Random Thought: Hey, I still get to blog here! It’s random thoughts fill in time; get excited! (But it’s a fill in, so don’t totally lose your mind, okay? Keep it within reason.) Continue Reading »
Comic Book Gallimaufry: Pithier Than “Observations On A Variety Of Sequential Arts Periodical Readings”
I’m 27 years old. That happened recently. Also, I’ve been reading some comics. I’ll talk about that at you some after the jump, if you like. Continue Reading »
Only two comics in this one, though. One is an all ages title, the other is Blackest Night: X-Men, more or less, so at least it will be X-Clectic. (How was that not the title of a comic during the X-Men glut?). Continue Reading »
(Really, if everyone here isn’t already reading www.the-isb.com, I have no idea what else I can do.)
Another strong field this week.* This time, it came down to two strong contenders with something in common. But only one can win. So I crunched the numbers, ran some simulations, flipped a coin, and picked the one with Spider-Man in it anyway. Continue Reading »
Yeah, I’m annoyed/manic/bored, and am writing a lot again. So what? Wanna fight about it? Wanna fight about Family Guy references? Want a back rub? You are a demanding audience, if so. Continue Reading »
That’s all I’m promising you, all you’re getting, and all you are allowed to complain about in the comments section. Continue Reading »
So that’s why they’re doing a Frankencastle storyline. A+++++ A couple more thoughts under the fold. Continue Reading »
This was a damn good week for comics, if you ask me. Or even if you don’t. I’ll tell you anyway. Two Hickman comics (and two of the best issues of his runs on Secret Warriors and Fantastic Four, no less), Incredible Herc, the best issue of Rucka and Williams Detective Batwoman run so far and a satisfying end to Rucka and Hamner’s Question serial, a Hack/Slash with good art. I even got a free issue of Guggenheim and Chaykin’s Blade that had some Gene Colan guest art! I still have that Marvel Holiday Special to pick up! But there was one comic that was head and shoulders above them all for me this week. I will reveal it and bask in its glory after the jump. Continue Reading »
Throw some things at the wall and see what sticks! It’s time for me to jump back on the random thoughts bandwagon once again! It’s also something of a cover/solicits review, so I’m ripping off more than one gimmick* for once! Get indignant if you don’t like references to pro wrestling! Because I’m gonna make some of those, too. Hey, at least that guy that hated my Sims worship phase will probably not be so cranky! Continue Reading »
Ripping off Nevett for the name of my semi-regular collection of scatter shot thoughts on comics is more played than a footnote with a link to Chris Sims. I’m gonna start ripping off everyone’s favorite defunct sports writing metacriticism sites instead. That should go over well! Continue Reading »
Or, see how Brad turned a “one comic in the pull box” week in to a bunch of crap to review, including more Spider-Man comics in one week than is healthy. Or, how’s he’s slowly becoming Burgas with less genre indie taste. Continue Reading »
It’s awesome. Everyone should buy it, but especially Greg Hatcher, because it is pandering to him pretty heavily. But everyone should (hopefully) enjoy the lead story, by Jonathan Hickman and Kody Chamberlin, where Shang-Chi and Deadpool bond over hot dogs and something awesome happens frequently (at least every other panel; I’ll have to re-read to make sure).
I hope you can overlook my past indiscretions and find it in your heart to give this one a shot, if not because of me, than in spite of me, because it really will improve your life. Or just follow the King’s advice when it comes to things you might not totally understand but still desperately need in your life.