Here’s a wrap up of November 2008, in case you missed any of it. First off, November heralded my return to Your Comic Relief. Beginning with a discussion of Least I Could Do, a very popular webcomic which is now updating a whopping seven times a week! There was of course also the weekly lolcat posting, personally I thought this was the best.
There were two big features in November. The first was my Top 6 list of Marvel titles for to be thankful for this thanksgiving. Featuring Captain America best marvel title of the year. Coming in second on the list was Iron Man, who has recently published its last issue of the series. I am seriously ticked about this, Iron Man was a fantastic publication, and with rubbish like Hulk out there, it’s unbelievable. By the way, the offer for anyone interested to write a post about the top 6 DC titles is still on the table. If you are interested, leave a comment or write me an email at yourcomicreliefblog[at]gmail[dot]com.
Also big this past month was my indoctrination into the Green Lantern Corps. Under the sage advice of many follow comic readers and bloggers, I have now read my first Green Lantern trade, and will be picking up more in the future!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Personally I am thankful for my health, family, and safety, my thumbs, and living in a country where I can soon apply to become an American citizen. That said, my girlfriend told me that an unspoken requirement for citizenship is to watch the Macy’s Day parade. As such, I am doing so, I really enjoyed the Rick Roll, which if you missed is on the internet here. To keep things on a comic level, although it is a very personal day for many people, I’ve noticed that many comic blogs are taking today as an opportunity to compare DC’s version of Rockwell’s thanksgiving to the original.
While apparently I am doing the same, I would like to add an extra, a Macy’s Parade spiderman. Not everyone is posting short updates today. 4thletter added an unbelievably long talk into… I don’t even know what, it took me 2-4 different sittings to read the whole thing. It went from Venom to Mace (yes, that’s right, Mace), and back to venom with some spiderman clone action. Know what? Read it for yourself, it’s pretty good, just long. With that, check back later today for my top six Marvel titles of 2008 to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
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I hope everyone had a good new year’s party, I know I did. I’ve had a super lazy day, first in a while, and it has been pretty amazing. I finally managed to get my hands on a copy of X-Factor 26 to read, and I’m now fully up to date on Messiah Complex. Unfortunately I’m finding that while each individual issue of MC is absolutely amazing, there could be more transition between them. SPOILERS — Such as when Cable is revealed at the very end of episode 5, they don’t explain how the X-Men know of his existence at the start of episode 6. I’m at least 90% sure of this as well, because I re read the issues to try and piece together what is happening in between each one, and I’m afraid to say I’m coming up with nothing. Perhaps someone else could point me in the right direction, because right now it’s a little lost on me. However, every issue is just amazing, and I eagerly anticipate the next one. Another issue of Rapid Fire Reviews is coming up tomorrow, and will include another four comics, although, there are so many I want to do as full reviews that I might have to do as rapid fire ones because of time constraints.
One last reminder, tomorrow is NOT comic book day, it’s Friday again this week. One more thing, is anyone reading Ultimate X-Men and would recommend it?
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Today’s post, while probably acceptable to all viewers (no nudity, drugs, or violence) maybe offensive to some people with more conservative social standards. It does imply drinking and premarital sex through an alternative means… well, you really have to see it to understand it, I just don’t want angry emails coming to me or WordPress this early. Today’s comic comes from the Clio Awards, of all places. These are from the Clio festival, for advertising and design, and I’m going to be honest with you here I have no idea what these have to do with anything, but they’re fairly humorous, so I thought I would share them. There are nine in all, they all tend to revolve around a single theme, but I find them all very funny, especially number 4 and 5. Please let me know what you think of them, and of this alternative comic in general.
I was considering doing my next comic review on something a little more mainstream, probably not something from Messiah Complex (Marvel) or the Resurrection of Ra’s (DC), because those reviews are fairly commonplace at this time. Not to say I will forgo talking about them at all, but just not at this moment. I am also working on getting an interview with a smaller webcomic writer/artist to talk about what it’s like competing for readership in today’s internet, so be on the lookout for that in the next few weeks, and I’ll let you know how it’s panning out.