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December 20, 2017 7:13 pm *Carrie can barely stand or speak. *No cool lines or scenes. Nothing I want to rewatch. *Rose is Jar Jar Binks. *The main characters are emotional wrecks making bad decisions. *Heroism is non-existent, except Finn at the end, but JarJaRose stops him. *Luke goes out like a bitch. *Rey's abilities are unearned. *Nobody is competent. Nobody. Even people that were formerly competent. Failure throughout the entire movie. Agree with Ron that it looks/ sounds good and there the opening star battle and the Snoke throne room fight are good. The guy can direct but cannot write. This is down there with Ep I.
July 13, 2014 5:53 pm K, depiction of an act does equate to sanction of an act. People in stories make all kinds of choices and mistakes, as they do in life. Even if the scene is as you said (and there is considerable disagreement on that), so what? All of the things you describe happen on a daily basis in life, and the people involved frequently escape justice or consequence. K, if you are disgusted with a character's actions, consider that you are supposed to be. K, would you have characters only make choices approved by K? Should statutory rape, teenage girls behaving sexy, and intoxicated virgin sex never be depicted in stories? How about genocide, planetary destruction, being eaten alive by zombies, child molestation and torture? All of these evils are depicted in the best comics ever made. I think what we have here is an example of false, disproportionate or unmerited outrage, a very prominent part of the current Western culture.
April 7, 2014 7:09 pm Nick Spencer clearly stated at the beginning Morning Glories is 100 issues. About a year into the series he changed it to 125 issues. He has stated from the beginning he has a clear ending in mind. I asked him if it is going to be like the Lost ending. He said it is not. Layman has clearly stated 60 issues since I think the first year, Dave Sim-like. It seems fairly well laid out given the flash forwards have been very specific (both issue 27 and the recent flash forward panel).
December 2, 2013 7:04 pm Paul you are a scholar and a gentleman.
December 2, 2013 9:45 am I can't find any experienced comic readers who like new DC with the exceptions that you mentioned. iFanboy is clearly not biased against DC, they biased against bad work. They didn't say it but I get the sense they wish every company and every comic could be excellent. That is NOT happening right now at DC. The movies are humorless and forgettable as well. Regarding must-read lists: Cerebus (trades 2-5 at least) is considered by many to be the best comic ever or in the top 10 by many (Layman for one). It is also of massive historical significance, being the first creator owned and the first self-published comic, as well as the artistic heir to Eisner (pre-Frank Miller), and (still) unmatched innovation in many areas. For whatever reason, Ron Richards, was the only iFanboy who read it (Paul I don't know), so it gets ignored on the show. I consider this a major defect in the iFanboy reading list, on the order of Watchmen, DK, Maus, Fables, Powers, Preacher, Saga, and other widely acknowledged greats. I would humbly suggest at least High Society and Church & State I + II to the iFanboys and other serious comics-heads including the questioner. Take care.
June 9, 2012 10:46 am "The Star is dead" is true and interesting, especially extending the concept to movies/ music/ TV. The only answer to Josh's question I can come up with is NONE. There are no names who would really push sales. The only thing I can come up with is situational: Legendary Name (Miller, Moore, Lee, McFarlane) PLUS Improbable/ Post-Bitter Fallout Legendary Title (DD/ Bats, Swampy/ Watchy, X-Men, Spidey). Even these insane fantasy reunions would only sell big for a few issues. ...and there would be massive internet complaining about "all the hype" Finally, Nickelback and Land are crying all the way to the bank.
June 3, 2012 4:49 pm Agree with Nick. I also took iSpiderMan's comment in this light, and agree with him. To amplify the point, there is a modern idea (not in the "classic" mythology) that the Amazons were lesbians, AND they have become a symbol to some lesbians and lesbian groups. Because Amazons are more of a mythological culture than an historic culture, science and sociology do not really apply. Given this, I hope Josh and MisterShaw reconsider their somewhat harsh comments to iSpiderMan.
February 9, 2012 9:53 am Are some posters saying they are not going to read work by creators 1) with whom they politically disagree or 2) who are known jerks/ crazies/ curmudgeons? If you don't like the work, fine. But, if you apply the above standard consistently, you will be reading very few comics, listening to very few rock bands, and watching very few TV shows/ movies. If you apply the above standard inconsistently, then you are being intellectually dishonest and maybe a big baby.
October 24, 2011 4:41 pm Layman told me (at a bar, so possibly unreliable) he wants Holloway as Colby and John Goodman as Savoy; however, Davies would be much better with that stilted dialogue.
September 9, 2011 6:19 pm When I was 13 and Sienkiewicz's New Mutants came out, I thought it was horrible. By the time I was 17 he was my favorite. Now I have his mobile number and lots of his artwork. So let's give this a happy ending and imagine that Kevin has evolved and is hoarding all those Mazzucchelli pages, which are only rarely seen on eBay.