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    November 6, 2018 6:51 pm In response to James R. and his question about the fellas reviewing old superhero films, by pure coincidence, after tuning in to this most recent episode, I scrolled back to #448 at random and was delighted to hear a highly amusing discussion with Paul Montgomery about his first full viewing of Batman ‘89, 25 years later. You should check it out, it’s a treat.
    May 5, 2018 7:18 pm Terrific interview, thank you for this. Donny Cates is on my must-buy list, and that’s probably gonna include his take on Venom, a character I haven’t cared about, well, ever. Truth be told, I’m actually excited about it and that’s remarkable.
    April 28, 2018 5:58 pm In that spirit, Quill was an absolute dick when Thor showed up, to the point of being off-putting. Rocket was more sensitive and sensible and he’s a raccoon. Between that and blowing theit chance to get the Gauntlet, Infinity War was not Quill’s finest showing.
    April 28, 2018 5:13 pm I was okay with the problem of Hulk refusing to emerge. After, what? Two years Hulked out on Sakaar, and maybe traumatized by the slaughter of the Asgardians, I could get behind the idea that Hulk- who I think was surprisingly effectively as a massive, angry toddler in Ragnarok- would be more than a little tired of being the muscle-on-demand. I think the Hulk/Banner dynamic in the MCU, overall, has evolved to be fairly interesting and resolves some of the tension of Banner unpredictably Hulking out where it would make no sense to have an out of control WMD on the team. As the dad of a three year old who does what I say maybe, maybe, 60% of the time, it worked for me that Hulk was being petulant and stubborn despite the stakes. One nit-pick about Hulk in Infinity War remains for me though. The film picks up shortly after the last scene in Ragnarok, where we saw Hulk on the bridge of the Grandmaster's ship with the whole Asgard Gang but where was he, later, when Thanos and the Black Order boarded the ship? When Loki "summoned" Hulk it was a "Hell yeah!" moment that took Thanos by surprise but why wasn't Hulk already in the fray? Where were they keeping him while the Asgardians were being slaughtered? I'm not saying Hulk would have prevented all that death, but I feel it would have made more sense to break out the Hulk before, y'know, the mass-murder of a ship full of innocent refugees. Did I miss something there? As to the matter of Valkyrie, Korg, and Miek being MIA, I was willing to accept (grimly) they were already dead or dying along with everyone else.
    February 4, 2018 8:15 pm Heya, according to the back matter on Astro City 50, this issue is a sequel, of sorts, to the one-shot story The Nearness of You from back in 1997.