citizenmilton's Recent Comments
September 3, 2013 11:52 pm Thanks to Conor, Josh, Ron, Paul, and the whole iFanboy staff for your efforts over the years. Your reviews, analysis and interviews have always been intelligent, funny and reliable. I can't count the number of books, runs, OGNs and creators who you've championed that I otherwise might not have been turned on to, and for that I'll always be thankful. Your sensibilities have created a community in large numbers that (usually) shares your vision for what makes comics great. As such, the website's "PULL" feature had become a vital resource in my comics-shopping habits. I relied on the curated crowdsourcing - I didn't necessarily want to know what's most popular in comics, but I always wanted to know what the iFanboy community was interested in pulling. More often than not, if there was a large number of pulls on a book I didn't know much about, I frequently deferred to the wisdom of the iFanbase, and was frequently rewarded for doing so. I hope by scaling the site back, you'll end up extending the life of the podcast even longer. Long live the podcast and long live iFanboy (even if scaled back)!
April 17, 2013 12:10 am Great list of nominees, look forward to catching up on the ones I've missed. Count me for #TeamHAWKGUY for as many as it can take. Biggest snubs: Fiona Staples, and iFanboy for journalism. Both not only deserving of nominations, but arguably should win their categories. I was anticipating an impossible choice between Staples and Aja for pencils/inks, but, since she got snubbed, Aja all the way.
April 10, 2013 5:41 pm This is the important point: "If you couldn’t get Saga #12 by clicking over 2 more pecks on your iPad... there would have been an argument" Comixology & Image haven't done a great job explaining this - it's really only a slight inconvenience. When SEX #1 was similarly banned from the Comixology app, all of the articles I saw on the topic suggested purchasing the title directly from Image Comics' web site. It was not clear that you could buy it on the Comixology web site *and still be able to read it within the iPad app* ... I'm not a fan of reading comics in a web browser, so I didn't bother buying it from Image's website (I don't even know what format their web-based purchases are delivered in). So, I mistakenly thought I had to wait until the trade paperback collection to be able to read Joe Casey's new book. And my brick & mortar store was already sold out by that time. Comixology could drive more customers to the web storefront if they simply allowed a preference within the reading app to automatically download all new purchases made from the web store; having to go back and manually download it is the only slight inconvenience. That'd also drive more digital pre-orders, knowing it'd show up immediately the first time you fire up the app after the title's available.
March 12, 2012 1:02 pm Sandman, Transmetropolitan, Essex County, I Kill Giants, All-Star Superman. And as long as this canon is limited to five, one of these will soon have to removed to make room for Scalped upon its conclusion.
January 3, 2012 1:24 pm Uncle! I truly couldn't care less about Daredevil, but I trust Josh's opinion too much to see him bestow something as valuable as #1 issue of the year and not give it a chance. I'll pick up the trade now. Great list. Need to check out a couple more that I missed. My #1 of the year is CHEW #18. Surprised it didn't make the cut.
November 8, 2011 7:43 pm If they cast Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity from FNL) as the main antagonist, it'll be perfect.
September 14, 2011 6:50 pm Good review. I'm equally enthused by the book. Interesting interpretation on the #42, but, I don't think that's it. I took it as a nod to Jackie Robinson. It is Brooklyn, after all.
September 9, 2011 1:43 pm Thanks for writing this. Have increasing frustrations w/ my retailer. This week? Got there a few hours late on Wednesday. NO copies of ANIMAL MAN. Ditto SWAMP THING. Also had several sellouts over the past year on these, hence I've had to switch to TPBs on these: -American Vampire -Morning Glories -Fantastic Four (once it became FF they jumped the bandwagon) -The start of Scott Snyder's DETECTIVE run There's something fundamentally wrong with an industry whose brightest stars' material can be so hard to find. The ANIMAL MAN/SWAMP THING is pretty much a last straw for my habits. When I expressed my frustration, they shrugged it off and blamed customers for not pre-ordering enough. If I have to pre-order everything, then what service is the retailer actually providing? Why shouldn't I just switch to an online/cheaper service? If they're not going to assume *any* risk at all and provide a browsable selection, then what's the point? Once iPad 3 or 4 reaches the resolution of the iPhone 4's brilliant retina display, I think I'm going to go all-in on digital, or as much as I can.
August 31, 2011 8:19 pm TRUST THE GRIN is the new FEAR THE BEARD.
August 25, 2011 2:50 pm Thanks for this list! Pre-ordering is something I don't want to have to do, but... In this economy, the retailers in my area have become insanely risk-averse. Image #1's are among the harder to get.