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This was quite honestly the most fun I’ve had reading a DC book in months! I’ve had a giant soft…

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The revitalisation of Bendis continues! I thoroughly enjoyed this first chapter- it had an intriguing premise, some great action and…

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I have to say it- I am not a huge fan of the X-Men or of Brian Michael Bendis. Why,…

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October 2, 2017 2:23 pm I was inspired by the podcast to start reading the first two volumes of Cerebus, which I’ve owned since the mid-90’s but never got round to! I’m glad to read above that volume 2 (“High Society”) is a home run, ‘cause sweet lord the first volume was an absolute slog! Maybe I should’ve just followed the iFanboy example and started with Church and State - if I didn’t know that things were going to get better, that first volume would’ve probably been my last!
September 12, 2014 4:20 am I think God Hates Astronauts was a ballsy pick, but just not a very good one! I couldn't even finish the thing and I found it desperately pretentious and unfunny. I realise that it's going to be one of those polarising titles, a real love it or hate it book, but I really struggled to see the appeal. It's definitely different though, that's for sure. My pick of the week would either be Southern Bastards (wish I had read it before listening to the podcast, though - normally I couldn't care less about spoilers, but this one would've really floored me!) or Grendel/Shadow - so good to see Matt Wagner interiors again, it's been a while.
September 2, 2013 4:11 pm Wow, I just logged in to do my pull list and this announcement hit me like a ton of bricks! Shitty end to a shitty Monday! There's no adequate way to say how much this website has meant to me over the last few years - I may not have been the most frequent poster of comments or reviews, but visiting the site to do my pull list, rate my books, catch up on comics news or see the regular sketch ups, covers of the week etc has been a huge part of my daily routine, and one that I will miss immensely. I know that there are other websites out there that do a similar job, but trust me when I say, nobody else does it as well as you guys have. Your unique personalities are all over every article, every podcast and every snippet of news, however small, and at the end of the day that's what has made iFanboy so special to so many people. It was an incredibly cool surprise to send an e-mail to you, and even though it never made the podcast, to have Josh take the time to personally respond. What other website could boast that kind of attention to their community? Thanks, guys. Although I've never met you in person, I still feel like I'm listening to old friends each time I put on the POTW podcast on my Monday drive to work. I hope that the future will bring great things for you all, and that the show will continue to inform and entertain us all for many years to come!
July 26, 2013 7:28 pm I am just back from a screening of The Wolverine, and totally agree with Paul's review- although I would actually have given the movie a strong 4/5 rating. I'm a sucker for a Japanese setting and have always been a big fan of the Claremont/Miller Wolvie mini-series, so this ticked all kinds of boxes for me! Nice to also see a tip of the hat to the BKV/Eduardo Risso arc from a couple of years back in the stunning Nagasaki sequences. And the mid-credits sequence (I didn't know for sure there would be one, but stayed in my seat just in case) was a mouth-watering glimpse of things to come, in the mighty Marvel movie manner to which we are all now growing accustomed! Great review, Mr Montgomery, and a great movie. I would go see it again tomorrow if I could!
June 28, 2013 4:24 pm Holy crap, Josh Flanagan! This week's sketch up is incredible! Paul Pope and Eric Canete's pieces in particular are just mind bogglingly gorgeous! Good work, Fella!
May 17, 2013 1:58 pm Saw Into Darkness earlier this week, and I have to say I absolutely adored every second of it!!! As a lapsed Trek fan whose first exposure to the ST universe came from repeated viewings of the second and third movies, I thought the reversal of the Wrath of Kahn scene was pretty clever and quite affecting, and for me all of the lead actors played their roles impeccably. I found myself wishing at points in the first Abrams Trek that they could have magically de-aged Shatner, Nimoy et al and had them play the iconic roles again, but with this one I found myself completely at ease with all of the portrayals, loving in particular Pine, Quinto and Urban's turns as kirk, Spock and Bones. This was a five star movie all the way for me- great acting, story, effects...everything, basically! Would go see it again in a heartbeat!
April 22, 2013 2:21 pm I remember this coming out when I was at high school, and in those days big movies didn't make it into UK cinemas until months after their US release, so spoilers be damned I must have read this thing about twenty times before I even saw the film. Da Ordster sure did himself proud on this book- it was just gorgeous. I think the problem with a lot of movie adaptations that followed it was that they were cheap cash ins in most cases, thrown together by creative teams who were a) not spectacular, and b) not particularly invested in the material. I would love to see movie adaptations make a comeback, but only if they were of a calibre similar to this, Al Williamson's beautiful Empire Strikes Back and Blade Runner works, or , to pick a more recent example, the Django Unchained book, every issue of which has been a pick of the week contender for me.
April 4, 2013 5:18 am Like Michael earlier in the comment thread, I'll have to wait for this one in my monthly subscription box from Forbidden Planet (and you thought bi-weekly was a long wait, Michael!), so I should be able to read it next week. Just based on the creative team, the cover and this review, though, I'm pretty much sure it will be my Pick of the Week too. Just the thought of seeing Simonson draw Thor again makes me feel like a kid again! :-)
December 8, 2012 2:43 am Forgive me for being crude, but it ain't the deer on that Fairest cover that I find vaguely hypnotic.... Nobody draws a great-lookin' semi-nekkid lady like Adam Hughes! :-o
December 5, 2012 6:35 pm Sorry, hit the "publish review" button mid-sentence by accident! The rest of my review follows: giving me a second lacklustre installment so soon after the iffy first, Marvel have made it clear that this, for now the biggest misstep in the NOW relaunch, is a title I can easily live without. With so many good books coming out right now, there's no way I can afford to waste $8 a month (or UK equivalent thereof) on bad ones.