At the risk of sounding like a broken record, let me tell you a true story. It’s slightly earlier today and comic book news Web Sites are beginning to post articles suggesting something big happens in Batman #10 – the latest chapter of Scott Snyder’s Night of the Owls crossover. Seeing as how I haven’t taken my lunch break yet and that we live in an amazing era of technologically, I decide that I might as well just download and read the comic before some idiot online spoils in a headline whatever it is that happens in this issue that I’m sure will change Batman forever or at least until Tony Daniel gets the opportunity to taint it. I’m sorry. That was off topic, unnecessary and just mean.
Wow. I am completely out of the loop. I blame the baby. I also blamed him for the fact that I have no time for movies anymore. But, I like him, so I guess I will keep him and give up movies. Today, someone on Facebook referenced Reed Hastings. Having no clue who that was, I Googled it and found this article.
Every week I’m part of a group that shares their comic book pull lists over at reddit.com/r/comicbooks. It’s a great way to discuss what you’re reading and sharing it with the MLD community seemed natural. Also, I won’t get my books until Saturday this week and talking about them helps temper the anticipation.
So yesterday on my way to work my iPhone pumped out literally the greatest “genius” playlist I’ve ever heard. It was the perfect combination of songs and bands that I love but haven’t listened to in forever, teamed with my state of mind at the time. So many great bands came up: classic era Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbox, Inside Out, The Promise Ring, Mineral, Rival Schools. Even when it selected a Jimmy Eat World song, it was “What I Would Say to You Now” not something from the last decade. The whole thing was epic. About the time I got off the turnpike, I realized this “greatest playlist ever” hadn’t featured a single song from later than around 2001. It was pretty depressing. I felt like an old man who time had passed by without me even noticing.
Apparently I’m not the only one feeling nostalgic for the 1990s as today a “mix tape” called 13 Chambers by an act called Wugazi is being released online.
The Super Bowl of comic book shows is going down in San Diego this weekend and we’re missing it. Being on the East Coast, we here at MLD normally stick to local events. Luckily there are a bunch of ways to keep tabs on all of the news and announcements coming out of this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Comic Book Resources has excellent coverage including live updates from panels and presentations. Newsarama is another great option for staying informed and they’ve provided what has been the highlight for me so far from yesterday’s X-Men panel:
The show has already brought us some other fun stuff including new information on TRON: Legacy, True Blood, and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Saturday’s panels include a lot of comic book/movie topics like Scott Pilgrim, Green Lantern and Marvel’s upcoming Avengers film. It all begins today at 1PM EDT.