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    i am going to miss this book.  these characters have dug their claws into me and i want to see them…

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    i’ve tried, really i have.  i just cant like this book.  i’d give the idea a 4.  but the execution…

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    comics dont get too much better for me than this. i love these characters and i love the way there…

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    July 31, 2009 12:54 pm I loved this article. Easily one of your best Sonia and one of the best for the site as a whole. Looking at comics as art and from an academic perspective is so important. Thanks so much. And where do I register for Comic Art Appreciation with Prof S Harris?
    February 18, 2009 11:34 am kara is definitely at least half cylon.  either she IS daniel (the male/female transformation mirroring the character being played by Dirk Benedict in the original), or her father was daniel.  We know kara is an artist because of her apartment back on caprica right?  
    December 16, 2008 10:26 am Bravo.  one of your best.  pass the effing tissue plz.
    August 6, 2008 10:06 am

    fantastic article.  i am flooded with memories and am thinking that its these memories that make this hobby so special. 

     my first LCS was a Shwegmann's Grocery store.  i would go there with my mom once or twice a week and we would have that "meet u by the ______ in ______ minutes" syncing of watches and i would run to the magazine/comic shelves over by the produce.  in the very early days, '87/'88, i was torn between batman and x-men.  having the "just two" limit strongly enforced, i bought both for just a while, and the sci-fi elements of the x-men won out over the dark detective stories.  all of my purchases quickly became x-related.  uncanny, wolverine, and the "classic x-men" reprints, which i did not realize were reprents.  i thought they were just these new tales of past adventures.

    a couple years later a high school friend brought me to the "Book Exchange".  it was llike finding a dragon's lair of treasure.  rows and rows of dusty long boxes.  alergies be damned, i sifted through those boxes for the next 2 years until its eventual closing.  the next year a small shop opened in our tiny shopping mall.

    thank you conor.  this article just made me sappy as hell.

    June 30, 2008 1:32 pm thanks you!!!  robotic fish tales is AWESOME!  a gem. 
    June 2, 2008 9:10 am

    im gonna get in so much trouble at work.  im gonna have to find new terminals at which to read, spread it around. 


    ok, looking forward to it. 

    May 16, 2008 11:19 am

    @gordon - very nice my friend.  i think the LCS is essential for a proper comics experience.  a good community can make all the difference in the world when it comes to enjoying our books. 

    and this is so timely for me as i sit on the edge of the decision to open an LCS here in my home town.  what's the general opinion of the ifanbase on this subject?  is this thing of ours healthy enough to support new stores opening?  or have online services and huge book store chains all but crushed the LCS?

     If you're not an ISOTOPE or GOLDEN APPLE, r u long for this world?

    April 18, 2008 2:28 pm

    i think the executions were certainly an open act of war and i really feel like the certurions will be waiting on the resurrected skin-jobs they killed  this is, i think, where the real story will come from this season.  at least in these beginning episodes.  one of the things that makes the cylons alien to us has to be their hive-mind mentallity.  now it is obvious that they are not always going to agree with themselves.  within each line there is disagreement (sharon and boomer, right).  so maybe we will get a growing divergence from one another of cylon models.  they r mirroroing the human colonies and their different philosophies. 

    ultimately i think we will c a mix of cylon and human civilizations.  some of them with us and some of us with them.

     or im just full of shit today. 

    April 9, 2008 9:12 am

    perfectly said.  u have such an eloquence in expressing the maturing sophistication of comics readers, and i suppose readers in general.  so often u pluck things out of our brains and show them to us.  ur commentary on "this thing of ours" is such a pleasure to listen to.  i hope u r working on a book.



    April 9, 2008 8:53 am

    it is for the little bits of wonderful like this article that the new ifanboy is my first-thing-in-the-morning-thing.  very very nice.