Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Boughts and Thoughts - April 28th, 2010

Stupid brakes... spent my morning waiting for my brakes to get replaced, and spent a helluva lot more than I was anticipating on spending. Turns out my rear brakes were about to go to shits, so I had those replaced too. At least Midas through in a free oil change, and adjusted the parking brake for free. But still, it was over double what I was originally hoping to spend.

Anyways, here's what I got.

The Guild #2 - I'm still more into the parts of the book, where they are in the MMORPG, and the "real world" stuff was more of a bore. However, the ending did shake up everything.

New Avengers #64 - This is still not over? Now there's a "Finale" issue? I must have missed that in the solicits, or just flat out forgot about it. I just want this series to be over.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Boughts and Thoughts - April 21st, 2010

American Vampire #2 - Well, I gave this a shot, at the request of Scott Snyder (American Vampire creator), and it's not bad. I still don't know if I'll continue with it, at least in single issue format. The preview for I, Zombie has me really interested in that title.

The Brave and the Bold #33 - The cover caught my eye when it was solicited. Zatanna, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl (Barbara Gordon). Definitely had me curious about it, and already wanting to buy it. Having Cliff Chiang on artwork, did seal that deal. And after reading this issue, honestly, this book was just beautiful. Hands down, one of the best issues I have read in a very long time. Very emotional, very touching. Kudos to J. Michael Straczynski for writing this issue, and Kudos to Cliff Chiang for making you feel the emotions in this issue. I absolutely loved this issue.

DV8 #1 - I don't really know why I bought this. I don't know anything about DV8 in the past, but I just picked it up. It's not bad, but I doubt I'll continue.

Green Lantern #53 - Okay, I didn't really enjoy this issue. Kind of a boring follow up to Blackest Night.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Visions of an Icon: Wolverine - Auctions Round 3

Round 2 of the Visions of an Icon: Wolverine auctions ended on Sunday. I was unsuccessful at winning the ones I had budgeted for (Shane Heron & J. Bone/Darwyn Cooke)

As for my pick-ups so far, I have two.

Wolverine & Jean Grey by J. Korim (Neozoic)

Wolverine & Me (and several other Toronto Convention regulars) by Noel Tuazon (Tumor)

Round 3 has just been listed

This round features pieces by:

- Gibson Quarter (Futurequake #15)
- Eric Kim (Streta)
- Rebecca Kraatz (House of Sugar)
- Jim Su (Crozonia)
- Noel Tuazon 5 (Tumor)
- Francis Manapul (The Flash)
- Paul Limgenco
- Jay Stephens (The Secret Saturdays)
- Noel Tuazon 6 (Tumor)
- Nemanja Filipovic

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kick-Ass: The Movie

I've been quite excited about this movie, ever since I saw the bootleg clips from different comic conventions, of this movie. It just looked insanely fun, and would be such an enjoyable movie to watch.

I was a little curious to see how it would turn out, when it was originally announced that they will be making the movie, based off of the creator-owed project by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Well, after those bootleg clips, I was sold, and HAD to watch this movie.

Although slightly different from the comic, it made sense, with the little changes they made. We can't expect any comic book movie be 100% true to the source material, but as long as they don't completely fuck up the story (*cough* X-Men 3 *cough*), I'm good when they make the story work.

This movie was just an absolute joy to watch. This was purely an action-comedy movie. The theatre did burst into laughter several times throughout the movie. The violence was all there. Just a great movie to watch, even without reading the comic.

Before the movie, they played the MacGruber red band trailer. That's a movie I just got to watch, as well. Absolutely hilarious!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Boughts and Thoughts - April 14th, 2010

Brightest Day #0 - We see Deadman, now back to life, and traveling around to those that were resurrected at the end of Blackest Night, basically seeing what's to come in the bi-weekly series.

Chew #10 - And I'm done. Great series, but I'm losing interest.

The Flash #1 - Wasn't going to pass up on Francis Manapul's run on The Flash. The only disappoint thing about this, was that I did not receive a Flash Ring with my copy of this book. Not sure if my shop ordered them, or just flat out forgot. I surely did forget, as I was in search for variants of many of this week's books.

Kill Shakespeare #1 - I haven't read many Shakespeare plays, or seen many of the movies that were made of them (still liking the Baz Luhrmann directed William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet). However, I did enjoy those that I have read or watched. Then again, this series does combine a bunch of the plays of Shakespeare, and makes a whole different story, spinning out of them. Fun Stuff!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Boughts and Thoughts - April 7th, 2010

Kind of forgot to post this yesterday. Felt the need to try and beat the "Wetwork" Spec Ops mission in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, on Veteran. I was unsuccessful. Tried again today, but no dice. Making it to the end, where you breach the final room, but I keep dying either in the room, or just as I'm about to breach. Once done that, then it's on to beating "Snatch & Grab" on Veteran, then I'm done with Spec Ops.

Anyways, on to the post.

Invincible Returns #1 - Wanted the Darwyn Cooke cover, but forgot there was three covers. So when I asked for the variant, I was given the Erik Larsen variant. Let this be a lesson, be more specific. I haven't been keeping up to date with Invincible, but looks like another brutal battle is coming up.

Turf #1 - Gotta admit, this didn't seem all that interesting to me. Doubt I'll continue.

Visions of an Icon - Wolverine Auctions Are Up

At least the first 10. I just found out that they were up, so I figured I'd let those that didn't already know, they are up. Pieces that are up so far, are by:

Jeff Lemire
Kelly Tindall
Nick Postic
Noel Tuazon (x2)
Raff Ienco
Steve Rolston
Terry Pallot
Troy Little
J. Korim

I'm eying a few of those right now, but I'm off to work right now. Happy Bidding!