Friday, November 28, 2008

My New Comics

This week’s best cover is The Man With No Name #5.

The Walking Dead #55, Image.

The Man with No Name #5, Dynamite Entertainment.

Hulk #8, Marvel Comics.

She-Hulk #35, Marvel Comics.

Northlanders #12, DC Comics/Vertigo.

The War that Time Forgot #7, DC Comics.

Trade Paperbacks:
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics Running Press. My Store had a great Black Friday sale and I got a good deal on this book.


The Stand: Captain Trips, I read the book and watched the Miniseries so it’s hard to justify reading this when I already know the story… that art is good though…

Zorro, It’s well done but I realized I’m just not as interested as I thought I would be.

Gigantic Not my bag of chips…


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Lots of gloom and doom going on right now but there's always time to hug your loved ones and be happy for what you have. I'm sure thankful for each and every smile I get from Swinebread Jr.

I'm also thankful to all of you for your continued support of Atomic Romance. I haven't been very good about visiting other blogs and leaving comments lately, so I really do appreciate the fact that you still visit me here.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Non Sequitur Comic Panel

Caption from Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Random Image Word(s) from Dictionary: Private School

I just had to do another Non Sequitur Comic Panel since y'all didn't believe me that this was easy... and quick!


Movie of the Week: Friendly Persuasion

They always showed this at Thanksgiving time as part of the SFM Holiday Network when I was a kid.

I watched Friendly Persuasion year after year until I realized... hey, that's that guy from Psycho!



Time Has Come Today

Every time I think about Obama's win I think about this song by the Chambers Brothers

Time Has Come Today... ...and it's about time!


Random Comic Cover

EC comics published this!?


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Non Sequitur Comic Panel

I'm starting a new feature at here at Atomic Romance called Non Sequitur Comic Panel. I came up with this as a way of providing interesting and/or fun content quickly as my time is limited because of my new role as Daddy!

Here are the rules.

I pick the text from a comic panel that tickled me for some reason (the text will usually include all the captions, dialog and thought balloons). Then I'll choose a random word by arbitrarily flipping to a page in a book while closing my eyes. I will then let my finger land on some random word. That word will then be typed into a search engine under the images function. I will roll a D20 and the number come up will decide which image I choose from those displayed on the search engine. Slap the text from the perviously picked comic panel on the new image and.. voilà... a new Non Sequitur Comic Panel is born!

These comic panels are not intend to make sense but if they do by accident so much the better!

Today's text comes from a panel in Our Army At War #92, and the random image word is ruins.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

My New Comics

This week’s best cover is Back Issue #31. Howard's barbarian look kinda reminds me of Runequest.

Ambush Bug #3, DC Comics.

Red Sonja #39, Dynamite Entertainment.

Conan the Cimmerian #5, Dark Horse.

The Age of the Sentry #1, Marvel.

Back Issue #31 TwoMorrows Publishing. The Steve Gerber tribute issue. Great articles on Howard the Duck, Omega the Unknown, Man-Thing, Destroyer Duck, and Thundarr (yeah!).


Movie of the Week: The Dark Crystal


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nonsense made Sensible


New Star Trek Trailer: Ahahahahahahaha!

It seems to me like this is some sort of reality reboot for the Star Trek Franchise. Regardless, it looks awful but at least Paramount is not pretending that this thing is gonna be any good. So we have fair warning unlike Indiana jones 4.

see trailer here


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fat Necks and Skin Suits

I saw this ad in one of my DC comics and I was just floored. I just hate this style of drawing. I’ll never understand why this is so popular. Look at Supes and Icon. They both have huge monstrous necks with hyper-detailed steroid muscles that impossibly show through their costumes. This is just plain ugly. When I started reading comics, these body types would have been a joke or a parody but now they are often the standard look.

I dunno, maybe folks illustrate like this to disguise the fact that they don’t really know how to draw in the first place… …like Rob Liefeld, the godfather of crap illustration. Here’s my advice, look at the body shapes of Navy Seals and Delta Force guys. That is what someone looks like who is really in shape.


Great Moments in Comic Book History

Nelson Rockefeller becomes a supervillain by wearing the powerful and ancient Serpent Crown of Set in Avengers #147.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

My New Comics

This week’s best cover is PistolFist #4.

Star Trek: Mirror Images #5, IDW.

The Dark Tower: Treachery #3, Marvel Comics.

Fall of Cthulhu: Godwar #3, Boom Studios.

PistolFist #4, Bluewater Comics.

Walking Dead #54, Image Comics.

The Last Reign #1, Boom Studios.

Cthulhu Tales #8, Boom Studios.

Trade Paperbacks:
The Chronicles of Conan # 16, Dark Horse. This one more pages then other editions of CoC.

JLA*Avengers Marvel.

Twisted Toyfare Theater # 9, Marvel. Oh Yeahhhhhh!


Movie of the Week: Canadian Mounties vs the Atomic Invaders

Sorry no vid... this time


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

Hug a vet today...


Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Favorite Obama Wins Moment

Mary Nguyen from NEWS 12 Brooklyn

I heard almost nothing that Mary said


Friday, November 7, 2008

Movie of the Week: Deep Impact


My New Comics

This week’s best cover is Secret Six #3.

Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion #1, DC.

Jonah Hex #37 DC/Vertigo.

Marvel Zombies 3 #2, Marvel Comics.

The Secret Six #3, DC.

Kull #1, Dark Horse Comics.

Gigantic #1, Dark Horse Comics.

Jungle Girl Season 2 #1, Dynamite Entertainment.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Election Is Here... Vote!

Soon this crazy and amazing presidential race will be over and I'll be able to stop watch the news for a while...


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Who Will Be Next to Defend Liberty and Justice?

Who indeed...

I know which two I'd pick...


I got it finally!

The copy I ordered through my local comics shop never showed up. So, I called a game-store from across town and luckily they still had a copy of the long awaited Basic Roleplaying System.

I love the BRP rules set as it is very intuitive and easy to learn. I'm still quite miffed that it took almost two decades for Chaosiun to put this project together but irregardless, all the various games from Call of Cthulhu and Runequest to Pendaragon and Stormbringer have finally been brought together and reconciled in one great game at last. Whatever genre you want, it's now here using the best engine around.

In a nice bit of simpatico Kurt Wiegel of Game Geeks just reviewed Basic Roleplaying.

Now with all the oodles of time I have after caring for Swinebread jr. I can game a lot!

....oh wait....


P.S. this is my 300th post for the year... whoa!

Saturday, November 1, 2008