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August 22, 2021 7:57 pm Yeah the review felt measured. I think it’s fair to reevaluate Stan’s legacy considering what we know now but as you rightly point out Stan objectively added something to the equation. We can see when these people created together rather than apart. Like adding salt to a dish Stan’s voice did seem to elevate the creatives in his orbit. At the same time Stan when on his own definitely suffered from not having the genius creatives he surrounded himself with early in his career. Hopefully history with view it as a collaboration rather than the polar opposites of it all being Stan or Stan being just a thief of other people’s ideas. I suspect Stan will have a rough time of it since he was the one who came out ontop financially. That tends to sour people’s perspectives (and not entirely unjustly so).
August 16, 2021 12:33 pm Honestly I was surprised how much I liked the movie. Some of that might have been coming in with super low expectations. I really disliked that first Suicide Squad movie and I'm not an Suicide Squad fan or a fan of shockingly violent comics. So I'm not the target audience for this movie. That said somehow it did manage to have a heart to it (a twisted and kinda psychotic hearts, but there was something there). Also there were some really striking visuals that stuck with me after watching it, which is to it's credits (That King Shark shot of him ripping a dude apart was pretty striking). The movie itself seemed to be about finding the humanity in even the most inhuman of circumstances, which is a definite step up from other DC offerings that seemed to be about ... edgy superheroes I guess. I don't think I wanna see a Peacemaker series. I don't understand what more there is to say with that character. He fit the narrative here, but showing him in a long form series feels like it isn't adding anything. Maybe I'll be proven wrong there, I applaud DC for finally looking at less known properties rather than returning to the same few characters, but what a weird choice.
July 21, 2021 12:28 pm I bought the collected edition, I read it and I honestly remember almost nothing about it. Flipping through it though I still really like the art. The bi-plane fight panels are all alot of fun. Not sure why but I'm definitely in the camp that this story doesn't resonate with me. The animated version didn't fix anything in that regard.
July 7, 2021 9:36 am I will give you more in depth. There's some truly obscure trivia on there, but that's what a place like Wookiepedia is for really.
July 5, 2021 7:58 pm meaningless. When Wookiepedia is a more reliable source than Wikipedia then the world has truly gone mad.
July 5, 2021 7:56 pm My favorite part of this episode was Conor’s disillusionment with wikipedia for taking a side on an issue. So much sympathy Conor. I’ve given up being surprised by that sort of betrayal in general. This one is so comedic considering it’s so bold faced and ultimately
May 3, 2021 11:51 am On the topic of how comic art has changed with the diminished roll of inkers and the rise of digital art I totally agree. It's not that modern art is bad, but it's very different and there is a flatness to it that's hard to articulate for someone like me who does doesn't have the vocabulary build up. I think alot of it falls onto the missing craft that the inker brought to the process. On the subject of the lava lamps I wonder if Josh's problem is they probably don't let them run as hot as they did in the past for some sort of safety reason. I still have an old lava lamp from the 90s and it gets so hot that it's crazy. I think it rivals my space heater.
April 2, 2021 10:50 am And the writers that came after did a good job keeping that ethos flowing through this era
April 2, 2021 10:49 am The comment Conor made about the captions talking directly to you in a Stan Lee like voice is exactly it. I was just thinking about it the other day. What is the feeling I am missing that made me a dedicated Marvel reader back then. It was that voice that talked directly to you throughout the book and then into the letter page. As a kid it gave you such a feel of someone reading along with you. Over your shoulder explaining stuff and commenting on the story. Man I miss that style. Would it work for a modern reader? I don’t know but i agree with Josh that it would be nice to see it more somewhere in the industry. I’m no business man. So i have no idea if that is a smart idea but i think the art form loses something when these trappings where carved off to modernize it. Also when you want to really drill down to what Stan’s value was in contrast to Jack it was this exactly. it was establishing that voice for the books. It was very welcoming and exciting. There was a real marriage of that voice and those visuals. It was electric.