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Should the DC Universe Go Ultimate? (Article) - 8/19/2009 5:45:23 AM

DC did try to Ultimatize their books.  They called it DC All Stars.  But what they didn't understand about Marvel's Ultimate line is that the books are connected in a universe of their own.  DC simply gave their two big characters to big-name talent and said, "Here, run with it."  In the case of Superman, they hit gold.  Batman...not so much.

I don't think DC can wrap their minds around what makes Marvel's Ultimate line a success.  They probably shouldn't even try.

5 Movies that Ripped Off Comics (Article) - 8/13/2009 5:22:27 AM

Robocop also rips off Swamp Thing (though maybe more-so the Wes Craven film than the comic).  Both protagonists are assaulted in a devistating manner by a group of thugs and is eventually "killed" only to be resurrected as a "monster".  The fact that Ray Wise plays both Alec Holland in Swamp Thing and one of the thugs that kills Murphy in Robocop helps with the association.

6 Comic Book Dream Teams (Article) - 8/12/2009 5:46:46 AM

This might be out there, but I'd love to see Sal Buscema's Rom again.

KICK-ASS Bidding War (Article) - 8/11/2009 8:33:56 AM

I thought 7 figures sounded low too.  Didn't the film cost 8 figures to make?

DETECTIVE COMICS #855 Review (Article) - 7/30/2009 12:53:20 PM

Whoa, hey!  What about The Question?

WOLVERINE DVD Arrives September 15th (Article) - 7/28/2009 12:49:37 PM

Pass.  This movie was just boring.

THE INCREDIBLE HULK #600 Review (Article) - 7/24/2009 10:39:59 AM

I really bought into the new Hulk run with Loeb after reading the exceptional World War Hulk (I still haven't gotten my greedy little mitts on Planet Hulk yet).  I'm really sorry now I ever bothered.  The Red Hulk just annoys me and they have been promising the revelation of his true identity since the sixth issue.  Marvel just seems to exist to piss me off anymore.

Solving the Fans Economic Crisis Part Two (Article) - 5/13/2009 5:32:00 AM


The $1.00, $0.50, and $0.25 bins were the reason I got back into reading comics after a long hiatus starting in the mid-90s (take a wild guess as to why I stopped reading back then).  In 2003 a friend of mine took me to a comic book store I used to frequent in college before "giving up the habit".  I was amazed at the issues they were selling in the cheap bins, most of them 1st issue "collector's items".  These books would have been priced double the retail cost after their initial release back in the good-'ol 90s.  Yet here they were for a buck or less.  I snatched up several issues and I have been hooked ever since.

It would be too much to hope for that the executives at Marvel and DC to read your column and say, "Damn, he's right!  We're way overpricing our books!  And why can't we do one complete story per issue?  Thanks, Chad!"

Yep, too much to hope for.  See you at the quarter bins.

Fuzzy Dan, Fuzzy Dan,

Doin' the things a fuzzy can....


Date Joined: May 27, 2005