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Saturday, August 12, 2017


I know it seems that all I do lately is piss and moan about my comics. Probably because all I do lately IS to piss  and moan about my comics!

Mighty Thor was decent, although making Volstagg yet another version of Thor is just... weird. Jane did finally confess to original Thor, that she is the new Thor, and he was awfully pussy about it. Squirrel Girl continues to be insanely delightful, and is probably the main reason I find the strength to stagger onto my comic book store.

Ms. Marvel is also fabulous. Man... Jersey is a tough place! Almost worse than New York!

I have been enjoying the heck out of Champions... until this issue. I have also been trying to avoid the whole Hydra/Evil Cap debacle as much as possible, but every once in a while, one sneaks in, and I opened up this issue to find that somehow Las Vegas had been bombed and Hydra has taken over, and the various ways that people were gruesomely murdered.

Not... really my cup of tea. The current state of world affairs is already terrifying...I don't need more of it in my formerly light-hearted hobby. Yes, super heroes and villains blow things up on a daily basis... but not Las Vegas, man!

I couldn't find Saga, which really toasted my buns.

I didn't even pick up Green Lantern Corps because it is practically unreadable.

I think I will go and read my old JLI's. They never let me down.

Friday, August 04, 2017

I Need My Bat Bat!

So... last night I am sound asleep about one AM, when my son rushes into my room babbling that there is a flying rodent downstairs... in other words, a bat has somehow managed to get into the house.


It is an old house, this usually happens at least once a summer, although it has actually been a few since the last time. For some reason, I am the resident Bat patrol. I used to use a giant yellow plastic shuffle bat, nowadays I just use a broom, with which I can usually give it a good smack mid-air, and then clamp a box or coffee can over it, and take it outside. I don't kill them, but I probably give them quite the headache.

Except... last night, I was only able to graze the little bigger a few times... and then he or she UPS and DISAPPEARS! So... as of this morning I am very cautiously... poking around, and still haven't found it. I am reading the newspaper and my tablet, rather expecting it to come swooping down any minute. I really need a super... or even not-so-super hero right about now.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I Am Gobsmacked

I can hardly believe that I am typing this... but I have given up on reading Green Lantern Corps.

I almost feel as though there should be an vaguely apocalyptic rumble or something.

I started this ridiculous blog in September of 2006, so I have been at this for... well, quite a while. And while I expressed my love of a LOT of comics, Green Lanterns (and their butts) were the particular focus of my attention.  I gobbled up back issues, I chortled over scans of Hal getting hit in the head. I reveled in Guy's antics in the JLI. I swooned over all those Gil Kane ads shots. I enjoyed the heck out of Geoff Johns adoration of Hal.

Good times, good times.

But lately... it has been something of a chore to even READ the Green Lantern books.   The plots have been... humdrum, to say the least. The art has been... okay, I guess. Characterization and humor have more or less disappeared.  Guy is still the best, but he has barely been used.

It isn't just the Green Lanterns. I have dropped a TON of books lately. I am hardly reading any DC at all, which rather breaks my heart, but I haven't quite forgiven them for dumping most of my favorite characters. I am only reading the more quirky books at Marvel... chiefly Squirrel Girl, and Ms. marvel and Champions, and Thor. Making Captain America a Hydra Agent pretty much ruined my summer.

So...i am still hanging in there, and posting occasionally... but I sure am depressed.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Well... the new trailer for Thor:Ragnarok just came out.


That is all.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

And Speaking of Being Snookered...!

I am getting the strangest notifications from my Photobucket account lately. I also just noticed that my banner seems to have mysteriously vanished. They want me to authorize opening my account up to third person parties... or something. What does that even mean?

I haven't been using it lately, because my old computer is mostly kerflunked, and I have been using my tablet instead.  Apparently this has made them pussy, but I don't want some other person accessing my pictures. Granted, they are mostly of Guy, but still!

Why is the internet so confusing?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I've Been Snookered!

Oh when will I ever learn?  Went to the Comic Book store yesterday to pick up my books...a whole lot fewer books than I used to get... when lo and behold, there was a Ragnarok prelude comic, with a photo of Mark Ruffalo on the cover !

Now I have been enjoying the heck out of the Marvel movies, and I am just dying to see the new Thor:Ragnarok movie in November, so of course I eagerly snatched it up.

Well...I really should have flipped through it first, because there wasn't a darned thing about the movie, it was just a very poorly drawn and written rehash of the Hulk movies, which I have never seen.

No Hela, no Thor, no Odin...no Loki.


Fortunately I also found Squirrel Girl, which got me off the ledge...but still!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Feeling Cranky

I know, I know... yet another whiny post. But I have been checking out some of the previews for DC and Marvel... and it looks as though we are in for another summer of darkness. I think... that the whole Captain America and Hydra lunacy is going to end... thank god... but it still looks pretty dreadful. And DC has dark Batman or something going on. I honestly gave up after skimming through the storylines, because it was just too depressing.

I have dropped a TON of books lately, and haven't been all that excited about the ones that I DO read... as you can all tell from the lack of reviews. I still keep taking home Green Lantern Corps, hoping that maybe some scintilla of plot will appear, but so far it just keeps dully slogging along. It is... adequate, but no more than that.

Squirrel Girl, Saga and Ms. Marvel continue to delight, and I have been enjoying Doctor Strange, although I was disappointed with the absence of Bachelor as the artist. He has such a knack for the bizarre, and the cheerful tones of the coloring made it all delightfully surreal... which fits a Doctor Strange book to a tee. The new artist is heavy on the blacks and much less whimsical, and now the colors are all gray and gloomy, so a lot of the charm is gone.

The Champions are still fabulous though. And Mighty Thor is pretty great... but it needs more Loki. Original Thor has finally discovered that Jane Foster is the new Thor and he's being a real jerk about it. Oh, and Voltage is now War Thor. It is... complicated.

Oddly enough, I rather like the new Nick Fury book. It is almost as if Stefano got caught in a crayon factory explosion, but it is... quirky, and I do enjoy quirky.

So I think I will continue to stay far far away from any crossovers as much as is humanly possible. I heard that DC had gone through yet ANOTHER rebirthing, and someone old favorites are back...LOVE Wally... but it may be too little too late.

Sorry to be so cranky. I just want my comics to be good again.