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Name: Adam Stone

Bio: Pull-monkey for the second oldest comic book store in The United States. Every Tuesday, I spend my day sorting through comics and paperbacks, helping bring a little bit of order and joy to our subscribers' folders.........................I used to do this job for a much larger chain, but prefer the slightly smaller scale. (Also, I like walking to work, as opposed to driving a giant comic book store van with a cartoon on the side. Driving past elementary schools made me queasy.).........................Yes, I often write reviews late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. This doesn't make me evil or psychic, it makes me someone who gets to read comics early. Removing the final pages out of Mark Millar comics is what makes me evil.Drinking the mutated blood of Charles Francis Xavier is what made me psychic. Also, possibly, evil..........................Top five favorite comics/TPBs/GNs:.........................The Nightly News by Jonathan Hickman. Love the layout, and the story. Really, any intelligent story about a cult killing off reporters seems tailor-made for me..........................Scott Pilgrim by Brian Lee O'Malley. I was totally Wallace to at least two Scott Pilgrims in my life. I also may have been someone's evil ex-boyfriend..........................Habibi by Craig Thompson. A love story that plays with the significance of numbers in theologies and religions. A paragraph feels too small to describe the wonder of this book. As soon as I finished reading it, I started lending it out to friends. So far, none of them have not gone out to buy their own copies..........................Powers 7: The Sellouts by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Overall, the Powers series isn't for me. I've often found it good, but never great. This particularly story arc, though, in addition to being gorgeous art by Oeming, is one of the best Superheroes Gone Bad story arcs in comics..........................Local by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly. Twelve self-contained stories about a girl struggling with her identity. It sounded exactly like the kind of story I wouldn't enjoy, but Kelly's pencils and Wood's grasp of characters hooked me in. It is, by far, my favorite comic with the whole "indie movie" feel..........................Current favorite titles that I'm reading in issues: Atomic Robo, Chew, Irredeemable, Locke and Key, The Muppet Show, Wolverine And The X-Men, Swamp Thing, Daredevil, Uncanny X-Force, and Unwritten.

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    Swamp Thing_14_Full

    If Scott Snyder had stubbed his fingers and not been able to find anyone to add any text to this…

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    The Perhapanauts_Danger Down Under_1_A

    This was my first, and probably last issue of Perhapanauts. From page one, the desperation to be noticed as an…

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    Daredevil_End of Days_2

    It takes a lot of work to make such a potentially interesting story so dull, but Bendis is down to…

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    akamuu's Recent Comments
    November 13, 2012 7:27 am Many comics are $3.99, and have been for a few years. This isn't a ridiculously expensive comic. As for what Tobin SHOULD give us? That's a really entitled and weird sentiment. Thanks, I guess, for leaving your review in the comments of my review, without acknowledging the review, You should really leave your own review. I don't mean that as an insult or to tell you what you SHOULD do. I just think if you feel so strongly about the book you would want to write a review yourself. Then again, I just checked your profile, and you seem to be all about leaving angry comments about what comments you don't like. If you're ever in Boston, you should stop at the store I work at. I'll buy you an ice cream and we can try and figure out why you're so angry about comics,
    November 8, 2012 6:20 pm Pretty much every internet source I saw until the issue came out credited Terry Moore, to the point where retailers thought it was Terry Moore, too. It wasn't until I opened up my copy that I went...wait a...this isn't....aw man. Not that it was bad. Tony Moore did a great job. I just really wanted to see Terry Moore drawing Deadpool.
    June 13, 2012 9:24 am Josh and Jim are not the only two people who are unlikely to ever get over The Rawhide Kid.
    June 13, 2012 9:04 am Spot on review. This would have made an interesting digital comic teaser for a first issue, but it's otherwise a beautifully drawn Spider-Man art book with virtually no story.
    June 7, 2012 8:40 pm Also, that was my user icon for Livejournal in those dark, dark years when I used Livejournal. Manamana.
    June 7, 2012 8:27 pm In three weeks, once Astonishing 51 comes out, the mainstream media will forget about comics again until Grant Morrison reveals that Bruce Wayne has, in fact, been in White Face for the last 70 years of comics.
    June 7, 2012 8:26 pm "Also, your write-ups are getting more breathy. I’m starting to get winded:)" Hahaha. Yea, notice I only did two of them this week. I was both sick,and had to pick up a friend at the airport (despite my not owning a car). So I picked the two comics I most felt like talking about and...yes, definitely got wordy. ;)
    June 6, 2012 1:27 pm Well said.