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Name: Michael Tompkins


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June 19, 2013 9:16 am Black Mask has really been doing it for me with Occupy Comics and now Liberator. When I saw the solicit I was kind of skeptical but also intrigued - I wondered if this particular kind of hero story could be told without being preachy and they've totally nailed it. This is a really really good comic book so far. Will be interested to see where it goes.
May 22, 2013 10:48 pm This was cool - I'm really enjoying the Black Mask books so far - looking forward to the rest.
May 8, 2013 9:02 am I had my doubts about this - thought "oh great, another celebrity comic book" but it was actually really good. I'm in for the rest of 'em.
August 10, 2012 9:53 am I bought It Girl simply because of the text "Does Wearing Fur Make You A Villain?" Because yes, it really does.
June 5, 2012 10:35 am I enjoyed issue 1 and love the new costumes. In one of the more absurd moments of my comic fandom, I was accused of censorship for supporting DC's move to get rid of Power Girl's "boob window." Who knew it was such a contentious issue...?
June 5, 2012 10:32 am I'm with you on the pacing. I dropped Swamp Thing after 5 issues, but am going to give it another go with this one - Francavilla doing the art sells this issue for me, hopefully the story sells me on the series again.
June 5, 2012 10:30 am Not even halfway through, this is losing its appeal for me. Like with Fear Itself, I feel this event may be drawn out a tad too long.
June 5, 2012 8:48 am And that's the thing, really, which disappointed me with the Annual: If Snyder's going to change things up which is certainly expected in the new52 (though he told his Twitter followers over and over that the world of Batman would remain unchanged), why not make a better story of it - or at least a new take that's the old story's equal? In my mind the new origin of Freeze is far from equal to the old. Mr. Freeze was a sympathetic psychopath and now he's kind of, in my perception, a James Jr. analogue with ice powers. Listen, as far as the original commenter goes that I was responding to, I felt it was implied pretty heavily - they never said "too stupid to get it" but when we're talking about a ridiculously simple concept as this DC universe reboot and someone says, in essence, 'anyone who doesn't like the changes just doesn't understand the concept' that's what I get from it: they're calling me stupid and unable to grasp a simple concept. Trust me, consafo80, I understand the concept of the new52 very well - I just didn't like this story. And that's OK.
June 4, 2012 12:54 pm But yes, I misspoke when I said "original origin" - kudos to both of you for nailing me on that. A+ Again, I meant the origin considered official until the relaunch. Where Nora's Freeze's wife.
June 4, 2012 12:49 pm @Conor Fair point - I meant the origin that was considered official until the reboot. @Ken I thought I was clear with my responses (and I apologize if I wasn't) that I was upset (not outraged - yikes) at being classified as someone too stupid to understand the new52 concept just because I didn't like this new origin. Further, I thought my intention was clear (again, apologies if I wasn't) when bringing up that he was a new reader. I only meant to bring up the "how can you possibly generalize in this way anyone who doesn't like the new origin story when you're a new reader and likely don't understand why people would find connection with Freeze's old origin story." And, "outrage" is a really strong word and not representative at all of how my post was intended to come across.