Name: chris jenson


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July 15, 2013 4:22 pm Character work is probably the most important thing in superhero comics. Without good character work, they generally suck. I think that is why this comic is so good despite its lack of much plot.
June 16, 2013 3:14 pm I liked the movie overall, but I have two gripes. Like lots of people, I had concerns about collateral damage. Someone mentioned the exploding gas station after supes throws the villain into it. I think that is a problem. Second, no one has mentioned this, but why do we have to have the Christian allegory built into the story. It wasn't as egregious as it was in Superman Returns but it was there. Superman, we are told, is 33 years old when he saves earth from Zod and Co. This is the age of Christ at the crucifixion. Trying to make Superman into a Christ figure is stupid. If anything he is more like Moses. When he is put in the ship as a baby, that is like baby Moses being put into a basket and sent down the river. Somehow we are supposed to think of Superman as Moses, then suddenly he becomes Jesus. This is a stupid mixed metaphor. Furthermore, the creators of Superman are Siegel and Shuster. These guys are Jews, not Christians. Why not stick with the Moses comparison they started with if we are going to use religious allegory at all ? (which, by the way, I think its totally unnecessary).
May 24, 2013 1:49 am I thought this was a great movie. It captured the ethical heart of the Star Trek franchise much better than the first reboot movie. It is about exploration and a humanist ethical out look, not just space action (though there was plenty of that). It was refreshing to see a movie that condemns revenge instead of celebrating it. If you have been reading the ongoing Star Trek comic you will see how the "re-hash" aspect plays in. Just think of it as Star Trek meets "Sliding Doors." How would things turn out differently for these characters if you change some of the initial conditions. I think the reversal of roles was clever and entertaining and I think Pine and Quinto did a superb job in playing them.
May 17, 2013 12:26 pm Nice article. I have had this problem as well and not just with comic book creators. When you find out things about movie stars, sometimes it can be hard to watch their performances. For example, Mel Gibson's anti-semitic screeds have made it hard for me to watch his movies. Another example is Tom Cruise and his Scientology. I respect his right to believe whatever he wants, but knowing he believes what I take to be complete bunk made it hard for me to watch him. I think it depends on how important the crazy beliefs of these creators are to you. I find the hateful ideas of Gibson or Card more difficult to overlook than the crazy beliefs of Morrison or Cruise. Another important point is whether their crazy ideas come through in their creative work. If, for example, Ender's game was a thinly veiled anti-gay book (it's not so far as I can tell), then it would be impossible (for me at least) to separate the creator from his creation. It seems obviously the case that this is true in the case of Morrison, but as you said this kind of makes his books more interesting. By the way, Morrison's Supergods is a very interesting book for any comic book fan and I highly recommend it.
May 13, 2013 6:57 pm I am tired of the dark/horror take on Batman, whether it is Snyder's Batman or Nolan's Batman (I have enjoyed both, but lets move on). I would like to see a more intelligent Batman, a Batman who really is the world's greatest detective, and a Batman that uses more technology and gadgets instead of just punching everything. In short, lets have a more intelligent, less violent batman.
April 18, 2013 6:21 pm Great Article and great costume. Your comment here makes a lot of sense. There is a theory in psychology the way we act can cause us to have certain emotions just as much as having emotions can cause us to act certain ways. So, it can be the case that acting confident can make us actually feel confident rather than the other way around. A great popular introduction to this theory is "The As If Principle" by Richard Wiseman.
April 16, 2013 1:05 pm I don't get why a previous bad movie in a franchise should make a difference on what to expect from a new one... unless it is being made by all the same people. Iron Man 3 has a different director, and perhaps more importantly, a different writer. Same thing for Wolverine. Also, why aren't Ender's game and Hobbit ifanboy friendly?
March 1, 2013 4:50 pm I only started collecting in earnest about 3 years ago. I end up getting about a long box's worth of comics each year. Already, I would like to reduce my collection to just the comics I really like and get rid of those I just bought to read. Does anybody know a good place to unload comics from the last 3 years or so. I realize I can't get much money for these, but I would prefer that than just throwing them away.
January 12, 2013 3:21 pm The Great London Beer Flood of 1814, nuff said! This is a fun issue.
January 8, 2013 2:20 pm Just relax man. Peter Parker abides. Let's enjoy the Doc Ock ride. Its nice to see a less black and white super hero story.