Well, I decided that perhaps I ought to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I had a number of issues with it: James Gunn is Troma alumni (watch out for the Lloyd Kaufman cameo, if you do see it!), but he also scripted the abysmal Dawn of the Dead remake (which failed mostly with regard to its script […]Read More Guardians…
It’s We…Thursday! I was entirely too caught up in finally getting into all those Valiant books, so I didn’t write a thing here yesterday on the new stuff I picked up. Let’s start this off with a nice, straightforward bullet point-type list: Hawkeye #19 All-New Ghost Rider #5 X-O Manowar #27 Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 So, despite the […]Read More Everyone Says Sooner or Later You’ll Reach the End
Is it frivolous to comment on things when I should theoretically be commenting tomorrow, in the passionate throes of New Books Are Out Wednesday¹? Well, of course, the answer is: who cares? So, onward and upward! Most important news is, I’m afraid, music-related, and not comic book related: after comments, photos, and statements insisting that […]Read More I Don’t Need Pride of Place, But in Your Good Books I Think I Might Rate a Page
This was supposed to be published days ago. Been havin’ some WordPress issues recently… Because I haven’t been reading comics for, oh, I don’t know…ten years?–barring stop-offs for trades, collections, and occasional cliff’s notes, anyway–I have an interesting dilemma on my hands when it comes to new books. A bit of time spent with, ah, […]Read More Wednesday’s New Books
My listening has been really passive and boring–oddly, close to the listening I did years ago, which I’ve been wanting to get back to. A shuffle of 5 or so albums in the car (a burnt copy of No Coast which includes my digital copies of the Forgetters 2×7″ and J. Robbins’s Abandoned Mansions acoustic EP, The Wombats […]Read More Oh No, Can It Be? We’re Heading for a Heatwave
A long story, in truth, but She-Hulk is–somewhat indirectly, though shared with Thanos (and Jim Starlin/Ron Lim’s recent annual, specifically)–the reason I am after comic books again. In the process, I found that not only was one run of the last series (before the current one) written by Peter David (basically always a good thing), […]Read More The Sensational She-Hulk (Part 1) and Other Stories
Yesterday I got in my copy of Braid’s No Coast on vinyl, which means I release myself to listen to my digital copy, too (why I have this “rule”, I don’t know–I guess so the vinyl has freshness, like sticking to getting something the day it’s officially released. Some ritual is nice!). It’s really good, living […]Read More New Titles and Some Other Stuff!
Eh, not really. I did pick up a huge (huuuuge) stack of Thunderbolts today, though. Alongside plenty of other stuff (naturally!). I’ve spent the day picking over Scarlet Spider especially (oh so happily, but I’ve been running roughshod over missing issues and can’t take it anymore–that maaay be what tomorrow is “actually” for). Glad I also […]Read More Today: Thunderbolts! Tomorrow: THE WORLD!
Never in my life have I more wished not to possess a variant cover. My increasing interest in The Superior Spider-Man is constantly tempered by my utter loathing for the craptabulous art of Humberto Ramos and his play-doh people. Luckily the issues I was most interested in (the ones that involve good ol’ Miguel O’Hara) use Stegman […]Read More “Variant Cover by Humberto Ramos”
Another package arrived! What could it beeee?!Read More What Is It?