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    July 16, 2017 6:39 pm I've read The Defenders since it started and I really don't see it as a great comic book. It's pretty good, but I don't see it as a great story. I have not been that impressed by The Casting and the first prelude where it's just way too wordy. The Hawkman portions with that writing is really hard to get into.
    July 16, 2017 6:33 pm That is a great issue.
    July 10, 2017 5:54 pm The worst issue I have seen where it completely took me out of the issue is still Uncanny X-Force #19 which was the aftermath of the Dark Angel Saga. When you go from Jerome Opena to Robert Rodriguez with bad coloring, it was just abysmal.
    July 10, 2017 2:01 am So you didn't cover Batman #26 this week? That's really surprising especially with covering Green Arrow #26 when you skipped 25 a couple of weeks ago. I thought 26 was good, but had way too much set-up. I thought 25 was great even though there was quite a bit of set-up, but 26 didn't further the story well enough. I also still don't like seeing the Riddler being so buff and physically large since he's not a big guy.
    July 10, 2017 12:18 am Her name is Michelle, but it was just confirmed that she's not Mary Jane Watson.
    July 10, 2017 12:17 am I said it's a really good, not great movie where it's not as good as Spider-Man 2. I'm a huge Spider-Man fan and doing such a poor job of portraying so many supporting characters was very disappointing. That doesn't make the movie bad, but I'm not going to ignore it. It's not as bad as Jimmy Olsen just getting unceremoniously killed in BVS since there's too many characters according to Snyder, but it wasn't good. The movie tries to trick people into believing it is for hardcore Spider-Man fans with the references and Easter eggs, but it really isn't with all of the changes. Tom Holland was still great along with Michael Keaton being really good. Then the friend playing Ned (Ganke) was really good too. I'm just happy Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview that Michelle was not Mary Jane Watson with "MJ" just being initials they wanted to use as a cool tease. I am thankful for that. I've seen it twice now and there was another continuity screw up I noticed which was the date of the decathlon. A banner in the beginning says October 12th-15th. Then about 15 minutes later, another one says September 14th. That's really bad especially because it is Nationals which they say so it doesn't make sense to have two different dates. They could not keep things straight with this movie where it's sloppily done.
    July 9, 2017 11:10 am I thought it was really good, but not great where it's easily the best one since Spider-Man 2. However, it's not close to the quality of that movie and wastes certain characters who are just there as comic references. I rewatched the Raimi trilogy before seeing this movie where the first one is still pretty good, but doesn't hold up as well. Spider-Man 2 is just a great movie. I also have been rewatching Spectacular Spider-Man which was a great show and shows how much better that show is with adapting Spider-Man lore compared to Homecoming. Betty Brant did not need to be in the film where she should not be in high school since she should be older than Peter and Liz was not fleshed out enough. Liz ends up with Harry Osborn in the comics and Peter dated her first. Ned is also a horrible person who becomes Hobgoblin and treats Betty Brant really badly so making him the best friend when he's essentially Ganke is pretty stupid since he's not becoming Hobgoblin in the future. I don't understand why Betty was put in high school since she works at the Daily Bugle and Peter has a crush on her as a teenager in high school. It's just a waste. There's also a really big continuity screw up to start the movie saying Homecoming is 8 years after Avengers 1 when it's only 4 years later and that was jarring. There was one reveal about the Vulture that legitimately surprised me towards the end otherwise the second trailer showed all of the big action scenes. It was fairly predictable as a movie other than that one reveal and then one moment as a call back to issue 33 towards the end which was impactful. That ferry scene was not suspenseful at all with the trailer showing Iron Man saving them and is no where near as good as the train sequence in Spider-Man 2 or the brutal end fight at the end of Spider-Man 1. There is also no spider-sense used which is odd and Feige tried to retcon that already in an interview saying it's there, but he constantly got snuck up on with the Shocker and Vulture. This movie did confirm for me that Marissa Tomei was a horrible casting choice for Aunt May with all the jokes and references as being "hot." It's pretty ridiculous honestly. I really didn't like the final scene with Aunt May finding out since that should not happen so early. I just hope it ends up where Peter plays it off as a present from Tony to wear for Halloween since that would be about a month after Homecoming. A very odd thing is that it's called Homecoming where we get the dance, but there's no game or football team mentioned. That made no sense since we see the mascot and Homecoming always take place in September. If it's two months after Civil War like it says, then Civil War takes place in July and Peter said he had homework which doesn't make sense unless this school never lets out. I still can't believe that we are not going to get the line, "Face it tiger, you hit the jackpot." What a big screw up and it is such an iconic moment and line, but it's Marvel so it's not surprising to screw up not putting in a great line along with, "Ultron, we would have words with thee." Marvel doesn't put the most care into this movie with adapting most of the characters. Flash was not a convincing bully and that was also bad casting even with him being such a good actor in other movies. Tom Holland crushed it and Michael Keaton was really good, but I didn't love the movie like I wanted to. I would say 7.5/10 or 3.75/5. I would probably say it's possibly only better than GOTG Vol. 2 out of the super hero films this year since Wonder Woman's No Man's Land sequence and beginning are better than most of this film where I wanted to instantly re-watch it, but Homecoming is just a really good, fun movie with nothing too memorable other than the rubble scene and the reveal with the car ride. Spider-Man 2 is just a such better movie compared to this along with the Spectacular Spider-Man show so it's definitely an overhyped movie and I strongly disagree with this movie being top 5 in the MCU. I would take Avengers 1, Winter Soldier, Civil War, GOTG Vol. 1, and Iron Man 1 easily over Homecoming. There are a few others I would probably take over Homecoming too where it felt like a mid-tier MCU film, not a great one.
    June 11, 2017 4:15 pm I thought he drew Airboy and was involved in some way, but I was wrong. However, it still doesn't excuse the portrayal of transgendered people and that essay doesn't mean anything to me. There's no justification for that and it just reinforces stupid laws being correct like the ones currently in North Carolina. Drawn & Quarterly cancelled the comic, Sadbøi, by Berliac early last week due to an essay he wrote in 2015 where he was being transphobic. I just think it's unacceptable for Image to publish that comic while having the rainbow background promoting Pride Month when that comic was the opposite of that. It sends the wrong message and doesn't respect a group of people. It would be like starting off a comic about Muslims committing terrorists actions where they brag about it. That would be completely wrong so it just shows that Howard Chaykin doesn't respect certain groups of people and doesn't care about how he portrays them.
    June 11, 2017 12:10 pm We all know that this possible marriage is not going to happen or last because it's comics. Now I want DC to do it and have the guts to go through with it since far too many comics tease a real status quo change, but then nothing happens or it ends fairly quickly making it pointless. The answer to the question won't happen until the next arc is over since The War of Jokes and Riddles is set in the past. If it does happen, we know it won't last too long which I would find annoying since it would actually be cool if DC stuck to it and had to use it in other books. Comics-wise, I see Bruce ending up with Selina and not Talia or Zatanna. I really liked the relationship with Wonder Woman in the Justice League animated series and the Injustice Year Three Issue 7 with the future Clark wanted to see if he didn't become a tyrant. The recent Telltale game was great with Bruce's and Selina's relationship along with the Injustice comics. It just makes more sense to me. Son of the Demon is a great story where you would want Bruce and Talia together, but with the more recent stories along with Talia in charge of Leviathan causing Damian's death, it doesn't work.
    June 11, 2017 11:48 am I'm sorry, but The Divided States of Hysteria is possibly the most transphobic comic I've ever read. Those opening few pages disgusted me and I understand it was supposed to come out earlier, but this should not have come out during Pride Month. Opening with the character bragging about his penis size and committing statuatory rape as a pediphile before then revealing he was then transgendered where she was having sex with three men was unacceptable to me. From Airboy and now this, it is pretty clear that Howard Chaykin's does not respect transgendered people and the LGBT community. Image Comics having the rainbow as its background right now is a joke. I had a student who is transgendered and have friends who are transgendered so it really makes me angry to see this interpretation and saying it's a dystopian society doesn't mean anything to me as well as saying he started writing it before the election cycle started. There's no defense of this for me and not even mentioning that aspect of the transphobia is pretty ridiculous honestly with just saying how raw it was without mentioning the content. That's a bad review in my opinion.