Comics of May 2, 2018 + movie blogathon update

Well, I finally got back to editing this yesterday. Edited two chapters in a book I wrote about two years ago. That’s what I consider a good start, but not what I would call a lot of progress. Also, while I was planning on writing a Star Wars Movies blog post on the two half-hour Lego Star Wars shorts, I watched them this week. They’re fun, but there’s really not enough to talk about to make a full blog post. They’re just enjoyable in the same sense that the Lego Star Wars games are. Same style of humour even.

So instead, I’m going to start a Sean Connery bond movie theme month at some point in the next week, hoping to watch all the Sean Connery era bond movies and post about them in May, before I start my Dreamworks Blogathon in June. And I might try something a bit different for my Bond movie blog posts. Also, this month is when movies tying into my previous blogathons will start coming out, and I’ll be looking at each of those as they come out, hopefully within a couple weeks of their release. On that note, I haven’t seen Infinity War yet, but I will be seeing it on a midnight screening tonight after work.

But without further to do, it’s time to talk about comics. This week, I picked up Avengers 1, Star Wars 47 and Red Sonja 15. I wasn’t originally planning to pick up Avengers 1, but with only two other comics on my list this week, I figured it was worth taking a shot. And writer Jason Aaron is usually at least entertaining.

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All-New Wolverine 34 review

Up until my new job, I’ve reviewed every issue of All-New Wolverine to this point. After all, Laura is the character that got me into comics in the first place. But I missed reviewing the last two issues because I don’t have time to review more than one comic a week with my new job, and there have been a lot of major releases lately. With no major releases this week, I’m glad to get back to taking a deeper look at this series.

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Comics of April 25, 2018

The first issue of The Hunt For Wolverine released today, and … I’m not reading it. I might pick up the trade if I hear that it’s good. For now, I don’t feel like reading an entire min-series, along with a couple other mini tie-ins, just to get the story of Logan’s return. And I’m falling behind on reading in general, so I don’t want to pick up too many comics at least until I find the time to catch up.

The comics I did pick up this week include Star Wars: Doctor Aphra 19, All-New Wolverine 34, The Mighty Thor 706, Witchblade 5 and Detective Comics 979. Here are my first impressions, and a link to a full comic review will be added when it’s posted.

All-New Wolverine 34 review

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Star Wars Movies 15: Fan Edits

It’s been a while since my last Star Wars movies post, but I needed a break after writing 10 movie reviews in two weeks, and then a bunch of things happened that made it so I needed a bit more of a break. But I’m back. Here is the first of my two mystery Star Wars Movie posts, and I’ll announce what the second one will be at the end of this post.

In case you’ve never heard of them, allow me to introduce to you the world of the fan edit. Fan edits are versions of movies, usually popular ones, to either experiment with editing skills, or to try and improve a movie that they either mostly love, or found very disappointing. I’m sure there are other reasons why people do fan edits, but let’s move on.

And yes, I’m going all-out with silly gifs on this one.

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Action Comics 1000 review

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is quite possibly the most well-known superhero in the business. He is meant to be someone you look up to. He’s meant to be someone people can aspire to be like. Even his symbol means hope in Kryptonian tongue. In 1938, he debuted in Action Comics 1. The series was an immediate success, and although sales numbers have risen and fallen over the years, hitting its peak in the late 80’s at 6 million copies for The Death of Superman, it’s remained a constant staple in the comics industry for decades. It’s only fitting that 80 years later, Action Comics reaches its 1000th issue. The very first comic series to reach 1000 issues legitimately. Even if Detective Comics is also nearing 1000 issues, this is, in a sense, a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s possible that even if I wasn’t working full-time, this would be the only comic I’d review today, because there’s a lot to get to.

Action Comics 1000 features 10 different stories, all with a different creative team. If I were to mention every single creator, that alone would take up several paragraphs. Look at the tags on this blog post for the credits. The only people I’ll specifically mention will be Richard Donner (yes, the guy who directed the 1978 Superman movie) and Brian Michael Bendis, making his DC debut.

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Comics of April 18, 2018

Well, this past week didn’t go as planned. Without saying too much, there were two deaths. One I won’t talk about since it has to do with the family of a friend. The second, well … I’m working on a blog post about that. It’s more for myself than for anyone else, but I want to make sure it’s right. There’s also some left over things to do with my previous job that are more complicated and time consuming than I would like. So my remaining Star Wars Blogathon posts are taking longer than anticipated, and any plans I had of editing a novel, or even short stories, have gone out the window for the month. So I’ll probably start next month instead.

But enough about that stuff. It’s time to talk about comics. Today I picked up Star Wars Poe Dameron 26, Cable 156, Super Sons 15, Superman 45, and of course the big one. The twice in a lifetime opportunity to read a 1000th issue of a comic series. Action Comics 1000. And I’m pretty sure I spent almost as time writing down the credits into the tags as I did writing this actual blog post. There is only one choice for a full review this week since I’ll only have the energy for one. It’ll be linked below when I post it.

Action Comics 1000 review

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Comics of April 11, 2018

Now that I’m mostly done watching the Commonwealth Games (mostly paid attention to the swimming), I should start posting about movies sometime in the next week. I’ll probably just post two Star Wars movie posts over the rest of the month, then the Han Solo movie after it comes out, and then I’ll start the Dreamworks blogathon. I might be going through all the Dreamworks movies at a slower pace than I have with these blogathons in the past and I might even do a couple movies in-between. It’s nice to mix things up a bit. But whatever the case, I’m both looking forward to and dreading this one. As much as Dreamworks is Disney’s biggest competitor in the animation department, and they do have some great movies, they don’t have nearly the same track record.

Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include X-Men Red 3, Supergirl 20, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 81 and Detective Comics 978. Here are my first impressions. Because I’m working 3-11, there probably won’t be any reviews later.

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