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.


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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
November 11, 2018 11:16 am The Green Lantern made me feel like I had been transported back into the 80's when I first started reading comics. It perfectly captures that vibe and man, I loved it! I know I sound like a grumpy old man - "Back in my days comic books were COMIC BOOKS!" - but the current trend of making comics seem more "theatrical" and "widescreen in scope" does a disservice to the medium. Comics don't need to compete with movies and TV. While they may share the same subject matter and characteristics, comic books are a completely different art-form and should be approached as so. Alan Moore understood this and created Watchmen to be "un-filmable" (sorry Zack Snyder, Alan was right). Morrison comes from the same school of thought - he understands the nature of comics better then most writers out there today. And that's why when you read The Green Lantern you get a sense of something special happening - Morrison is reminding you of why we love comics in the first place. The Green Lantern is a breath of fresh air.
November 4, 2018 10:09 am I'm having an "Economic Crisis" paying $3.99 for more for these F'ing comics! But I digress... I actually wouldn't mind paying this much for 22 pages of comic if the story didn't take less than 2 and a 1/2 minutes to read. Brevity has always been one of the little "quirks" or "stylistic trademarks" of Tom King's writing, and I've had a love / hate relationship with it, but come on man, this is a CRISIS book! Explain some shit! I recently re-read Crisis on Infinite Earths, the classic 1985 crossover that started it all. I was amazed at how much STORY you got for a measly 75 cents! Issue 7 alone took me 22 hours to finish! SO. MANY. WORDS. But I digress.... I suppose the moral of the story here is... They don't make'em like they use to. ;)
October 29, 2018 9:18 am Oh come on guys, Superman wasn't that bad before Bendis took over. Tomasi, Jurgens, Gleason, Mahnke, and Jimenez were delivering stellar Superman comics the last few years before Bendis came over from Marvel. Incredibly fun and emotional stories with top notch art. With that said, Bendis and Sook just took the bar set by the previous creative teams and raised it with Action Comics 1004. Great time to be a Superman fan.
October 21, 2018 5:09 pm I've never read Teen Titans or Nightwing on a regular basis, and have only really experienced the character through the two main Batman books, but I've always loved Dick. I mean, uh, Ric. I always felt Dick Grayson was the heart of the DC Universe. The moral compass that pointed the way for other heroes to follow. And it could be argued that he may, quite possibly, have made a better Batman than Bruce when he took up the cowl. What is currently happening to Dick in the comics and in the live action show ("F" Batman! Really?) is tarnishing the character. But you're right, this is what comic books do - taking beloved heroes, changing their personalities, powers, and intentions ( things that made us fans of then in the first place ) only to return them to glory in a fabulous NEW #1 ISSUE! years later.
October 14, 2018 1:05 pm You could make the 6 and 1/2 hour drive up to Sacramento. We’ve got 5 Walmart’s to choose from. ;)
October 14, 2018 10:45 am Nice show gents. I’m curious, either of you have a chance to read Tom King’s and Andy Kubert’s “Walmart” Superman story that dropped this week?
October 6, 2013 2:54 pm I'm really glad yous dudes are still dropping the podcast on us - it was always part of my Sunday ritual - and still is.
September 8, 2013 9:53 pm Excellent show guys! Wait.... I had promised a "fuck" or two so let's try this again.... Fucking excellent show guys! Nice to have you back (at least for a day)
September 2, 2013 4:37 pm come one come all.... http://nothingbutcomics.wordpress.com/