Monday, November 30, 2009

I am selling comics!!

Lots o' comics for sale!

So I went thru all my books a while ago and came up with this huge stack to let go on ebay. It was way too much to post all at once so I've been doing it every other week or so. And I must not have been paying attention to recent solicitations, because like clockwork at the store I began to notice trade collections being released for years-old books I planned to sell!

Most have sold (tho some take a couple posts), so there are some folks out there who still want the floppies. More on this very subject soon...

What's up, Sweet Thing?

Picked these packets up from my local diner, when I noticed not two but three separate labels on the same Aspartame sweetener. Is there a transition correcting a prior transition? Is there different labeling for different markets that got mixed up?

Who knows, but for me the choice (of label, not sweetener) should be clear.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Marvel U: Too True

True Stories of the Core Marvel Universe is a very entertaining read. Puts things into context nicely, I must say.

Lotta neat stuff at the host, Comics Alliance, too.

Snagged from The Beat

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lantern Rings: Green and Red

I wasn't really into getting the whole spectrum of promotional rings, tho I did dig the Black Lantern Ring. Like that one, I did a little ring hackery to make them my own. Just some ink pens and a little creativity, not hard to do: a metallic brush pen and some black pin-lining for the green, and a little black and burnish for the red. They are quite nice on thier own, the rings themselves have a metallic sheen in the plastic. But it's still fun to add a little personality :-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Comics Day

Whoa, it's been a while!

Blackest Night
Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps
Power Girl

An entirely predictable lineup for me, no doubt. The fact is my interest in comics has tanked in recent months, and I'm primarily sticking around to see how Blackest Night (won't) turn out-- like some vain attempt at loyalty in waiting out the finale of one's favorite soap opera even though you've long outgrown it.

There are still interesting books on the shelves and artists I'd like to follow, tho the ever-forthcoming trade collections take care of my needs more and more.

While the soon-to-be end of my weekly comics collecting days is both melancholic and not here fast enough, Blackest Night becomes an unintentionally symbolic storyline. Dead rise, heroes die, dead heroes rise, end of the universe draws nigh. It is an unending cycle that can only stop when the combined emotions of the psyche work together to overpower the dark forces behind it. Will, Fear, Hate, Love, Greed, Hope, and Compassion are all emotions I've held in my years-long affair with comic books, yet like all things the irony is that Death ultimately wins out.

BUT OH YEAH, I totally got me some Green Lantern Rings.