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Name: michael neal

Bio: Comics: not just reading material.



The reasons for the Eisner status of this book are beginning to dawn on me. I hope the iFanboys give…

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I’ve been a fan of Robinson’s Superman but I found this issue annoying at best. It’s basically five short stories,…

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Frontline should be dead as a concept, mini-series, whatever you want to call it. The last two, that revolved around…

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CleophusWayne's Recent Comments
April 8, 2012 5:40 am Best art I saw in a book this week. Great storytelling. Loved the panel where Miles's uncle is scared running from The Scorpion.
March 22, 2012 7:53 pm Ooof does that look good. That looks really good.
March 19, 2012 12:02 pm Yeah, when I saw her pic I was like "It's the jazz guy's girlfriend!" She's a pretty accomplished stage actress but you get no idea of her acting skills from Treme. "Girlfriend" characters are usually not that robust. Certainly not as robust as "sword wielding zombie killer." Such a pivotal new character to the show, I'm sure she'll nail it. She can start by beheading T-dog. I can't think of a more underused character in television. 2 season's and his only role on the show was to accentuate Merle's racism.
June 15, 2011 11:27 pm So so funny. The Onion always nails the zeitgeist.
May 6, 2011 9:56 pm Loved the movie, especially the performances of Hiddleston and Elba as Loki and Heimdall. Two moments that stick out to me were the look on Loki's face as he watches Odin admonish Thor in Act 1 and the whole scene where Heimdall calls upon Lady Sith and the Warrior's Three to the rainbow bridge to have them retrieve Thor.

Also, I loved Kat Dennings and I thought her and Skarsgard and Portman made a really fun team.

Also also, the Asgard design and explanation of magic-science and the tree of life worked masterfully. I loved the view of a waterfall flowing into space near the end as Heimdall and Thor stood at the edge of the bridge.
March 25, 2011 1:28 pm Smacks of Last Samurai
February 3, 2011 8:11 pm The Daily Beast review of the script really nailed it for me. Feminist icon superhero reduced to tacky pop song placement, ice cream sleepovers, and crying over her ex-boyfriend? If it's going to be as bad as this sounds I hope it does make it to air.

October 18, 2010 8:50 pm

"what would a police duck say to a suicidal bear?"

I've seen worse stereotypical portrayals of people who read comic books. Everything else about the scene looked normal to me. The shop pretty much looks like the shop (I live a block away), and a guy wearing a Captain America shirt is hardly flamboyant.

Kate Miccuci in elfan ears was a bit much, but that offended me more on a comedic level than on one based on media stereotypes. And that shop is almost bulletproof from base portrayals just due to the fact it looks so great.

October 4, 2010 6:40 pm

He makes perfect sense. I'm just not a fan. Very stylized filmmaker but his storytelling leaves me feeling empty. I am curious to see how he constructs a comic book story without using direct source material. I've only seen his movies 300 and Watchmen and they were both so faithful to the source material it became uninteresting.

 Brubaker talks about this in his last Word Balloon, which is excellent by the way.