Name: Tom Dietz


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    December 7, 2019 7:24 pm When FF48 appeared, it was stunning. One more part of the transformation of comics that Lee, Kirby, Ditko and the rest were accomplishing. And a big part of it was, and the Booksplode makes clear, this was part of an ongoing saga and that the readers were seen as part of a community with the creators.
    August 8, 2018 11:30 am Sorry, should have said "is released"
    August 8, 2018 11:29 am Just realized that the discussion of paradigm-shifting comics the week before the new #1 Fantastic Four is realized is prescient. If any comics can be said to have shifted paradigms, surely the list must include FF #1 and what followed in the next 12 months or so from Lee, Kirby, Ditko, et al. Hope you all discuss the new FF #1 next week. (Haven't read it yet.)
    August 5, 2018 2:27 pm Great show! As often happens, there are books I'll read and enjoy as a result of your discussion I wouldn't have otherwise. The idea of major shifts in paradigms and the runs that inspired them is really interesting. I hope it comes up again. I wonder what other candidates might be. The first few dozen issues of Fantastic Four and Amazing Fantasy/ Spirderman for sure.
    January 31, 2018 11:32 am Love Marvel Two-In-One. Hope we get the FF back soon, the Marvel U is not the same without it. BTW, if you run an Energy Star dishwasher full it uses less energy and water than hand washing, so Josh's frugality could be better served by the dishwasher.
    January 9, 2018 8:55 pm Nice show--you always lead me to read something I wouldn't have otherwise. Appreciated what Ryan brings to the mix. Hope to hear you healthy next week!
    January 1, 2018 11:55 am Movies are different from prose. But I would urge those interested in Blade Runner, original or 2049 will probably enjoy and be impressed by Phillip Dick's novella "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" It really brings out the theme that this world is not just about humans and androids but about humans, androids and the lack of other animal species. And much, much more.
    December 13, 2017 4:13 am In being terse with my question I was unclear—apologies. I couldn't agree more that looking at a full page is the essence of reading comics. I always look at full pages first and last. But I may have been reading comics longer than most of the fanbase—learned to read on Barks, bought Showcase Flash and Green Lantern and FF #1 on the stands—and my eyes reflect that. So to get the detail within a panel with the iPad, I value the panel view. But you answered the question—there really isn't the equivalent for book reading software. Thanks!
    June 24, 2017 11:49 pm Saw it this pm with my three granddaughters, aged 5-10. Their major exposure to comics so far has been lots of Carl Barks. (The love the Incredibles, and since I consider the FF the "world's greatest comic mag" that is gratifying.) The two older girls were riveted, literally sitting on the edge of their seats for much of it. (The five year old was interested and never scared, and that's a good thing.) My own reaction was very positive too, but in many ways theirs matters more. So, to Ron, Josh and Conor and the rest of the community, What Wonder Women trades would you recommend for three young women who really liked the movie?
    January 14, 2017 9:39 am Conor mentioned a series by Keith Griffin he considered "the best" (or something to that effect). Can someone tell me what it is? This seems to be a period where I wasn't reading much from the big two. Thanks!