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Name: Nathan Elliott

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I’ve liked this series from issue #1, but with a complicated story focusing on each individual scientist in the MP…

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October 29, 2012 12:52 pm I love these state of the industry addresses. I'm always trying to figure out if I've come to the same conclusions on my own. While the preschool parties I attended didn't involve many superheroes, I did see tons of hero costumes on the shelves, and most stores are bone dry at this point. Still, even with all the optimism in this post, I still feel as if printed books are on the decline. Maybe it's just because I love digital so much...
August 21, 2012 12:15 am I miss Exiles SO much. :(
July 19, 2012 6:16 pm The crazy thing for Toy collectors was that the announcements were held back there too! Lots of stuff is being saved for NYCC and later, where there's less 'noise'...
July 19, 2012 6:14 pm I was more than a little disappointed in Marvel's comic announcements. Aside from titles and mystery images, we got pretty much nothing. But you really kind-of knew that's the attitude it would be this year when Bendis tweeted, "You don't announce anything at Comic Con unless you want it to get lost in the noise" earlier the week prior. I agree about the toys. As a serious toy collector I don't believe a large toy is necessarily an awesome toy. They could make some conceivably awesome stuff by making it more detailed and of higher quality. The lines for those booths are ridiculously long. I thought 6 hours was bad last year, and spent 7 in line this year ON PREVIEW NIGHT! (Okay, 4 of those were waiting to get IN to Preview Night, but it was all to get the toy buying out of the way). While Twilight fans and lines were previously the thing people complained about, the rediculous lines and hoops to jump through to get exclusives are quickly becoming the thing that, "They (SDCC) really should do something about that..." is in reference to. That said, here's my haul: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/580899_10151091536034467_894495531_n.jpg
June 28, 2012 1:57 pm I actually disagree, I found Einstein's story much more intriguing than the previous scientists'. So I'd say this one is better than #4 at least, and possibly better than #4 and #3. Still one of the best books out. The story is so engaging and really draws me into it, while the art is noticably clean, but just gritty enough to make you feel the atmosphere as you read. I do wish there was more 'bright side' to this MP universe, as everything that's come out since issue 1 is pretty negative. I feel like somehow life sucks in a universe where the Manhattan Projects existed. It seems like they could have *some* kind of positive impact on humanity, given that they're essentially a super-think-tank. Just wait, the FDR AI will go crazy and launch nuclear warheads or eat someone's face int he next couple issues.
June 28, 2012 1:13 pm All the info on Derpy you'd ever want to know, and more: http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Derpy
June 28, 2012 1:12 pm My list is quite different, though the effect is basically the same. It would seem that even though my comics tastes have been broadened by being exposed to iFanboy, my toy tastes still say Make Mine Marvel: Super Helicarrier for the Marvel Universe line. Comes with a unique Maria Hill figure! http://www.toyark.com/news/attach/1/Marvel-SDCC-Super_Heli_Box-1_1340403749.jpg Marvel Legends Uncanny X-Force 3-Pack (To go with the ML X-Force Deadpool released this fall). http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/SDCC12MLXforce1.jpg Toys R Us Exclusive X-Factor 6-Pack, announced today http://www.toyark.com/news/attach/1/9/9/9/SDCC-Exclusive-X-Factor-Collector-Pack-TRU_1340902374.jpg And the Masters of Evil 3-Pack, of course http://www.toyark.com/news/attach/1/Marvel-SDCC-MoE_Box-1_1340403749.jpg Then there's a transformers Shockwave HISS Tank, a Kim Arashikage G.I. Joe figure, and of course a Derpy Hooves in my future as well. It's going to be an expensive SDCC, that's for sure. Oh and here's the image of Jar Jar in carbonite released from Hasbro: http://www.toyark.com/news/attach/1/SW-SDCC-Carbonite-Chamber-2-1_1340403749.jpg
April 19, 2012 1:37 pm I just wait a week or so. In most cases, something else I'm excited about will come out, and that'll spark interest in the ones I didn't read. I also made severe cutbacks in the amount of books I buy. I really only buy the books I absolutely love, and leave the other stuff for the birds. Trying the digital day-and-date releases has worked well for me. I don't have a pad of any kind, but reading these things on comixology, graphicly, or even Marvel's digital sub are all supremely enjoyable, with Comixology in the forefront for me.
March 16, 2012 12:56 pm Okay, I know I'll be the only one to say it, but I love going back and re-reading the entire Earth X saga. There's so much density to it that every time I go back, I know more of the characters, and understand more of the implications behind the connections that were drawn in that book. It takes getting familiar with individual characters and their place in the Marvel mythos to truly understand how difficult their choices are at the end of their lives. Franklin Richards becoming Galactus is an excellent example of that. (Spoiler?) A lot of people akin it to a 'poor man's Kingdom Come', but I personally think that Earth X was Kingdom Come's next evolutionary step, which turned off too many people for it to be as popular. Kingdom Come was easy to follow, and most of the characters were self explanatory, while Earth X was narrated by two C-list Marvel characters at best, so even beginning to understand what it all means required a very deep well of Marvel knowledge. Anyway, enough about the Earth X details, but it's the story I continually come back to.