So after some work travel, a weekend away, late nights, etc. I’m back to the blog. I know, you all missed me so. Actually, traffic has shot up like crazy from the odd 2-3 hits a day to hundreds. Now before I go and get too excited it’s all being driven by Kirstie Alley searches. Maybe she’s become popular again… who knows?
So I’m going to start in comics. There’s a shitload going on in comics. Where to begin?
Let’s begin with the mother of all comic book movies, The Dark Knight. Beyond smashing box office records and drawing repeat viewers and people who typically prefer Sandra Bullock movies, this movie is getting fantastic reviews. I have not seen the movie yet, but here are the words of a few who have:
Ok, continuing in comics, a lot of quality books have come out in the last two weeks as well. Once again, Captain America is the highlight of my haul. Issue #40 has got me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what the hell is going to happen. This book continues to be one of the best written and drawn comics out today. Check out LOTRKing’s review. He also reviews Astonishing X-Men #25. So far, I’m a little unimpressed with it, but I think that’s in large part due to the great run Joss Whedon had on the Astonishing X-Men.
- Also, the AVClub released its Comics Panel.
- Check out an interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
- And check out the New York Times writing about the creator of Invincible.
Whew, moving on to music. I found a few cool reviews and articles this week, including:
Sub Pop records turned 20 years old while I was away. A few people have written about it, including Cinematically Correct, and Electric LustElectricity & Lust’s Tumblr site.
- Also in music, the AVClub reviews Nine Inch Nails new album The Slip. I downloaded it a while back for free.
- I also have attempted my own version of the best albums of each year since my birth. Not an easy task (especially for the lean years of the 1980s).
In literature and books and the such, One Story Magazine dominates this week…
- The editor points out how newspapers are cutting their noses off in spite of their face as they try to stay relevant. The latest cuts? book reviews.
- Issue 106 Safe Passage has arrived in my mail box and landed on my to read list.
Finally, in movies, I have to point to Electricity & Lust’s movies since their birth. I don’t think I’ll try it myself, but I think they have a pretty good list. They also give us a little commentary on The Wackness a movie that intrigues me for some reason.
You might be wondering why I have a picture of ROM in this post… Well, I heard they’re making a Tron 2 and it led me to wonder why there is no ROM movie?? Ok, that’s all for now. Back to my lazy, lazy Sunday.