Name: Jack Altevers
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August 3, 2012 2:48 pm Really? The art gets a 5? hmmmm....I'll admit I'm not into the indie look. I'm not into books that look like they were drawn back...well back when I got into comics. I like big drawings....Turner, Quesada, Silvestri (sp?) just to name a few. In fact I was gonna buy this one cuz I'm a pretty big Hawkeye fan (I still have the Hawkeye & Mockingbird mini-series from back in the day) but the art totally and completely put me off of it. Fraction is a pretty good writer but with art like that I just can't get into it. Crucify me if you will for not being open minded and what not but what can I say. I'm glad you all enjoyed it though. ;-)
August 2, 2012 4:38 pm All I can say is....give me more Rocket Raccoon!!! The world would be a better place. ;-)
July 19, 2012 6:10 pm Interesting post and kinda sad too. I remember going to comic-con back in the 90's and it was a terrific experience. I took my family three years ago and I knew then that it would be the last one I went to. It's just too busy, too expensive, and too pop-culture. I think all of the crticisms that Ron mentioned plus some of the ones in the comments section have all led to its 'demise' but also e-bay, craigs list, podcasts, and digital comics have all led to the comic's side of the con getting pushed to the side. We went to Wonder-con this year in Anaheim and it was a blast. It was exciting and I tell you it reminded me of SDCC just before it 'blew-up'. It had a little of everything with comics still pretty much taking center stage. I found myself wishing the hotel they were working on in San Francisco (and 'home' to Wondercon) would just fall down or something so we could keep having a Wondercon down here in SoCal. It's sad that SDCC has broken but in all honesty I think that in large part, the things i went to SDCC to see/hear in the 90's is being addressed by podcasts like iFanboy pick of the week and Word Balloon. While the more indie side of comics is being addressed through the broad access of titles at digital comic outposts like graphicly and comixology. Just my two cents worth.
July 8, 2012 2:34 pm I love just about anything x-men and alternate realities/universes. Mix the two add a dash of Pak and BAM!! You've got the makings of a cool series. I'll buy into it. Curious to see how the oft underused Dazzler plays out and who can pass up Nightcrawler?
March 17, 2012 9:35 pm I love fantasy comics but they're just not done that often. That Demon Knights panel is simply awesome. If I hadn't just blown my entire bank account at Wondercon I'd be buying up the last 7 issues right now. Can't believe I haven't read this. Just goes to show what happens when you keep your head buried in the proverbial Marvel dirt for the past 30 years.
March 17, 2012 9:29 pm I'm not sure that in this situation some one like Waid is really concerned about this going 'back to paper'. I think comics like these will be a sort of 'digital only' gig for the people involved. It'll be the 'gateway drug' if you will for people to go all digital and quite possibly a way for the big 2 to do away with the paper side of things altogether in another 5 to 10 years.
February 22, 2012 5:37 pm I am a long time comic book fan and I just wanted to say that from the average fans perspective this is a very interesting look at the industry in general. It's interesting because some of the podcasts could be used from the fans side of things in relating to the artists/writers & editors. For me, however, they have taken on an added meaning as I am in the process of attempting to get published. I'm looking in a slightly different direction than comics but it is interesting to listen to a successful individual in a field that is somewhat parrallel to the one I wish to be a part of. (sci-fi/fantasy genre) Thanks for the tips and the guidance. I think that there has been a nugget or two of information in each podcast that I've been able to jot down in my book o' notes to use later (or even right away) as I try to go out and get noticed by agents, editors, other authors, and fans. Thanks and keep up the great work guys.
January 4, 2012 3:58 pm Nice column and one I largely agree with. I used to only buy one Batman book from DC and the rest of my comics were either Marvel or a couple of Image titles. I'm now buying the DC 52 thru digital means and am loving it. I've really dug getting into characters I've not always known about but never really followed. As to the sexism and the dwindling customer base. I sure wish there were a few more comics I was inclined to let my 10 year old daughters try out. I know one of them really loves to read but some of the images of female is just not something I think my 10 year old daughter needs to look at. Maybe I'm being a prude maybe I'm not. I will say that after sampling the new Supergirl comic I think I'm gonna let my daughters check it out and see how they like it.
December 11, 2011 6:46 pm I liked the look of Superman but Batman looked....scrawny almost. Weird look. Still, I'll check it out.
December 6, 2011 2:10 pm I just got an iPad recently and I love digital comics, however, I don't believe it'll ever make me stop getting print issues altogether. Some of my favorite titles I'm going to get in print until they don't off comics in print anymore. WIth the iPad being new I've been gobling up some titles I would've never tried before (partially due to the local shop not carying them). Some Dark Horse items and I also used the launch of the DC's new 52 as a stepping stone. Basically for me my DC comics (the various Batman titles, JLA, Green Latern) are a digital only thing and I get them a month late when the price goes down. My main titles (the various Xmen titles, Wolverine, Witchblade, Spawn) I'll still continue to get in print. This is how I've been able to justify not completly abandoning my favorite local shop and still embracing the digital. The only other thing I have to add is this. Having read about 50 digital comics in a relatively short time was cool but it was mind blowing how much 'better' having the print copy in my hand was when I finally picked up my month of pulls from the shop (the shop is about 45 minutes away). The color is better, the panels are bigger and splash pages ROCK!!! I hadn't realized the difference (or was chosing to ignore it) but the difference when done back to back as I had done it was pretty monumental...at least to me.