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Name: Brian McNamara

Bio: Professor of Anthropology in NJ. Media Ecologist. Comic reader. Person on the internet.



It’s one thing to wear your influences on your sleeve, another to just flat out do your influences over again…

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I really didn’t enjoy this issue. Weaver’s art is very good, but is a little too fluid in one issue…

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Twelve months ago, I was so enamored with the first issue of a title that I was motivated to write…

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PraxJarvin's Recent Comments
February 10, 2014 8:42 pm I rather enjoyed this one. I think it actually improves upon the source material. Superman does kind of disappear into the story and I think Tyduk was miscast, more suited to Hal or Barry. I really enjoyed the Batman/GL scenes which didn't seem to work on paper. I'm surprised to hear you guys approve of the Wonder Woman voice casting. I felt Monaghan felt out of place and her delivery was very stilted in a way that didn't fit the character. The hints of chemistry between Superman and Wonder Woman was expected but didn't really sell it. Astin's turn as Shazam was great. Cyborg felt slightly off but overall pretty strong.
September 8, 2013 8:09 pm Oh, I'm going to have to track down Bringing Home the Sushi. That sounds fantastic. @MGriffith I wrote my MA thesis on comics as an educational tool and how the communities that arise around comics (be it creative or critical) foster collaborative learning. There was even a little section on iFanboy circa 2009.
September 1, 2013 9:18 pm And still no edit button! ;-)
September 1, 2013 5:00 pm Thank you, iFanboy, for being one of the best places on the internet. Best of luck with everything going forward.
September 1, 2013 4:58 pm Indeed. iFanboy, beyond just being an awesome place to read articles and listen to podcasts, has connected me to wonderful, fantastic people. Qapla' iFanboy.
August 29, 2013 11:12 pm Daniel Jackson! Interesting news. I like it, but it'll be interesting to see how it plays out. Spader would actually make a pretty good Pym. (Yes, yes, No Hank Pym, but the Whedon lies, too.)
August 28, 2013 9:55 am Of the top 25 films, I've seen all but two: Spider-Man 3 and MIB3.
August 28, 2013 9:52 am No Dylan Dog: Dark of Night? Which would be about third from last with some $4m. Great list though. Do we have any idea what accounts for the massive drop between Superman and Superman II? I can't believe the very public Donner falling out would mangle its success that badly.
August 23, 2013 1:06 am Yep. Can't believe it's been 2 years!
August 21, 2013 3:00 pm I just read the TNG/X-Men crossovers a few years back. They're not too bad. I did have the TOS/X-Men crossover when it came out but it disintegrated from overreading. It still amazes me that Marvel did a To Be Continued at the end of a comic one-shot into a prose novel! Also, the novel features a scene of Storm and Picard crushing pretty hard on each other. And several scenes of Picard and Storm mutually appreciating their command abilities.