Name: Jason DeMotte
For Comics shipping on 06/19/13
- X-FACTOR #258
- CAPTAIN MARVEL #13
- DREAM THIEF #2
- ANIMAL MAN #21
- UNCANNY AVENGERS #9
- NEW AVENGERS #7
- AVENGERS #14
- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA'S VIBE #5
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May 30, 2013 11:28 am Yes. They're a bit 90s, but not probably the way you're thinking of when that term is invoked in a comics discussion. Woody has a mullet, Quantum has pouches, but it's lacking the EXTREME!!!ness of 90's comics as it was very much a buddy comedy, and while there are some pop-culture references that are dated, the characters are complex, intresting individuals and it pokes fun at a lot of superhero tropes but not in an overly obnoxious "Boy superheroes sure are dumb!" type fashion. They're all on Comixology if you're really curious.
November 9, 2012 2:55 pm On second thought, I'm probably a bit too harsh on the art. I still hate the way Risso drew Moloch, but the rest of it was actually pretty good.
August 2, 2012 10:15 am Oh Priest. I miss your writing so much. Please come back to comics.
April 18, 2012 11:25 am Great article Jeff. I was vaguely familiar with some of the details, but I've never had the opportunity to read a pretty much any of it save for what was in the Death of Superman/Funeral for a Friend.
March 29, 2012 2:31 pm The issue that Vision first officially joined the Avengers is titled "Even an Android Can Cry" so yes, he can cry. To get really nerdy, Vision's body is based upon the Golden Age Human Torch, who was the first synthazoid. Essentially he was completely artificial but made to emulate a human body. So it's not too surprising that he can cry. That said I disliked that scene for different reasons.
March 15, 2012 10:29 am "Highly" not "high." That's a bit different. And reserved for weekends only.
March 15, 2012 10:26 am I owe BKV for getting me back into comics. I never really left, but I was down to semi-occasionally stopping at the comic store, not even monthly, and picking up a Green Arrow or Black Panther or a random trade. Then volume 2 of Runaways started getting publicity and the force of nostalgia of seeing the Excelsior team (especially Ricochet!) got me excited, so I bought the three digests and fell in love with the characters. That got me back in the store on a regular basis and eventually I'd see another book like New Avengers that sounded cool and another and another. And now I spend most of my fun money on comics in a month. And without that I'd doubt I'd be the high unsuccessful comic vlogger I am today. So thank you BKV, I've risen to sup-bar mediocrity because of you!
March 8, 2012 5:36 pm As a straight man who didn't enjoy the overall series that much, even I really appreciated the sweetness of that panel.
March 8, 2012 9:20 am I kind of like it. It doesn't top the Tim Drake Robin costume by any means, but considering previously we had the "classic" bare-legs and green underwear Robin, I don't this is that bad. I remember reading through these and feeling a bit disappointed that almost immediately after this Jason started dying his hair and wearing Dick's old costume. It was also kind of creepy, "My first adopted son left me, but you'll be Dick 2.0"
February 24, 2012 5:07 pm I don't think the problem is with the term "geek girl." Yes it's probably not 100% fair that it's a term while "geek boy" isn't but fanboy is a term and I know plenty of people who use the term geek as all inclusive to both genders. And I know more than a few women who wear their "geek girl" title proudly. The problem really comes from the usage. When it's done in a reductive fashion, whether it's to paint all female geeks with a broad brush or to portray them as "not real" geeks then that's a problem. And insulting. I mean, hell, I identify myself as geek, fanboy and nerd but there are ways you can walk up to me and use those words at me and make me want to deck you. The context, intent and way it's phrased makes a lot of difference. The instances that Molly brings up are valid instances that I can see why it would bother or even upset her, but I'm not sure we need to do away with the term "geek girl" as much as just be aware of the way we use it.