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Aaron was very wise to send a limited number of the kids to a remote location for an arc. I…

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Scott Snyder devoted the last four issues to having the Joker deliver long rambling monologues… and yet at the end…

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Sorry, I thought this was easily the weakest of the run so far. The writing here is so colossally clunky,…

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December 29, 2014 5:01 pm Looking at the rundown... I can't really imagine you guys sitting down watching The Good Wife. Especially not over Hannibal. Hope y'all are having a good holiday season, though.
March 24, 2014 2:54 pm I honestly don't see how DD #1 was "excellent". It was basically one big action sequence of "Superhero saves kid". It had a couple kinda clever bits, but nothing nearly as innovative as what we saw in the early issues of Waid's run. I mean, I have a subscription to Waid's DD; I like Waid's DD; I was happy enough with the issue and think it was okay and everything. No complaints. But to raise it to "excellent" status? Sometimes I think you guys are just on autopilot with this stuff. "A Mark Waid Daredevil comic? It MUST be great." Can you not even tell that it obviously doesn't hit the heights of say, the Moleman or Dr. Doom issues from a year or two ago?
February 10, 2014 2:20 pm I don't see where you guys are coming from with "Batman" at all. "This is Batman before he knew what he was doing!" Yes, that's a well-established trope of all Year One-ish storylines. You're acting like Snyder thought of it. It's fine, but par for the course. "Wow, unlike 'Year One' you actually think that Bruce is in jeopardy with the cops!" I fail to see how Year One had any less dramatic tension in that regards. "Wow, Gordon is actually on his own here without any support!" He didn't have hardly any support in Year One either. He had the one female policewoman for an issue or so; that was it. I'm enjoying Zero Year okay, but your reviews of it here just scream "We are homers for Snyder who will believe anything he tells us and figure out ways to justify it."
August 26, 2013 9:31 pm I'm 95% sure that Ribic will be doing one of the bookends to the X-Men event that's coming up. After that . . . I sure hope he comes back to Thor! But I spent the last 28 issues of Remender's Uncanny X-Force praying that Ribic would come back to that series as well...
August 26, 2013 9:29 pm The past tells us that very little happens with most Morrison characters after he leaves the books.
August 26, 2013 9:28 pm Shrugs. I like his art. I think it's improved over what it was a few years ago. I've been happy with the art on both Avengers Now! books and think that Deodato has been second only to Opena in terms of the best artists so far. I'd definitely put him over Caselli (not that Caselli's bad at all), and I wasn't that impressed with what Weaver gave us. I like Weaver but he's nowhere near what he was on SHIELD, and meanwhile I think Deodato has leveled up. Kubert underperformed a bit.
August 26, 2013 9:22 pm Hm, good to know that we'll at least get one more dose of Acuna on Uncanny Avengers after this issue.
August 26, 2013 9:21 pm The first 11 issues of Hawkeye (plus a Young Avengers story with the female Hawkeye) are scheduled to come out in an oversized hardcover in November.
August 26, 2013 6:39 pm Unfortunately, I think it is. I really wish Marvel would keep artists on books longer. Even if they double-ship them, at least get a semi-regular artist to keep coming back to the book. Acuna's style has fit this series very, very well. Sorry to see him go.
August 26, 2013 6:37 pm Very excited to see what Aaron has planned now for this series going forward. Whatever happens next, the Gorr saga will be a tough act to follow...