geekmonkey

geekmonkey

Name: Chris Voss

Bio: Just a guy in his late 30s trying to juggle being a husband, a father, and a geek all at the same time. Writing on the web for over six years, most recently over at Stranded below Nirvana at http://www.belownirvana.com.

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    February 14, 2013 7:25 am "He’s far too invested in playing to do something so banal as to win." Thank you, Paul. That line is one of the best summations of the Joker I've read. Congratulations on your inaugural POTW; looking forward to many more.
    October 29, 2012 7:51 am Weird, same thing happened here - first two episodes recorded fine, and this one didn't. Someone get Kirkman on the line to explain!
    October 26, 2012 4:56 pm Who's coloring this? Because holy $#@! those colors look amazing.
    June 11, 2012 3:18 pm Two of the comics listed (JLA: Welcome to the Working Week and Tokyo Storm Warning) are also Elvis Costello songs (well, if you remove the "JLA" part)...Odd coincidence or a sign of something more sinister?
    April 30, 2012 2:37 pm I couldn't agree more, both with the article and this comment in particular. My son will be 5 in a month, and one of the highlights of his week is watching "Spider-man and all the fat Spider-babies" with Dad every week. It's not particularly MY Spider-man, and it doesn't have to be. I watch my son laughing along to the broad slapstick jokes and then talk afterwards about what the episode was trying to convey and it works. Maybe not for everyone, but that's why there are other great older-skewed shows like YOUNG JUSTICE, AVENGERS: EMH, and the like.
    November 23, 2011 8:32 pm Just picked up the entire series digitally at .99 a pop. Fantastic book, caught me completely off guard. Even though I picked FF #600 for my own POTW, I can't wait to hear the commentary about the POTW on the podcast. And really, that's what's so great about what Conor, Ron, and Josh (and Paul, and Mike, and Jimski...) do each week: they talk about the things that inspire them, infuriate them, and take them completely by surprise. Which is exactly what I'm looking for in a comics discussion: I don't need to have my opinions validated, I need (and crave) to be engaged, to hear new ideas and opinions and arguments that serve to better my own reading experiences. When I agree with their opinions, it's great. When I DON'T agree with their opinions, it's STILL great - because it gives me pause to think about what I've read a little more critically, and perhaps every once in a while dig into something and find a gem, like COMIC BOOK COMICS, or LUTHER STRODE, or AFRODISIAC, or a dozen other things that have made reading comics that much better. So a large thank you, Josh, for disagreeing with my pick and, in turn, turning me onto to something great I might not have discovered on my own..
    October 25, 2011 2:48 pm I've been on the digital wagon for a while now, and have been slowly phasing out paper issues as they become more readily available. My LCS recently made a deal with Comixology, so I can now buy things through his virtual storefront, get my comics on my iPad, and still send some money his way (I still go there every week and make sure to pick up the majority of my trades/collections from him that I want a physical copy of). The biggest points for me in going digital? No more stacks and stacks of comics and longboxes everywhere. I see the appeal, and don't begrudge anyone the joy of perusing boxes and re-reading old books, but personally I almost never take out my old comics except to move them some place out of the way, so this works out much better - I find I'm actually re-reading my books more now that they're readily available on my desktop/iPad. Just a though for the iFanboy guys, but has Graphic.ly thought about doing a similar deal with brick and mortar stores? With all the publishers you have, I'd definitely be willing to make a switch if it meant my LCS could get a piece of the action.
    October 24, 2011 4:26 pm Looking forward to more beautiful art in Red Wing, and to see if I'm going to stick with Justice League Dark. BQ: 38. Ouch. It hurts even typing that.
    September 19, 2011 3:51 pm I have no problem taking a few issues to outline the world and put the figures in place before really jumping in, and I like Spencer's work on Morning Glories and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents enough that, combined with the promise of "STORY" to give this a try, at least for the first arc.
    July 20, 2011 9:00 pm Wow. Just...wow. As soon as I put the book down I felt like this was the beginning of something amazing. Here's hoping Waid, Rivera, and Martin stick around for a truly epic run!