Jim Mroczkowski

Jimski

Name: Jim Mroczkowski

Bio: I have been a contributor/columnist for iFanboy since June 2008. Since then, I have written a ridiculous number of articles about comic books, far too many to name here. My most recent columns are listed here, while older pieces are listed in full over at Jimski.com.

Twitter: @jimski


Jimski's Recent Comments
July 11, 2017 5:57 pm It hit me out of nowhere today: "Hey. Why isn't Spider-Man having any trouble with William Hurt? Everybody seemed pret-ty mad about this sort of thing last time I saw them. Did he jail half the guys and say, 'I think I proved my point'? What about when the Washington Monument blew up?" I had no one to tell, so I'm telling you.
May 21, 2017 7:30 pm It'll be months before I'm caught up enough to hear this, but I'm excited by the prospect of this Frank question. No two ways about it.
May 31, 2016 5:53 pm I wonder what she got to read before she got out her signin' pen.
May 29, 2016 3:27 pm Olivia Munn turned down Deadpool to do this.
April 20, 2016 12:56 pm I’ve got bad news for Brian from Long Island: not only aren’t comics now as dumb as he thinks, but the comics from his childhood weren’t as smart as he remembers. I read my kids (ages 8 and 5) a seventies issue of Marvel Team-Up every night as a bedtime story. I picked the series thinking, “They love Spider-Man team-ups, but nothing published now is appropriate for their age group, so I’ll read the ones from when I was little. They used to write so eloquently, yet managed to be friendly for all ages!” Well, that turned out to be wrong while also being entirely, completely wrong. The last couple of nights, Chris Claremont has given us Red Sonja, Satana, and a Black Widow with amnesia who faints into Spider-Man’s arms every time there’s action, so I’ve set my kids’ gender education back 40 years while also introducing them to the concept of demonic possession right before bed. More relevantly, though, the books are RIDDLED with errors both grammatical and punctuational. (“Punctuational” would not be out of place in one of these comics.) They let writers edit their own books at Marvel in the seventies. They only seemed smarter to us at the time because we didn’t know the words when we were eight. I know them now. They’re not always usin’ ‘em right. You can’t go home again, Brian from Long Island!
September 21, 2015 12:55 pm I am devastated that I can't use my withering wisecracks about Captain America: White anymore. Luckily, no single person in my day-to-day life ever knew what I was talking about in the first place.
July 20, 2015 1:21 pm "The Space Knights are in Infinity!" they told me, failing to add "where they are massacred."
November 12, 2013 12:35 pm I can tell you this much: Jane Foster is a scientist, and any scientist knows that if you fall into a new dimension and see some creepy shit, you touch that shit right away. Guardians of the Galaxy looks so cuckoobananas, I earnestly do not care whether or not it's good. I am so excited to see the WTF bomb drop out the bottom of the plane, I can't stand it.
September 9, 2013 11:44 am If I were "DC comics fan Kevin," and I really wanted to get into Marvel as a goal right here and now, I would subscribe to Marvel Unlimited. The monthly cost is low, and you get an all-you-can-eat buffet of books that are a few months old. It would allow Kevin to sample a variety of titles without spending a fortune taste-testing a bunch of stuff he didn't like. Plus, if you try a book and it makes no sense to you, you can usually browse for the origin or backstory right there in the app.
September 4, 2013 3:40 pm Also (I understand they're making nice with retailers, but) it is insane that their pull list isn't connected to their digital store. A "buy all" button at the top of that pull list page is a necessity.