Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Comics Day

This week's comics haul - pretty substantial.

  • Fantastic Four #576
  • Madame Xanadu #20
  • Absolution #5 - somehow missed it before.
  • Irredeemable #11
  • Tales of the Dragon Guard #1
  • The Web #6
  • Teen Titans #80
  • Superman #697
  • Gotham City Sirens #9
  • Batman and Robin #9
  • Justice Society of America #36
  • Wonder Woman #41
  • Flash : Rebirth #6
  • Blackest Night : JSA #3
  • Green Arrow #30
  • Blackest Night #7
  • Knights of the Dinner Table #159

That's it!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Week in Geek

I've had a fairly slow week, but the snow is finally letting up, so perhaps this one will be a little more active. I did get to have some friends over on Saturday, and we went through Zombieland, and then watched some YouTube videos, courtesy of my Blu-Ray player's internet connectivity.

I don't think Dragonball Z Abridged will ever stop being funny.

Maybe this week I can start doing my Silver Age Green Lantern discussions.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Comics Day

Not a bad haul this week!

Hack/Slash #29
Angel #30
The Incredibles #5
Incorruptible #3
Guardians of the Galaxy #23
The Incredible Hercules #141
Invincible #70
Azrael #5
Superman/Batman #69
Magog #6
Outsiders #27
Batman : Streets of Gotham #9
Supergirl #50
Batman #696
Power Girl #9
Justice League of America #42
Blackest Night : Flash #3
Green Lantern #51

And the new volume of the Starman Omnibus!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Week in Geek

Currently trying to diagnose an odd, intermittent issue with the new computer - I suspect it may be related to heat or vibration because of the desk enclosure it sits in, but I do see scattered similar reports about Windows 7 online, so .. it will require further investigation.

The roads were finally decent this weekend, so I got to go out and about to do a little toy hunting - unsuccessfully seeking the new Marvel Universe Secret Wars Two-Packs.

On Saturday, my friend Eric and I spent a little time watching the Venture Brothers, and then a horrible ripoff movie called 'The Terminators', mocking it soundly. Good times.

And I spent some time today watching Star Trek - 'Whom Gods Destroy' featuring Yvonne Craig as a psychotic Orion slave girl. Very nice.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Comics Day

Managed to get out to the comic store despite the snow, this evening. Whew.

  • Invincible Presents : Atom Eve and Rex Splode #3
  • JSA All-Stars #3
  • Titans #22
  • The Shield #6
  • Green Arrow and Black Canary #29
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #13
  • Batgirl #7
  • Action Comics #886
  • Batman and Robin #8
  • Booster Gold #29
  • Secret Six #18
  • Adventure Comics #7
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy Illustrated #1

That's it!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week in Geek

Star Trek Online is good. Not a home run, but a solid triple. The space combat is everything it should be, and the ground-based away team combat is.. probably about as good as it can be. I die fairly frequently.

The massive snow this weekend motivated me to try to install the old Command and Conquer games on my previous PC, a decent little Windows XP box. My recent purchase of a new PC proved even more fortuitous than I had believed, because while I was working on C&C the XP Box's hard drive died.

Well, it's not dead, but it's in a vegetative state. Played around with the cables, connected it to different spots - the best I can manage is that sometimes, the drive is readable, and most often, it is not. Fortunately, I got almost all the data off of that drive, but it's still disappointing. I threw in an even older hard drive I had laying around and reinstalled XP, leaving the bad one in as a secondary drive - I may try to get a few more things off it if it comes up again.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Comics Day

More Blackest Night fun!

  • Cinderella : From Fabletown With Love #4
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer #32
  • Red Tornado #6
  • Doom Patrol #7
  • Red Robin #9
  • The Great Ten #4
  • Justice Society of America Annual #2
  • Superman : World of New Krypton #12
  • Blackest Night : Wonder Woman #3
  • The Question #37

Okay, the Metal Men backup in Doom Patrol will be sorely missed.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Week in Geek

This week's theme was retro-gaming. I commented to some friends that I was amused that the first thing I did after getting a blazing-fast new PC was to install the oldest games I could find on it. Command and Conquer, C&C Red Alert, and C&C Tiberian Sun won't run, even in the XP Virtual Machine - might be out of luck on those. But I did lose many hours to Age of Empires 1 and 2.

I also signed up at Steam to take advantage of a weekend sale - all five X-Com games for a whopping $2.

Not to be outdone, City of Heroes has started to claim more of my time again - though with the advent of Star Trek Online this week, that may change.

On an entirely different retro-gaming front, I may have agreed to participate in a first-edition AD&D game. I'm not sure, I may have blacked out.