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    January 8, 2019 11:53 pm Hey guys been a listener for the last few years but I barely post in comments. So I guess starting with the first new Podcast of the New Year I want to try to start changing that and also post some stuff here that I feel I should've posted earlier on. First off, Ryan Haupt, it's Thomas. It was nice meeting you at the science presentation at the Carnegie Institute. I was able to see Spider-Verse (in 4DX at Gallery Place no less), it might now be my all time favorite superhero film (Ultimate Spider-Man is my favorite series though so I might be biased, lol). It was interesting to hear Kieron Gillen talk about being into 40K, I don't here usually here about that stuff in comic book communities. It was also interesting to hear Joshua Williamson talk about actually liking to write twice monthly comics, considering how I also here how some fans get concerned about some creators spreading themselves too thin. And guys I gotta say I massively disagree with your comments on things like not wanting to see Daredevil explaining the status quo change up. Admittedly I'm new to being really into comics (only started reading non-Ultimate Marvel stuff around 5 years ago) but a major turn off for me and others is when things change super hard for characters/stories we like without any kind of transition i.e. going from Gerry Duggan's Doc Green Hulk to Greg Pak's Totally Awesome (which especially hurt cause I usually like Greg Pak). Don't know if anyone else had raised that viewpoint around here so I just wanted to express that. But anyways cheers to you guys and to the almost 20th year of iFanboy
    November 12, 2018 11:21 am I love Josh's reaction to hearing how Dick's new name is spelled.
    April 23, 2017 11:09 pm
    April 7, 2017 12:16 am Wow, did not see that Valiant sponsorship thing coming, kudos. As for the Hanna Barbera segment, well now I know not to underestimate/ forget about the patron factor. Lastly, in terms of "who these Hanna Barbera books are for?" I think I know. If you're someone who likes DC comics and in the 20's-30's age range and you grew up watching Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang and as such became a fan of animation properties both old and new particularly including DC superheroes (like Batman the Animated Series) various Scooby Doo cartoons (including the time the monsters were real), reruns of the Flintstones, and other Hanna Barbera properties being reworked for Adult Swim (like Venture Bros, Harvey Birdman, and etc.) then you are the targeted demographic for these Hanna Barbera books. That's probably not as small as a demographic as one might think, for example, I fit that demographic.
    March 26, 2017 10:06 pm I gotta tell yah man. I know they won't do it but I kinda want them to have a Ratings segment for all the Hanna Barbera crossovers specials next week and the Looney Tunes crossover specials in the next few months.
    March 26, 2017 9:57 pm Yeah, I gotta say while Marvel and DC do still have a bunch of books I like such as Daredevil, Deadpool, Deathstroke, Superman and etc. Valiant however for the most part doesn't have Marvel's seemingly current lack of focus (with all the unfinished plotlines and new stuff seemingly coming out of nowhere) and admittedly also not doing the best job with creating some of their new younger legacy characters (but I don't want to rant about that ATM) or DC's current mind boggling state (so you mean to tell me that Dr Manhattan in his attempt to make the DC Universe more cynical also had to make characters like Helena Bertinelli, Morgan Edge, and Etta Candy into black people? As a black nerd I hope to God I don't have a case of outrage once all this Rebirth/Watchmen stuff comes to head). For Valiant at this point all we need now is to get more Quantum and Woody, bring back Shadowman and hope Jeff Lemire doesn't jump ship like he did for the big two.
    March 26, 2017 9:07 pm Also, Yo Ron! Since we're finally putting the kibosh to this era of X-Men I just got to say I heavily disagree with you saying the All-New X-Men book was the best during this questionable era. IMO it was Uncanny X-Men by Cullen Bunn, because A) It kinda worked as a killer sequel to what Bunn was doing on Magneto before ANAD Marvel (and since he'll also be writing more Magneto in X-Men Blue you can consider that book the sequel to what he did on Uncanny X-Men). B) Considering how messed up the situation was for the X-Men, it got for me to a point where I just said "screw it" and just embraced the more messed up team of characters; that of course being the antiheroes. C) I feel like Greg Land (whose work I feel has gotten better in recent years though still not great) and Ken Lashley's art fit better for Uncanny X-Men than Humberto Ramos and Victor Ibanez on Extraordinary X-men or Mark Bagley on All-New X-Men. Now if they had Ramos and Ibanez on All-New X-Men and Bagley on Extraordinary I might be singing a different tune on that. D) Apocalypse Wars wasn't very good but IMO the All-New X-Men tie in was the worst due to it only being about Beast and Genesis (the other books at least had all the team members present) and also let's just say not doing Genesis any favors as far as character development was concerned. E) Young Cyclops to me is the most interesting out of all of these time travelling O5 X-Men and he has a much better team book in the form of Champions, just saying... Phew! Finally got that monkey off my back.
    March 26, 2017 9:03 pm Hellooo iFanboy! I'm a longtime listener, first time comment poster, and also just so happen to be a Valiant fan (mostly for the new stuff, I wasn't even born yet when the original Valiant books first came out). Two Things: 1) Someone may have told you this by now since you posted the episode but X-O Manowar is a play on words. Cause the main guy wears alien powered EXOskeleton (just think of the Scarab from Blue Beetle) and is a warrior thus X-O Manowar. 2) Even though one would think that it being a "space Conan" book would make you be more down for it (although then again I don't entirely know how much you like Conan to begin with) I get it, there are a lot of books out there and Valiant is the third big comic book universe after Marvel and DC. That alone is asking a bunch but if you also really really don't care about the material despite trying, no hard feelings. I mean after all, even y'all tend to bring up a bunch of books where despite me acknowledging the talent on display, I just can't fade.