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Name: Nathanial Perkins

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March 15, 2013 6:16 pm Seriously, you should check out the story of the Scarlet Pimpernel. The 1934 film adaptation starring Leslie Howard is a classic: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025748/
March 15, 2013 6:13 pm We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel.
March 1, 2013 5:41 pm Anyone looking to purge their collection should look in to donating them to charity. If you live anywhere near NYC/Northern New Jersey, get a bunch of longboxes together and donate them all to Superheroes for Hospice: http://www.barnabashealth.org/hospitals/hospice/comic/
February 5, 2013 7:43 am I didn't know Stephen King had ripped off the Luna Brother's concept for "Girls"...
January 9, 2013 8:31 pm "The Stack" isn't a chore, it's a fantasy land where we get to read comics non-stop! I personally just started seriously collecting comics a couple years ago, and I kind of got so excited about it I bought WAY more than I should have and haven't had ANY time to read them. I do usually manage to keep up with my monthlies (I'm currently way behind, but that's another story), but when you throw in graphic novels and all of the hundreds of comics I've bought at charity sales and digging through the boxes at my local shops, I buy way more than I typically have the free time to read. It doesn't help that I've started to write for a comics website (not sure if I'm allowed to name it here, is that something iFanboy is sensitive about?) and now have to read specific books as part of that job, as well as spend a good part of my free time doing that writing. In short, the stack keeps growing because I WANT to read it but can't, not because it feels like a chore.
January 9, 2013 11:40 am Incarnate was one of the best minis I've read from Marvel in a while. Colak is a great storyteller, and instantly earned my respect in those 5 issues. I've been looking forward to his Conan run since it was solicited!
December 19, 2012 2:05 pm You have your FIFO and FILO mixed up, FIFO is what you do with milk: gotta put the older stuff in front so it sells before it goes bad. I definitely have this problem, since I've been collecting en masse since I decided to go all-in on building a collection a couple years ago. I've got longboxes full of books that I haven't read yet. It's easy, since I go to a charity sale where you can pick up hundreds of comics for ridiculously low prices. My direct "to read" pile, next to the bed, is about 10-12 inches tall at any given moment (in floppies, that's about 30-50 single issues I think). Some books I read right away, some books I like to wait for a couple of issues to read in one sitting.
December 11, 2012 3:49 pm I think you totally miss the point of why diversity is important in comics.... it's not just that the person is from a minority, and people should be interested on that alone. Instead, it's because people from different backgrounds have different experiences they can draw on to inform the stories that they write, and thus a wide variety of people writing a wide variety of types of characters will lead to a wider variety in stories. When the stories are different, they're more interesting, fresher, less cliche and tiresome. Also, it's easier for you to see Captain America as a good character because you can instinctively identify with him as a white male. You don't think that affects your enjoyment of the character, because you don't have to think about it at all, it's all automatic, and is a scientifically proven fact. You can argue it doesn't matter all you want, but that's the way all of our brains are wired. Just read the letters columns from the first few issues of Miles Morales' book, you'll see a constant stream of Hispanic and Black people writing in to say how much more they can appreciate having a great character that they can finally identify with on a fundamental level.
December 11, 2012 3:41 pm @ohcaroline, wally: Layman, Mieville, Fawkes can be added to the list of non-Big Two creators brought in over the last year.
December 11, 2012 3:34 pm @Riley: Dark Horse has already tweeted her asking her to come to the Dark Side. She asked if there had been any good comics about Leia, and DH said there should be.... I'd buy that!