Name: Sarah Alpert
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July 16, 2012 11:32 am I am so glad I wasn't the only one who's mind went straight there.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Phil Coulson (Note: Contains Spoilers for ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’)
May 4, 2012 5:18 pm This was remarkably touching. And also. If you haven't seen Lion in Winter, it's my favorite non-Shakespeare play, and it's fantastic. Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole have a great film version of it. It's a comedy. Lots of laughs, but also lots of emotion!
February 21, 2012 8:49 pm New creative team next month?!
February 8, 2012 3:01 pm @ MaxPower, that's hysterical, dude. Also. Aren't you guys all so glad it's finally moving towards baseball season?
February 3, 2012 7:46 pm I think you have a lot of good points, especially in the practicality arena. That said, I think the industry needs to focus not on making Watchmen Prequels but making the new Watchmen. Sequels ultimately hurt brands, because they ultimately cheapen the product. While Watchmen's reputation will never be tarnished, the industry's could be, and the industry has a more precarious reputation than the book ever will. While some people will come into stores, other people will say "Wow, all they can do are sequels to stuff they did in 87?" Yes. you can say that people will go into stores for this, but they also might just wait for it on amazon, and if they're going into stores for JUST this that means that they've probably only read Watchmen. If Watchmen didn't get them head-over-heels into comics it seems like a pipe-dream that the prequels will. What DC is banking on is a sales bump, not new readers. The most new readers they will get are the people who ONLY read Alan Moore but check out the prequel and decide "Okay, maybe I'll read some Darwyn Cooke too."
January 27, 2012 9:37 am He gets some good screen time, but it's never to do anything that develops the plot. Though, I'm not sure if any of them does anything to develop the plot...
January 26, 2012 10:05 am I'm not a big fan of Jim Lee's style in general, and while the art was fine, it wasn't his very best. There were so many lines. Also, I think it's colored with a little to bold a pallet, the pannel where green lantern was BRIGHT green and his background was BRIGHT red bothered and there were 6,000 little lines bothered me. All of my quibbles said, I'm not saying the art is bad. On iFanboy 3 means good when you rate it, and the art was just that, good. It worked. It did it's job. It didn't distract me. It just didn't take my breath away.
January 19, 2012 11:56 am I know he's fun to jab at, but Allan Moore is one of the sweetest, kindest people out there. Yes, he doesn't like his work being adapted, and yes, he doesn't like the majority of comics that come out, but he's a man who consistently tries, not just to make a good story, but explore and push the medium. I watched a video of Alan Moore talking to occupy protestors who called V for Vendetta a movie and not a comic, and he didn't correct them. He just continued in the conversation, even though we all know how much that must of hurt him. He's a genius and a humanist who believes in the power of the mind and imagination, and sure he's easy to make fun of, but he doesn't deserve all we throw at him. Also, I know this comment is totally TL;DR and unwarranted for the conversation, I've just been defending him a lot to a lot of people recently.
January 5, 2012 1:12 am I think that's besides the point. No one's arguing that the "architects" are not important writers. However, when you promote a group of writers as the IMPORTANT people in your company who are "shaping your universe" you automatically make your universe smaller. If Marvel has around 50 titles coming out a month, should you only read the architect ones? On the flip side, it makes the whole company look worse when the architects fail. Fear Itself failed, and while Wolverine and the X-Men is an amazing book, I found Schism to be overhyped, a bit of a mess, and fundamentally a let-down after the importance they gave it. But the fundamental flaw of the "architect" movement, in my opinion, is that every single one of those writers' books sell. Neither Bendis's, Aaron's, Hickman's, Fraction's, nor Brubaker's books need reminding that they are important, generally good, books that are worth reading. They have the highest sales. They're the hottest in the company, if not the industry, so why do they need the extra ad space? From the podcasts, I've been lead to be believe Remender is Ron's current God. And I know for myself that Gillen's doing amazing things on JIM. All of which will go unnoticed because Marvel isn't advertising them properly and far too reminding people to buy books that already sell. Also, has-beens/hacks/punks is extraordinarily rude, which I'm sure is what you meant, but not a way to prove your point. It makes you look low, petty, and short-sighted.
January 4, 2012 10:39 pm This is a great column. Except now I'm back in a: COMICS ARE IN A DEATH SPIRAL mentality... Ennui ensues.