Name: Matt Midboe
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March 21, 2013 11:59 am Woohoo, looks like they gave Buckaroo Banzai a starship! I hope it comes with an oscillation overthruster.
January 9, 2013 11:50 am The Steve Gerber/Justiniano Fate series was great. I had no idea who Gerber was at the time. His writing was so concise, well thought out and just plain better than most of the books I was reading at the time. His skill level made sense after I learned who he was. He had worked out a new system for Doctor Fate's magic that worked better in the technological world we live in that I wish had been carried over into the other DC magic books. He and artist Justiniano had also worked in a lot of symbolism from Jung, particularly the anima/animus, to explore Kent's problems. It also has some of Gerber's satire. There is a great page of a shopping mall in hell with a herd of shoppers desperate to get in.
August 24, 2012 6:11 pm You dig the knife in a little deeper with the crossed out Stephanie Brown.
July 15, 2012 2:21 pm DC has gotten rid of two great characters, Stephanie Brown as Batgirl and Barbara Gordon as Oracle, and given us a mediocre Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. Perpetuating that bad decision into Smallville is not the way to fix the situation.
May 23, 2012 11:49 am Can we get Bryan Q. Miller writing Stephanie Brown Batgirl again? Just about every issue he wrote was outstanding.
DC Comings & Goings: Palmiotti, Gray & Igle on THE RAY; Rozum Off STATIC SHOCK, Krul Off GREEN ARROW
September 21, 2011 5:12 pm James Patrick and Augustin Padilla did the last couple of issues of Green Arrow before the reboot. Can we get them back?Those two issues engaged me far more than any of the previous J.T. Krul issues.
September 8, 2011 9:26 pm I'm the same on Tony Daniel as writer vs artist. Why does he have a panel with Batman's interior monologue that says "Chopper blades. Loud. Right outside." only to be followed by a panel of a helicopter right outside making a loud noise. That same panel has the pointless monologue "Found Me." as if we couldn't tell from the art and the helicopter shooting at him. The opening monologue took me out of the book and had me laughing: "His modus operandi changes with the wind..." "...and it's been windy in Gotham City." As if Joker is literally behaving differently because the wind is blowing through Gotham City. I imagine Joker setting up weather monitoring stations all over Gotham and making decisions based on the latest readings.
September 8, 2011 1:36 pm Ghost Fox Killer is part of the Great Ten, sort of like China's Justice League. Tony Bedard wrote a pretty good mini series called The Great Ten that spent an issue on each member.
April 5, 2011 9:05 pm How about Buddy Baker (Animal Man) and his wife Ellen? Their marriage is portrayed as more than just romantic. It often captures the jealousy (Starfire's friendship with Buddy) and practical (He worries about getting better health insurance for his family) aspects. He's always impressed me because his family is often top of mind when he's trying to save the planet from some menace.
March 22, 2011 8:07 pm BQ Sunnyvale, CA. Not seeing many Bay Area folks