Name: Eric Montoya
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April 3, 2013 7:32 pm At the moment, I’m actually rereading the entire run of The Boys. To be fair, the “rereading” part is only for the first third of the series since that is the furthest I got before I was distracted by other comics that were being released at the time the title was still in “ongoing” mode. But I think it is completely healthy to reread your books and in most cases essential to really appreciate the medium. I recently went back and reread both volumes 1 and 2 of Millar’s Ultimates and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time around. Additionally, letting a story marinate on your shelf or comic book box for several years and then taking it out for another go sometimes allows you to interpret the story from an entirely new perspective.
September 21, 2012 5:42 pm Pure genius.
June 6, 2012 3:02 pm Well said, in both article and talkback. We are all unofficial representatives of our beloved "geek community" and as such have a responsibility to promote it as one composed of intelligent, accepting, forward thinking, and logical individuals. Our comics should reflect this. I won’t bother reiterating what everyone else has already expressed so eloquently, but I too agree that books containing new and diverse characters only help to propel the medium forward. Evolution, not stagnation, is good in all of its forms. Storytelling is no different.
November 2, 2011 4:25 pm The only one who asked any sort of thought-out, relevant question was Joy Behar. The rest of them asked questions a 5 year old would inquire about.
November 2, 2011 4:13 pm Although I wouldn’t necessarily say it is outside the realm of “general interest”, I’m a hardcore oenophile (wine lover). I guess you could consider it general interest for your average casual wine drinkers. But being an oenophile, for me anyway, consists of subscribing to wine magazines, researching different vintages, varietals, and wineries, having a bottle or two every week, receiving yearly shipments, actively trying out new wine bars, and amassing a small wine collection.
October 21, 2011 2:40 pm Great piece man, really well written and expressed. I’m not only a comic book and sci-fi nerd but also an exercise and health fanatic as well. And this fanaticism sprung from ridicule I received as an overweight kid. So, I totally get the embarrassment any one of our fellow comic brethren feel when they are confronted by douches like this guy. Thing is, there shouldn’t be any kind of fucking embarrassment. Fanaticism is fanaticism, whether you invest your time in sports or comics. The majority of these assholes are probably heavily into sports. They dress up (jerseys), congregate with other fans (games or sports bars), and sometimes even paint themselves up with their team’s regalia. Sounds an awful lot like the kind of folks you’d run into at a comic book convention don’t you think? Only difference is, this is seen as “manly” and “culturally cool” as opposed to something acceptable to laugh at and make fun of. And the last time I went to any kind of sports game, the majority of the fools there weren’t in shape in the very least. Some of these guys even made the comic book folks look good. In short, I second your “fuck this guy.”
July 28, 2011 8:27 pm The comic was a good example of a solid concept with bad execution. Saw the movie at Comic Con and the writers took said concept and made an awesome movie with it. The action was fan-freaking-tastic.
July 14, 2011 5:25 pm It would be nice for Millar to concentrate on a few stories at one given time instead of spreading himself thin over both Hollywood and the comics industry. Still waiting on War Heroes #3....though I'm pretty sure the movie will be made before he ever gets around to writing it.