superchuck

superchuck

Name: Chuck Stevens

Bio: I've been an on again/off again comics fan since just after the Death of Superman in 93.  I've pretty much been a DC fan throughout, but I've decided to branch out into Marvel with this whole Dark Reign stuff.  Plus I've gotten caught up on Invincible and Walking Dead since the guys always rave about it.


superchuck's Recent Comments
October 18, 2012 7:28 am There was a Green Arrow revival in the early 2000s when they brought him back from the dead. The run started with Kevin Smith, followed by an arc by Brad Meltzer, and then a very long run by Judd Winnick. It was during this run that Deathstroke became a Green Arrow antagonist (resulting from events in Meltzer's Identity Crisis). The book eventually got relaunched as Green Arrow/Black Canary with Winnick still writing for awhile until other writers came on board. I would recommend reading through the end of Winnick's run. You can find all of these books in paperback on Amazon if you search for Green Arrow and the author, or they're all available digitally through Comixology.
July 12, 2012 11:25 am I think the main sticking point here is the definition of "extremist." Whatever the true meaning of the word is, when our society hears that word these days, they immediately think of terrorists, whether they be Muslim, Christian, any other religion, or even secular. It brings to mind people who hold to their beliefs so adamantly, that they are willing to commit violence to prove their point, even if violence goes against the belief system they're defending. I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Because of that, I know I'm not supposed to hate anybody, even my "enemies," and there is certainly no justification for violence against anybody. So while I'll admit that my beliefs are extreme (my wife and I are moving to Africa as missionary teachers in a month because of our beliefs), I don't think that I'm an extremist the way our society currently defines the term. Oh, and I would say the argument about Leviticus is not about literalism, but rather whether we are still under that covenant, and the difference between moral and ceremonial laws, but that's a whole other conversation right there.
April 11, 2012 6:39 pm Superman:Birthright is another great take on the origin by Mark Waid. It's a Bird by Steven T. Seagle approaches Superman from an entirely different angle and is a fascinating breakdown of the character. Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek is another fascinating elseworlds take on Superboy(man) Prime. The "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow" trade/hardcover also includes "For the Man Who Has Everything" and "The Jungle Line" (crossover with Swamp Thing), which are all excellent stories by Alan Moore. You can pick up the first year of the Byrne/Wolfman run in Man of Steel vols 2-6 to continue the story from Byrne's Man of Steel with a more grounded Superman. The Death/World Without/Return of Superman is a pretty epic read with major ramifications in the DCU. Greg Rucka's run is available in 3 trades (Unconventional Warfare, That Healing Touch,Ruin Revealed) and tells a very personal story of betrayal. Superman/Batman by Jeph Loeb is an over the top romp. Luthor by Brian Azzarello looks at things from Lex Luthor's perspective. The whole New Krypton saga spinning out of Geoff John's run is a pretty solid read, albeit somewhat rushed at the end. And Kingdom Come is at its heart a Superman story.
February 2, 2012 1:12 pm Actually, these were all new villains. You didn't need to know anything about Superman continuity for the story. The only non-new characters were Superman and the Legion. I do agree it was confusing to follow at times, and not Kubert's best stuff, though.
April 23, 2011 9:50 am @SpiderTitan I would also recommend the first 2 trades of the Booster Gold series, written by Geoff Johns. They're called 52 pick-up and Blue and Gold. Beetle and the JLI play a big part, especially in the Blue and Gold trade.
April 15, 2010 1:47 pm I think it's a #0 because not all of these characters will be followed in the main Brightest Day book.  Only Aquaman, the Hawks, Firestorm, J'onn, and Deadman.  The other characters will be in all those books they teased at the end of the issue.  This issue was setting up Brightest Day, Generation Lost, Birds of Prey, Flash, Green Lantern, GLC, Green Arrow, Titans, and Justice League.
April 15, 2010 12:34 pm For all of those saying they don't care about all the characters, not all of the characters will be dealt with in the main Brightest Day series.  Only Aquaman, the Hawks, Firestorm, Martian Manhunter and Deadman will be in the main book.  The other characters will be followed in Generation Lost, Birds of Prey, Justice League, Flash, Titans, Green Arrow, GL and GL Corps.  So you can follow whichever characters you're interested in.  I'm sure they'll all come back together by the end of the main series, though.
March 29, 2010 12:24 pm @OnASunday Actually, if your hard drive crashes and you lose your iTunes music, you can acually call them and they'll let you redownload everything you've ever bought. You can only do it once a year, but it adds another layer of security.
March 26, 2010 4:24 pm My only concern with all this is the collections.  They're going to come out with a Blackest Night trade and a Blackest Night: Green Lantern trade separately.  I don't see how the GL one is going to make any sense at all without the main Blackest Night issues, and enough major stuff happened in GL that the reverse is somewhat true as well.
March 8, 2010 11:46 pm

@cornflakes

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Green Lantern Corps is supposed to come out this week.  IGN put up a preview and said the release date is 3/10.