KrelPlat's Recent Comments
March 6, 2013 6:31 pm @ed209AF If you'd read the above link you'd also see there is some claims that Smith was soliciting design work from artists and being wishy-washy on paying them for it. Likewise, I really don't care about offering the book for sale again (I have my copy), but be upfront about it. His spiel about how it's "not the same book" (it is) was disingenuous.
February 18, 2013 3:44 pm Agreed. Fillion exudes too much confidence for me to work as Frank.
February 1, 2013 12:22 am @AmirCat is absolutely right. Whether those preconceived notions exist are justified isn't the point. They exist. I had them. I didn't read comics until my mid-20s for these exact reasons. Looking back on it, I can see it as a bit silly and unfortunate, but it happens. It was the works of Alan Moore that got they finally got their hooks in me. Comics need to be more versatile if they want to draw in new readers. To this day, I still find a lot of superhero books to be fan-driven and it just absolutely nothing for me.
January 10, 2013 3:26 pm Doubt looks right up my alley. And I've enjoyed the other Nihei works I've read so looks like I'll be checking out Sidonia as well. If I can add some other suggestions to this excellent list: Strange Tales of Panorama Island (maybe it will actually get released this year!), Nijigahara Holograph and Wolfsmund.
January 4, 2013 4:41 pm I actually think Archaia had a stronger year this year despite the numerous delays. Like Josh said last year, they're one of the few companies actually trying to expand the comics market. They diversify: they publish both all-ages content (the true mainstream) as well as satisfy the art comix/comic lit crowd; they translate fantastic foreign comics in conjunction with developing original properties. And even though their reputation seems to be the publisher that puts out GNs in nice packages, they don't treat the content on the pages secondary to nice paper stock. They'd be my pick with either Fantagraphics or Image as the runner-up.
November 19, 2012 11:37 am FWIW, 21st Century Boys is just a 2 volume epilogue to 20th Century Boys (bringing the total to 24). I don't think my bookshelf could take another 20+ series.
October 26, 2012 11:53 am I think both Uzumaki and Gyo were great, but think Gyo has a slight edge. So I definitely agree, don't stop at Uzumaki!
August 31, 2012 10:43 am I generally favor DC over Marvel, but even I think DC is in a bit of a rut right now. None of the books seem as good as they were even six months ago (WW excluded). I hear I, Vampire has been getting better, but I've been trade-waiting on that series. Even the stalwart Vertigo has been losing a lot of steam to Image.
August 30, 2012 7:53 pm I'm in complete agreement. If I remember the first collection of Arzach is completely wordless so doesn't require finding translations or paying out the nose for an OOP book.
June 11, 2012 3:39 pm The problem I have with using personal identifiers in reviews is that it is redundant. You don't need to preface your opinion by noting that it is an opinion; it should be understood. It often comes across as rather amateurish and "bloggy." But I realize that when reviewers don't do this, it leads to pedantic, circular arguments. So... I'm not sure which is preferable. And unless you're a robot, there's definately going to be some bias so I agree with you there.