Name: Jeremy Love
For Comics shipping on 05/22/13
- DAREDEVIL #26
- X-MEN LEGACY #11
- UNCANNY X-MEN #6
- FANTASTIC FOUR #8
- AVENGERS #12
- FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #3
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May 24, 2013 2:31 pm As someone who has been reading comics for 20+ years, and is striving to open his own shop, these stories are making me quite sad. I have so much I want to do, but plans really just fell apart.
May 24, 2013 2:07 pm Five Ghosts is in outstandingly beautiful book.
May 20, 2013 3:33 pm There were a couple groan inducing moments for me. spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler buffer spoiler When Cumberbatch introduced himself as Khan, I did the Picard facepalm. I REALLY wanted something different. Something not so obvious. Gary Mitchell and Garth of Ivar were two names tossed around that I felt would have been great lesser known characters if they just *had* to reuse someone, that would have both fit into the ex-Starfleet narrative. As Maty said above, there was a bad case of the winks. I don't mind it to a certain degree, but holy crap, was this loaded. As much as I love Nimoy, adding him just seemed extraneous. The death scene was weak, and lacked punch. Otherwise, Spock's KHAAAAAAAN moment was fine, and it was the moment where his Human side won out, and he flipped shit. The Spock/Khan fight was badass. Now, what did I like? Preeeeeeeeeety much everything else. I realized the meeting room beat at the same time Kirk did, and I put my hand up to my mouth and just said "Oooh shiiiiiiiit" Simon Pegg as Scotty is the greatest thing since James Doohan as Scotty. I like nearly everyone in their respective roles actually, and I think they treat these characters well. The weakest for me is actually Pine as Kirk. Chekov is one of my favorite characters from TOS., and Anton Yelchin absolutely NAILS it. Karl Urban as Leonard McCoy is utterly perfect. (Karl Urban though, period, is a fantastic actor. I'm pretty sure if he played a cardboard box, it would be the most interesting and enthralling cardboard box ever.) The bit where the Vengenace breaks down was a good nod to Search for Spock when the Excelsior was sabotaged. I've seen countless debates now about this being Fake Trek, not real Star Trek, etc. I've not been a huge Trek fan my entire life like some people, but, it was always around. Dad watched a lot of TNG and DS9 when I was younger. I prefer TOS by a decent margin. I was familiar with the characters and the idea long before I watched the first Abrams movie. That movie really kickstarted my fandom. Things change. We as comic fans might be a bit more used to it than Trek fans over at Reddit or my fleet chat on Star Trek Online, so perhaps we accept it more readily. This is Star Trek. It's good Star Trek. It reinvigorated the franchise. It brought these great characters to a new generation who wouldn't even bother with an episode of TOS. The actors give the characters the respect they deserve. Yeah, there's a weak moment here or there, but that's Star Trek. For every The Tholian Web or Best of Both Worlds, there's a Spock's Brain or Shades of Grey Old school Trek fans are wearing rose colored glasses. There is some BAD Trek out there. Abrams, like him or not, has done a great job here. This was nearly a dead franchise after a string of lousy TNG movies and Enterprise, and now here we are with a box office hit Star Trek movie.
May 14, 2013 12:49 pm Thanks for the heads up, Josh. I think I'll be passing on this.
May 8, 2013 7:36 pm Two letters certainly say a lot.
May 3, 2013 8:13 pm X-Men Legacy is hands down one of my favorite titles right now.
May 1, 2013 4:43 pm Anecdotal, but it sells pretty well at my shop. We order 25-30 copies and it generally sells out, or comes close to it. I'd say it sells better than Superior Spider-Man actually. It's comparable to All New X-Men, where we get 35-40 copies now and a few are left. It's such a great series. I'm glad it sells well here.
May 1, 2013 4:36 pm My only disappointment in this was that they changed the paper. I like that they kept the blue line though.
April 29, 2013 6:06 pm Man, that sucks. I didn't frequent the site, but I would pop in from time to time. I definitely liked it far more than I do a few other larger comics sites out there. Hopefully these writers can find gigs or get their voices out elsewhere.
April 29, 2013 2:49 pm Good find! I really only read the first couple arcs, which were the ones I say were pretty solid. It's been ages, and I have long parted with the issues, so I can't recall where it was I hopped back on and was less than enthused.