Those cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

-George Santayana

  • Plugging away with the comics.  I feel I’ve made a lot of progress and I can really do some stuff with it now.  Looking into some Print on Demand/Self-publishing options for when I’ve gotten to that point.  Doing a lot of sketch cards and tiles for later use.
  • Hear very good things about the Wonder Woman movie.  Planning to go see it on Thursday or Friday.  If I really cared much for the DC vs. Marvel debate, I would say that DC has taken a bit of a lead if only because I feel they’ve done more with their female characters over four movies than Marvel has over twelve.
  • So I never really thought Kathy Griffin was all that funny or relevant to much of anything.  The picture of her the other day with the bloody Trump head was kind of weird.  I mean, I get that it bothered Barron Trump to see that type of thing.  However, did anyone think about Obama’s two daughters the myriad of times that he was lynched in effigy?  It was kind of glorified by various individuals and dismissed.  Now that its Trump, we’re supposed to be outraged?  No.  If Griffin is going to go through all this, drag Ted Nugent and all those tea party jackasses into it too.  They got a free pass and Trump signed up for this.
  • Shockingly enough, Bill Maher said something outrageous.  That’s never happened before.  Although this time he did go to an extreme with the “N” word.  A lot of people calling for HBO to fire him.  I’ve liked his show and thought he made a variety of good points.  The thing is, I feel that a lot of what he does is done by the Daily Show and the various off-shoots of that.  And they tend to do it better if only because they keep their egos more under control.
  • So apparently Jeff Sessions has offered to resign recently.  Or at least that’s what an article I saw indicated.  I don’t know how true that is.  It does raise I have pondered lately.  How stable are Trump’s appointees?  Especially if he continues to display his lack of stability?  People are all worried about Mike Pence becoming President, but we won’t know how many dominos will fall until the first one does or how many will.
  • It is important to remember that experiences can still teach long after they have occurred.  I feel I can say with certainty I won’t fuck up the same way twice.  The next job, the next relationship, the adventure… will all be better than ever.

DC Comics Part One

August 26, 2011

Got to thinking about what my pull-list will look like when the new DC stuff hits at the end of the month.  I’m going to break it down week by week.  Here’s 8/31 and 9/7.

Justice League #1 and Flashpoint #5:

Buying those.  If those two are amazing, then I’ll probably set up a bunch of my subscriptions right then and there.

Action Comics #1:

Grant Morrison?  Yes please.

Animal Man #1:

Got the feeling this would have worked better as a six to twelve issue miniseries.  I just don’t see it lasting all that long.  Kind of split on whether or not to buy this one.

Batgirl #1:

Gail Simone’s bringing back Barbara Gordon?  I think it could work well.  Definitely buying this one.

Batwing #1:

Though I think Judd Winick is a fantastic writer, this is another series I think could work better as a six to twelve issue mini.  Might pass this one over just because they have too much Batman going on.

Detective Comics #1:

This one sounds like it will be a good story.  Tony Daniels seems to know what he’s doing and I’d like to see where it goes.

Green Arrow #1:

I want this one to succeed, but I don’t think it will have the staying power it should.  Will buy it.

Hawk and Dove #1:

Sterling Gates is writing so I’m pretty much a lock for this book.  Even with Rob “Who needs a basic understanding of anatomy?” Liefeld on art.  Will get this one.

Justice League International #1:

I’m just curious as to how Booster Gold ends up back in the present, leading a team.  With Jurgens and Lopresti on this book, it should be excellent.  Should definitely be worth picking up.

Men of War#1:

This looks very interesting and if I wasn’t all set to check out almost a dozen books already, this would be one to check out.

O.M.A.C. #1:

I’m not sure what they’re trying to do with this one.  They seem to be trying to go retro and modern all at the same time.  Not sure how interested in this one I can be.

Static Shock #1:

Another casualty of just not having enough space and time.  Could be a good series though.

Stormwatch #1:

Despite what I think are horrid costume redesigns, I probably will check out this series being written by the usually skilled Paul Cornell.

Swamp Thing #1:

Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette?  Sounds like a good combo.

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