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Name: Ryan Silberstein




So here’s the thing. I want to enjoy this comic a lot more than I am currently. It’s been a…

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We are three issues into the Sif-era of JIM. So far the story hasn’t reached the heights of the guffaw-inducing…

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July 11, 2013 11:24 am The cynic in me says the difference is that Inhumans are still "in house" for Marvel Studios, and mutants are controlled by Fox...
July 2, 2013 9:30 am Good list...the "No Man's Land" gang tags were the first thing that came to mind...
June 6, 2013 8:38 am I've read some of the older stuff, all from the library. I wish there was an omnibus or series of nice hardcovers for it.
June 3, 2013 4:17 pm Nice quiet week! Age of Ultron Astro City Avengers Arena Superior Spider-Man BQ: Ranch dressing. Also Criterion Blu Rays.
May 22, 2013 12:43 pm Good article, Ryan! I wonder how much of this plays on the subconscious way that we react to fantasies. As a kid, you think "How cool would it be to get struck by lightning and chemicals and be the Flash!" There is a sense of possibility, that you could become the superhero. As an adult, we think "Well clearly being struck by lightning would be very painful, and the chemical burns would be a nightmare to recover from. So how is Barry Allen not dead?" And we crave the explanation because we need to understand why this hasn't happened to us. Some origins I don't mind revisiting, Hal Jordan's for example. There's a lot of mystery around Abin Sur, and John's 'Secret Origin' was a fun way to revisit that. More "modern created" superheroes have less to fill in. I love Booster Gold, but I would hate to read a 9 issue arc about his college career and time as a janitor before traveling back in time.
May 21, 2013 3:18 pm The film fails because you are mapping your history with the franchise onto this film, and its depiction of the relationships and the emotional impact desired by the filmmakers should drive that on its own.
May 20, 2013 2:17 pm Daredevil Batman Inc Avengers Young Avengers Uncanny Avengers Superior Spider-Man Journey Into Mystery BQ: Driver.
May 17, 2013 1:18 pm Definitely. I was actually really surprised that it just..ended.
May 17, 2013 11:57 am Disagree with your assessment of the Spock/Khan part.Spock had to embrace a little of his human side, he lied to Khan, doing the unexpected.
May 10, 2013 2:29 pm Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!