It is really, really difficult to get back into the routine of making posts when you haven’t actually made a post in … forever. That said, I have been asked/harassed/lamented at repeatedly lately to post something—anything—so I’m just going to talk with the hope that something semi-worth reading comes out. So, here’s what’s been going on with me.
I’ve been buying a number of OGNs and trades lately. My most recent purchases:
Of these three, I first finished Level Up, which was completely wonderful and I can’t recommend highly enough. This is the only work of Gene Luen Yang’s that I’ve read so far; I’m told I need to get American Born Chinese. Excited to read the other two books in the photo soon.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet Liz and Randy from How i Made the World. They are, of course, super nice and a pleasure to talk to. As you can see, I also managed to snag a copy of Becky Cloonan’s gorgeous and haunting By Chance or Providence while I was at the shop for the signing. Liz and Randy have been doing a few of them around New England, but if you haven’t had a chance to meet them and/or pick up their great comic book, they’ll be at Boston Comic Con this coming weekend. I will also be there roaming the floor and waiting in lines—send me a message if you’re going and want to say hello.
I just read this good, short interview with Gail Simone (who will be at the con as well) on CBR about the upcoming Sensation Comics, which makes me soooooooooo out-of-my-mind happy.
There’s a ton of other stuff I want to
rant talk about—my excitement over the upcoming new Thor book, Gal Gadot in the Wonder Woman costume, Dan Slott’s hideous decimation of Black Cat in Amazing Spider-Man—but I just wanted to post a quickie for now. Perhaps those things will be topics for later. We’ll see whether or not I can get back into the swing of this.
So, lastly, my battle against my pile of floppy comics continues; I made a post on CBR about it last week. Go read that, too. (Please?)
Just a quick post–
- As I’m sure you’ve already heard, Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie. And as I said on Twitter this morning, if you’ve seen Man of Steel or any other Zack Snyder movie, I think Ben Affleck should be the least of our worries. But the haters are out in full force—there are already petitions popping up demanding a re-cast. Which, is some legit crazy news, right? Petitions are for important things, like GMO labeling and putting an end to fracking and building a fully operational Death Star.I have to admit, though, that I love it when stuff like this happens, because then the Internet all comes together on a unified quest for utter hilarity that, strangely, kind of renews my faith that everything in general will be okay. Besides—I remember hearing some uproar back when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, and look how that turned out. (I mean, aside from the real-life stuff.)
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for that Wonder Woman movie.
- Speaking of fan rage, Lobo’s getting a redesign! He’s all New 52’d up—wanna see? Calm down, though, guys—it’s going to be okay. Remember what I said above. Personally, I can’t say I mind this at all, and given what they did to the likes of Amanda Waller and Starfire and Cheshire however many others, it’s only fair the boys should suffer some. I wonder if DC will actually let this stick.
- Apparently Justice League of America is turning into Justice League Canada. I’m honestly only sharing this news because I think the title of this article is HYSTERICAL.
- Natalie Dormer is joining The Hunger Games as Cressida. Woo! I don’t have much to say about this other than I’m super happy about it.
All right, kids. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ve been stuck indoors all week at work and/or at home binge-watching seasons of Master Chef; now I’m going to spend the weekend out in the sunshine as much as possible.