Name: Samuel Chastain

Bio: Love comics, kind of a butthole, but go figure.  Hate most people, not their fault, just a personal thing.  But I'll keep to the important crap here, I like Hack Slash, Lobo (not that highway to hell crap, but the good old unamerican gladiator I fell in love with), batman, X 23 ( I still can't bring myself to call her anything else).  I also enjoy most things printed under the SLG banner as well as most Avatar items.  I work at a pharmacy, if that matters, and I go to community college (same there).  So that's me, I have been on this site before, so if anyone reads this changed intro, I will be surprised, but I thought I needed a new beginning here.

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    lobofan's Recent Comments
    June 10, 2011 11:34 pm

    Haven't read superman in years may give these a try.

    June 8, 2011 2:22 am Justice League Dark is a definite.  I will probably try swamp thing.  The rest...who knows, they are neither here nor there for me.
    May 19, 2011 10:42 pm Fully agree with including Akira in this.  However I haven't been able to read the entire series, and it haunts me when I look at those books and realize I still cannot afford them.  I just need to save up because my library system has apparently had their second and fifth collections stolen, and I refuse to read such a great story out of order.
    May 18, 2011 11:54 pm

    @CronyC  I'm one of the other two guys
    Loved the show!  I have been on a kick with Tim Seeley and Bendis lately, so it's good to remind myself why I would even give those guys a chance.  You guys are right, Sin City did broaden my horizons.  My reading evolution: Anything with the Joker in it, which lead to Batman the dark knight returns, which lead to sin city.  So, yeah...he was a large influence for me. 

    March 13, 2011 4:45 am

    I would just like to point out that, although music has made a leap toward the future in ipods and movies with netflix, I can still go to Blockbusters and buy cds at a specialty shop.  So, while digital may be a new forum, it doesn't mean that print has to go, the two can coexist.  Sales will not be equal between the two. This will probably drive many stores out of business, unless they can expand their focus. But they can still make business work.  The shop I go to sells t-shirts, posters, dvds, statues, back issues dating to the golden age through the modern age, as well as a large selection of graphic novels.  So, while the digital market can claim some of this, that shop can exist on its merchandise that cannot be gotten digitally.

    November 17, 2010 10:40 pm

    I had to choose between the Batman returns one shot and the 100 page batman, so I missed the introduction to the batman apparently.  But I read this and it was great.  I was a bit lost at first, because I had to figure out which Batman I was reading about, but Selina being there made the transition easier.

    November 11, 2010 11:15 pm

    I love Hack/Slash.  It has been consistently great, and am glad to hear that it will be going back to an ongoing.  My only problem is that I have read the first omnibus and several of the later issues, and I don't know whether or not this will completely destroy the continuity.  Either way, I will be right there when it comes out.

    June 25, 2010 11:36 am

    Maybe it's just me, but I shop based on cost with comics just as with any other product.  I buy TPB's from Barnes and Noble because of my member discount, and all other issues come from my LCS because it sells 90% of its back issues for 1-2 dollars, sometimes extending to 3 dollars for something like From Hell.  All other shops seem to think that cover price should be the low price where I live, and immediately jack the price up after a month or two.

    What I am trying to say is this, as long as the price supports me, I will ignore digital altogether.  Also, if the shops opening up can beat my current prices, I will be loyal to them instead, if you can call it loyalty.  But it does seem an odd time to expand.

    January 22, 2010 10:03 pm I wouldn't mind some of the black lanterns coming back to full life, but some of them I think are more important dead than alive.  So, if they all returned to life, but a few of them were mid space travel and died horribly, that would be fine, and introduce the possibility of having lost parents and friends twice.
    January 20, 2010 7:50 pm

    I don't read much of either, but Hellboy always seemed to get out of messes because of a fairy or a little pig beast or something telling him the back story of his enemy.  Let's face it, nobody likes Constantine enough to tell him anything that might make him live longer, and he never fights fair.  Also, Hellboy is brute force with a back up crew in the BPRD, although he rarely uses them, and, against Constantine's magic and supernatural ties and influence, I think Hellboy would fall.

    However, back when both characters were fresh, Hellboy could have taken the inexperienced Constantine.