“Yeah, I know my origins. God sent me here to destroy sadists who misquote the Bible.”

It’s Friday, which is not Saturday, so this is an improvement on last week, at least. Still, I’m writing movie reviews roughly daily, and I have to read these books, and I talk to people at comic shops whilst doing so, which takes up most of Wednesday, and I’m working on getting jobs (the paying kind) […]

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“YES! I Came Up With That Line!”

Delays, delays–excuses would be mostly that, so I’ll spare you. Light-ish week this week… All-New Ghost Rider #7 Armor Hunters #4 (of 4) Harbinger: Omegas #2 (of 3) Magneto #10 New Warriors #10 X-O Manowar #29 All-New Ghost Rider #7 This book has been peculiar from the outset: wild, inventive Tradd Moore art, with scripting […]

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“Aye. I Showed That Two-Bit Copycat What-Fer, Didn’t I?”

X-Cutioner’s Song. Is it a simply encapsulated indicator of everything everyone looks back and shakes their had at from the 90s? Maybe. Every issue was polybagged with a trading card, and it used all the X-team books at the time (X-Force, X-Factor, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men) for three months. It focused heavily on Cable and Stryfe (almost-but-not-quite getting to […]

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“THIS Is Because I’m Not a Cop. Now, If You’re Real Quiet, I’ll Call One, and Tell Him Where to Find You…”

A few lingering titles, a few continuing titles, and some bumped off the list, but here’s my planned back-issue reading for the week: I’m still reading the Giffen/DeMatteis run of Justice Leage [_____], but I’ve passed their first cross-over (“The Teasdale Imperative”), so I guess that’s some achievement or other. The two books are shaping up […]

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I Never Strayed from You My Dear, but You Suspect I’m Somewhere Else

Just for fun, my planned reads for the week, outside new issues: I’m already almost done with it, but Peter David’s The Atlantis Chronicles is definitely on the bill, to be shortly followed by Aquaman: Time and Tide, like, you know, it’s supposed to be. Then, of course, Peter David’s Aquaman “proper”. I just read Scarlet Spider #3, as […]

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