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December 13, 2015 6:45 pm To Ron's comments about Al Ewing - if you enjoyed Ultimates (which you obviously did), you should go back and read his Mighty Avengers runs on Marvel Unlimited. This series is essentially a continuation of Mighty Avengers and Captain America and the Mighty Avengers. Also, his Loki: Agent of Asgard run is a lot of fun.
May 11, 2014 5:43 pm Really glad you guys touched on, and really enjoyed, Miles Morales and Cyclops. Both of those books were great and it's really nice to see these books focusing on teen characters. As for the game - Daredevil, Saga, Batman, Mind MGMT, The Bunker and an easy pass to everything else (though I'm sure Little Nemo will be added once it comes out).
May 3, 2014 11:17 pm But I do agree that the death was fairly well done in this movie, which lessens the blow, I just think it was a mistake to kill her at all when this series deserves to be a co-feature between these two actors. In that respect, I view this as a shortsighted move for shock's sake and because the fanboys were expecting it.
May 3, 2014 11:10 pm Gwen did get a big hero moment in this movie, which was what made the damsel in distress moment that immediately followed it even more disappointing. They built up Gwen into a wonderful character over these two movies, which is why it was so disappointing when they downgraded her to a plot device at the very end. The original story, while masterfully written and drawn, was done just because Conway and company ran out of ideas of what to do with the character. I was not remotely surprised that they went through with it in this movie, but I was hoping that in a more progressive time, the writers of the film would be smart enough not to kill off a great character, just for the short term effect. It's shortsighted and pulls a well-developed character down into nothing more than a plot device. What makes me compare this to Man of Steel is that, in the Amazing Spider-Man movie universe, Gwen was almost as important and vital a character as Peter. Movie Gwen does not equal comic book Gwen. Killing Gwen in this movie is more similar to Marvel killing off Mary Jane today, or Aunt May in 1965. She's such an important character that it feels like a betrayal to that vital character to make her nothing more than a symbol of guilt, as opposed to the real, 3-dimensional character she had been. The women in Peter's life in the comics are as important as Peter himself, killing her makes her less than. Why make the mistake of saying that Gwen is worth less than Peter when you can keep her around and say they are equals? Which movie would you rather see in Amazing Spider-Man 3 - Peter mourning Gwen and using her as "motivation" or a real, full-fledged partnership between two characters? Spider-Man comics at their best feature the women in his life as at least the Robin to his Batman. Look at how well Bendis used those relationships in Ultimate Spider-Man, whether Mary, Kitty or Gwen.
May 3, 2014 9:21 pm My opinion is somewhere between Paul and Conor's. I loved almost all of this movie, except for the last 20 minutes. Garfield's portrayal of Spider-Man is absolutely perfect. As a Spidey fan I'm practically giddy about his performance. Garfield and Stone's chemistry is great and they absolutely carry the movie. The action is great, the superheroism is inspiring, and I even like the "Schumacherian" villains (they work in Spider-Man's world a lot more than they do in Batman's, I think it's really fun in the Spidey universe). But I really dislike the RIchard Parker storyline. As Jurassicalien said, it's ridiculous that Peter plays the chosen one role with everything from Oscorp and his father linking. Just silly. And worst of all (and how is no one really talking about this?) we get our first real "Women in Fridges" moment of the comic book movie age. I was so frustrated they that went that terrible route with the character. Gwen was a really good character, with a tremendous performance from Stone that elevated the character even further. And what do they do with her? It's ugly, offensive, lazy, and insulting. Gwen absolutely did not have to die. They had a chance to tell to give this great female character a goodbye that didn't involve her unnecessary death. She was nothing more than a damsel in distress in the end. An almost death, followed by her giving up on Peter and going to England solo would have been less insulting and even a powerful direction for her to go, finally giving up on the guy who treats her like a yoyo. The Gwen death is as insulting, frustrating, and soulcrushing to me (as a big Spidey fan) as the second half of Man of Steel was to guys like Mark Waid.
December 8, 2013 11:50 pm Shoot, I forgot about Matt Fraction. I think he's actually my writer of the year.
December 8, 2013 11:42 pm It's a very tough choice between Image and Marvel, but I think in whatever order they are clearly the right two choices. Personally I would give it to Marvel simply because I find more of Image's books to be more "interesting" than actually "great". Image books are more experimental and take bigger chances but Marvel books have a better overall craft and better consistency I would say. Overall these publishers have had such great years that I can't wait to see what they do in 2014. Artist - Chris Samnee Writer - Jason Aaron (Bendis was a surprising second place here, I still can't believe how great his X-Men books are) Book - Daredevil
December 8, 2013 4:46 pm This would be awesome, please keep us up to date on your project! The comic book internet is just not the same without the pull list. Comixology's pull list is fine but it lacks a lot of the what made iFanboy's so successful, plus there's no sense of community on that site. On a side note, what would it take to get iFanboy to bring this feature back? I would totally support a Kickstarter or pay a subscription fee just for this feature alone, you don't even have to return to feature or news writing. Comics just aren't as fun without the conversation.
September 29, 2013 3:17 pm Well said, I have nothing to add but I agree completely.
September 3, 2013 12:58 am Thanks guys. It feels like I've always read comics but your website and podcast meant almost as much as actually reading the books on a weekly basis. It was a combination of the podcast and the weekly pulls that made me truly appreciate the industry and medium in new ways. This is going to make Mondays and Wednesdays very weird. I won't know what to do. I am currently pursuing jobs in the industry, any way that I can, and I have you guys to (blame) thank. I write sporadically for Broken Frontier and I always think of iFanboy and the standard you all set every time I start writing a new article.