Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Comics Day

Sizable week, and Free Comic Book Day is Saturday.

  • Jack of Fables #45
  • The Incredibles #8
  • Hack/Slash #32
  • Angel #32
  • Madame Xanadu #22
  • Incorruptible #5
  • Invincible #71
  • Fantastic Four #578
  • The Web #8
  • Gotham City Sirens #11
  • Superman #699
  • Superman : Last Stand of New Krypton #3
  • Wonder Woman #43
  • Action Comics #889
  • Detective Comics #864
  • Teen Titans #82
  • Justice Society of America #38
  • Green Lantern Corps #47

Jack of Fables got dropped from my pull list - it's just not that interesting anymore. The Incredibles was really rock-solid this time. I enjoyed the wrap-up of the Last Stand of New Krypton arc, but it felt like the end got a little bit compressed and muddled. I'm hoping we can finally ditch the Mark of Cain crap in Detective Comics. It was nice to see Connor and Bart back in action, but the voices felt just a little off. It's nice to see that the current JSA arc isn't just a Days of Future Past riff. And lastly, go, Arisia! About damn time somebody socked one of those Smurfs.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Week in Geek

I had the week off of work, so I was able to go hog-wild with absorbing as much media as I could possibly stand. A local video store going out of business, coupled with some trade-in exchanges at the local Vintage Video and Game store gave me a pile of DVDs to watch, and I haven't even gone through half of them yet.

The unexpected gem of the lot so far is the third disc of Azumanga Daioh, which I really enjoy. I'm going to Netflix the rest of the series. I also enjoyed a Blu-Ray of Family Guy's Empire Strikes Back parody.

I got in some quality video game time, with Dragon Quest IV and Lunar : Silver Star Story. Really trying to finish Lunar so I can move on to other things.

I suppose the biggest geek thing of the week would be my trip to Pennsylvania, to the home of an old acquaintance who is liquidating a massive toy collection. I found several things for the DC Classics line that I really, really wanted. Mongul and Cyborg Superman! Aquaman, with Grodd's right arm! The Solomon Grundy wave!

Most satisfying.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Comics Day

I managed to get a parking ticket today - my first ever - because of hanging out at the comic store for too long. Oops.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy #25 - Thanos is even more pissed than Buffy about the whole resurrection thing.
  • Hercules : Fall of an Avenger #2 - 100% pure awesome.
  • Azrael #7 - Just dropped this book. It's not bad, just not engaging.
  • The Spirit #1 - Not bad, but I don't like the backup. Sienkiewicz's art is unintelligible enough in color, and in black and white it's just - well, beyond the pale.
  • Superman/Batman #71 - I think I read this out of inertia.
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #15 - Still good enough to justify typing all those dots.
  • Batman : Streets of Gotham #11 - I think we have one too many Batman titles right now, but it's not bad.
  • Brave and the Bold #33 - Between this and the Herc issue, it was a big week for 'I've got something in my eye.'
  • Supergirl #52 - Love the cover. Love that Brainy's still in love with Kara.
  • Power Girl #11 - I will be so sad when Amanda Conner leaves this book.
  • Green Lantern #53 - Ominous!
  • Justice League of America #44 - Haven't read it yet! Getting there.

That's it for the week. Though this is interesting.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Week in Geek

Back from San Francisco - managed to get in some geeky time there, what with the book shopping and the visit to the Carton Art Museum. Very cool place, and I wish it were somewhere closer. I found a store in Chinatown with the most enormous selection of Gundam models I've ever seen - I could easily have gone bankrupt, but the plethora of choice overwhelmed me to such a degree that I couldn't decide to buy anything.

Also, I saw Hot Tub Time Machine. Two thumbs up.

Today and yesterday, though, were more eventful in geek terms - I managed to find and purchase scores of toys from all the lines I collect, advancing my cause of completion considerably! I'm looking at them, spread out, and just want to giggle madly.

Apart from that, let's see - still working through Dragonball Z, still playing Dragon Quest IV.

Gotta run - toys to open!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Belated New Comics Day

Back from San Francisco, and made my pick-ups.

Irredeemable Special #1
Fables #94
Hack/Slash #31
Doc Savage #1
Nemesis : The Imposters #2
Green Arrow #32
Magog #8
The Shield #8
Batgirl #9
Batman #698
Action Comics #888
Secret Six #20
The Flash #1
Booster Gold #31
Adventure Comics #10
Brightest Day #0

Big haul!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Comics Day

This week's haul!

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer #34
  • Cinderella : From Fabletown With Love #6
  • Invincible Returns #1
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
  • JSA All-Stars #5
  • The Great Ten #6
  • Doom Patrol #9
  • Red Robin #11
  • Superman : Secret Origin #5
  • Batman and Robin #11
  • The Flash : Secret Files and Origins 2010 #1
  • Superman : Last Stand of New Krypton #2
  • Knights of the Dinner Table #160

Doom Patrol - he's here! He's here!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Week in Geek

Next weekend, I'll be in San Francisco for work-related reasons, and will probably miss an edition of this. Be forewarned.

My focus this week has fallen on comic books and on Dragonball Z. Once every few months, I take the stack of accumulated comics I've piled up and go through to bag and board them, then tuck them away in a box. I got through a cycle of that this weekend, and then did some re-arranging of the boxes - moving the ones with no currently active series into closets for storage, freeing up considerable space.

I really need to consider storing some of them in the basement, but I'm worried about the moisture factor. Perhaps someday, after finishing the basement floor.

And as for Dragonball Z - I'm up to Season 3 now, with the epic-length Frieza fight. I had forgotten just how funny the show is - I think that probably contributed significantly to my longterm enjoyment of it when it originally aired. It's never afraid to pull something silly in the middle of one of those huge fights. And of course, it's giving me RPG ideas.

Speaking of which, I have two confirmed character concepts from each of the three main players signed up for my Golden Age game. The Sorcerer. The Brawler. The Archer. The Powerhouse. The Super-Soldier. The .. well, I don't know what to call a Johnny Thunder-type character, except 'idiot savant, now with 100% less savant'. The Golden Age game is really starting to take shape - I think I'm going to enjoy this.