Name: samuel garman
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April 18, 2013 3:22 pm I don't understand why you think that she primarily wants attention from strangers. I mean, obviously everyone enjoys getting a thumbs up for their creative endeavors, whether it's putting together a costume or some art or some other thing you might share at cons, but surely the main thrust of the article is the joy, kinship with like-minded creators, and even redemptive power of creative expression for its own sake.
April 18, 2013 9:23 am Yeah, I second your comment. I really appreciate the journalistic effort Josh put into this article. It deserves to be read widely and if I see people talking about this anywhere else I'll share this link.
April 8, 2013 2:05 pm What a wretched period in X-Men history.
April 8, 2013 2:03 pm It is a terrific piece of work, but very, very dark. Even for Ennis or Corben. I honestly don't think I can read it again. It makes Cormac McCarthy's The Road seem like an uplifting tale of human perseverance.
January 10, 2013 3:11 pm I vote for Dave Mazzucchelli. The spare, isolated Batman and Gotham he created have most influenced my understanding of Batman as a loner who can never trust anyone, and who can never stop. I also feel that the aesthetic he established in Year One greatly influenced the Nolan movies, which will define Batman in many people's eyes for years to come.
January 9, 2013 4:17 pm WHAT?!?!?!
January 7, 2013 3:44 pm "My Faith in Frankie" is great if you like Mike Carey's early Vertigo work on stuff like Lucifer, or his novels. Very interested in magic as a system of rules and laws that must be followed. Carey would do a great Dr. Strange.
January 7, 2013 3:40 pm Kordey has a terrible reputation, but his shoddy work on the X-titles was supposedly because he had to rush through them in one or two days after they realized Frank Quitely would not be able to keep anything approaching a monthly schedule. These days they'd have someone like Joe Bennett lined up to take care of that. Kordey's work on Black Widow was much better, though probably still not to everyone's taste.
January 7, 2013 3:38 pm It was OK. Chuck Austen did the art, which was some terrible computer drawing, but Greg Rucka wrote a really great Elektra, as you might expect. (The very earliest issues were by Bendis, and reminiscent of his Daredevil work.) Artwork on the later Rucka issues was better, but still not great. The Rodi issues were passable but probably for diehard fans of the character only.
December 17, 2012 2:36 pm I really enjoyed the first one (the opening scene had me in tears), but I admit to being uneasy. As a longtime Star Trek fan, I'm fully aware of how bad the franchise had gotten by the end of the last decade; the memory of Nemesis is painful to me. And certainly, if the choice is between a pretty good action movie, and something else that's more "true" to Star Trek but is as poorly put together as Nemesis, by all means, make the action picture. I just hope that there's an interesting Sci-Fi idea in there somewhere.