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by Mac Man
Oct 02, 2013 8:36 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Some new info has been added to the site!
Replies: 7
Views: 2696

Re: Some new info has been added to the site!

Mike, nice job. Def. adds something positive to the site :)
by Mac Man
Aug 27, 2013 12:25 AM
Forum: Golden Age (1938 - 1955)
Topic: Monkeyman's Super Loooooow Grade Superman Collection
Replies: 35
Views: 8136

Re: Monkeyman's SUper Loooooow Grade Superman Collection

Superman 3 & 4--two of my favs w/ gorgeous covers. Hope to add a 2 one day, but so blasted expensive. Fortunate to land copies of these a few years back!
by Mac Man
Jun 10, 2013 6:25 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Interesting collecting method
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

Re: Interesting collecting method

Donate 'em to a children's hospital or Good Will. Tax write-off is the most one would see from that.
by Mac Man
Mar 03, 2013 3:06 AM
Forum: Modern Age (2004 - Present)
Topic: Modern Batman Discussion Thread.
Replies: 135
Views: 29864

Re: Modern Batman Discussion Thread.

I did the write up on Batman 17 for Newsarama and followed up with a discussion of my review at Sequart (there's a link to the original review here as well). http://sequart.org/magazine/19328/what-makes-for-a-great-joker-story-in-defense-of-batman-17/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; O...
by Mac Man
Feb 14, 2013 12:09 AM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

My review of Batman #17--The Death of the Family is posted up on Newsarama!

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-sh ... men-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mac Man
Feb 10, 2013 6:16 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: ComiXology
Replies: 10
Views: 3262

Re: ComiXology

I really got back into current comics because of Comixology for my Kindle Fire. In fact, I actually will buy digital over print because I don't see any real collecting value in the comics I read--only old school stuff or books from my childhood will I collect--and so, they take up no space. In fact,...
by Mac Man
Feb 06, 2013 5:20 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

So, it's been a busy few weeks for me in terms of writing : ) Here's the next part of my ongoing series reviewing the work of Image Comics--both the early (eventually) the new stuff. This one tackles the first few issues of Jim Valentino's "Shadowhawk." http://sequart.org/magazine/18417/jim-valentin...
by Mac Man
Feb 05, 2013 9:43 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Last one--I PROMISE! ;) So I got a review copy of this wild book from a publisher out of the U.K.--Tabella Publishing. Very indie. Anyhow, the artist is from China and the impressionistic book covers his experience there. Absolutely gorgeous artwork but not at ALL mainstream. This is definitely the ...
by Mac Man
Feb 05, 2013 9:40 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

I also had an interview with indie comic Cobble Hill creator and writer, Jeremy Holt. If you like suspense-mystery comics along the lines of Morning Glories, this might be of interest.

http://www.nerdspan.com/cobble-hill/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mac Man
Feb 05, 2013 9:38 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Well, I have a few links to post since I've had a few reviews for various sites since my last post. Probably the biggest news is I was recently invited to begin writing regularly for Newsarama. You can see my first reviews for them here where I cover Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1 : and Masters of ...
by Mac Man
Jan 17, 2013 2:39 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Had a chance to review Brian Wood's much-anticipated Star Wars #1, and it's well worth the read if you can find a copy (sold out in 24 hours!). Definitely possesses the old school vibe! http://sequart.org/magazine/18477/a-review-of-star-wars-1-in-the-shadow-of-yavin/" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by Mac Man
Jan 11, 2013 7:30 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Fan of Mouse Guard? I had a chance to chat with creator, David Petersen re: the process he used in putting together his Legends of the Guard vol. 1 and the upcoming vol. 2.

http://www.nerdspan.com/mouseguard/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mac Man
Jan 09, 2013 4:38 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Enjoyed your review Forrest. Speaking of writing, I've actually enjoyed reading the letters pages in Epic Kill because the writer has an interesting take on writing and the mechanics of putting together a good story. I haven't been following that title, but that sounds really interesting. I"ll have...
by Mac Man
Jan 09, 2013 4:38 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Here are my final thoughts on Rob Liefeld's first issues of Youngblood as part of my serialized book, Sharpening the Image. After this, I have longer, one-part article on Jim Valentino's Shadowhawk coming up, and after that, I'm taking a break from the early 90s and will be jumping into some more co...
by Mac Man
Jan 05, 2013 5:38 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Paul, glad you liked the review. Here's a link to her store where you can buy both digitally.

http://beckycloonan.bigcartel.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Definitely enjoyable reads!
by Mac Man
Jan 02, 2013 3:59 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: What are your 2013 collecting resolutions?
Replies: 57
Views: 10764

Re: What are your 2013 collecting resolutions?

Steve, Mentally / emotionally, I'm pretty much there with you. I feel like I accomplished most of my collecting goals, and I just don't have enough drive--and more to the point, the money--to pursue the last few. Plus, I feel like my interest in comics has shifted from collecting to scholarship. I a...
by Mac Man
Jan 01, 2013 2:24 AM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Unfortunately, the website where I was reviewing comics (Kabooooom!) seems to have gone under indefinitely. However, I ended up finding a new venue for continuing my informal writing gig! So, in addition to my serialized work on Image Comics through Sequart, I'll be doing more frequent short reviews...
by Mac Man
Jan 01, 2013 12:25 AM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Justice League : Coming in 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4633

Re: Justice League : Coming in 2015

As I read it, the ensemble down to individual film approach seems very much like they are hedging their bets. Marvel essentially KNEW Avengers would work based on the success each of the individual hero films earned. DC simply has not been able to make this happen yet (excluding Nolan's Bat-verse, w...
by Mac Man
Dec 31, 2012 11:50 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: What are your 2013 collecting resolutions?
Replies: 57
Views: 10764

Re: What are your 2013 collecting resolutions?

Maybe get back into collecting? lol Been really absent from the hobby for much of 2011 and most of 2012...
by Mac Man
Dec 29, 2012 2:54 AM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: What does 'File Copy' mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 4343

Re: What does 'File Copy' mean?

File copies were ones creators (i.e. Stan Lee) often used for their own reference purposes. Nowadays, we can go online and search for whatever info we need on a given backstory. Obviously, not so pre-internet days. So, they kept file copies for their personal and professional use (a little different...
by Mac Man
Dec 27, 2012 4:49 AM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

Turns out today was a very comic-oriented writing day for me! I picked up a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #700, read it, and reviewed the main story line over at Nerdspan.

http://www.nerdspan.com/the-amazing-spider-man-700/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mac Man
Dec 26, 2012 1:17 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

The school year has not been terribly forgiving when it's come to free time, so my articles have been fewer and farther in between this semester. Still, I was able to finish the final two parts to my analysis of Rob Liefeld's first few issues of Youngblood. Hope you enjoy! http://sequart.org/magazin...
by Mac Man
Nov 29, 2012 4:29 AM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Call for Papers: Conan the Academic
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Call for Papers: Conan the Academic

Shameless plug. The book was published last week and my article is the first chapter. It discusses Howard's use of anthropology, geology, and history in his creation of the Hyborian Age. http://www.amazon.com/Conan-Meets-Academy-Multidisciplinary-Barbarian/dp/0786461527" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by Mac Man
Oct 12, 2012 5:11 PM
Forum: News & Events
Topic: NY Comic Con CBCA Dinner 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 9118

Re: NY Comic Con CBCA Dinner 2012

Seriously? No one else is going? :shock:
by Mac Man
Oct 09, 2012 3:21 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company
Replies: 19
Views: 5125

Re: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company

Thanks for the feedback guys! I enjoy writing for the site as it's more relaxed than the academic stuff I write, but it's a little more focused on the comics and less on the drama that many *other* message boards are known for ;) That said, I'll zap my webmaster an email about spelling error!-) I pr...
by Mac Man
Oct 05, 2012 3:15 AM
Forum: News & Events
Topic: NY Comic Con CBCA Dinner 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 9118

Re: NY Comic Con CBCA Dinner 2012

Have fun guys! Hope to see some pics :)
by Mac Man
Sep 20, 2012 1:42 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company
Replies: 19
Views: 5125

Re: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company

Okay folks! Part II of my analysis of Rob Liefield's Youngblood is up! This time I am focusing on the cover art from the first four issues. Love to hear your thoughts! -Forrest http://sequart.org/magazine/15371/sharpening-the-image-rob-liefield%E2%80%99s-youngblood-the-man-and-the-comic-that-started...
by Mac Man
Sep 20, 2012 1:38 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Mac Man's Comic Reviews
Replies: 79
Views: 15104

Re: Mac Man's Comic Reviews

You know, I wasn't able to get my hands on copies of those FCBD issues--always my luck. But I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the mini. I've heard the series will be continuing as one of the stories in the Dark Horse Presents title. I'm a little disappointed it won't have a more substantive showing, but ...
by Mac Man
Sep 06, 2012 5:23 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company
Replies: 19
Views: 5125

Re: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company

Thanks for the heads up, Mike. Won't lie: Been slogging through a pile of things, so my eye probably isn't as sharp as it should be. :ooops:
by Mac Man
Sep 06, 2012 1:06 PM
Forum: General Comics Discussion
Topic: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company
Replies: 19
Views: 5125

Re: Sharpening the Image: The Comics Behind the Company

http://sequart.org/magazine/15349/sharpening-the-image-rob-liefield%E2%80%99s-youngblood-the-man-and-the-comic-that-started-it-all-part-1/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'm kicking off my project with a review of the first issues of Liefield's Youngblood. What luck that he'd go and ...

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