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Name: Steve Chaput


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June 13, 2012 7:52 pm I thought the Wednesday Comic strip by Dave Gibbons and Ryan Sook was close to perfect and would love to see them given a chance with an entire book, or at least part of anthology title. Something could be done with the old Atomic Knights, or I would even see if the short-lived Hex could make a comeback. There are certainly a few other classic DC characters or new ones that could easily compliment Kamandi.
June 13, 2012 7:41 pm Haven't been paying all that much attention, but am interested in the Archie heroes. Read the books years ago with the original Fly (before he became Fly-Man and Fly-Girl came along) and even the 'camp era' books could be fun. I enjoyed DC's two attempts at the characters, and wish the best of luck to Archie on trying again. I notice that The Fly seems absent but Fly Girl is around. Is there a reason for that?
May 24, 2012 7:57 pm I believe it is all but certain that Alan Scott, the Earth Two Green Lantern, will be the one coming out in an up-coming issue of EARTH TWO. DC can boast that a major character (i.e. Green Lantern) is gay, but Kyle, Guy & Hal are still straight. We should remembera similar DC move decades ago when it was announced that Superman was going to marry, it turned out to be the Earth-Two versions of Clark & Lois as well. While DC might get some negative press from some quarters, they leave themselves an out (no pun intended) that can be erased in a couple of years when they destroy all the alternate Earths again. Personally, I think the marriage of Northstar is a braver move on Marvel's part, since the controversy of same-sex marriage is a hot-botton issue at the moment. Even some of those opposed to gays & lesbians getting wed have come to accept homosexuals in other situations (work, military, politics, etc.) Finally, I hope that we don't see the usual thing where some villain(s) decide to attack the ceremony, just so the writers & artists can toss in several pages of 'action' before giving us the actual wedding in the final few pages.
May 2, 2012 5:22 pm There have been so many rumors the past year. One was that Dr. Hank Pym was going to appear at some point, another that there was going to be a Spider-Man cameo of some sort and finally that Luke Cage was going to show up. Only the introduction of Pym, void of costume would not surprise me. Personally, with this talk of a Black Panther film, I think it would be it would be great seeing T'Challa make an appearance at some point. Anyone remember the shot of the map that Nick Fury was looking at, I believe in the first Iron Man film, which had pins or dots indicating different places. Several were on the African continent and I recall speculation at that time.
May 2, 2012 4:28 pm This would be my arguement against Bruce dying. As with Clark Kent, and a lesser extent Peter Parker, their secret identities are too well known to the general public to try and create a whole new persona. You could do this with the Mission Impossible franchise, for example, as Jim Phelps had already replaced the original Dan Briggs as leader of the IM Force (in the TV series), but only total geeks would care. BATMAN is on a whole other level. Bruce ending up in a wheelchair seems the most likey outcome, with a temporary replacement filling the cowl until things improve. Of course, as we have learned it's hard to guess what Nolan will do, which is one of the reasons his films are always so good.
April 2, 2012 10:27 pm I think my original problem with Starship Troopers was that I actually expected an accurate retelling of Heinlein's novel. Once I got over my initial annoyance and accepted it for what it was, I actually had fun with the film. Although, I never had a desire to see the two sequels. I think Jim is pretty spot on regarding we fans hoping that a 'good' movie will gain our hobby some respect. I remember how pleased I was when friends, who never read a comic or had any interest in them, became so hooked on AMC's Walking Dead that they asked to borrow my TPB collections or actually went out and bought their own. Sadly, comicbook adaptations on the big and small screen (not counting some of the the animated shows) don't even come out as a 50/50 proposition. Anyone care to compare the movie-goers response to THOR, compared to GREEN LANTERN? Both played with the characters we grew up with, but only one of them seemed to indicate that the director and screenwriters cared for more than making a buck. All that said, I'm looking forward to both THE AVENGERS and THE HOBBIT.
March 21, 2012 10:17 pm I know several people who do not read comics, but have started to pick up the WD trades because of the show. One of the things is as brassai says, the books are different so you are getting something similar, yet different. Once more the show seems to be getting back to things we fans of the book have seen, but I'm sure that Kirkman & Co. will put a different spin on those as well. It was mentioned on the Talking Dead that we may see the helicopter again, and we know where that led in the comic.
February 18, 2012 5:26 pm Hey, Templeton wouldn't mind cashing a Marvel paycheck or two. Just sayin'.
January 25, 2012 10:31 pm It never fails to amaze me that some fans think turning a hero into a villain is a 'good thing'. Any second-rate writer can do that, given the editorial go-ahead. Personally, I think the reverse is more interesting (as we saw in the original run of The Thunderbolts, way back when).
January 25, 2012 10:23 pm There were certainly some losers on the Avenger teams over the decades and I'll agree with a number of your choices. Personally, I thought Jack of Hearts was a character with a lot of potential and he has had some good moments. Enjoyed his appearances in the last Marvel Zombie series. Henry Pym was badly used by several writers and I feel that it would only take one really good writer to turn him back into a decent character. In a way he's Marvel's Ray Palmer and Ray has had his run of bad luck, but is still well respected by his peers.