Baykid

Baykid

Name: Jake

Bio: East Bay Native. Professional Dungeon/Game Master. Fan of Non-Superhero Comics. --- Some of my favorite chronically slow or indefinitely delayed series I wish these creators and publishers would continue: Berlin by Jason Lutes (Drawn and Quarterly), Scarlet by Brian Michael Bendis (Marvel), Satsuma Gishiden by Hiroshi Hirata (Dark Horse), Fell by Warren Ellis (Image) and Loose Ends by Jason Latour (12 Gauge)

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August 30, 2013 7:14 pm This was probably the first one of these occupy comics that made me laugh. Good to bring a sense of humor into the message.
August 27, 2013 3:39 pm Skullkickers is great. Some of these story anthology issues have been pretty weak though so hopefully this issue will be better.
August 26, 2013 6:48 pm What's the deal anyway? Seems like they've been promoting this for a long time under the Collider name to change title now.
August 22, 2013 12:18 pm Funny to hear Bigby's voice for the first time, I think I picture ("hear?") something deeper and more growly when I read the comic series.
August 20, 2013 12:31 pm I loved Jason Aaron's Thor, and I agree that the use of humor made it a more enjoyable read. But I don't see this as the opposite of a comic targeting a 45 year olds, certainly not as a comic targeting kids. It has deep philosophical themes and some potentially disturbing violent images. I work with elementary school kids for instance and I certainly wouldn't recommend this comic series to them, fun though it may be. I'm just saying we shouldn't conflate the ideas that comics could have more enthusiastic humorous energy on the one hand, and the idea that there should be more comics targeting kids on the other. Even if both points are true, we can still have mature comics that are also fun and I think this Thor series has been just that. Also, I'm no industry insider, but in terms of the pitching to the 45 year olds thing, it surprises me because I'd always assumed a large portion of the sales of most big name comics (Batman Spiderman etc) was to kids whether the content justifies it or not. Maybe I'm too influenced by my own youth when comic book racks were in convenience stores and stuff. Someone in this well-educated ifanboy community must know how much of the market for super hero comics is children.
August 19, 2013 6:36 pm The first issue of this story had a lot of promise. The guy at my local shop pointed out the story seems particularly well-suited to the comic book medium and I agree. Let's hope the story continues to be as humorous, though-provoking and compelling as it started off.
August 17, 2013 12:29 am i just finished this issue and I agree with your comments 100% (except that lacking your faith in Hickman I was really close to dropping this series).
August 15, 2013 12:53 am This comic hasn't been up on ifanboy for most of the week so a lot of folks missed it I think.
August 14, 2013 12:53 am Saga Fatale Skullkickers Lazarus Mind the Gap
August 5, 2013 1:13 pm Thanks for posting. I was introduced to KODT through Dragon back in middle school. I don't read KODT regularly these days, but I bought a bunch of old issues recently at a big sale at my local comic shop and it was a great trip down memory lane for me.