Name: Rag Time

Bio: Sometimes I read comic books.

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    As they have been doing since the 1960s, the crew of the Enterprise was exploring the universe.  Captain Sue was…

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    It’s been nearly three months since the last “controversial” comic from the Archie-verse — the Archie and Valerie’s interracial romance…

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    Usually, when starting a new series, it is the characters that jump out and grab me.  If the characters are…

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    October 22, 2012 12:19 pm "Hypothetically, though, let’s say the Fake Geek Girl is an actual thing." I assume it is exactly as actual a thing as a Fake Geek Guy, which is to say that every real geek started out as a fake geek. The difference is that Fake Geek Guys are allowed to continue to fake it until they can become real. Fake Geek Girls have to run the gauntlet to prove their cred at every step. At some point, everyone who is a huge Batman geek was just a fake geek who thought Batman was really cool, but had only seen one movie and read one comic arc. Then, over the next 10 years, they saw more movies and read more comics. But, during that time, the Fake Geek Guy is allowed to continue to fake it. But he might not do so if the reaction he got every time was, "Oh, yeah? Then name at least 3 Robins!" If you put every Geek Guy to the test, you'd find out that a lot of them are Fake Geeks, too.
    September 14, 2011 2:43 pm SEXISM!!!! What's about all of those great FEMALE superheroes that would look awesome styling a 'stache? I'm picturing a runs-in-the-family Commissioner-stache on Batgirl, for starters! And a plot line where every guesses that Batgirl is really Commissioner Jim in drag, because of their matching mustaches. Also, I don't think there's Black Canary anywhere in the new 52, but Dinah would completely rock a 'stache.
    January 26, 2011 1:31 pm I think the arc was great, and would have been better only if the ending weren't exactly the same as Wrath of Khan (with Sue as Kirk and Reed as Scotty, by the way.)
    April 2, 2009 1:46 am @drtiehead.  How do you know that Aquaman was circumcised the first time?
    April 2, 2009 1:41 am

    The Lord of Retcons is going a little too far this time.  This is the guy with the time travelling treadmill.  He'd go back in time for anything, like if he forgot to record Cosby on his VCR.  Suddenly, it occurs to him that an unsolved tragedy involving his parents past is worth exploring?

     Bart appeared in several panels of Legion, unexplained, in a different century.  Not saying he can't get from there to here, or that its Johns's fault that Legion is late, but it definitely detracted from my reading experience. 


    April 2, 2009 1:26 am

    You are a comics fan.  Please re-adjust your Botherometer appropriately. 

    I will admit, however, "We're gonna need more Rogues" was pretty great.

    April 2, 2009 1:17 am

    Oh, c'mon!  Were you not bothered by any of: (a) Story: We are just now learning of the horrible murder in Barry Allen's past that has gone heretofore unmentioned?; (b) Continuity: Bart? or (c) Art: Iris Allen and Linda Park are apparently the same age now?

    Of course, that's not all any one person's fault, but this issue didn't do it for me at all.  Too many "Huh?"s.  In terms of "don't need to know anything," it sure as heck helps to know who Savitar was, (not to mention Chyre, and pretty much the entire Johns Flash run.)  How old is Chyre supposed to be, by the way?  Did he also babysit Jay Garrick when Jay was a toddler?

    January 14, 2009 5:27 pm

    I'm not sure what that really changes, though.  They are still only a few minutes away at Super-speed. 


    Also, there wasn't a good Science-fictiony explanation for how that happened.  Superman can't make planets out of nothing.  Why can Supermom?

    November 11, 2008 1:55 pm I pulled this because it is AWESOME!!!  When one of the crew is captured on an alien planet, the captain finds her by using her Gaydar.
    September 17, 2008 2:36 pm This entire mini-series reads a whole lot better if you just assume that the most important part is what happens to Comet's hair.