Name: Jim Armpriester

Bio: I'm a pastor by day comic collector by night. Captain America brought me into the world of comics with great stories from Ed Brubaker. I'll read anything Grant Morrison writes or Alex Maleev draws. Picking up back issues is my thing, especially in the Marvel U. Image is growing on me. Favorite Arcs or Runs: Bendis/Maleev Daredevil: complete run Brubaker Captain America: Winter Solider Arc Morrison Batman RIP Gruenwald Captain America No More


Planetoid #3 takes on the challenge of reaching comic book perfection and quite frankly, comes close to reaching that lofty…

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Brubaker has struggled of late to find a new story to tell for Steve Rogers. In this issue rather than…

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The very impressive Batman and Robin title took a bit of a step in the wrong direction with this issue….

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jpriester73's Recent Comments
June 3, 2013 3:59 pm After a handful of horrible stories Latour delivered last month just in time to be canceled. I wish he would have started off stronger. I'm not sure where I'll get my Bucky fix now.
June 3, 2013 3:57 pm Is this a 616 story? If so how does this fit in with the awesome-sauce that Waid and Samnee are doing right now?
June 3, 2013 3:51 pm Oh.. I am only 2 years removed from college. Saying I "loved Planet of the Apes" may imply I was much older. I'm not sure how accepted the comic/sci-fi was when those movies came out.
June 3, 2013 3:48 pm I enjoyed reading science fiction, loved Planet of the Apes, collected comic books and scored high on the SAT but wouldn't consider myself a nerd/geek. Though it wasn't until college that I shared my interest in comics no one really called me a nerd or geek growing up. I was relatively popular in high school and college, or at least not pick on besides the year I lived in Texas. I think the culture surrounding comics and science fiction is relatively accepted and almost considered "hip". I would say the persecuted nerd would be someone that's into playing that magic game, who collects non-sports related cards into adolescence, has a low social IQ, or is relatively unattractive. Those are the people who's cries against bullying grab my ear. These facets of "nerdom" are ones that aren't accepted and thus lead to the bullying of individuals that have said characteristics.
May 18, 2013 11:03 pm @muddi900 I think someone who thinks schools should be segregated has the right to that opinion and also the right to work even though he has that opinion. I wouldn't buy his work if I felt I couldn't separate the creator from the creation, though I'm sure I've read all kinds of works from people who agreed with segregation as I enjoy books from the early 20th century. Those that are pro-life would argue that that people that are advocating pro-choice are advocating murder. If they were to protest pro-choice writers the media would call them intolerant. Those that are pro-choice would argue that pro-life advocates are advocating for women to not have rights over there body. If they were to protest pro-life writers and keep them from working they would be intolerant too. Whats frustrating is that for some reason this issue of marriage is one where you can be tolerant while not tolerating their views. Also why isn't a person against polygamy intolerant? Why does no one try to keep those advocates from working?
May 17, 2013 5:35 pm I think the better question isn't can we separate the creator for the creation but rather should we actively work to stop them from creating because we disagree with them? The current issue with OSC I found particularly interesting as many signed petitions and applied pressure to DC to not allow him to work. Should we boycott everyone who's views aren't appealing to us? Should pro-choice advocates push to have no pro-life working in the industry or vice versa? If we boycott creators should we do that in every area of life? There are many business that have employs that with similar views as OSC. Should those business fire all of those employees? Should we protest those companies until they do? That's what frustrated me with the OSC situation. Its one thing to not be able to separate a creator from his creation. Its another thing to fight for that person to not be allowed to work. If what he believes is something you don't agree with don't buy his work, but don't try to pressure a company to deny him the right to work. That is what I found tragically ironic about the OSC issue. Many felt he was actively seeking to infringe on others rights so they decided to actively infringe on his rights. If I can't separate a creator from his work I don't buy it, I don't try to keep them from creating it all together. This comment isn't meant to support or condemn OSC's political views but rather to support his freedom to have those views and work.
April 24, 2013 10:27 am Glad to see Daredevil finally cleaned up Hell's Kitchen.
April 18, 2013 1:12 am Has it really been a year of Valiant already? Man time flies. Great bunch of books thus far!
April 16, 2013 6:39 pm I liked the art in Prophet but it made absolutely no since to me. I started midway and dropped it after 6 issues. I thought it was one of those books that feels cool to own but is painstaking to read.
April 16, 2013 6:36 pm That sounds cool. I think most people would vote.