Name: David Tobin
For Comics shipping on 05/22/13
View details of my comics
Print Your Pullist
davidtobin100's Recent Comments
April 22, 2013 3:59 pm I think the Ultimate Universe titles were definitely on the way down at the time, but I always felt that Spidey kept up a good standard. Honestly I can't think of a run better since Quesada started. Bendis, Bagley and Immonen always did great work on this title. That terrible Geldoff arc excepted of course!
April 22, 2013 3:55 pm This was the point where he was writing Uncanny and X-Men. Pretty sure Pete Milligan took over on the next issue. Pretty sure we're nearly at the end of the crapfest that was Austen on iflashback. Milligan was actually quite good in his run. I thought it was very under-rated to be honest. He was just off X-Statix which is one of the best X-Men runs ever so he was at a good place in his career. Particularly remember his Beast and Apocalypse being quite good.
April 19, 2013 10:25 pm If there were designed as a single page sideways I'd enjoy them more. I always feel I zoom out and lose definition by doing so.
April 19, 2013 12:32 pm The two page spread is a huge issue. Bendis in particular, really needs to pare back the amount he uses.
April 19, 2013 12:31 pm Great article Gabe. I think these type of shops will never leave us though. They're going continue in a similiar manner to the independent record stores that specialise in vinyl. There's always going to be a tangible element to books and graphic novels. It can even be seen now in how highly anticipated the Marvel Omnibus editions are.
April 17, 2013 4:33 pm How can he make an informed choice about any category when he's admitted to refusing to acknowledge any work by these creators? This gets worse the more I hear about it - these people are really letting down Will Eisner and the spirit of the awards. Kudos for iFanboy for following this up. Hopefully you guys can dig a bit deeper.
April 16, 2013 6:33 pm Completely agree. It was a huge mistake for him to part ways with iFanboy. He really added an aspect to the site that the guys don't do.
April 16, 2013 6:16 pm @phess: As I said there's nothing at all wrong with indie books. I love indies! I don't love this list which excludes a huge amount of other books. There is nothing approaching a balance. @JML: Off the top of my head: Snyder is a favourite snub from the Eisners. His work on Batman and American Vampire both deserve some recognition. I'd add Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez on Locke and Key, as well as the team on the Hellboy and BPRD books as obviously mainstream books that have been overlooked. Bendis has reinvigorated the X-Men line. Aaron has done wonders for Thor. Brian Wood has been amazing over the past year. He has me reading Conan for gods sake! If that isn't talent I don't know what is! ;) @microwave25: As much as you and I may enjoy a lot of the books listed they haven't been the breakthrough books you claim, and certainly don't merit acclaim over so many more deserving works that have been excluded. @Levihunt15: Hickman not being listed as a FF writer is completely atypical of this elisitst attitude. It's a superhero comic so in the committe's eys it couldn't have equal merit.
April 16, 2013 4:01 pm I'm a huge fan of Bru and Phillips but there is no way they should be on the list with only one sporadically shipping book. Of the top of my head both Brian Wood and Mark Waid are more deserving of nominations in best writer. Wood has shown he has the chops to reinvigorate licenced works as well as producing some extremely thought provoking creator-owned work. Waid has been on fire for Marvel and is doing interesting things with Thrillbent that we may be looking back on in a number of years as an important milestone in the transition to digital.
April 16, 2013 4:00 pm Super-indie is a very polite way of saying out of touch with the general comics audience and incredibly niche in their choices. I'm not saying that everything on the list should split evenly according to market share but this is so perplexing in its obvious disregard for a lot of creators hard work. It smacks of a bunch of elitists embarrassed of the full gamut of choices our medium presents, only nominating what they think those outside comics would deem worthy.