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January 29, 2015 12:32 pm @JewishMarksman Again, as I stated in my earlier comment, I love well told stories too - and you can most definitely have that with diverse writers, artists, editors, characters, etc. Having diverse representation and creating a well told story are not mutually exclusive concepts.
January 29, 2015 8:14 am Being politically correct is just another way of phrasing "being respectful of others," and I commend Paul on his opening comments abut Reyn #1 It sounds like I may need to start listening to Oh Comics podcast! Demanding and seeing representations of Black people, people of color, women, members of the LGBT community, etc., in media isn't pandering. The world isn't all white, and stories shouldn't be either. Being a Black man, I'm aware of my ethnicity EVERY day - it isn't "hyper-awareness" it's just reality. Of course I want great stories too, still everyone deserves to see non-stereotypical and complex reflections of themselves in their favorite medium. The "I don't see color" and similar ridiculous sentiments just means diversity doesn't matter. It does.
June 15, 2013 5:59 pm SPOILER SPOILER I don't understand the upset fans have surrounding what happens to Zod. Yes, it's unsettling for Superman to kill, but in the second Reeve film, didn't Superman throw the general into an icy abyss? Wasn't that fatal too? Plus, Superman didn't show any remorse after the act either. It seems to be an unfair criticism of Man of Steel that a similar course of action was taken. Did I miss something?
December 7, 2011 9:16 am Thank you Lord.
September 27, 2011 6:53 pm Hmmm, since the general public ISN'T buying and reading comic books (hence DC's reboot), mainstream comic publishers will need to continue to expand beyond the 'sex sells' m.o. if they truly want to recruit casual male and female readers. Just saying.
September 26, 2011 7:57 pm @chinochang Very well said. The Legion oF Super-Heroes has a very long past, and there have been many excellent stories told. "The Great Darkness Saga" in the 80's comes to mind, as well as the Waid/McGraw and Abentt / Lanning runs you mentioned. When I listened to the podcast today, I was a little shocked by how patronizing the guys were to the Legion (and its fans ) as a whole. Yes, recent re-boots have not been good, but to say "there are too many characters" and ridicule the character code-names was very unfair. Yes, of course everyone is entitled to their opinions. Yes, you can hate /dislike/not care about the Legion concept, but to disparage it as a whole was just unnecessary. Also, I have been a fan of the X-Men, but you can't convince me that their storied history, sheer number of characters, crazy plot twists, and code-names aren't just as daunting as the Legion's. They just enjoy more popularity. As a comic fan of over 30 years, I can say this: It has been YEARS since the Legion enjoyed much popularity. But all that can change in the right hands. The Legion's time for resurgence just hasn't arrived - yet.
September 10, 2011 5:30 pm Well, here is my LCS horror story. I used to live in Memphis, TN where there is now only one major comic retailer. Several months ago, I stopped by after work to buy some comics to read. It was a Tuesday afternoon. I picked a few titles off the shelf, and was looking for some other books to buy. The store owner came up to me, said the books I had in my hand were not officially available for sale until Wednesday. Then he snatched the books right out of my hand and put them back on the shelves. I bit my tongue, and walked right out. Unbelievable.
June 3, 2011 4:09 pm @RaceMcCloud I agree about X3. To me the movie wasn't a complete disaster, but did have significant flaws. Although I still enjoyed the film overall.

As far as "X-Men First Class," the movie was solid, but my enjoyment of it was marred by two scenes:

1. When Sebastian  Shaw confronts Xavier's recruits, he says a line to the effect of (my paraphrasing) "Mutants can either rule or choose to be enslaved." Then there was a lingering CLOSE UP on Darwin's face.  Many people in the audience exclaimed out loud how insensitive that was. I agree.

2. Shortly after this scene, Darwin is "killed." What a pathetic Hollywood cliché.
May 6, 2011 12:32 pm Wow, some love for JMS' Thor run!  

While Simonson's run on Thor is fantastic and classic, my personal favorite depiction of Thor was JMS' run as well. His characterizations were handled very deftly. Also, no other creator fleshed out Donald Blake to quite the extent he did.

Yes, JMS has had quite a few problems with his comic book work lately, but I also think he is the creator that many love to bash right now. His runs on Superman and Wonder Woman certainly haven't helped.

Still, his work on Thor is considered among the best, and rightfully so. 
February 24, 2011 11:22 pm Matt, thank you for compiling such a wonderful overview of  Mr. McDuffie's works. He definitely left an amazing legacy of work in the comics and animation industry.