Monday, March 30, 2009

Quick Notes!

My "get in shape" contest ends Thursday so I am in a super panic. This means yet another week of crappy blogging. Go figure.

In other news, I will be attempting to blog photos from ECCC this weekend. We shall see how that goes. I have a loved one who is very ill and only the good lord can predict the outcome there, so I may be there instead of ECCC. It is a long story, and one I have been keeping quiet, so bear with me. My hubby will for sure be attending, so head over to the Hero Initiative booth where Jim will be helping our buddy Brian. Buy something or at least say "hi".

Tomorrow I hope to be back with the list of this week's new comics. In the meantime, take care!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Comics for March 25

Holy Crap! It is new comic book day and I am just now posting about my comics for the week. What a slacker. LOL. Actually, once again work and family are taking priority over blogging, so my track record still sucks. Someday I hope to get my stress levels back to normal and get the blog back on a normal schedule. There are days I want to blog about something, but by the time I get home it is after 8 p.m. and I have to dash around and get stuff ready for the next day. My life is insane right now.

I have two new comics for this week, so I am pretty excited! They are:

Wonder Woman #30

Incredible Hercules #127 (pictured)

I am really excited about both of them! I also found out that my DCBS order shipped today, so that was icing on the cake. I will see the last month's books next Tuesday.

Comics I would get if I wasn't on such a tight budget are:

Justice League Of America #31- for mostly sentimental reasons.

Oracle #1 (of 3) - which I may still pick up off the rack.

Top 10 Special #1

Darkness #76- on the fence about this one.

Captain America #48- which I hope to afford again someday.

Daredevil #117- ditto.

On a side note, Jim is going for sure to be at the Emerald City Comicon next weekend. We are helping our friend Brian at the Hero Initiative booth, so please be sure to stop by and help out by purchasing some cool stuff. My presence there is up in the air because of family health concerns. I will keep you posted.

Have a wonderful evening! I hope to get a chance to tell you about my take on the new DVD release- Punisher War Zone. Awesome stuff!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Random Thoughts and Musings

What a sad day. The amazing actress Natasha Richardson has passed away. Her skills in acting always amazed me, particularly in Nell, with her husband Liam Neeson, and in the remake of The Parent Trap, as odd as that may seem. She was also stunningly real in the movie Patty Hearst. My heart goes out to her husband and two sons. What an awful thing. She was just 45 and died after a skiing accident. Horrible.

I have had loved ones that are ill lately, and it has been tough, but losing a healthy person suddenly is the worst. The fact that Richardson leaves two teenage boys makes it even sadder. As a member of the Redgrave/Richardson movie dynasty, her absence will be felt onscreen and more importantly, off.

On that note, I will take my leave. I was going to talk about other things, but I just don't feel like it now. Take care!

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Comics for March 18

Tomorrow is Saint Patricks Day, so an early "woo hoo" to all you Irish types (and big drinkers) out there. I have my green shirt in my bag so that I don't have to deal with the pretense of being completely inappropriately pinched at work. LOL. What about you?

I am quite excited as I have a new comic on Wednesday. It is Wolverine #71, which is either the next to last or last part of the "Old Man Wolverine" storyline. The cover is very cool, so enjoy.

I would also like to pick up the following if money permits down the road.

Green Lantern Corps #33

Witchblade #125

Ultimatum #3 (of 5)

What about you? Anything really fun out there that I am missing?

I know it has been quiet around here, and I apologise. I hope that in the next month I can bring my stress and my life back to a more manageable level. I miss keeping up here, and it has been torture to have to let this slide.

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Random Thoughts and Musings

I just read at Newsarama that The Boys: Herogasm will be starting in May. This should be good fun for fans of the core book. Aping the crossovers of the 1990's, Herogasm will show what occurs during and after big team ups of the Voight teams. I am looking forward to this and plan to hold a spot in my comic book pull list for it.

One thing I appreciate about the "Boys" saga is that I already know it is 60 issues and will have some random mini-series. As a reader, it helps me plan a little better financially, and tricks me into buying everything as I already know the series is finite. Anyone else planning to pick this up?

We haven't been to see Watchmen yet. I have been tired from running around working and working out, so we will probably wait another week. Part of my friends that have seen the movie report being disturbed by the naked blue guy. LOL. It is funny to me, as someone who has read the series many times, to hear about the movie from someone that has never done so. I can't tell if it is going to taint my perspective or not.

The fangirls are looking for new blood to run the site. I have to just stop here and remember trying to volunteer when the site first opened. I think that the folks that ran it then were looking for new ground and didn't need help. Now when the site is up for grabs, I just don't have time and interest. Ironic, huh? Much luck to the new team, whoever they may be.

I bought season two of Heroes on DVD. Borders had a 40% off coupon, so I decided to spend a tiny bit of tax refund and get both it and season two of The Tudors on DVD. I tried to pick up season one, and it was not there.

Hero Initiative outreach commercial here. I wholeheatedly support Hero Initiative, and think Jim McLauchlin has done a wonderful job running the show.

I hope you have a wonderful evening! I am tired from weeks of running so I plan to take more naps and sleep!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

(NO) New Comics for March 11

It finally happened. I have no new comics this week. Strange. Another first is that Jim actually has more titles in a week then me with his two books- Green Lantern Corps and Far West.


I never thought I would go a week with no books, but here I am. In the spirit of picking up a title, if I was to get one it would be:

Top Ten #4 (of 4)- pictured

I have the first three issues, and had cut this off my list due to finances. If I get the chance, I would like to pick this up and finish the mini-series.

Other books I would have picked up are:

Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1 (of 3)

Fables #82- which may come back on my pull list soon

Punisher Max #68

No wonder I feel so disconnected from comics right now. My cutbacks are severe and have really taken effect in a major way. I don't know how I feel about this.

What are you getting?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Wonder Woman DVD... Random Comments

I just got done watching the new animated Wonder Woman DVD adventure. I have been so excited to watch it for so long, that my anxiety and expectation was very high. Here are some random comments without major spoilers.

1. The story veers from continuity but it really didn't bother me. Why is that? I guess it is because the tale being told was well done.

2. The animation was gorgeous. I was in heaven watching it on my television.

3. The guest voices did a great job. I really bought Kerri Russell as Diana, and I dug the fact that Rosario Dawson pitched in to bring Artemis to life.

4. Ares was a good choice for villain. I hope for a new adventure next year that will feature Cheetah or Dr. Psycho.

5. I didn't realize that it was rated PG-13 until I brought it home. That was good for me, but bad for my 4 year old niece.

Those are my first impressions of the DVD. I look forward to viewing it again soon. What did you think?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Already Missing Comic Foundry

Last night I got home to an unexpected treat- the final issue of Comic Foundry. It came with my DCBS order, and that made my night. I have really enjoyed this magazine and am sad that this was the last issue. Comic Foundry combines independent goodness with the big names, and manages to keep from being gratuitous on the T&A art. (It felt good to say gratuitous after such a long dry spell!)

As someone who gave up Wizard a long time ago, I found Comic Foundry to be a breath of fresh air. I appreciated the insights into creators that would never have found a voice in Wizard. I also liked the helpful hints and opinion pieces. This magazine was never afraid to tell it like it is, and the great thing about it being in print was that it wasn't tainted with internet comments that tended to ruin a great deal of my enjoyment here in the web zone.

It is my fondest wish that someday Comic Foundry comes back. I already miss it, and it wasn't around that long. The magazine fills a void for the more mature reader in me. I never felt like there was excessive fluff, and I never felt pandered to. This was the real thing.

Thanks for the quality entertainment, and come back soon!

Monday, March 02, 2009

New Comics for March 4

Holy Crap- it is March! This year is going even faster than the last! I don't know what to think, other than to realize that as I get older, time gets out of hand. Before I know it, my nephew will be 16- it is in October, so it will be no time before I am in the passenger's seat with him.

I am pretty excited- I have two comics this week! Woo hoo! They are:

Secret Six #7- cover pictured

Boys #28

Those are two favorites of mine, so waiting until the end of the month for my shipment will be tough. At least I know I will be getting them, so that is good news.

If I had a bigger budget I would possibly add a few more titles. They are:

Black Panther #2- yes I am sucked in and want to know who the female BP is.

Daredevil #116- cuz Brubaker rules!

Surprisingly, that is it. Jim and I went to our local shop this weekend and I did pick up the final issue of She-Hulk. Sob. Mope. It was fun to get something "off the rack" without spending every last penny. I was happy to have a positive buying experience!

Tomorrow is the release of the Wonder Woman DVD, as I was babbling about in the earlier post. I am so excited! I have been saving my money, and will be able to pick it up. Do you know if any of the national chains are having any sales? Just curious.

Have a wonderful evening! I am off to get some dinner and relax before the merry go round starts up again.