Apparently I have once again offended the Computer Gods, because my almost new computer has gone kaflooey.
So, posting will be...sporadic at best for a few days.
Now with Guy Gardner's Seal of Approval!
Yes, it's all about me. As I explained in my posts about loving AND hating comics so much, I can forgive quite a bit in the pursuit of my weekly fix. As much as bad and lazy writing and miserable artwork can infuriate me, I am addicted...and will go to ridiculous lengths to feed that addiction. I also tend to follow my favorite characters, which is why I bought that Gawdawful Howard Chaykin two-parter because it was about Guy Gardner. Heck, if Rob Liefeld wrote and drew a six-part mini-series about the Green Lanterns, I'd buy it. I'd undoubtedly hate it...but I'd buy it.
There seems to be a whole lot of controversy stirred up amongst the various blogs and message boards about the foundations of the various entities that form the seven Color Corps for Blackest Night. Some are declaring that Geoff Johns has pillaged Judeo-Christian imagery for some of the avatars, such as the snake from the Garden of Eden for Avarice, and Cain and Abel for the first murder that created Rage.
For some reason, the week just flew by until we got to Friday, which ws probably one of the most hellish days that I've ever had at work. Then a thingie on my daughter's car AKA the Saab-from-Hell broke, and we have to remove the entire engine to fix a ten dollar part. And my autistic son is handing his allowance over to his hoodlum friend for gas money.
And Blackest Night just keeps cruising along, drawing closer, ever closer to the final climax.
Is it because it is a five-week month, or was this past week a bit on the sparse side? In fact it seems as though ALL the weeks of March have been a bit thin. It will probably be brutal next Wednesday.
This is the flip side to my rant of yesturday. Because when it comes right down to it, I really do love my comics more than I hate them. In fact it is BECAUSE I love my comics that I wish they could work a little harder and make them better. Tough Love and all of that.
Let us for one moment forget that I am a mild-mannered mild-aged Mother of Four, and let me don my secret disguise of wild-eyed Fangirl. Oh, and let me dip my feather quill in acid, and list the things about comics that just drive me into a frenzy sometimes.
With Springlike and positively balmy weather here in lovely New England, we are going to be marching AGAIN this weekend in the biggest St. Patrick's Day parade in practically the whole country...the Holyoke, Massachusetts parade. It's two and a half miles long, and takes several hours because there are just so many participants. People are staking out their places on the sidewalks by Friday, and the parade isn't until Sunday.
Well, I'll be dipped.
Gosh, but it was a good week! Not a ton of books, but some really really GOOD books!
Well this is interesting. One of my co-workers came up to me this afternoon, and asked me if they were making a Green Lantern movie. For SOME reason, I have this...reputation around the office as a comicbook nerd. I don't have the FOGGIEST idea how that happened! Well, it turns out that her sister just went down to New Orleans for vacation, and they are actually filming the movie right in front of her hotel! We all agreed that Ryan Reynolds is going to look fabulous in that suit.
It's March and Blackest Night is drawing to its ultimate climax. It's been an interesting few months, and I've been as caught up in all of the excitement as anyone. Green Lantern Corps comes out tomorrow, and I would think that Green Lantern and Blackest Night will be out next week or so.
It's raining AND it's Monday. I do not feel inspired. So, it's time to fall back upon the old tried and true formula...ROMANCE COMICS! I adore old Romance Comics, especially when taken completely out of context.
Drat. It is the Hartford St. Patrick's Day parade today, and we were supposed to march in it...the first parade of the season for the Warehouse Point Ancient Fife & Drum Corps. Rain and high winds were forecast, and all the drummers got sick, so we had to cancel.
I don't know why I do this to myself. But every once in a while I still wander over to Valerie D'Orazio's blog, Occasional Superheroine, and take a peek. I'm not much of a fan of Valerie's, so if you happen to be, you should probably not continue reading this.
Do you suppose that somewhere there is a REAL Colonel Sanders in the Army or the Navy or the Marines? Do you suppose people keep going up to him or her and asking about chicken? These are the sorts of things that I wonder about as I'm driving home from work.
Great Googally Moogally! It's 64 degrees out here in lovely southern New England! Of course since this IS New England, there is the distinct possibility that it may snow tomorrow. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful feeling to venture out sans coat, scarf and gloves to work, and thence in pursuit of comics.
Nay, I am shocked...SHOCKED by what I found over at Scans Daily this week. Apparently, they are having a "Butt" week. You would think that this would be right up my alley...and you would be right. However, I was simply flabberghasted to discover that as of yesturday, they had only shown TWO Green Lantern Behinds. One of Kyle, and the infamous Mooning shot of Guy.
Who knew? I certainly didn't. Apparently some countries even celebrate the day by closing down. We can't do things like that in America...because if they gave all the women the day off...things would come to a complete standstill!
It is no secret that I am a Green Lantern Fan. I just really really like Green Lanterns. Heck, I like ALL Superheroes. But I have to admit that there is another genre that holds a special little place in my heart...and that is Westerns.
Well, I'm still pissed about Lian, but it IS Friday, and the sun is out, and it isn't snowing...and I guess my mood is actually improving, so I suppose I should stop sulking.
I...I apologize for the profanity. No wait, I take that back. What I mean to say is GODDAMN Son of a Bitch!
Or, as I like to call it, the Comic Book Store. The beginning of the month can't even begin to compare with all of the goodies we got LAST week, but still, I never turn up my nose at nice new comics.
I had such a lovely time yesturday, posting a picture of Kyle in his underpants. Then it occured to me, that perhaps there were other people that might not appreciate Kyle running around in his unmentionables. Sorry guys.
It's Monday, and I need a little bit of cheering up. The Olympics are over now, am I'm going to miss them. I'm going to miss hearing "O Canada" every five minutes, and the other musical themes, including the one from Brisco County Jr. I have to say, that the Canadians have a really really NICE national anthem.