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    August 6, 2013 12:35 pm This would be awesome. This is the first Comic Book Casting I have no alternative for. I love the idea of Donald Glover being Master Mind. I can totally see him create a giant flash mob nightmare for Brit.
    October 9, 2012 11:16 am Josh is being a little saucy today. And MacGyver is pretty awesome. It's like the TV show never left the airwaves.
    July 20, 2012 5:33 pm That's nice and everything Paul, but I wanna know what Conor thought. ;)
    July 4, 2012 11:51 am Wow. Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
    July 4, 2012 11:49 am I mostly agree with your assessment here. But, to your question at the end, for me, the chemistry between Peter and Gwen, his relationship with Aunt May, and even the nagging angst he feels because of the loss of his parents, all kept me firmly in the "This is awesome!" camp. I know people who are against origin stories in film on principle, but I like what Marc Webb did here and I took this as more of the kind of stuff he was working with in 500 Days. Also, there were enough twists in the origin highlights that it felt I hadn't seen this before. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are the perfect Gwen and Peter and the threads set up for the next films have me more than intrigued. I was also OK with Kurt Connors. I agree that the Jekyll and Hyde formula was a little overwrought and never quite fit, and the quickly tossed off mentions of his possible involvement in the Parkers' death seemed unnecessary, but I like that they tried to give him more character as The Lizard, at least in the early scenes of him in full hulk mode. The fact that, in Lizard mode, he's still trying to argue ethics with Peter, was an interesting take that didn't quite complete, but I liked what little there was. And you're so right about Aunt May and Uncle Ben. If they decide to go Smallville and do a whole TV show of teen Peter in high school with Sheen as Uncle Ben I'm so there. I could listen to that guy for ages.
    June 11, 2012 11:42 am I'm usually a glass-half-full kinda guy, but with this question I don't think there are any artists nowadays that have that kind of superstar quality about them. The closest I can think of is Joe Madureira, who now brings in fans of his game character designs (with a whole lot of overlap) to any new comic work he does. I don't know the numbers for Avenging Spider-Man #1-3, but if I'm not mistaken, his Ultimates run was wildly popular for a minute, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't for Jeph Loeb's "stellar" writing.
    May 4, 2012 10:26 am I just can't decide. They're all so good! OK, Tom Fowler's Rhino.
    April 27, 2012 12:06 pm Everyone should read Heidi MacDonald's excellent retelling of the history behind all this creator-bashing at DC: http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/04/25/the-creators-position-viewed-through-the-lens-of-alan-moore/ There's a lot of insight in that article that people on the internet are not taking into account. Also, in all of the fact-checking and analysis, she tries to give the industry some hope: "As an industry we need to try to let creators create and let new ideas flourish. And support a market that supports new ideas. Some would say there isn’t the money going around for that. Maybe. But we should try." I agree.
    April 27, 2012 11:49 am Roberson never calls any of the artists or writers working on Before Watchmen "sell outs". His beef is with the DC/WB corporation that allowed a move like that to happen in the first place and made his decision having wrangled for months about whether he wanted to associate himself with a company that would treat past creators in the manner that DC has treated Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Siegel & Shuster, etc., etc. I, for one, respect his decision AND his initiative to speak about it publicly. Methods and practices like the ones Marvel and DC are employing with their artists and writers should be open to public debate. That's the only way that things will change.