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January 16, 2012 2:37 pm Bllu-Rays, hell. I still have DVDs, HD-DVDs, and even CDs still shrunk-wrapped. God Damn that completest gene.
November 29, 2011 10:35 am Paul (the letter writer, not the fuzzy typewriter guy): Get your sister Empowered.
October 12, 2011 10:45 am Our friends over at Comics Alliance pretty well sum up my feelings: I hate Identity Crisis.
September 30, 2011 5:03 pm Someday I hope to meet you and buy you a beer for this comment. And if you don't drink, then a slice of pizza or something. RahUniQue wins iFanboy this week.
September 25, 2011 1:37 am Global Frequency was published by WildStorm. Was not part of the WildStorm U. Ellis wouldn't groan, he'd sue. And win. Leave Planetary Alone. It's perfect. Best Sentry comment, Ever. Conor wins the internet.
September 22, 2011 12:45 pm Why not start with the Complete Case Files 01? Less than sixteen bucks, you get the character from the beginning in glorious black and white.
August 15, 2011 11:33 am Nesting comments are a vast improvement. No more need to "@[whomever]" or scroll through dozens of comments to see if anyone dis/agrees with you or has additional insight. Personally, I'd indent them a little more, just to emphasize their role. Dittos on the cramped feel, but I still think it's an overall improvement.
August 15, 2011 11:29 am The site does look better and the overall functionality seems improved somewhat. However, there's no simple way to search for and/or locate specific content, such as weekly columns or the articles by author . How about a button alongside "comics" and "store" that drops down to take us to archives of Weekly Sketch-up, or the Wood reports, or Tom's crazy, silver-age love? The ability to browse author or subject specific content could greatly enhance the site's use as a research tool and take it out of the "this is the current news" area it inhabits. Thanks, Rob
August 11, 2011 8:01 pm Any takers on who'll send the first cease-and-desist?

I'll take Iconix Brand Group, but Comcast-NBC/Universal is no slouch in the IP defense department. 
August 5, 2011 11:35 pm John, I may be the only one posting here, but not the only one complaining. Two friends of mine recently dropped you and 11 O'Clock because of time issues. Sidebar, Awesomed by Comics, and War Rocket Ajax are also nearing my pals' chopping blocks.

I truly enjoy your interviews and genuinely appreciate the time and effort you put into your show, but the ever expanding runtimes are burying me. And it's not just you. There are a lot of good podcasts that have been getting longer and longer, and I - and I'd wager many other listeners - just can't keep up. I recently dropped cnet's Buzz Out Loud and Leo Laporte's TWIT after nearly six-plus years of listening because they were taking up too much time. I don't want to do that to you because I really like the show, but three hours a week is a big fucking nut to crack.

I know you're not going to change because of my (as you point out) lone voice bitching about it. You're too busy having fun talking with all the cool people who make (or made) the books we love. That's great. Truth be told, I'm jealous. But these growing lengths are something that's bothering me. Also. without criticism we don't change.

The content is great. There's simply getting to be too much of it.

Just think about it is all.  Thanks.

Rob Absten