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    October 10, 2011 10:22 am Ex Machina is set in NYC. DMZ was mentioned and that's reallllllly good.
    September 27, 2011 4:42 pm Hear hear! @KenOchalek I second that. I always find Wally's posts to be insightful and matching of my own opinions. I liked reading comics on my computer enough but when I bought my iPad, I confess it was purely for the purpose of reading comic books. (the ability to stream Netflix or play touch-based games was purely secondary). As for all your print collectors, don't knock digital until you've tried it. It's gorgeous and vibrant in ways paper only dreams it could be.
    September 22, 2011 9:53 am I surprisingly I enjoyed this book. I didn't really have high hopes for this as every depiction I've had before of Captain Atom wasn't that pleasant but this book I did like. I definitely got a very Dr. Manhattan feel but I liked how Captain Atom wasn't as in control of his powers as he thought, which ties into the fear of uncontrollable atomic power. I'm intrigued to find out what happens next and will be picking up #2. But, as for the very last panel/text box, what do you think it said? I'm not 100% sure what was written.
    September 22, 2011 9:28 am This was my first Legion book and I was completely lost. Even after watching the Legion cartoon before, I felt that this was completely not new reader friendly. The art was good but it was just such an onslaught of characters and it seemed like you had to have a lot of background knowledge. I don't think I'll be sticking with this.
    September 22, 2011 9:25 am Knowing New York, I don't think that's just chewing gum.... .... Ewwwwwww.
    September 21, 2011 10:56 am Kate is supposed to be very pale and ashen-faced. It's supposed to provide stark contrast with the bright reds in the book. If you take a look at bonus materials from Batwoman Elegy, you'll see notes that JH Williams had on the look of Batwoman, specifically describing her as incredibly pale. It's a goth-psychobilly vibe you're supposed to get from her. The character spec mentioned is here: http://www.creativecomicart.com/uploads/4/1/8/5/4185864/4927706_orig.jpg?377
    September 13, 2011 12:23 pm can'twaitcan'twaitcan'twaitcan'twaitcan'twaitcan'twait
    September 13, 2011 9:40 am Ugh. I guess this is worth a checking out when I'm back in China. Time to brush up on my Mandarin. Too bad Chinese produced animation is pure shite. I wonder how much Western comics will be featured. To my knowledge it isn't as popular in Asia as it is in Europe or Australia. The market there in China is oversaturated with a billion comic book/manga rehashes of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
    September 12, 2011 10:58 am Fantastic review, @kennyg. I totally agree with everything you wrote. (and thanks for the quote). And about the 1930's Superman, I really didn't like that version of him. I mean, I remember an early issue in which he "stopped a war" by kidnapping the two opposing armed forces leaders and forced them to come to peace or else he'd harm them. I can't condone "the ends justifies the means" to that extent. Not when Superman has that power set. It's just unfair. I hate Might Makes Right. I can't help but feeling that if this were the real world and Superman behaved like that, I would want to join up with CADMUS and develop some anti-Superman in the very real case that he decides to take on government corruption and start wrecking havoc with the US military and the political system. Who is Superman, or anyone else, to forcefully impose his own morality (flawed in my eyes) on another person? One could argue that, "Oh! But Superman's just enforcing the law and getting rid of those 'untouchables!'" But again, it doesn't appear that Superman holds much value for "due process" and the rights of a citizen. Ugh, I could go on more but at the risk of getting on an even larger soapbox I'll stop. Morrison, what have you done?
    September 9, 2011 12:19 am On a side note, I had just picked up Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman recently and I loved it. I thought it be a very poignant and well crafted story. I've also loved other one-and-done stories with Superman (Red Son comes to mind). So I have a place for a Superman in my comic book life - and I do like Morrison's writing in other parts. It's just this particular one that irks me as much as rereading old 1940's Action Comics did.