slickman83

Name: Thomas Warrick

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Uncanny Avengers #3 surprised me. Rick Remender is a real talent and I’ve known this since I started reading FEAR…

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Goddamn this book was good! Since the launch of JLD the potential for the magic Justice League has been unrealised….

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I start this review (my first at the iFanboy site) by saying that I was blown away by the quality…

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slickman83's Recent Comments
August 20, 2013 7:41 pm He's so awesome! If you're not into mind-bending cosmic stories that are heavy in plot than I doubt it's for you. I just went back and reread all the Hickman Avengers material and I must say, even the issues that I initially thought were a bit weak are in fact amazing! Very excited for this event.
August 20, 2013 7:38 pm I think Opena and Weaver are sharing art duties on issues 2 through 5 and Cheung will finish on 6. Opena!!!!
August 20, 2013 6:56 pm For my money the most fun comic around at the moment is another Jason Aaron book; Wolverine and the X-Men! This is a book filled with great fun which last week saw Iceman create a Voltron Ice-Mecha to carve through Krakoa monsters, and it has that purple haired smart arse and Morrison creation Quentin Quire, always good fun.
August 7, 2013 8:52 am Morrison, Moore, Gaiman. Truly the trinity of modern comics.
July 30, 2013 7:24 pm Fear Agent is a special book indeed, so good.
July 29, 2013 6:51 pm I never said Uncanny X-Force was gory, just that the events therein weren't all sunshine and lollipops. Also I was using The Best There Is as an example of gory Wolverine comics. My point about the lack of gore in the film is that it made the action of this film feel like it had no consequence, there was not so much as a pint of blood in this Wolverine movie where he apparently cut down scores of bad guys. If you like your violence with no blood then I feel totally bad for you :P And just for the record, while Wolverine is a long way from being my favourite character I do personally love; Jason Aaron's run, Uncanny X-Force, Wolverine and the X-men, Old Man Logan and the Claremont Miller mini.
July 27, 2013 10:05 pm Yeah the leader of a mutant hit squad responsible for the death of a child is so PG-13. And there are plenty of panels with Wolverine eviscerating people in the comics, look harder, Wolverine: The Best There Is is just one example. If your Wolverine is PG-13 then I'm glad you enjoyed the movie, my Wolverine has blood on his claws and I didn't enjoy the movie. Oh and you have to hold a Japanese sword with TWO hands!
July 27, 2013 1:03 am Sorry Paul but I strongly disagree with a lot of what you're saying. The opening scene of the film is the only one in its 126 minute run time that is not completely devoid of subtlety. The Wolverine is a film that has little or no respect for its audience, constantly telegraphing events so blatantly that I had to laugh at some of the silliness. One memorable scene involves that old Wolverine trope where he wakes up in the middle of the night with a claw erection (happens to us all), only this time he's not alone after having some sexy-times with a young Japanese girl. Rather than freak out at almost being butchered in her sleep by Logan's razor sharp claws, Logan's pillow-buddy tells him a night-night story to calm his nerves. What a nice gal. One of the big problems with The Wolverine for me lies in the lack of gore. Logan's claws might as well be made from candy canes for all the disembowelling and gouging they do in the film. The problem is that studios like Fox don't want to cut out the teen demographic, so rather than alienate a chunk of their audience and make a truly great film, we get the watered down PG-13 version of Wolverine. The lack of consequence in the film simply drags any suspense from its narrative, and The Wolverine truly suffers because of it. As for character, what character? The grimacing or frowning modes of Hugh Jackman's Logan? Or the shy and beautiful (and stick-thin) Mariko who you just know is the love interest because they have that slow-motion introduction when they meet... give me a fucking break!
July 25, 2013 3:44 am Was I the only one who didn't like this? I felt the art was all over the place and Fraction overwrote this issue to death, I kept turning the page and groaning at the sheer amount of text on the page. Lots of text is fine when it's interesting, I just didn't find any of this issue interesting.
July 8, 2013 7:48 pm This has made my year. Too good.