Name: Ben Peacock



After being relatively grounded for the first few story arcs, I love that now we’re getting some completely outrageous adventures…

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I picked this up after seeing Wossy on iFanboy last week and I went into this issue already knowing that…

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February 27, 2012 1:07 pm They're => there's
February 27, 2012 1:07 pm I don't collect and never have but you know what? Don't feel pressured into getting rid of them. It doesn't matter if you haven't looked at them in ten years or more. Who does it hurt if they're sitting upstairs in your office? Are you moving soon? Are you struggling for space? It seems like they're an anti-collecting zeitgeist as digital comics start to gain traction and there doesn't need to be. Embracing the new doesn't have to mean throwing away the old.
January 25, 2011 7:25 am May '91... Not bad :)

Flash #300. 25th anniversary special!
Jonah Hex had just gone past #50 for the first time... Jonah Hex #51.
January 20, 2011 2:22 pm @josh : I did! I'm definitely coming back next issue.

This issue undoubtedly reads differently if you've read the rest of the arc and more Hellblazer in general, but there's enough hooks here for even a new reader to get into. (Caveat: I'm not entirely a new reader, I've read bits here and there so already knew the feel of Hellblazer if not the specifics dealt with here.)
January 20, 2011 9:13 am Hahaha, brilliant... after months of hearing Josh say that you can jump on anywhere with Hellblazer I finally picked up an issue. This one. And this week, Josh says this isn't a great place to start. Oh well!
November 4, 2010 2:21 pm

Oh wow... so many memories. I used to roleplay on IRC for years until the games I played in gradually died out. A few failed attempts to find a new game to play have ensued, but I've never come across a group quite like that first.

I really would like to do this again... I might have to browse that directory.

Thanks for the memories, Molly! 

August 4, 2010 5:26 pm

You might put up with it if you have an investment in the characters, but newer viewers (read: those who haven't read the books) would be less likely to do so if they don't Get It right away. I love Powers and could put up with lower budgets for a good character driven story, but for every one of me who can fill in the blanks there are plenty more who would not.

 To use the examples of The Shield and Nip/Tuck, those are shows that could get away with bringing the characters first because of the familiarity of their settings. Powers isn't like those shows.

 I'm not from the States so I'll state me ignorance here: The shows I've seen from FX that have come over here (the UK) have been pretty shoddy at best. I'd rather see Powers taken up by HBO or ABC but that's just from what I've seen (If HBO gave Powers the same lee-way they gave Carnivale before they had to wrap that up I'd be a happy man).

 I may have kind of lost my point but what I really meant here was: I love Powers and I want to see it on screen. I don't necessarily think it needs a big budget but it's one of those properties that could go So Wrong if it it doesn't look right. Looking right doesn't necessarily mean big budget though.

 And now I'm talking in circles. 

April 13, 2010 4:06 am Hi, I'm Hope (sort of).

I started reading comics about a year and a half ago after meeting a girl who reads comics. When I was younger I'd read some 2000AD and a few manga but I'd never followed anything else from the west. So when I came to comics recently it was with almost completely virgin eyes. My first step was a recommendation from this girl. She recommended Y: The Last Man as a finite story and I read it and loved it. After saying I didn't like superhero comics, she recommended The Authority. I read that and loved it too.

Ironically, though, my real "in" to reading current stuff was through a means I'm sure the comics industry won't like. I'll admit it, I downloaded scans... complete runs on Torrents and catch up issues of series I was interested in. After I established what I liked, without the pain of spending money catching up on decades of comics in back issues or trades only to learn I don't like what I bought, I naturally started buying. I have a pull list at my LCS and every two or three weeks I go down there and collect my comics.

At the same time, I'm also buying other older series in trade and my shelf is groaning under the weight of Preacher, Powers, Scalped, Y: The Last Man, Fables, Nova, and I'm adding more all the time (I average three TPBs each time I visit).

I'm not endorsing comic book piracy, don't get me wrong. But scans gave me the opportunity to find out what I really like and what I want to support and I ALWAYS buy what I downloaded if I can find it, I just haven't found all of it yet. Scans, though, gave me a chance to get into reading comics that I wouldn't have had otherwise and without those pirated scans the comics industry wouldn't have me as a regular reader at all because as, as has been said, it's a baffling world out there and I wouldn't have known where the eff to start.

So yes, I'm Hope. I'm just not Hope in the way the comics industry would have wanted it. Maybe I would have been, though, if they'd made it easier!
August 19, 2009 8:30 am

If this is covered by the screencast then apologies, but I'm not at home until the weekend and can't view the video until then.

 Is Longbox going to be US-only or will I be able to use, buy and download without restriction in the UK? PLEASE be international!!

April 19, 2009 10:22 am

I second? third? the previous suggestions to have a look at The Authority.

 Also, although I'm fairly new to iFanboy I don't hear much about the 2000AD stuff from you guys. Have a look at Nikolai Dante and Strontium Dog. For Strongium Dog, try starting at the Wagner revival... 'The Kreeler Conspiracy'. For Dante, start with 'The Romanov Dynasty'.