Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"I really liked The Bunker, too. Just this week I noticed that it was up to Vol. 4 in the collections! One of my libraries has them all. I intend to re-read Vol. 1 (it's been years now since I first read it) and the rest of them soon."
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'The Punisher' Season 1
"I'm enjoying it, too (I think I'm about three episodes in). Count me as another non-Marvel reader for the most part. I don't think I've ever read a Punisher comic, although I'm familiar with the character in a general way. I…"
Tuesday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I finally watched Suicide Squad last night (on HBO). I was able to enjoy it by pretty much turning off my critical faculties. Like, the preposterous premise of them defending humanity from an ancient inter-dimensional spirit. The actors all seemed…"
Tuesday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Injection Volume Two Warren Ellis, writer; Declan Shalvey, artist; Jordie Bellaire, color Image Comics, 2016 Happy to finally get back to this series: the first volume is one of my favorite recent comics. It described how a group of eccentric…"
Tuesday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I'd just like to point out that I mentioned watching it on HBO in my post! Alien: Covenant is on my "eventually" list too. I should double-check HBO & Cinemax while the free trial lasts. Last night I watched Deadpool…"
Sunday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I watched Get Out, a thriller/horror film (with a dose of humor) that got a lot of acclaim when it came out. It totally delivered on the promise. An excellent film with a unique, creepy premise. Deeply disturbing, and not just for the racial…"
Nov 18
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 25 Lazarus Vol. 5 – Cull; Low Vol. 4 – Outer Aspects of Inner Attitudes; Silver Volume 3; and Zomnibus Vol. 1."
Nov 16
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'The Orville' Season One
"I agree with you on just about everything (boring, I know). I generally prefer that slang be kept to a minimum in any time period--even if it's not tin-eared, it tends to date badly. I remember liking The Witch, so I guess the language…"
Nov 16
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Zomnibus Vol. 2 IDW Publishing, 2011 Continuing with the IDW omnibus horror collections I picked up at HeroesCon a couple of years ago: the Halloween season seemed a good time to finally dip into them. Got to love the title! Didn't see how I…"
Nov 12
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Bendis To DC
"I liked all of those early crime stories: Goldfish, Jinx, and Torso. I know he's been dismissive of the indie path since then (I'm mainly thinking of the famous debate with Robert Kirkman). But he does call his website Jinxworld."
Nov 11
Captain Comics replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion This Damned Band
"Whereas I am not usually interested when comics try to incorporate pop music. It's different parts of my brain or something. "
Nov 9
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion This Damned Band
"I'll admit I'm a sucker for comics with a musical theme: they don't come along very often. Since this one is also horror, it's a winner for me. If it were a DC comic I could imagine John Constantine making a cameo."
Nov 8
Captain Comics replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion This Damned Band
"That's pretty interesting, Mark. I read the first issue when it came out and passed on the series, thinking it was something I wouldn't enjoy. But the stuff you mention that happens later in the series sounds pretty good. I'll give it…"
Nov 8
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Richard Willis's discussion The Inhumans on TV
"I have never read an Inhumans comic, in fact I'd barely heard the name before the TV show was announced (never was a big Marvel fan). But Marvel TV shows have generally been good, so I've watched a few episodes. They've been almost…"
Nov 6
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Gotham' Season 4
"I'm with you, Cap. It had been in danger of losing me, but I'm glad I stuck it out. It's a bit less over the top now, and it's rich with moral ambiguity, as you say."
Nov 5

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DC Finally Drops The Other Shoe

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 2:10pm 18 Comments

Big series of announcements from DC today.

On the DC site: http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/

Over at The Beat: http://www.comicsbeat.com/

Heroes Convention 2009

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 11:26pm 2 Comments

After a late start, spent almost seven hours at the convention. I attended one panel discussion: "The New Power Generation of Comics" with Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Matt Fraction. Matt Brady of Newsarama attempted to moderate, with limited success (at one point Fraction turned a question around and basically interviewed Brady instead of the other way around). These writers all know each other, and had a good time tossing the questions around,… Continue

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At 4:11pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron gave Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) a gift
At 4:32pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron said…
Hope you like cider!
At 10:05am on May 14, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Sully.
At 4:30pm on June 1, 2013, Rob Davis said…

Thanks, Mark. Just clearing up a question a friend made of me about the review of Don Quixote (I'm NOT that Rob Davis). This looks like a fun place, though I doubt I'll have much time to visit often.

At 2:35pm on March 25, 2014, steve kortus said…

Mark, I don't know my way around this site - I saved my first my submission titled "Krona-Higgs". Please let me know if it is appropriate. What happens next?         

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