BC1

BC1

Name: Brian Compton

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A surprise so big we had to tell you about it months ago! A surprise so big only 5% of…

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The story in this issue is fine; it begins to deal with Magik’s pains from last issue and it takes…

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This issue is pure nerdgasm in a good way, and what a beautiful nerdgasm it is. I used to run…

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BC1's Recent Comments
December 10, 2017 3:57 pm Sentry died during Siege (end of Dark Reign). The Fallen Sun review that Ron and Josh did (Conor was off that week for some reason) is still one of the highlights of iFanboy for me. You guys rarely go negative, so when you do it’s super impactful.
November 26, 2017 12:59 pm I think their argument was that war books of a purely historical nature are a dying breed, hence the references to Garth Ennis and REBELS. Sherrif of Babylon is not purely historical fiction. Also, Tom may be getting a sequel so that DC can keep him happy and give him something to do besides Bat-books.
November 22, 2017 10:56 pm A couple things: 1) The impression I got from the end of the movie is that this basically was a reboot. Something happens that lightens the overall tone. Everyone was cracking jokes, Wonder Woman is hanging out with the childrens, Superman and Flash have their race, this was more the super-happy-ending Justice League. Now, whether or not it was earned or made sense is another story, but that seemed to me to be the intention. 2) I'm sorry, but a lot of this reminded me of Avengers, and I wonder if that was on account of Whedon's influence. Specifically, the way they portrayed the Mother Boxes felt a lot like the Tesseract. And I know the Mother Box has been around for much longer, so maybe it was a perfectly accurate depiction. But it really did seem familiar. 3) The Slade at the end, was that Joe Mangianello? Or has that whole thing been thrown out the window? Overall, I did enjoy the film. Seeing the six heroes at the end standing together was tres sweeeet. But there's still a lot of work to do to make this a really good film.
September 4, 2017 11:05 pm Thanks for thinking my intro was funny, guys! Wish I had remembered the part about how the ground had jagged pieces of rebar sticking out everywhere. Your answer to my two What Ifs actually inspired two more questions: 1) If Image stays as it initially was, would the founders have let anyone else into their clubhouse, or would people like Robert Kirkman have tried to build a new clubhouse? I can't imagine someone like him seeing the benefits of an Image model and not giving it a shot. 2) WB buys Marvel. THAT'S the story I'd like to see. What would that conglomerate look like? Thanks again gentlemen!
July 16, 2017 2:37 pm I skipped ahead to the X-Men: Blue talk, and Ron, I don't know what to tell you. All this stuff with the mutants and New Tian must be going on in an anthology or other tie-in book, because it's not in the main Secret Empire book. I had such a bad case of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Syndrome - characters I didn't know, Beast with Emma and Shaw, XORN!!! Stuff was coming out of left, right, and center fields and made NO sense whatsoever. I have to think Legends/Generations is going to erase all this at this point.
June 27, 2017 9:55 am You mentioned an Uatu in "Peter Parker" this week. Was this a young African-American boy? If so, he's been around since the Brand New Day period; he was a child prodigy who worked at Horizon with Peter. His mom named him Uatu after the Watcher. Because that's a thing people do in the 616, I guess, name their kids after cosmic beings. Maybe "The Living Tribunal" just didn't fit on the birth certificate?
June 19, 2017 9:10 am (Enter Gung-Ho through Conor's iFanboy office desk drawer) "Don't worry, Conor, everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is that you admitted it and apologized. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle!"
June 18, 2017 5:34 pm So Conor, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being Electro and 10 being The Button, where does Dark Days fall? How about Secret Empire? Also, the way you described Secret Empire 4, would that premise not have made an awesome old-school Annuals crossover?
June 16, 2017 11:53 pm The other Bible book Mark Russel wrote was "God is Disappointed in You." I bought a copy of this for a friend of mine who is a high school religion teacher, and so far he's really enjoying it. He thought the summary of the Torah was spot on. The owner of the comic shop where I bought it also really dug it. Thanks for the Talksplode with Russel, Josh. I would never have known about this if it had not been for you. I'm looking to get some Flinstones soon, too.
June 9, 2017 4:36 pm If you want DC history, "Men of Tomorrow" is a great book. While there is some Marvel, the main focus is on DC, especially the very early history of the company. They also put out a big 75th anniversary book back in the 90's that goes more into the comics, but also hits the other media too. It's where I first learned that the death of Superman was all about syncing up the comics wedding with the one on "The Adventures of Lois and Clark." They needed to buy time as the show was only a season or two in, so they killed him off for a little while. Oh, and second the Pasko interviews. They are REALLY good.