Name: matt rynich
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April 24, 2017 11:33 am Though to be fair there is a big difference between listening to the rasping cacophony of the mob and listening to a filtered informed opinion about a subject.
April 24, 2017 11:25 am I hate to be a luddite but the world is a much more pleasant place if you just unplug from most social media streams. I don't need to know what everyone is thinking. It's okay if I'm ignorant of the latest buzz. My wife will let me know if anything important happens. That said I still listen to ifanboy so I've not gone full recluse yet.
April 12, 2017 10:47 am I really want to like X-Men Gold considering it's almost a reunion of the classic Excalibur team, which is one of my favorite comic book runs from my childhood. It's certainly a very Kitty centric book consider those are all characters very important to her.
April 5, 2017 4:50 pm Conor is not wrong about social media. Twitter in particular always struck me as an incredibly bad way to communicate. Figures crossed that they right the X-Men ship because I really miss caring about those characters. I don't even care about continuity anymore. I mean I couldn't be less happy with the way the story has gone for the last 10 years. Just give me a good new X-Men story and for the love of god stop making everything an event.
March 27, 2017 4:28 pm During the early 90s I had a friend who bought all the Valiant stuff. I bought a lot of the Image stuff, and we would trade so I read much of the old Valiant run and I always the Valiant was way stronger. I think a lot of my enthusiasm for the line comes from Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton's involvement. Not only did they do much of the initial artwork (and plot) they also influenced many of the new and up coming artists in the studio, and I feel that original Valiant style holds up.
March 22, 2017 3:12 pm The only thing that gave me pause about whether I should watch Legion is that I was a long time X-Men fan growing up, but just because I was an X-Men fan that doesn't mean I need to consume everything about it right :) I think I'll wait and see how people are feeling after the season is done. Too many comic inspired TV shows and not enough free time in the day to watch TV that isn't children's programming. Especially when we've got great stuff like Black Sails airing now and the Twin Peaks series starting up in a couple months. Then Stranger Things comes back. I guess this is a good problem to have. I feel very privileged just typing this post.
March 22, 2017 3:07 pm Taboo Does look interesting and it was completely off my radar. Thanks for the recommendation.
March 20, 2017 11:01 am I've been dragging my feet on The Wild Storm. I should pick it up. I definitely loved all those old characters and I do like Ellis' work. I am a bit worried about getting too attached to Ellis on this project though. I love Ellis, but it's always frustrating to see him kill it for 5 issues or so then jump off. On sort of a tangent is Trees still going on or is he finished with that? Also is it weird that the bad reviews for Iron Fist are motivating me more to watch the show than any of the good reviews for the other show. So far I'm liking it. It can clearly be better, but I mean lets be honest the Netflix shows all have their issues.
February 20, 2017 2:28 pm Well most of that was my opinion about the comic book version of the character which I am very familiar with consider I've read 100s of issues of X-Men comics for the past 30 years or so. The rest was my thought process on whether I was gonna bother to get invested in this show, which I doesn't really present a fully formed opinion on the show. It just presents what I know about it prior to going into the show. I mean I got two kids (a 1 year old and a 3 year old) so I've gotta be pretty selective with how I spend my leisure time.
February 18, 2017 9:14 am I respect your enthusiasm. I will admit whenever I see an adaptation that really hits it out of the park it does light that fire for me again. On a separate note the highlight of this podcast for me was when you guys started talking about Ice Pirates. That space herpes subplot was burned into my brain at an early age (also the horrifying castration sequence). I never saw it in theatres but they use to show it on TV constantly in the 80s.