Once again, a review for
a franchise that insists on only releasing films when I’m vacationing off the
continent is delayed.The delay extended
because my daughter, who laughed at Carpenter’s The Thing and the original Poltergeist
didn’t want to watch “the scary
never ending gift of parenthood.
as kids grow older, there are tiny tot moments that no longer occur…
breadth and depth of media and other experiences you can share with them constantly increases.
of goofy comedies or “so bad its good” films, I intended to elevate our father
daughter viewing one night with the star packed, five Oscar award winning, critically acclaimed if historically inaccurate film,
out encouraging her to enjoy biting satire, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 while encouraging the passing on of my
own smart-ass genes came back to bite me in the butt.
Technically this is “Bad
Geek Confessions: The Hulk” but I liked the other title.
After years of
confusion, I finally figured out how and why I read the Hulk…
And also why I suddenly
have a long box filled with the Green Goliath’s adventures. For a long time, I decided I viewed him the
same way I view the Punisher: a fantastic guest star to see how other heroes
dealt with him, but his solo adventures normally didn’t interest me.
One rule I have kept for
myself in all the forms of communication I’ve lived through (Twitter, Facebook,
email, delivered mail, stone tablets, etc) is under no circumstances will I
continue a chain letter.
Yesterday was the Eightieth Anniversary of Superman, celebrated by DC releasing Acton Comics 1000. I know the other one is a Superman issue, but its such a great picture. Although I have been collecting Superman regularly, on and off, since Action issue 600, having two of my favorite writers being removed from Action and Superman to make way for a defecting Marvel scribe, meant I originally didn't have a post themed to the Last Son of Krypton today. I read the bittersweet, but beautifully executed, farewell of the Superman team, followed by reading issue 1000.... And was once more reminded why I read Superman comics in the first place. Ah, who needs sleep anyways? Lets take a look at how this issue celebrated the creators and the concepts that have kept Superman as the premier super hero across eight decades.
Following our first family trip to
Peru in 2014, Rosa had been back to see her Mom several times, but we all
hadn’t made the return. To commemorate
Anabelle’s Eighth Grade Graduation (as Salutatorian, he said with insane
amounts of pride) we decided to go back, and give her both a longer and a more
Is like getting
drunk on Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s strictly for amateurs.”
I’m not sure where
I stole that quote from nor do I have the energy to check at the moment, but
I'm going to adopt it (a day late, I suppose) in order to talk about a couple
of serious things I’ve been thinking about lately.