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    You know what I liked? Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Sif one-shot from a couple of years ago. It was an incredibly…

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    June 1, 2016 1:15 pm Great show, guys! These special edition episodes are always some of the best. Shockingly, I’ve never read Preacher and neither has my wife. Sure, I know dribs and drabs of the story, but otherwise we came to the pilot a blank slate and I’ve gotta tell you, we really loved it. Yes, it was slow in places and, yes, we’d like to see Jesse take more agency in the show overall – as he does in the bar fight, but the rest was great. We loved the action and the quirkier moments with Tulip and Cassidy being enormous stand outs, both for storylines and performances. I was interested to hear you talk about that feeling of wanting the next trade right away and missing that from the show. Honestly, we felt the opposite. We were bummed there wasn’t another episode to watch right away and even more so that we’d have to wait two weeks for the continuation. We’re very eager to see where this goes. Like you, I’m a little sad to see that it doesn’t look to be a road trip show, but I suppose that does leave the possibility for Annville to become a rich location in its own right. My only real disappointment was the pacing. Like I said, it did feel slow in parts. I don’t think there were any whole scenes I’d eliminate, but I think many of them could have been shorter. The show didn’t need to be 90 minutes. I find myself wanting to peg this on Rogen and Goldberg. They directed the pilot and, while I believe both have some directing experience, it doesn’t seem as though their directorial approach is right for television. I’m eager to see what a more experienced TV director brings to the table. Overall, good show and we’re excited to see where it heads. I hope that it continues to defy expectation and veer away from the comic. I’ve never read it, but I hope the show becomes its own animal. One of the criticisms I’ve had for Game of Thrones in the past is its fidelity to the source material and the feeling that, as a reader of the book, I’ve seen it all before. I’d applaud Preacher the show if it can be a distinct thing from the comic and still be engaging.
    March 31, 2010 6:39 pm I think the Punisher gets the yellow ring.
    March 18, 2010 2:09 pm In sort of similar news, did anyone else notice that DCBS broke Boom out from their "Other Comics" section to put alongside Marvel, DC, and the rest?
    February 18, 2010 11:42 am I think it's interesting to see one of the big two make CCO an official position, especially since Johns has seemed to be DC's defacto CCO for a couple of years now.  I wonder if Marvel will make Bendis CCO in the wake of this announcement.
    February 17, 2010 3:58 pm

    Congratulations, guys.


    I, for one, am thrilled to see comic book podcasting take this important step forward.

    February 11, 2010 1:31 pm I want to be Paul Dini when I grow up.
    February 5, 2010 5:55 pm

    Personally, I've never cared for Spidey or Wolverine as Avengers, but I'd be completely down for Luke Cage and Iron Fist to be on the team and maybe She-Hulk.

    I just hope Ken Hayle isn't an Avenger.  I love him Agents of Atlas and would rather see him there (and the agents back in their own book, please).  Besides, I don't know if I could handle a gorilla with a human brain on both the Avengers and the JLA.

    February 5, 2010 12:16 pm

    I'm usually pretty hesitant to buy trades of stuff I already have in singles, but this may be the rare exception.


    I'm a pretty big Superman fan, but I feel like great Superman stories are few and far between.  That said, All-Star Superman was easily the best take on the character I've read since Alan Moore's Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow and For the Man Who Has Everything.

    February 3, 2010 5:38 pm

    I'm with TheNextChampion, nothing is sacred.  Regardless of how good or terrible a Watchmen sequel/prequel would be, it won't alter the original in any way.

     Plus, I see this as a win/win opportunity.  Either DC gets top name talent to do some great new stories or we end up with something terrible, which would also be kind of awesome.  Seriously, a Greg Land/Jeph Loeb Watchmen sounds so amazingly terrible that I have to see it.

    Besides, non-Moore Watchmen is hardly unprecedented.  After all, not only are all of the characters thinly veiled Charlton analogs, Rorshach toatlly appeared in a couple of issues of O'Neill's Question (admittedly in a dream sequence, but still...).