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Marvel as we know it is done! (Article) - 1/27/2015 7:08:51 AM

 Popular doesn't mean good.  Just means there's a lot of easily amused people under 30 who don't know good comics and storytelling.  I've interviewed numerous creators of the 70s and 80s who prefer to not to go on record but the general consensus is that they believe many modern writers like Bendis and Millar have no respect for the history of the characters nor the creators they followed.  They were able to work with the constraints that other writers before them in terms of current continuity.  Writers had to be aware of using characters from other books due to the storylines they might be currently involved in.  Worst of all they turned heroes into morally ambivalent assholes.  Not every character has to be inspired by Watchmen and Bendis can't carry Alan Moore's jock strap.  He beat him to it by nearly 20 years.  But I suppose comic books just reflect our F***ed up society today where people only give a rat's ass about themselves and their next handout.  Bendis is a punk and I'd tell him to his face.

Marvel as we know it is done! (Article) - 1/26/2015 8:00:49 AM

 Butchman...100% agreement.  I have talked to so many people that can point to roughly the same period...from the late 1990s to the early 2000s as when they began to get turned off by Marvel.  Like you I have tried on a couple of occassions to get back into it.  Marvel used to allow we writers access to their FTP site and read new comics a week before they came out.  I actually enjoyed the new Thor series.  Then a few morons had to ruin it by posting spoliers and they shut it down.

Marvel as we know it is done! (Article) - 1/25/2015 4:36:00 PM

 Successful My ass Jedibanner.  Anyone could be successful if all the constraints are taken off and you can do whatever the F*** you want because editorial no longer has any balls and is run by suits.  I am not easily led.  Comic fans are not as sophisticated as they once were.  They don't care about what happened 3 years ago let alone20, 30, 50 or 70 years ago.  Killing a bunch of characters and making moral messes out of the rest isn't great writing.  Scripting a good story that can be told in 22 pages without a year long cross-over event with multiple covers...that's good writing.  Sadly most of those guys are now in their 60s and 70s and sitting around collecting social security and watching a bunch of hacks screw up their legacies.

Marvel as we know it is done! (Article) - 1/22/2015 2:18:53 PM

 It's garbage.  Plain and simple.  It's a big F U to everyone who has ever read a Marvel comic book and all the creators who worked at marvel over the past 75 years.  But then again....Marvel died for me when they allowed no talent hacks like Brian Bendis and Mark Millar to use the MU for their own personal gratification.  But I will have more on this in an editorial.  Brevoort has already heard from me on this.

Top 10 Versions of A Christmas Carol (Article) - 12/23/2014 11:33:05 AM

 I had no idea they reposted this article until a few minutes ago!  God Bless us all, Everyone!

Arrow: The Climb Review (Article) - 12/13/2014 6:14:38 PM

 Jaw....good thinking!  

Krypton Developing at SyFy (Article) - 12/12/2014 5:11:36 PM

NBC is very happy with Grimm and they want a series which pulls a similar fan base after it at 10.  Grimm pulls about 5 million viewers while Constantine has been in the 3.25 to 3.5 range.  I would guess that if it can get up to 3.5 to 4.0 it might be given another chance

Krypton Developing at SyFy (Article) - 12/12/2014 4:09:15 PM

 RedVector...that is NOT a cancelation.  Networks are hardly shy about announcing a show has been canceled and shows have been known to be canceled after one episode.  Is it a good sign that production was halted?  No but its not the same as canceled.  NBC is going to see where the ratings go, particularly since they reportedly were interested in developing a Spectre series as well.

Krypton Developing at SyFy (Article) - 12/12/2014 4:06:56 PM

 Constantine has NOT been canceled.  Production was stopped after the initial order of 13 episodes.  NBC has not yet decided on its status for a second season.  

The Flash: The Man in the Yellow Suit Review (Article) - 12/11/2014 1:12:13 PM

 ""In a twist that brings The Flash TV Series of past and present together, Amanda Pays appears as the head of Mercy Labs, Dr.Tina McGee, the same character she played in the 1990 series. "

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