BALD

BALD

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    July 24, 2012 6:33 pm Nolan is a magnificent bastard. I think you guys should have waited a week or two before reviewing this film, it deserves much better. I saw the movie with non-superhero fan folk and we were all blown away. This was hands down one of the best movies of the millennium. Yes it was dark, but it was real. A movie that can provide action, entertainment and makes you question society and the world is the mark of greatness.
    March 22, 2012 4:44 pm I swing between Manga and Western Comics, at the moment I'm back on Manga. There are some great titles out at the moment including: Bakuman - if interested in how manga gets made this is fantastic (same creators as Death Note, although I prefer this over Death Note - first volume is a struggle but the rest are awesome), Blue Exorcist and Pandora Hearts. All three are hard to put down and all three written by Women! You should never discount Manga, OK some titles are way to long, but it's worth it for the story telling and art. There's only so much DC and Marvel stories that I can read, without getting bored of the same. That being said, I'm loving what Image is doing at the moment and can't wait to get into Saga. If you like stories like Y, Saga, Preacher, then you will definitely find a manga series that will suck you in, hook, line and sinker.
    March 5, 2012 10:24 pm Watching your video show every week is what got me back into comics. Not to put any pressure on you, but the video show is perhaps one of the best aspects of your website. Either way, I'll still tune in everyday for all the other great content, hoping that one day you three amigos will be back on screen regularly.
    October 4, 2011 8:47 pm I still get the looks and nerd comments, although I also see that glimmer or curiosity when I describe some series to non-readers. There is interest there and although I've always been a fan of the sturdy hardcopy, I believe digital is the way to get through to these "non believers". I've said it before, but I still think the big boys have to look more closely at how Japan and Europe market and distribute their products. The latest volume of One Piece sold over 2 million copies in 2 days in Japan!!!! Also look at the popularity of Scott Pilgrim - I think the format plays a huge part.
    October 3, 2011 11:15 pm @Mangaman, I'm just saying that creators/artists who bust their arses creating up to 19 fully complete pages per week i.e. pretty much every manga artist in Japan, deserves to be rewarded for all their hardwork. Not to single out manga creators but you have to admit these guys are crazy. I also don't believe that illegal downloads are the best way to reach the masses. Just look at the website your on, how did you find out about ifanboy? I guarantee that you've picked up books that you never believed you'd read because you came to a site like this and read/heard about what other people are reading and recommending. That's how you promote via the internet. I got back into comics by walking into a Borders (R.I.P) and seeing re-printed copies of trades I'd read as a kid and deciding to give them another go, that was over six years ago. Once I read a couple of books, I wanted to know more so I Googled "comics podcasts" etc etc and low and behold I was introduced to the three ifanboys. Again I'm not a saint, but being in the creative industry myself, it ticks me off when people take it upon themselves to copy and forward other peoples work on. Like I said before it doesn't help when distribution schedules and pricing structures are so screwed up.
    October 3, 2011 8:16 pm People who upload comics, tv shows, music etc etc are just as bad as the thieves. Don't get me wrong, I have been guilty of downloading in the past when I was younger and naive, but I grew up and realised what a problem this is. Everyone needs to understand that piracy is destroying the industry! I feel so sorry for the creators who put their heart and soul into their work and receive little back for all their hard work. Yes I feel sorry for the ones that cant afford comics ect., I'm pretty much in that boat at the moment, but I'd rather wait till I can afford to buy what I want rather than steal it. O.k, one may argue that this is why they do it, even justify it by pretending they're some kind of urban robin hood. But most of these creators/artists are not rich and they are taking hard-earned cash from the pockets of the working class. Remember, if there is no financial incentive to make comics etc, then eventually creators will say, "stuff this"! and before you know it no more "quality" comics, music, shows etc etc for anyone. I know I sound like I'm preaching but seriously people, creators and publishers have to earn money to enable them to live, some earn much more than others (i.e. J.K Rowling), so what, they work hard and they deserve it. What the publishers should do is ensure their digital products are significantly cheaper than printed media and ensure it's easily accessible all over the world, this way the incentive to actually buy legal digital media is far greater. So in the end many are at fault and there needs to be real change at the grassroots to prevent piracy. After-all, less money for the publishers/distributors is better than no money at all.
    October 2, 2011 6:36 pm DC and Marvel should check out the Japanese manga industry, or just look at image, idw, boom etc etc. The emphasis can't always be on superhero comics it's just too much of the same. Anyone looking for how you do a fantastic on-going should check out some great manga like 'One Piece, Bakuman or Akira', stories that have a beginning, middle and will eventually have an ending.
    September 29, 2011 2:22 am BKV's Y and Runaways got me back into comics, not really a fan of his other stuff, but this guy is an extremely talented writer and I'm looking forward to his new series.
    September 1, 2011 12:30 am Just picked up Justice League 1 and managed to grab the last Finch variant cover in store, lets just say there were a few angry stares and lots of under-breath profanity going on from jealous customers who missed out. Must say the Finch variant cover is fantastic, best Wonder Women representation I think I've ever seen. I wish I could have been at Midtown Comics scarfing pizza down and chatting with the legends Lee, Johns and now my new favorite Snyder - this guy continues to impress. Well done ifanboys, you constantly manage to entertain and keep us all up to date with the latest comic book related news. Keep up the good work.
    May 5, 2011 3:51 am Ok, that was pretty awesome.