Name: jamal eggert
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January 30, 2017 7:02 am So many tropes- tropes on tropes. Was this written by an app?? A hot Mrs. Grundy is a bridge too far. This is all just plain dumb and pandering.
January 16, 2017 5:44 pm Design wise- the look of Suicide Squad joker - is basically ICP. Seems like someone thought that was acceptable. It is not. Unless you happen to be a jugalo.
January 16, 2017 2:41 pm Apropos of nothing- But put Al Ewing- Christ Yost and Christos Gage on the next Marvel 'Event' It will have big ideas that actually make sense- it will have a solid all story telling that is true to the characters involved.
January 12, 2017 10:04 pm I guess I also want to is that I think you make some fair points regarding the cycle of mainstream superhero comics. I share some of those options and if cool new characters come out of 'editorial decisions' then Great. And yes those decisions have been happening in comics for a while now. But classic characters have endured for a reason. Create- new classic characters. Give them a spotlight. Let readers decide.
January 12, 2017 9:45 pm DFW- I don't think the killing of Jean Grey analogy really works? That X-Men expansion added to the fabric of the book JEan Greay was killed for a shcoking event to sell books adding diverse x-men just created cool new characters while expanding the team not replacing them. I too agree that some of the new characters Miles - Kamalah are awesome. The character assassinations and business reason for dismantling things like the X-Men FF Thor- Hulk Iron Man etc etc IS kind of at an all time high wouldn't you agree? There is room for new and old characters. Without wholesaling legacy. Maybe b/c we have seen it before- we have some insight that you don't have? I don't know for sure obviously. As I said, if acne and super powers are enough for you then that's great and it has value. But tell me- Are you really enjoying the current Miles book as much as Ultimate U Miles?
January 8, 2017 2:24 pm Also- #postshavebalm Harry's should hire Ron to do some VO work. At least to say just that.
January 8, 2017 2:23 pm I'll say this- Youngifying the Marvel U. I don't care to read anymore about what it's like to balance school and superheroing and acne. I just don't. That's me- that doesn't mean that making Miles Morales the 10th iteration of HS Peter Parker doesn't have it's place. I am sure it does. Although I lament the loss of Ultimate U Miles. But it's not an 'older' reader not 'getting it' by calling out mistakes being made with these books. I think any kind of creative independent thinker with an interest in the iteration of ongoing books and characters has an idea about when something is done organically and when it is a mandate or agenda creation. Marvel has been scrambling to address and appease and has been launching characters that have been focused grouped rather than developed and constructed for story. Some of it has worked- some of it has most decidely not. But no one shoould throw their hands up in abject acceptance and say anything like 'Oh well I guess this just isn't for me' Sometimes it isn't for you- sometimes it's just atrocious story telling. Too many examples really to list. With many of the Marvel writers, characters are being written to Sound like young characters, it sounds forced. Even a younger writer like Hopeless is coming across as super dated and trying way too hard with constant twitter and i.e. bruno mars esque references. The point is we can feel how thirsty marvel is with everything they are doing right now- sales are down- interest is down with both younger and older readers. It's not working. I think you have to look to editorial. You don't have to demonize and dismantle classic characters that work to make some room for new and interesting ones. DC learned this the hard way and in may ways is still learning how to make that work but in my opinion is falling on the better side of that than marvel right now.
December 28, 2016 12:27 pm Plot holes- that's far from the Force Awakens biggest problem isn't. The holes in that movie are not so much in plot - but in gaping needs for any originality in story telling. --mic dropped.
December 18, 2016 4:01 pm It was a better Porky's than it was a Linklater movie of this type. maybe go and have another think about it.
December 18, 2016 3:59 pm Everybody Wants Some is a better movie than Dazed and Confused?!? Ron---