Stuff went Boom – Big Week in Comics

Stuff went Boom – Big Week in Comics

  It’s been a hell of a week for comics, man.   Comic books sale numbers for August came out, and DC is freaking killing it with all of their titles since Rebirth.  Not only that, but comic sales in general are at levels that haven’t been seen since the bubble burst back in the 90’s. GHOST RIDER Agents of SHIELD returned to television this past Tuesday, with the much hyped Ghost Rider debuting in the first episode.   And…

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Would You Like To Play A Game? : The Tomorrow Children

Would You Like To Play A Game? : The Tomorrow Children

For years, I managed to avoid the sand box games like Minecraft, with their blocky worlds to explore and build.   But when I got an email in my inbox about early access to The Tomorrow Children, I was intrigued.  Like a lot of people growing up in the 80’s, I’ve got a certain obsession with the so-called evil empire of the Soviet Union.  One of my earliest RPGs was this Red Dawn-esque game called Price of Freedom, where the…

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Nothing to see here, folks

Nothing to see here, folks

Hey all, just wanted to drop a quick note that we won’t have any posts this week, because of freaking Dragoncon prep!!   The wife is planning and packing, booze has been acquired (I’m a cider fan myself discovered a really cool local brew store with a ton of new ciders, including stuff on top, but that’s a post unto itself), got my Ghost Rider costume packed up, and now we just have to manage to get everything in the…

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ROM #2 – The Review

ROM #2 – The Review

So I’ve been slacking lately when it comes to reporting on comics..and it’s not because I haven’t been reading…heck, if anything I’ve been reading too much!   But it’s hard to find time to really do more than just rattle off a bunch of titles, so I’ve been lazy on my weekly pull list posts.    But there was no way I was going to let a new issue of ROM come out without sparing a few words.  Consider this…

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Pull List – 8-10-16

Pull List – 8-10-16

Hey hey, only one day late! Man, my comic book stack keeps getting bigger every week it feels like, lots of new stuff coming out, along with a stream of Rebirth #1’s that just don’t seem to ever quit. This week, I’ve narrowed it down to talking about my top 5 books from the pull.    DC took 3 slots, Dark Horse snagged another, leaving Marvel with just 1.   (To be fair, Marvel Unlimited has really put a cramp…

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Geek Fitness: runDisney Dark Side Challenge Registration!

Geek Fitness: runDisney Dark Side Challenge Registration!

Been a little while folks, sorry for the radio silence!    With goblin child starting preK this week, still working on renovating the Nerd Lair, and everything else going on, it’s been super busy. Today is the day I commit to the Dark Side!  The runDisney Dark Side Challenge that is!    Last year was the inaugural Star Wars race events at Walt Disney World down in Orlando, Florida.  They’ve been doing Marvel and Star Wars themed races on the…

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Review: IDW’s ROM #1

Review: IDW’s ROM #1

ROM #1 Plot and Script – Christos Gage & Chris Ryall Pencils and Colors – David Messina Inks – Michele Pasta Letters – Shawn Lee Publisher – Ted Adams Okay folks, moment of truth after a long time waiting for this series to start.   We got a taste with FCBD #0 in May (which this issue reprints and includes at the beginning in case you missed it).  You may have read my earlier post about ROM, greatest of the…

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Pull List – 7-20-16

Pull List – 7-20-16

So it’s the week of SDCC, where news and wonders galore will be coming to light in the upcoming days.    Back on the home front, it’s new comic book day! Actually going to be honest, nothing really jumped out of the stacks for me this week.  ROM was delayed until next week, so that kind of curbed my enthusiasm.   That said, there were lots of solid books that came out, so let’s touch on some of the highlights….

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Shiny Baubles: Marvel Tsum Tsum

Shiny Baubles: Marvel Tsum Tsum

So I saw these new Marvel Tsum Tsum toys today.  I knew they were coming, along with tsum tsum variant covers and all that, but I had no interest in them until I found out there was a Ghost Rider tsum tsum.  Then I had to go and pick up a few packs..for my kid, of course….  

Screentime: Stranger Things

Screentime: Stranger Things

“Nostalgia is death.” – Bob Dylan Chapter 1 – The Sick Day It was the perfect storm.  I was out sick from work, with only enough energy to whine and work the television remote.  Netflix had just released it’s new 8 part original series, Stranger Things, the weekend before.   I settled in on the couch with my trusty blanket and hit play on the first episode.  I didn’t intend on watching the entire run, but like eating the whole carton…

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