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Name: Greg Oleksiuk


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September 3, 2013 4:12 pm I'm sorry to see you guys go. I haven't been a huge poster on this site, but I've been frequenting it and listening to the podcast since I think 2004, after hearing Josh guest on Around Comics. I don't have a lot of friends to talk comics with and have always loved this site for the fact that I could relate to the staff. I grew up in the 80's and 90's and was a huge fan of X-Men and Batman comics, then fell off just before the big Image boom when I entered high school and came back mildly during college and big time in the 2000's with Marvel's creative push and Vertigo's. I'm glad I'll still be able to listen to a new podcast every week. A big thanks to everyone involved!
August 23, 2013 2:39 pm I think he's a better actor now than when he did Daredevil 10 years ago. Plus he will hopefully have a better script. My questions would be, as Conor notes above, will he direct a Justice League movie? Or what about a Batman movie? I think Affleck doing a Batman movie would be great, more so than a Justice League one just in terms of his strengths and style. Also, which of Batman's supporting cast will show up in Superman vs. Batman? Gordon? Alfred? Anyone else? I'm looking forward to seeing what he does.
August 8, 2013 1:09 am The inside covers shows the new volumes and five volumes total, so I guess they just moved things around to insert the Baldur mini in the proper place.
August 5, 2013 5:59 pm Yeah, I think they're stretching out the run, so my guess it will be 6 volumes instead of 5 as it was originally. Plus I would also guess they will insert the Balder the Brave mini-series into its proper chronological spot rather than just throwing it in the last volume like the previous entry. I have the original ones, but I admit the re-colouring has me tempted to double-dip.
July 17, 2013 2:56 pm I remember that DC cookbook being a very popular item at my elementary school's library. It was always signed out, along with the history of Hulk Hogan kids book. I was always excited when I managed to get it. I tried to get my Mom to make the Superman burgers several times, but I don't think makes the "S" was very easy back in the days before squeeze ketchup bottles.
July 2, 2013 6:10 pm Dammit Image, I can't afford all these! Hopefully some of these suck so my decision is easy. ;) Image is definitely doing it right. And $3.50 seems more a reasonable price jump from $2.99 than $3.99 does. The latter just seems, well, greedy.
July 2, 2013 3:27 pm USPUNX, while Ennis, Ellis and Gaiman, etc. were unknown to us, they had been writing comics for a while. Vertigo's submissions guidelines back in the day was that you had to have stuff published. Now it's about bringing in "virgins" if you will. Young talent is one thing, inexperienced talent is another. And Beremejo's writing was quite, simple, if you will.
July 2, 2013 12:29 pm Vertigo was my No. 1 line of comics for the longest time, but other than Sandman, none of these really interest me. I want to like Hinterkind, but right now it looks like Fables in post-apocalyptic land (that's my first impression, that doesn't mean it will be), and the writer is just meh for me. Frankly, all the writers are meh for me, and Vertigo used to be the place to go for good writers. Lee Beremejo is an awesome artist, but still has a lot to prove on the writing front (that Batman special he wrote was not good). And of course so do the newbies. I find it interesting that I read recently that Vertigo is the place for new comic writers to cut their teeth. I remember back in its heyday Vertigo was more for writers with some establishment behind them, even if they weren't "known" names (Brian K Vaughan was a relative unknown to the public when Y came out, but he'd been writing comics for a bit by then). I think it's great to see Vertigo finally return, but right now I don't see any real "hits" coming out of this batch, and you can usually spot them. Here's hoping Collider is great, as I loved Simon Oliver's Exterminators, I just hope he can reach a wider audience with this one, as Exterminators getting cancelled was a shame (one of the few honestly, while every series has its fans, most series that get cancelled aren't real bit surprises). With Image stealing the big names, I'm not sure we'll see any classic Vertigo writers again sadly, aside from a few DC loyalists like Milligan and Azzarrello. Vertigo is definitely in a state of change, hopefully for the best.
June 17, 2013 6:26 pm Lots of good stuff this week. Uncanny Avengers (love the Claremont writing style lately) and Wonder Woman. Plus I finally get to read Brian Wood's Conan as the first TPB is out. And finally, Saga gets even more of my money with Vol. 2. BQ: I think it was Raimi's Spider-Man movies on Blu. I have the DVDs and wanted to upgrade, and saw them for $10 each, so figured why not. Those covers are horrible but I guess they didn't want to pay the rights for the movie artwork or something. PS - Conor, huzzah on buying Heat on blu. My all-time favourite movie. It is slightly different than the DVD version, as Mann went back and tinkered with it a bit (but nothing jarring, aka George Lucas style).
April 23, 2013 12:38 pm My comic store got this last week. Having a little princess myself, I can tell you this is more Jeff Brown Star Wars goodness. Definitely a must by for any Star Wars or Jeff Brown fan, as well as anyone who has a little princess themselves.