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    April 19, 2017 9:02 am The ad-versation - podcast commercials delivered in a 'casual conversational' style is an epidemic across a lot of podcasts right now. Paul Scheer - How Did This Get Made is probably the worst offender. On one hand it's nice to not have a break from formal copy and jingles etc but at this point it's becoming it's own tired formula and this 'conversation' ends up being longer than a traditional commercial. The sincerity is also drained from it when the easy going idea of talking about Harry's or whatever product sounds like a mini podcast. And again this is a trend in podcast advertising, and I have no doubt that the boys use and like Harry's - Great. But that could be more like- "Hey Harry's is great- I use it- really good stuff- Thanks for sponsoring the podcast" It feels more and mpre obvious that podcastsers are compromising the relationship with their listeners to play up to sponsors. At least in a traditional ad we know whats happening, this style can feel like a friend tricking you a bit. I am all for sponsorship and podcasters being able to make a living but I think this trend is beginning to wear on people.
    April 19, 2017 8:47 am Ha- Well if it worked for you that's cool. To me it was just too tongue in cheek and really messed with he delicate balance of when these original X-men actually are from. Bendis walked a fine line with nods to the original timeline and making it believable that they could be from say the 90's It worked- this to me did not. And your right- the art in this-- Jean looked weird and her dialogue was... So if you liked the Juggernaut- which is cool that you did, can you explain to me what those hoses are for? I mean it's not like it's Bane with venom or he's steam punk powered- I just don't get it.
    April 16, 2017 2:34 pm I have to disagree with Ron over X-Men Blue I think nostalgia is playing heavy hand in Ron's review. I don't you can call it really really good by any means. From Cyclops lamenting Brillcreame and real barber shops to Jean saying "the villian was brought to heel" They sound both old tymey and British. Just the wrong voices including the continuation of Beast the mystic. Juggernaut looked good? So those random hoses that are sticking out of this helmet for the first time and no reason at all - they are for what? After Bunn's Aquaman run and now this- I just don't feel like he can really zero on super hero comics. I want to believe in a fresh start for the X-Men too I really do. But Prime was a much better shot at it than this issue of Blue. I hope it gets better.
    April 10, 2017 12:58 pm Ahh- thanks for clarifying. IMO - while I would welcome an additional podcast I don't think that proposal would be an equal substitute for a hangout.
    April 9, 2017 5:54 pm Wait- the live stream is going away?
    April 9, 2017 5:35 pm Flintstones- The bowling ball was Never anthropomorphic! It's a rock. just a rock. No need or grounds for it to be anything but, nothing like an appliance. I want to like this book I do- but I have stayed away from it b/c of touches like that. The puns-- I also do not need to see them kill the vacuum cleaner. It feels pandery. I guess- it's just not for me- I want it to be to enjoy the commentary. But maybe I'll pick up a trade and then see. If you want to point out trying too hard to be hip cool and relevant? Look at All New X-Men Hopeless sounds like he's 65 constantly referencing social media Art at Marvel is def being talked about - in the same retailer conference that Alonso made his infamous remarks about diversity he was also criticized for comments that clearly devalue the role artists at Marvel. I am on long time on record with my theory of what is wrong at Marvel and why- At this point I honestly believe you can trace most of it back to one man- Axel Alonso. It's ultimately his job to over see everything that is going on in comics comics production and I feel he really has lead Marvel astray. I am sure there there are any number of behind the scenes influences and stressors that he has to deal with but from his press calls to his official statements it seems clear that his vision just isn't working and hasn't been for some time.
    April 8, 2017 8:39 am Do you really think you are old? I mean- Really?
    April 7, 2017 10:07 am "Who is this for?" Has anyone considered that maybe its just a matter of good characters being interesting? Yes- there is def a nostalgia factor for some- but DC knows the hanna barbaera characters were popular once for a reason pairing them with a current charter on the DC side is a gateway. Also- there is a lot of talk thrown around here and everywhere in the comics community about 'comics being fun' and 'a gorrila with a space pistol- I'm in' type of comments. You want goofy comics? Well- you got them here.
    April 4, 2017 12:11 pm Other than putting the mansion in Central Park-which Was stupid I thought Prime was pretty satisfying. The closing issue Lemire should have written. Politely pissing on everything with the Inhumans- acknowledging the mess of the last few years and sketching out Exactly how to right the ship.