Name: John Guerra

Bio: Living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I work in middle management testing software for a large healthcare provider in Oakland.I haven't looked at a comic book since college, but being an aspiring prose and screenwriter I wanted to explore other mediums of story telling outside of novels, short story collections, and literary reviews.  Also being an art aficionado I like the combination of art and writing that comics provide.

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    July 1, 2009 12:39 pm

    Your fourth of July grilling episode is one of the podcasts I really look forward too.  I loved the review of your current top five comics and comparing them to last years books.

     I also appreciated Josh's tips for cooking ribs.  I'll have to try the "stacking" technic sometime.

     Question:  What beer (I assume it was beer) were Ron and Conor drinking?



    December 18, 2008 1:30 pm Paul... Great review.  I'm glad to see someone bringing Conan to the attention of the iFanboy masses.  I don't really have anything new to add that hasn't already been said, but for those of you who have never tried Conan, this current run is worth the read.  It's not a simple underwritten, barbarian, hack and slash book.  The current story arc is well developed and the art work has been amazing.  It is great way to diversify your comic portfolio from all the superheros and crime/noir books in your collection.
    November 18, 2008 12:21 pm

    Congratulations!!  You guys have earned it.  When I first started started getting back into comics, I began listening to comic oriented podcasts to help me figure out what was out there and seperate the good from the bad.

     I'm proud to say you guys are the only comicbook podcast/website that I continue to visit and listen too.  I found so many great comics due to iFanboy.

     I want to say a big Thank You to you guys for bringing me back into the comicbook sub-culture.

    November 18, 2008 10:50 am

    Ron...I couldn't agree with you more!  In fact I only buy issues or hardcovers, no trades for me.  If a book I love doesn't come out in hardcover, then I stay in issues.  I love getting issues, its something to look forward to every wednesday, like a little present each week.  If a book or title is good enough, I'll check Amazon to see if a hardcover is scheduled for released and pre-order it.

    Regarding 'The Walking Dead', I love that book so much I get it in issues and buy the hardcovers! Once the hardcover comes out I give my issues to my brother or sell them to my LCS. 

     I'm hoping Criminal and Scalped come out with a hardcover! 

    November 11, 2008 12:35 pm For those of us aspiring writers there is a great website run by Francis Ford Coppola (or at least by his people) called Zoetrope.com.  They don't have a section for comics (yet), but they have every other form of writing from short stories and poetry to screenplays.  It is a great place to post and get feedback on your work.  I highly recommend it!!
    October 17, 2008 1:22 pm


    Your article speaks to exactly what I've been struggling with lately!!  I recently came back into comics after a long absence (many years) and was buying everything, sucked in by beautiful glossy covers and ifanboy recommendations (which have almost all been worthwhile).  The next thing I knew I was buying 50+ titles. I would read each issue once and then shove into storage.

    Trying to scale back was difficult because I kept talking myself into continuing with a title if it was only a limited 5 or 7 issue run.  I invested in the first few issues, so I felt I needed to stick with it to the end, even if I it wasn't high on my priority list of comic reads.

    I finally went cold turkey and stopped buying for a few weeks.  It definitely helped in getting perspective on what I was buying and why I was buying it.

    So now I ask myself, if the story ark or title came out in hardcover, would I spend the money on it.  That has scaled my buying back a lot and even shifted a lot of my reading to hardcover.  Needless to say the 50+ titles dropped down to around ten.

    August 20, 2008 1:45 pm

    I don't know why, but I have a weird biase against the digest size books.  Maybe its because I always think of Manga when I see them and being in my 30s I consider it "a kids format". However, I love Scott Pilgram and based on the premise of this book alone, I think I'll pick it up.  Plus it  has Cameron Stewart's art going for it as well.

    August 20, 2008 1:31 pm

    I have a lot on my pull list I'm looking forward to this week:  Captain America, Amazing Spider-man, True Believers, Conan, Batgirl, Legion of Three Worlds.

    As for titles that are "on the bubble" and I'm thinking of dropping: Avengers Initiative and Spawn (except I here McFarlane is coming back to write it again soon so I might stick it out).

    BQ: Beaver "The Beav" Cleaver

    August 15, 2008 12:59 pm

    After listening to Josh's review I plan on trying to get this book.  When I logged in this morning and read the title and description for the podcast, I made a snap judgment thinking this was a creator-owned comic that was attempting to controversial by exploiting a horrific person to gain some notoriety.  Its sounds like the creator isn’t trying to be sensationalist by writing a “slasher” comic, but simply creating a life story.  I also dig the artwork.