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Name: James Schneider



This book is just a fantastic pulpy romp. The art is absolutely spectacular, and I had never read an Arcadia…

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I think that the idea that Warren Ellis phones in all of his superhero work has become viral and is…

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December 7, 2010 12:38 am Current favorite thing out of Marvel by miles and miles. 
September 22, 2010 5:03 am @wangman My biggest problem with the Invincible Iron Man stuff is the coloring. The over-rendered, over-filtered style looks like murder, and the original pages are pretty great looking.
September 22, 2010 5:00 am

I can honestly say that the move toward photo realistic or photo traced art has affected my buying habits. I don't have any great moral opposition, I just don't dig the style. As such, I'm reading a lot fewer big two books, where that style has become rampant, and a lot more indie books, where pure cartooning is still the primary form. 

What the issue comes down to for me is that photo tracing eliminates personal style in most cases. When I see a Ryan Kelly page, I know instantly that it is Ryan Kelly. When I see a standard Marvel page, it's anyone's guess who drew that. 

September 13, 2010 3:41 pm

I am looking forward to this week's books, which I haven't been able to say lately. DMZ, Northlanders, Hellblazer, & X-Factor.


Bonus: The best cake is pie. 

September 7, 2010 4:40 pm Oh man, following up my last post, I was curious to see how many books I would have bought if it were, say, six months ago. It turns out I have dropped 14 books for just this week. 17 => 3. I feel zero remorse whatsoever. 
September 7, 2010 3:51 pm

3 books. I've gone on a dropping rampage over the last little while, and now I am not wasting money on stuff that I don't care about.


BQ: Always early; never late. 

July 16, 2010 11:12 am The Fraction sketch is mine.
July 2, 2010 1:34 pm I wanted badly to love this, but the series isn't clicking for me. I won't be picking up next months issue.
June 27, 2010 6:17 pm

Dropped. I'm sure there will be other places to get my avengers on, but this is not the place for me. 

June 21, 2010 6:55 pm In general not a fan of the format (impossible to read, delicate, feels more like an art object than a book) but this just shot to the top of my pile of books to buy. I have issue 10 framed page by page hanging from my wall.