Sunday, January 13, 2008
Random Thoughts and Musings
Yesterday I finally saw the Captain America Omnibus Volume #1 and it was perfection. I wanted to buy it so bad that it hurt to walk away from it. I looked at it quite closely, and it is incredible. The specs are as follows:
"Collecting Eisner Award-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker's first 25 landmark issues of Captain America in one titanic tome, plus the Captain America 65th Anniversary Special and Winter Soldier: Winter Kills one-shots! This deluxe hardcover, fat-packed with extras, features the story that stunned readers worldwide and sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe: the death of Captain America! Also including the return of Cap's wartime partner, Bucky Barnes, as the Winter Soldier; the death and life of his greatest enemy, the Red Skull; and the emergences of a new threat, General Aleksander Lukin, the head of one of the most powerful corporations in the world! Collecting Captain America #1-25, Captain America 65th Anniversary Special and Winter Soldier: Winter Kills. "
The collection is 744 pages and weighs almost 5 pounds. It is substantial in every way possible. The only complaint I could think of is that it might irritate my carpel tunnel. Otherwise, this is just fantastic. Ed Brubaker's work on this series is a revelation. It is available online at several places, at Borders and other book sellers, or check with your local retailer and see if they can order it.
One last word on the Playboy "Wonder Woman" cover. I am amazed at the veritable chirping of crickets around here with regard to it. I was terrified that I would have folks with their pitchforks trying to argue with me. Instead, I got my friends Swinebread and Lisa, and was very comforted and at their intelligence and grace. Whew!
I am off to spend some more quality time with the hubby and then watch the season premiere of "Rock of Love 2". Maybe rocker Bret Michaels will have more luck this time around!! Have a wonderful evening!