Monthly Archives: June 2013

Friday Follow Up – 06/28/2013 or Why You Need to Read Hawkeye

The importance of empathy and perspective in storytelling cannot be overstated. Readers engage with stories when they care about the characters. That doesn’t mean that all characters should be extra nice or overly relatable, only that they need to be … Continue reading

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Weekly Checkup – 06/26/2013

Whoa, this week was a whopper and I feel absolutely spoiled. With everything from pulp revivals (Five Ghosts) to great superhero action (FF and Young Avengers), from dynamic debuts (Lazarus) to the best comic in recent memory (Hawkeye (read: Hawkguy)) … Continue reading

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Age of Arrogance

Let me start by saying that I don’t enjoy being negative. When I read a comic (or watch a movie [or consume any form of media]), I really want to like what I’m interacting with. We only have so much … Continue reading

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Wednesday Checkup – 06/19/2013

Age of Ultron #10 Recommendation: Age of Ultron was a $40 advertisement for some mini-series it sets up at the end. Marvel now has its own “punching the walls of reality” moment too. Good job! Brother Lono #1 Recommendation: I … Continue reading

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Man of Steel: You’ll Believe a Man Can Fail

“Man of Steel” is not an entirely flawed film. It’s certainly better than some recent blockbusters like “Transformers 2”. The casting is fantastic. Henry Cavill stands out in the titular role, but is matched by the likes of Michael Shannon … Continue reading

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The Superman I know and love

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Wednesday Checkup – 06/12/2013

Well, the Internet in the far reaches of British Columbia is not great, but it’s good enough that I can access my comics and type up reviews (as long as I add images ahead of time). So with little time … Continue reading

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Wednesday Checkup – 06/05/2013

Sorry about the lateness of this. I was informed this week at work that I will be going on rotations to a remote campsite in British Columbia (2.5 hour boat ride from the nearest town) starting next week, so I’ve … Continue reading

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