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Structuring the Website (March 7, 2019)

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Missing in Action

Looks like my missed posts are piling up (February 25th, March 4th, 5th, and 6th).  Exhaustion was the culprit for the 25th while a killer migraine on back-to-back days (5th and 6th) all but did me in.  As for the 4th, you know, at this point, I can’t recall.

Some Semblance of Structure (SSS)

Nice play of words there.  But I digress, if I am going to be posting for the rest of the year, I think i’ll need a theme-for-the-day to spice things up. Here is my proposed theme schedule–assuming there isn’t any movie, convention, or event review that will supersede it for that day.

Mondays – TBA
Tuesdays – Original Art Day (Traditional comic book art! Exciting!)
Wednesdays – Comics Day (Reviewing past or current books that have caught my interest.)
Thursdays – Collection Day (Focus on the things that have interested me through the years.)
Fridays – Item for the Week/Month (Pretty much examining the stuff that I decided to pull the trigger on. #NoSpend #AFail)
Saturdays – TBA
Sundays – Let It Fly Day (Post anything. That’s pretty much all I’ve got for now.)

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Review: Problems with the printing quality of Captain America #8 [Volume #9 |February 27, 2019] (March 3, 2019)

03/03/2019 Leave a comment
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Top: Captain America #8 (Volume #9 | Cover A | Alex Ross Cover) and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter (Volume #1 | Cover D | Matteo Scalera Cover) | Bottom: Paint transfer on the same Captain America cover.

Had some time this morning to sit down and read a couple of the books that I purchased yesterday: Captain America #8 and Simone Bianchi and Mark Millar’s Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1.

Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Volume #1 | 2019)

Now, I wasn’t immediately drawn to the name “Sharkey The Bounty Hunter” or its science fiction kid/parent dynamic premise but decided to give it a chance since I am a big fan of Mark Millar related properties…and I’m glad I did.   In addition, Italian artist Simone Bianchi’s art clearly stands out in more ways than one.

I know that last sentence is pretty vague but do ask me about it if ever we meet up in person.

It’s a fascinating story and I can’t wait for Issue #2. Read more…

An Open Letter to the People who have Emailed Me Recently (March 2, 2019)

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Dear Sender(s),

Greetings and I hope that this reaches you well.  I know that you have probably emailed me with the intention of conducting a survey, interview, or maybe even to discuss matters pertaining to your practicum or internship.

Now, I understand that it is the 21st century and electronic mail is an acceptable medium to convey your request.  However, simply sending a generic message (which, at times, I’ve also noticed is carbon copied to several of your other prospects) or–worse yet–a forwarded message with neither a subject line nor email body can be, well, quite unappealing.

Sender, always remember that when you send these kinds of requests to professionals, you are also trying to make a good first impression with the hope that it may lead to your desired request.  Sending emails in the manner that I have described earlier simply shows me that you think very little of my time–our time. Read more…

Review: The Unwritten: The Deluxe Edition Book One Hardcover (March 1, 2019)

03/01/2019 Leave a comment
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Lucked out with this one.

When I heard that this Deluxe Edition was part of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, my family and I just had to make a return trip to The World Trade Center to see if I could scope up a copy for myself.

This time around, the books were less organized (as compared to Day 1…and understandably so) but I managed to dig out a single copy.  Yep, just one.

Still no sign of  that Frank Quitely Graphic Ink book though.

The Unwritten

The first time I read Mike Carey (story) and Peter Gross (art) The Unwritten, I was drawn in immediately and couldn’t put it down.  The Deluxe Edition Book One is the story of Tom Taylor, a man who has spent almost his entire life under the shadow of his father’s creation: A Harry Pottersque character that was based on Tom called Tommy Taylor.

Years after his father–Wilson Taylor’s–mysterious disappearance, Tom is suddenly subjected to an inquisition that put his very existence into question.

The Unwritten: The Deluxe Edition Book One collects the first twelve issues of the series.