JoseRivera83

JoseRivera83

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    This issue does what a good second issue of a run SHOULD do; it picks up the threads left by…

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    Earth-2 continues to ramp up and introduce us to the alternate universe JSA. I’m used to Robinson juggling multiple plot…

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    I don’t know what to think of The Flash these days. Sometimes the stories are good, but it feels like…

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    JoseRivera83's Recent Comments
    September 22, 2014 2:12 pm There's nothing wrong with that per say, it's just as a DC guy, it's a little off putting to see so many Marvel titles get reviewed. All the books reviewed above are very good and there's a nice mix of Indy stuff, but it kind of sucks to see very little DC get any attention the past few weeks. I will say this, there are a lot of gems in the New 52 that a lot of people aren't or just flat out won't check out because it has the New 52 banner and that's a shame. Talon was a really good book that had a very Goodwin/Simonson Manhunter flavor to it. The Flash has always been exciting to read; the guys at Ifanboy have also talked about Earth-2 which has been consistently good and Superman and Action Comics have been fantastic as of late. Again, I know this is mostly my personal preferences and me wanting to see DC Comics get their due rather than see mostly Marvel and Indy comics show up on the list every week.
    September 21, 2014 12:44 pm Yea..um...what happened to Multiversity? What happened to any DC books, actually?
    March 24, 2013 6:44 pm Wow. It's been a while since there's been a majority of DC issues reviewed...trust me, I'm not complaining! :)
    December 16, 2012 1:46 pm Wow, Loeb's take on Blue Beetle looks awesome!
    November 19, 2012 1:12 am After listening to the show, these seemed to be some incredible books this week, so I can now see why it was such a tough choice to get everything in. But, I do wish DC would get a little more love. The guys cover what they can or what's still caught their interest and to be fair the books they do talk about are usually well written, but lately it seems like it comes down to the user reviews to get some DC discussion. I think that may speak more to the quality of the books more than the guys, though.
    November 18, 2012 5:42 pm Cool! You guys talked about Batman. But what about Batgirl? That was a good comic this week. The new Masters of the Universe book was pretty good. Superboy started off the H'EL on Earth story and that was decent. The new Doctor Who/Star Trek issue was worth talking about. I guess that's both the good and bad sides to having so many comics out right now...there's never enough time in the day to talk about them all.
    November 14, 2012 2:29 am There were some really good DC books that came out this week like Earth-2, Swamp Thing and Animal Man. How come they were left out of the discussion? And no, this isn't a "Why are there more Marvel books than DC!" statement, just a curious question. I'm really happy the comics discussed in this episode were from a WIDE variety of publishers, but I'm just wondering what your thoughts were on these titles. Thanks guys!
    August 6, 2012 4:37 pm How come you guys didn't talk about Earth 2?
    June 9, 2012 8:58 am I have to say, I was never a fan of the idea of the "Superstar" comic artist. Jim Lee being a prime example of why I think that label is often annoying. Now, let's not get confused here, I think Jim Lee is a good artist. You can't deny that. But really, his work has never connected with me. His art is too scratchy for my tastes. His work on Image was good, but it was never for me. He had his own little section of the comics community in Wildstorm, and I was happy with that...THEN he came to DC. Hush was a nice story but I don't see why people love it. Superman: For Tomorrow was awful. While you can certainly blame both Loeb and Azzarello for that, what really gets under my skin was how his art on the books was treated like the second coming. For a while when I saw anything Superman or Batman related, it was Lee's art. Cut to a few years later when he couldn't finish All-Star Batman and Robin due to his commitment on DC Universe Online. Cut to recently where he's named co-publisher of DC Comics and one of the men who gave us the new 52 reboot. I'll give it to Lee, he's an artist who knew how to market himself and make "Jim Lee" a brand name. And I feel bad for saying this too, because he's actually a nice guy in person. But he's never connected with me as an artist. And as for being one of the men in charge of DC...I dunno. The "superstar" artist has never been something I've enjoyed in comics the same way I've never enjoyed the "Superstar" writer like Mark Millar; sure, the name will get some people to read comics, but I'd rather buy a comic because I enjoyed the story and the art, not because of the name attached. Just because Jim Lee draws something doesn't mean I'll automatically think it's genius...Hush wasn't that good. Just because Mark Millar writes something doesn't mean I'll like it...War Heroes, anyone?
    May 6, 2012 4:55 pm After a few weeks, I was so happy to see more than a few DC books get talked about. I LOVED Earth-2. I was left wondering if these were the same Parademons from the Justice League New 52 Earth or the Earth-2 Parademons.