Hi, everyone! I know posts have been scarce lately and I am sorry about that but life is really just crazy at the moment. Even though this is a bit late, I wanted to post my recap of L.A. Comic Con (formerly Comikaze). Comikaze is a comics and pop culture event that takes place every year around Halloween. The con continues to grow each year with more exciting programming and special guests. This was my third year attending and I had a really great time. Below is a brief recap of what I saw and did during Comikaze 2016. The first “panel”… Read more »
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Hello, dear readers! Well it’s been a couple of weeks since the insanity that is Comic-Con. I feel like it was all kind of a dream still but I am slowly getting back into real life. I had a really good con this year. It was another laid back year for me. I definitely had some panels and signings I wanted to get to but nothing I would be heartbroken about if missed. This year I focused on a lot of bookish and comics related panels with a few TV panels thrown in. I didn’t get to any of the… Read more »
The first trailer for AMC’s Preacher premiered last week. The show is based on a popular comic book series from the 90’s. I was a really big fan of the series as a teen and was excited to hear that someone was actually going to try to adapt it for television. It’s really hard to describe this series but it’s about a Texas preacher, Jesse Custer, who becomes joined with Genesis, a being who is the result between a demon and an angel. Through Genesis, Custer gains powers that basically allow him to make people do whatever he wants. He goes on a journey to find God, who has left Heaven, to hold him accountable for his actions. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. It all sounds a bit crazy, and it is, but in an awesome way.
DC rebooted the Batgirl franchise not too long ago with their New 52 rollout. The run, written by Gail Simone, was an intimate look at Barbara Gordon and her recovery after having been wheelchair bound for years. It dealt with both her mental and physical recovery and was applauded by many as an honest portrayal of PTSD. As you can imagine, the tone and topics of the book were quite dark and DC recently decided to reboot the franchise yet again with a new writing and artist team, hoping to give Batgirl a younger, hipper vibe.
Ahhh! The new trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones just dropped and man, it looks good. Netflix has been killing it lately and if the trailer is any indication, they are going to continue that streak with Jessica Jones. If you didn’t know, the show is based off the comic book Alias, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Michael Gaydos (with covers by one of my all-time favorite artist David Mack. It’s the story of a former costumed superhero turned private investigator. As you can see from the trailer, there are things in Jessica’s past that don’t want to stay… Read more »
Children are disappearing from Gotham and people are whispering that it’s the ghost of woman haunted by her children’s deaths. Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) doesn’t know who’s taking the children, but she is on a mission to find them and bring them back to their families. Along the way she must deal with a secret government agency who wants to unmask her, a recruitment offer from Batman, training her young cousin (aka Flamebird) on the finer points of being a vigilante, and dating a police officer who doesn’t know that she dons a mask at night.
Last night I attended a really cool event at my local library. I follow artist/writer/publisher Jim Lee on Facebook and he posted about an event that he and DC Comics co-publisher Dan Didio would be attending on Wednesday and, lo and behold, it was at Buena Vista Library in Burbank, which is my local library. I wasn’t really sure what to expect at the event. The description of the event was pretty vague but as a longtime fan of Lee’s, I knew that it was an event that I could not miss. I arrived at the library about 30 minutes before… Read more »
Everyone’s favorite homicidal sidekick is back! This time, Harley Quinn, the former love interest of The Joker has her own series. Down on her luck, Harley finds out that she has inherited a building on Coney Island along with its eclectic tenants. While the building is free, property taxes require Harley to get a day job as a therapist where she helps her patients to the best of her (unorthodox) abilities.
Hi, everyone. It’s a little crazy to me that Comic-Con is over already. I feel like I anticipate it for most of the year and it’s so strange that it’s over. This is going to be a long recap post. Sorry, but it was a very busy 4 days. This year’s con was pretty relaxed (relatively speaking). There weren’t any signings I had to do or panels I would be heartbroken if I didn’t get in. I had a loose schedule and really just played everything by ear. I only made it into Hall H once this year. I am so not… Read more »
Hi, guys! Wow this post is abysmally late. April is what my friends like to call the start of “book season,” which means that there are a plethora or fantastic book events lined up back to back. This year was especially crazy and I pretty much had a book type event every weekend. I meant to put up all of my event recaps and posts much earlier but it’s been weeks and I have only just now found the time to do it. I also was struck down with a bout of food poisoning last week and was pretty useless… Read more »