Comics: Careful what you wait for…

One of the reasons I haven’t gone over to the ‘waiting for the trade’ game is because of my worry that the things I won’t like won’t get collected. I’m not talking about the big stuff which I know will be collected – as much as I enjoy Joss Whedon’s writing and the art of John Cassaday, there is no way in hell that Astonishing X-Men wasn’t going to be collected, which is how I purchased, and thoroughly enjoyed, the series. I’m talking about the stuff which you know in your bones has a slim chance. Something like Razor’s Edge: […]

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Social life equals no blog content

So, not much in the way of original posting today. I’ve had a busy social weekend where I was out enjoying the company of good friends and free films (which I’ll review shortly) and helping the Chinese celebrate their New Year by eating dim sum in London’s Chinatown, so no opportunity to read my comics haul, let alone review them. Instead, a few quick bits. 1. I hate Valentine’s day, as does my girlfriend (one of the many, many reasons I love her), so Bah, Humbug! to all you saps who fall for the stupid fabricated commercial sham that it […]

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He was able to narrow it down to 100?

Alan David Doane has long been an interesting and strong voice in the world of comic criticism on the internet at the Comic Book Galaxy. Thoughtful, passionate, a scholar and a gentleman, he has been putting his money where his mouth is by spending his own money on the site to promote excellence in comic books, for which he deserves nothing but respect. His latest expression of that can be found, in visual form, in ‘100 Things I Love About Comics‘. It is a delightful trawl through his comic book tastes, experiences and sensibilities, and should be the new meme […]

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Links, for the memory….

Joe Quesada’s reign at Newsarama continues, with him and Brian Michael Bendis having a seance with Hawkeye (other good stuff includes the interview with Tom Breevort, who is honest and intelligent, as well as the continuation of the interview with Bendis – for the best response, see the end of this Rampage post about it, and then see the blogosphere explode in the comments section[which no longer exists since Haloscan went kaput]). In bizarre news, Peter David comments in his usual intelligent manner about the Georgia comics retailer being prosecuted for handing out comics with extremely minor, non-pornographic nudity in […]

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Blog-2-Blog

In which I point out some interesting things I’ve read in the Comic Blogosphere recently, as I cannot provide you with all the content goodness your body needs: Tim has an excellent critique of Marvels, over at The Hurting, displaying his smart writing and insightful brain. He is the man responsible for the notorious Comic Remix at PopCultureShock, which are always interesting at the very least, shifting to very, very funny at their best. Talking of funny, David at Precocious Curmudgeon has an hilarious dig at New Avengers #3, out this week. I’m not reading the book, even though it’s Bendis, […]

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Journalist knows nothing – my inner geek sees red

There is a free newspaper in tube stations here in London called The Metro. If it wasn’t free, and didn’t publish a cryptic crossword I can complete, I probably wouldn’t get it. But old student habits are hard to break, so a free paper is part of my morning ritual. In it, they report on the Stan Lee/Marvel case. However, they refer to Stan as ‘the artist who created Spider-Man’ and ‘who also drew the Hulk and the X-Men’ (emphasis my own). I wish they put their items on the web so I could point you in their direction and […]

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Official Blogging Status Achieved

When I started this blog, only the other day, I was thinking about how I’d have to spend some time writing posts, developing a voice, putting up regular updates before I would have to move to the next stage of getting people to link to me and notice me. So, I was mightily surprised by this post from veteran blogger, TomTheDog, which links to my post about the Golden Globes, which was only my second post, and the fact that he’s added me to his links list already. When I get round to sorting out my links list, I’ll reciprocate. […]

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