July 12th, 2015
I started reading these books about a year ago when the TV series first started. I also jumped into the comic adaptations at about the same time and frankly, I got burned out on the whole thing, having read three versions of the very first book, almost at the same time. A little time and a little distance have given me a reason to jump back in and finish the trilogy and here’s my take on the final book. My reviews of the first two can be found here and here.
It’s mere coincidence that I’m posting this review on the same day that the second season of the TV series begins. So let’s get started.
July 11th, 2015
I’ve done a couple of reviews about Thanos here, plus several about Hulk, so when this mini-series came along putting the two of them together, I figured what the heck, I had to take a look at it. I’m a bigger fan of Hulk than Thanos, but how bad can it be when Hulk smashes?
Well, I will tell you right off the bat that this series is severely misnamed because even though Thanos and Hulk do fight, to a certain degree, Thanos doesn’t even appear in half of the issues. I guess that doesn’t change whether it’s a good read or not, it’s just very misleading. So here’s my look at Thanos vs. Hulk.
July 9th, 2015
Oh look, another comic book series! There were a lot of them this year and most of them were pretty decent. iZombie is one that I really had no attachment to one way or the other, I knew about the comic but I had never really read it and, of course, zombies aren’t my monster of choice, but I started watching it and I’m glad I did. It’s not really a straight monster show, where the zombies are the bad guys and the humans are dispatching shambling hordes of brain-eating dead left and right. In fact, this show reminds me of the very good and completely underrated zombie movie Warm Bodies in a lot of ways. So let’s grab ourselves a bag of brain-flavored popcorn and get into the first 13-episode season of iZombie.
July 7th, 2015
This is just a minor gripe that I just have to get off my chest. I’m on a couple of woodworking forums and most of them have a place to sell unwanted tools. Even though I’m not in the market for anything, I still look, just in case, plus it’s fun to see what other people have. The majority of the time, the tools are somewhere back east and for local pickup only, I’ve rarely seen anything on the west coast and never in my own backyard, even if there was something that I wanted. Sometimes, the pictures of the tools are nice, but a lot of the time, the tools look just horrible, dirty, dusty, covered in sawdust, etc. Don’t these people own a brush? I mean seriously, they went to the trouble of taking a picture, don’t they want to make it look as good as they can?
July 5th, 2015
With the premiere of the second season of The Strain coming up, I knew I had to get to this book sooner rather than later. I also learned my lesson last year by having gone through three different versions of the same story; the original Strain novel, the comic adaptation and the TV version and really getting burned out on the whole thing by the end. This time, I read the comic adaptation for The Fall last year and don’t remember any of the fine details so I can get through the novel now and be ready for the TV series to come back on July 12. What could go wrong, right?
So let’s jump into the world of strigoi and Ukrainian exterminators once again as I look at the second book in del Toro and Hogan’s trilogy, The Fall.
July 4th, 2015
A while back, Marvel had one of their never-ending Deadpool mini-series called Night of the Living Deadpool, a take-off on the zombie genre and it was apparently popular enough to earn a sequel. This time out, it’s more of Deadpool meets The Walking Dead, but with a twist that really kind of makes sense in retrospect. This time, not only do we have zombies, we have hordes of Deadpools seeking to enlarge their ranks by forcing the zombies to eat them, thus becoming even more Deadpools. Can Wade Wilson and his companion survive and lead the human survivors to the promised Deadpool-free land? Let’s find out as I take a look at Return of the Living Deadpool.
July 2nd, 2015
I had no idea this was even out there until I stumbled across it a week or so after Yahoo dropped the entire season. It isn’t something I’d even bother with, except it stars Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu from Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame and that was enough for me to give it a look. The first season consists of 8 half-hour episodes about a spaceship trapped in an alternate dimension. Is it good? Let’s look at Other Space then.