Name: Tom Lon


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September 2, 2013 2:56 pm Let me join the many other commenters in saying how sorry I am too read this. I have not been commenting much but this has been one of my few daily go-to sites. I wish you guys all the best for the future and thanks for all the good work. This site has been largely responsible for getting me back into Comics so thanks for that! At least I will still have the Podcasts too keep me company on my way too work and that is much appreciated.
July 3, 2013 3:08 pm I know that quite a few people dislike the tv-show for various reasons (and the criticism is often valid), but I wasn't really aware that there is a backlash against the comic as well. But since it is quite successfull that shouldn't come as a suprise. And while I have cooled massively towards the tv-show I still enjoy the comic a lot. I just read the latest trade and it was great. It is still interesting, unpredictable and looks really good. And with the comic going bi-monthly that means waiting only 3 months for a new trade I hope. Something to look forward to!
May 18, 2013 12:37 pm "Many felt he was actively seeking to infringe on others rights" There was nothing "felt" about that. It's a simple fact. It's not like Card is trying to hide it or anything. Why are some people always twisting this into "he is getting prosecuted for his beliefs and his opinion"? I guess trying to turn the blame around is the only thing you can do when it comes to somebody like him.
May 17, 2013 3:17 pm If the creator is simply someone who's opinions or attitude I don't like then that only affects my enjoyment of their work a little bit. I am not that involved with comics creators but if you listen to some interviews and commentaries from the creators of "the shield" and "sons of anarchy" (two of my favorite shows) they come across as... how to put it... maybe hedonistic fratboys with much too big egos comes close to it. So I stopped listening to anything they have to say and just enjoy their shows. Not a problem. But if a creator takes the money he makes off his work and puts it to use trying to take people's rights away like Orson Scott Card is doing then that is something that can't be tolerated and somebody like him ends up on my list of people who won't get any money from me. That doesn't mean that their work has to be bad because of that. Maybe I totally would enjoy "enders game" or "ultimate iron man" but paying for this persons work is simply not an option and would be wrong.
May 17, 2013 10:28 am I really enjoyed the film. Not quite as much as the first one but I still had a good time. I have no real connection to the original Star Trek movies so that might help. I saw "wrath of khan" maybe 2 or 3 years ago and don't remember much besides that that actress from "cheers" is in there. So that whole Cumberbatch-is-Khan thing had no meaning to me. A fun summer movies. 4 stars easily.
May 13, 2013 10:35 am I had no idea I was missing Norm Breyfogle this much!! Can he please start to draw a "normal" batman book?
April 29, 2013 10:40 am "Likewise, pretty much EVERY Big Two writer has had to incorporate crossovers into their series from time to time, but only when Peter David has to do it do we hear so much kicking and screaming about what a grave inconvenience it is." David writes "his own stories", so a crossover feels especially forced and annoying. His writing always felt different from the rest of the X-books. At least to me. So when a crossover interrupts his own plots it feels like a big waste of time to get to the good stuff.
April 29, 2013 10:34 am That's some really sad news. I am old enough to have bought his first issue of X-Factor when it came out and it is still a great book nowadays. David is pretty much the only writer who could ever make me laugh out loud reading his stories, yet they don't feel silly or gimmicky. I love his way of writing which is unique and different and always made me very happy. I guess I always thought he'd be around writing X-Factor so even though this really shouldn't come as a surprise it does. I hope Mr Davids health is going to keep improving and that he will keep on writing comics for many years to come. As far as I am concerned there is no X-Factor without him being the writer.
April 11, 2013 8:31 am I only heard about this after the issue had already been solved (I think I don't spend enough time online), but I can understand why many people would immediately jump to the conclusion that this was homophobia at work. I read Saga in trades (or trade, so far) so I don't know if there have been non-straight sex scenes before. But if this was the first issue with non-straight sex and I heard that it was not available at the usual digital sellers my brain would jump to homophobia too. It's just how many (unfortunately often powerful) parts of society have conditioned me. When you are not straight you get discriminated in so many unexpected places (wanna donate blood or organs? nope, can't do that) that you can't help but expect the next hammer to drop any day. So when a comic with non-straight sex scenes is not sold where the previous issues have been sold your (my) gut goes to homophobia right away, because sadly that usually IS the reason for it. But isn't it great that this wasn't the case this time?
April 6, 2013 11:49 am So sad to read this! His name was the first one I remembered as a kid from reading his Star Wars comics. His style was so different from what I was used to. That Star Wars cover shown here represents everything I love about his artwork.