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    July 2, 2018 3:03 pm Actually, cooking steaks from frozen can help keep a more consistent texture throughout the steak. Also, putting a non-frozen steak uncovered in the freezer or fridge for a bit can help dry out and "age" the surface, increasing the flavor that the Maillard reaction will then intensify further. I'm a fan of slow cooking in the oven then finishing on a blazing hot grill or cast iron pan. Sous vide then sear is a good fool proof technique too. In the end, get good quality beef, don't overcook, and you can't go far wrong. Did I miss something with Jor-El? Last I recall, he was dying because his Oz staff broke and stopped protecting him from the kryptonite poisoning. Then he was sucked away in a "Not like this!" moment by the mystery blue light entity. I hope there's an explanation as to how he's back.
    November 15, 2017 4:57 pm A lot of the gas left Metal for me when Scott Snyder said that it has nothing to do with Doomsday Clock and Rebirth. All that said to me is that, when this is over, we'll be back at the status quo so none of it will really matter. I kind of dug how it brought back Hawkgirl and seemed to be fixing/undoing some New52 stuff at first. I don't care for the Bat God and tribes at all as I really disliked Batman RIP and the Return of Bruce Wayne stuff. I'm reading the main issues but am not getting any of the tie-ins outside of series that I am already reading.
    November 15, 2017 4:50 pm Ron's conflict may be contractual, regarding employees and "media" contact. From the title, it sounds more like a marketing position than the Image one, so there may be an issue there.
    September 10, 2017 8:22 pm I can't believe there was no mention of the gratuitous rebar death. I feel like someone slipped that in just for iFanboy.
    March 8, 2017 12:00 pm Curious if you guys read and had thoughts on Riverdale #0. I didn't think it was that good but it does have some interesting implications for the timeline of events in the show, like Polly apparently having her suicide attempt/breakdown at the same time or at least around the time of Jason's disappearance and death. It's seems really weird for Betty to not have seen or heard from her sister at all since she was apparently committed. As close as they were portrayed in this comic, you'd think she'd have gone to visit and talk to her at whatever hospital or facility she's in. I still like the show but it has the typical amount of frustration I get at logic and how the world works as I have with the other CW comic-based shows.
    March 8, 2017 11:55 am Yep. Thanks for taking one for the team. I was curious if DC would slip some rebirth plot points into this since Hawkman is a traditionally f'd up continuity mess, but I guess not. I really love Hawkman and wish they'd figure out a way to do something cool with him.
    February 8, 2017 10:13 am Well, I'd say it's still fairly escapist, in the same vein as any other soap with their own share of murder and ridculousness. What's really breathed some new life into these characters are these weird, alternative takes. The classic Archie is still there and they still pump out reprints like no one else. I was personally a huge fan of the "Life with Archie" series with all it's grown up angst that still had the same sense of goofiness as the original stuff. As I stated above, I don't know how sustainable this is but as long as they have good writers telling good stories, I'll keep reading and watching.
    February 4, 2017 6:14 pm FYI, Baltimore is known as Charm City which, if you've seen The Wire, is a bleak setting for a comedy.
    January 30, 2017 9:24 pm I actually think Didio and Giffen are a good team for Kirby stuff. Between this and OMAC, they seem to be good at channeling the totally bananas Kirby-esque creativity.
    January 30, 2017 9:20 pm FYI, The Kamandi Challenge is a callback to the DC Challenge from the early 80s. I remember reading that back in high school when I worked at a comic shop.