1. My quick FCBD 2016 review: The Korra comic was pretty darn good and delightful. 100% recommendable. I can't say that about "ROM Spaceknight" or "Boom Studios 2016 Summer Blast". ROM was too short to say anything about it, as well the featurette in the Boom Studios Summer Blast. I got it because of the "exclusive" Adventure Time part. It was OK. Archie was neat but I came to the conclusion that I'm not into highschool romance stories. Despite of that it's good, especially in the art department. It's super cool that my comic shop doesn't care about the US Free Comic Book Day and send the comics anyway with the current shipment.

    Monday, 18-Apr-16 21:30:48 UTC from Choqok
    1. @adiwan I am fascinated and interested by ROM. It has the capacity to be one of those Kirby cosmic comics we don't really get any more.

      Monday, 18-Apr-16 21:34:21 UTC from web
      1. @thelastgherkin All ROM did was to show up and blast a Dire Wraith into oblivion. This # didn't have much substance, understandable but also sad in a way. The other half of the comic consists of ads for other IDW stuff and a few pages of ROM concept art.

        Monday, 18-Apr-16 21:39:15 UTC from Choqok
        1. @adiwan Yeah, it doesn't surprise me they don't properly start the story with a FCBD issue zero.

          Monday, 18-Apr-16 21:42:53 UTC from web
          1. @thelastgherkin I'll scan the comic pages tomorrow if you like.

            Monday, 18-Apr-16 21:50:05 UTC from Choqok
            1. @adiwan No, it's fine. It doesn't sound like I'm missing anything.

              Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:02:43 UTC from web
      2. @thelastgherkin @adiwan I can remember when the toys those comics are based on first came out... gods, I feel old.

        Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:10:25 UTC from web
        1. @colfax The original run started in December 1979 and ended in February 1986. The most I know of ROM is from these reviews

          Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:15:07 UTC from Choqok
          1. @adiwan

            Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:16:02 UTC from web
          2. @adiwan I was all rather disappointing, as I recall.

            Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:18:57 UTC from web
            1. @colfax The sources I know say that the comic series was good and in some sort essential for the Marvel Universe with setting up the Secret Wars event. I can't judge the quality of that. I own only a few issues that I grabbed for cheap off ebay.

              Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:21:47 UTC from Choqok
              1. @adiwan Yeah, but being "essential" doesn't make them good.

                Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:22:36 UTC from web
                1. @colfax True. The reviewer in the videos I linked to enjoyed the series very much. That said: tastes differ a lot. I quite enjoyed Daredevil by Mark Waid until it was relaunched recently with a different writer and artist.

                  Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:26:01 UTC from Choqok
              2. @adiwan Hells, they could have used Howard the Duck to kick off the secret wars and it, in the long run, wouldn't have made a bit of difference.

                Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:24:33 UTC from web
                1. @colfax I'm not really familiar with Howard the Duck, except for the dreadful movie and the recent crossover with Squirrel Girl.

                  Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:28:50 UTC from Choqok
                  1. @adiwan I liked the movie, mainly because it was 100% pure schlock.

                    Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:30:11 UTC from web
                    1. @colfax I totally get that. I have also some guilty pleasures. I saw plenty of bad shark and creature feature movies with friends in the past.

                      Monday, 18-Apr-16 22:32:10 UTC from Choqok
        2. @colfax I've only heard of him because he nearly had a really bizarre Transformers toy release.

          Tuesday, 19-Apr-16 07:20:20 UTC from StatusNet Android