Friday, October 9, 2009

Boston Comic-Con

Got a flier at my LCS the other day announcing the Boston Comic-Con. Info is as follows:

October 24 - 25
10am - 5pm
$10 admission
Back Bay Events Center

Special Guests:
Tim Sale
Bill Sienkiewicz
Herb Trimpe
Khoi Pham
Cliff Chiang
Geof Darrow

I am really, really hoping to get Herb Trimpe to sign my G.I. Joe #1. It'll be nice to get Darrow to sign my The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot.

XBox 360 Single Player Games

My wife bought me an XBox 360 for my birthday the other day. Awesome!

I've been playing games forever...since Quake 1. After that I played Quake 2 mostly Instagib.

Quake 3 didn't do much for me, so I skipped over to Unreal Tournament. I played that game for years, one of my all time favorites. Of course, the greatest game ever is Final Fantasy VII (no debate).

I'm enjoying the console so far, but the controller is going to take some getting used to, to say the least.

With that said, can anyone recommend some good single player games for the XBox 360?

More Toys

That Big Brown Truck came again!

This time he dropped off my favorite villain in the Marvel Universe: Bullseye. You can click on each pic for a larger version.

Here we see Bullseye contemplating his next target. Or, most likely obsessing on Daredevil or Hawkeye.

Here he sits under the glare of a spot-light. Too bad there's no Bullseye character in a robe from his short stay at the Hydra prison facility.

I don't know what it is about Bullseye that makes me like him so much, I'm not the kind of guy that roots for "The Bad Guy", but he's one of my all time favorites.

Obama Earns His Nobel

While busy distracting the American public with a manufactured "health care crisis", Obama earned himself a Nobel. Hot off the heels of cutting funding to a watchdog group that concentrates on human rights atrocities in Iran, the powers that be bestowed upon our Commander In Chief an honor of which Yasser Arafat would be proud.

Thanks to Muslims Against Sharia for the info. I would have posted this information from FOX News, but as we all know any news from them is fake and made up ::cough:: Dan Rather ::cough::.

Just as you were unable to find much coverage of the Van Jones story and the ACORN tapes in the Main Stream Media, I'm sure you won't be seeing Obama's latest disgusting move.

Though, you'll hear plenty of his Nobel award, I'm sure. He is, after all, our Savior.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Pride And Joy

Chew has got to be the hottest comic out right now.

I remember when issue #1 was out and I hadn't even heard about it. As I said earlier, if it says "Image" and it's a #1 it is an auto-buy for me. There was a single issue sitting on one of the lower shelves so I picked it up.

I haven't looked in a while, but first printings of issue #1 were going, at one point, anywhere between $60-$110.

Having it signed by both Layman and Guillory you would need to pry this issue out of my cold, dead hands. I'm taking this thing to the grave with me.

Yet Another Comics Blog: Monkey Covers

Yet Another Comics Blog: Monkey Covers

Those That Know How To Do It

I've been reading blogs for some time, usually never commenting or giving people "props" when they deserve them.

However, a blog I've read for a long time is Yet Another Comics Blog.

This guy knows how to write, and he know what books to write about.

Here's a link to his latest entry.

More Titles Added To My Pull-List

Absolution (2009)
Cable (2008)
Chew (2009)
Crossed (2008)
Dark Wolverine (2009)
Days Missing (2009)
Deadpool (2008)
Dellec (2009)
Haunt (2009) - This was so good!
North 40 (2009)
Under Ground (2009) - Decent, worth a continued look.
Rotten (2009)
The Walking Dead (2003)
X-Force (2008)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Coheed And Cambria Shoutcast

Today, and most likely all night I'll be playing Coheed and Cambria in honor of their newest comic, Kill Audio.

If you're interested in listening to some amazing music, here's the link:

It's perfect music for reading your new pick-ups today. These guys are geeks, and amazing musicians. Their lyrics heap tons of comic book hints and little tib-bits of goodies.

I would label them as a progressive band, but they have tons of songs that are approachable and accessible to the average, non-technical listener.

So join in, and leave any comments!

New Books Added To My Pull List

In my effort to rid my comic shopping of Joe Q. I've added a few more books to my weekly pull list.

Today's pick-ups were:

Absolution #2 - This book is great. No wishy-washy, touchy-feely costumed vigs here. Dusk does what needs to be done. And he feels good about it.

North 40 #4 - Last weeks issue was a little off the wall, but it's a great title none-the-less. We'll see what happens. Oh, and the artist, Fiona Staples, is a kick-ass artist with an ultra original style, really cool and really cute.

Crossed #7 - This story slowed a bit last two issues. But I'm a sucker for zombies and Avatar books. This is the finale of the current story arc, so I'm expecting lots of zombie attacks.

Deadpool #16 - One of the Marvel books I still enjoy.

Days Missing #2 - This book has such an intriguing, original concept I absolutely love it.

Cable #19 - Yes, it's got Joe Q. stain on it...but I don't think he has much input in this title. Cable is always a character that intrigued me and it's good to see him being handled pretty well, IMO, in this latest run.

Haunt #1 - Kirkman. Nuff said.