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while I have problems with Secret Invasion, I’m thankful that the tie-ins so far involve expounding on events in the main book rather than force you to read them or be helplessly lost. I haven’t read every tie-in but everything seems consistent so far.

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Mark Cook said on June 25th, 2008 at 10:20 am

I agree with you on Tangent: Superman’s Reign; although Marz is only writing the backups and Dan Jurgens is doing the main plot. Surprised me at first too, but then I re-read some of the stuff that both of them did back in the nineties and enjoyed most of *that* too, so now I’m wondering: why did I start thinking they were bad?

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karellan said on June 25th, 2008 at 10:23 am

Also in the world of comics, I just picked up the Ultimate Human: Ultimate Hulk vs. Iron Man Premier Hardcover. I’m sure I’m way behind the times on this one since I waited for the collection rather than pick up individual issues, but did everyone else know how awesome this is? Great art, great writing by Warren Ellis, interesting take on the Leader, etc. It doesn’t change anything in the long term for Banner or Stark, and is pretty obviously a cash-in on the two movies that just came out, but that actually doesn’t stop it from being a great little hardcover. And it’s only $15! It’s about time the Ultimate Universe did more than just make me roll my eyes.

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malakim2099 said on June 25th, 2008 at 10:28 am

I have been also enjoying Giffen’s work on Dreamwar, because it’s a throwback to the secret 90s fanboy in all of us.

Batman v. Zealot? Nuff said. 😉

Though I’ve also been really liking Tangent: Superman’s Reign as well as SI.

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Andrew W. said on June 25th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Mark: I’d wager because it’s the general tone of comic fandom to just hate hate hate these days.

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I don’t think ‘Trinity’ ever had a chance of being anything but bland. I’m not saying that to knock on anyone involved in the book, it’s just one of the downfalls of playing with the A-list characters, especially while there’s universe-shuffling events in play. ’52’ got to do some fairly interesting stuff with its characters because they were all B-list and below and who really cared what happened to Black Adam/Steel/Booster Gold anyway if things didn’t work out? It seems like trying to write a weekly about three iconic characters that already have a dozen or so monthlies going on between them while FC is going on wouldn’t leave much room to be creative: either it’s a book that’s out-of-continuity, which dims the appeal a bit, or there’s just not much that can be done to show the reader something new.

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I’m happy to have Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing the FF again.

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Sofa King said on June 25th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Also, Initiative is awesome.

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Mark Cook, I can’t speak for you, but I know exactly why *I* started thinking Jurgens was bad: pretty much everything he did with the Justice League.

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Dan Didio’s primary sin: Failing to hire you to Write The Legion.

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Re: The Hulk Movie, I’ll just say this much: it actually is far less morally ambigious than Iron Man re: The Ethics of Weapons technology.

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Secret Invasion has left me with event fatigue. Due to NA/MA turning into Secret Invasion: The Backstory, it feels, to me, as if it has been going on for at least 7 months. And that was the event this year I was more looking forward to. (Reign in Hell is the one I should have been more looking forward to, but every description makes me shudder. Well almost every. cementing the rules of DC magic I appreciate)

Tangent has been surprisingly good. I agree.

And Trinity? I agree. Meh. I figure by the time it hits its 3 month mark it may have shown its stride, but that’s 36 dollars of issues to show its stride. Same problem 52 had IMO. “Oh just wait 3 months, it’s not that long” and usually…it isn’t. But for a weekly? Bad argument.

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Dan Didio’s primary sin: Failing to hire you to Write The Legion.

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Argh. The little less-than-dash-dash arrows don’t work. :(

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Yeah, I checked out of ‘Trinity’ this week. Just too little happening per issue. Shame, really, because I love Kurt Busiek. I might give it another chance in trades. But for now, it’s off my list.

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The second episode of The Middleman has aired, please let us know if you eventually have more to say on the series. I’m one of those people in favor of fun dialogue, assuming I give a fuck about the subject matter thereof.

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