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Name: Mark Avo

Bio: .Net Developer, Know-it-all & Masterless Samurai.



I’m hoping editorial caused the last half of this series to seem disjointed because my patience for a magnificent payoff…

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In some panels the art is out of this world. In others it feels a tad rushed. The story is…

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Another great issue. If you’re not reading this I’d like to know why in the comments. Bravo to all involved…

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markavo's Recent Comments
October 28, 2013 7:20 pm I loved Pretty Deadly enough to write about it myself. The coloring was terrific but the poetry with the themes, like Paul said, is what sold me on it. It did feel eerily close to East of West, but I thought that was fine. Considering it sold out, we can't be the only ones that liked it. I wish one of you would have talked about Ultimate Comics: Spiderman 28. That might have been my pick if not for Pretty Deadly.
October 21, 2013 5:33 pm Zero was my pick of the week up until I read Letter 44. Letter 44 is WELL worth the .99 if you haven't checked it out. Fantastic! The small plot hole seems big but if you can get past that initial "political divide" kind of thing, it is really good. Thanks for talking about it Paul!
September 1, 2013 7:02 pm Great work as usual! I suppose this is the only place we'll be able to make comments at this point right? Also, does this mean that Ron can come back from time to time?
September 1, 2013 6:51 pm Nope, not April 1... Nope, not a nightmare. OH MAN!? I'm so absolutely gutted at this announcement. I'd suggest having some of the iFanbase help with things like the weekly pull list but if the site was my baby, I don't think I could do that either. So with that, even though it's not a total exit, I thank the iFanboy staff (and Ron, where ever you may be). I thank you all for the last few years of rekindling my passion for stories and story tellers. This site guided me back to comics with the pull list. I was turned onto the site by old friends that brought me back into comics. Those same friends that, unfortunately, I don't get to see very often. This site was were I talked about comics. Now where will I go to find people that understand the things I'm interested in and can have conversations about them with me? WHERE?! Oh, so "real life" is still an option? Seeing as it is, and seeing as the Salt Lake Comic Con is this next weekend. If any iFanboys out there are going to be at the con, let's "live damn it!" The first beer is on me (or lemonade... I mean I do know where I live).
August 26, 2013 5:06 pm Surely Tharrison65 and I can't be the only one's reading this! The book is great people. Diggle + Campell = a truly winning combination.
August 26, 2013 5:03 pm HAS THE DAY FINALLY COME?! I liked this book so much more than Manhattan Projects. Please let it be coming back as a full on series! PLEASE!
August 23, 2013 1:58 am Connor, Chrome regularly kicks me out too. It can be the worst, but try dealing with IE 10!
August 15, 2013 6:35 pm Sometimes Marvel vs. DC can become quite political ;-)
August 6, 2013 12:47 am The art in this has been fantastic. The book itself is made up of great quality materials. The story is CRAZY. Book three felt like it was shorted two pages. I'm really looking forward to #4.
August 5, 2013 4:37 am First of all, great review. Now, onto my gripes. I got all of what you point out was in Morrison's story. I got the visual themes. I got the literary ones. I did enjoy the dialogue between Jim and Bruce. I still don't think that, just because they nailed the themes, it makes a great story. The pureness of story and dialogue gets lost in the need to push through metaphors and leaves a convoluted mess. I may have enjoyed it if it was another 10 pages in length, but as is I think it's just too messy to be great. Like I said in my review, I get the brilliance, I just don't care. Shouldn't the story have made me want to?