Name: Danny Wall




Once again, PAD is singling out one character in focus, as the team has been scattered after it’s titanic battle…

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Look, I don’t know all that much about Diggle, about Kirkman, Martinbrough, etc. I mean I’m the kind of reader…

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This is a good comic, despite itself. Because let’s face it… much of what’s happening is stuff we’ve seen before…

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March 18, 2021 10:48 am "Drip?" Doesn't Zemo just want a good cup of coffee?
February 22, 2021 9:17 pm Thank you for recommending Shadow Doctor. I don't think I would have picked it up otherwise. Maybe one of the things you said that made it feel light or introductory or whatver was how "storyboardish" it was. It's clear that Patterson's prior work was film, as most pages felt that they were timed like storyboards and not comic book panels. Reading back to back with Second Coming and the differences are clear. But, such storyboards-as-comics has been the choice for the industry for about 20 years or more now, so that's my own windmill to tilt. Again tho thanks for the recommendation. A very affecting comic overall.
September 11, 2020 1:35 am I had to adjust the playback to something like 1.18x speed to make it feel watchable. At that point, tho, I did enjoy, probably to Conor levels. One of the best elements is that Superman felt "hopeful" and inspiring in a way he hasn't for a while. I would rather that be the first exmaple of a hero in this post DCAU world, rather than Batman as it's implied. I wonder if the new JSA film is inspired the success of Stargirl?
July 24, 2020 8:31 am Oh! *MIDNIGHT* Run. I always thought you guys were always talking about *LOGAN'S* Run. Hmm. If the jamokes ramble on about it, I might have to check it out.
July 20, 2020 8:42 am I remember it was one of those "big deals" publishing stunts, when Marvel post-bankrupcy and post-Heroes Reborn, as Steve Englehart was invited back to write an Avengers miniseries, using Mantis and his Celestial Madonna/Messiah. The whole thing was given the weight of "This is What He Always Meant To DO!" And (in my best Josh voice) "it was... fine." Of course, with such a lead-up, something that was just "fine" felt like a let-down. Anyway, that was when Quoi was first introduced. Mantis said his full name was Sequoia, but he was a whiny teenager that wanted everyone to call him "Quoi." Which I guess means it's supposed to be pronounced like "coy"?
July 1, 2020 9:55 pm Whoops! Got to this one late, so it's in the "nothing matters" column of NMS;NM The shipping schedule meant that the Empyre #0: Fantastic Four issue didn't come out the same week as its Avengers counterpart that we read. I suspect that it tells a similar tale but with the FF's perspective that allows them to ally with the other side -- making the reveal at the end of the issue a kind of "flip book" that leads to the same point. It would be a nice call-back to the original Kree-Skrull War annuals, in which the Avengers and FF issues did the same kind of parallel stories trick. Al Ewing is proving to be "today's" Kurt Busiek, making deep dives into continuity etc. while making fresh takes and staying true to characters. You may have dropped of Immortal Hulk but the last issue told a retrospective of the Leader that was simply amazing.
March 28, 2020 7:54 am I think I remember hearing Kurt Busiek remark that Robin's name was always originally meant to invoke Robin Hood. Do you think there is any truth to that? What else was ever the reason to give him the codename Robin, then?
March 2, 2020 7:30 am As I'm sure others may have pointed out by now, D'Spayre is a back-catalog villain from the original Man-Thing series. He popped up again as a regular Cloak and Dagger villain as well as some scattered appearances here and there. Made for a great villain,here! Way to go Patrons on a great pick!
September 29, 2019 10:53 am What, does Daimian *not* count as new DC intellectual property that has stuck around the last ten years or so? I'll forgive Conor for forgetting that one. I can only be an armchair studio executive, but it always seems that DC has always been a bit stuck in a corporate tar pit that simply seeks to continually use and reuse the same core IP, mostly because of their licensing and merchandising. That said, there's been a lot of creative stuff in the last ten years or so within that narrow focus, from Morrison's expansion to the Bat Universe/Batman Incorporated, to Geoff Johns, with the emotional spectrum for Green Lantern and the Seven Siblings of Shazam. Marvel always seems to take a "throw as much as possible to the wall and see what sticks approach" to IP, and Johns tried that as well with New 52. There's still a few new IP concepts lingering from that, although certainly not enough to really make a robust and thriving library. As always, it's likely down to the fact that really NOTHING from either Marvel nor DC that is truly **original** IP has emerged in the last ten years -- do Miles, Ms Marvel, Spider-Gwen as the listener mail offers really count?-- as creators tend to keep that sort of stuff out of the work-for-hire hands.
August 12, 2019 2:42 am Yeah, the 3D Man in Agents of Atlas is indeed Triathlon. Busiek always meant to be connected as a kind of indirect legacy character, but I think when the character didn't click so much, they pivoted into him taking over the mantle entirely. I think he can be credited with getting the ball rolling to enable the Agents of Atlas comic to go ahead in the first place, as all that was happening in some kind of zeitgeist in those years. I agree a lot on your opinion of Absolute Carnage. Speaking of zeitgeists, I guess we're still in the 90s revival with all the 90s kids having grown-up enough to be nostalgic. I never saw so much TMNT stuff in the news recently, for example.