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Name: Eric Oliver

Bio: Artist, Dreamer, and comic reader I read alot of different types of books, alot of trades , and enjoying the journey. Favorite writers Alan Moore, Peter David, and Greg Rucka Enjoying these books: Revival, Age of Bronze, new to this but I love the story of the Trojan war and the art is great,  Walking Dead, X-Factor,Saga, Animal Man, and Swamp Thing, dark Horse Presents http://ericoliver.blogspot.com/


The latest issue of X- factor was kind of derailed by the art work. This issue was a transitional issue…

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This issue was spectacular. Character arcs make for great stories, and that’s why X-factor is one of the best series…

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This issue of The Shade has been my favorite thus far in the series. The story really hits on all…

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OliverTwist's Recent Comments
August 16, 2013 2:23 pm I actually would disagree, I found Peter closing out the arcs of all the individual characters a great send off. It never really happens that way in comics, the series has been a highly story driven,character driven arc series,unlike most comics series. He is really closing the series out and I haven't felt dissatisfied when I look at the overall series.
July 15, 2013 3:13 pm I caught a part of this show, and lost interest immediately. As a fan and a experienced laymen in the field of comics and animation, this was way below the bar. LPlain cheap out right. Although it can come down to budgetary reasons to take a route, this does nothing but hurt the brand, and does nothing to enhance the value of animation. There really didn't feel like there was a new take being explored in the episode as I was watching it. I know Alfred was different, but I kept asking myself is this Lex Luthor whom is now some trained assassin, it goes against the brand established. There were no freakin facial expressions on the characters, and best of all there was a cheap walk to run to the bat-mobile. As Bat man hopes in the car the music starts. Any Traditional animation student should laugh at this, as it goes back to the days of making a student film, and running out of time. It looked amateurish as student film and it holds true for scripted tv. In the short time I watched this show, it looked like WB is relying on a character design of Batman to carry a show and hopefully sell some toys to kids based on these designs for the show. Nothing wrong with sales and advertising, but how about some meat in my sandwich, not just lettuce.
November 19, 2012 3:26 pm I heard Bendis make that statement as well, and I was scratching my head, because I completely disagreed with him at that moment, based on my experiences.
November 19, 2012 12:48 pm I am price conscious, My favorite book( by which I mean I keep buying the issues) has been X-factor, and was Scalped. I rarely purchase a comic book beyond the 2.99 price. The economy definitely effected my play money. I find it hard to legitimize paying the 3.99 and above price for 20 pages, vs a novel. I was not as money conscious as a kidt. I don't have an ipad at the moment, so purchasing digital download aren't my preference, especially since I am in front of a computer screen the majority of the time. The bottom line is as an adult I have a budget, and I like to stick to it as best possible. The industry raising prices doesn't compel me to buy more of my favorite artists, it always forces me to look as my current expendable cash for comics, and make a choice on what to cut out.
November 5, 2012 9:03 pm Yeah, it was the first thing that came to mind when he died. @wallythegreenmonster, I would agree with that idea with the exception of Dale's death the writing always dismisses the ensemble cast through the episodes for any real impact. T- dog had become a red shirt through the majority of the episodes since season 2. It seemed like they were going in a good direction with Lori and Rick, in terms of some character development, but they killed her off, just as it was starting to get interesting. They really have to do a lot of good character building with rest of the cast to make it interesting in terms of the world killing off the humanity.
October 31, 2012 12:05 am Man, I have been screaming about her great art for a while, I am glad to see her with a write up.
October 29, 2012 11:32 pm In Black and White, this is spectacular.
October 16, 2012 2:59 am Although, it wasn't in my budget to collect Frankenstein, I did purchase an issue during the cross-over between Animal man, and Swamp Thing , it was good. The economy ruined the potential for this book to enter into my monthly pull list as well as many others I bet. It' s a shame.
October 4, 2012 1:01 pm I am not collecting this series, so was the page thing something as a result of digital, or are you making reference to the book in print and digital? I am just curious.
October 1, 2012 4:57 pm I missed these initially, , I was a few years out of college and trying to figure out which books to give a try. The place I was frequenting wasn't much help, so I had switched to a new place soon after.