Name: Glenn Simpson
glennsim's Recent Comments
March 29, 2013 10:00 am I realize being a full-time cast member actually means more than this, but in this day and age where TV shows don't have those opening sequences that list all of the stars, for me it doesn't seem like as big a deal. It just means "they show up more often". Like, if for some reason they didn't have Manu Bennett in an episode, would they still list him in the credits, if he's a full-time cast member? I don't know why having the opening sequence re-cut to include that cast member was such a big deal to me.
March 9, 2013 9:26 pm Does it count that he appeared in this episode and I actually didn't think "what a douche" at any point?
March 9, 2013 6:08 pm I slowed down the video during the credits as I happened to notice that they have "....created by" credits and was reading those, and when I happened to see the list of voice talent credits for this cartoon, I suspect I understand why these are so expensive and prone to being cancelled. There are a ton of different characters and it seems like ALL of them have different actors. That's got to be expensive. It's not like a Batman cartoon where you have 3-4 voices and 1-2 that you can re-use a lot.
March 2, 2013 4:00 pm Lagoon Boy is a douche. Glad he got dumped.
February 24, 2013 3:35 pm This is all fine and good, but I suspect that people who are sufficiently invested in comics to visit sites like iFanboy are not the ones who have this problem. It's the more casual readers.
February 15, 2013 10:11 pm The Samnee piece works fine if you're talking about a Supergirl who has adopted Earth and put her Kryptonian origins behind her. But since we currently have a version who was raised on Krypton and therefore wears things that fit her old culture, I think having her suddenly adopt some sort of Earth teenager fashion wouldn't make any sense.
February 13, 2013 3:18 pm I think yes, but not just because of the "protect the loved ones" thing, but also I think you'd end up with all of the bad parts of celebrity (people constantly wanting to take your picture or whatever) without the good stuff (the $$$). One element that sorta figures in is that if you had super-powers in the real world, a big chunk of the world would be scared of you just for existing (in addition to those who simply wouldn't believe it was true). So I think also it's not so much about criminals getting revenge as it is crazy people wanting to kill you, oh spawn of Satan! One trick to having a secret ID, by the way, is not letting yourself get photographed (as best you can) and certainly don't hang out with the same people in both identities. That last bit is the part that seems like something that really needs to be removed from modern super-hero comics.
February 4, 2013 5:55 pm I think if I was an editor on a book and my job relied on having the sales on that book be as strong as possible, and I thought the writer wasn't doing enough to get the sales up, I'd probably impose some changes on that writer. Writers are freelancers, editors are employees. I'm not sure which is harder to find other work, but the editor is likely more invested in his current job.
February 4, 2013 5:52 pm I recall a poll on CBR a while back that was "characters or creators", and it seemed like it ran about 50/50, and that was among people who are invested enough to get on CBR and post. I can tell you I'm a character person. There are some creators I get more or less excited about, but if I'm going to read something it will be based on the characters. There is no writer or artist so bad that I won't buy a book about a character I like. As a result, I rarely drop stuff once I get started on it.
February 4, 2013 5:43 pm I suspect that regular, online commenters about comics do make up a small percentage of the readership, simply because I have observed that in anything that people enjoy, there are always tons of people who just enjoy the product but don't get so worked up over it that they seek discourse with strangers on the internet over it. That said, I also believe comics fans are probably stronger Internet users than the national average simply because comics fans tend to be nerds, who are also heavy technology users.