The big blank wall in my living room has been bugging me for some time, but I haven’t found the right piece of art to take up the space. Also, I’m not sure how I feel about buying a big piece for a wall that I might not have for very much longer. So I … More a sunday decorating project
Just finished reading my first book of the new year, Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash. It covers a bunch of issues from 1983-85, when the Flash (Barry Allen) is on trial for murder. We all know I love me some Flash, and overall I loved this (even though it wasn’t my boy Wally), but … More mini book review: The Trial of the Flash
So in addition to pictures of my cat, I know the other thing you guys really missed during my internet hiatus was my spot-on insight into comics. Never fear! I am back with an update on the big comics shebang of the month, DC’s 52 new #1 comics. Now, no way am I reading 52 comics … More comics galore! what I’ve read from the DC relaunch so far
Backstory: DC Comics, one of the “Big Two” of comics publishing (think Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) is relaunching/rebooting their entire line of comics, putting out 52 Issue #1s in September. It is the Big News in comics right now. Apparently pre-orders for Justice League #1, the comic kicking off DC’s reboot next week, are over … More reboot it and they will come… right?
I got a pile of shiny new comics today. It was quite disappointing. VERY quite disappointing. Let me share my mostly-one-word reviews of this week’s take: CAPTAIN AMERICA #2—poor SUPERGIRL #67—poor RETROACTIVE FLASH (the 90s)—poor RETROACTIVE WONDER WOMAN (the 90s)—abysmal KEVIN KELLER #2 (or Veronica #208?)—perfectly fine That’s about $20 worth of comics, most of … More wednesday comics FAIL
And here we have the 2nd Gracetopia Comics Digest. My internet freaked out on me, so I’m way late, but I promise this is going to be more “weekly” in future. I’ve made a few changes from last time, but this is still a new and malleable creature, so feel free to let me know … More comics digest, 8/16/11 edition
As a follow-up to my previous post, I’m finding it very difficult to write my superhero-themed novel today because I can’t get over the “this is how superhero stories should be told” effect of the movie. Damn you, Captain America. Damn yoooouuuuuu.
Purely by chance, I ended up at the midnight showing of Captain America in downtown Boston last night. Purely by chance, so did my younger brother. Perhaps we are related, after all. Before I start my review, I will sum up my knowledge of Captain America so that you understand where I am coming from: … More Captain America, hells yeah