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Name: Juan Marquez

Bio: "A virtual reality pleasuredome where the self is a will-o'-the-wisp buffeted by ceaseless movement in the eddies of cultural matter."Le Cinema Fantastique

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March 26, 2009 10:31 am

What I don't want is a review based on sale figures. Or whereby the review considers the sales of a book as + or - relative to the work within. Marking the sales of a particualr book, and what that may mean within the industry in a larger sense, is valid.

As are creative shake-ups and how they inform subsequent works, publishing practices, technique, craft, marketing, format, viability, costs, paper stock, creators' views, a creator's body of work in realtion to other works in the industry, blah, blah. All that makes the discussion and critique that much deeper and the conversation that much more worth having.

March 26, 2009 9:10 am Criticism re: a work in comics (or some other medium) should be centered on the actual product. However, nothing exists in a vacuum. Ignoirance of the forces that surround an artistic work is no good either. It leads to a narrow degree of dicusssion and insight in conversations & criticisms.
March 21, 2009 5:53 pm

Crisis on Infinite Earths ended the Silver Age. Barry Allen's debut effectively marks the start of the Silver Age and his death in CoIE is the symbolic and historical end point of that time.

Morrison didn't do a thing to the Silver Age except steal from it heavily.

March 21, 2009 1:20 pm

Quitely doing his best Walt Simonson impression is worth my $3.99.

March 20, 2009 12:38 pm

Ross' Justice was horrible. No two way about it. Just terrible.

Morrison's JLA was the height of the superhero genre at it's time. 

March 18, 2009 10:25 pm Someone asking the question; "do you care about Talky Tawny & Sonny Sumo?" is unimaginably sad.
March 18, 2009 11:45 am Agree on Gordon and Wally. The rest...eh. If someone has a good story I won't <i>not</i> read it because Aqualad is featured. Overall, I am not dying for Aqualad stories. No. 
March 18, 2009 11:34 am Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds isn't even over yet.
March 18, 2009 11:31 am There was quite a lot about Civil War and (especially) House of M that either fell flat for lack of tie-in material or confused to no end (I buy like 6 Marvel U books, 3 of them Avengers).

House of M is more complete for the "your heart's desire" tie-ins. Without that the weight of the story is as about that of a feather. Civil War was much better off for having shown some (pathetic though they were) result to the SHRA.

Could one read CW 1-7 and get the A-plot? I suppose. Is that the complete experience of the event? Of course not. Same is true of Final Crisis.
March 18, 2009 10:53 am "The Living Flame"

HAHAHA. Oh God, can't stop laughing. The most painful and clumsy video episode ever.

Love it!