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Name: Steve Emshoff


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September 24, 2012 1:47 pm Unfortunately, it was after Secret Invasion came and went that I found my jumping off point. That was I don't know how many "big events" in a row where nothing important happened and I felt the only purpose of the series was to take money out of my wallet. I hadn't purchased a Marvel book since. I found the editorial decisions to be mind-bogglingly bad and I was sick and tired of characters I'd read and cared about since I was a kid behave poorly and make bad decisions and generally act out of character. AvX caught me in it's grasp and, while I have enjoyed it overall, I still find one of my all time favorite characters not behaving like himself. Cyclops hasn't been himself since that silly psychic affair with Emma Frost. Now he's Dark Phoenix and now I see previews that make it appear as if he's being lobotomized. Sorry Marvel, you blew it again. I'm out again. I'm a huge DC fan. I have to say I love their characters more than Marvel's. I like Hal Jordan very much and I don't give a rat's ass about Stephanie Brown. I prefer Barbara Gordon as Oracle, not Batgirl. I found myself really disappointed that DC felt the need to reboot their entire universe. I find that to be because of, just like Marvel, a complete lack of creativity. They just ran out of stories they could tell. But, like a good fanboy, I took a chance on some of their books. Green Lantern continues to be great and I was really surprised at how much I liked the new Batman series. Aquaman has been great too. Justice League is ok, but I like Lee's art (which has been mediocre in this series), so I'm still picking it up. I've dropped everything else. However, I find that not rebooting Batman and Green Lantern contradictory to the reasons for rebooting everybody else. I'm cool with Lois and Clark not being married anymore, but I find it absolutely stupid that Lois and Clark can't be married. Marriage makes Superman difficult to relate to, yet Batman can have a kid? I don't get it. I think it's abundantly clear that I am no longer the target demographic for comic publishers. It's a shame, really, because good storytelling hits every demographic ever. Too bad we can't get more of that for under $2 an issue.
August 2, 2012 2:01 pm Not a suit upgrade, he got out of the suit. Sorry, it's been awhile.
August 2, 2012 2:00 pm That was my favorite era too... at least until Astro got that suit upgrade and looked human again... with a bandana and a sleeveless trenchcoat.
July 30, 2012 3:03 pm Hush was a huge deal. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't into Flash at the time and only now am I sorry I missed out on Geoff Johns' run on the title. I think they just released an Omnibus of his run, so I might pick that up. I remember dropping Ultimates because I didn't care for the tone and the fact Cap was a jerk. Nothing else on this list particularly interested me.
July 18, 2012 1:19 pm Just because it isn't canon anymore doesn't mean people don't remember it or aren't tired of it.
July 18, 2012 11:41 am Byrne's Man of Steel reboot is still better than Birthright and is still my go-to Superman origin story with Secret Origin a close second.
July 18, 2012 11:30 am Smallville may be far from the minds of potential new readers, as you say, but it isn't far from the minds of current comic book buyers and Superman fans, which is the audience DC needs to cater to. Whether anybody enjoyed Smallville is irrelevant. I just got done with 10 years of that show and don't see any need to explore this territory any further. Superman: Secret Origin was fantastic, and even if it had set the comic book world on fire, it wouldn't have mattered because The New 52 wiped that out of existence in favor of a Superman/boy in a t-shirt and jeans.
July 17, 2012 5:54 pm Because I have no emotional attachment to Miles Morales and therefore am not interested in his story or adventures.
July 17, 2012 11:58 am I would absolutely refuse to see a Spider-Man movie starring Miles Morales.
July 17, 2012 11:48 am At #5, a "Giant-Size Special!" for only $1.50! Ah, the good old days. There is only one Captain Marvel for me, and I refuse to call him Shazam!