Tabloidman

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    Not really a “Batman RIP” tie-in, but still a pretty good book overall.  Essentially, Nightwing finds himself having to fight…

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    Having grown up a Marvel man, when I decided to take a hesitant step into DC’s enormous universe earlier this…

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    September 29, 2009 12:20 pm

    I've found this to be true even in other mediums, with non-central characters--for example, my first exposure to Spider-Man was from the old 60s animated show when I was a kid.  Because of that show, now--no matter what--whenever I read J. Jonah Jameson in a comic, I hear the raging, gravely tones of the old JJJ from the 60s cartoon in my head.  He's the quintessential Jameson for me, from Amazing Spider-Man to Ultimate Spider-Man to any of the offshoots. 

    July 20, 2009 12:50 pm

    It's good to hear someone else giving Amazing Spider-Man its due in an article like this.  Spidey has been my favorite comics character since I first saw him fight the power-line surfing Electro on the old 60s cartoon when I was a kid.  Like you, Jimski, Amazing is usually the very first book I read each week, and it has been a long, long time since I've read one and thought to myself, "Man, that disappointed."  When they have their gap weeks without it on the schedule, I miss it a lot--how spoiled are we?  The last "American Son" storyline was one of my favorites, and I can say I am very, very excited for #600 coming out this week.

    Every time I still hear someone say they stopped reading Amazing Spider-Man because of the Mephisto thing, it makes me sad.  Because it is just so, so good now.

    March 24, 2009 2:35 pm

    Best exchange:

    "Weather Wizard: Supposed to rain today. :(

    Captain Cold: @Weather Wizard--Consider what you just said."

    I seriously had to stifle a guffaw at work at that one!

    November 21, 2008 7:05 pm I've always imagined Peter Parker as an emo-music kind of guy (no relation to the hideous X3 danving moment).  I mean, Tears for Fears, maybe My Chemical Romance or Fallout Boy, maybe even some Weezer.  I mean, it would totally work with the whole "woe is me, my life never turns out well" kind of attitude.
    October 17, 2008 1:23 am

    My YA HC sits proudly on my shelf as one of my prized comic collections, along with the first Starman Omnibus.  It pretty much ranks up there in my top three series--Jim Cheung's art is amazing, and the story by Heinberg is simply incredible.  I have wanted more Young Avengers for years, and I have to second everything Ron's said here--I need more, and every month that passes without more YA arriving in my pullbox is a travesty.  And when I think about the fact that Grey's Anatomy is the reason that there's no more YA...

    Grrrr!!!!

     Also, I have to agree with NJBaritone--the Hulkling/Wiccan relationship is awesome, and it's really refreshing to see a young gay couple treated just so normally and matter of factly in a book like that; it's one of the reasons I like this series so much... I don't know a single iFangay who doesn't love this book for that reason as well as the multitudes of others.