Name: Jonathan Olsen
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April 10, 2013 2:32 pm One of my friends saw me reading Earth 2 a few months back and he launches into the ethics of a comic company including homosexuality and gay marriage in their comics. I told him that stories and characters shouldn't be so far removed from our world that they weren't relatable. I like when these "inappropriate" books spark respectful discussions, but I'm guessing that doesn't usually happen with strangers.
April 5, 2013 11:07 am Gosh, I've been managing to keep most of the fold-out covers a surprise. Guess they didn't consider it a spoiler?
March 31, 2013 11:16 pm Yeah, I really miss Plastic Man
March 29, 2013 11:33 am hmmm I wonder how they plan to quietly give us the superhero epic that all future comics will be measured by. Is proofreading too much to ask? At least this typo didn't happen in a comic...
March 19, 2013 3:42 pm If she's meant to represent modern women, maybe a woman should write her...
March 15, 2013 11:15 am I'm very surprised that Batgirl didn't make the best covers! It was the most emotional of the Requiem covers. As the tears stream, her entire costume takes on a fluid look.
March 6, 2013 11:51 am I'd recommend going to your local thrift store and getting your hands on the Illustrated Sherlock Holmes. It's a terrific collection of the short stories and the Hound of the Baskervilles. His stories seem so much more appropriate on paper than a screen. Maybe I just find it easier to immerse myself in a story set in the past when I'm holding a book... (I'm sure the iFanboys would suggest doing so through their Amazon banner)
February 14, 2013 12:32 pm While I love Snyder and Capullo's storytelling, I find myself wishing there was some lasting physical consequence. This can be done without killing a character. If a member of the family had lost a hand or limb or eye (or even just a big scar) we could finally get a sense visually of how harrowing this encounter is. I can appreciate reading the emotional fallout from this debacle but I can't quite swallow the fact that these character's bodies are all completely unscathed.
February 8, 2013 4:49 pm Yeah, I rarely read the letters pages but these have been way entertaining! These guys who are heartbroken because their hero who's been fighting evil geniuses for 50 years finally lost to one of them. I always thought that Peter's draw was his relatability but someone who never loses is not very relatable. I also expected an "evil spiderman" story but this uneasy struggle for redemption is a lot more rare and interesting (in my opinion).
January 10, 2013 1:06 pm Ah yes, gotta agree with Dustin Nguyen! His work struck me as the most sincere protrayal of Batman, his associates and Gotham as a whole. I've absolutely loved reading the Batman: Streets of Gotham series.