Ilash's Recent Comments
March 22, 2017 9:40 am Still trying to get over Ron's hatred of the Stones (though I do certainly get not liking the Red Hot Chilli Peppers). Still, playing one of the greatest rock and roll songs ever to start off the show goes some way to alleviating that. And then you all admitted to not liking American Gods (the novel) or haven't read it. Quite the roller coaster of contrary opinions. Regardless, great show as per usual. Also cool that, for a rare change, you actually talked about almost all of the books I read this week (except for Sex Criminals, which I know Josh's thoughts about nowadays anyway). I mostly agree with you on all of them but, is it just me, or did the over-written narration seriously detract from anyone else's enjoyment of the otherwise perfectly good All Star Batman? I mean, it's cool that Snyder is willing to try something so different but the novelistic narration just felt like it played against the strength of ASB as a comic book.
February 25, 2017 1:36 pm Cool, no problem. Thanks, Josh.
February 24, 2017 10:30 am Does anyone else get the Jason Aaron talksplode in their iTunes or is it just me?
February 21, 2017 1:16 pm That's fair enough. I can definitely see why the directionless of the later volumes of this series is a turn off for people but I actually rather like it in this series, in much the same way I preferred the directionless of the middle parts of Strangers in Paradise than the much more focused initial volumes. Still, the slooooooooow release schedule definitely doesn't help. Though, apparently, we'll actually be seeing this current arc released monthly. I'll believe it when I see it but the whole thing is supposed to be in the bag so here's hoping,
February 20, 2017 8:43 pm So, am I to infer that Josh really hated Sex Criminals 16? Man, now I really wish that was the Patron's pick (it was mine). I can't comment on it yet as I still need to sit down and read it but I've loved every issue so far so I'm very curious to hear what he didn't like about it. Great show, as always, of course, but, yeah, you guys definitely embraced the whole "old men shaking their fists in the sky" schtick that, as someone who is only five years younger than you and has been reading comics for almost as long as you too, I can definitely relate to at times. I was, though, pretty positive about the comics I've read so far this week - which was admittedly helped by reading great stuff like the Nao of Brown and the latest Sunstone as part of my comics stack - so I didn't exactly relate in this particular circumstance but I'm hardly complaining as grumpy iFanboy is always super fun iFanboy. As for the pick of the week, I loved it as I love pretty much everything that Brubaker and Phillips do but one thing about that demon: didn't the ending of the previous arc pretty strongly hint that the demon really was only a figment of his imagination, based on some of his father's old illustrations? Am I misremembering it?
January 30, 2017 6:08 am There were the same amount of story pages as ever, just no letter column, which BKV already warned about in the previous issue,
September 11, 2016 4:37 pm Great show as always, guys and so glad to hear you guys are doing a Booksplode on Dark Night, which, oddly enough, I'm currently working on a review of as well for my blog (with some Airboy stuff thrown in as well). It's a really great read and definitely deserves more attention.
August 15, 2016 3:34 pm Surprised the Patreon vote was Black Monday Murders. I specifically didn't vote for it as I knew there was no way you guys wouldn't talk about a new Image #1 by Jonathan Hickman. Interestingly, I'm kind of with Josh, though, that I'm just not a Hickman guy (which is why I didn't bother with Black Monday Murders). Hickman's clearly very talented but I find it all but impossible to get emotionally involved with his work. Even East of West, which I do quite like, still doesn't engage me so much as have me interested in the world he's created.
July 11, 2016 6:48 am Terrific job holding down the fort, Josh. Much respect! And count me in as someone who would love to see the twitter quick-fire become a regular or semi-regular feature.