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Name: James Seals



Through no fault of his own, I have never much cared for Reginald Hudlin as a writer. Back in 2005,…

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Didn’t think there was another reason to hate CABLE? Well, here comes writer Duane Swierczynski to prove you wrong. Unfortunately,…

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“Spock Begins” continues, accomplishing little else; much to the series’ detriment. This issue continues where issue one ended with Spock’s…

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November 23, 2011 1:07 pm This was one of my first X-Men comics and remains today one of my favorites. Totally going to pull it from the long box and give it a read when I get home. Thanks, Ron! -J.
August 31, 2011 5:09 pm A part of me wishes this issue would have come out this week. That would have been fun. -J.
August 31, 2011 3:58 pm You sold us all out, sir. (Kidding.) -J.
August 31, 2011 3:53 pm Just read the issue digitally during my lunch break. It was good. Your mileage may vary, truth be told. I was expecting something a tad more epic. I agree with the comment that it was low key, by nature. But that's not exactly what I look for when I pick open a Jim Lee issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE. -J.
August 4, 2011 10:06 am I believe there was a FANTASTIC FOUR issue where Peter Parker and Jimmy Olsen was one upping each on a splash page. I think it was during Loeb's run.

I always loved these as a kid. It's sad we don't see them anymore. Well... except for those two cops that keep recurring all over the place. What's with those guys?

August 3, 2011 6:16 pm Superman would be disappointed in all of us, I fear.

August 3, 2011 12:45 pm Perry White NEEDS power and presence to sell modern-day film audiences that Superman, the Man of Tomorrow, would actually WANT to spend his time working for an organization that is currently in a state of decline and has been for quite some time now.

Laurence Fishburne has THAT power, THAT presence.

July 30, 2011 10:50 am I saw this last night, and all I kept thinking was, "Blast these aliens. Get the hell off my western."

Having said that, I did like it. It was rather predictable in terms of setting up elements, and what the inevitable pay off would be. For instance, the kid and the knife, or Sam Rockwell and his inability to shoot, etc.

In the end, it was a simple story done well, and sometimes that's enough.

July 28, 2011 6:03 pm Creator chacter ownership is a complicated issue. Made all the more so thanks in no small part to the on-going monthly format. 

We could argue all night long as to who created Batman. Was it Bob Kane for the initial spark of inspiration or Bill Finger for fleshing out his world and character? A good case can be made for either, if we were being perfectly honest. In addition, it is also (speaking in relative terms now) a rather new, 20th century construct as art has been turned into capital; hence why these cases like this one and the never ending legal battle over Superman are currently being waged.

Having said that, however, I do believe in fair play and that creators should be credited for their work, and rewarded accordingly if applicable. Much like Neal Adams was for the use of Ra's al Ghul in BATMAN BEGINS.

July 11, 2011 12:17 pm

And this right here is why I love iFanboy: Agreeing to disagree all the while engaging in a dialogue as to what our own individual tastes are without launching into a diatribe. 

Having said that, I am much more partial to FLASHPOINT than FEAR ITSELF. Having read issues #2 and #3 respectively back-to-back this weekend, the former is much more compelling to me as a reader than the malaise that seems to encapsulate the latter.

But those are my two cents. You may want your change back.

Great article, Jim.