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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Just Not With It

I have been very bad about posting lately, but seriously, I just haven't been around all that much for past couple of weeks, and for several weeks in the future!  This is not a bad thing, except it does wreak havok with my computer habits.

I did read the new Green Lantern Corps book from DC from last Wednesday.  Alas, the Corps wasn't actually...present, but we did get a quick history of Hal's trials and tribulations and a basic reset of everything.  If you were a new reader, just jumping on, I guess, it was an adequate introduction.  I am not a new reader, but hey...at least he has given up that ASININE idea of being a "villain" in order to save the rest of the Corps. 

That...never made a lick of sense.  Ever. 

But then Hal is not particularly noted for his ratiocination.  Too many blows to the head, I would wager.  Hopefully, next month we will actually have the Corps, which is what I am interested in reading about. 

On the one hand, I am delighted with DC for bringing back so many of my favorite characters.  On the other hand, I am still furious at DC for getting rid of them in the first place.  I am still waiting for Ted Kord and Jaime and Booster, incidentally.  But at least it is a start.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Shadow of the Bat

A dark and malevolent force... circling... ever circling.

Sounds scary, right? Well last night, my son opens my bedroom door to inform me that while he was downstairs in the study watching television, a bat somehow got into the room, and was... freaking him out. As the resident bat expert, I donned my glasses and slippers and sallied forth bearing my trusty broom.

Now the trick is to close off the other rooms, and as the bat...a fairly small flying rodent, that nevertheless looks like a goddam CONDOR, while it is flitting around the ceiling... to give it a good whack with the broom, so that you can stun it.  it took  few swings, but my heart is more or less pure, and my strength is that of ten cranky sleepy ladies! I did manage to swat the little bugger, and had the kids look for him after he fell, clamp a bucket over him and slide a piece of cardboard underneath, before taking it outside and releasing his groggy little self back to the ebony skies.

And then I was so wound up that I ended up staying up till 2:30 in the morning reading... yes...Batman books. How Bruce does all that stuff without tripping over his cape, I shall never know.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Very Tiny Reviews

Holy crapafazool, it is hot!  Hot and muggy.  Two things that I really really hate.  More than I hate Dan Didio!  That's a lot of hate!  But fortunately, my beloved comic book store was airconditioned.

The Totally Awesome Hulk #8

I am not completely sure why this issue has a Civil War II logo on it, since it has absolutely nothing to do with Civil War, but hey...yet another never-ever-ending crossover.


But Amadeus has gone to the trouble to find Bruce Banner, who is thrilled to be suffering from the flu, since that is such a normal thing for a person to do. He's a peace with himself, which is nice thing for him as well.  She-Hulk and Rick Jones also show up to lend their support.  Amadeus is nervous because he's been suffering from some blackouts when he is the Hulk, and he's terrified he is going to hurt or kill innocent people.  Bruce talks him down, and it is...a rather nice issue actually.  The Alan Davis artwork is always nice, and oh heck, it's just a good book.

Vote Loki #2

This is an utterly ridiculous premise, but I am just eating it up, because ludicrous as it is, it still probably isn't as insane as Trump.  I continue to find the art a bit on the painful side, but since the entire idea is so crazy, I suppose that cartoony art is appropriate. 

Thor is...not happy that Loki is running for President, and that reporter is also not happy.  Also she stumbles across some cultists trying to perform a ritual in honor of Loki.  Naturally when this is revealed, people all go nuts...or...er...nuttier.  Then Loki points out that his IS a God after all, and that there is freedom of Religion in America. 

Also, the cover is hilarious.

And that's it! 

I am going to sit in front of the air conditioner now and drink lemonade.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

And Even More New Books!

I actually went to the comic book store on Wednesday and READ them in a timely fashion.  Not a whole lot of them, but still...!

All-New, All-Different Avengers #11

Did I miss an issue or something?  For some reason they are all fighting Annihilus!  Thor is holding her own, but Vision is wonky because of no solar power, while the kids are all mining...stuff. Plus Nova is really really cranky. 

But not to worry because the big guys know what to do and things happen and explode, and they get back through the rift, except they just happen to leave Spider-Man behind, which is not good.

I do like this book. This is my favorite version of Iron Man at the moment, because he is completely different in most of the other books, and Ms. Marvel is always adorable.  So...Good!

Ms Marvel #8

I missed this last week,because I thought it was just one of the million or so Civil War II books on the stands, but it is an actual Ms Marvel book.  And now I have some faint inkling of what Civil War II is all about! Some kid named Ulysses can see crimes happening BEFORE they happen, so the "good" guys can foil their nefarious plans before all the loss of life and property damage. Which in theory sounds really good!  Certainly Amala is convinced by none other than Captain Marvel, and given her own bunch of overly enthusiastic sidekicks.  But the morality of punishing people before they have actually comitted a crime is beginning to gnaw at her, especially when people that she respects, point out the down side to all of this. 

I now know that I will not be on Captain Marvel's side in Civil War II!

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

Each issue, I think that there is no way that the writer and artist can possibly out-do themselves...and each month I am wrong.  Doreen has been going through quite the wringer trying to get a date, with a bunch of losers. Although that Sentinal has possibilities.  But now Mole Man has surfaced, and they talk and stuff, and she agrees that it is horribly impolite to just be dumping toxic waste and dead bodies underground all the time.  Natually, Mole Man is charmed.  Nay, enamoured.  And the old-timey etchings are simply a delight. 

This is...a thing of true beauty.  And hilarity.

Archie #9

Archie and Mr. Lodge have come to a consensus.  No more hanging out at Veronica's house. The installation of the wall, concertina wire, guard tower and attach shark are pretty convincing.  So Veronica goes to hang out at Archie's house, and...brings along a few comforts.Also Archie and Betty have a talk. 

I still can't believe that I am reading an Archie comic book, much less enjoying the heck out of it, but there we are. 

A pretty darned good week!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Very Late Reviews

And back again.  Had a lovely time camping, the weather was bloody perfect, and we went to the Barrett Jackson auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and there were over 60,000 people!  It was a little...insane.  Didn't buy anything, but had skybox tickets which was nice, with the booze and stuff.  Sometimes I really do love my life.

I brought my comics along to read, although there weren't too many.  I was supposed to get the new Hulk book and somehow managed to forget. 

Robin, Son of Batman #13

This I continue to enjoy.  Last issue, Robin saved Suren, the son of the Den
Darga, who was supposed to open up the portal or vortex or whatever it was to bring about the end of the world.  Of course, Suren's dad is just as big a whack-job as the Al Ghuls.  We are getting quite the little club of tween heroes and heroines here, not to mention Goliath, whom I adore. 

There is a lot of fighting of course, and Damian is actually....killed!  Except he's not, and Suren saves him, and they all fly off into the sunset to save the world again.  It sounds simplistic, but heck, it's a darn good comic book, the art is fun, the story is fun, and I LIKE it!

Wonder Woman #l

I still managed to miss the prologue, but I imagine they'll have it out again eventually.  This is pretty good actually,  the art is rather gorgeous, and I do love Rucka.  Her new costume is reminiscent of the late magnificent Darwyn Cooke, and a bit more "Greek" looking, which is always a bonus.

She is off in some jungle looking for answers to...something.  Meanwhile Steve Trevor is fighting some insurgents somewhere and there is a short plump feisty black woman, who turns out to be Etta Candy.  That threw me for a loop at first because I was sure it was whatshername from Suicide Squad, but my brain just farted, and I can't recall anything at the moment.  The alzheimers is catching up to me.

Anyhoo, it's pretty good too.

Doctor Strange #9

The Empirikul continues to wipe out all magic, while Strange and his remaining cohorts continue to try and glean any last remnants that they can. Also there is something really really creepy in Strange's basement. The interesting thing about all of this, is that it is invisible to practically everyone on earth, there is this huge monumental battle going on, and almost no one knows.

This is really really good.

The Mighty Thor #8

A couple of goons from SHIELD try and threaten Jane, which she finds to be hilarious.  Roz, who is Odinson's new girl friend shows up which is only a tiny bit awkward, since they manage to get along pretty well, all things considered. 

Meanwhile, Dario Agger is being confronted at a secret meeting in Switzerland of some of the really heavy hitters, when it comes to wealth and power. The one percent of the one percent. They aren't at all happy with Mr. Agger, and make their displeasure known. 

This...should get interesting.  There is a sad lack of Loki, but you can't have everything.  I am really loving this book, and the art is quite fabulous as well.

So...a pretty good week, if a bit on the small side.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

AWOL Again

Off camping...I got my books but haven't had time to read them, and probably shall not for a few days at least. Off to the shore!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Egad and Forsooth

Tis Midsummer's day, or the Summer Solstice, which for some reason makes me want to read Shakespeare, or at least Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and hang out with Druids. But not Marvel's Dr. Druid, because he was a bit of a tool.

It is also a full moon tonight, which is apparently fairly rare in conjunction with the Solstice. The crazy people are certainly out however, a I discovered upon driving home from work, when the car in front of me missed his exit, slammed to a halt and STARTED TO BACK UP in the far right lane of a three lane highway! Also, someone was trying to panhandle in front of the package store, when all I really wanted was some red wine.


Seriously, what ever happened to Dr. Druid?