Ilash's Recent Comments
November 15, 2017 10:29 am Wow, amazing sounding job, Ron! Now I understand why you can't do the weekly shows anymore. Congratulations and best of luck!
November 8, 2017 11:19 am I suspect that he may have token over from Bendis at Marvel!
November 6, 2017 5:02 pm Congrats, Ron! You're definitely going to be missed as the show is never quite the same without the three of you but a new wife and a new job is a pretty good excuse for a leave of absence. Here's hoping to loads of pop-ins, though!
October 30, 2017 11:53 am Ooh, good point! Of course, the DCU is still enough of a mess right now for this Jor-El to be any number of Jor-Els. I haven't read the latest issue yet but I've actually rather enjoyed this mini-event. It ain't great but apparently, I'm still not sick of stories about what makes Superman who he is and why he's clearly not just any old Kryptonian whose response to earth would probably be way different and, largely, much less benevolent than his.
October 16, 2017 3:58 pm Interesting thing to note about Mister Miracle that is easy to miss is that it's a Mature Readers title. It wasn't advertised that way but each of the issues is rated M, and considering the subject matter and some of the violence in the book, it's probably the right move. Either way, more comics like this from DC please!
October 8, 2017 9:10 am Ah I see fair enough. In that case, along with agreeing with the iFanboys' recommendations, might I also recommend Queen and Country, Brooklyn Dreams, Local, Scott Pilgrim (though I prefer the colour editions), Fortune and Glory, Blankets, Habibi and, of course, Understanding Comics. All great.
October 2, 2017 7:31 am Oh really? That's a great pity. I was hoping to check it out in that form when it came out in a collected edition. I've been so spoiled by the high quality colouring in comics these days that I'm actually not a huge fan of reading things in black and white - specific "greyscale" colouring like in Black Magick obviously not included. Not that this really stops me from enjoying Strangers in Paradise or Queen and Country, though...
October 1, 2017 10:51 pm Funny that two of the black and white recommendations are now available in colour.The new colour edition of Box Office Poison has already been featured a couple of times on the show, I believe, and the coloured version of Bone is so beautiful, I have no idea why anyone would go back to black and white for it.
September 4, 2017 6:00 pm Congrats on 600, guys! I'm watching the video and I'm really enjoying it so far. On the Crisis on Infine Earths question (I'll skip the Identity Crisis question except to say that it's cheap, lazy, exploitative garbage with great art), I think the most obvious answer is that it came out in 1985/86 - the height of the Comics Aren't For Kids era. There was definitely a sense, I think, that they wanted to make the line more adult-oriented and the multiverse had a sense of kiddie-ness to it with its super-pets and crazy alternate versions so it makes sense that they would want to streamline the DCU for more mature storytelling. As we know by now, that decision was decidedly a mixed bag (and it did rob comics of a certain amount of that insane creativity that came with the multiverse and other Silver Age concepts) but it does make a certain amount of sense if you consider the shifting nature of comics at the time.
August 27, 2017 7:35 pm People who read a lot often have trouble pronouncing words, as they seem them written down all the time but seldom actually say them. This applies to names and big words too - you may write them or read about them repeatedly but without saying them aloud, you inevitably come up with a semi-pronunciation in your head that may either be different from what it sounds like when verbalized or you might just have trouble forming the precise sounds without tripping over yourself. This sort of thing happens to me pretty often and, as you say, loads of other passionate readers. And fair point about Manhunter/ The Manhunters - I would imagine the similarities were intentional. That's just a guess though. If only there was something out there that might clarify this...