Name: jon williams


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June 3, 2013 7:18 pm I guess I would be considered a negative fan by some. I do complain about things that happen in comics but only because I think it is just as important to voice an opinion on the things that don't work as the things that do. One of my negative rants of late is about the state of the industry's retail outlets. There are some great stores out there but most of them are closer to bad than great. Employees in a comic shop that do not know who or what Hawkeye is and have never heard of The Untold History of Marvel Comics and are not interested in finding out. Stores that are always willing to order things but never actually have anything in stock on Wednesday afternoon - ever. Stores that used to be great in the 70's and 80's but are now living on their old reputations as their stores disintegrate into a stereotype. We need better retailers and I do think it is worth talking about.
November 21, 2012 7:30 pm I could not agree more. Origin was a huge mistake for the character. I am looking forward to this book. Cornell and Davis are both great creators.
October 30, 2012 3:47 pm I really disagree. There is nothing wrong with Marvel's origins and history. The only problem is the writers either do not care or do not know how to write comics that the average person can understand. If you really want a new beginning do it as a Renewed approach to story telling. Any history that is referred to needs to be explained. Every book should be a story on its own, even if it is part of a larger story. When I was a kid I could pick up an issue of Spider-man, The Avengers or the Hulk and follow what was happening. There was either a flashback or it was revealed in the dialog or in some other way. Also artists were a larger part of the story telling, they were not just illustration for the writer's script. If Marvel really wants to get fans back into their books this is the key, not a re-boot.
October 30, 2012 3:28 pm I agree. Rios may have made Captain Marvel a hit, maybe she still will.
October 30, 2012 3:28 pm James Harren came to my mind as well. Another guy that deserves a bigger following.
October 14, 2012 2:12 pm And why are the bad guys working out of the Legion of Doom headquarters????
October 14, 2012 12:55 pm I am actually surprised at how much I did not like this issue I wanted to like it and I added it to my subscriptions. It better pick up quick or #2 will be my last. I am a Cassaday fan but this is far from his best work and I am shocked that so many seemed to like it. There was no real plot, just a random series of events that were not even that interesting in my opinion. This seems especially bad for a first issue that is supposed to represent a great jumping on point for new readers. Unless I've completely misunderstood the point of Marvel Now. The dialog is badly done and in some places seemed to be missing entirely. Rogue was especially bad. But so was Thor and Captain America. I'm not sure what the Skull's lacky's were supposed to be about but that scene was horribly done both art and scripting. The Red Skull wants to be seen as a hero now? This contradicts just about every other appearance the character has ever made. The Red Skull has always been hate for hate's sake. I have not read Batman #13 yet, I have no doubt it is a better read. It would be extremely difficult for it to be worse than Uncanny Avengers #1. I'm not being mean, I'm actually very disappointed.