New Pull-List Additions for 2013

January 29th, 2013 by

Great Pacific

The first month of 2013 seems like  it has lasted an eternity already and it’s not even over yet. Between traveling for the holidays, dealing with two small children, getting stuck in the mid-west blizzard of 2012, work deadlines and school term papers, I haven’t had time to take a dump let alone time to write for the blog. But I’m one of those half full kinda guys. Every story has a silver lining. The silver lining of this story ends with a giganto stack of unread comics waiting for me to consume. It’s good to be back!

Signature Series: Peter David

January 16th, 2013 by

Peter David SigOn December 30th, prolific writer Peter A. David suffered a stroke. I had the fortunate opportunity to meet him at C2E2 2010.  I remember C2E2 2010 as being kinda cramped in the smaller Lakeside building of McCormick Place, but it was the first year and no one really knew what to expect.  I was a huge fan of Captain Marvel.  I loved the story but was really into the amazing colors by Chris Sotomayor.  When talking with Doug about getting some of my Captain Marvel issue signed by Sotomayor, I’ll never forget his reaction: “You know Peter David is just sitting right over there, right?” Coming from the Wizard World conventions where more well-known creators were only being hosted at publisher booths that required you to wait in long lines, I was kinda shocked at the wealth of talent in the Artist Alley portion of C2E2.

Peter David was incredibly personable and great to talk to.  He gave some behind the scenes stories of the Captain Marvel book.  You could tell as he was flipping through it and commenting on the art, that he was not only looking at the book as something he helped create but as a fan of the book or medium as a whole.

So as we wait patiently for news from his blog or his twitter on his recovery, allow me to share with you some of my favorite Peter David books.

Fatman on Batman

January 9th, 2013 by

Fatman On Batman

I was a casual fan of Kevin Smith in High School, but I think it was at the Chicago Comic-con (Wizard World Chicago) in 2001 when Scott and I sat through like 3 panels to get good seats (Scott has the tape… yeah tape… of that show somewhere) that I came to value his appreciation for the comics medium and its fans.  Kevin Smith has worn many hats throughout his 20 years since Clerks.  Writer, Director, Actor, Speaker, Twitter-er, and most recently Podcaster. One of the Podcasts that is most endearing is Fatman on Batman.

Marvel NOW!: Where have all the Editors gone?

January 2nd, 2013 by

Marvel NOW! Continuity FAILI’m doing my best to put my biased fanboy tendencies aside and read just about everything Marvel NOW! is putting out. I’ve come to the conclusion that either my brain is failing me, or Marvel has eliminated all their editors. Now I may just be an over-excited fickle fanboy who likes to complain about everything, but then again, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile. I pose this question to you… “Does Marvel NOW! lack continuity?”