Name: Gary Roberts
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April 15, 2013 11:51 pm This was a horrible day for the news. I live in DFW (obviously) and this afternoon a pregnant woman was shot, resulting in her death and her baby while the suspect led Dallas police on a car chase and shot an officer. The bombing in Boston is just as terrible with the hundred plus runners that have been impacted, and the three that lost their lives for no reason at all. Theres just no words. Just anger and sadness. ...On a slightly lighter note, its interesting to read some of those early POTW columns and see that the readers would complain about the pick over 10 years ago. Some things never change/
January 15, 2013 7:03 pm Can we just go ahead and make this POTW now?
January 14, 2013 3:21 pm As far as the digital discussion goes I got an Ipad2 for christmas and I absolutely love it for reading comics. Comixology and DC's and Marvel's own apps are incredibly well designed and offer a few different ways for you to read the comic for your preference. And I love having my comics digitally just in general. If I want to read the last issue of Thor or Batman before I read the new issue I just have to open up the program instead of go and find the individual issue in a stack. I have stopped by single issues entirely. Oh, and this comic also reminded me of 2001 era WWF. With Steve Austin starting the never ending What? chant.
January 14, 2013 3:05 pm Man, I was ALL IN on DC in this era. Johns on Teen Titans, JSA, Flash, Hawkman and about to start Green Lantern! Simone on BoP. Winnick on Outsiders. Brubaker and Rucka on Gotham Central. And then great specials like Secret Identity and Identity Crisis. They were taking allll my money.
January 10, 2013 11:42 am This is solely a personal choice, but I would go with the unconventional pick of Dale Eaglesham. Like other commenters their pick is defined by first experiences with Batman (ie the animated series). Well for me my first engrossing batman tale was No Mans Land. In which Eaglesham defined the look of a broken Gotham for me and the look of Batman, Huntress, Batgirl and other allies.
December 20, 2012 10:03 am Yeah no kidding. I wasn't able to pick up half my books this week because the stack was so large and i'm running thin on cash after christmas shopping. Avengers, Hulk, Uncanny X-Force, Thor, New X-Men, and Wonder Woman was all I could get. Hopefully i'll be able to pick up Green Lantern, Daredevil, Wolverine and the X-Men and Nightwing next week.
October 26, 2012 1:23 am I really loved the Dreamwave Transformers G1 and War Within series. In fact I can safely say that seeing that very first preview issue with Soundwaves hand being dug out of the artic is what got me back into comics in 2001 and I haven't looked back. I was really dissapointed when Dreamwave just dissapeared without bringing closure to their stories. It wasn't till a few years later I started to hear about what a mess Dreamwave had been as a company. But compared to 95% of the work that IDW has done in the 4-5 years they have had the transformers license the Dreamwave stuff still blows it away.
July 26, 2012 12:51 pm As a child of the late 80's-90's Tim Drake is without a doubt my Robin. In part because there have been so many great stories featuring him. Some of which have been mentioned (Chuck Dixon on Robin, Red Robin, etc.) But nobody's brought up Bill Willingham's run on the Robin series. Similar to BoP where Chuck started the series and Gail took it to a new level I thought Bil's run on Robin took it to a whole new place. The Unmasked story (which is in tpb) is an ESSENTIAL read as Tim's father finally finds out about his sons activities. The ensuing stories with Stephanie as Robin are just as compelling as we see Tim be a bad ass outside of the costume. Young Justice would be another milestone series for Tim. I would put it above John's Teen Titans team if only because this is where the bonds between Tim, Superboy, Bart, and Cassie are formed.
July 23, 2012 3:27 pm @Rottenjorge. I absolutely think about the Columbine Massacre every time I see the Matrix. It is obvious that the two killers were inspired by the film and walked into that school with the swagger and weaponry comparable to Neo and Trinity walking into the lobby to save Morpheous. I'm not saying that I switch the channel because of this. Or that I dislike the movie. But the two will always be connected. And for me it will be the same with the Dark Knight Rises. In the first 30 minutes there are two possible shootout scenes that the Columbus Massacre could have occured in. I will always connect the two. Again, I did enjoy the movie and I am seeing it again later this week. But these kind of stories...these kind of horrors are pervasive. Especially since the movie is designed to make you feel uncomfortable about seeing a football stadium and New York blown up. An analagous situation for me would be professional wrestling (I know i'm not the only fan here). Chris Benoit was one of the most well liked and well respected wrestlers of his generation. For wrestling fans, he is etched into our memories from the years 2000-2004 for his high profile role. And after the horrible murder/suicide of himself and his family it is IMPOSSIBLE to be able to seperate the two and look at one as a roll and a source of entertainment while also feel so saddened by the way it all ended.
July 9, 2012 2:12 pm I know I might be in the minority (actually I have no clue if i'm in the minority or not) but I couldn't stand He-Man when I was a kid. For me the order of 80's cartoons/toys/comics went something like: 1. Transformers 2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. Thundercats 4. MASK 5. GI-Joe 6. He-Man In fact, i liked the 90's "New Adventures of He-Man" much more. But after hearing you guys give it such a glowing recommendation I might give the new He-Man comic book a try. Luckily it's available digitally.