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Name: Matt Smith

Bio: People say that saying things does nothing, and yet I say this and you know so much... See what I did by saying? I rest my case.



I love Superman. Recently, I came to that realization in a big, bad way. I love him. Unequivocatively. I mean,…

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Full discretion up front. I love Joss Whedon. I love Brian K. Vaughan. I love Runaways. I’ve loved the book…

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I freakin love this book. Before I elaborate on that point, I’d like to say, first and foremost, that I…

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February 14, 2011 4:07 pm If the iFanboy ever wanted to spend five hours talking about Star Wars, I would listen to it and love it.
February 7, 2011 6:09 pm I live in San Diego and managed to score tickets for me and my girlfriend. I've been going to Comic-Con every year for the past... gosh, must be eight years (although I know for a fact I missed on in there) and I'm gonna be honest. After the nightmare that was four different ticket purchase attempts and the fact that four day passes sold out in less than six hours (and that's even with all the page refresh errors) I think I'm done. Or, at least, I'm not going next year.

It's sad, really. It's great for the community and the local economy, but... I think you're right in that it's just not about what it used to be about. I've long been a "I don't care how big it is" proponent... but.... I dunno. I just think that this is the straw that tells me that Comic-Con just isn't what it used to be even five years ago. It's become so commercial and big beyond what big in comics even conceivably is (selling out a show that holds 150,000 people when there's probably about that many comic readers gives you an indication).

I remember how into it I was when I first started going (it's how I first got into comics) and now it's just... I dunno. I was very down all during last year's show and... I'm just having a hard time dealing with it. So I guess I'm going to make this year the best it can be. I hope for the best.
December 4, 2010 3:55 pm I think my problem with this is that everything in this arc has been filler/leadup to this. I still have no idea what Spike is doing or why we're here. This will probably read quite good in trade, but.... Yeah.

Worst part? I'm still going to do season nine.

And the death in this issue was kind of a big deal.
December 3, 2010 5:15 pm Probably Unwritten #17 (the choose your own adventure issue), Daytripper #8 (the wife issue in which Bras does not appear), Scalped #42 (the end of the most recent arc about the baby featuring that sequence with Dash/Gina), Ultimate Comics Spider-man #13 (Chameleon continues to ruin Peter's life...), or any issue of Chew from the most recent arc (because my god).
August 16, 2010 4:32 pm

I'm sure a lot of people jumped to trades as it's been very not montly for... years, I guess?

On the bright side, very looking forward to this a lot. And now that BKV's done with this, he's doing more comics (or so I hear...)

August 4, 2010 3:35 pm

@Conor Fair point, but do you think said people are actively turning the show off because of budget limitations? Like, turning off and not coming back? I wouldn't thinka budget would necessarily make or break a show. I mean, I'm sure there are people for whom that's true, but there are probably other things they're considering.

I guess that'd be most like dropping an entire show because one character is annoying. It's the sort of thing people would complain about, but also put up with.

August 4, 2010 2:45 pm

My question is do people REALLY care so long as the stories are really good? I mean, yeah. Good effects go a long way. But who cares so long as the story is captivating and engaging and thrilling? Modern special effects are good enough that people can go with them, especially on a TV budget. Even the cheap stuff still looks better than most things produced just five years ago.

Heroes had whole other things to worry about. It was a lot about a HUGE cast of principles and filming on a schedule that was longer than most average shows on television. That level of budget looseness wouldn't fly on F/X.

April 13, 2010 11:24 am I pulled this so fast. I didn't even have to think about this. Even if it's awful, I just HAVE TO KNOW!
March 19, 2010 1:05 pm I would buy this book. And all of its variant covers.