Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Messinger’

We all take the time to read the many interviews with creators online regarding their current projects. Unfortunately what is lacking from those interviews is the candid and personal questions about the individuals we know and love.

You are not going to get any of those here.

My customers and I at Comic Evolution have come up with a list of randomly generated questions currently totaling over 300 that we pose to any and all artists and writers in the industry who are willing to give it a try. I send them 19 randomly generated questions, and one personalized question. (more…)

We all take the time to read the many interviews with creators online regarding their current projects. Unfortunately what is lacking from those interviews is the candid and personal questions about the individuals we know and love.

You are not going to get any of those here.

My customers and I at Comic Evolution have come up with a list of randomly generated questions currently totaling over 300 that we pose to any and all artists and writers in the industry who are willing to give it a try. I send them 19 randomly generated questions, and one personalized question. (more…)

We all take the time to read the many interviews with creators online regarding their current projects. Unfortunately what is lacking from those interviews is the candid and personal questions about the individuals we know and love.

You are not going to get any of those here.

My customers and I at Comic Evolution have come up with a list of randomly generated questions currently totaling over 300 that we pose to any and all artists and writers in the industry who are willing to give it a try. I send them 19 randomly generated questions, and one personalized question.

Our first response was from the insanely talented writer/illustrator Ethan Van Sciver! (more…)

I thought I’d start by saying thank you DC. I have long lived by the philosophy that if too many stories are told about the same individual it is no longer logical from a realist perspective. Characters like Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman and Superman have literally had so many adventures in their 50+ years that you have to assume these characters never, eat, sleep, or breathe in-between the five adventures they have a day. I understand most people read these characters to escape; but the further you get away from reality the less emotional attachment one can really have with their favorite character. I have since moved onto more independent books as my source of therapy…but am strangely finding myself drawn back to this crazy world of superheroes once again! (more…)

I am normally not one to spend hour upon hour reviewing opinions, news and reviews of upcoming books. I have been fortunate enough to develop relationships with many writers, artists and publishers over the years and have received many advanced looks at upcoming books. It makes it much easier to promote books that deserve top billing. I unfortunately do not have that relationship with anyone in the Marvel office. For once I find myself perplexed about an upcoming story and have more questions than answers. What do I tell my customers about the upcoming game changing story in the X-Men universe, X-Men Schism?

Much like the ‘Messiah Complex’ story, this one appears to be a game changer AND a great way to entice new or returning readers into the X-universe. But before I make that my final answer, I am forced to ask the following questions: (more…)

DC Reboot: A Schizophrenic Perspective

Posted: November 17, 2011 by simplytwistedproductions in Reviews
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Why schizophrenic? Truth is when big things like this happen in the industry, I am one of the rare people out there that has to look at it from opposing views: retailer, writer, publisher, and consumer. I would absolutely love it if all of these opposing personalities got along but it hasn’t happened yet.

For those not aware, the DCU is being reinvented. Again. While not advertised as a hard reboot, the bottom line is everything is changing. Again. 52 titles will be launched in September; some familiar, some not. All but a small handful of existing titles will have all new art and writing contributors. Some titles will carry current storylines. Some will not. How can anyone make sense of this? I hope we (meaning I in my many opposing views) can provide some much needed counseling on the topic. (more…)

Welcome aboard Chuck Messinger!

Posted: November 17, 2011 by simplytwistedproductions in Behind the Scenes
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In an ongoing effort to cover all aspects of geek loves we welcome aboard Chuck Messinger as our resident Comic Book contributor. Chuck runs Comic Evolution in Puyallup, WA and on the internet as well as heading up the indy comic publisher Creator’s Edge Press. Chuck will be supply segments on his picks of the week as well as opinions, news, and rumors in the world of comics. Keep checking the website and podcast for his blogs and other contributions! Read some more about Chuck on our “About” page.