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Name: Jim Romer

Bio: I started working as a cartoonist, animator and toy designer and then became Creative Director for several companies. Six years ago, I broke out on my own and started working with factories in China, designing toys, costumes and novelty products for mass market retailers. Oh. . . and . . . Finally making a long time dream come true by publishing my first children's book.

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September 2, 2013 10:22 am Just want to personally thank you guys for the years of service you have provided. You've helped make my comic book experience more enjoyable, created a social network of similar interests and made me aware of books I would never have considered reading. Even with all the changes, iFanboy is still the best site for comics.
July 24, 2013 6:07 pm You can always be Nightwing . . .
May 9, 2013 11:09 am I think a problem network TV has with the Superhero genre is that they try to make it fit into their typical rehashed format. Heroes had promise, but as a series it lacked direction, had too many writers doing their own thing and it was a complete mess. It had some truly fantastic episodes**, but as a series it had so many flaws. **(The "Company Man" episode comes to mind, where the entire episode focused on just the Bennet family and it didn't include all the other multi-loose ends.) I watch Arrow -- but it has the same story telling flaws as Smallville did; there's just too much over acted emotional baggage dialogues between cast members for me to truly enjoy this show. Every character seems to have a hate/love relationship with the other characters. I feel like I wait around for the 10-15 minutes of the actual story in every episode. I have high hopes for Arrow. Maybe they will improve on the story telling next season. AND -- When they do get it right, like the show Alphas -- gets dropped due to poor ratings. (sigh)
May 9, 2013 10:37 am I believe Powers is still under development, haven't seen any info on it being dropped yet. (But several years under development doesn't sound too promising either.) Let's face it, in a world of low budget "reality" shows that get good ratings (for some God forsaken reason), not too many networks want to back high-risk and costly scripted/special effects shows.
April 18, 2013 1:03 am We can't blame Santoro for the nominations for two reasons: 1.) He's not the only person deciding who gets nominated. 2.) The Eisners have always had a more favorable lean towards more independent publishers than mainstream titles from Marvel & DC. (This I can understand because there tends to be more creative freedom with the smaller publishers.) But to judge people because they were making a living creating prequels to something you consider sacred: simply childish. To follow Santoro's logic is to say: Once a comic book reaches a legendary status . . . all characters should then be retired to preserved said comic. Watchmen characters themselves were Moore's revamping of Carlton characters. Where's Santoro's outrage that Moore was inspired from Steve Ditko's Mr. A when creating Rorschach? • Alan Moore wrote Watchmen, but he doesn't own Watchmen. • DC is in the business to make comics, they own Watchmen. • If no buys Before Watchmen, DC would stop making those comics; but this didn't happen because DC hired some the absolute best in the business who treated the material with the utmost respect. • Those who help determine who wins notable awards should be unbiased. • Santoro should step down, especially since his opinion is now public record.
March 18, 2013 12:32 am Greg Capullo's cover is fantastic. At first glance, I thought it was a Brian Bolland cover (which is a very good thing!)
March 18, 2013 12:26 am Ah, loved Waller! She was such a great character back then. Now? She's slim, fit, busty chick . . . pretty much the standard everyday comic book female now.
March 1, 2013 1:43 pm Great article! My only fear now is that Batman comics will no longer be interesting. Damien was the key reason I read those books. Since the New 52, Batman as a character seems more flawed and weaker. (Perhaps it's the lack of true detective work in stories lately.) I find the other "Robins" to be dull and they are all "one-note" personalities, especially when compared to the interesting/complex character of Damien. We shall see . . .
February 12, 2013 4:03 pm Since Batman figured that Joker was bluffing that he knew their ID's because of the lack of evidence in the Batcave, I don't think it's Alfred. Penguin and Two face recognize whatever or whoever is on the plate, so it's either an object of on of the "Robins". I think Tim Drake is the good bet, since he's expendable. Or Jason Todd is dead again, because he was killed the first time around. (After all, the Joker is repeating things from the past.)
February 7, 2013 1:11 pm That reminds me of Alfred getting it on with Leslie Thompkins. They kinda had a great relationship until the writers totally ruined the Leslie Thompkins character with the Stephanie's (Batgirl) faked death.