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Rolling Up My Sleeves

I didn't make a specific New Year's Resolution for 2020. It wasn't that I lacked vision of what I wanted to do differently this year. I didn't lack the ability to find the common threads in all of the things I wanted to accomplish so that I could name a single thematic element which would be my guiding light for this freshly minted decade. Simply put I didn't make a resolution because what I want to do in 2020 isn't about starting something new. I am making this year about finishing a massive back log of things I have left undone.

I believe it can be said that happiness is not found in the absence of problems. Happiness is instead found in the sense of satisfaction from finding solutions and overcoming problems. Quite a few of my "troubles" have had solutions for quite a bit of time and I have just not taken the time to sort them out. The number of irons I have allowed to sit in my fire is truly staggering. I have heard this described as having too ma…

January 29 Comic Book Pull LIst

DC Detective Comics Annual #3 Green Lantern Black Stars #3 (of 3)    I swore I wasn't going to buy this. I just cannot abide having 2 out of 3 issues. Justice League #39 Last God #4 Dynamite Bettie Page Unbound #10 IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #102 Image Criminal #12    The end of this volume? Redneck #25 Sex Criminals #26    It is back!!! The hiatus is finally over. I am hoping the final arc of this book lives up to how much love I have for the series. Thank you Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. We are not worthy! Marvel Avengers #30    This should be the first full appearance of the new Starbrand. Oh, she is a pregnant human.  Avengers of the Wastelands #1 (of 5)    I am SOOOO skeptical of this book. Unless this is a very strong showing I will depart the Wastelands.  Conan the Barbarian #12 Fallen Angels #6    The End? Fantastic Four Annual #6 Facsimile Edition     The reprinting of the first apperance of Annihilus and Franklin Richards Immortal Hulk #30 New Mutants #6 Star W…

January 22 Comic Book Pull List

Ablaze Mirka Andolfo's Un/sacred    If depth of story and serious character development is your thing, this is probably not the book for you. If you like twisted, lighthearted humor full of almost teenage level of sexual tension coupled with beautiful art read Un/sacred. I would buy this one just to support the author and appreciate the eye candy. 
DC Batman #87    I have been waiting for the book from the very second I closed the back cover to issue #86. Tynion IV is giving us a major thrill ride.  Batman Beyond #40     Who is Batwoman? I am still betting on Max.  Batman Curse of the White Knight #6    I love you, Sean Murphy!  Detective Comics #1019 Superman #19    After Kal-El revealed his Clark Kent identity to the world, I honestly cannot wait to see the aftermath.  Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2
Marvel Conan: Serpent War #4 Excalibur #6 Marauders #6
DC really stepped it up this week. 
The Year to Date Numbers are as follows:
Ablaze 1 Aftershock 1 A Wave Blue World 3 Da…

Not a Hiatus

I am a dedicated blogger for these tiny little lists of comic books I am interested in. My other types of posts have fallen off to basically nothing. Yep. I checked. The last time I actually hit the publish button on a non comic book related podcast was November 20th.

The holidays are tough. That is not why I haven't been writing. I have changed my diet. I have been exercising more. That is not why I haven't been writing. I have been getting a lot more time with my baby girl. That also is not why I haven't been writing.

My lack of posts and work on my fiction really has nothing at all to do with lifestyle or circumstances. Two things got a hold of me and have choked me into silence. The first is a complete lack of confidence in myself and my talent.

This is not the first "skill" that I have lost confidence in and neglected. Once upon a time you didn't see me without a pencil and a sketch pad. I remember giving up on it. I sketched out some completely inapprop…

January 15 Comic Book Pull List

DC  Detective Comics #359 Facsimile Edition Dynamite Bettie Page Unbound #9
Image Dead Eyes #4 Undiscovered Country #3
Marvel Avengers #29 Incredible Hulk #180 Facsimile Edition
Oni  Rick & Morty vs. D&D II Painscape #4 
2020 is off to an interesting start in the comic book arena. It seems as if Marvel is cranking out an insane number of titles and issues. Meanwhile every other company is releasing very little in the first few weeks of the month. It is easy to keep up with the data if I update it weekly so here is the annual counts thus far. 
Issues year to date Aftershock 1 DC 5 Dynamite 2 IDW 1 Image 3 Marvel 14 Oni 1

March 2020 Comic Book Pull List

AblazeMirka Andolfo’s Un/sacred BoomOnce & Future DCBatman Batman Beyond Batman: Curse of the White Knight Detective Comics Last God Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen DynamiteVengeance of Vampirella IDWTMNT TMNT: Jennika ImageCrowded Decorum Manifest Destiny Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy (of 6) Outer Darkness/ Chew (of 3) Redneck Sex Criminals Undiscovered Country MarvelAvengers Avengers of the Wastelands #3 Cable Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown (of 5) Conan the Barbarian Dark Agnes (of 5) Doctor Doom Excalibur Ghost Rider Hellions Immortal Hulk Marauders New Mutants Savage Avengers
Thor Wolverine X-Force X-men X-men / Fantastic Four VaultSpecial OrdersFrank Cho: Ballpoint Beauties SC (STL125257) $19.95 The Brave and the Bold #28 Facsimile Edition Detective Comics #38 Facsimile Edition The Incredible Hulk #182 Facsimile Edition Thor #229 Facsimile Edition X-men Giant- Size- Magneto #1