Need to type something that isn’t NaNo or work related. Here are some super brief thoughts about things I’ve read (thanks, DCBS!) or watched (thanks, reassuring cathode tube glow of television!) lately:
Dork #11 – How often can you go four years between issues, and still say it was totally worth the wait? Very funny stuff, and a very thick read for your comic book dollar.
Irredeemable Ant-Man #1 – I get that he’s supposed to be unlikable, but shouldn’t he be interesting, too? Glad I got this one on a DCBS deep discount, though I still feel like I overpaid.
Marvel Team-Up #25 – Rushed ending to tie up the loose ends of the series. Better than the end of the Freedom Ring story, though not by much. When I look back on this book, I think I’ll pretend it ended with the League of Losers story, which is the last time it was good.
E-Man Recharged – Brilliant reintroduction to the character from the original creators that manages to bring newbies up to speed and still be a good story to boot. Makes me want to go find more issues of the original Charlton run (I have one somewhere, I think), so mission accomplished, Digital Webbing!
Lone Ranger #2 – Still interesting, but PAINFULLY written for the trade. At this rate, it’ll be issue 25 before we ever see Silver.
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion – Very apt title; you don’t have to read the stories here to enjoy the original Life of Scrooge story, but it certainly enhances your enjoyment if you have. The reverse is true, too – reading the first book will help you enjoy this one, but you can come into it cold and still be entertained. Don Rosa is a genius. There, I said it. Also, “The Prisoner of White Agony Creek” is now one of my very favorite comic stories ever.
Nextwave: Agents of HATE #9 – Either Warren Ellis has a friendly rivalry going with Mark Millar, or else he’s really missed at the guy for what he did to The Authority. Anyway, yeah, typically brilliant stuff here. Plus, Not Brand Ecch is brought into continuity, sort of, and that’s all kinds of fun.
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #20 – Saturday morning on paper: Spidey and Hawkeye vs. Frankenstein. ‘Nuff said.
Agents of Atlas #2 – Was going to wait for the trade, but it’s much too fun to read monthly. Will be catching up ASAP.
The Amazing Race – At first, I was disturbed by David and Mary’s horrifying teeth, but now I’m completely rooting for them. It’s nice to see a team who’s so clearly benefiting from the situation (and not just financially), continue to somehow avoid Philimination. I also have to admit that I really enjoy the Blondes, too (and not just for the obvious reason, although, yeah, that’s a factor, too). The “hot” team is usually so bitchy, but these two are really a lot of fun, and, I suspect, really that happy most of the time.
Doctor Who – “The Girl in the Fireplace” may well be my favorite Who episode ever. Such brilliant writing, such stellar performances from the whole cast. So anything that followed that would have a lot to live up to, anyway, but honestly, that Cybermen two-parter? Snoresville. I usually love Cybermen stories, too – they’re my favorite of the show’s “monsters” – but this one really didn’t work for me. I suspect it’s because they tried to shoehorn them into a parallel universe story, rather than do a straight-out Cybermen story. Also, this was, yet again, All About Rose, which frankly, I’m getting a little tired of.
Grey’s Anatomy – Don’t usually watch this, but I caught it with
Heroes – Hiro gets a sword. Hee!