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May 20, 2013 10:02 am Josh, I'll stand up for you, bro. I heard the Age of Ultron radio ad on a local rock station here in Orlando a couple weeks back. I was in my car and almost had an accident but I did hear it.
February 25, 2013 7:28 pm Good article Jim. Ironically, as a fellow lover of old Uncanny X-men issues of my youth, I've been waiting for months for comixology to make most of the Jim Lee run available. How is it Marvel's not constantly releasing issues of Uncanny (only their best selling title for 15 years) digitally?
December 13, 2011 1:54 pm He also explored the connection between magic and storytelling in the Promethea series he did with JH Williams III that didn't make this list, but easily could have.
November 8, 2011 2:34 pm The greatest thing about comics is how versatile it is as a storytelling medium. Twenty-five years ago, as a teenager, I was all about the X-men and every X-comic out there. In the mid 90's, I stopped collecting for a decade. When I came back, I tried and was disappointed by any X-comic I read. But then I discovered BPRD and Fables and Unwritten and my love for comics is as strong as ever. And that's also why I love iFanboy, because you guys are great (especially with the Book of the Month) with helping comic fans get out of a rut and branch out into more obscure and often more interesting nooks of the comic industry. Thanks for providing a forum for us to share our love of such a diverse medium. As for recommendations (aside from the ones above), some of the early pioneers of the independent comics movement of the early 80's (like Nexus and Grimjack) are couple of fun choices.
June 1, 2011 4:48 pm When it comes to digital comics, I'm excited for possibility of using it as a way to check new series.  That said, I would never check out a digital comic at $3 or even $2.  But if the publishers/digital companies went day and date at cover price and then reduced the cost of the digital copy to $1 after 2-3 months, I'd try out a fair amount of new stuff.

And I 100% agree with the coupon program for going back to the retailers to buy a trade of a digital series I checked out.  I think that's a great win-win for the publishers and the retailers.
February 4, 2011 3:09 pm In this digital age we live in, I can't understand why publishers aren't working better with retailers and customers to give them an opportunity to sample new comics without pre-ordering them.  I understand that retailers have to be careful not to over-order which could cause print copies to sell out, but customers want to hear the buzz about some stuff before buying it.

Why can't the publishers work to create a website (or sites) that only retailers can access that allows them to sell digital copies of comics (especially ones that sell out of their print runs) so that when a customer wants a comic that they don't have in print, they don't send away a person and lose sales that retailers and publishers desperately need right now.  It seems this would increase sales for those borderline titles that we all lament getting cancelled.
April 9, 2010 3:22 pm Here's my take on Ages: I believe the Modern Age began in the early 80's with the rise of the 1st successful independent comics (American Flagg, Cerebus, Nexus, Grimjack) which introduced more sophisticated, morally ambiguous characters.  Then comics entered the Dark Ages in the early 90's when gimmick covers and art over writing almost killed comics.  Then the late 90's/early 2000's ushered in the Renaissance Age as great writers (Bendis, Morrison, Johns, Brubaker) began doing major work for the Big Two.