aaronjscott

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    January 31, 2011 1:04 pm Video games made out of bedsheets?

    Sign me up.

    That said, I have to admit that about 80 percent of my collection is made up of the aforementioned superhero comics, but I also have to agree with the esteemed Mr. Powell. About seven months ago, I quit my job and started freelancing full-time. Prior to that, I was buying about a dozen books a month, and about half of those were superhero books. After that, with a much tighter budget, I had to cut back, and whittled it down to four titles, only two of which come out on a regular monthly basis. The remaining four? Green Lantern, Walking Dead, Powers (whenever it comes out) and, yes, the Goon (whenever Eric is not making web shorts about rectal bleeding). Several months in, Green Lantern was dropped as well, and I'm basically back to the three books I was reading when I first started buying comics regularly. And you know what? Now that I'm out of the loop of mainstream comics, I could care less about what is going on or is planned for the Big Two. I'll always be attracted to certain writers and artists that work on superhero books and may even pick up a title or two to enjoy their work. But at this point, I'd much rather enjoy original stories with original characters than what amounts to the infinite rehashing of the same old stories with the same old characters.
    October 5, 2010 2:27 pm I passed this on to an original art collector friend, who gave me a Steve Rude page as a Christmas gift a year or two ago. It's obvious from reading books he's drawn that he's an incredible artist, but on the page, his lines are so crisp and clean. One of modern masters, IMHO.
    August 12, 2010 4:51 pm Please note that one of my faves, Anamanaguchi, provided the soundtrack for the game.
    February 10, 2010 9:34 pm I have not been reading ASM, but every time I see one drawn by Martin, I think, "Why the hell am I not reading this?"
    March 18, 2009 7:36 am

    Josh—

    Thanks for drawing some iFanbase attention to Swallow Me Whole. Nate Powell is one of my favorites, and he's a really great guy, too. I've read a lot of his earlier work, and I think he's really hitting his stride now. His work just gets better and better as he balances the weirdness of things with the truthsome of things he knows very well. 

    February 5, 2009 7:59 am

    YESSSS! SPFTW!

     I read it in less than an hour. Seems like it moved a lot quicker than the others ... less to digest? Still good. Need to get 1-4 back from my friend and reread the whole series.

    July 7, 2008 11:26 pm

    Dropping/Recently Dropped:

    Jonah Hex (It's been a good ride. Will probably pick up the singles that Jordi Bernet pencils.)

    Ultimate Origins (I don't think I'm going to care.)

    Trinity (Just could not get into it.)

    Immortal Iron Fist (So long, Fraction, Brub and Aja...)

    Considering Dropping

    Mighty Avengers (Can I hold out through Secret Invasion?)

    Superman (I have high hopes that this will stay on the pull list, but if it is anything less than stellar, it could be gone in 2-3 months.)

    Invincible (Ditto on this one as well. Bring it, Kirkman.) 

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    I've been really trying to trim my stack down to something I can reasonably tackle in a week's time. It's not that I can't afford it in this time of economic crisis (though saving several bucks each week is nothing to complain about), I just finally realized I can't handle a pull list of 50+ titles with the occasional TPB/HC/OGN mixed in. There's a lot of stuff that's wrapped up recently or will wrap up soon, too (Whedon/Cassaday's Astonishing, American Splendor Season 2, Teen Titans Year One, Omega the Unknown, etc.) that I'm trying hard not to replace, but all the fun Final Crisis spinoffs that Morrison and Johns are writing are making that difficult.

     

    May 1, 2008 7:57 am Five bucks says Wally West is a Skrull.
    February 15, 2008 5:58 pm @Dom - Yes! I saw that, too. Court Clerk Ron Richards. Really moving up in the world, eh Ronnie?
    February 13, 2008 8:54 am

    Questions:

    1) You state that going digital will democratize comics. I'm not so sure that's the best solution – or, at least, the outcome we can realistically expect if the industry adopts a plausible, profitable digital model. In its most basic form, comic books are an affordable luxury. For just a few bucks, I can go down to my LCS and find out what Spidey is up to this week. But if I didn't have a computer, how are digital comics supposed to work democratically? The steps and costs between someone without a computer and a comic book are few and slim. The steps between someone without a computer and digital comics, however, are many and extensive. I know more and more people own and can effectively navigate a computer and the Internet, but I might be extra sensitive because I live in a city surrounded by largely rural areas where (even in the city) the average household income is astonishingly low. I see that, in your argument, going digital deomcratizes comics from a creator/publisher standpoint, but obviously, if you do not have readers/consumers, you're going out of business either way. (Wait, was there a question? Oh, okay...) How do you see comics working digitally for the growth/future of the medium considering the consumer side?

    2) So, who do you support? I support Newcastle, but for mostly arbitrary reasons, Mark Knopfler being chief among those.