I wanted to review the new Mad Max comic this week but I have yet to see the film so I plan on seeing the film this weekend so I will throw it into next weeks reviews to catch up on it. With that out-of-the-way, let’s get on to the reviews for this week.
Convergence: Swamp Thing #2
DC Comics Writer Len Wein, Artist Kelly Jones, Colorist Michelle Madsen, Letterer Rob Leigh
Sadly the majority of Convergence books have been a real train wreck with lots of really bad books a handful of decent ones and only two that were some of the best written and drawn comics from DC in years. One was SHAZAM! and the other is Swamp Thing. Wein and Jones has simply delivered one of the best horror/supernatural/superhero comics at DC to come along in quite a long time. … Read More »
Photo Renard Garr
If you grew up in Los Angeles in the late 1970’s to 1980’s and were a movie fan I almost guarantee that you went to Hollywood Book and Poster at least once in your life and if you were like me made many special trips to the store when it was on Las Palmas Ave. Eric Caidin owner of the store passed away in Palms Springs on Monday doing what he loved best going to the movies at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival over the weekend. He apparently died from cardiac arrest after being rushed to the hospital.
Here was Eric’s biography over at IMDB:
Eric Caidin was a noted and much beloved member of the film fan community in Hollywood, California. In 1977 Eric opened the terrific memorabilia store the Hollywood Book and Poster Company, which sold everything from … Read More »
So today’s post is going to be a quick one because over the weekend I went up north for my nephews big sixth birthday party. Before the trip I purchased the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera that came with two lenses the 18-55mm and a 55-200mm lens for the camera
I had been itching to upgrade to a DSLR from my previous Canon SX30IS point and shoot camera that had a whopping 35X optical zoom. While the Canon was a great camera I had been limited on the range and the flash on it is really terrible. I did get a 3rd party diffuser that had helped immensely with this issue.
It was time to step up and get a better camera for photos for the website. So what does this all mean to you? Hopefully better pictures of the events that I … Read More »
Due to a trip this weekend this weeks reviews are going to be a bit quicker and fewer than usual. Here we go….
Lantern City #1
Archaia Writers Paul Jenkins & Matthew Daley, Artist Carlos Magno, Colorist Chris Blythe, Letterer Deron Bennett
Lantern City is based on a television proposal and a novel based on the property. Writers Jenkins and co-creator Daley do a good job of setting up the story with good exposition and the first issue gets off to a decent start. They set up the main characters and the plot of the concept without the story being bogged down by it. While the story was a decent read I do wonder about the long-term of the book. It’s set to run 12 issues but the basic plot is a standard dystopian future society that we have seen far too often … Read More »
Archie Comics raised many eyebrows two days ago by starting a Kickstarter campaign to raise $350,000.
Here is the description of the campaign;
The world took notice when we announced that we would—for the first time in 75 years—relaunch Archie with a new #1 issue. With your help, we can build off that huge anticipation and expand the new Riverdale to include three new series crafted by the biggest names in comics: JUGHEAD (from writer Chip Zdarsky and artist TBD)
BETTY AND VERONICA (from writer/artist Adam Hughes)
and LIFE WITH KEVIN (from writer/artist Dan Parent and inker J. Bone)
—crafted by the biggest names in comics, from the company that has built a reputation as the most daring, progressive and fan-friendly place in the business. This is your chance to have a hand in building a new Riverdale—for everyone!
The strange thing is that the … Read More »