Sunday, December 31, 2006

Quote for the Day

One of my fave political satirists, Mark Russel, was on NPR yesterday as I was driving from work. Talking politics as usual, Dems taking over Congress in particular he said,(I'm getting it as close as I can) "Republicans were afraid of the Democrats taking over because they would enforce their hippie attitudes on the heartland. The heartland responded by lighting a joint." It's a good thing I was at a stop light. I was laughing so freakin' hard.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Smallville Rocks

I finally got to see last weeks episode of Smallville on the WB/CW (don't understand what CW means.) They had yet another meteor freak with special mole powers. The best part was the end was Lex walking down the hall with some wonderfully eerie, dancy, yet creepy music from AFI. This was the point where we see this Lex in all his evilness as THE Lex Luthor that we have all come to love and hate. And then there was the preview for next weeks show. OMGFG!!!!
All of the DC superheroes that have appeared in past episodes show up for what looks like a Justice League!!!! I wonder if Martian Manhunter will show up too? Oh, man, I hope so. I was so girly geeky when I saw that I squealed.

I'm glad I waited to watch this one. I might have died in anticipation for this weeks episode.

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Blizzard of '06

I won't say the reason we moved to Tulsa was the weather. There were more important reasons involved in the move. It was a factor. I can't tell you how many times I heard Jack say when we were in Hartford, "We don't have weather like this in Oklahoma." Oh yeah? For the first time in recorded history there was a blizzard warning in Tulsa. In one day we got about 12". Jeez... I moved to get away from this crap. Well, you know...

It was interesting to see how southerners deal with the snow. At about 5" people were absolutely petrified of driving home in the snow. There were a few of us from snow country. One woman from Chicago and a man who worked at Depot on Nashua, NH. They were surprised about how much we didn't care. Then there were the few customers who came into the store because they figured it wouldn't be busy and could get all the attention they wanted. Now, the snow didn't really bother me for driving but I still wouldn't be out designing a bathroom in the middle of a blizzard. Don't get it.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Madonna... Hmm...

So, I'm watching Madonna on broadcast tv. Go fig. FCC doesn't allow Janet's booby or Howard Stern's humor. But Madonna randomly humping handrails and the floor is ok. Oh sure it's good enough for Prime Time Thanksgiving Eve.

As always there is throbbing and writhing flesh all over the stage. I don't get the equestrian thing. But it's kinda cool looking

Whoa... Now we're into the disco set. Let's mix in some Dance Inferno with Muzik. I really don't get the disco thing. Wasn't Madonna the one who declared disco dead? Heck, didn't she put the final nail in the coffin?

Now she's in this out fit that looks like the one Olivia Newton John wore in the "Let's Get Physical" video. Yep, and she's singing Erotic, the disco mix. La Isla Bonita the disco mix is not much better. That is one on my favorites.

I liked the majority of the show. No, really, I did. I just find that final disco set uninteresting and kinda boring. Never thought I'd say that about Madonna.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm a bad blogger

I'm finally getting settled into the new digs. I spend less and less time getting crap organized. My husband is going crazy decorating his son's digs here a' la Spiderman. We even took him shopping and gave him the option of Spiderman, Superman or Batman sheets... He went with Spiderman. Even when given a Fantastic Four option for a something or other ( I forget what it was exactly), he picks Spiderman. Ugh... Someday I'll get him to have an open mind.

In response to this inundation of Spiderman I have decided to make a Batman/Superman quilt. Probably crib size. At a later date I may make a Spiderman one. I made a twin size for my step-son and it kicked butt. When we have a kid. Mommy will have a quilt to wrap baby up in and Daddy will have one. I'm afraid though that if we have a boy I will be in a house of Marvel Men. I almost want a girl so that I can make a Wonder Woman costume for her.

Comic book day tomorrow. My DH is going out of town for the night after work. More comics for meeeee........

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Moving sucks

But I have my new comic store. I have my list in and hopefully I'll be able to get more than one book. I'll have more when I get some sleep.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Comic Con is Underway

And Jack really wishes he was in San Diego right now. Fortunately for those of us not so fortunate to go Newsarama has reports on the panels. I just took a look at the Civil War Panel report. Mark Millar just cracks me up.
"Getting back on topic (sort of), asked how much of Civil War comes from the current news, Millar said that he doesn't watch television, and can barely read and write. "Please continue buying Civil War, at the expense of all the low-selling books, especially Brian Vaughan's books," Millar concluded."

The Brian Vaughan book is "The Escapist." Which is really good and priced at $1. Jack just got the book " The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon. This one must be really good because he's taking his time. He's savoring.... The comic seems to be inspired by/based on the book. I'm sure it'll be interesting when Jack finally lets me read it. The comic was really interesting. I find I'm looking forward to see where this one is going.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Batwoman is Back!

52 Week #11 heralds the return of Batwoman. Interesting twist. One of my favorite books when I was a kid was a Batman book that centered around Batgirl, Robin, and an apparently sick Batwoman. It seemed that she just kept fizzling out so that nothing was left but her costume. We didn't have much money then and Mom just didn't understand. I couldn't get the book after to find out what happened. I think Batwoman is a cool idea. She brings a small, ok miniscule, amount of mystery to the Batman ethos. There used to be some sort of mystery surrounding Batman in all of his titles not just Detective Comics. I need to start reading that again.

52 is getting better. This week there was only 2 storylines. The books are just not so good when they try to get in every story line into one book. It's far too fragmented and leaves me wanting for more story.

Now that I have my DC books finished it's time to get to the Civil War titles. Jack is slowly getting me to turn. Not really. :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Green Lantern

Cyborg Superman is back. Bwahahahahah.

With the move coming up it's taking me longer to get through my comics for the week. Last night I finally got to read my Green Lantern. Bringing Hal Jordan back is what got me back to reading this title. I have yet to be disappointed by both the writing and the art. Geoff Johns keeps me wanting more and more. I love how he just goes out and does what's right not what he's been told to do. And Guy is more that willing to go along. But oh boy is that going to get him in trouble. Brian M. Bendis has mastered the fine art of the comic book cliffhanger. John's is really close on this one. The last image I see is Guy ensconsed in a Manhunter... powering it. Damn.....
What happens next? Aaarrrghhh! Another month!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Some comics shouldn't be on tv

My man is out of town and I'm at home watching a recording of "Blade: The Series." Wow, is it bad. It reminds me of a harder edge version of "Crow: The Series." Which sucked only slightly worse than this. The first half of the show it seemed like he was trying to do a bad Wesley Snipes impression. Ooooh all dark .... and moody with a gravelly voice. Oh, and we can't forget ...
gotta save the girl. It's more like a bad action movie and that's unfortunate. I really like the movie and the comic is not too bad. This needs more comic book, less movie, in the formula to make it work.

Maybe I'll go read a book.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Kids and Wonder Woman

When I was a little girl, my mom succumbed to my love of Wonder Woman and made me a kick ass costume for Halloween(my fave holiday). Sadly, no pics exist.

I was chatting with the hubby tonight as we watch a Superman documentary on A&E and I mentioned to Jack that if we had a girl I would make a great WW costume for her. We're trying to have kids and he's a bit afraid of having a little girl. He was just so cute. We have pictures of his his son Logan dressed and Superman and Batman. It's just so cute. It was those pics that have inspired me to get into scrapbooking. It sounds cheesy but I don't care. The kid is just too cute. Heck. He was named for Wolverine and the first time I met him... he said his nam was "Wolverine Cyclops Cutler." I don't know when I've seen a more proud papa.

Ok, I need to go the documentary is calling my name.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Great Comic Day

Great Caesar's Ghost!

What a day. Not only is it my favorite day of the week. I get my new issue of "52" and "New Avengers." It's "Superman Returns" day!

Jack and I went to a matinee showing. I was very excited. All in all I liked the movie and found it entertaining, but I have to admit I was a bit underwhelmed. For full disclosure I have to admit that I am a theatre geek with a B.A. I studied for 5 years, mostly for design. I did have to take acting and history classes too. I can be a bit picky when it comes to performances.

I thought Brandon Routh did a really good job. There were some creepy moments when he really sounded like Christopher Reeve. I think the costume looked much better on film and in motion than it does in the stills. I have to admit... I'd like to see him in the costume without his package digitally removed.

Lois Lane. She wasn't very good. She didn't have much stage presence. It was a mediocre performance. I really didn't understand why she had a kid. It seemed really unnecessary.

Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor was good as always. Although there were a couple of moments where he seemed more like The Joker.

The Script was ok. There seemed to be some plot holes. And the only real "plot" was Lex's plan once again for flooding the country. Singer for the most part was very clever in direction. I just didn't come out of it excited like I did for "Xmen 2." It was not just a good comic book movie. It was a good, entertaining movie.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

My Comic History-The later Years

Three years ago I met my husband. It was one of those things that just turned out right. When we were in that get-to-know-you phase we started talking about comics. I told him about my fascination with Wonder Woman. He told me nearly the entire history of the Marvel Universe. I listened. I absorbed some of it. What I didn't know was that this was the beginning of our own personal Marvel/DC rivalry.

The first year we were together I travelled quite a bit and I began picking up Wonder Woman at the bookstores. I started getting into it again. Next was JLA. In the store I would pick up X-men or Amazing Spiderman. I just couldn't get into it. It wasn't until I moved in and Jack handed me "Powers." Oh, dear god! What amazing writing. Brian Michael Bendis rocks! I like reading in general and I had not read such engaging stories in a long time.

Slowly I turned. How do you get a DC Girl to read Marvel? Put amazing writers on a book. Joss Whedon and Astonishing X-Men. Brian Michael Bendis and just about anything he writes. Although I still can't get into Ultimate Spiderman. I am also now a big fan of Geoff John. I think "Green Latern Rebirth" is amazing.

Here I am now with my husband. Comic book day is a family outing. He has to wait for me to go and look. I have now read nearly all my books and already I can't wait for next Wednesday


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

My Comic History- The Early Years

During summers when I was a little girl I went to my grandmothers every day. Thursdays were grocery days. The only way I wouldn't have to walk through every blessed aisle and look at every canned good on sale was to go to the magazine rack and their impressive collection of comics.

Everything you could imagine was there. Just remember it was late 70's early 80's. Every week I looked at Batman, Justice League, Wonderwoman... Oh and the occasional Richie Rich and Sabrina the Teenaged Witch but lets not go there. About every other week or so Gram would buy me one. My next opportunity would be Mom. I scoped them out with my Gram and picked the ones I really, really wanted with the Moms. More often than not she would refuse me my 50 cents on the logic that comics were for boys. She was more than willing to buy me Barbie clothes with I also played with. Comic books? Not so much.

When Wonderwoman was brought to the small screen my mother relented for that one character. Being a feminist she saw the value of Wonder Woman. Strong, intelligent and beautiul. She decided this was an ok role model for me. She even made me a kick-butt WW Halloween costume one year. Sadly, no pics exist.

One of the big bummers of my life was a flood in the basement where I kept my comics. All of my few precious comics had to be thrown out. This was long before most people thought to bag and board. We didn't have the money to try and replace them and frankly I was so bummed just to look at books made me sad.

This is not a sad ending. I jut didn't want this to be a mile long blog. Tomorrow I finish the story.