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Name: Jonathan Dranoff

Bio: Life-long Marvel fan with a growing interest in great stories from other publishers. Favorite work these days includes anything Astro City, Captain America (especially since Cap's death), and Astonishing X-Men. Favorites of all time: Watchmen, X-Men/X-Factor in the Sinister/Apocalypse era, '70's Avengers, Astro City (especially the single issue with Samaritan and The Infidel), Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch. Wish list: the ability to read through a D.C. "Infinite" epic, actually understand what's going on, and suspend disbelief.

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    For those who have been following the Abnett & Lanning space epic for the past few years, they know that…

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    Inexcusable or inexplicable? Self-aware or self-deluded? How could this embarrassment have possibly happened? Why do I find myself offended, or…

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    For a couple of issues, Slott seemed to be cruising at a decent pace. However, the current issue of Mighty…

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    coltrane68's Recent Comments
    April 8, 2010 12:53 pm I agree with your review, but I think you were too gentle. I found the incongruities nausea-inducing. This book should not exist.
    March 26, 2010 8:41 pm Agreed - good review.
    March 8, 2010 7:35 pm Maybe...but probably not.
    March 8, 2010 7:32 pm Just to be clear - I LOVED the completed issues of The Twelve. So why can't JMS get off his ass and complete three more issues? BTW I am a sucker and will purchase this to spite myself. Grr.
    February 27, 2010 8:08 am I would have to agree.
    February 25, 2010 2:19 pm


    This was my POTW as well. Bendis succeeded outside his standard comfort zone, and I agree - this was an exceptional week. I gave 5's to ROK: Inhumans, Marvels Project, and Thor, as well, but this is the book that blew me away.

    February 25, 2010 2:10 pm

    I didn't see the almost mystically revered Geoff Johns brilliance in this series. Sure - it brought back Barry Allen, but the villain was exactly who one might predict, the climax was only moderately exciting, and the wrap-up (at least the rogue panels) seemed unnecessary.

    Still, I do look forward to seeing how Johns will juggle such a surfeit of Flashes, so I suppose the series did its job.

    February 25, 2010 1:58 pm Agreed - the art was superb. My take on the story is that it was average - I get that Hickman wants to set something big up for the FF, but each of these issues seems to be saying "but wait...there's more" on the last couple of pages.
    February 25, 2010 1:56 pm I thought this was one of the best things Bendis has done in ages. It was one of the best "gathering the heroes" stories I have ever read, and the Spider-Man/Spider-Woman team-up was just terrific.
    February 18, 2010 5:40 pm I didn't love the coloring - it would have been nice if DP and Spidey were drawn with more distinct shades of red. I hated seeing the characters blend in with each other to such an extent.