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Name: Sean Dotson


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September 2, 2013 11:42 am In 2010 I hadn't read a comic in years, and employees at my LCS were less than helpful in telling me where I should start. The iFanboy video show gave me an invaluable amount of knowledge, and the podcast became the background to most bike rides, runs, sweepings, and dish washings. Now I'm actually being paid by my University to write about Hellblazer, Building Stories, and Chew. So thanks guys. I literally could not be doing this without you.
August 22, 2013 1:37 am Fair enough, ithosapien, though i can't help but think it's telling that the nicest thing you can say about Superman is that he's a "being of immense power", etc... MoS was definitely a film that privileged the Super over the man. The actions of the characters seemed to say nothing more than that things would work out fine if we just stopped being so... so disgustingly HUMAN.
August 22, 2013 1:30 am @will magnus Ryan never said it was the money side of things that needed fixing. I took it to mean an aesthetic failure. If I'm wrong, Ryan, let me know, but Will, it seemed your response was equating aesthetic success with financial success, which I would argue should stay as far apart as possible.
August 21, 2013 10:37 pm talking about exclusively MoS Superman, of course.
August 21, 2013 10:36 pm Jesus, if Superman is how America sees itself than we are worse off than I thought. What, militaristic chaos machines who save and take life on a pretty arbitrary basis.. whose two settings are pretty much "Righteous" Anger and "Chaste" Passion... and who want nothing more than to explode with the massive violent power we've been repressing for decades? "As American as it gets," huh, Kal-El?
August 21, 2013 8:40 pm Do you normally use "sound financial decisions" as a standard of quality art (or entertainment, if that word makes you uncomfortable)? I think I'm just feeling curmudgeonly today, so please don't take this as a personal attack, but there's nothing on this site that bugs me more than when the iFanboy community just shrugs it's shoulders and says, "eh... it's a business." If that's the kind of standard we hold publishers to, whether indy or owned by a multi-national conglomerate, well... I suppose we deserve whatever crap product they give us.
August 21, 2013 8:12 pm Just saw Man of Steel a week or so ago, so I didn't get to weigh in when it was still A Thing. That said, the movie was cynical, joyless, and mercilessly violent-- things I never thought I'd have to say about a Superman film. If the death of Zod is the only act that bothered you in that film, you weren't watching close enough (Lois and Kal making out amid the devastation... Jonathan Kent's willingness to sacrifice a busload of kids- and his own life- for his son's secret...). Embarrassed by superheroes? Man of Steel was embarrassed by humanity. I'd like the sequel to be a little less like watching two and a half hours of CGI military drone strikes set to a Hans Zimmer score.
July 11, 2013 10:40 am I loved the Earth X trilogy, so as long as Fraction does that exact same thing (which it kind of sounds like he is), I think we'll be in business. Seriously, Earth X was wonderful and vastly underrated. It's extremely complex, often confusing, occasionally disappointing-- but also awe-inspiring in its Morrisonesque "everything-is-canon" approach, and as philosophically contemplative as Watchmen, without Watchmen's formal unity. Bit surprised they're giving this to Fraction after Fear Itself (though we know he can produce really good work when you leave him alone). I was kinda hoping to see Remender take a turn at the wheel.
July 2, 2013 8:13 am If you check out the NY Times article, there is what looks like cover art for the first issue. And it's clearly a Williams (as opposed to McKean) piece. So that's weird.