Name: mrlogical

Bio: By day I'm a lawyer at a big law firm in DC. By night, I'm a nerdy guy who loves videogames, books, tv, movies, and recently rediscovered my love for comics after a decade or so away from them. iFanboy has been a big help in getting me interested again and providing me with good resources to find out about great comics.


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    Holy crap, this book blew me away. My recollection of the prior incarnation of Prophet is virtually nonexistent. It consists…

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    I can’t claim to know what’s going on in the heads of marketing folks over at Marvel. For example, I…

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    My only prior experience with The Spirit comes from a reprint of one of Eisner’s stories and the 30 minutes…

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    mrlogical's Recent Comments
    January 18, 2013 3:10 pm Wow. Congratulations on the new job, Ron, and thanks for all your years of great content. Paul is a worth choice as a successor. I look forward to seeing how iFanboy adapts in going back to independence. Best of luck.
    December 6, 2012 12:44 am Did anyone else attempt to use the Marvel AR app on this book and find that all of their icons linked to the wrong video? Three Marvel AR logos, each one linked to a video about a *different* page with an AR logo on it. So, e.g., I use the app on the page in the middle of the book where hulk is in the foreground as the Avengers are coming out of the ship, and it shows a video of the pencils and inks for several pages later, where Cap has been strapped to a rocket ship. Frustratingly, when I used the app on that page's logo, it read to me the whole "Assemble at dawn" sequence before I had even read it myself. It's already of questionable use to anyone, but when they can't even connect you to the right content, this AR stuff is worse than worthless.
    November 16, 2012 2:41 pm I'm totally okay with more time-travel fun (I see the general similarity to the Avengers setup, but I sincerely doubt the stories will be going in similar directions). I was, however, annoyed that Bendis couldn't resist another Back to the Future shoutout. I have had enough pop culture references and winking in-jokes in my comics for a lifetime.
    November 6, 2012 5:32 pm (also, it's real good, but that was never in doubt)
    November 6, 2012 5:26 pm After I initially expressed skepticism about the schedule on this, it's worth noting: this seems to be totally on time, as promised.
    October 15, 2012 4:32 pm I was so excited for Grifter due to past fondness for the character and based on Nathan Edmondson's prior work and Cafu's stunning art, and was really interested in reading a Blue Beetle book, having very little familiarity with the character but thinking that the general gist was cool. Sad that both proved to be so disappointing.
    September 12, 2012 7:02 am Thanks for the info, Matt. It's good to know that you're that far ahead--it sounds like a pretty safe bet to me now. In any event, regardless of whether I pick it up day one, I certainly intend to buy it at some point, as I've thoroughly enjoyed Rucka's story and your art. Keep up the good work.
    September 11, 2012 1:13 pm Is volume 2 of Stumptown an ongoing, or is this a miniseries? I want to support this book, and I appreciate that Rucka is making assurances that things will be much better schedule-wise for the second volume, but it wouldn't be the first time creators have made promises about their book's shipping schedules that they couldn't keep (I remember lots of talk about how far ahead Bendis & Oeming were on the latest volume of Powers) and the delays in the first volume of Stumptown really screwed up my reading experience (by the time issue 3 finally came out, I had absolutely no recollection of what was going on). I think I'll wait to see reviews of this first issue to decide whether to get it now or wait for a trade. I want this book to succeed, but I can't buy every single book I'd like to support.
    September 4, 2012 4:04 pm Huh. I'm somewhere between mildly curious and indifferent about this news, but the info on the writer/director is surprising; I'd been under the impression that the same writing/directing team from the first movie would be back. I was really impressed by the way the first movie took Millar's ideas and improved them by adding more genuine fun, and stripping off a lot of the cynicism and mean-spiritedness that bogs down some of Millar's work. I bailed on Kickass 2 the comic a few issues in after it became clear Millar was determined to push those same buttons even hard on this volume, but was hopeful that the movie might be in safer hands. Which is not to say that Wadlow won't take a similar tact with Kickass 2, but, because I'm not familiar with his work, I have less reason to hope that he'll know how to turn it around. Filing this one under 'Rental', for now at least.
    August 21, 2012 11:06 am I have wanted to love the Rocketeer but it has never clicked with me (either the old stuff or the first volume of the Rocketeer Adventures or whatever the IDW anthology book was called). The art was uniformly excellent, but the story did absolutely nothing for me--Betty seemed like kind of an awful woman, and as many of the stories focused on Cliff trying to get or keep Betty's interest, I just didn't care. But if anyone can find what's worth loving in a character, it's Mark Waid, and Samnee's art sure won't hurt. I'm probably going to have to give this a shot.