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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Back In The Saddle

Well, this has certainly been a very very interesting week.  I haven't posted in a while, not from lack of desire, but from the fact that after getting our furnace fixed, it worked for a week or so and finally let go completely, flooding the basement, and dying, so in December we had a house with no heat and no hot water.  Plus the washer went.  It's a good thing that I had all of my Christmas shopping done, because I was just about at the end of my rope. 

So we spent a week at the Marriot Residence Inn in Windsor, Ct. and I have to say that they treated us VERY well.  In fact, my Sweet Baboo is suffering withdrawal from the breakfast buffet and may try and sneak in.  Also our Home Owner's insurance laughed at us, and the warranty on the boiler, while not out of date, can't be proved because the original installer didn't add the serial number plate.  So a whole lot of money later, we now have heat, we have hot water, and we have a giant bill...but Merry Christmas anyway!

And...there were good comics last Wednesday.

Batwoman #15

This particular issue takes a brief break from the story with Kate and Wonder Woman, and delves into the thoughts and actions of Maggie Sawyer, who is desperately trying to deal with the mayhem as a police officer, and her interactions with  Cameron Chase, her worry about Kate, the missing children, and the parents of those children thinking they should resort to vigilantism on their own.  It's very well written, and although the artwork is different, it is well done too.  Definitely a good book this week.  But then, it is always a good book.

Birds of Prey #15

This is the finale to the whole story with Katanna, who has been kidnapped by your basic group of ninja crazies.  Naturally the rest of the Birds decide to go off and rescue her, and there is also Black Condor flying around doing stuff.  Nothing too outstanding, but a good basic and decent comic book story.  They win out, Katanna decides to go off and get her own series, and a new member shows up for the Birds, which startles them considerably.

Fables #124

This issue also took a bit of a break, and we get a lovely tale about Bufkin and what he's been up to, and what is going to happen to him.  It's adorable, and  just  a tiny bit heartwarming, and oh heck...it's just fun.  He never does make it back to Fabletown, but goes around performing various feats of derring-do, and tiny Lily, the little Barleycorn bride stays with him and they even manage to have kids, although it gets a tad convoluted. 

But fun.  Lots of fun.

Green Lantern #15

Oh My! 

Green Lantern: New Guardians #15

I haven't really been liking Kyle much in this...but I'm keeping up with it, because it does have significant contributions to the whole evil Guardian plotline running through the rest of the books.  IN this issue, Carol and Arkillo take Kyle to Larfleeze so that he can master Greed.  He doesn't really want to, but manages to figure it out of course.  Naturally they are attacked by the Third Army, and Sayd manages to save their bacon, but falls to them herself. 

The Guardians are watching all of this of course, and debate laconically amongst themselves whether or not they should save her, but in the end it is thumbs down, and Ganthet looks very very cold and cranky.  I'm getting a little fed up with Ganthet.  I don't know if he is playing a secret game, since he managed to keep the Guardians from actually killing both Guy and Salakk, or if he really IS as awful as he seems.  Nevertheless, too bad about poor Sayd.

Wonder Woman #15

Gosh I love this book.  Yes, it has nothing really to do with the REAL Wonder Woman, but the art is amazing, and the story is absorbing, and I'm lovin' it. 

We have Orion of the New Gods, showing up on Earth to hang out with Milan, who is yet another of Zeus's offspring.  Apparently he can...see things.  So naturally, Diana an Lennox have to go and look him up, although he and Lennox had a bit of a spat a while back.  This leaves Zola and Hera on their own, which will probably lead to much mayhem and hilarity.  Zola does point out that maybe it would make more sense for Hera to be mad at Zeus instead of all the hapless women that he seduced, which makes sense to me. 

Diana gets an upgrade on her bracers, Orion is suitably hot headed, and they are all geared up for an epic battle...that will have to wait till next month.  I'll be right here wating.

Hawkeye #6

Damn.  Damn it Marvel...I love this book.  This is basically covering a week in his life, with guest appearances by Spider-Man and Wolverine, and Kate of course, and Tony Stark, and involves Clint's struggles with his DVD player ( and haven't we ALL been there?) and the crazy mob guys, and various other things. 

It is lovely.  IT is practically perfect.

Thor #3

Also a first rate book.  You have surprised me yet again, Marvel.  Still more on the three time periods, and more on Thor's history and the history of ALL gods, and the scene with the tribunal and library is a hoot.  It's interesting to read a Thor story that doesn't involve him winning out through brute strength.

I'm hooked on this, and will keep going with it.

Saga #8

I also find this book to be incredibly compelling.  It's funny, it's amazingly well-written, and the art makes me weep with joy.  I love the characters, and oh heck...it's just darned good.

Alana wakes up and finds that her new father in law has been making stuff for her, and bonding with Hazel, and she discovers that he's dying, and wants to do this last thing for them.  Meanwhile Marko and his mother are still looking for Izabel, their ghost babysitter.  His mother is amazed that Marko uses his brains and guile instead of just random violence. 

Man this is good.

I hope that everyone has their shopping done, and is sacked out drinking eggnog by now.


At 1:37 PM, Blogger Gary said...

I can empathise, Sally - we have rain coming in under our back door and now through the ceiling of our kitchen. Looks like the whole of the rear of the house will have to be re-rendered and our insurance won't cover it. Plus there's more heavy rain on the way!

Still, it could be a lot, lot worse as I know people who are up to their knees in flood water, so we're trying to stay positive.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a Happy New Year too!

At 8:02 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Egads, Gary! You have a heckuva problem on your hands, and I am so sorry. I'm beginning to wonder what insurance DOES cover.


Merry Christmas, and I hope you get a dry kitchen soon!

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Saranga said...

eeek. sorry to hear abouy your house Sally. Glad it's fixed in time for Christmas.

At 11:58 AM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

Is there anything insurance does cover? I'm really starting to wonder.

Anyway, I'm glad things are mostly OK for you now, Sally.

At 10:43 PM, Blogger Brian Catalino said...

Oh wow. Went thru something similar a couple of years ago. Definitely not fun. Glad things are mostly back to normal for you! Merry Christmas!

At 12:19 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Thank you all. You don't miss these things until you don't have them!

Merry Christmas!


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