Well folks, this is my last week of entertaining company and hopefully the last week of this column being all scatterbrained. I know, who am I kidding right? So in the spirit of copping-out without REALLY copping-out what you’re about to read is the bloggers equivalent of a clip-show! You remember when they used to do this on classic 80’s sitcoms? A whole half hour of the best-of Michelle Tanner? You got it dewd! (Little thumbs-up.) Anyone who knows me knows I think about comics a lot, so this week’s column is a best-of collection of the things I’ve really been thinking about when I should be paying attention to the forklift I’m driving or when someone announces they’ve just had a child. And it only took me four minutes to write!
Speaking of nice young ladies your Mom would approve of, Katherine Curtis (the red-headed anchor from Naked News) has fired up her own site called Naked Nerd. It’s every bit as awesome as it sounds. Comics! Games! X-Men #1-related nudity! Basically it’s the best of all worlds.
I’m not going to buy the upcoming Kick-Ass 2 comics because after watching the Kick-Ass movie and then reading the comics afterwards, I’ve realized that Mark Millar needs an editor. Also, what kind of sell-out douche-bag has a website that ends in .tv?
My local comic store (The Connection Games & Accessories) has once again saved my ass by having a back-issue copy of Blackest Night #3. Man, those cats do a great job every Wednesday without fail. Their pull-list (and discount!) system is the best in the city and they’ve never made a mistake with my order as long as I’ve been going there. Good job guys!
As a result, this week I’m going to sit down and read the entire Blackest Night and Brightest Day even though the DC Multiverse, to quote my lovely Australian houseguest, “gives me the shits”. Basically I’m jealous that my wife is totally in the know and I don’t know nothin’ nohow.
The countdown is on to the November 24th release of J.H. Williams III’s Batwoman issue #0. A question: What are the legal ramifications of marrying a comic book? And will A&E give us our own show? We’re in LOVE and won’t be judged by YOU! Y’ALL DON’T KNOW ME!
Is it my destiny to follow Francis Manapul’s career around like a lost puppy? Indeed it is!
In the next week or two I’m gonna put in a big Amazon graphic novel order. In the basket so far: Fables Vol. 13, Old Man Logan, Parker: The Outfit, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, Brian Wood’s Local and possibly the collected Wednesday Comics. What am I missing?
My All-Time Top Five Manga Comics: …
DC Universe Online: More addictive and relationship-destroying than heroin laced with crack laced with Timbits. And now that it’s completed, what will Jim Lee’s new excuse be for not drawing All-Star Batman and Robin?
Have you ever read the opening seven-issue run on Marvel Knights: 4? I never cared much about the Fantastic Four until I read this run by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (words) and the always amazing Steve McNiven (pictures). Great stuff, and you won’t see The Thing drawn better anywhere!
Remember Tim Sale?