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Posted by Matt on March 31, 2010

Marvel has an app on the iPad already.

As stupid as the iPad is at many things, reading comics is not one of them. It’s actually a pretty good size for reading comics, and the touchscreen-based interface makes reading them less of a hassle than they would be on a computer. eReaders in general are good for comics and other ‘disposable’ periodicals, as no one really cares about the physicality of them, and usually they just take up a lot of space. This way, monthlies and short comics are easily accessible and the dreaded longboxes will be a thing of the past, while those who want paper can still read the trades.

This is probably the best idea Marvel has had in a while, and hopefully they will keep the whole thing at a reasonable price and with a good selection. If and when this iPad thing takes off, Marvel could find this to be a very profitable venture, and other companies can follow suit.

I’m still not buying. Are you nuts? Buying first generation Apple products is just asking for trouble.


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Posted by Matt on March 15, 2010

I’m more negative on this – I don’t care if it’s hand drawn or computer drawn or live action combo or photorealistic. It’s about why use a technique to help you tell a story better. Is it better to tell the story in 2D or 3D or a combination? How do you tell the story emotionally? Whether it’s 2D or 3D I don’t think the audience cares – you might care as an animation geek – but I don’t think the audience cares, per se. They only care if you’ve transported me to a new world, have you told me a story I didn’t know about and have you made me laugh and cry? And if you’ve done all those three things you’re successful. I don’t know whether it’s 2D or 3D… who cares? Make a movie! Take a technique!”

-Peter Schneider, former Disney producer

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Posted by Matt on January 10, 2010

You know, as fun as writing scathing critiques of Internet nerd culture is, it has began to take a toll on my sanity. So no more trolling forums for news. If I don’t get certain vital information first, no big deal. I’m sure some aggregator blog will get them soon enough.

However, just before I came to this decision, I finally got what I’ve wanted for quite a while: people complaining that Street Fighter was getting too silly.

Street Fighter getting too silly.


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