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Aaron was very wise to send a limited number of the kids to a remote location for an arc. I…

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Scott Snyder devoted the last four issues to having the Joker deliver long rambling monologues… and yet at the end…

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Sorry, I thought this was easily the weakest of the run so far. The writing here is so colossally clunky,…

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November 21, 2017 12:02 pm Sorry for the typos. Probably it's clear, but just to make sure: I meant "...even though HE supported her in principle". And I meant "That doesn’t EXCUSE the trolls who harassed her".
November 21, 2017 11:57 am I Googled this a lot also and monitored Twitter about it for several days. All I'm finding are: 1) An ex-gf said he was terrible to her during a break-up and 2) One woman who worked at Image said Ron told her that an idea she had wasn't a good idea. That's it. Aside from that I just found a dedicated contingent of fewer than a dozen people just saying "It's true he's a harasser" over and over and over again. Look, maybe he is a real dirtbag, and I'm perfectly willing to believe that, but this whole trial-by-social-media thing is in this case really lacking specifics. I don't need "evidence", but I sure wish the claims were at least a touch specific. And yeah we're talking about "multiple" claims... multiple meaning TWO, several years apart. So he had a bad break-up and was really nasty to an ex-gf. Like 60% of all people have been mean to exes. And what he's accused of wasn't physical abuse. That doesn't excuse Ron's alleged behavior, but what the anti-Ron contingent seems to be saying is that he shouldn't have a job in this industry. Are they aware that actually women exist in all industries? So basically by following their own logic we'd have to conclude that Ron shouldn't have a job anywhere, ever. All because of precious few actual allegations with precious few details or examples in them. I'm sorry but if you sent mean voice messages to an ex, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to find a job ever. As for whatever happened with him at Image: again, the only specific thing I'm finding is that one claim from that one person who used to be in comics. The "best" (i.e. worst) example she had was that Ron had the audacity to tell her that some PR idea she had was not a good move, because even though she supported her in principle, she was going about things wrong in his opinion and hurting her own cause. This is "harassment"? The woman in question is actually a pundit whom I've agreed with in principle in the past. But she also has a track record of going about things in the wrong way and, yes, hurting her own cause in the end. She and others at CBR handled things so badly regarding something she said that they ended up having to totally destroy 20 years' worth of forum posts in a last-ditch scorched-earth attempt at saving their community. So yeah she has a terrible track record in regards to "how" to get her ideas out. That doesn't accuse the trolls who harassed her. That doesn't excuse them at all. But yeah she did a terrible job of handling that situation, and in the end she hurt herself, her cause, her employer, and the community in general. Those are the facts. The most disturbing part of all this are the people who want Conor and Josh to just throw Ron under the bus. Apparently people think 20 years of friendship should melt away due to vague accusations. This is truly frightening to me. I think iFanboy has handled this well. Really if there is more information out there about Ron's actions, I haven't seen it. I've searched for hours, because this shocked me so much. I need more than 2-3 people and 7-8 of their White Knight friends speaking against him. That's not to dismiss anything that Ron did or might have done, and honestly the thing with his ex does sound bad. But not bad enough to get him black balled from an industry forever. I don't know what to believe anymore, because there are people who think that just telling a woman "Your idea isn't good" constitutes harassment. A majority of the tweets and news articles about this portray Ron as if he were guilty of physical assault and even call the women "survivors" (as if they were raped or as if he attempted to murder them). It's insane and I can't get a bead on it. The people talking about it are not trustworthy and they simply accept "several people are talking about it so it must be true" as reason enough to ruin someone's life.
December 29, 2014 5:01 pm Looking at the rundown... I can't really imagine you guys sitting down watching The Good Wife. Especially not over Hannibal. Hope y'all are having a good holiday season, though.
March 24, 2014 2:54 pm I honestly don't see how DD #1 was "excellent". It was basically one big action sequence of "Superhero saves kid". It had a couple kinda clever bits, but nothing nearly as innovative as what we saw in the early issues of Waid's run. I mean, I have a subscription to Waid's DD; I like Waid's DD; I was happy enough with the issue and think it was okay and everything. No complaints. But to raise it to "excellent" status? Sometimes I think you guys are just on autopilot with this stuff. "A Mark Waid Daredevil comic? It MUST be great." Can you not even tell that it obviously doesn't hit the heights of say, the Moleman or Dr. Doom issues from a year or two ago?
February 10, 2014 2:20 pm I don't see where you guys are coming from with "Batman" at all. "This is Batman before he knew what he was doing!" Yes, that's a well-established trope of all Year One-ish storylines. You're acting like Snyder thought of it. It's fine, but par for the course. "Wow, unlike 'Year One' you actually think that Bruce is in jeopardy with the cops!" I fail to see how Year One had any less dramatic tension in that regards. "Wow, Gordon is actually on his own here without any support!" He didn't have hardly any support in Year One either. He had the one female policewoman for an issue or so; that was it. I'm enjoying Zero Year okay, but your reviews of it here just scream "We are homers for Snyder who will believe anything he tells us and figure out ways to justify it."
August 26, 2013 9:31 pm I'm 95% sure that Ribic will be doing one of the bookends to the X-Men event that's coming up. After that . . . I sure hope he comes back to Thor! But I spent the last 28 issues of Remender's Uncanny X-Force praying that Ribic would come back to that series as well...
August 26, 2013 9:29 pm The past tells us that very little happens with most Morrison characters after he leaves the books.
August 26, 2013 9:28 pm Shrugs. I like his art. I think it's improved over what it was a few years ago. I've been happy with the art on both Avengers Now! books and think that Deodato has been second only to Opena in terms of the best artists so far. I'd definitely put him over Caselli (not that Caselli's bad at all), and I wasn't that impressed with what Weaver gave us. I like Weaver but he's nowhere near what he was on SHIELD, and meanwhile I think Deodato has leveled up. Kubert underperformed a bit.
August 26, 2013 9:22 pm Hm, good to know that we'll at least get one more dose of Acuna on Uncanny Avengers after this issue.
August 26, 2013 9:21 pm The first 11 issues of Hawkeye (plus a Young Avengers story with the female Hawkeye) are scheduled to come out in an oversized hardcover in November.