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Name: Mark Bartlett

Bio: I'm 26 and I work in a record store in the south-east of England. I love comics and music pretty much above everything. I am a full-on Marvel Zombie. My favourite comics are New Avengers, Echo, Young Liars, Amazing Spider-man, Walking Dead, Fear Agent, Scott Pilgrim, Ghost Rider, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine.My favourite ever runs are: Grant Morrissons New X-Men (Sorry Ron), Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle on Detective Comics, JM Demattis and Sal Buscema on Spectacular Spider-man, Jeff Smith's Bone and Secret Wars!My favourite artist right now is Marcos Martin due to his astounding Spider-man 3-parter he did with Dan Slott.


This is my very first review for ifanboy! I feel compelled to express enormous love for Mark Millar’s and Tommy…

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September 21, 2012 2:57 pm Saw it last week, it was awesome. The 3d was effective, the tone was bang-on and the simple premise really worked in the movies favor. As far the 'the raid' comparisons go.... Dredd has featured 'block war' type storylines many times before. It felt (to me least) like an incredibly enjoyable blend of both robocop and die hard. The 2nd most amount of fun at the movies this year behind avengers. Definitely the years happiest surprise
July 4, 2012 2:52 am Finally a sensible perspective. Why do 90 percent of the people on this forum hate comics so much? These are great creators and I'll likely buy all of them. Marvel has far more quality titles than DC right now with or without a reboot.
April 19, 2012 5:11 am Did this remind ANYBODY of a bugs life or am I going crazy?
December 20, 2011 3:24 am It doesn't offend me at all. The point I'm really trying to make is either you should be able to say whatever you like, or the peeps in charge should just ban repeatedly cynical users. One or the other. Writing an article imploring users to stop being themselves was never going to work.
December 20, 2011 1:10 am I'm just going to call it how I see it here. I've been visiting the site for several years now, after a little thought I've realised that's because this is an enthusiastic community of people who love comics. Bleeding cool is great for news but the forums are really ugly places to hang out. 90% of the time the comments in ifanboys threads enrich my reading experiance through recommendations or some other helpful insight. I'm going to say that during my time visiting the site the two people who have spoilt my enjoyment of the site are Edward and The Next Champion. I don't need to provide examples here do I? To The Next Champion's credit he's been trying harder recently from what I've seen to get into the community spirit. My overall point is.... either people are free to say whatever they like and we put up with it (well meaning articles like this have got no hope of changing this), or we collectively decide that voting with our wallets speaks louder than celebrating the failures of individual books and creative teams in the posts and ban repeated snarky users. I know Josh, Ron and Conor have expressed some regret over how fear itself was reviewed on the site, I would say that if a book sucks, don't talk about. If you're got nothing to say about the biggest event comic on the shelves we'll quickly realise you don't think it's worth discussing. If it is worth talking about then we should all aim for a higher level of criticism than 'meh' or 'this sucks'. My overall point is articles like this shouldn't need to exist if we all know what this community is supposed to be. Just toss out the bad eggs so we can read articles about comics instead of behavioural guides.
October 26, 2011 3:17 am This could be great, is it just me or did anyone feel that 'drive' captured the spirit of criminal pretty well and was as close to 'criminal: the movie' I'd seen up until this point.
September 27, 2011 3:54 pm I'll say it because nobody else is..... Hasn't Jeph Loeb written plenty of awesome comics over the years? Everybody seems to judge him solely on his ultimate universe work. Hulk was a Blast from start to finish, his cable run was great as he's written some of the my favourite ever batman stories. The civil war cap funeral issues were terrific also. When I think of Jeph Loeb I think of an accessible and versatile writer who is particularly great at playing to his artists strengths, and his books well great for that reason. Jeph and Ed on a nova book to me is like a promise of huge scale fun sci-fi. Ed mcguiness drawing thanos and galactus? Yes please.
August 2, 2011 2:12 pm @nightwalker. FYI I agree we've been mis-sold this whole event. I was expecting an event with some meat on it's bones. I really think marvel could use something akin to 'identity crisis'. I think it's time to give Rick Remender a shot at an event. He understands the whole big picture of the MU and I'm sure he could bring a focussed and entertaining story to the table.
August 2, 2011 1:41 pm @nightwalker, let's pepper some positivity on all the negative trash-talk. What isn't terrible? If fractions letting us down where can we go instead to get a big satisfying summer comicbook epic?
August 1, 2011 5:26 pm @nightwalker. I read about plenty of books I'm unfamiliar with. The difference here being, you tried a trade and several issues, decided it wasn't for you but still read and comment about it. I recommend you give it another go!