November 30th, 2014
Ever since I wrote about flying R/C planes a little while ago, I’ve been paying more attention to it than I have in years. As I said, some part of it really calls to me, it’s something that I enjoyed a lot back in the day and the more that I think about it, the more I realize that what I liked would be difficult to achieve today, either flying R/C aircraft or driving R/C cars. The world has changed, my situation has changed and what I want, as with pretty much everything else in my life, isn’t really part of the majority desire.
So here’s why it would really be wishful thinking to get back into it, no matter how strong the desire.
November 29th, 2014
It wasn’t that long ago that most people thought the Ultimate Universe was doomed and being written out of existence, but we were wrong, it’s come back with some potentially very interesting books, one of them being Ultimate FF.
Here’s my take on the first arc, running issues #1-3.
November 27th, 2014
It’s been a while since I’ve looked at the various shows on the air right now. Even though I still have no time to do full reviews, I thought I’d take a quick look at what I thought about the various and sundry shows on TV at the moment on TV Thursday – 11/27/14.
November 23rd, 2014
Most comics, especially from Marvel and DC, run in 5-7 issue arcs so that they can be easily converted into trade paperbacks and re-sold in bookstores and the like. However, some, and it’s never that easy to tell which ones will and which ones won’t, just tell an ongoing story and you never know when there will be a designated break in the action. Therefore, I’m going to start reviewing some of these series that I’ve been waiting for a break that never seem to come.
This doesn’t happen to be one of them, therefore, here’s my take on the first six issues of All-New Ultimates, part of Marvel’s reboot-of-sorts for their Ultimate Universe.
November 22nd, 2014
When Takahashi Erika, a former spy for the Intelligence and Research Office, retires from the job to marry a man who has a young son, she thought she had left the spy business behind, but when a former associate comes to “ask” her to take part in his new detective business, she has to balance her happily married life with her secret spy life and try to take care of both her family and her clients at the same time.
November 20th, 2014
One of the first comics I have a really strong memory of reading was the Master of Kung Fu Annual #1 from 1976. Sure, I’d been reading comics for a while before that but that particular issue had an impact on me for reasons unknown. It starred Shang-Chi, the titular Master of Kung Fu and his often partner in the martial arts, Danny Rand, Iron Fist. I’ve always had somewhat of an affinity for the characters and so when this new four-issue mini-series starring an updated Shang-Chi came along, I knew I had to read it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Master of Kung Fu of my youth…
November 18th, 2014
I’ve just realized how far behind I am on my comic reading so I’m trying really hard to squeeze some reading in here and there. I remember when the Punisher was shiny and new. Even though he originally appeared in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man back in 1974, he really didn’t come to prominence until his first mini-series in 1986, which is where most people became familiar with Frank Castle. He’s gone through some ups and downs over the years, some really good runs and some not-so-good runs and while I’ve always liked the concept of the character, a lot of the time I haven’t liked the way he’s been portrayed. Now, in 2014, he returns with his own solo book which I’m going to take a look at the first nine issues. Here we go.
November 15th, 2014
Yeah, I know, Halloween is over but I was watching coverage of Transworld, the big Halloween and Haunt convention held every year in St. Louis, and frankly, I just wasn’t that impressed.
Yes, I know I’m hard to impress, but most of the props at Transworld are aimed at the professional haunt crowd and, I’ll be honest, often I have very little interest in a lot of “pro” haunts because they don’t look that much different than your typical backyard haunt, they’re just held in a commercial building instead of a garage. I want to see a lot better than that.
November 13th, 2014
Okay, this isn’t really the return of TV Thursday – 11/13/14, I still have no time in reviewing a dozen or more shows like I used to but this week, I felt I had to take a look at a single show that was so utterly awful that I couldn’t let the opportunity to pan it go by.
That show, of course, is…
November 11th, 2014
Let’s be honest, comic book characters rarely, if ever die. Not really. They might take a short vacation from the land of the living but they always come back and the more popular the character, the sooner they return to grace the pages of the comics. It’s a purely financial reason, popular characters sell comics and therefore, the companies can’t afford to let them languish in the grave for long. Still, characters die regularly and return from the dead just as regularly and that brings us to this review.
Today, I’ll take a look at the recent 4-issue mini-series, Death of Wolverine, where one of Marvel’s most popular characters gets killed.