henryj2112

Name: Henry Jones

Bio: Been collecting comics for about 5 years now. Started off with Batman and have spread my net far and wide since then, and now get about 20-30 titles a month.


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September 3, 2013 4:23 am Gutted to hear this sad news. Like others you were my first stop when I went online and have really enriched my comic reading experience over the last few years. Your suggestions for new comics have made my bank balance seem precarious at times, but I don't regret it for a second. Thank you for all that you have done and all the best for the future.
June 15, 2013 4:29 am I enjoyed it and would definitely see it again given the opportunity. It was no better or worse than 'Amazing Spider-Man' or other such films as an introduction to what will presumably be a new franchise; some good ideas, a lot of fun but lots of flaws as well. I would agree with some critics that say it lacked humanity and heart. The attempted suicide scene from All Star Superman would have been a good template in this respect - nothing big, just something to show that he cares. It just seemed too grand at times - 1000s of people being killed in Metropolis and then by the end of the film all is well. Amy Adams did not click for me as Lois and I will certainly miss the Clark, Lois, Superman love triangle from the franchise.
May 15, 2013 9:00 am My two-penneth: Snyder's run has been good in general and I've got no plans to jump off any time soon. Of course there are plot holes, but on the whole we are not talking about anything on a 'Prometheus' level. My issue is that every arc is built up, mostly by Snyder himself ('If this was the last chance I got at Batman, this would be the ________ (insert character) story I would tell'). As a result of this I feel that Snyder makes too many attempts to think outside the box to the extent that the first few issues of a story are good but the end stutters (Thomas Wayne Jr, The resolution to DotF). He would do well to look at Dini's run on Detective; short, tight stories which did not look to re-invent the wheel, just show Batman up against his villains in an intelligent and entertaining way. From what I can recall the only major story Dini did in his run was 'Heart of Hush,' with the others been 1-2 issues. I think he's a great writer with some good ideas, but almost tries too hard with his punchlines.
April 3, 2013 3:04 pm wallythegreenmonster's situation sounds similar to mine. My trade-buying consists of stuff i've loved or missed first time round. Trying to keep up with trades and my weekly stash takes up the majority of my time, but All-Star Superman is one i've gone back to again and again and I re-read Morrison's run on Batman about once a year. Bendis and Brubaker's Daredevil is another I like to reread when time permits. I also re-read books when there has been a break in the series before it returns - American Vampire will get that treatment over the summer.
April 3, 2013 4:00 am Fairly light week. Looking forward to New X-Men, Detective and Green arrow. BQ - Maximus' armour from the first battle in Gladiator.
February 27, 2013 9:47 am Can't wait for this. Thank God DC have got rid of the awful Arrow banner - so many good covers have been ruined by it in recent months! Will be gutted to see the end of Damian. The most interesting new character for a while, even if only a few writers have managed to nail the voice. The big question is what do we do now for a Robin? Tim Drake could return, but I would like to see something new. Guess we'll find out in the wash when we learn Damian's actual fate, etc.
February 7, 2013 6:03 am I really want to enjoy this series, but can't get past the woeful acting and lack of character development, although they are probably linked. The references to the DCU are great and certainly bring a smile to my face, although I still feel that it is nothing more than a rip-off of Batman Begins. Maybe my expectations are too high...
January 11, 2013 8:03 am There are some truly great arists on this list. While I love Burnham and Quitely's (first three issues of Batman and Robin - awesome!) style and grew up with Bruce Timm's animated series, my Definitive artist is Dustin Nguyen. He has a variety of different styles from the Little Gotham to his Inks and Watercolous and all of them stand out as being my Batman, so much so that when I had finally saved up for a commission after four years of squirreling money, his was the first artist I went for.
September 26, 2012 8:56 am I take it that Nguyen's mini will be collected in the 5th hardcover, as Sean Murphy's was in the Third due to the fact that the stories were running parallel. I can't wait to read these stories again, even if the last arc with Calvin was a little weak.
June 30, 2012 7:51 pm Batwoman was in Detective in 2009 as part of 'Batman Reborn'. It worked well and was the springboard for the Ongoing series.