ghostmann

ghostmann

Name: Erik Hanson

Bio: Started seriously collecting comics with 1983's Atari Force. Soon followed by Swamp Thing which opened the DC universe to me. Up until 1989-90 I was all DC, but I was seduced by the dark side of the force - namely X-Force and the early 90's craze of over the top art work and lack of story (see Image Comics). It would take DC's Preacher to bring me back to my senses.


Reviews

Hi boys and girls its time once again for “Read Along with Ghostmann!” This weeks episode: Justice League #23 -“Three,…

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Well, they can’t all be winners yeah? Pak’s storytelling skill keeps this issue from sinking into the “just okay” realm….

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Do it! Do it right now! Go and read Wonder Woman issues #1 thru #23 right now. Stop reading my…

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ghostmann's Recent Comments
August 25, 2019 9:12 pm Superman: Year One # 2 was some goofy shit. Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olson on the other hand was fantastic. Surprised you dudes didn’t talk about the death that happened in Batman #77.
August 18, 2019 3:21 pm Welcome back Conor! Great show guys! And yeah Batman Universe is so much fun. Loving it.
July 28, 2019 11:01 am Josh, did you just compare Alex Ross to Rush? Conor, did you just utter the phrase “shadowy junk”? Fun show guys!
July 21, 2019 8:15 pm I’m a big fan of “hotel room voice” Conor. So soothing.
July 14, 2019 2:18 pm Batman Universe is such a breath of fresh air. With all the current "breaking" of Batman going on, reading Bendis' lighthearted take on the caped crusader is all the more special. I was lucky enough to have a local Walmart that carried this comic and every month I'd take a detour from the frozen food isle and snag me a copy to read the latest installment - and dudes, let me tell you, this story gets awesomer and awesomer. Just wait! Side note (1) - with Tom King leaving the main Batman title after issue 85, how cool would it be if Bendis took over writing? Too much on his plate already? Yeah, perhaps. Anyway, good show as always guys. The cell phone alarm works like a charm. Side note (2) - yes I know “awesomer” is not a word. ;)
June 23, 2019 11:41 am In his prime, there was no better then Frank Miller, we all acknowledge that. He is a legend. But unfortunately his time has passed and reading Superman Year One I had one overwhelming thought throughout... Miller is out of touch. At one time he tapped into the zeitgeist of the era and his writing and drawing reflected that. It meant something. He had a voice that demanded to be heard whether you liked it or not. Now, that voice is a just echo of the past. But we still cheer Miller on from the stands. We are still on his side, hoping he hits a home run, but not surprised when he only gets a double. Is Superman Year One good? Sure. It's a fun read. But it's immediately forgotten. This all reminds me of when a huge rock band from back in the days, that sold out arenas and played for millions, are now doing the State Fair or Casino circuit for a crowd of 50 - we'll pay our 20 bucks and sit in the bleachers and listen because why? Nostalgia.
June 20, 2019 6:20 pm Excellent show! Loved every second of it!
May 6, 2019 9:16 am Well, I like it. And hey, for 3.99 a pop I’ll take “overwritten” over “underwritten” any day. ;) And as far as Snyder trying to be like Morrison, I honestly don’t get that vibe. Snyder’s work is a bit more self-explanatory than Morrison’s. I always know where I’m at in a Snyder Justice League book. There is also a hint more fun in there as well. Morrison, along with Alan Moore, are two powerful creative forces that inevitably will seep into any comic book writers work. It’s just gonna happen, but I don’t feel Snyder is “copying” anyone. He has his own voice. - he’s just standing on the shoulders of giants.
May 5, 2019 10:26 am DC's Year of the Villain is a not so subtle attempt to connect all the "Epic" storylines currently being penned by their top writers: 1. Scott Snyder's cosmic odyssey, which began way back in Metal #1, is reaching its crescendo in the pages of Justice League. The history of the DC universe is being re-formatted for a modern audience and new threats abound. If you are into DC this is "must read" shit. 2. Brian Michael Bendis and Superman are made for each other. Bendis is bringing his slow-burn touch to the world of Clark Kent and ramping up the stakes by making the "bad guy" an elusive secret organization, something Superman just can't hit with his first to win the fight. Clark is going to have to rely on his extended family to help him out of this jam. 3. Tom King - love him or hate him, you have to give it up to him for keeping Batman interesting month after month. Since that last panel in issue 50, where we discover Bane is behind it all, we have been waiting on pins and needles for King to deliver the goods. Sure it's taking awhile to get there, but we this far in and invested, no reason to quit now. Year of the Villain's mastermind, Lex Luthor, will place himself in each of these conflicts and promise success to the evil parties involved. Let's hope this event is a success as well.
April 21, 2019 10:39 am *slow clap* Bravo Josh. Bravo.