Goaler31

Name: Ben Peirce

Bio: Comics fan and co-host of Ben & Josh's Near Mint Comic Show - online at nearmintcomicshow.com

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    This issue suffered a little bit from being part 4 in an 8 part story. It was full of action…

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    I’m not a ranter.  I’m really not.  I generally LIKE the comics I read and have never felt the need…

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    I was psyched to hear you guys talk about the last part of this story because Brand New Day has…

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    November 23, 2010 9:27 am Wait ... and what about the greatest of all comic book couples - Walter & Louise Simonson!
    November 23, 2010 9:26 am Mike Choi & Sonia Oback
    August 31, 2010 11:52 am

    Great - I love having the next 3-6 months of Batman stories and the resolution of 3 different series which are already pre-ordered spoiled for me! 

    Man, I understand the need to publicize and promote, but just once I'd like to see this stuff play out for me in the actual books i'm reading, instead of in the pages of Previews!

    July 21, 2010 3:13 pm Hear what JHWIII has to say about the upcoming series ... Podcast interview here: http://nearmintcomicshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/episode-024-near-minterview-w-j-h-williams-iii/
    May 12, 2010 11:02 am

    Ruwan - I'm sorry, I KNOW how much work goes into something like this (I do animation work myself and teach a college class in After Effects).  My 'half-3D-half-badly-animated" comment was regretably snarky.  But here's where I stand by my comment... I truly believe there is a place for "Motion Comics" and this just ISN'T one.  There is so much going on in this, including a fully-rendered 3D Iron Man, that it's lost all sense of being, or ever having been, a comic book.  It crosses so far over the line into animation that all sense of comic book storytelling (i.e. presenting the reader with limited imagry and WORDS and allowing them connect them to build the action). At the same time, it doesn't go far ENOUGH to be considered a full-blow cartoon.  This is nicely animated, but it's not Disney by any stretch.  

    Josh - whether or not it's "better-looking" than Watchmen depends largely on whether or not you prefer Adi Granov to Dave Gibbons.  But as far as the animation style goes, yes there's more motion, yes there's more voices, and all of this is good if you're looking for a good cartoon but that's not what I want.  I want a Motion Comic and I think the Watchmen execution proves that such a thing can exist.  This just proves that comic stories can make good cartoons, which we already know.  

    I LOVE audiobooks because they present the original material in a different way but one that preserves the original intent.  This is what I want to see in a MOTION COMIC.  There is plenty of room for animated adaptations of comic books, but I believe there is a place for real motion comics as well and that means being able to distinguish between the two.

    May 11, 2010 3:50 pm What about this makes it a "COMIC"?  Is it because there's superheroes in it?  Someone tell these guys that comics are a medium and not a genre.  I guess "Check out the new Iron Man: Extremis, half-3D-half-badly-animated-50's-reject-cartoon." doesn't exactly roll off the tounge.  I actually LIKE the idea of motion comics.  I thought the Watchmen one was boss!  But this is in NO WAY a comic.  It is a bad cartoon with swipes from the comic.  NOT where we should be headed in the digital space.
    February 17, 2010 10:48 am If you're enjoying Joe the Barbarian, check out the in-depth interview we did with Sean on the Near Mint Comic Show. It's a great conversation with lots of insight on the series and Sean's creative process.

    Check it out at: http://www.nearmintcomicshow.com
    February 17, 2010 10:48 am If you're enjoying Joe the Barbarian, check out the in-depth interview we did with Sean on the Near Mint Comic Show. It's a great conversation with lots of insight on the series and Sean's creative process.

    Check it out at: http://www.nearmintcomicshow.com
    February 17, 2010 10:47 am If you're enjoying Joe the Barbarian, check out the in-depth interview we did with Sean on the Near Mint Comic Show. It's a great conversation with lots of insight on the series and Sean's creative process.

    Check it out at: http://www.nearmintcomicshow.com
    February 17, 2010 10:47 am If you're enjoying the new Vertigo series, Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy, check out the in-depth interview we did with Sean on the Near Mint Comic Show. It's a great conversation with lots of insight on the series and Sean's creative process.

    Check it out at: http://www.nearmintcomicshow.com