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Name: Mike Roe

Bio: Journalist. Comedy writer/improv comedian. Geek Pilgrims podcast host. Also loves comic books, politics, and you.



I know the iFanboys are generally down on Philip Tan, but I liked his work here doing some nice double-page…

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I’m not someone who thinks Superman is inherently boring, but his attitude in this issue shows why people complain about…

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This book didn’t quite live up to my expectations after the excellent Blackest Night: Batman #1, but it set things…

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MikePositive's Recent Comments
September 5, 2013 4:17 pm Two points: * I fell in love with iFanboy thanks to, the first time I went to Comic-Con, a friend of mine who loved the site telling me about the iFanboys being around, geeking out when he saw them, and showing me all their tweets about the convention and what was going on. That is also what got me to really pay attention to Twitter for the first time, back in 2009 (though I'd used it briefly before). Thanks for helping me refine my tastes, learn to pay more attention to art and artists instead of breezing through my books, and help me continue my love affair with comics in ever new ways. * This was all part of someone's plan to distract from the fact they didn't do the August book of the month. #conspiracy
August 23, 2013 4:40 am Cautiously optimistic. I can see why people are upset about it, but I think Affleck certainly has talent as an actor, he just needs the right combination of script, direction, etc. to make it work like he did in some of his newer stuff, as well as back in the day in Chasing Amy, Good WIll Hunting, etc. Hopefully this next movie is that. Also, I like the long game idea of him doing a Justice League movie; Argo certainly showed he could do a delightful action movie, as did the Town, and I'd like to see him take it up even another level with Justice League.
July 15, 2013 11:39 am This page is so wonderful. I like New 52 Flash a lot, but Wally's still missed.
June 20, 2013 5:00 pm Now curious what the deal is with all the Iron Man/Guardians of the Galaxy stuff in the comics. Just to hopefully sell more comics and not setting up anything for the movies? Guess we shall see...
June 17, 2013 11:53 am Well, both books are kind of crazy in their own way, so, maybe it'll work! #cautiousoptimism
June 12, 2013 12:13 pm My favorite corporate tie-ins I've seen for Man of Steel: TWIZZLERS and SEARS, which has signs in its stores saying to look for SEARS in Man of Steel. Yeah, I'll get right on that. Check it: http://instagram.com/p/Z659DzR6Jy/
June 6, 2013 11:13 am I started a podcast with "Geek" in the title and almost immediately regretted it, but I do think it still means something. Geeks are certainly MORE accepted than they once were, I think largely due to the way technology has impacted our lives, but I think there's always going to be those who have an identity based on at one time being rejected, and I think it's a good thing because it drives people to overcome and do great things. This Sarah Vowell definition of being a nerd sums it up for me: "Being a nerd, which is to say going too far and caring too much about a subject..." As someone who follows things like iFanboy, goes to cons, etc., I think I'm definitely in the going too far/caring too much subject. And that's never going to be cool.
June 3, 2013 11:55 am Thinking about moments like this are what make me so sad they never directly followed up on Generation Lost, with the full reboot instead.
May 22, 2013 9:08 am I totally got a copy of this in a giant box of comics as a kid and don't think I ever got around to reading it. Not sure if I have the whole run or not; I'll have to go digging next time I'm visiting my family. This is the best backstory ever and I'm looking forward to more crazy people running comics in the future and allowing this to happen once again.
May 3, 2013 2:15 pm Yeah, I had the same thought that something was up when he arrived and the no eye contact thing was mentioned. I was guessing it was going to turn out he was a special effect of some sort or that Killian himself was in some sort of disguise, but then... THAT happened. I thought that was the turning point for where the movie lost me, but lots of other reasons that Paul enumerated and I agree with.