Name: Jose Rivera


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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
    February 5, 2012 4:53 pm It figures, just as I got into these books, too. It's sad to hear both books are going to end, but then again if we all are having this reaction, then that's a great sign. It lets Waid know that we loved his books. For those who have stuck with it since the beginning, I feel for them. For those like me who just got into both Irredeemable and Incorruptible it's a shame we breezed through the series so fast. But, Waid's an excellent writer who can wrap up a story, be it a run on a series (see The Flash before Johns took over) or a series (See anything he's done) At least he's going out on top with these books :)
    February 3, 2012 1:20 am It's a great series, isn't it? Have you read Incorruptible?
    February 3, 2012 1:17 am I might. I don't think it helps that I was never a big Stormwatch/Authority fan to begin with, so a lot of these people, even with the reboot are people I don't know. Well, I know of Martian Manhunter, but still. I'll give it a shot, but I think I might drop it ultimately.
    January 12, 2012 12:54 am Yeah, I'm an idiot for not checking the ratings before I posted this
    January 4, 2012 6:39 pm I read this article and it made me think about how I see Marvel. I'm a die hard DC guy, but I like to look in and see what Marvel is doing. Many years I've tried to dip my toes in the waters of what the competition has to offer. Secret Invasion had me hooked until the disappointing ending. Marvel Noir was one of my favorite things but it fizzled out. Every year I try to see if Marvel offers something that will bring in someone like me and keep me hooked. This year didn't offer much. I'd hear of some good titles like Uncanny X-Force but I just never got pulled in. The "Architects" thing is unfortunate. It makes the other writers and everyone on staff must feel like shit. I know they are amazing writers--I hear the work Aaron has done on Wolverine is incredible--but this seemed more like selling people on marquee value, which in turn must make the guys who bust their humps feel like crap. I know it wasn't the intent but that must have backfired on Marvel horribly. It is my sincere hope in 2012 that Marvel has one or more titles that will hook me and have me coming back for more every month. I believe there's room for a little of every company within the die hard comics fan. Yes, we all draw our line in the sand and say "I'm with THEM!" but there's got to be something said for competition. So, impress me in 2012, Marvel!
    December 14, 2011 4:33 am I've been waiting for this ever since it was announced MONTHS ago. I had a chance to pick this up at NYCC this year and I kick myself that I didn't get it early when I had the chance. I love that they have different artists with different styles. And I can't wait to read those stories. It's hard to talk about something you're looking forward to but haven't read yet, which is why my post is so short, but I'm practically frothing at the mouth to own this. I'm just glad to know it got a good review. Thanks, Paul! You settled any lingering fears I had about this book.
    September 2, 2011 3:15 pm Thanks, Conor. Sometimes I have trouble distinguishing creator owned and "indy" But I'm glad CHEW is creator owned. It's fun as hell! And I'd be a fool not to mention the good people at Red 5 studios, specifically the guys at Atomic Robo. Another fun book!
    September 2, 2011 3:09 pm My biggest issue is being "preached to" about how bad Marvel and DC are and how I should support creator owned comics. Here's the thing. If I like a comic, then I'll support it. I don't care if it's created by an up and coming star, someone who is an indy darling or one of the big two. If it's good, it's good. Would CHEW be considered a creator owned book? Cause if so, I can't think of a better example of a book I support without being preachy. The story is fun, the characters and hilarious and the creators look like they're having fun. There's no hidden message to support them. They just do what they do and I enjoy it. I shouldn't have to feel bad about liking Marvel or DC when picking up my selections. I'm spending MY money. But, I'm not averse to trying new things. I tried CHEW on a whim. While it was put out by DC, I loved The Mighty. Every now and then my budget will allow me to try something different and I do. But when creators get pissy with the "Fans need to go out of their comfort zone" that bothers me. Don't tell me how to spend my money. If I like what you have to offer then I'll give it a try, but to get down on me for picking up Marvel and DC as opposed to your book just turns me off to your work even more. But, I don't want to this to be totally negative. When a friend gives me something of Kirkman's, I usually end up enjoying it (Invincible, Astounding Wolfman, etc) and I've gone out of my way to pick up the hardcover of Mignola's Screw On Head. Warren Ellis on Planetary and Ignition City always got my money and I'm a monthly subscriber to Scott Snyder's American Vampire. So to the creators who are getting on their high horses...calm the fuck down!
    May 14, 2011 1:18 am I just finished it and I was deeply satisfied with it. For 10 years we waited for this moment. It's kind of like watching a long term investment pay off.

    I know the show isn't for everyone. I'm a DC man and a Superman fan and sometimes I find some faults, but with every adaptation you have to take the bad with the good. Yes, the Darkseid thing wasn't perfect and yes it felt like they short changed Alternate Lionel. But in the end the show wasn't about that.

    When he got the suit, flew up and put it on, I got chills. When the end happened, the Williams' theme kicked in and we saw Clark on the roof doing the shirt rip...if your knuckles weren't white, your heart wasn't pounding and there wasn't a smile on your face...well, I pretty much got that covered for all of us.

    Smallville is over, but they ended on such a high note :)
    May 9, 2011 3:41 am @RottenJorge umm.... I guess Cyborg for Metallo and Zatanna for Roulette. Yeah, Metallo is a Superman villain, but I guess it's the whole "Men of metal" thing, while the girls are...oh let's face it, it's just for sex appeal.