Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quick Reviews - 8/25/2010

How hard is it to read and enjoy comics while having a randomly screaming 2 week old baby around? Quite. Our daughter, Victoria Charlotte, has arrived finally and our lives have been changed. Mostly for the better, but some things take some getting used to. Although, it does take me much longer to actually read my comics now so I feel like I'm getting much more entertainment for my dollar.  Here she is with her picks for the best books of last week which I never got around to writing reviews for :

But here are some quick thoughts on books for this week. Click below for more.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

International Read Comics in Public Day

Hey Everyone,

In case you hadn't heard, today is National Read Comics in Public Day!  So grab an issue or two of your favorite book and head out into the world to spread the news that comic books are awesome.  Here are some pics of me and my daughter enjoying the day while my wife shopped at a local farmer's market.

If you would like to participate, the rules are simple :

1.  Grab an issue or more of your favorite comic book

2.  Go out to a public place, sit down and begin reading

That's about it :-) If you would like more information, check out the following sites :

International Read Comics in Public Official Website

Read Comics in Public Flickr Group

Women Reading Comics in Public Blog

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My recent experience with

As an action figure hunter and collector I appreciate it when companies like Mattel offer exclusives that you can usually only get at big conventions, especially cons like San Diego Comic Con that I can’t get to.

This year, one of Mattel’s many SDCC exclusives was a Plastic Man figure from the DC Universe Classics line that I collect. The figure comes with a bunch of cool accessories, but if you bought it at SDCC you get an extra suitcase accessory that I can honestly live without. So Mattel announces that they’ll be selling the figure (sans suitcase) on their website on August 2 at Noon Eastern (11 for me) and as usual, the website causes frustration and problems for collectors. Click below for my experience:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lack of Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates lately.  We are less than two weeks from my wife's due date and there is much more to do around the house than read comics and give my two cents :-)  Regular reviews and features will return shortly as soon as things get a little more on track, and don't be surprised to see a lot of late night posts while I'm up with the new she-geek that we are creating.

Thanks for reading!

- Jason