Flickchart Staff’s Current Interests, Loathings, & Favorites – Summer 2012

Nathan Chase

Nathan Chase is a co-founder and the designer of Flickchart. He's also a multimedia designer & developer living in central Florida, an online culture and social networking enthusiast, a proud father, an avid PC gamer, an incessant movie watcher, known for an eclectic musical taste, and often writing and performing music - on the drums, guitar, piano, or computer. You can find Nathan on Flickchart as Zampa, and email him at nathan@flickchart.com.

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9 Responses

  1. Jandy says:

    Ryan! The Belle Brigade! I love you for mentioning them. They’re pretty awesome, right?

    Funny how mine and Jonathan’s movie lists are almost identical. Amazing coincidence, that.

    • movieguyjon says:

      I just noticed that we have some similar movie lists this time around as well. What a whacky coinky-dink! Who would have thought? I mean, like seriously…how do these things–okay, I’ll stop. :P

    • Ryan Stuckey says:

      As always I am here to please (too bad the song is Losers and not Loser). Some fan I am.

  2. Nigel Druitt says:

    Aaron: I just finally watched the first Sherlock, “A Study in Pink”. Loved it.

    Very much looking forward to Martin Freeman in The Hobbit and Benedict Cumberbatch in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel.

    • movieguyjon says:

      Aaron and Nigel: Jandy and I have seen all of series one of Sherlock and have really liked it. The only complaint (and it’s not a serious one) is that the episodes are long and there’s just not a lot of time in the evening to catch up with the greatest detective of all time and still do other things….like play Minecraft or Pocket Planes. :P

  3. movieguyjon says:

    Travis: You mentioned still being into Batgirl. How have the other D.C. titles fared for you so far? I noticed you weren’t too keen on Batwoman. Still with it or have you dropped?

    • After I finish out the current Batwoman arc, I’m going to begin trade waiting on that book. It’s structured like a serialized graphic novel anyway, so I’m hoping that maybe it’ll read better that way than as the very inconsistent monthly that it’s been.

      The only other New 52 book I’ve stayed with is Detective Comics. I still dig it. It hasn’t been as sharp as the opening “Dollmaker” arc but I’ve enjoyed it. I wish it hadn’t expanded to a 40 page/$3.99 book, but I confess I like the Two-Face back-up story that’s been running.

      When I was at C2E2 in April, I wound up buying a couple issues of Men of War (one of which I got signed by, I think, the writer). It’s already been canceled, but there were only eight issues so I’m planning to get the rest of that series and at least read it after the fact. For whatever reason, only the first six issues are in the collected edition. I suspect issues #7 and 8 will appear in the collected edition of its reboot/replacement title, whose name escapes me.

      I’m likewise interested in All-Star Western. I liked the first issue and I have a couple of the others but I haven’t got issue #2 so I’m gonna start filling in those gaps so I can get caught up with that.

      I’ve also got my eye on DC Universe Presents but I’m waiting for them to showcase a character who actually interests me.

      Oh, and DC has resurrected my all-time favorite Batman book, Legends of the Dark Knight as a digital series! I don’t have an e-reader, so I’m hoping it gets a print edition soon. The first story was written by Damon Lindelof, so if that’s an indication of the kind of talent they’re recruiting for this incarnation of the anthology then it could be made of awesomesauce!

    • movieguyjon says:

      Yeah, it’s been a bit tough to keep up with each new issue of Batwoman and figure out where things left off. I’ll probably stick with it as long as Jandy does, but maybe this would translate better as something read in larger chunks.

      Kinda lost interest in All Star Western after a couple of issues. Liked the art style but other comics kind of took it’s place and then I forgot about it and suddenly I’m so insanely behind.

    • I finally got around to picking up Batwoman #11 this past Saturday, which concludes the second arc of the series. I originally had thought about extending my reading through issue #0 (two issues from now), but I was so underwhelmed by #11 that I’m stopping there.

      Tony Daniel is leaving Detective Comics soon, and I’ll be interested to see what I think of the new creative team. If they don’t wow me, I might not stick with that book, either – though I confess it’s been a series of diminishing returns with that one.

      Thankfully, there’s still Batgirl. It may wind up the only book I continue to read regularly, but it has been superb. It’s a highlight of my month.