Friday, November 28, 2008
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.
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
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
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!
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!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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
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!).
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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
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.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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.
The Chronicles of Conan # 16, Dark Horse. This one more pages then other editions of CoC.
Twisted Toyfare Theater # 9, Marvel. Oh Yeahhhhhh!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
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.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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!
P.S. this is my 300th post for the year... whoa!