Saturday, November 24, 2012

Random Thoughts #20

Wow...this segment has been coming monthly for a long time...That's certainly better than most comic book series (Yes, I'm looking at you All-Star Batman!!!). Well, I'm in a hotel listening to some relatives talk about politics...I think it's time for a couple of random thoughts.

Grad School
Well, it's done. The paper topped out at about 3,700 words, 28 references, and three more gray hairs. Now, I'm in proofread mode. I gotta turn it in by tomorrow night, but I may turn it in tomorrow morning. instead. Here I am hoping and praying for at least a decent grade. After that, I have a group project and books to read.

....No comment.

"And now, a taste of things to come."
Yeah, I'm quoting Mortal Kombat. Well, it's time for something different and new. I don't know what yet, but it'll be something good. It could be something scifi. It could be music-related. It may even involve another group of mutants. The only difference about these guys is that they live in a sewer.

Well, I'm out. Peace and God Bless...and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Random Pics of the Month - November

Here are some random pics that should get one through the long holiday season...

Afterwards, the Ghostbusters made some Pumpkin Pie!

Neal Adams...WHAT HAPPENED???

Yeah, I made this. I got bored, okay?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Graphic Novels - Superman: Earth One Vol. 1

Well, in the midst of writing a 3000+ word paper, one must take a break. For some reason, I decided to write even more words to pass the time. Yeah, it’s crazy, I know. For the final post in Superman Month(s), I have decided to look at the somewhat controversial (?) graphic novel Superman: Earth One. I bought this book at a Borders’ store for 10 bucks, so you can tell that I really wanted this book. I thought about talking about it last year but decided to hold it off till now. Also, the second volume has FINALLY came out, so it's a good time to talk about this.

The Earth One line is kinda DC’s second attempt at rivaling Marvel’s Ultimate line. It takes the most popular heroes and updates their origins. Top talent, and I mean “Top!” is on these books. For the Batman book, it was Geoff Johns (aka the God of DC) and Gary Frank. For Superman, it is J. Michael Straczynscki (aka JMS) and Shane Davis. JMS is known for many things. From Babylon 5 and Thor to the walking Superman and the devil-dealing Spider-Man (not his decision by the way), JMS has done a lot of good and bad. I’ve seen Shane Davis on a few books and he’s pretty good. So with all of that in mind, let’s get to it.

Superman: Earth One
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Shane Davis