I'm doing this for controversies sake, I think. I've decided with all the bashing I do of Joe Q, and it's mostly on other sites where I post, but what the hell I've done my share here...it would be nice to take a moment, out of your busy day, reading and sh***ing about comics and stop and smell the roses for a bit and say something nice about Joey Q. Okay here it goes: Ya'know my comic shop used to be run by the biggest complainer of the bunch. He even hated Batman Begins because of how it "strayed from the comics" (but strangely liked X3). He was certainly ironic in his hate, but it could be safe to say he hated anything that didn't fall in his narrow definition of "good comics" or "good comic movies". As a result, he hated Joey Q. So much so he flicked him off and told him to "go to hell" and to "go f*** himself" at a convention. He had a friend though, who was not much brighter, but said something to me about Joey Q that stuck with me. He said: "love 'im or hate 'im, at the very least Joey Q is moving these characters somewhere". To me that's what he is, a vehicle for change. Comic book characters often get stagnant, repeating the same battles, and often the same ideas and stories issue after issue. In some ways Joey Q embraced that, but in a lot of ways he did away with that. He brought forth the notion that we can take these characters somewhere, out of the light we typically see them in and change them...that nothing...not even Cap's life is sacred in comics. I can respect that idea. Okay, that took a lot out of me, phew! Now you try.