After a bit of delay, we finally got our Top 10 Favorite Movies for 2017 list put together!Read More
We had some brilliant comic book movies this year, and today we're looking at some of our favorite moments from these movies!Read More
James Gunn let it drop that there's a bit of hidden knowledge in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Time to watch the movie a few more times to see what we can find!Read More
This was a fun week for reading. Books and comics galore this week!Read More
The day is finally here! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came out today in the United States (well, technically it comes out tomorrow, but the evening shows started tonight). Now I understand what it must be like for other countries when there's a delay between the U.S. release of a movie and the international release.Read More
Happy Sunday everyone! Even though the weekend is approaching it's end, at least you know you still get this weekly post!Read More
Happy Easter, everyone! I'll try to keep this week's column short, even though lots of new comics came out this week!Read More
Welcome to this week's edition of "Reading Things"! This has actually been a fairly busy week in reading for me. I've been a bit under the weather, so I had some time home to catch up on a few things.
The Sandman - I finally finished up Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series. While the series does have its best volumes earlier on, that's not a knock against the last two books. The story goes in a direction I never saw coming and I think wraps up beautifully. While I wish I had read these earlier in life, I'm not sure I would have appreciated them quite as much in my younger years. I highly recommend these to any comic book fan.
Monster Unleashed - The Marvel mini series has come to an end. Overall I enjoyed these books, and I have a full review posted here: https://www.thefresnerd.com/home/2017/3/16/monsters-unleashed-review
American Gods - Yes, this week is very heavy on Neil Gaiman. About a month ago, I re-read the American Gods novel, and this week the graphic novel series started up. I'm really appreciative of the timing. With everything fresh in my mind, it's fun to see the clues that are given to the reader early on in the story, that get revealed late in the story. The art in this book is magnificent. Whether you've read the novel or not, this series is great for any fan of comics or mythology.
Guardians of the Galaxy - I have loved this run of Guardians of the Galaxy by Brian Michael Bendis. The book I read this week was the Civil War II tie in. Although I am sad to see the Guardians going their separate ways by the end, I have loved the journey and I look forward to seeing them back together again soon!
What's in the week ahead? I picked up the new Locke & Key Small World book, so I'm excited to get into that. As for novels, my wife just finished up The Handmaid's Tale which I've never read before so I think I'm going to get started on that.
What else are you all reading? Anything I should be jumping on?
Work kinda kicked my ass this week, so I haven't been reading much. I've been working through Volume 9 of Neil Gaiman's Sandman - The Kindly Ones, but I've only managed to read a few things this week.
Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters Unleashed - Marvel gives us another tie in with the Monsters Unleashed series. This time Groot is captured and Rocket has to get the rest of the Guardians to work together to save his best friend!
Man Thing - I didn't even realize that R.L. Stine wrote this until after I was done, but it definitely had his feel. Took me back to when I was a kid with a bit of surreal craziness going on.
Coming this week - I continue with "The Sandman". Also picked up the Star Wars Rogue One book "Catalyst". Plus the conclusion of the "Monsters Unleashed" series!