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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
    May 20, 2020 9:13 am @cskilpatrick Yup! @jokingofcourse Indeed! @vacur005 I bought the single issues on ComiXology last summer when they were like 99ยข each but your comment reminds me of a gripe I have with these new editions and how little Comixology does to market them differently. And if you're an unlimited subscriber, there's no incentive to get it at all. Complications abound!
    May 18, 2020 12:55 pm Thanks for another episode, fellas! Apologies in advance to those who prefer to keep their politics separate from their sequential art but I repeatedly find the John Henry plotline of New Frontier heartbreaking and uncomfortable yet necessary. It reminds me of that classic Neal Adams/Denny O'Neal issue of Green Lantern (#76, circa 1970) where Hal is asked why he hasn't helped black people. If there's a connection between New Frontier's DCU and the DCU from that issue, John Henry's death represents the deaths and injustices of marginalized groups all over the U.S. and the negligence of the "Justice League". I don't know if Cooke was ever asked about this plotline but I admire his decision to include it. And it seems like material a writer like Mark Russell might want to explore.
    October 28, 2019 3:03 pm At the risk of kicking the proverbial hornet's nest let's talk about the question about a "real life mutant registration act". These registration acts (mutant and superhero) are problematic because they lack comprehensiveness. It is not enough to register a mutant because they are "dangerous" but in order for it to work you would want to offer incentives to register - e.g. specialized health care based on the individual's power set, training and education to utilize their powers for "good", job placement, etc. It's not a gun issue. It's a people issue. And the problem with the registration to protect people argument is it fails to see that mutants and superheroes are people too.
    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.