Review: Black Bolt #1 Promises A Fine New Series

The new Black Bolt comic from Marvel is finally here, and it’s pretty great. Written by Saladin Ahmed with art by Christian Ward, Issue #1 kicks the series off into a strangely lit, dark direction. I’ve been a fan of Ahmed’s writing ever since I picked up his novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, during one of my “read all the Hugo nominees” phases, and I’ve been looking forward to this book for months. It was worth the wait. Black Bolt #1 feels like the start of a big, mythic story about escaping a strange Underworld. Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans, has woken up in a prison thanks to… Read More

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Good Stuff Friday – Movies and Books and Comics

I bought all the skull beads at the craft store on Tuesday, and now I’m rearranging my apartment for studio space to make jewelry, which I haven’t done in years.  It’s been a weird week. Here are some of the good things that happened: Godzilla Rage Across Time There’s a new Godzilla comic out from IDW, and it is off to a great start. I could gush for hours about how much I love this comic. Artist Matt Frank (Godzilla: Rulers of Earth) is back, paired with Jeremy Robinson (Project Nemesis), with this first entry into IDW’s new Godzilla anthology series. Godzilla Rage Across Time will feature a different creative team… Read More

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Mozzarella Sticks and Motivational Cats

I’m being driven mad by a craving for mozzarella sticks and it is a very confusing experience.  I may have to get some sort of fried appetizer tonight when we see Suicide Squad. I spent last night drinking beer and spitting out the first draft of a 2,000 word piece of flash fiction for Chuck Wendig’s weekly challenge.  Today I learned that I have to let such a thing sit for a day or two; I know what the story needs, but could not push my brain to do those things just yet. The good thing about that is that I have now proven to myself that I can in… Read More

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