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    My first foray in AA and I have to say I’ll come back again. Grummett’s a pro and Gage tells…

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    It’s been a while since I’ve read a comic book written by Peter David, longer still an issue of X-Factor,…

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    I enjoyed Saga #3 but the cliff-hanger felt forced. I’m just not sure why I should care (at this point)…

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    Smasher's Recent Comments
    July 10, 2018 6:00 pm I agree. The criteria for choosing a licensed property comic (creative team, story/concept) isn't much different from why some of us read Action Comics over Man of Steel. And those of us who read all of a particular licensed property or character - that speaks more to devotion and disposable income I suppose. The idea of unlikely pairings of licensed properties (didn't IDW put out a comic out based on the board game Clue last year?) got me thinking... what if a comic book publisher got the license to normal series like all the Charles/Burrows/Charles produced sitcoms (Cheers, Frasier, Wings) but put them in a superpowered universe? Sam Malone could still be an ex-pitcher for the Red Sox only he was forced into retirement when he developed super-vision. Cliff Clavin - some sort of copy of a copy of a copy of an original super-soldier experiment. I mean if the CW can makeover Riverdale into a noirish drama, seems like comics could do this. What do you think? What "normal" TV or movie property would you want to see get the superpowered comics treatment?
    October 5, 2012 1:45 pm Surely we haven't run out of adjectives that start with the letter "S" have we? Stylin' Spider-Man Studly Spider-Man Stabby Spider-Man
    October 5, 2012 1:37 pm eBay does help you in your quest for that elusive Avengers #239, Gabe. Even if you don't buy it from the site when you "discover" it in some back issue bin you have an idea of what's a reasonable price and can potentially haggle for a better one. Good article.
    October 4, 2012 1:53 pm If you look carefully, all the letters that spell "C L O S E T" are in the logo.
    October 4, 2012 9:42 am Agreed. Not the most thoughtful of suggestions. Dude had a busy week running a con and all.
    October 4, 2012 9:28 am Keep in mind iFanboy is a small sample size of the comic book buying public. Granted it's an Elite Group of the comic book buying public but not indicative of the entire market.
    October 1, 2012 1:05 pm I just don't see how switching back would attract new readers.
    September 28, 2012 9:36 am I see Millar's role as less of a writer and more of an architect.
    September 28, 2012 9:34 am Think of Millar as a free-agent. Bendis, Aaron, Brubaker, and Hickman are all under-contract with Marvel. It seems highly unlikely that any of them would (or could) accept a deal like this. Same would go with DC's scribes. Take our the current crop of writers from DC/Marvel you're left with a lot of comic book talent but Millar is in distinctly qualified having written both Fantastic Four and X-Men comics. Sure we could go old school and argue that John Byrne would be the most qualified given his runs on both titles but he doesn't have the Hollywood connections that Millar does. It's kind of a slam dunk.