TheApeThatEscaped

Name: Jason Jackson

Bio: Have been reading comics since the mid-seventies.  Started with the UK 'funnies' - the Buster, Whizzer & Chips, etc and worked my way up to Battle Action and 2000AD.  My first American comic book experiences (beyond the UK black & white reprints of the Incredible Hulk and X-Men) was Ghosts issue 100,  something featuring the Man-Thing and a Marvel Tales reprint of Spiderman 158.  Have always preferred crime and horror comics to superhero ones, but have always had a soft spot for Batman and Spiderman.  I took a break from comics in the 90's, but was tempted back by a work colleague who leant me a couple of graphic novels back in 2007.  Now I'm buying more comics than ever!  iFanboy has definitely helped me finding where it's at.  Favourite comic books are currently Hellblazer (still going after all these years! yeah!),Hellboy, BPRD, Jonah Hex (Weird Western), Detective Comics/Batman, Scalped and a one or two others, when the budget allows.


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    January 25, 2013 2:57 pm Good call and great swan song Mr. Richards. I thought this might turn out PotW. With a team like that working on the book. Looking forward to issue 2.
    January 19, 2013 6:48 am Ron Richards: iF an boy no more. Congratulations, Ron. You shall be missed, but iFanboy's loss is Image's gain. Who better to fill the Ron shaped hole than Mr Montgomery?
    November 9, 2012 5:02 pm Bummer! Well I woz there at the beginning and I'll be there at the end lighting up one last time in that grubby old mack. Me old faithful is finally given the old heave hoe and some young pretender 'as gone and knicked his name. The toe rag! JC must be one of the few comic book characters that actually aged... at the same speed as gubbins n'all. Now we got this young wipper snapper hanging out with all the poncey super 'eroes in their tights, spendex an' big 'air. Constantine clean shaven 'n' chisel chinned? Nah, forget it. That ain't for me. "Stuff it up yer jumper" says I.
    October 22, 2012 7:11 pm Loving the Fiona Staples cover.
    September 29, 2012 9:06 am I had no intention to pick this up, until I got to the comic shop and saw that cover! Then I saw inside. How could I resist Aaron Allred and Allred. Having never bought a single issue of this book before I was won over from the start. This just has to be pick of the week. It is just simply FUN COMICS! More like this please.
    August 6, 2012 5:11 pm This is really the second part of a Clandestine storyline, which began in the Fantastic Four Annual and will conclude in the Wolverine Annual. Its less about the title characters and more about Alan Davis' creation, which I'm fine with as I like Alan Davis, but if you were looking for a stand alone Daredevil story you'll probably be disappointed.
    March 10, 2012 3:28 pm Couldn't agree more. Any references to Kamandi is a good thing in my book. Absolutely love it!
    February 1, 2012 11:31 am Looking forward to picking this up for the art alone. Still can't forget about Gutsville... ah, if only...
    February 1, 2012 10:58 am Lemire off Frankenstein Agent of Shade? Awww... But, Matt Kindt is the replacement! Yey! Onitlikeabonnet. It'd be great if Lemire could draw an issue or two to compliment the issues of Sweet tooth Matt drew, but given Lemire's work schedule probably not gonna happen. Haven't read Justice League Dark since the first issue - there was only so many New 52 titles I could stick with, but now OMAC's time is all but up (sniffle) maybe I could be tempted back by Jeff Lemire.
    June 27, 2011 3:51 pm

    I remember seeing Gene Colan's art for the first time and being struck by how 'alive' it was.  This was how comics should look!  

    That pencils only issue of Captain America no. 601 proved he still had it.  Gene's gone, but his art lives on....

    I'll be looking out for Gene and Marv's Night Force Omnibus later this year!