Saturday, July 30, 2016

Quick Hits

Earthlings, I welcome you.

In this installment of our little venture, I am going to do a bunch of quick hits because I am incapable of keeping my attention on one or two items.  Sure, there are meds for that sort of thing, but I enjoy the chaos.  Let's roll...

  • I do not know much about Megan Fitts, other than I just read a beautiful comic from her entitled Old Friend.  It is over on the Plume Snake website, along with many other refreshing titles.  Ms. Fitts also has a tumblr page you should check out.  What is more fun than stumbling upon cool things to read?  Aside from playing Destiny for 7 straight hours, not much.  Check it out!
  • And when the hell is Tumblr going to purchase an "e"?  Pull it together, gang.
  • Geoff Johns is the new president!!!  Forget Trump or Hillary, this is the presidency I am excited about.  Johns has proven himself time and time again to be a huge asset to DC Comics, and his hard work has paid off career-wise.  With his new responsibilities, I hope he can find time to write here and there.
  • Oreos...they're delicious! #larrykingstylerambling
  • The new Star Trek movie was a blast.  A lot of Trek purists do not like the reboot, but I have enjoyed them, and this movie was the best of the new ones, in my not-so-humble opinion.  When you complain about the new Trek, or the new Star Wars, or even the new Ghostbusters, please keep in mind no one has taken the old stuff away from you.  It's all still there.  Your memories of them are still there.  If they released the new Ghostbusters with the caveat that every copy of the original movies would disappear and your memories would be wiped clean, then by all means, act like a crybaby.  Until then, let's try and enjoy some entertainment.
  • My 1st gen Kindle died.  I have prepared a 10,000 word eulogy.  Fortunately for you, I will spare you.  Hello new Kindle Fire!  
  • Another Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover? Yes, please.
  • I've started cleaning up some short stories I have been writing for years.  Maybe someday...
  • Over at Field of Geeks, we recently did a review of Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan.  With Trek's 50th anniversary, we thought it would be fun to discuss what is arguably the best of the films.  Next week we will tackle First Contact!
  • How did this entry of my blog have thousands and thousands of hits?  Weird.  My posts range typically anywhere from 100-1000 hits.  Thanks, Mr. Grayson.
  • Read anything by Gregg Hurwitz.  You're welcome.
Have a great week, kids.  We are recording a new podcast tomorrow with a ton of news items.  Once it is edited and available, I will link it here and on Twitter.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Slate & Ashe 1-4, Hulk, Blanky Bot, Random Musings...

Here in Iowa, the weather can't decide between 100 degrees and humidity or severe thunderstorms.  So, I am moving to Fort Resolution, Canada.  I leave you in the good hands of my clone, Darren.  See ya, suckers!!

Mr. Ethan Murphy, the creator of Slate & Ashe, was kind enough to send me actual print copies of issues 1 - 4.  KEEP 'EM COMING, PAL!  Story?  Awesome.  Art?  Excellent.  Pacing?  Great.  The layout is phenomenal, and I am investing in chloroform so we can procure Ethan so I can keep reading.  Ethan, you've been warned.  Friends, go to Plume Snake's site and check out Slate & Ashe.

Alex Odom's Blanky Bot...I have talked about this before, but I keep coming back to it.  While it's criminally short, I love this book.  I describe the art as "simplistic complexity".  I keep looking at it.  More Plume Snake awesomeness.

Marvel Comics spoilers coming up right after I am done typing this...

Hulk is dead.  Sigh.  The combination of fans going crazy over a death in comics and companies like Marvel using event storytelling techniques makes my head hurt.  We all know death in comics mean virtually nothing.  Hulk will be back, kids.  Banner Hulk.  So relax. 

DC Rebirth is selling very well thus far, according to reports.  As a lifelong DC fan, I couldn't be happier.  Sustaining those sales numbers is not realistic.  However, if you want to maximize your numbers, it's about consistent quality, not event-driven craziness.  So far, I am enjoying what I have read, and I really enjoy being back in a comic shop with regularity.

Even more ADD: 
  •  Kid Flash pics released from Flash season 3!  Looks amazing. 
  • Started watching Continuum, good stuff so far...yeah, I know it got cancelled...
  • Dark Matter is back on...WHOO!
  • The Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion show was so awesome.  Thanks to Rifftrax and the stars of MST3K for making me laugh non-stop for two hours.
  • Star Trek is coming soon!  I'm ready...I feel like one of the few that loves all things Trek...
  • Speaking of which, I just started DS9.  The concept was so "un-Trek", I did not give it a chance.  Five episodes in, and I am hooked. 
  • Next blog, I interview the corpse of the Hulk.