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    January 10, 2013 11:58 am Jim Aparo is the artist I most associate Batman with in my mind's eye. He logged in so many pages in so many titles year after year for over three decades. Aparo did countless Brave & the Bold team ups, issues of Detective and the main title and was the artist on Batman & the Outsiders. Aparo also was the penciler for some great arcs like the KGBeast storyline and Death in the Family. I'm a big fan of Neal Adams, Irv Novick and Don Newton but Jim Aparo was the definitive Batman artist for me growing up.
    August 31, 2011 10:09 pm Midtown Comics in Times Square is actually my LCS (I've been going there for over 15 years) and I so wanted to attend but I had to get up at 4 AM for work. Just wanted to say that I'm sure the pizza idea was Tommy and Jerry's (who own the store) - these guys are a class act. Sure, some of the workers there could be a little friendlier (but let's face it: have you ever been to a comic shop where you didn't want to punch at least one of the employees?) but they always have the best events and signings - continued success! As for the New 52? I'm very excited. I've subscribed to 20 titles and I'm looking forward to checking some others out in trade down the line.
    June 29, 2011 8:41 pm With an avatar name of "CarterHall" you all must know that I was ecstatic to hear there'd be a new Hawkman series....and then I saw the creative team. SIGH. I'm not gonna badmouth the creators - I'm sure they're cool people; I just don't really enjoy their work. Tony Daniel's Batman is always hit or miss with me (I dislike more issues than I actually like) and I just can't get into Philip Tan's art. I'm going to give the first three issues a try anyway to be fair (because with an avatar name of "CarterHall"...) but I'm really not expecting much. Hope to be pleasantly surprised.
    June 29, 2011 2:46 am I could have sworn that I heard somewhere before that although Nick Spencer was going Marvel exclusive, he had an option in his contract about being able to continue Thunder Agents. Thanks for clearing that up Player1!
    I'm going to miss Secret Six and Red Robin the most. I truly hope that Marcus To from Red Robin fame finds a new title to work on at DC (he would be a perfect fit for a Legion or Teen Titans book or even as a fill in for Jim Lee on Justice League because we all know that Mr. Lee is gonna have some deadline problems)- his artwork is clean, detailed and always on time. Really, really hope he doesn't wind up at Marvel!
    As for Jonah Hex? I'm not worried; he was introduced way back when in All Star Western and is currently DC's ONLY Western character that non comics fans have heard of (even though the movie was awful).
    June 20, 2011 2:28 am @Bigblue: Hey, this is my first post (Hello Everyone!). I saw the movie last night and I agree with everything Bigblue says about it. Geoff Johns' version of Hal and the Corps has been my favorite interpretation of the characters since I've been reading comics (and we're talking over 30 years of comic reading). The movie was so spot on to a lot of the beats that have been shown in recent stories that I can't see how any DC/GL fan could have NOT liked this movie! As moviegoers, a lot of us have just become too spoiled and jaded when it comes to comic book films. I remember a time when we were lucky to get a film based on a comic/cartoon character every 5 or 6 years and then HOPE that the characters were PARTIALLY true to the source material! Think about it: back in the day, you would only see "big name" characters like Superman, Batman etc. on the big screen. Nowadays, we are living in the best of times for comics to live action/animation interpretations. The fact that there have been five X-Men movies should be testament enough that we are experiencing a true renaissance. I didn't like Hector Hammond and Carol Ferris either....but then again, I don't like those characters in the comics either! This movie (in my opinion) is one of the best comics to films I've seen when it comes to staying true to the source material. I really think some of the haters need to lighten up. I can't wait for Green Lantern II - the Sinestro Corps War!
    June 20, 2011 2:56 am I think DC is very brave for putting out more than just one or two non-standard superhero books. This batch of titles reminds me a lot of what was on the stands in the 70s; maybe those phone book sized Showcase trades featuring the lesser known characters have been selling better than I thought. There's no way I'm going to be able to afford everything I want but it's great to see such a diverse group of titles to choose from. Marvel should take notice (along with lowering their prices...but alas, that's a discussion for another day)...