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    August 16, 2011 5:05 pm Hey, as an avid deadpool reader, I have to chime in regarding who is crazier. Deadpool is crazier on several levels, for one thing he has no compunction in killing, morality is not an issue with him. Heck he used to keep an old lady as a prisoner in his hideout. Not to mention his insanity actually interferes with his life. He has zoned out been harmed in ways that a regular person would have died from. He also hallucinates and acts upon those hallucinations. Mioonknight is nuts okay, but he's more garden variety multiple personality than anything else.
    August 16, 2011 12:49 pm Love hearing from Marty, but he made a sort of specious argument regarding ignoring(or giving it less credence) continuity. "if they had been concerned with continuity back would not have half the material you have now [sic]" 1) totally dismissing continuity willy nilly is not the same as occasionally making tweaks, I'd argue that this major reboot is much closer to the former than the latter. 2) While it MAY be true that the current sotries would not have had the same material to draw onm, we can not say whether that would have been good or bad. Thus a moot point. I am also confused how he starts off by saying he understands why people would not be interested in stories that would not matter in 6 months, but then says they are wrong more or less for feeling so. I think the "what matter is good stories" argument is enitrely overused. A good story is not merely a one shot event, superhero comics are not -by default- a collection of illustrated anecdotes that happent o share characters that happen to have the same name and/or costumes. There is a beneficial effect of reading a long running comic versus a one shot indie book. Obergeist was a great trade, but would I pick it over the entire run of JSA, or Hulk or heck, Hellblazer? No because while I may go back to Obergeist every so often, I like the comfort and consistent ability to go and get an issue of a major run and read it. There is something appealing about knowing there is a continuous cosmology that I can immerse myself when I like. Do i like EVERYTHING that is done in my comics? No. If I could I'd love to drop kick Morrison for what he did to the Xmen, but such is life. Readers develop relationships with their books and characters, and of course they will be irritated if someone comes along and says "oh, none of this matters". John brings up a point about ressurecting dead characters- I think we all know that superhero comics can only change so much, before it is no longer that commodity. That's why comics do have to soft reset every so often, but its a far cry to compare resurrecting phoenix versus deleting 15 years of a heroes background. Speaking of continuity and stories evolving. I have been reading Invincible and I love it, but reading it one can see a major flaw- at some point somethings gotta give. If things continue in the way they are going, with entire cities disapearing and the world genuinely in danger, the story and atmosphere will have to change. In other words issue 1000 will be entirely different from issue 10. That's neither a good or bad thing, but I would like to point out another image title that just went long past it's expiration date - Spawn.
    August 5, 2011 12:42 pm @wallythegreenmonster  Oh i don;t either, but I feel that it's disengenuous of her (or anyone) to claim success without giving accurate reasons for it.
    A hooker that also sells avon, shouldn't go around saying avon is why her bills are paid.
    August 5, 2011 11:07 am @wordballoon  Personally I like longer episodes, I listen at work and the less I have to dig around for podcasts to listen to the better.

    I do concede though that poor audio can be grating to some.
    August 5, 2011 10:47 am @wallythegreenmonster  I am not neccesarily opposed to the reboot, my point is, that with knowledge of a reboot (or whatever we have decided to call it), I have lost some of my concern for what happens in the interim.

    I liken it to changing jobs or moving to a new apartment. Obviously until I actually start at my new job and stay at the old one I will have to "live" with the old, but all the inherent concerns, hopes and whatnot are diminished regarding it.

    Maybe I am a simplistic person in this regard, but, one shots have always been somewhat less appealing to me than ongoing titles. Don't get me wrong I have loved some one shots (Red Son comes to mind), but theres is always that niggling little sense of disapointment and honestly anxiety as the final pages come and I know I won't see ay more of it.

    I posit that for many, the enjoyment of a story is somewhat influenced by the knowledge that there will be "more", and that what happpens in an issue will have future ramifications. I don't think it's unreasonable to say that a story is expereinced differently when you know ultimately it doesn't matter.

    Let me reiterate, I am not neccearily opposed to this reboot, but I do lose a lot of my interest in these interim issues.
    August 5, 2011 10:19 am Hey just thought I would mention, that zombie sentry is actually not a new idea, in the marvel zombies series, the plague is spread to that world by a zombie sentry.

    I haven't read this issue of xfactor yet, but I woul dbe more curious if his zombie-ism is contagious or not. If so how is it contained?
    July 28, 2011 8:53 am Sorry, I am sick and tired of "but they're good stories" as a defense of the reboot.
    Call it what you will but, for many, the idea and concept of continuity is a very valid concern. I don;t mean slavish concern for canon such as "but in issue 234 flash wore his watch on his left hand, but in issue 546 it's on his right".
    No, readers develop a relationship and routine with a story and characters, and when you throw it away it's not going to be viewed favorably.
    Imagine if the gov't took your kids and replaced them and said "so what these are good kids too".
    July 27, 2011 7:48 pm Yeah ultimate fall out isnt a neccesary book, but its far less masturbatory than that BS superman story where he wants to quit being superman and that mook tells him how important he is.

    July 25, 2011 10:13 am @wallythegreenmonster  Well thats exactly my point. I find that comics sales in so-called comic book stores are relegated to ancillary income. Between graphic novel websites, digital sales and piracy, comic books stores have become merely popular young male culture stores instead.