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Name: Ken Ochalek

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This is the issue where “The Enemy Within” crossover finally came together for me. The story seemed easier to follow…

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I want to like this book so much — I like Carol as a character and I think the new…

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Wake up people! You are blowing it. X-Men Legacy is a unique and refreshing take on an X-book that manages…

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KenOchalek's Recent Comments
August 27, 2013 3:04 pm I wouldn't hold your breath for a costume change, based on the popularity of this uniform among cosplayers and fan-art enthusiasts. Personally, I think it looks great -- better-suited to Carol's military rank and way more dignified than a bathing suit and thigh-high dominatrix boots.
August 26, 2013 4:58 pm BQ: That's an awesome question. I'm sure I could come up with a bunch, but I'd like to see Vic Mackie and Raylan Givens try to work together (maybe to take down Walter White and Stringer Bell?).
August 26, 2013 2:19 pm @KevinAB: But what does a guy have to do to prove he's moved beyond those creative and/or financial failures? Pearl Harbor came out 12 years ago. Gigli and Daredevil came out 10 years ago. I haven't seen all his movies, but if we call Clerks 2 a low point (I sure do!), his track record over the last 7 years is really solid. Are people flipping shit because they derive some perverse pleasure from being outraged, or is 2003 truly the last time they paid attention to Ben Affleck? Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending movies like Daredevil or Pearl Harbor at all (never saw Gigli), but how much leg work does a guy have to do to prove he's not the same person he was a DECADE AGO, you know? I'm currently the same age Affleck was when he made Gigli and Daredevil -- I sure as hell hope I continue to learn, mature and get better as a professional and as a human being in the next ten years. So even if we didn't have a handful of films to prove he's developed as a creative professional, I'd expect (naively, perhaps) that common sense would tell us the Affleck we saw in 2003 won't be the same Affleck we'll see in 2015.
August 26, 2013 1:02 pm I feel like I'm having more fun with more comics than ever in my 20+ years of reading. Biggest high-point right now? Paul referenced it a bit in the 400th episode, but I love how The Private Eye just sneaks up on me every 4-6 weeks. As much as I enjoy my regular print books, I really like that there's one title out there that doesn't put out advance solicitations or preview pages. It really makes each release a "Holy Shit! It's out! Gotta get it!" event.
August 25, 2013 9:16 pm It's taken me a few days to get through the whole thing, but this was a ton of fun to listen to/watch! Thanks for taking my question about the Avengers band -- I saw Captain America as the lead singer mostly because he's the figurehead of the group and always does a good job with the speechifying. To the iFanbase, what do you guys think the JLA band would look like, or the X-Men? The Young Avengers also seem like they'd make a pretty hip musical act.
August 24, 2013 3:53 pm And even 100,000 doesn't represent a significant portion of the intended global audience for a movie like this. Even at $20 a ticket (which is above average), that's only $2 million in lost revenue (which isn't really lost since most of the petitioners will still go see the movie).
August 23, 2013 11:14 am @USPUNX: "I just think people put too much emphasis on directors having done a similar film in their past." You said it, man. A lack of opportunity doesn't necessarily indicate a lack of capability. Tilting back into comics for an example of what I mean, Bendis was almost exclusively a writer of crime comics until he got a shot on Ultimate Spider-man. That seems to have worked out pretty well for all parties, right?
August 23, 2013 7:28 am Jeez, if I were to believe the internet, I'd think there are a LOT of bitter, unemployed casting directors out there.
August 22, 2013 3:18 pm That may be true of the comic book characterization, but the millions of young people who watched and loved the Justice League cartoon version of John Stewart would strongly disagree with you. In fact, there was a pretty substantial "Since when is Green Lantern a white dude?!" reaction when the Ryan Reynolds movie came out.