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New Comics Haul Week Of 7.6.22

GOOD WEDDIN'-DAY, all. I will tell you, without shame: it's been a rough little while, for many reasons, and it heartens me to know that I am not alone in this. Join me in taking what comfort you can from this new and tiny monster, Soon-To-Be-Celebrated Local Cat Finland J. Cat: Say what you will,… Continue reading New Comics Haul Week Of 7.6.22

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Review: Desert Eagle, Vol. 1

Despite what that the shapes in that hair would lead you to believe, not a Junji Ito Joint This is not my usual kind of comic; I’m not generally intrigued by gangs and crimestyles and juvenile delinquency, no Kuwabara stan was I in the springtime of my youth. But something about the blurb—revenge, brotherhood, punching—spoke… Continue reading Review: Desert Eagle, Vol. 1

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Mary Banilow (The Lightning Thief, Ch.18)

The Brunner Bunch encourage Hades' exploited workers to start a union, give a neglected multimelonedmegadoggo some much-needed enrichment, and run from the forces trying to drag them into the afterlife! JUST LIKE WE ALL DO EVERY DAY! ALSO, the good name of Samuel Morse is BESMIRCHED, William reveals how much of him a dog is… Continue reading Mary Banilow (The Lightning Thief, Ch.18)

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New Comics Haul Week Of 6.22.22

AND AS IF YOU HADN'T GUESSED YET, IT'S TIME FOR NEW COMICS! Brought to you slightly late this week because my goddamn cat decided it was time for a medical emergency this morning! DON'T GIMME THAT LOOK HOLLAND, I'M NOT THE ONE WHO STOPPED EATING, I'M FAT AS HELL In any event: Yes, comics, and… Continue reading New Comics Haul Week Of 6.22.22

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New Comics Haul Week Of 6.15.22

WE INTERRUPT THIS GENTLE WEDNESDAY IN ORDER TO BRING YOU A LIST OF NEW COMICS! You may notice that this is significantly briefer and lighter on the details than my previous lists, and that's because instead of cramming mini-reviews of related comics into these, I've started doing mini-reviews of my monthly books-read lists! This is… Continue reading New Comics Haul Week Of 6.15.22

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Books Read January 2022

Key:-(R) = Re-read-(B) = Read To My Wife At Bedtime- No Author = Comic 1st She's My Knight, Vol. 1-SMK is an extremely goddamned cute manga that inverts what I understand are common romance tropes to adorable effect, featuring a cool, confident, stylish high school boy who SOMEHOW keeps ending up in the metaphorical Princess… Continue reading Books Read January 2022

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Comics Haul Week Of 5.25.22

Hey gang, normally I'd prepare a whole thing about the comics I was super hype for this week, but given the events of this Tuesday that seems like it would be in poor taste and also I, like every single American, am so tired and furious and heartsick and weary, and frankly me ol' fun-tank… Continue reading Comics Haul Week Of 5.25.22

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A Good Bad Time (The Lightning Thief, Ch.14)

COME GET CATFISHED WITH US! PJ has a wee moment at the bottom of a river--we've all been there, we all know this classic way--and receives a word of guidance to...g-go where he was going anyway? Also! The origins of the world’s first floating McDonalds, a list of things baseball bats are not useful for,… Continue reading A Good Bad Time (The Lightning Thief, Ch.14)

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Cowabunga It Is, Then (The Lightning Thief, Ch.13)

PJ and the gang douse themselves in paranoia fuel, have a confrontation with a beloved Bakersfield icon and commit some LIGHT terrorism at the top of a national monument, as a treat. Also William forgets how old he is and sends Casey into a Quantum Leap, we argue about the ground and whether there’s such… Continue reading Cowabunga It Is, Then (The Lightning Thief, Ch.13)

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A Post-Pokemon World (The Lightning Thief, Ch.12)

PJ and the crew receive GUIDANCE and WISDOM and SASS and TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS from a most unexpected source! Also we immediately make several terrible mistakes surrounding the number 12, discover the topic that may very well break this friendship in twain, and we unveil Jerry Lewis’s SECRET SWEDISH ORIGIN STORY in The Lightning Thief,… Continue reading A Post-Pokemon World (The Lightning Thief, Ch.12)