunks of talking this year with no action)
January 26, 2012 6:56 pm Agreed about Mr. Bun! His first appearance merited a PoTW by Josh waaay back when.
January 24, 2012 9:29 pm Henry Pym kicks ass in the Avengers cartoon. Proof that he can be done right.
January 12, 2012 11:19 am Very excited to see Mieville work in a visual medium. I
January 12, 2012 11:00 am The China Mieville news is huge. If I remember correctly, one lament that I heard (and I think justifiably so) when the original 52 lineup was announced was a lack of cross-genre name. There was nothing identifiable outside of comics. Well, now they’ve got it. I’m a big fan of Mieville’s work and I think that he definitely has the sort of imagination and talent to produce some unique work. Very exciting. Too bad about OMAC, as it was a fun book, but I wonder if it, along with those other 5 cancelled books, ever really had a long-term plan? Maybe this is part of DC’s plan to keep rotating the books that are on the shelves. That’s a much better idea then leaving a title to wither, stagnate and die.