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Forum: DC Comics November 13th, 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Late to this thread. I thought I really liked...

Late to this thread.

I thought I really liked Lemire and Sorrentino's run on GA. But what I liked was mainly Sorrentino. Lemire had some interesting ideas, but his take on Ollie was pretty bland,...
Forum: DC Comics November 13th, 2014
Replies: 264
Views: 21,506
Posted By Simon DelMonte
This might have some good elements - Rucka back...

This might have some good elements - Rucka back at DC, if only for two months, Simone on classic Dick and Barbara, Peyer on the Atoms - but I think it's got problems.

1. Any comic that relies on Dan...
Forum: Comic Announcements, Discussions, News and Rumors November 5th, 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Julius Schwartz showed up in Flash, IIRC, and...

Julius Schwartz showed up in Flash, IIRC, and Superman. Eliot S! Maggin and Cary Bates also showed up in a Superman story, with Bates as a temporary supervillain, of all things. ...
Forum: Marvel Comics October 29th, 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By Simon DelMonte
So he's still in there, alive and not well? I...

So he's still in there, alive and not well? I guess someday someone will bring him back. But I don't buy him loving Gamora. What about Namorita?
Forum: Geoff's film, television and video games! October 29th, 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,489
Posted By Simon DelMonte
The show has found a pretty stable place to be. ...

The show has found a pretty stable place to be. Even when there are weak moments, the overall product is polished, the acting is great, the scripts are strong, and the action is amazing. I don't...
Forum: Marvel Comics October 21st, 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Well, that might be it for me and Marvel...

Well, that might be it for me and Marvel monthlies, since: a) it was the only Marvel book I was buying; and b) it might be the last $3 title they ever do. Really a shame that Soule goes to Marvel...
Forum: DC Comics October 21st, 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Most excited about the return of D_____ W____ in...

Most excited about the return of D_____ W____ in Batman & Robin. Yeah, it means his "death" was a pretty cheap event in the end, but Tomasi has really handled Batman's grief and his determination...
Forum: DC Comics October 12th, 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,421
Posted By Simon DelMonte
The art is great and the story was good, but it...

The art is great and the story was good, but it felt insubstantial. Then again, I was a big fan of Gail's run here, and think that anyone who comes next has big shoes to follow. Going lighter isn't...
Forum: Marvel Comics October 12th, 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Not-Israel? Hm. PAD is openly a supporter of...

Not-Israel? Hm. PAD is openly a supporter of Israel, and he's occasionally done things with that in his comics - remember Professor Hulk trying to free an old lover who was in jail for spying for...
Forum: Geoff's film, television and video games! October 8th, 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 15,496
Posted By Simon DelMonte
i bet the latter.

i bet the latter.
Forum: Geoff's film, television and video games! October 8th, 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 15,496
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Really enjoyed it. Wasn't perfect, but a very...

Really enjoyed it. Wasn't perfect, but a very good cast and a very good set-up for things to come.

Harrison Wells...yeah, we should have seen THAT coming with a name like that.
Forum: Geoff's film, television and video games! September 28th, 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 8,274
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Pedestrian and predictable and a bit of a mess. ...

Pedestrian and predictable and a bit of a mess. Hard to say this trip is really necessary after all the other Bat-adaptations.
Forum: DC Comics September 14th, 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Aside from Eternal, I got the Batman and Batgirl...

Aside from Eternal, I got the Batman and Batgirl Futures End comics. Both were quite entertaining, and apparently unconnected to any actual Futures Ends plots. The former was a bit odd in...
Forum: DC Comics September 14th, 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By Simon DelMonte
I felt like a lot of this was telling instead of...

I felt like a lot of this was telling instead of showing. A fairly clumsy approach, which I suspect is a side effect of rushing to keep to a weekly schedule. The developments here are huge, but we...
Forum: DC Comics September 4th, 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Simon DelMonte
DC Comics This Week - September 3

So how do I decide which books to get during a month long event I'm not sure you care for? 1) See who the creative teams are. Regular writers and artists trump guests, with the exception of Sholly...
Forum: DC Comics August 28th, 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By Simon DelMonte
DC Comics This Week - August 27

Light week for me.

Batman Eternal ties up a few threads, and then pulls the rug out from under us. The Tynion/Fabok issues are, IMO, the best in the series.

Red Lanterns wraps up the current arc...
Forum: DC Comics August 27th, 2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By Simon DelMonte
While I agree that lighter tone and sense of...

While I agree that lighter tone and sense of humor are what Simone does best, I think that she often prefers to go dark. Secret Six was sometimes very, very dark, and its humor was mordant and...
Forum: DC Comics August 25th, 2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Pretty good assessment. My thoughts: - The...

Pretty good assessment. My thoughts:

- The cancellation rate is distressing. And while a lot of the books that died fast deaths weren't that good, I would have loved seeing more of Dial H, or even...
Forum: DC Comics August 23rd, 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Simon DelMonte
More annoyed this year than the last two, at...

More annoyed this year than the last two, at least. The zero issues provided much needed backstory. The Villians month had some great ideas and clearly led someplace for some characters. Futures...
Forum: DC Comics August 22nd, 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Simon DelMonte
DC Comics This Week - August 20

Multiversity. The Final Gospel of St. Grant the Obscure is upon us, and all who have been along for the ride since at least his JLA days and who haven't left yet are going to be here. I enjoyed a lot...
Forum: DC Comics August 21st, 2014
Replies: 219
Views: 26,874
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Why is this thread here and not in the DC...

Why is this thread here and not in the DC folder?

No matter. I liked the first issue. Pure undistilled Morrison. By now you know if that is for you or not.
Forum: Comic Announcements, Discussions, News and Rumors August 18th, 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Batgirl for me. A high note for Gail and...

Batgirl for me. A high note for Gail and Fernando to end their run on.
Forum: DC Comics August 15th, 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By Simon DelMonte
DC Comics This Week - August 13

Why do I keep buying Superman/Wonder Woman when I am not buying any other parts of Doomed? It's not that it's a bad comic. It's just only part of a much larger story that maybe should have been half...
Forum: Geoff's film, television and video games! August 11th, 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 15,496
Posted By Simon DelMonte
Nearly perfect casting.

Nearly perfect casting.
Forum: DC Comics August 11th, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By Simon DelMonte
I've been reading it as the books come out. Book...

I've been reading it as the books come out. Book four is waiting for me to read. It's a really well done comic, but it's hard to love. Why? Few members of the cast are likeable. Diana is,...
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