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Bio: Retired programmer/web developer, Mac enthusiast, comic lover, and general geek.


konkrypton's Recent Comments
April 5, 2013 3:23 am Just look at that Batman and Robin pose! It's so iconic! And the classic race between Flash and Superman! I loved his Adam Strange stories. Such a loss to the world of comics. Sad day.
February 9, 2013 2:35 pm I enjoyed Lemire's story but I'm still not sure I like Sorrentino's art yet. I found his style a bit difficult to "read." It wasn't immediately clear to me what some of the smaller panels were until I got further in, then had to backtrack to understand what I was looking at. The colors were a bit bland as well. I'll give it a couple more issues, especially if the story is worth it. I can't tell where Lemire is going yet, and that leaves me wanting more. I was picking up GA issues 1-12 and the 0 issue, then gave up as I could see it wasn't going anywhere and the writers just didn't have a handle on Ollie's character. I read an interview with Lemire recently where he mentioned "Ollie's social consciousness" and it made me happy. I'm glad there's a writer left that "gets" Ollie! He's a 99%-er if there ever was one. Now if we can get his beard back, I'll be happy. I asked Lemire on Twitter about it and he said that every time someone asks, he puts off bringing back the beard by another issue. He said so far he's at 86 issues, LOL.
February 9, 2013 2:11 pm My feeling about Arrow is that they've tried too hard to banish any semblance of a comic book, with the upshot that characters like Count Vertigo become a simple drug dealer. Blah. This "need" that Hollyweird has to "ground" comic book characters and make them "gritty" and "dark" usually means "no super powers, no flying, nothing to upset the muggles." This leaves many comic book properties lacking something, the pizazz that comic readers are used to.
February 4, 2013 1:47 am I have a special place in my heart for both Spectre and Phantom Stranger. As you pointed out, they both have a "pulp" feel to them, and I loved the rare event that would draw out the Stranger to help the main heroes. Likewise, I remember when Spectre was in Adventure Comics back in the 70's. (Yeah, I'm way old.) I loved Jim Aparo's art on Batman and Spectre so much! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this comic, hoping it doesn't go downhill. So far, I'm interested.
December 10, 2012 4:13 pm To paraphrase Gail herself, it seems the problem is not enough editors being stuffed into refrigerators.
December 10, 2012 4:06 pm It was a real surprise to me how much I enjoyed it. I had seen DC's version of Frankie years ago, but this comic gave him new life (pun intended). Really sorry to see it go.
October 12, 2012 4:16 am I haven't read Grant Morrison's Joker story, and doubt I ever will. I can't stand his writing. He ruined the first year of Action in the new DCU. It was constantly jumping forward and backward in time, assuming we knew who characters were. The whole point of the new 52 was to bring new readers in, not alienate them. As much as I dislike Morrison's work, I love the work that Scott Snyder & Jonathan Glapion are doing in Batman. And now the Joker! Great stuff.
October 12, 2012 3:49 am Snyder, Glampion, et al have made Batman the book I most look forward to each month. The Court of Owls was spectacular, and this first installment of the Joker's return was truly terrifying. Joker doing his own neck-breaking is scary. His threat to remove Harley's face went all the way to ghoulish. Thank you, Scott Snyder & Co. for creating a comic book that is beyond great.
September 2, 2012 3:17 pm The first arc, where we first meet David and his brother was very good, and I've been hooked ever since. While Batman has obviously influenced David becoming Batwing, his crusade and the reasons he is Batwing are authentic, African themes and causes, which is refreshing. Giving Batwings the jetpack and "wings" was a good choice, too, since he can traverse great distances. It seems they really put a lot of thought into the character, his gimmicks, and background. I've honestly enjoyed him. I was very sad that the JLI was cancelled, since he was a good fit for that group.