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Name: Jon Samuelson



I’ve got to say that this issue, while pretty good, makes me a little worried about the future of this…

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Goon, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  Wait… DO I still love thee? The Goon used…

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This isn’t really a review of this comic so much as a rant against what the Hulk has become in…

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September 1, 2013 5:07 pm Thanks, fellas. Seriously.
August 8, 2013 3:53 pm I've always kind of felt like Nick Spencer's writing was very much like the worst episodes of Lost. It was just generally confusing, didn't seem to go anywhere, and seemed to revel in confusing the reader. And these last couple of issues, with Spencer co-writing have felt a lot like that, I won't be disappointed to see him go.
June 21, 2013 8:16 am @phess1 Which is really too bad, because I'd like to support Monkey Brain titles heavily, but it can be a little frustrating. I think they've got the idea of how to do digital comics right. At least they're trying to charge a more reasonable price, unlike Marvel (charging $19.99 for the collected edition of Thor: God of Thunder issues 1-5... preposterous).
May 2, 2013 11:33 am Artistically Herobear and the Kid was one of my favorite things ever. I'm pretty stoked about this.
April 12, 2013 4:21 am What with him being the villain in the upcoming movie and all.
April 12, 2013 4:19 am Seems like a massive missed opportunity on Marvel's part that all of these aren't available on Comixology.
April 2, 2013 5:18 am That's exactly it, Gizmo. $3.99 for a print comics is already pretty tough to swallow, but $3.99 for a digital comic is something I absolutely will not do. Maybe I'll just wait for the trade, at least digital trades are reasonably priced. Though with a discount it's not really any cheaper than Amazon. Which only serves to drive home the fact that digital comics are absurdly overpriced too. The idea that the space saving nature of digital books/comics is something that customers should have to pay for is absolutely ridiculous. I really feel like the ridiculous way that ISPs are controlling the internet is at the heart of this. They act as if "internet" is some sort of limited commodity like water/oil/natural gas that we should have to pay for based on how much of it we use. It's ridiculous, they're creating an artificially limited supply so that they can charge us for access to it. If online distributors of data didn't have to pay such exorbitant fees for their usage of bandwidth then we wouldn't have to pay so much to buy their stuff. It makes me puke every time I listen to "Radiolab" or "This American Life" and hear them explain the hundreds of thousands of dollars per year they have to pay to distribute their shows online. Really? Hundreds of thousands of dollars to store a few gigabytes worth of data and allow people to access it? That's just stupid. Data caps should be abolished or the internet should be treated like a public good. Companies want more money? Fine, provide a superior product. They shouldn't be able to sit on their heels and do nothing to create a better distribution system while constantly charging more and more money for their "service".
April 1, 2013 4:29 pm I know it's a tired, old complaint, but damn it I'm sick of paying $3.99 for Marvel comics. At least I get a digital copy for free and can scrap the paper edition so as to not take up space. That shouldn't be thought of as a bonus though, that should be the default position of publishers. Buy a hard copy: get the digital for free.
April 1, 2013 11:31 am I still feel like I'm one of the VERY few people who actually liked Val's iPad notes at the end of those few issues of Fantastic Four. Also, I didn't really find East of West overly expository at all. He's got to tell us something, if he just had the 3 Horsemen digging themselves out of a hole in the ground and then wandering around it wouldn't make any sense. I can get behind not spoon feeding the audience, but I get very tired very quickly when author's just leave the audience in the dark because they can't be bothered to set up their story well. Further, while I guess it was a bit spelled out at the end, I never got the sense that the "main character's" identity was supposed to be a mystery for us, but rather that his presence in this world was supposed to come as a surprise to the world's occupants. The only thing I can ever complain about with Hickman is that sometimes it seems like the broad strokes "big idea" of the story are what is interesting to him, and as a result actual plot and characters can feel like chess pieces being manipulated around the board until they're in the position he (Hickman) wants. In particular, I felt that way about Pax Romana and The Red Wing. They were cool ideas, but it all seemed like set up to get to a point where the world was constructed enough that actual stories could be told, but that's how Hickman wanted to leave it. Not to say I didn't like them, I really did, but they did feel incomplete.
March 22, 2013 12:00 pm @USPUNX Holy crap. Crawl down off of your high horse there, son.