Post by othersummersbrother on Jan 31, 2014 11:29:01 GMT -5
At some point I'd like for the cast to seriously discuss what their critical mass of books is each week. Since they have been doing this for a good while now, how many titles can they honestly read, absorb, and be able to recall come cast time. For me, I'd say 10 is an honest number, though I had my fits of reading 15 or more comics a week.
This may be a cheesy question and may have been discussed on an earlier podcast, but here goes. For you all, what makes comic books special compared to other forms of media? How have comics endured in the era of Netflix and streaming media? I try not to be a cynical person and hope that executives think of comics as more than just IPs to mine, but what do you all think?
First of all great podcast and keep the good work up
My question is with movies like Blade Runner and The Clock Work Orange that weren't very well received when they came out but now are cult classics. What movies since the year 2000 (or around that period) do you think will become cult classics?
Personally I think Watchmen will one day become a cult classic.
Post by CaptainSuperior on Mar 3, 2014 8:30:03 GMT -5
I was curious what you guys thought about the remarks made by Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson at ComicsPRO? He really seems to demean Superhero comics and makes a lot of hypocritical statements about using gimics to sell comics, instead of creating good comics. This is somewhat hypocritical because of things such as Image United and events like All Out War, which are also double shipping each month, and is another point of contention he brings up. Without Superhero comics there might not even be a comic industry today. Stephenson implies that superhero comics can never be anything substantial to the medium and will keep the industry in a metaphorial "dark ages". Thoughts?
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
I've recently began kicking around the idea of getting both the DC and Marvel Encyclopedias but I was wondering, are they worth the money? I only hesitate because both companies release updated versions every so often, so anything I bought would be outdated in just a few years time. However, as someone without Bob Reyer-level knowledge of comics, I think this might be a good way to be in the know on certain events and characters. Is it better to just save my money and keep looking at Wikipedia or are these tomes worth the cash and shelf space?
Currently reading comics and writing reviews for fun.
If superheroes were like wrestlers and had theme songs what would they be? Pick a hero and his theme song. Captain America could steal hulk hogans original theme, "I am a real American, fight for the rights of Everyman....." Thor could be Led Zeppelins Kashmir............ GO!!
If you all could choose one writer to write a run on one title that the writer of your choosing has never written for, what title and author would you all choose? Was that the most complicated question ever or what?
1) I am considering a Marvel Unlimited subscription, what are your thoughts on this? Is it worth the price tag?
2) My Cousin(Great Cousin? I'm not really sure what he would be known aslol, he was adopted into the family and was the son to my grandparents brother) Martin Pasko, was a writer for a long time, did a bunch of work for DC, and worked on both seasons of Thundarr the Barbarian. I was just curious if you had any knowlegde on his work and opinions?
I check a ton of comic news sites and when I see a mention even briefly of Dan Didio the usual responses are usually of ridicule and derision. My question is this, do you think all the issues that readers have with DC lie directly at his feet and does he truly deserve this treatment.
thank you Matt
"Tell the angels when you get to heaven that you never met an evil more personified than the man who killed you."
So as I've mentioned here on the forums I'm still a comics newbie. I've gotten a lot of great recommendations from the podcast and forums on books to pick up, as well as from the wonderful ladies at my local comic shop, so much so that I find myself coming out of the shop many times with a huge stack of issues! For the sake of my wallet, I know I'll need to drop some of the ones I'm picking up if they aren't grabbing me. My question is, how many issues should I give a book to find its feet before letting it go, and how many issues do you usually give a book before deciding it's not for you?
Hello I was just wondering if anyone knows of an instance where a comic run / arc / event etc. has ended with an alternate ending? Say, ending a story with two different issues, each with a different ending (one happy, one not so much for example). What would everyone think of this as an idea? Would that be completely unsatisfying to a reader or offer an alternative for someone who may not like one particular ending? Personally, when I thought of this I thought it would be kind of cool, but now I've wrote this question it seems a little stupid... Cheers
As someone who looks for arcs to read: what are some great arcs that you think might not be well known. The X-men dark Phoenix saga is great, but well know, as is Miller's run on Daredevil. What are some hidden gems?
Post by sammiecassell on Mar 30, 2014 22:16:07 GMT -5
Ok, I've put a lot of thought into a good thought provoking question, so let's try this. You guys always say "follow creators and not characters", so how do you reconcile your favorite characters being handled "not so well"? And if you only follow certain creators, how do you discover new creators that start on something besides a #1 issue. What if they are a new writer or artist that gets a gig on say Iron Man (mediocre selling book), and "rights the ship" to make it a good book? I as an "older" collector, Have survived some terrible runs on some of my favorite characters but it was still my character and I endured. I'm not enjoying the current run of the Incredible Hulk, but I figure I'll ride it out for a pretty good while just to see if the writer is in a slump or until they get changed out. Should I ditch the book as a statement to Marvel? Also, as a bit of constructive criticism, I understand when you guys keep talking about a book trying to get it from being canceled but sometimes you harp on it a little too often. Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Tastes are different and even change. A little more diversity in book selections and discussion would be wonderful. And tell Bob, not all the good old days were good lol. Thanks everyone for you efforts, your knowledge, and your opinions.
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