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    August 16, 2016 3:27 pm At the risk of nitpicking, and that's not my intent, I found the take on Mignight of the Soul to be an interesting one. From my perspective it seemed as though you guys gave Paper Girls a bit of a hard time for its propensity to use nostalgia as a crutch to cover up for perhaps less than great storytelling (Josh seemed to make the most of this point). However, by the same token, it seems like that very same feeling of nostalgia (though for a different era) is considered a strength for Midnight. I'm just not sure I understand the difference. Perhaps you just think Midnight is telling a better story? I just know for me personally, yes, I think it's kind of cool to witness a story involving youths living in the 80s (the same time period in which I grew up in) . I don't feel that is a gimick though. I like the story Paper Girls is telling. I legitimately thought Strange Things told an engaging story as well. The comment about nostalgia did seem a bit dismissive. Especially when it is praised for a different project.
    July 28, 2016 11:48 pm Carlosparlos, Well said, and I'm right there with you. I will buy the occasional digital comic, but nothing replicates the experience of holding a physical copy of a comic. Never has. Never will.
    July 27, 2016 7:35 pm I'm confused. Are you basically saying the comic book companies should continue to make single floppies, but we as consumers shouldn't buy them? I would imagine you see the flaw in that situation. Or, are you saying the companies should stop making floppies and just come out with trades, etc? I also hope you see the flaw in that business model. Believe me, overall I really enjoy reading trades. The uninterrupted flow in the story is great. However, I still want my single issues. That's partially the collector in me. It is also a case of me wanting to support the creators.
    July 19, 2016 9:06 pm Honestly, what is with all of the, "I got this", "we got this", "you've got this", etc in comics now? It makes zero sense. And it can't be coincidence that ALL of these writers decided to use this tired phrase, or variation thereof, all at the same time...can it?! Now that you all have brought it up, it's all I can focus on! Blech.
    July 18, 2016 11:18 am I loved the discussion of what's happening to the Marvel universe. I'm finding the renumberings and the rebootings to be completely obnoxious. At this point I realize most books will maybe get to issue 8 and then, hey whattaya know, a new #1! Ugh. I hate it. I collected and read comics as a kid up until college and then stopped for over 10 years. I decided to come back to the medium and you know what I did? I just jumped in and found my way, taking to Google to perhaps fill in some blanks I was struggling with. I wish these companies would give us readers some credit. Realize we don't need new number ones every nine months. I wish they'd realize that the feeling of a building history that comes with a book being able to reach a 200th issue and beyond is a good thing, and part of the allure. I'm just so tired of all of this. But hey, all in the name of grabbing new readers who like the movies, right? On a final note. I loved the analogy of moving into a new neighborhood and having to make all new friends. Absolutely goddamn right.
    July 8, 2016 8:46 am Josh, I'm a little confused about your comments concerning issue 10 of Captain America: Sam Wilson (this happened last episode). Based on these comments, it seemed like you are leaning towards the idea that a white writer isn't capable of or isn't properly equipped to write a story involving predominantly black characters. Am I correct in that assessment of what was said? If that is the case, I disagree. Does this also work in the opposite direction? Should David Walker only write Cyborg and perhaps Power Man, but leave Iron Fist alone? Would he not have the proper voice for writing a predominantly white cast of characters? I personally don't care what the race of any writer is as it pertains to the races of the characters they are writing. Just give me good, well written stories. And I'd be willing to bet that overall, you feel the same way. Love your show, I never miss an episode. You guys are great.
    June 29, 2016 9:02 pm I can barely read Millar's work anymore. I'm tired of the guy, and his smugness (whether real or done in a tongue-in-cheek manner) which I find very irritating. I've been giving Empress a shot, and that is all.
    June 29, 2016 8:57 pm You are absolutely not alone in your take on this matter of shared universes. I would be completely happy with there being no cross-overs whatsoever. To me, way too often these "events" get in the way of the established stories already taking place in each of the individual books. Either individual books get sucked into the event completely, or some half assed tacked on part of the event gets shoehorned into a book. I have a sneaking suspicion there are many who feel the same as you and I. However, if they didn't sell well, you'd figure they wouldn't do them year in and out.
    June 4, 2016 11:09 am Conor, your comments about that DC Rebirth bus stop advertisement were spot on and absolutely hilarious. I seriously stopped and just stared at that page, for awhile. It just looks sooo stupid, on multiple levels. Here's hoping we aren't burdened with these ill-conceived adverts in the future. However, there is a part of me that enjoyed how amazingly terrible it was...weird.
    June 2, 2016 2:22 pm Ron, I am so right there with you in regards to Watchmen entering the DC continuity...I'm all in. I've read so much bitching about this online it's unreal. As stated, the doors have been blown open, let's sit back and enjoy the ride...and not worry so much about the sacred cow being slaughtered.