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Name: Dave Anderson

Bio: Midday Country radio air personality.

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March 25, 2013 2:27 pm The only one I picked up was Superman/Batman #8. I'm a World's Finest fan, so I stuck with the book through #245. I don't think I picked up the spacial commemorative issue though. The cover price is what kept me from sticking with it til the book ended. I really liked the Public Enemies storyline. The Supergirl re-boot was okay. A little on the weak side. Not a fan of this version. I wasn't a fan of the Matrix version of Supergirl either. I don't see why the character was eliminated during Crisis On infinite Earths.
March 19, 2013 10:18 am Sorry, but I find Superboy-Prime to be offensive and insulting. Comics creators want me to be passionate enough to spend the money to buy the books they make. The publishers whip up and foment this gotta-have-it-now frenzy that creates that rabid fanboy mentality, and then they want to turn around and mock it and make fun of it? No, thanks. I pass.
March 11, 2013 1:47 pm Ironically, I picked up JLA #94, because it combined John Byrne, Chris Claremont and Jerry Ordway. I loved Ordway's stuff on All-Star Squadron and The Power of Shazam! The story was just okay, but it built to something more. I read Ordway's recent blog about being 50 and looking for work in comics. I'd love it if he could get the Earth 2 gig. Not that the art on Earth 2 is bad or that I don't like the art team. I like Ordway. I wish I had picked up JSA and Iron Fist. I think I might have picked up Powers #37.
December 8, 2008 1:06 pm Okay, you're right about the "five privelaged white kids". I'm stickin' with Wolverine is over-exposed, though. I would have liked to see some focus on X-Men other than him. even though I do like how he is a part of the Marvel Adventures The Avengers - he doesn't standout there. He's right there with Cap, Iron Man, Storm, The Hulk and Spider-Man - all the heavy weights. 
December 8, 2008 12:23 pm

Ultimate Spider-Man vs. Ultimate X-Men:

I've read every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man since the first one. It's the best Spider-Man book you can read. It captures the best of Spider-Man and Peter Parker. Peter will never graduate high school, or get married. That's why I am there. It's everything Spider-man should be about.

I picked up the first issue of Ultimate X-Men and knew that it was going to be just another f@#!&%* X-Men book. And there are - - what? like nine or ten hundred of those out on the rack? If they had taken the original X-Men - without Wolverine - and maybe introduced Wolverine a little later in the run, I might have picked up issue two. Hell, I'd read a Marvel Adventures X-Men book featuring the original X-Men. Wolverine's a great character, but he's way over-exposed. Give me the classic line-up, and then maybe introduce a new member a year. Like volleyball - rotate somebody in for a turn, rotate somebody out. Then bring 'em back and rotate somebody else. I kinda like that Ultimate Spider-Man featured Iceman, Johnny, Kitty, and one of Peter's classmates under-going an x-gene mutation. Oh, that was an Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends riff? Cool!   

December 5, 2008 10:24 am Wasn't there already a sequel to Marvels? What's new and fresh about this?
December 5, 2008 10:16 am

Number one on my list is the Starman Omnibus Volume One. Next up would be TwoMorrows Age of TV Heroes. I'm waiting for Green Lantern: Secret Origin in trade paperback.   

(Warning shamless plug:) We just got Netflix' Roku. It's like Apple TV. It streams movies and TV shows. The picture quality is pretty good and the library is 12,000.


December 5, 2008 9:58 am Sorry, but the Punisher never really clicked with me. I read his Spider-Man appearance and Captain America appearance back in the day...I might wait to see it on Netflix. But then, while I liked The dark Knight, I thought it was a bit too dark. Give me a laughing fish and Mark Hamill any day...
December 3, 2008 9:29 am

Cynical: One of the reasons The Batman Adventures in all it's incarnations was so enjoyable through the '90's. I may even enjoy this new Batman: The Brave and the Bold comic. I enjoy the done-in-one stories; especially over in the Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four. I've picked up a couple of the MA: The Avengers digests and they are a hoot. Right now, Green Lantern and Ultimate Spider-Man are compelling. I'm saving up for the Starman Omnibus. That may be a while, but I have every issue and a few of the trades...so, so far I'm good for a while...

November 24, 2008 1:45 pm

Amen, brother! I have a whole love-hate relationship with Previews. To me it's like the monthly Sears'-Penney's Wish Book, y'know with all the G. I. Joes. Megos and Star Wars stuff. It's cool to look through that way to anticipate what's coming; but, I hate knowing too much about what's under the cover. I finally stopped buying it. Shame that that's kinda the only way to see what's coming from the smaller, indie publishers.

I kinda like the Secret Files & Origins that have replaced the Who's Who. But, yeah, you're right.

It's always peeved me that Saturday Morning Cartoons were dumped in favor of news/talk shows, because, apparently kids weren't watching the Saturday Morning Cartoons? Hu-bu-wha-? What? What? That's nuts!! My opinion: the networks stopped spending money on them to either save it or spend it on something else. The audience was there, but just like everything else, the networks turned their backs on that audience. Just my two cents...