Name: Ed L.

Bio: Been reading comics since '85. Took like a ten-year break during college (where the only thing I read were Batman GNs and Preacher.) Currently back to reading. Reading mostly Marvel stuff (from the Silver Age thanks to Marvel's Essentials trades and new post-Civil War stuff) and a bunch of indy stuff. Will flesh this profile out later.

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    October 14, 2010 5:29 pm Great job, guys! New video player works smoother than rev3 player.
    August 6, 2010 1:21 am

    It sounds like you are more outraged at the fact that J. Hickman chose to use real historical figures to tell this story more than anything. I can understand that. But I think you are overanalyzing this comic book story.

    You should check out this recent Hickman interview.

    He admits that he's unsure of his "delivery method... the methodology of the monthly dose." I agree with you that his recent FF stuff has been just vague like a barely complete story, but apparently he has a plan. With Steve Epting coming onto the book, I'm sticking around to find out what that plan is.

    As for S.H.I.E.L.D, it's still too early to tell for me. I like how he's incorporating Celestials, Galactus, Deviants, The Darkhold (I believe) and who-knows-what's-next to tell this story. I can see how using historical figures from our reality in the Marvel universe might irk you, but it's a just a story not a treatise on futurism or transhumanism, etc. Or maybe it is a treatise, but surely not one that applies to our world.

    After reading your review, though. I'm definitely gonna read Hickman's creator-owned stuff. Placing an order now.

    August 5, 2010 5:14 pm Nice pick. Enjoyed the hell out of this comic. Loved the alternating panels between all 3 characters near the end. Especially when all 3 all learning what's wrong with the Nine Realms from 3 different people. Bendis and Davis are producing some great stuff here. The almost-psychedelic colors by Mr. Rodriguez also work for me.
    August 5, 2010 5:06 pm I understand the reason for the bi-monthly schedule, but I worry it's killing the momentum of this book. That said, I love what Mr. Hickman is doing here. He's introducing new ideas into the Marvel Universe and telling some fantastic stories along the way. 4/5
    July 29, 2010 3:08 am Klaatu barada nikto! lol. That was awesome. Loved the fly-by of Asgard. Kirby would have (probably) smiled.
    July 23, 2010 3:49 pm I have no idea who this Rip Hunter character is but I still liked this. Just might pick up some trades of Booster Gold if I can enjoy them without becoming lost due to DC continuity.
    July 23, 2010 12:53 pm While I enjoyed this, I thought it ended rather abruptly. I thought the arc would go on for a while longer. I'm still gonna continue getting this for the same reason as 360Logic said above. It's fun and I don't have to know much of DC universe continuity to enjoy it.
    July 12, 2010 6:55 pm That first "Language of Comics" article was fantastic!
    July 12, 2010 1:39 am This was a well-executed comic. I loved the hell out of it. Makes me wanna buy all of Bendis' ealier stuff. Still never read Alias or his Daredevil stuff or his earlier crime GNs. Must get it NOW! Sucks this is a bi-monthly book, but I guess quality takes time.
    June 24, 2010 5:45 pm I haven't been reading this book since the first story arc but I got this anyway even though I hadn't planned on it. I enjoyed it. Loeb really knows his Hulk history and as ridiculous as the events of Ross' past are, I totally bought his reasoning. It's a story that could only work in a Hulk comic. Even though the L.M.D. is the ultimate lazy writer's plot device, I still enjoyed it. A 3 for story, 5 for art and 1 for lettering (black text on red background gives me eye fatigue.)