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Name: Isaac Agree



This book is a big disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, it’s entertaining in an empty, easy kind of way. But…

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This issue features Rose Red finally coming out of her depression and reclaiming authority over the farm. It’s full of…

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This was a good week in comics for me.  I had at least three strong contenders for Pick of the…

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January 28, 2013 2:28 pm Have to agree with this comment, if not with the tone. Jimski et al: Either chill out and wait for Hickman to bring it all together (there's a new issue out as early as this week) or drop the book! There's no shortage of Avengers books on the stands, and Uncanny Avengers has Remender masterfully utilizing the Claremont-style caption boxes that explain everything for new and old reader alike. Maybe that's more your flavor. Meanwhile, I'm a long time Marvel reader and I was as clueless as everyone else as to who Captain Universe was this week or what exactly she did to end this battle. But, unlike everyone else apparently, I assumed it was one of those pesky mysteries, a question that will be answered over the course of a long-running multi-year story arc. (Which, by the way, is exactly what Hickman promised when he took over the Avengers gig!) I didn't feel the need to "look it up on wikipedia" because I can accept that things are going to happen in Hickman's set-up arc that won't make sense until much later. That's one of the things people tend to like about his writing.
January 14, 2013 2:47 pm Yes, Rachel Grey can be found every week, er, I mean every month (?) in Wolverine and the X-Men. I'm pretty sure everyone on this team - except, maybe, jubilee - is currently in the line up of at least one other "Core" X-Men title.
January 14, 2013 2:43 pm This book looks great out of context. Brian Wood? Check. Olivier Coipel? Yes, please. Kick ass team of X-Women starring Storm's Mohawk? All add up to what should be another great X-Book. But seriously, Marvel? This is way too many X-Men books. WAYYYY too many. I will not be buying this. I'm on a budget, and I still haven't quite talked myself into buying Uncanny X-Men when it starts coming out. I'm a huge X-Men fan. They've been my favorite heroes since I was a kid and read my very first comics, and I WANT to follow their ongoing adventures and read different takes on them by great creators. But I can't read half a dozen great takes on the X-Men at the same time. Aside from the lack of budgetary restraint that would so, having this many books with the same characters ongoing at the same time DILUTES the entire franchise. At least it does if you read all of them. So, regretfully, I'll be letting this one go. P.S. Brian Wood's Conan and Star Wars are SO damn good! I hope he doesn't stretch himself too thin with this.
January 10, 2013 6:05 pm The Batman Animated Series was my first exposure to Batman back in 1992, before I was even aware of the comics. Even if that wasn't the case, Bruce Timm's Batman is such a coherent distillation of both the darkness as well as the fun of Batman, taking all the essentials from everything that came before. My vote's for Bruce Timm.
November 5, 2012 8:25 pm Action Comics 14, Fairest 9, Stumptown vol2 3, Sweet Tooth 39, and Manhattan Projects7. Dropping Animal Man, Swamp Thing, and Earth 2 this week. All books that I want to love as much as I did when they started but can't. I'm just bored to death by the Rot. BQ: Argo! (I still haven't seen that damned thing) but after that it's Skyfall.
October 23, 2012 8:51 pm I may be an uber-nerd, but I couldn't help doing a quick analysis of these numbers. We're always hearing about how comics readership is aging, kids don't read comics, etc. etc. Now I'll admit that the 60 responses on this thread is hardly a statistically representative sample of comics readership, but here's what I found: The average age on this thread is 30 years old exactly. 13% of us are under 20, 40% in their 20's, 34% in their 30's, and 13% over 40. In case anybody missed the significance: For every commenter on this thread who is over 40, there is a commenter who is under 20. I think that's a pretty healthy spread, no?
October 23, 2012 8:33 pm Light week, but a good week: Batman Inc, FF, Fables, Unwritten, Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who. BQ: 25
October 9, 2012 12:49 pm I was there, and I'm still having trouble believing it was real. Ron - Thanks again for an amazing, unprecedented experience.