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May 5, 2014 10:39 am I think I was Paul while watching it, I enjoyed it for the most part. Then as soon as the credits rolled I shifted to Timmy. The Spidey action stuff is fantastic and I love the leading duo, but everything else is just a mess. Gwen's death was a huge gut-punch when it came, even though I was half expecting it. BUT it was undermined by short-changing the scene by ending too early and by the fact that her heroic act prior to that, that supposedly needed her expertise, was flipping a giant switch labeled RESET. Gee, thanks Gwen, nobody else could have figured that out at all. Next time I'll just get Wolverine to slash it with his claws.
November 14, 2013 10:55 am It grabbed her, right? Sure, she was standing too close, but I seem to recall that bit of aether reaching out to her. That doesn't explain why the container was open to begin with, but that's neither here nor there.
September 4, 2013 3:42 pm This loss is especially painful during slow times at work, when I accustomed to coming here to peruse some articles and art. Thanks for everything over the years, guys. My reading selection has always been better with this around and I'll miss it.
August 30, 2013 2:59 pm I just read Lazarus over lunch and it was full of great moments. The negotiation had some great acting, too. But yeah, that moment was the gem. The whole issue was about tension.
August 30, 2013 12:16 pm I've tried to read a few comics to my daughter, but I find it awkward. I guess you just make up narration for the panels with no dialogue? It's the same with regular children's books, I tend to skip the ones that are dialogue-balloon heavy. Prose-styled dialogue is fine, it just feels weird to read dialogue balloons without the text around it. I'm probably just not relying on the art enough.
August 23, 2013 4:37 pm Is Catherine O'Hara in it? That I would read.
August 21, 2013 3:01 pm Who's the guy in the letter jacket? Is that Banshee? That's around the time I gave up on X-books, but it's bugging me that I can't recall who that is. If it's Banshee that's not one of his better looks. I swear there must be a note in the Deathbird master sheet that's something like: "whenever she's introduced show her in profile all up in some dude's business." I love her character, but that's every image of her.
August 20, 2013 3:43 pm I actually do see kids in my local stores, and I'm rarely at my local stores (get everything online, pretty much). I'm sure it varies from area to area, but there seem to be plenty around here. The price point is a major point, though. I was in a store with my nephew and wanted to get him a grab bag of various issues but I was quickly reminded of why I switched to trades in the first place.
August 20, 2013 3:40 pm I actually did grab the first issue of that (digital) to check it out and I liked it. I'll have to get a copy for my daughter in a few years when she's old enough to read it.
August 20, 2013 12:30 pm Agreed. I loved Damien Wayne, for example, but I loved him when he was paired with light-hearted characters like Dick and Stephanie. When you put him with his dad it's damned gloomy and depressing. I would love a light-hearted Wonder Woman book. Or a Supergirl series done in the fashion of that Billy Batson series that was done a few years ago. It's frustrating that these things don't exist when we know for a fact that there are creators willing and able to do them and an audience for it.