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Written by Lynn on November 23rd:
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How do you know about all those edits? Leaving Darkseid out was probably a good thing. If he's going to be used, I'd like him to be used well, and I don't think this was the right movie for him.

What was the original epilogue? I find I don't have interest in seeing this particular Luthor again, or much of what was introduced in BvS. I'm with you on the trunks, though. Not having them looks wrong on Superman.

I didn't notice the S shield was different, and didn't mind the modified one in Man of Steel. I do hope Zack Snyder will not be returning. I think he wore out his welcome long ago, or should have.

I saw Robert Wise at a convention after Star Trek tmp came out. I wish I'd had a better understanding of who he was at the time.

We got $5 tickets in the recliner seats for JL, but I wasn't able to get them together. I enjoyed the movie and Kelly enjoyed her nap.

Lynn Walker

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It's amazing to look back and reminisce about the comic greats we've met, (Gene being one of them). We both shook his hand if I remember correctly ;). Then I had an idea of what his accomplishments were, but had no idea of the body of work he had created. With his work ethic and passion for the stories he told, the stories keep appearing! Sometimes it's all you can do to learn of someone's accomplishments before they're gone so you can express sincere gratitude if you get the opportunity. We were able to do so in a blink of an eye and thanks to you Lynn, we made it over to his table to say "hi".

When you think of an artist you typically think of a particular panel or cover they did. The Dr. Strange / Dracula stuff was pretty bizarre and fantastic, but there is another piece that comes to mind. In it's distorted shapes and oblong anatomy his Jack the Ripper piece is unnerving and a great capture of the moment before.

You can see the image here:
http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_48/subcat_54/TheRipper2.jpg

Gene was able to capture raw emotion with sketchy lines, (like Adams' Deadman work), but I feel it's possibly Frazetta who gave illustrators permission to attack the comic page the way these comic greats did. That raw energy translates into pure emotion and you can feel it more-so than just witness it. Colan is an icon and I'm thankful to have let him know before it was too late.
#genecolan#dracula#tombofdracula#comicbooks#halloween
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Met Len Wein just before he passed. This is my story of Wolverine's creator.
Len Wein: SNIKT! You'll be missed.
Len Wein: SNIKT! You'll be missed.
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I'm posting this as hold over until Webster can kick us off properly on Astro City!!!

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This is another reason why we create art.
Love that Chaykin...
Love that Chaykin...
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We have our new focus book in the cue! Enjoy this amazing read to discuss in the next two weeks!

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Check out my review for FROG THOR in your only Utah's Comics Club!

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Check out Lynn's fantastic Simonson Frog Thor review. (Smile challenge accepted!)
Thor Croaks! Comments About Thor 363-366
Thor Croaks! Comments About Thor 363-366
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Ian Johnston commented on a post on Blogger.
Agreed! We can do classics, "Contract with God", etc. . . but I would like to tackle some of his lesser known or popular works or Spirit story arcs... I recently got through his book about Comics and Sequential Art which has a lot to say about his way of thinking too. Some additional insight for when we discuss things like "gutters"... Literal and metaphorical.
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