I'm a 16 year old male comic book reader. This places me in what they'd
label the "Ideal" Demographic I imagine.
Now that is down, on to the mag.
MAJOR AND MUCH NEED IMPROVEMENTS have been done. About time if you
ask me. I first had the encounter with Fanzing during the summer,
when EVERY page was one huge friggin .gif . Nothing was more annoying
then waiting 5-10 mins for the pages to come up. This Vol. 2 has it
right. The pictures load fast, the text is not part of the pictures.
It's all good.
On U.S . I read my share of Vertigo books (Swamp Thing, HellBlazer,
Preacher, House of Secrets). I picked up a copy of US when I saw it
on the shelf, just because of Alex Ross's artwork (I did the same
thing for Kingdom Come, which places me in a minority I believe, because
I wasn't fond of the story). The story had me lost by page 5. Maybe
i should mention I am Canadian too.
After picking up number 2, I can't help but feel that this book was
written for a American Audience, or someone who has a strong understanding
of American history.
Your comments on the under-used DC heroines. Not much to complain
there. I personally liked the choices about it, even though I only
started to read JLA books when Issue 5 of JLA came out. This was due
to the Hitman cameo. I personally would like to see more on Aztek,
because I missed his regular series before it got the axe, and from
what I saw in the JLA of his actions, I think that he had real potential.
Your Newspaper section, was great and well done. I liked the scans
you did, and the choice to put them in black and white.
Would it be possible to see something on Xero? I know that the comic
will be canceled in 2 months time. I still think it's one of the most
smartly written comics that I've had a chance to read in a while.
The angle for you article can be a report of the career of Xero, or
some government leak spilling the beans.
A article on the "new" hero breed of books would be nice.
The new hero being the reluctant hero, such as Xero, Hitman and even
Jack Knight, who admittedly has grown into his role and become comfortable
with his heritage.
The Prometheus one shot you've plugged a lot, is a excellent issue.
I found the aspect of the story being a very much anti-Batman. Prometheus'
parents were loving and smart, like Bruce's. Both died in front of
the child. In Prometheus' case, though, his parents were criminal
and shot down by cops in mid-day. It will be interesting to see Batman
going up against Prometheus in the upcoming months.
As for the format, I like how you had the download fonts now button
on the cover. Will we need to download new ones every month? You should
make it on the cover more known that the fonts are needed for the
"full effect." Also having a toolbar on the side of each
page, like the table of contents, or better buttons between the arrows,
so one knows where they are, or what they do.
The Nightshade article was well done. All my experiences with the
character was what I found on my DC COSMIC CARD. I appreciate seeing
bios on more obscure characters. perhaps on my personal fave, The
Question. I just recently discovered and bought the majority of his
back issues (2-36 Annual 1-2, Green Arrow Annual 1-3, Question Quarterly
4, Detective Annual 1, Azreal Plus 1, Steel 38 and The Question returns).
What characters do you have slated for later issues?
The article on the time lines was interesting. I started going serious
DC just before Zero Hour, so many of the holes in it are unknown to
me, but I do feel better for knowing them now.
Your reviews were very well done. I really enjoyed the Justice
League 200 one.
Anyway, thanks for the great issue. Hoping to hear more from you.
I'm glad you like our text-based format. The
previous editor, Marc Campbell, used a program (Front Page, I believe)
that sets up web pages in the graphical format. While I have a fast
connection, I know that a good many people out there would be waiting
especially since the articles in Fanzing Version II are
This is a good time for me to mention the Font Pack. I hope you've
all downloaded it, as it really does improve the readability while
requiring minimal space on your hard disk.
As for Xero, I've only read the first issue. But if anyone else
would like to write a piece (perhaps you, Martin?), I'll be happy
to run it. As for the "new breed of hero" article
Your comments have made a difference in Fanzing #3. You'll notice
that there is more prompting to download the Font Pack on the home
page and text below the butttons at the bottom.
And it sounds like YOU would be the perfect person to write about
the Question, as I've never read a single appearance of the character.
Future issues are going to focus on the JLA (#4), flying characters
(#5) and Green Lantern (#6).
I am desperately looking for fanclubs dedicated to the following heroes:
Please help me out !!!
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Subject: Secret Files
You know, for a second, I really believed it
It was my first look on the fanzine, and I must admit it's very fun.
Thanks and good luck
The latest issue looks great. That art of Kyle is truly spectacular!
Your work is especially well-written, concise, fluid, as well as informative.
This issue seems much bolder than the previous one. I have always
been a JLA fan (since issue #93 of the first series). The review of
issue #200 brought back memories. The article on DC women was bang-on,
too. I am curious why you didn't include Maxima in it. She is probably
one of the most powerful DC heroes par none
Simple, Bruce. She isn't a hero any longer
you know something I don't.
Please do some coverage on Animalman (pre-vertigo) and Black Lightning
I don't really know a lot about Animal
Man, personally, but I think you'll agree that we give Black Lightning
more coverage than the average person would expect. Perhaps you
missed our interview with BL creator Tony Isabella in issue #1?
We'll have that in the Archives later this month.
I just read the current issue. It's the best one ever assembled,
and I always loved each one. Keep up the great work! I have nothing
against a little fiction now and again. But I just devour exposition
about comics; statistics, discusssion, information in general.
Well, you'll be glad to know that the articles
far outweigh the fiction
at least for a while. We will hopefully
get more contributing writers in the future.
Great job! I, too, have been hoping for a few more heroines in JLA.
I've been hearing that they will be rebuilding Tomorrow Woman and
she'll be joining. I think that character has some potential, and
has an iconic like name. I've also been hearing rumors of a new Batgirl,
and Oracle did return as Batgirl (albeit in a drug induced dream state)
in the latest issue of Birds of Prey.
Oh, and one glaring omission from your article was no mention of Rampage,
although she hasn't done anything recently except appear in an issue
of Supergirl, and the character is sort of dull. I'll forgive you
for that :) I know, you certaintly couldn't have named every heroine
in the DCU. :) Very good article, one that really had many good points!
(I thought I was the only one who remembered Firehawk, although she
was one of the card inserts in the first issue of Chase. Maybe she'll
be appearing there soon!)
I don't know if Tomorrow Woman will be rebuilt, but I do know that
we'll be seeing a story happening in-between the pages of JLA #5.
Rampage is indeed pretty boring.
And hey, what do you think of DC's new all-female week? I must be
I would like to say that I have appreciated the website you have
put together. Specifically I really like the Classics Revisted section.
In the first issue you had a feature on Invasion which I found very
well written and quite thrilling to read since I have read and collected
all the issues related to Invasion. I even made sure several of
my friends went and visited your site. I personally have returned
to your site again and again just so I can digest all the information
I was wondering if you were going to do an archive file for the
Classics revisited section at all in case I (or others) would like
to return for interest or research purposes.
Keep up the good work.
In the next few weeks, I'll start putting
more of our past articles in the Archives. (I hope you noticed that
the Archives now have their own page.) However, I won't be able
to put EVERYTHING in there, as this is quite a drain of megabytes.
The current plan is to put the text articles there without the accompanying
I was reading Fanzing, and you mentioned the up-and-coming Charlton
miniseries.. you mentioned Thunderbolt was in there
sure about that? Kupperberg told a rac*er a while back that DC defaulted
the rights to Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt back to Pete Morisi, their
owner? Did they get the rights back or did you assume he'd be there
as a Charlton character?
I may have been making an assumption; I
don't have the article anymore.
Your goal of making this a magazine on the web is really working.
I love the layouts and the stories/art are great.
Click here for my home page
Thanks, Randy! I love all of that constructive
criticism you load your letters with! *snicker*
Just to let you know (from reading your article about the women of
DC Universe), Arisia is also dead, as she was killed by Major Force
in Warrior series, featuring Guy Gardner. She put up a good fight,
but was no match without super-powers.
I guess I stopped reading that title just
a few issues too soon!