Paradiddle

Name: Matt Ricketts

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October 9, 2012 2:50 pm I can completely relate. From approximately 2006-2010 I listened to Around Comics AND iFanboy every week, had about 20 books in my pull list, and had a monthly comics budget of $300. Since having twins in October 2010 and rediscovering my other hobbies (music, primarily) I just don't have the time nor financial means to stay current with "what's happening" in Marvel and DC anymore. It simply takes too much time out of my week (reading internet columns, listening to podcasts, reading reviews, etc.) and is too expensive. Now that I only read about 5-7 single issues a month and whatever trade I'm reading, I'm finding that I value my comics reading time that much more than when it took up every single minute of my spare time, which was limited enough BEFORE I had kids!
September 25, 2012 12:37 pm I'll probably pick up the basic BD+DVD package eventually but will wait until the price comes down a bit. I don't have time to watch movies at home anyway. I look forward to showing it to my kids someday, though.
September 24, 2012 6:01 pm Ha, I actually jumped off single issues from the Big 2 two years ago when my twins were born and was thinking of jumping back on with the Uncanny Avengers, as I've always liked Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Sea of Red) but have yet to read any of his mainstream superhero stuff. I'm also thinking of trying out one of the New 52 books, although I can't decide which one. Now that Scalped has ended and I'm switching back to trades for BPRD I have more room in my monthly single issue budget, so I have some decisions to make about what new things I want to try.
September 18, 2012 3:18 pm I only wish I had the time to look into some of this stuff. Now that my kids are almost 2 I have even less time to watch TV shows (current backlog consists of the last episode of Sherlock, the latest three episodes of Dr. Who, and S7 of Buffy) and movies (lost count of all the movies I want to watch). At least I made it into the theater to see Avengers, Prometheus, and Dark Knight Rises this summer. As far as comics, I'm looking forward to reading Batman: No Man's Land in their new editions. I just ordered Vols. 1 and 2 from InStock Trades and will hopefully have time and funds to buy Vol. 3 next month.
September 18, 2012 1:05 pm I'm intrigued by this after hearing Conor's review of #6 or #7 (can't remember which) a few months ago. Would I be completely lost if I picked this up? Should I wait for the trade (if there's even one planned)?
August 22, 2012 4:53 pm So if I jump on with issues at #7 and save 'em up until after I read the first trade I'm good, right?
July 20, 2012 12:49 pm Yep, the comments on the NY Times article are already overflowing with political arguments: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/colorado-mall-shooting.html?_r=1&hp. Sigh...HOW can people be so selfish and self-righteous this SOON after an event like this? Makes me almost as angry as the tragedy itself.
July 20, 2012 12:41 pm Extreme anger at the perpetrator is my gut first reaction when this crap happens, as well, followed by overwhelming sadness for the victims and their families, not to mention the survivors whose lives will be forever scarred by this tragedy. Still, I hope they DON'T give this guy the death sentence, and that he is forced to live the rest of his life in prison. My wife and I are currently watching S3 of The West Wing, and I can't recall which episode it was or which character even said it (Josh/Bradley Whitford, perhaps), but there was a line about how they wish the gunman involved in a similar massacre would live out the rest of his life in a small cell watching a television that showed non-stop video of the victims with their loved ones while being punched in the face every day. THAT'S what I wish for this guy.
July 13, 2012 7:28 pm Honestly, I've only read through Vol. 15 of the trades and think I'm going to stop just because I can't take the bleak nature of this book anymore. I know I'm not qualified to comment on this issue or recent arcs, but from the discussion on here it just sounds like this book gets more dark and more disturbing with each arc and it's just not fun for me to read. I think the 12-yr-old kid and his mom getting eaten by zombies in Vol. 14 did it for me...becoming a father has made me more squeamish when it comes to stories like this. I just don't need them in my life right now. Maybe when my kids are in their teens and fans of zombie movies and fiction I'll be able to return to them. ;-)
July 11, 2012 1:43 am Invincible and WD, definitely (sorry, Kirkman). I'm reading the first in issues and the second in trade and both have become really stale for me. I'll probably stick with Invincible for awhile but am just not interested WD anymore...I'm just really sick of zombies and there are too many other trades I'd rather read.