Name: Bryton Sampson

Bio: Hey. I like comic books. The first comics I owned were some '80s GI Joes that I read over and over and over again until they disintegrated. The first comic I bought with my own money was X-Men #1 from the '90s. I've since had it signed by the creators. Jim Lee was very friendly and impressed that I still had the same copy I bought so many years ago. Chris Claremont couldn't have cared less and berated me about Gambit for ten minutes.  (It ended with him shouting "These are not YOUR X-Men, these are MY X-Men!" which is so bizarre because I wasn't even trying to argue with him).I read a pretty wide variety of books. I have sworn no fealty to either Marvel or DC. I just enjoy a good yarn.I got my own thing going over here, if you're inclined, check it out.http://www.fightforcomics.com


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    Well hey! Another great book in the current GI Joe comic renaissance. If you liked GI Joe: Cobra this is…

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    February 11, 2013 2:54 pm You know how every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year, and then every company that makes stuff, makes stuff in that color? Isn't that weird? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantone#Color_of_the_Year Anyway Jim that stuff you were saying about "This is what you will like this year!" reminded me of that. It's weird.
    November 28, 2012 2:15 pm Maybe I should just read it again.
    November 28, 2012 2:14 pm Interesting. I really didn't like this book. I admire some of the imaginative ideas presented here, but I just wasn't down with the book. Bellegarde's art struck me as a poor man's Steve Dillon, saved by Jordie Bellaire's excellent coloring. "Within the first 4 pages of Nowhere Men #1 through the use of a single introductory page and then characters bios thanks to the “reprinting” of an old magazine article, you’re able to get to know these men and get a sense for what they’re capable of " This really bugged me, and maybe I'm just being a nitpicky jerk (nitpicky jerk comics fan? Nah) but I thought it was cheating. Let me get to know the characters through the story, don't just come out and give me blocks of text telegraphing their personalities. Sorry to be drag this into the neggy zone. Let's all just agree that we live in a magical time full of a diverse range of comics where everyone can find something that tickles their fancy.
    June 25, 2012 1:23 pm CB Cebulski's Twitter-tweets directly lead to me buying less Marvel books.
    May 30, 2012 2:06 pm I had an epiphany when I picked up my hold and Fables #93 was in it, and I realized that the last issue of Fables I'd actually read was #47.
    May 30, 2012 2:00 pm Yeah, I mean I've been there, I get it. It's just something we really need to strive to break free of.
    May 30, 2012 1:23 pm I think number 10 should be higher. For some reason that's my pet cause: people continuing to buy and read books they don't like. I think it's so bad for the industry in the long run. Bad for everyone in every way, really. This is an actual conversation I had two days ago. Guy at the comic shop: "I really want to try Mark Waid's Daredevil, but I can't afford it since I have to buy all these AvX books." Me: "Are you liking AvX?" Guy: "No! I can't wait for it to be over so I can stop buying all these books." Me: " ... "
    May 23, 2012 7:57 pm This reminds me that I need to finally buy that new Chuckles figure on Ebay.
    May 23, 2012 7:17 pm It's rough because it's been relaunched several times. Start with the trade simply called "GI Joe: Cobra." Then move on to "GI Joe: Cobra Vol. 2" After that is "Serpent's Coil" and then "Vol. 4" After that, the many Joe series started crossing over, but those first four Cobra trades are self-contained in relation to the other Joe books.
    May 23, 2012 6:15 pm Civil War and the Cobra Command crossovers were kind of a bummer, but now that this series is (hopefully) free to do it's own thing again it should be back on track.