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    July 17, 2017 10:52 am I really miss the old school Marvel editorial boxes. They were a useful tool and really had a certain charm to them.
    July 11, 2017 9:32 am I'm not a Salvador Larroca fan. I remember the guys had a discussion a while ago about what was more important to a book the art or the story. At the time they almost unanimously stated the art was more important. At the time I was shocked, but now I think I agree. I can read a shit story if it's got amazing art, but even a great story can't save an ugly book with muddled presentation. Even the great X-Factor Investigation Peter David run was kinda spoiled for me by the parade of artists some of which ranged from not great to awful (drawing Rahne with a ridiculously literal dog head at one point). While I wouldn't go to those extremes to describe Larroca's art I just really don't like his stuff. I'm okay with photo referencing if the finished page looks good, but Larroca has a real problem with people. Particularly their "acting". The faces to me usually look like they were referenced straight from magazine covers and it's quite easy to pick out what celebrity he used as a model most of the time. Really takes me out of it. All that said I don't read Star Wars, but you'd think that book would work toward his strengths.
    June 19, 2017 2:50 pm That one was the best. I couldn't remember if that was the one or if it was the M.A.S.S. Device mini series. The tech macguffin themselves in the G.I.Joe animated series are pretty interchangeable. Totally understandable that you mixed em up.
    June 19, 2017 11:23 am Was the weather dominator mini series the one where Cobra forces Duke and Snake Eyes to fight in an arena? Trying to remember which one that was cuz it's been so long.
    June 6, 2017 12:02 pm I will admit I just gave up on X-Man because to me he just seemed like such a tired concept. His introduction into the normal Marvel continuity also coincided with me taking a break from pretty much all the Marvel titles I was collecting. I didn't even know Warren did a run on his book. That does make me a bit more interested. I agree it was the Madelyne Pryor stuff that started the character assassination of Scott. So it's been a slow decline for decades. It was hard for me to like him after he pretty much abandons Madelyne and Nate. Maybe it wasn't his intention to be a deadbeat dad, but that was certainly the result.
    June 6, 2017 9:09 am I realize that, but I guess I identified with her before she was revealed to be a clone. When she was revealed to be a clone I just felt bad for her. She gets married to Scott and has a kid with him then finds out he married her knowing she looks just like his old girlfriend. That should be enough to question her whole relationship. Then the girlfriend comes back. Then Scott basically leaves her with their son so he can go hang out with his old girlfriend. Then she was revealed to be a clone, and I was just like come on leave this poor woman alone. I was almost rooting for her during Inferno until that part where she was gonna sacrifice Nathan. Then she killed herself and she's pretty much been a garbage plot device ever since :)
    June 5, 2017 3:58 pm I share Conor's feelings on Cable. Pretty much whenever that guy shows up I get less interested. Not a big fan of Bishop either. At the time when they were introduced they felt like someone just pulled a bunch of 90s buzz words out of a bag and used that as the basis for a character. Grizzled, bad ass, gun wielding, hulking, cyborg, time traveling dude who fights a clone of himself and was connected to the weapon X storyline and had telekinesis and telekinetics and reformed the New Mutants to a more extreme version of themselves and had a talking computer, and blah blah blah. Talk about a product of his time :) The only X-Men character that irks me more than Cable is Nate Grey. That said I did like that he was revealed to be Scott and Madelyne's son because I always liked Madeline and she get's so shafted throughout X-Men history. At least her son get's to be a big player even if he's a character I don't personally enjoy.
    June 5, 2017 9:43 am I think that's the real crime. This was a missed opportunity to do something different and interesting. I was disappointed to see that they just followed their Netflix formula for this show. Hopefully the reception to Iron Fist will be a wake up call for them.
    June 2, 2017 11:10 am I agree that Luke Cage was over hyped while Iron Fist was over criticized. They are in my eyes cut from the same cloth and have many of the same issues. I think the main distinction is that people love Mike Colter (rightfully so. He seems like an awesome guy) and Finn Jones hasn't reached that same level of acclaim. I don't think Finn is bad in the roll. I think the problems with Iron Fist are at a higher level. The script, the pacing, the directing. The performances in my mind were all fine. Finn just didn't break through the flaws to win people over. Hopefully he'll work better as part of the Defenders ensemble. If Danny Rand only appears in team ups from now on I think I'd be okay with that. I sort of feel Luke Cage also needs someone to play off of so hopefully the two will have some chemistry in the upcoming show.
    June 1, 2017 3:13 pm I watched the episodes while cooking dinner mostly so that helped me enjoy the good parts and gloss over the parts that didn't work that well. Maybe the preferred viewing method :)