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Name: Ken Ochalek

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This is the issue where “The Enemy Within” crossover finally came together for me. The story seemed easier to follow…

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I want to like this book so much — I like Carol as a character and I think the new…

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Wake up people! You are blowing it. X-Men Legacy is a unique and refreshing take on an X-book that manages…

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August 5, 2014 11:57 am Thanks! Yeah, I'd also be down for the FF coexisting with the Fox X-Men franchise (but that's getting convoluted enough on it's own after DOFP, so I'd be surprised if they went that way). The current word on the new FF film is that it will take a lot of liberties with the source material. Which -- not being much of an FF fan -- I'm okay with, provided it's still a good movie. I just saw a posting somewhere that Kate Mara (Sue Storm) has wrapped her work on set, so unless she has a super-small part (makes sense if she's invisible a lot?), they're close to being done filming. There's also a leaked image alleging to be a look at The Thing floating around out there. I thought it looked like The Thing. *shrug*
August 3, 2014 8:02 pm I think a 60s (or 80s) Fantastic Four could work like this: Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben undertake a space mission to investigate Reed's theories on cosmic rays (like in every other origin). They end up in the Negative Zone and their powers develop. They take on Annihilus or Blastaar or something in the Negative Zone and eventually find their way back to our dimension. But they quickly realize that what was a matter of weeks in the Negative Zone was actually years for everyone back on earth. It's now 20-whatever, they've all been thought dead for decades, and there are all these super-powered beings running around. So I guess that's borrowing a little of Cap's "Man Out of Time" theme, but it gets you a period FF movie, and enables them to not be senior citizens in the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe. A running gag with Reed getting annoyed at discovering all of his inventions that ended up getting invented by others (like Stark, Banner, Pym) could be fun. Johnny would be at a loss with the ladies, given the changes in the dating game. And Ben might be surprised at how a society that has seen a Hulk and an alien invasion isn't all that freaked out by a rock dude. And Sue (with spy-ready invisibility powers) becomes a part-time agent of SHIELD. And by introducing the Negative Zone, this could plant the seeds for an Annihiliation film with the Avengers, FF, Guardians, etc. (They'll need something big after The Infinity Gauntlet, right?) It sounds like it would take something unprecedented for Fox to give up the film rights, but if it ever happened, that's a movie franchise I'd like to see.
October 1, 2013 6:39 pm @conor: Oh man, you're probably right. Personally, I'd rather see clean shaven than goatee. And not that TV would necessarily adhere to this, but I think most police departments have military-style grooming standards that prohibit facial hair below the lip (at least for uniformed officers). Presumably, Gordon will just be starting out as a Detective when the show begins, so maybe some experimentation with facial hair as a privilege of the rank will be a running element.
September 30, 2013 3:52 pm Whether his career starts in Chicago or in Gotham doesn't matter to me. All I care about at this point is the mustache. NO MUSTACHE. NO GORDON.
September 8, 2013 3:52 pm I wonder if the tagline in the site footer should change to "How long until Sunday?"
September 8, 2013 3:51 pm The talk about Spider-Man 2099 made me realize that there are people alive right now (maybe even some of us?) who will likely be alive in 2099.
September 2, 2013 7:59 pm Well, this a bit of a bummer to come back to after an awesome holiday weekend, but I totally respect that you guys gotta do what you gotta do. As much as I will miss the daily updates and the comics page, I'm super excited I'll get to continue enjoying the podcast content each week! I have this theory that you don't remember how you met your closest friends. And I honestly can't remember when or how I discovered iFanboy. It just feels like this natural thing I've always enjoyed having in my life, and that's really cool. I'm glad I got to meet Ron and Conor at MorrisonCon last September, as well as Ali, Jimski and Jeff Reid at C2E2 last spring. I know they don't go to many conventions, but I hope I run into Josh and Paul at some point, so I can give them both a hearty high-five and say thanks for everything. While anything resembling friendship I have with all you nice people is largely parasocial, I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing your voices each week and trading a few tweets from time to time. I'ma go pour on out for the website, then listen to this week's POTW podcast and look forward to seeing how the next incarnation of iFanboy takes shape! Thanks!
August 29, 2013 9:18 am I haven't read this issue yet (so I might be missing your point) and I don't know if you keep up with X-Men, but McCoy experienced another mutation in the early issues of All-New X-men and now has a more ape-like look.
August 28, 2013 9:40 am I'm still enjoying this book, but for my money, it's been chugging along at 3 stars for a while now. It's still entertaining, but not "OMG, GIMME MOAR WATXM NOWWW!" I'm honestly having trouble remembering why Kilgore and his Hellfire Club are really that big of a threat. Someone else (maybe you WheelHands?) said it around here, and I tend to agree: This book hasn't been the same since Broo got shot. I'm hoping Battle of The Atom shakes things up and brings a return to form.
August 27, 2013 3:08 pm I don't mind Cyclops' new look, but I'm not sure it's been explained why Magneto, Emma or Magik decided on new looks. Magneto's change is particularly odd, since I thought it his unwillingness to change his outfit was a story point when he joined the X-Men back on Utopia a few years ago.