Catching Up on Comics, Big Bang Theory, Crying in My Morning Cheerios, and More

A lot going on lately (I hope everyone in the MA area was safe and sound last night during the crazy storms). I’ve desperately been trying to catch up on a pile of reading, but it’s going slowly, as Captain Couch has been wailing on me pretty hard the last couple of weeks. Our skirmishes have been truly terrible and I have some bruises to show for last night’s fight. My weapon of choice lately has been Chew—I’ve had the first three trades for a while and only recently cracked open the first one, and I LOVE it. Oh man, it’s so good. I’m halfway through volume two right now.

Who’s excited for X-Men: First Class opening this week? I want to be able to check it out some time this weekend; it looks like it has some good stuff going for it. My hopes are high. They’d better be playing it in 2D locally or I’m going to be very depressed.

DC Reboot

Speaking of depression … how about that big ol’ DC reboot that’s coming? So much of me wants to avoid acknowledging it because I’ll probably be reduced to a blubbering mess of tears in my cereal as more information comes out this morning, but EVERYONE else is saying something—despite my avoidant tendencies, I guess it can’t be ignored. That’s right, DC is starting all over again (YET again, yet again) and changing a heck of a lot of stuff. How much/what exactly? We’re still learning; so far I hear talk of a new Hawkman book, Aquaman, Captain Atom, and some other stuff that doesn’t interest me. The most depressing info by far is the fact that Gail Simone will no longer be writing Birds of Prey. I can’t even believe that. Ouch, it hurt me just to type. DC, why can’t we leave well enough alone? I guess Gail is teaming up with Ethan van Sciver for a Firestorm book instead (comicjunkie, you lucky bastard). And I don’t even want to know what the fate of Batgirl is going to be.
Also, this news, if true, is pretty stupid. Ugh. I’m currently an awkward amalgam of rage and despair.

And yet—one thing that’s offsetting my misery is The Big Bang Theory. Friends have been hounding me for ages to watch this and I finally subbed to it on Netflix a few weeks ago. I’m currently on season three and loving it. If you’re a comic book fan, you should be watching this show. Thank you, comic shop peeps! You know who you are!

Umm… what else did I want to touch on? Oh—that NBC Wonder Woman show has been canned. I’m not particularly heartbroken. If anyone happens to find a copy of the unaired pilot somewhere, please share—I’d like to see just how much pain I’m being spared.


6 responses

  1. Gordon Dupuis

    This is the first I’m hearing of a D.C. reboot. After everything Geoff Johns did with Blackest Night and Brightest Day they might be tossing it all?

    If Gail is off Birds of Prey so am I!

    Did you see how their destroying Zatanna? I just read issue #12 and it seemed like sub-par fanfic.

    And it’s not like jumping ship and reading more marvel will help. Who needs Fear Itself, web-comics, and Thor up the wazoo?

    It looks like I may have to start saving my money for old trades that I KNOW will be good.

    06/03/2011 at 7:04 PM

    • Supposedly they are keeping the events of Blackest Night/Brightest Day intact; I’m not exactly sure how.

      The Birds of Prey thing just bugs me especially so because this is the second relaunch in a year. Renumberings and relaunches are just so pointless to me. This doesn’t help bring in the new readers they seem to be clamoring for—if anything, it only makes the story that much harder to follow.

      I don’t read Zatanna, so I have no idea what’s going on with her. I wonder if she’ll even still have a book by the end of this. I kind of wish DC would just come right out and explain everything, rather than stringing the audience along for the sake of speculation and hype. I want to know what’s going to be happening to my favorite characters.

      By the way—there’ll be a new Wonder Woman book. SHOCKING. She’s only been “rebooted” about a hundred times, I suppose one more couldn’t possibly do that much more damage right. It’s Brian Azzarello on writing and Cliff Chiang on art. I’ve never read Azzarello/100 Bullets, so I have no idea what to think. He’s all about the violence and gore, though, which is the exact opposite of what Diana is about….

      06/03/2011 at 11:39 PM

  2. Dario

    Did you see the images for some of the first issue relaunches? Firestorm makes me want to scream! Gails writing might save it but the cover is a train wreck!

    06/04/2011 at 1:06 AM

    • I wouldn’t worry too much about the cover. I can’t imagine there will be any way the book will let you down with Gail behind the helm.

      06/06/2011 at 9:29 AM

  3. So glad you are becoming a BBT fanboy… er girl.

    Frankly it is confusing to me how anyone can not watch that show. My wife is the farthest thing from any type of comic/scifi/science fan and she loves watching the show every week nearly as much as me.

    06/12/2011 at 7:46 AM

  4. It’s about time! Big Bang that is!! “Resistance is futile”

    06/13/2011 at 6:25 AM

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