StrayBullets

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    May 2, 2021 12:44 pm I guess I don’t really understand what’s so odd about the Minor Threat shirt. Probably one of the closest examples of a timeless hardcore band that has reached beyond just people within the hardcore/punk scene. Just behind Black Flag I suppose. I’ve definitely seen just as many “normies”, for lack of a better term, of all ages wearing Minor Threat and Black Flag shirts in the wild. Often they might have little knowledge and awareness of anything related to hardcore other than the bands they’ve been exposed to and like. Which is really cool to me because it means a handful of these bands really did make an impact outside of their own echo chamber and really have stood the test of time. Minor Threat shirts are something you can buy in any American shopping mall. Am I missing something? Does it have to do with Carol? PS -I still go to shows/ play in hardcore bands of my own and see the youngest of kids going off for a Minor Threat cover song or when I’ve seen old favorites still playing like Gorilla Biscuits, Agbostic Front, etc. The kids in hardcore are pretty true/ respectful to the roots and that’s something that can’t be said about other sub-cultures. Aside from the presence of iPhones, a (good) hardcore show is the one place I can be at where I still feel like I’m in a past decade.
    November 23, 2020 4:54 pm I don't think the Barbalien story would be questionable for most readers. And for anyone who did find it jarring in any way, it would not have been if they read the primary (and now finished) Black Hammer series. Barbalien was one of the main character of Black Hammer from the beginning. He had one of the best arcs of a cast that were all well developed and endearing. I'm really looking forward to getting this additional backstory for the character. I also agree with the comment above regarding the Avengers Marvels Snapshot. I found it incredibly difficult to get through and received no joy in reading it. Very surprising as ifanboy was the only place I saw any positive feedback about it online after I read it myself.
    July 6, 2020 6:04 pm I didn't expect to see the trade paperback prelude for Kirkman and Samnee's Fire Power be reviewed, however I was initially perplexed as to why the simultaneously released #1 issue was absent. Both were released in stores the same day, with the #1 issue being free. I took a quick look online and realized Fire Power #1 did not release digitally last Wednesday. It looks like it won't roll out digitally until August 5th, the same day as #2. That said, I cannot wait for you guys to get around to it when the time comes. I read both the prelude trade and the debut issue and loved them. Can't wait for more. This is some of Samnee's best work. Terrific action and sequential story telling. Unparalleled expressions and facial acting. Top notch. As far as the story is concerned: it's tons of fun. I think this is my favorite Kirkman story concept since Invincible. It captures a lot of the same magic. The trade isn't inherently necessary to reading the first issue, however I wouldn't miss it.