Name: Craig Smith



Bryan Hitch’s cover for FF #554 doesn’t excite me at all.  It’s a bad movie poster, stiffly posed and uninspired. …

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November 9, 2015 2:39 am Congratulations on 10 years. I have been a listener since the first podcast, even for the few years when new family meant I didn't have time or money for actual comics. I've learnt a lot from you over the years, and your different opinions and perspectives are always interesting and entertaining. Thank you for taking the time to do this every week.
January 11, 2013 3:36 am Norm Breyfogle. This was my favorite era. Dark and cartoony. It's the only unbroken batman run I own. Neal Adams is a very close second.
January 9, 2013 3:01 am These sorts of arguments about the "right" way to feel about a topic are always interesting. No one was threatened during Mike's article. There was no swearing or personal insults, that I noticed. It seemed like a reasonably argued explanation of how he felt about the decisions made by the creators and how he planned to respond. Not liking the change is not the same as resisting all change. If the next Batman reboot had him wearing a pink leotard and sequins, that would be a change! Would disagreeing with it mean you wanted comics to stagnate and never change? Or is it the majority that rules. Mike has the right not to read something he feels he will not enjoy.
May 4, 2012 7:56 am I think you may be so obsessed with your political view that you are seeing lefty commie conspiracies everywhere. As USPUNX points out, production on this film was basically over when the Occupy movement started.
May 2, 2012 9:06 am You missed a lot of exciting things while you were asleep.
May 2, 2012 8:45 am Seconded. Oh yes they do.
May 2, 2012 8:30 am Seen it twice already and $%#%% Yeah Joss was the right choice to direct The Avengers. Hasn't it already made over $200M. It's exciting, brilliantly scripted, hilarious in parts. Every performance is pitch perfect. My friends and family are seeing this film who would never go see another super-hero film at the cinema, and this is based as much on word-of-mouth as marketing. Everyone who sees this film is loving it.
February 29, 2012 7:45 am I think the opposite is true. Digital comics will impact most on single issues and increase sales of trades and hard covers. I personally buy single issues in digital and favourite runs in collections.
February 29, 2012 7:43 am Would a serious art collector be satisfied with a coffee table book reproduction of the art? That's what a comic book and TPB actually is. What difference does it make if the reproduction is on paper or on an LCD? The original art pages are the actual art.
February 14, 2012 6:10 am Jimski, I see where you are coming from but feel there is an assumption in your article that I don't see. As I read the New 52, I remain surprised at how little like a reboot the DC reboot actually is. These characters are established because their histories are still there. Sure, it's somehow been compressed into 5 years, but Batman didn't just start out as Batman, most of the recent GL history still seems to be GL history and the Alan Moore Swamp Thing is still somewhere in the new Swamp Thing's past. The first Robin still grew up and became Nightwing. Barbara Gordon was still shot by the Joker and was Oracle for 3 years (or something); she didn't get reset to pre-Oracle time. Really, the New 52 was just a line-wide "jumping-on-point". So, I don't think adding a new Earth-2 to that established history is such a big deal. The Elusive New Reader probably isn't as worried about the continuity, anyway, and will just read what they like.