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    December 17, 2012 7:18 am @stevetwo - yeah, I feel your pain. I also had a big box of nice Bronze Age comics that my comic shop had zero interest in (some were even 100 page Super Spectaculars) I sold some on ebay, but like Grandturk said, the time and effort really ate into the money I got into ebay, so I ended up taking them to the Epworth's Children's Home. With modern comics, taking them to the Children's home is trickier. Back when the comics code was enforced, it was a no brainer, but now, you have to flip through each and every comic to make sure there is nothing that's gonna get you in trouble with the people that run the home. I, personally, don't think much of anything in modern comics from the big two would be any different than what kids see in movies and video games, but still, you don't want to open yourself up to getting a knock on the door from the authorities because you gave a kid a issue of Spider-man that had something a bit risque. As to the original posters comment about the John's JSA - yeah, I sort of feel that was just a bit too jammed with unrecognizable spandexed clad characters to appeal to people at a Starbucks. You would have been better with Fear Agent or Hellboy.
    December 11, 2012 6:45 am I jumped on with the start of this arc and have been loving it! Can't wait to see where this goes.
    December 10, 2012 6:51 am Not sure I understand the wisdom of creating yet another version of Hyperion. Why not just create a new Superman analogue altogether?
    December 4, 2012 7:32 am I was all about this series when it first started up, but with every issue, I've found myself getting less and less enthused. From the utili-kilt wearing Solomon Grundy to Green Lantern's transcendental solution in the last issue, I'm not seeing anything that encourages me to keep coming back.
    November 29, 2012 10:05 am I completely agree - best storytelling in all of the comics out this week.
    November 15, 2012 7:17 am About the lights thing - Joker was using a sort of strobe EMP Generator to turn of the lights, which probably (I say probably because no such thing really exists) would disrupt the Flashlights as well. But to your point about how he was so easily able to kill all the cops in the precinct: I'm guessing he sprayed them with some toxin to disable them, then broke their necks. If you read the scene purely as Joker uses darkness as his advantage to kill a bunch of people, then it still works. The artistic flourish of Neck Snapping is a bit heavy handed (which is what I think your real criticism is, and I agree.)
    November 2, 2012 7:17 am As business decisions go, I'm not sure why Marvel would give Fraction another Team book. Didn't they just cancel the Defenders? And does anyone even remember The Order? I don't think he's really cut out to write books with multiple heroes. Fear Itself was god awful. I'd be surprised if this book lasts a year. More than anything, this cover makes me wish Marvel was still publishing X-Statics!
    August 22, 2012 7:13 am This book has been great since Lemire took over. Can't wait for this issue.
    June 19, 2012 5:57 am Toyetic comics seem to the new trend. I wrote a blog about it wherein I point the blame at the static nature of comics continuity. The short version is this: Because nothing can really change in Spider-man and Superman, it's easier to give the appearance of change by giving the characters new bling. So that's why we get the Pheonix Force 5 in a book that is otherwise just sort of running in place. http://flashbackuniverse.blogspot.com/2012/06/are-comics-becoming-toyetic.html
    June 14, 2012 7:03 am I'm glad you pointed that out! I remember the character from World's Finest and always wondered if he might not make a return. I always chuckle when I meet comic fans who think comic history begins around the same time Soundgarden made BadMotoFinger. :D