Posts Tagged ‘Geoff Johns’

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Comic Book Fans- Who we are!!

March 24, 2008

full name:Richard John Griffiths aka Necrophage aka The Crafty Butcher

age:Physically 35

occupation: British Telecoms Business Sales
first comic bought: Keith Giffens run on JLA and Captain America
favourite series of comics: That’s a tough one. There are a few titles I’m really enjoying at the moment like Walking Dead, Deus Ex Machina and Y the Last Man, Annhilation by Dan Abnett.
Favourite artist: Alex Ross, Dave Gibbons and Doug Braithwaite, Barry Kitson
favourite writer: Geoff Johns, Dan Abnett and Brian K Vaughan
most expensive comic: hmm either one of my early avengers or one of my variant green lantern covers.
what are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months:  Well In Darkest Night of course, the return of Squadron Supreme (which I am really hoping they don’t mess up) and the fifth book of the Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
what comic store do you shop at: Cardiff Fantasy in Jacobs Market.
first published work: The Crafty Butchers Website
proudest moment: Breaking the previous weeks record for visits and getting my Barry Kitson Art collection started last year in Bristol.
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Marvel- My two cents worth

February 28, 2008

The Following item is only my opinion:

As a comic collector who started with Captain America it was inevitable that when I was older (and had more disposable income) that I would return to the scene of so many good memory’s. But like any drug the first few hits while good slowly become less rush and more hassle. I looked at my titles and slowly through lazy writing or bad editorial decisions pulled title after title. First there was the Civil War/Ultimates lazy writing from Mark Millar (if you check the endings for both titles they are very similar) then there was the disaster that was the editorial decision to allow Steve Rodgers to get killed (yes we know he’s gonna be back, but come on Punisher in a gimp suit and then Bucky as Captain) and then one of Marvels best titles Ultimates gets destroyed through poor art and poor writing.

I have the privilege of corresponding with a few people that I truly class as Genius. Beau Smith a legend in comic books, who would rather walk from a job than take a lame story. Jimmy Palmotti who is a truly talented artist and a genuine nice guy. Geoff Johns another amazing writer and last but by no means least Barry Kitsons who’s artwork is simply sublime.

 I also read one heck of a lot and when I wince when I am reading a comic then I know that’s a bad sign. I have very few marvel titles left and I hope to god that for whatever reason Marvel doesn’t ruin those also.

But as i said this is only my opinion and I am sure there are fans out there who love everything that Mark Millar comes out with, That can not see anything wrong with Mr Loeb’s run on Ultimates. And for the record this is not artist/writer bashing. There are still titles I will be picking up that Mr Millar is involved on, And I still say that Hush is one of Mr Loebs best works.