Name: Joe Cannon

Bio: Long time comics reader - "The Death of Phoenix" (with Scott & Jean on the cover) was the 1st issue of X-Men I ever read.  Loved X-Men & Spider-Man as a kid, along with Micronauts, ROM (hey, I was young) and G.I. Joe (for the 1st twenty issues or so).  "Dark Knight" came out when I was in high school & I've been a Batman fan ever since. "Born Again" was the 1st Daredevil series I read & I followed that for years. I stuck with comics all through college & the dreaded 90s, checked out through most of grad school & most of my early professional career but came back with a vengance about two years ago. I'm somewhat of a closeted fan (none of my friends read comics anymore) but my wife is cool with it, so that helps.  Reading this site & listening to the podcast is a great outlet because (outside of comic store visits, which are quick) this is the only way I get to talk about my semi-secret hobby.     I-Fanboy turned me onto Y The Last Man & Green Lantern - two comics that couldn't be more different, but I couldn't enjoy more.      

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    March 11, 2008 12:27 am

    And what completely awful fate wil befall our heroes this issue? The mind boggles....


    March 6, 2008 4:17 am

    Great pick. I really liked LOGAN, too - especially the ending. I realize that it's nothing revolutionary or anything, but lke Josh, I do love me a good Wolverine story when it's written & drawn by someone with talent and a decent story to tell.  Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

    Any times someone wants to retcon ORIGIN out of existence would be fine by me. I wish this series would do that, but I'll take what I can get.

    Picke up ECHO, too, based on everyone else's excitement & enjoyed that as well, even though it was way too short.  Hooked enough me to get Issue 2, though, so mission accomplished I guess. 


    March 6, 2008 4:06 am

    And the "D'OH!" award of the week goes to ...this issue re:Kitty.  Yikes. Guess we know how AXM ends, eh? I suppose you guys are right and it couldn't be avoided, but it would have been nice not to know that was coming.

    That said - not a bad little issue. Not great, but not bad.  Enough to keep me plugged in to UXM for a few more issues.

    March 6, 2008 4:01 am

    Umm.. I kinda liked it. Is that wrong? Probably. The characterizations are pretty off - particularly Cyclops (Skrull much?) - even with his new "I'm sick of this sh&t. Let' s take 'em out" approach, he seems kinda off - but the story's moving along nicely (compared to, say, CABLE #1) and it was entertaining.

    Wolverine coming to grips with being a team leader and what that means could be interesting ... assuming they even address it.  I think Warparth has always had great potential as a character - hope he gets to do something other than react to what everyone else is doing.

    IBottom Line: 'll stick with it for a few more issues.

    March 6, 2008 3:54 am

    Read it, dug it. Especially the twist at the end. SPOILER .......   are we going to see just how far Logan's healing factor REALLY goes considering his geographic location?

    Wolvie in Japan remains a good thing, particularly in the hands of a great writer. The art wasn't too shabby either. 


    March 6, 2008 3:49 am

    I liked the art, quite a bit actually, but yeah, it was pretty slow. But, it's a first issue, so I'll give it a couple to see if it goes anywhere.

    March 4, 2008 2:37 am

    Maybe the shocking revelation will be all the other shocking revelations... never happened!! THAT'D be shocking!  Seriously, @Labor, everything you say is true. I don't know if I'll ever recover from learning that Wolverine apparently started out as some Heathcliff-typre named James. Somehow, when the big ORIGIN story started, that was the last thing I expected... or enjoyed.

    All that said, hope springs eternal. Cheers.


    March 4, 2008 12:48 am @Labor - but if anybody could make Logan interesting, BKV could, no??
    March 4, 2008 12:46 am I forgot the pet question, too. My wife & I have a black cat - Holmes - & he's awesome. Plays fetch, comes when you call him & is a total love bug. He thinks he's a dog.  We're hoping to get a puppy soon, too. Good luck with the puppy Josh!
    March 4, 2008 12:41 am

    Steven - I would add a couple of recs.  You should read the Holy Trilogy of the 80s:  Watchmen, V for Vendetta & the Dark Knight Retruns - classics all. Plus, given your age, you'll remember what the 80s were like poltically & socially which gives all 3 an extra kick.  Then after those 3 downers, you could read Kingdom Come for a pick-me-up. 

        I'd also second Y the Last Man, too. I just went through all the trades like a crack monster - tough to put them down.