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

Comic Review: Zoo: the Graphic Novel

October 31st, 2015

I had noted in my review of the Zoo TV series that there was very little similarity between the book and the show, at least according to my wife who had read it, but I had the Zoo Graphic Novel laying around and figured, what the heck, While I had no interest in the book, but I could get the feel of the book from the comic, so that’s what I did.

And no, there is virtually no similarity between the TV series and the graphic novel either.

But this is a review of the graphic novel, not the TV series, I did that already, so let’s take a look at Zoo: The Graphic Novel and see what we can take a bite out of.

TV Thursday: Zoo Season One (2015)

October 29th, 2015

My wife wanted to take a look at this series, having known the story and wanting to see how it translated to television. It had already gotten a comic adaptation which has nothing whatsoever to do with this series, but hey, we love animals, might as well take a look, right?

Um… not so much.  So let’s go right down the rabbit hole, even if the rabbit wants to kill you, and see how CBS’ 13-episode first season of Zoo came out.

Keep Your Receipts Folks

October 27th, 2015

Over on a woodworking forum, someone came along and started bitching about Home Depot giving him some crap about the huge number of returns that he did without receipts, he even had to appeal to a district manager to get his store credit and he was mad and wanted everyone to know.

Well pal, why didn’t you have your receipts?  It’s your responsibility to keep them if you’re going to do any returns, and he clearly bought things with the clear intention to return them, he’s the one who is failing here and doesn’t seem to care. So I pointed that out to him.  Nicely.  He came back at me.  Not nicely. And here we go again.

Book Review: Cobra Outlaw (2015)

October 25th, 2015

After finishing the first book in the Manticore Ascending series, I suddenly realized I hadn’t read the latest book in Timothy Zahn’s Cobra Rebellion trilogy and so, after a couple of other books in the middle, I get to book 2 in the trilogy.

Cobra Outlaw is the second book in the Cobra Rebellion trilogy by Timothy Zahn.  I’ve been reading this series, or series of series, since it first started back in 1985.  It tells the extended story of Cobras, technologically enhanced warriors operating in a fringe area of human settlement, far from the center of human civilization.  They defend against invasion from aliens as well as against the dangerous animals that inhabit their worlds, but now, something new has come to call and it may be the most dangerous of all…

Comics Review: Superior Iron Man #1-9 (2014)

October 24th, 2015

Superior Iron Man #1 CoverOne good thing about Secret Wars is that all of the comics that I’ve had sitting around, hoping that one day I’d have time to review… I can now review because most of them are ending.  In September or October, which is a couple of months from when I’m writing this, but probably about when I’m posting it, 60 or so “all-new, all-different” titles will launch and it’ll be back to the races.  But for now, I get to talk about the entire run of Superior Iron Man, with Tony Stark being a complete dick.  Is dick Tony Stark worth reading or can you not imagine Tony Stark being even more of a dick?

TV Thursday: Scream Season One (2015)

October 22nd, 2015

There are so many series that are ending right now, with only one slot per week, it will take nearly 2 months for this review to post.  I picked up Scream one week when we had very little to watch and, what the heck, I liked the self-aware spoof-nature of the original film series, at least the first couple of films, so what the heck?  But is Scream: The Series as good as  the original Scream: The Movie? Or can we not count on lightning to strike twice anywhere remotely close together?

Find out as I take a look at the first 10-episode season of Scream: The Series.

Audio Books Don’t Impress

October 20th, 2015

I get a lot of people pushing audio books and frankly, I just can’t get into them.  There are a lot of reasons, but the biggest is that they are a completely inefficient use of my time, they actually slow my reading process down dramatically and I can’t see anything that I’d get out of them.

I’ll go into my reasons below, but are you an advocate of audio books?  Why? What is it that you get out of the process that makes you favor them more than traditional (or electronic) books?  I really don’t get it.

Book Review: Redshirts (2012)

October 18th, 2015

I’ve been reading a ton of John Scalzi lately, as anyone who has been watching my book reviews knows.  Scalzi is a huge fanboy and I don’t say that as though it is a  bad thing, he and I share a lot of similar interests and when he takes a well-loved fannish concept and runs with it, the results are almost always fantastic.

This time out, he remembers the old Star Trek concept of the “redshirt”, expendable crew members whose only purpose was to die a horrible death before the first commercial break on the original Star Trek series.  But what happens if those “redshirts” aren’t as expendable as we think?  Let’s find out.

Comic Review: Spider-Man & the X-Men #1-6

October 17th, 2015

After the end of Wolverine & the X-Men, which I reviewed the end of recently, someone needs to fill the void and who better than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?  He’s sent on a special mission by Wolverine, before Wolverine died, to root out a traitor in the midst of the worst class at the Jean Grey school by teaching them how to be responsible.  With great power and all that.

But can he succeed?  Can he survive?  Because someone at the X-mansion is gunning for Spidey… no, pretty much everyone at the X-mansion is gunning for Spidey, who is going to get him first?

Here goes my review of the 6-issue series, Spider-Man & the X-Men.

New Puppy Time!

October 16th, 2015

Puppy Day One 01On the day we had to put our last dog down, one of my daughter’s friends dog had puppies.  That was about 6 weeks ago and now, one of those puppies has come home, a little early, but fully weaned and ready to go.

She’s the size of your hand, literally about 8 inches long, super loving and we’re thinking about calling her Caramel.  Of course, the cats are freaked out and the dogs couldn’t care less. This picture was taken right after she got her first bath and ate her first meal and at the moment, she’s exploring the house.  It’s been a very long time since we’ve had a tiny puppy in the house, probably at least 15 years, and probably never this small.  It ought to be fun.

Cephus' Corner

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