Manbehindthewires's forum posts

#1 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

Haven't really been on the site since it changed, finding it hard to navigate, but decided to give it a go today:

  • Can you only rate a comic by reviewing it now? I considered the old user ratings system as important as the staff rating (if not more) and as a Wednesday buyer it was a fast way to get an all round review, rather than trawling across different website reviews to get a good opinion.
  • Also on the user reviews front; how do I view user reviews now? The reviews page appears to be entirely staff reviews now.
  • How do I know when people I follow are online?

Sorry if this comes across as a moan, I want nothing but for the site to do well, but it feels like a lot has been omitted, and it takes away from the community feel of the site. From a business perspective, you're pushing me (and surely others) onto other sites in order to hear from users now.

#2 Edited by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@skooks: I really like this series of Rocketeer, but from what I can gather, it's not for everyone. Hollywood Horror was the first Rocketeer I picked up, but I've been told the previous series The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom was incredible, and loved by everyone. So, if you're unsure, this might be a safer bet. It came out as a hardcover last week. I'm gonna finish HH first though I love it! The narratives in it are great and something you don't see much in Comics anymore. Superman Family Adventures is the only thing I can compare it with in style, but that's doing it a serious injustice. Hope you like it!

I only picked up B&R for DotF, and it was one of my least favorite tie-ins...this issue blew it out of the water. I picked it up after Scott Snyder was bigging it up on Twitter. Frankly, I think this week it was a better book than his! (a week ago, I wouldn't have even considered that a possibility). Guarantee you'll like it ;)

@akbogert: looking forward to the next injustice actually! Reading the floppy copies means I'm really far behind on it though...haven't checked its release dates, but I'm pretty sure the game will be out before the comics are all in print...

I'm still on my little Batgirl hiatus at the moment, I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything in that series thought. From what I've read in other reviews the Gordon Jr stuff hasn't been all that spectacular. I think Simone is back on the job in the next issue though, so I'll be picking that up, to see how it's handled :)

#3 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: Oh it didn't lose marks for that. I really liked DotF and was looking forward to 18 for that reason, but I also like the direction Morrison has taken things. I think you're right that Morrison has been a little selfish in his thunder-stealing, but maybe this event had to stop everything else in its tracks; after all, in Gotham, that's exactly what it's done, so by grinding the DC continuity to a halt in the real world, it kind of captures the gravity of what's happened inside the DCU.

I wanted to keep my review spoiler free, so didn't want to mention the inclusion of a certain character.

's user review here mirrored my feelings of the book in it's title: It's Harper Row! Also, "Requiem"

I think it was just laying the "who's next in line?" thing on a little thick... Will it cause controversy and speculation? Probably. I just think this issue could have left all that stuff for another day. That aside, it did go hand in hand with B&R really well though.

You pick up any good books this week ?

#4 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Catwoman (5)
  2. Elektra (2)
  3. Green Lantern (1)
  4. Superman Returns (1)
  5. Batman & Robin (2)
  6. Ghost Rider
  7. Steel (4)
  8. Hulk (3)
  9. The Phantom
  10. Daredevil
  11. Superman IV (2)
#5 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: Submitted a new character profile; very little left of the previous one. Can't seem to work out how to delete false character credits for all those comics he wasn't in...?

#6 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

It's nice to see British pop-culture doing well in the States :)

#7 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: I tried to chase up some of the movie and video-game references, I'm under the impression he's just tied anyone remotely Italian-looking and working for SHIELD to Dino...

#8 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: If you'd like, I can clean up the english. I'm afraid I don't know the characters well enough to edit the info/appearances.

#9 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Matthew Vaughn - Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class
  2. Jon Favreau - Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Cowboys and Aliens (1)
  3. Bryan Singer - X-Men, X2
  4. Christopher Nolan - Batman Begins, the Dark Knight, the Dark Knight Rise (1)
  5. Kenneth Branagh - Thor (1)
  6. Joss Whedon - The Avengers (2)
  7. Tim Burton – Batman, Batman Returns (1)
  8. Sam Raimi – Spiderman
#10 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@RamsIllustrations: props to you and lostskies for this, such a great choice of character for an art-off!