Name: Darren Baker



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    I’m beginning to feel somewhat lost in this book, and the thing that puzzles me, is that I’m not sure…

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    August 25, 2011 1:29 pm I like Tocchini. He has a great sense for form and composition and lavishes dynamism and energy into a panel. I like that his work 'moves' around the page more than conventional comic book fare. He reminds me a little of Mike Allred in as much as they both employ the discipline of using fewer lines; the right lines to get the job done.. Where they differ is Allred heads toward a cleaner line and Tocchini a more expressive one. GREAT issue.
    July 29, 2011 12:15 pm Whereas Knight and Squire was a brilliant portrayal of UK English, the dialogue in this is some sort of terrible pastiche. We have our fair share of dialects here but nobody speaks anything like that. 'Strewth'? Jesus.
    June 25, 2011 11:24 am Character deaths, new powers, new costumes, poly-bagging, spoilers etc. are all short-term 'fixes'. In any business, from say plumbing to sales, short-term fixes do not induce long-term positive change on the whole but serve only as a temporary means. I think the more they're used in a comics context, the less effective (and more eye-rollingly predictable) they become cheapening and diluting comics culture on the whole.

    Let's hope the DC move is the sort of long-term fix that derives an increase in readers and good stories, removing the need for all these short-term 'tricks' completely. Kudos DC.

    Hopefully this can help the big two begin a way of solving industry wide problems without compromising current story-lines and characters or crossing regular readers in exchange foe brief, cheap mainstream-media-D-list-news-story-mentions. At the moment though, it seems like it's a necessary evil.

    Long live funnybooks... Roll on September!  
    May 23, 2011 5:45 pm Awesome. I'm buying tickets.
    February 18, 2011 3:18 pm Anybody else notice the streak of fire shooting from the top of the building behind Spidey's leg?! 
    December 3, 2010 1:49 pm ASM #625 Joe Kelly, Rhino.
    July 18, 2010 8:48 am Sounds really refreshing.
    May 14, 2010 4:14 pm

    Mr. Katers, your acerbic wit and humorous slant on things never fails to leave a smile across my face. KUDOS!