Name: Josh Schweigert

Bio: I've been listening to the iFanboy.com podcast since 2005. I remember the frapper map, the mini video episodes, and the orignal site design. The funny thing is I didn't even read comics back then; I'd just picked up a couple classics from the library, but definitely never any single issues. I was just bored at work, and sampling podcasts at random. I've come a long way sense then and now on- top of reading a bunch of comics, I am endeavoring to create one of my own. I'm still in the early stages, but I have an artist willing to help me. I super excited by all of this, and I owe it all to the ifanboys. I've been mostly a lurker for all these years, but I'm trying to change that. Look for me in the comments! You can find me at gplus.to/jschweigert


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    I can’t get over how great the different interactions Bendis is creating with the original 5 X-Men. We’ve seen them…

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    With the announcement that Paul Cornell is leaving the book with issue #16, this arc just became an important conclusion…

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    The last issue was a great breather in between arcs that showed the history of the fantastically absurd love triangle…

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    jschweigert's Recent Comments
    October 7, 2013 11:08 am Paul Cornell's recent run on Demon Knights was an excellent mix of the epic fantasy and superhero genres. Great art too. I loved the way it tied into arthurian legend and told a big story that still stayed contained to a few volumes.
    November 19, 2012 10:12 pm "Of course, now Marvel’s got this plan where, instead of trying to sell fifty different books, they just find out which ten you like and publish those four times a week." This drives me crazy. Especially when they put out issues with subpar art like the last Wolverine and the X-men. They make it impossible to budget, and I buy less Marvel books because I can't predict what they will actually cost.
    February 22, 2012 1:22 pm In the most recent origin story, Jor-El didn't know about the Earth ahead of time. He programs the ship to scan for planets that contain life, and specfically to try to find one with a yellow sun because it would make Kal-El strong. In this scenario, I feel the real question is how fast was Kal-el's ship moving and how long was it flying? Assuming that their are massive amounts of ightyears between Krypton and Earth, the ship would have to have been moving at impossible speeds or traveling for milienia. For pre-reboot continuity, I'm saying Jor-El used the phantom zone. It seems to negate all distance present in our world as prisoners can escape on Earth when they were imprisoned on Krypton. As the discovery of the Phantom Zones (another of Jor-El's sceintific specialties) it seems likely he could have used it to send probes around the universe.
    February 7, 2012 1:51 pm After reading the last two issues of Action Comics, I went back to issue 4 because I couldn't remember how the first arc wrapped up. Guess what? It didn't. There's a caption at the end saying that that story picks back up in issue #7. Issues 5 & 6 were a story arc titled "Rocket Song Interlude." Knowing this made me enjoy 5 &6 much more because I understand the reasoning: they needed some fill in issues, and they wanted to connect it to the first arc in someway. Superman finds his space ship in issue #3 and is presumably coming back for it when the story picks back up. 5 & 6 cover a time travel plot to steal the ship before he can come back. It provided a loose connection to the first arc, let them retell the fall of Krypton, introduce the Legion, and introduce future Superman which is probably a good thing sense they plan on ending the story of past Superman at some point. The good news is that anyone who was enjoying the first four issues should be able to get back to enjoying the title with issue 7. Hopefully, not a lot of people drop the book in the meantime.
    November 14, 2011 12:38 pm I have found myself buying more DC books recently though because most of them are $2.99 and most of Marvel is 3.99. I like both Marvel and DC equally. And it's not that I am unwilling to pay a dollar more, but why should I if there is equally good product available?
    November 10, 2011 5:57 pm And I'm gonna continue to go with a Marvel Comics Boycott. I love some of their books, but I also love a lot of DC Books. And if DC's gonna sell issues for a dollar less, then I don't see any reason not to support that. I'm voting with my wallet, even though I will miss Bendis' books a lot.
    November 6, 2011 1:17 am I love reading and studying Tolkien's Mythology. Everything from the Silmarillion to the Lord of the Rings. I know a lot of people are turned off by all the description and focus on languages/names of things. But I find that I get sucked in by the feeling that there is this whole separate world with it's own history. It's not that different then the shared universes created by comic books.
    November 5, 2011 3:23 pm The new Avid suite was just announced, and I know you can get a 40% discount if you can prove you are switching from Final Cut. I haven't had a chance to play with FCPX yet, but I have not heard good things. The people I work for just don't plan on updating anytime soon, so it looks like I will be using FCP7 for awhile. But I think I might look into getting Avid before I lose my student discount.
    October 18, 2011 4:40 pm List of people that could be getting a dose of Phoenix Force: Cable is coming back from the dead. Nate Grey (X-man) is back from the dead. Rachel Grey/Summers is back from space. Hope Summers finally stopped jumping around in time. Personally, I do hope that they bring Jean back to unite all of these characters into one big event. My hope is they finally stop telling the "she's losing control of her powers" story. They've put a lot of work into showing how the Phoenix keeps getting resurrected before it is ready, and I'd like to see a story we're Jean is Jean, not a Jean is a time bomb waiting to kill everyone. My idea is that all of the people in the list above should get an aspect of the Phoenix Force that fits with there personalties.
    October 10, 2011 6:42 pm Comixology comics look great on my 24in display. I use panel-by-panel on the laptop, but I prefer sitting in front of the big computer and reading them the traditional way. I don't worry about the buttons or touch gestures; I just use the arrow buttons on the keyboard. I've never really gotten into reading comics on my phone. I probably won't read comics on a mobile device until I get some kind of tablet. I was real sorry I missed buying a $99 HP Touchpad. It would have been great for reading comics.