Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

Non-Sport Cards: Not What You’d Expect

September 29th, 2013

star-warsI was thinking about what non-sport cards I should scan next and naturally, I thought the original 1977 Star Wars sets.  After all, I’ve done the Raiders of the Lost Ark set and others of that genre and age, it seems obvious that the three Star Wars sets should join the list.

Of course, as I went looking online, I found that there were tons of those sets already out there.  That doesn’t mean I can’t do my own and I’m sure I will at some point, but I decided instead to put up scans of a couple of lesser known sets that are not as often encountered.  It wasn’t just Topps putting out cards back in the 1970s and 1980s, other retailers would often put cards into their products to attract attention, two companies that did this were Wonder Bread and Burger King.  Here are their cards.

Comic Review: Daredevil – Dark Nights #4

September 27th, 2013

Dark Nights 4

Last month, we finished up the first arc in the Dark Nights saga, now, we start a whole new story, a completely new tale with a different creative team.  Let’s look at Daredevil: Dark Nights #4 and the start of a tale called A Man Named Buggit, Part One: What a Day.  This time around, writing and artwork is handled by David Lapham, with Lee Loughridge on colors.

What can a little man do?  Lots, apparently.  Let’s dig in.

TV Thursday – 9/26/13

September 26th, 2013

TV Thursday Header

It’s time for TV Thursday – 9/26/13 and we’re seeing a shift from summer shows to fall shows.  This week, we bid a not-so-fond farewell to Under the Dome and welcome a number of shows back, including the first of the new shows, Sleepy Hollow and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Also, this is going to be a big list because I’ve been running behind a week for much of the summer and I want to catch up.  That means two episodes of Sleepy Hollow this week.  I also bring back the best of/worst of ratings, which has been away for quite some time.  Please, read on and be warned, this week is massive…

Weekly Pull List – 9/25/13

September 25th, 2013

Pull List LogoAnother week, another huge list of comics and hopefully, another pile of reviews that I will get to one of these days.  I’m trying not to do too many reviews, I want Cephus’ Corner to have varied content and not rely on one or two things because they’re pretty easy to do, but what do you, the reader, think?  Should I do more comic reviews?  Should I do more individual issue reviews or more multi-issue reviews?  What do you want to see?  Inquiring minds want to know.

And so, without further ado, here’s this week’s comic pull list.

App Gaming: Dragon Skies

September 25th, 2013

Dragon Skies

Well, after a prolonged period of apathy, I finally gave up on and deleted Pet Shop Story, which I had given a generally poor review to, but when one goes out, I at least try to bring a new one in.  I had considered Mini Dinos from MiniClip, but instead, selected Dragon Skies, also from MiniClip/Breaktime Studios because, at least in theory, it’s got most of what I want in a game, but it’s also got new elements to play with.

Stamps: Pick Your Targets

September 23rd, 2013

Used-StampsOne thing I hear from people, either those who are interested in collecting stamps or those who have been doing it for a while and looking for new challenges, is “what should I collect?” I found myself in that situation a year or two ago, after I decided that I’d filled in most of the easily fillable holes in my United States collection and I wanted something that I could collect more actively.  But what to do, what to do?

Why Does DC and Marvel Hate Marriage?

September 22nd, 2013

batwoman_2663330b

There’s a big dustup over the recent news that Batwoman writer W. Haden Blackman and artist and co-writer JH Williams III to quit the title based on the idea that DC higher-ups don’t want Batwoman, who is a lesbian, and her fiancee Maggie Sawyer, are not allowed to get married.  There are lots of complaints that DC is anti-gay marriage, but the fact is, it’s not just gay marriage, DC is against all marriage and it’s not just DC, Marvel is every bit as guilty.

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.