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Name: C.J. Sloan

Bio: Civil Engineer.  I do my (fairly) boring day job so that I can collect all the comics I want, play all the videos games I can, and generally just be a big nerd. My biggest hobby is modifying and racing my sports sedan (2004 Cadillac CTS-V), which is a super-expensive black hole for my discretionary income, but I love it anyway. I love a wide variety of comics, but recently I read mostly DC stuff (about 30 New52 books), but my first love was Image/Wildstorm comics.  To this day some of my favorite characters date back to the glory days of Wildstorm (Grifter, Wildcats, Stormwatch, Backlash, Deathblow, etc.).That's everything you need to know about me, for now.


ART The art in this issue was great, as usual for the Clark/Beaty penciler/inker team. Once again, we had some…

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“LAST SHOT” Story: Rob Liefeld Dialog: Frank Tieri Pencils: Scott Clark Inks: Dave Beaty Colors: Andrew Dalhouse Letters: Wes Abbott…

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LINK: Grifter (New 52) #11 Review “Forgive Us Our SYNGE” Story: Rob Liefeld Dialog: Frank Tieri Pencils: Marat Mychaels Inks:…

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tweeter81's Recent Comments
October 16, 2012 5:42 pm I feel your pain about Grifter, but I guess since issue #8 (and after Edmondson just completely ran the book into the ground with his incoherent story and complete lack of character progression) I knew the title wouldn't last too long. I'm just happy that we did get 17 issues, which I never thought would happen. My hope is that Tieri finished the last 3 issues with a bang, and they tie up all of the previous plot elements nicely by the end of issue #16. Also, I hope that Mychaels can keep his current level of detail and finish strong with the art as well.
October 16, 2012 10:55 am The cover shown for Grifter is incorrect. That is the Team 7 #4 cover. The actual Grifter #16 cover is way more badass. As for the cancellation, I'm so pissed that more people couldn't get behind the Grifter book, if for nothing else other than the art by Scott Clark, Dave Beaty, and Andrew Dalhouse for most of the series was gorgeous. Story was mediocre, but sometimes style over substance works for me and this was one of those cases. GRIFTER SOLO SERIES WILL BE GREATLY MISSED (by me at least).
September 20, 2012 12:29 am For a version of my in-depth review that is much easier on the eyes, go here: http://comicsworthreading.blogspot.com/2012/09/grifter-0-new-52-review.html
August 13, 2012 1:24 am If you want to read another review and you don't want to look at that massive wall of unformatted text that I keep getting, then check out my blog for a better version: http://comicsworthreading.blogspot.com/2012/08/grifter-12-new-52-review.html
July 18, 2012 1:18 am Damn..again, all my formatting got removed. Can I post a link to my review blog so that anybody who would like to read this can see a readable version of it? Here goes nothing: http://comicsworthreading.blogspot.com/2012/07/grifter-new-52-11-review.html
July 18, 2012 1:13 am Great to hear somebody new reading this series. This comic has drastically improved in the fun department since issue #9 when Liefeld and Tieri came on board.
June 27, 2012 8:50 pm Yeah, I know... I try to format my reviews here with proper spacing and such and it always ends up this way. If you are interesting in reading my review, follow this link for a version that is much easier on the eyes: http://comicsworthreading.blogspot.com/2012/06/grifter-10-new-52-review.html
October 18, 2011 11:41 am @comic book know it all: I don't know if you just leave these comments to get a rise out of people, or if you actually believe what you are saying...but if you actually believe the filth you are spewing, you need to have your head checked. You are making that argument that we should decide if a LAW is morally right or wrong and live our lives with that metric in mind. There is a tiny little problem with that argument...in the United States (still the greatest country on earth) we have a little thing called "The Rule of Law". This means that the majority of the people choose to follow the rules and uphold the laws that exist (whether out of fear of punishment or "doing the right thing" - I don't know). If we (as a Society) got to a point where the majority thought like you (and GOD HELP US, there are already too many of you out there), our Society as we know it would break down. The police would all be crooked, it wouldn't be safe to walk in the streets, no entertainment media would be released because everybody would just steal it and the creators sure as hell don't want to work for free, and nobody would hold anybody accountable for their actions -- even if they were reprehensible. I know what I said above was a little dramatic, but all bad things start from something not so bad--I can't afford this $3 luxury item, so I'll just steal it--that is a slippery slope, and where does it finally end. Connor's example about stealing a car is spot on. Yes, technically stealing a car is a bigger deal in the eyes of the law than stealing a comic, but they are morally equivalent for sure. You are taking something that does not belong to you (without paying for it) and making use of it. This is not rocket science, brother. Furthermore, it was said earlier that how is to be considered "bad" to merely share your comics (with 3 people or 300,000 people, it doesn't matter). It is "morally" right to have a "sharing culture". The guy who said that probably wouldn't like the following scenario: Let's say he went to the bank and took out his life savings in $100 bills. He had his $100 bills stacked up three feet high next to his bed. I break into his house while he's at work and take all the $100 bills and just distribute them to all of his neighbors -- just start throwing them all around the neighborhood. That is just me sharing something that is not mine (nor do I have any legal right to it) with all the other people who need that money. Doesn't that seem kinda wrong, and silly. Scanning and distributing copywrited material is the EXACT SAME THING. You and others like you need to understand the dangerous path you are taking us down and take a moment to reflect on how the breakdown of morals could send us in the U.S.A. spiraling down the tubes.
September 16, 2011 2:22 pm Great, review. I hope you stick with this title and really hope it's sales numbers are good enough to keep it going so long-time Wildstorm fans like myself can continue to see our favorite characters in print each and every month!!!
September 16, 2011 2:17 pm I completely agree with your review. You did an excellent job of vocalizing my exact feelings about the book…pretty crazy. I’m a huge Grifter fan (in fact he is my absolute favorite comic book character) and I too was a little bummed out by the lack of red-masked, badass Grifter, but that will come in time if I understand what the writer has said in a number of recent interviews.