Skruff

Skruff

Name: Matt

Bio: Geeky east coast guy, living with my husband and a 3-legged dog (and a few cats). Lifelong comic reader recently converted to the joys of digital comics to minimize the need for additional storage space (and to help preserve my husband's sanity).****************************** LIKES: - Anything by Scott Snyder, Nicholas Spencer, Brian K. Vaughn, Phil Jiminez, Oliver Coipel, Sara Pichelli - The original Crisis on Infinite Earths - John Byrne's Superman reboot in the 80s - Geoff Johns' original JSA run - The first 50 or so issues of The Walking Dead (it feels like it's kind of been treading water since the Governor) - The "Archie" Legion - The idea (if not necessarily the execution) of Ben Reilly and the Clone Saga. Don't judge me too harshly - Ultimate Spider-Man (both Peter Parker and Miles Morales) ************************************ DISLIKES: - Dissolving marriages via a deal with the devil or an editorial mandate thanks to continuity reboots - Anything by Rob Liefeld (sorry, Rob!) - Rabid, angry fanboys and fangirls - People who epitomize a real life "Comic Book Guy" in terms of their attitudes towards others ************************************** Favorite comics right now: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Invincible, Batman, American Vampire, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Chew, Fables, Stuff of Legend, Wonder Woman, Saga, Mind the Gap, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, X-O Manowar

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December 11, 2012 7:07 am This book has been such a pleasure to read. I'll probably give the new regime an issue or two, but I'm not hopeful it will be as good.
December 3, 2012 2:22 pm That was my thought.... The Governor turned on Merle, because he knows that Merle lied about Michonne's death, so indirectly, Merle is responsible for Penny's "death".
December 3, 2012 2:16 pm Also, by having one big break, it minimizes the need for off-weeks, where you either get a re-run or some other show entirely every few weeks. This allows a consistent block of new episodes week after week after week, helping to maintain the momentum (and ratings) of a serial show like Walking Dead. Broadcast TV, where we typically get 20+ episodes of a show in a season here in the states, has finally caught on to this idea, and it's been a great thing!
December 3, 2012 7:16 am "- My only serious gripe about this episode is that now the Governor can be interpreted as a sympathetic villain, having his “life” ruined by one of the good guys. Not sure how I feel about that. Though I did enjoy watching him tip over the edge. Morrissey did a fantastic job with this episode." Agreed on all points here... I understand that Michonne has never trusted the Governor, and that she knows/guessed that he sent Merle and his cronies after her when she left Woodbury, but Michonne's personal vendetta against the Governor seems ill-formed and based on circumstantial evidence at best, at least based on what she's witnessed (and not what we, the viewers, have witnessed). If anything, I would think she would want revenge on Merle for trying to kill her. At least the comic book version of Michonne had a concrete reason to go after the Governor; this just seemed like a sloppy way to push him over the edge. I think she ended up creating a self-fulfilling prophecy all around. She suspected that The Governor was a monster, and now she's gone and created one who will stop at nothing to destroy her now.
December 3, 2012 7:05 am Thank you!! I was thinking the same thing when I watched it!
November 26, 2012 3:08 pm Peréz is truly a master of his craft! Such an amazing cover! I loved Empire as well!
November 20, 2012 1:52 pm Whereas I saw the spoiler and thought "That's it?" Unfortunately, unless #699 & 700 bring about even bigger surprises and revelations, I predict the status quo will be restored by issue #6 or 7 of Superior Spider-Man. Pity, because I like the updated costume...
November 20, 2012 6:43 am Communism is just a red herring
November 19, 2012 1:35 pm I consider myself fairly price conscious, particularly now that I've gone digital-only. Currently, I only pay the full $3.99 for one comic: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, and only a handful at $2.99 (Batman & Justice League, but that's only after they've been out a month). All the rest, if I read them monthly, I wait until they're $1.99 to pick them up. Otherwise, I'll wait for the nearly inevitable $0.99 sales on Comixology. Sure, I might be a few years behind on big stories, but that doesn't lessen the value of the stories themselves. I've now picked up practically all of the Ed Brubaker run on Captain America, as well as the entire post-OMD Amazing Spider-Man run through Spider-Island (I still feel a little dirty for that, since I'm a staunch supporter of the Peter/MJ marriage), at $0.99 per comic. So I'd say I'm spending MORE on comics than I was a few years ago before I made the switch away from paper, but I'm getting a lot more bang for my buck as a result.
November 15, 2012 2:11 pm Absolutely brilliant!! MORE PLEASE!!