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February 10, 2009 1:15 am Sonia strikes me as one of those people who has over-the-top hatred for everything mainstream because somehow she was rejected by the mainstream in her own life somewhere along the line.  Simply put, she's the type of person who really wants to be accepted by the masses, but because she's rejected (for whatever reason), she opts to reject out of hand things that are made for mass consumption.  What the hell is she expecting from a Spider-Man comic book?  Proust?  That sort of contrived criticism ultimately feels really predictable to me.  I would stear clear of her next time there's an absence as I don't think she brings a whole lot to the show. 
September 22, 2008 9:40 pm Good episode.  I had no idea that Sharon Osbourne liked comics. 
July 10, 2008 7:49 pm I feel like the impact you get in thse stories is a one-dimensional type, a sort of trick where anti-hero Hex does something surprising or at least anti-heroic.  When I say I want more emotional impact, I'm speaking of depth of character and a more prologned sense of the character and what makes him tick.  The only way to really make that happen (it seems to me) is to give the supporting characters a chance to develop and interact.  This didn't happen in this particular issue.
July 9, 2008 2:51 pm I understand that JH is generally a one-shot comic, little vignettes in the life of its title character, but why not serialize things a bit for the sake of deepening the characters and giving us a bit more emotional impact.  As it stands, this sort of thing feels like a mere glimpse into something that could be truly compelling if given the time to develop. 
April 15, 2008 4:55 pm I found this issue to be downright confusing.  Each time I'd get into the story, there'd be some lengthy expositional moment to disrupt things.  I know that the time travel stuff is tricky, but overall, I felt like that writer failed to structure the story in any sort of accessible way.  I haven't been reading BG for that long, so I need to be spoon-fed information at times, but even so, this one seemed likely to tax even the most seasoned BG fans.  Next time, keep it simple, Geoff, and remember that too many twists and turns and too much explaining in a 22 book just makes for a less than compelling experience. 
April 4, 2008 2:30 pm

I liked the first issue of KICK-ASS pretty well.  But this new issue leaves me feeling a bit melencholy.  I'm not sad at what's happening on the pages.  No, truth be told, I'm sad because the book is so dreary and serious in tone that it leaves me bummed out that it's not better. I want to like this character, but he's so stubborn that I feel annoyed by him when I should feel sympathy.  The art is solid, but this book needs more substance and less generic doom and gloom.

April 4, 2008 12:21 am Great interview, fellas.  Nice to hear Cooke be so candid about the way the industry works.  Looking forward to that Jonah Hex issue he was talking about.
April 4, 2008 12:17 am Issue was a bit "inside baseball" for those not too familiar with things in this universe.  I actually had to listen to Conor on the 'cast to really understand what was going on.  I liked it, but things were a bti confusing at times.  Lots of style though.  Morrison is the tops.
April 4, 2008 12:13 am Great mini, guys.  I listened right after reading Secret Invasion 1 and found your thoughts most insightful.  I too am stoked to read the next issue,...
April 4, 2008 12:12 am Late books and incomplete series' are just part of comics.  Let's face it. Let's all stop the bellyaching and move on...