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JimBilly4

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    The X-men have been going into outer space for almost as long as there have been X-men. The far reaches…

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    This issue avoided any of the clangingly jarring mis-character moments that I have come to associated with the Fraction run….

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    December 3, 2012 5:59 pm I believe that is the very first (published) drawing of Wolverine without his mask. Cockrum took great delight in having his real hair exactly mimic the "fins" from the costume. Also, one of the girls Errol Flynn Nightcrawler is checking out is none other than Amanda Sefton, who goes on to be his girlfriend then sorceress then some other really confusing things...
    September 4, 2012 6:15 pm The more jeans and workboots Superman we get the happier I am.
    September 4, 2012 6:13 pm Amanda Conner has been putting on a master's class in comic book illustration. Amazing stuff. Cooke's story has been all right but get this for Connor's work and you won't be disappointed.
    July 23, 2012 7:05 pm I think the punchline is supposed to be, but I am Watchmen: Comedian #2! But both I and Pagliacci heartily approve nonetheless.
    July 13, 2012 3:51 pm Silvestri did an issue and a half, had some sort of physical issue, and dropped off. Mostly it was Portacio and mistly it was a mess.
    July 10, 2012 4:07 pm Of course the New 52 has only been a partial reboot, with lots of continuity still mucking around, particularly in Batman and Green Lantern franchises. Not that I blame them (don't break what is working) but it does kind of make a mess of things...
    July 10, 2012 4:04 pm If you call 28 issues out of 544 a decent slice. I would say 516 issues still sounds solid. Better than a lot of the other high number titles which celebrated 500-600 issues (i.e., Thor, Iron Man, etc) even though the first 80-100 were random tales of monsters and such.
    July 9, 2012 5:24 pm Well I think we can all agree that there is no longer anyone angry about these being published and that this whole controversy has blown over. [brushes palms clean] Done and done.
    June 27, 2012 8:44 pm I don't know if I would call it embarassingly obvious. It is actually complicated. There are X-rays flying around all the time which Superman's supereyes could be sensitive to. Occasionally one will fly through the object Superman is trying to look through. So then he wouldn't need to bombard people, but would just be sensitive to background x-ray levels. The thing about X-rays though, is that as you start going up in energy, like the X-ray energy you would need to penetrate a concrete building, you start running out of photons. Unlike the optical light you see from the sun, which produces silly amounts of photons even in what you would consider low light conditions, when you start talking background X-ray levels the number of photons gets quite countable. Now take just the ones coming from a single direction in a couple of seconds of time and you will start to get in a situation where you are trying to "see" based on a three photons hitting your eye. Not exactly going to give you a great view of Lois' undergarments. This also ignores the issue that the tiny number of X-rays will act more like a particle than a wave in such photon-starved circumstances, further complicating what we would call "vision".
    June 27, 2012 5:07 pm PS - Clearly X-rays don't work that way. He would need to be shooting out high energy X-rays and retrieving them like a radar, which would kill everything he came across. This is a case of a clear set of rules. Superman can see through things LIKE X-rays were going through them if he keeps his eyes open and concentrates. He can't see through lead or his eyelids. If the writer obeys that rule they can riff all sorts of crazy ideas and I would be satisfied.