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    June 29, 2012 9:31 am I agree with Paul. Had it just been the Medusa head, Talia and Batman it would've been a fantastic cover, but everything beneath them looks almost as though it was put there by committee.
    June 26, 2012 10:31 am And shame on Geoff Johns for allowing circumstances where 'grounded' and 'Shazam' can be used in the same sentence. Sometimes it's perfectly okay to have talking tigers, big toy robots and colorful cave-men in horned helmets play a central role in a book. With the JSA book being set on it's own Earth, I don't see what was stopping them from taking the same approach with a more bombastic Shazam title.
    June 26, 2012 10:26 am I'm not sure that Captain Marvel can be called a 'Superman homage'. While Superman definitely appeared on the stands before Captain Marvel and the 'Shazam' book was only commissioned and published due to the success that National Comics was having at the time, there's been a lot of debate over which idea actually came first.
    May 16, 2012 11:36 am Chris, I think you've put 'Jack Kirby' instead of 'Stan Lee' in the opening by accident. Other than that: great article.
    May 4, 2012 12:31 pm 'The Fury abides, man.' I can only imagine that it takes a lot to make an old man sitting in his bath robe and tartan slippers look like a complete bad-ass, but Parlov makes it look easy.
    April 24, 2012 10:17 am Ahem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_%28comics%29
    March 23, 2012 9:57 am I know Ales Kot's the writer, but there's definitely a Morrison-esque quality to the dialogue.
    March 23, 2012 9:56 am I smell a Grant Morrison script.
    February 23, 2012 1:25 pm You're right to teach your son to embrace what he's passionate for, I'm just saying that we need to be careful about the way we're embracing the term 'geek'. Just because subculture is in now doesn't mean that the fashion won't change, people proudly identifying themselves as "geeks" now could potentially be walking right into a life of alienation later. And you're definitely right about acceptance and tolerance, but unfortunately a lot of people aren't as considerate as you clearly are.
    February 23, 2012 12:32 pm I agree with everything you say Molly. I received similar eyebrow-raising treatment at a local comicbook store when I pointed another customer to 'Kraven's Last Hunt' after he asked the clerk about a specific Spider-Man arc he couldn't remember the name of, because, according to the clerk, '[I] don't look the type'. On the other hand, I have problems with using the term 'geek' in any context. At the end of the day I still see 'geek' as a pejorative term, which has always been used as a means to classify and thereby alienate anybody, guy or girl, from what is considered the cultural "norm".