Fun-Size Friday | 10-4-19 | House of X, Dead Eyes, & Strange Skies Over East Berlin

Come one, come all! Come in and test your attention span with Fun-Size Friday! Here the name of the game is speed and brevity; I can talk about literally anything and everything that pops into my head, but only for a hundred words a piece. Comic books are our bread and butter but far from our only attraction here. There’s movies, TV, and all manner of random YouTube clips to throw at you, too! Where else can you find this sort of groundbreaking content?

What’s that, you say? “Literally anywhere else on the Internet”?

Well, you’ve gotta start somewhere, right?

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Fun-Size Friday | 9-27-19 | Powers of X, The White Trees, & Harleen

Another week has come and gone, which means it’s time again for Fun-Size Friday! Here at Fun-Size there’s only one rule: as long as I keep everything to a hundred words or less, I can talk about pretty much anything I feel like. It’s mostly a lot of writing about comics I read over the last week, but I tend to sprinkle in other pup culture “flotsam” along the way. I’m still work-shopping the format, but for now this is pretty much how things will run. Now that we’ve covered the introduction, let’s begin!

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Fun-Size Friday | 9-20-19 | House of X, Spider-Man, & The Man Who Came Down The Attic Stairs

They said it couldn’t be done. They said I was mad. They were partially correct.

This is Fun-Size Friday, my weekly opportunity to focus my rambling stream of consciousness into a series of easily digestible hundred word pieces. It’s mostly focused on comic books I read during the past week, interspersed with whatever random pieces of pop culture I feel like unloading on you: the unsuspecting, hopefully receptive reader. Right, enough flattery, it’s time for both of us to buckle down and get to work. Now, what’s first on the docket?

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Fun-Size Friday | 9-13-19 | Star Trek, Hunchbacks, & Some Light British Comedy

Here we go again with another Fun-Size Friday! If you’re new to this program, basically it’s me talking about whatever random thought occurred to me the past week. While the primary focus will be on comics, inevitably my mind will drift off into something else and, lucky you, I’ve decided to shove those in too. Just to make sure I don’t get too far off track though, I only have a hundred words for each talking point, so even if it’s bad at least it’s short. Now that I’m all full of positive vibes, let’s hit the ground running with…

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Fun-Size Friday | 9-6-19 | Dark Crystal, Pretty Deadly, & Angel Has Fallen

Could it be? Is it possible? Can it really be time for another edition of Fun-Size Friday? It is! Yes, my grand experiment to condense my various thoughts and opinions into a hundred words or less continues. Comics, music, cartoons, more comics, that time in third grade when a kid threw a rock at my head, nothing’s off the table. That’s probably it for the rock story though, it’s really not that big of a deal. Honestly, I hardly even think about it more than two or three times a day. Enough about my crippling head trauma though, let’s begin…

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Just Add Comics| CLUE

Welcome to another edition of Just Add Comics, where I highlight comic books that adapt stories from other forms of media — movies, television, plays, “webisodes”, etc. — and see how they match up compared to the original. I actually wasn’t planning to make another one of these posts so soon, but I recently came across a comic that was so far off my radar that I couldn’t put off talking about it anymore. That’s because the comic I want to cover today is an adaptation of a classic board game: Cluedo, or as it’s more commonly known in America, Clue.

Wait…seriously? says the Hypothetical Reader. Yes. Seriously.

Look, I get it. I was skeptical myself, but after reading up on all things Clue over the last few days (i.e. I skimmed over all the pertinent bits on Wikipedia), I dunno, I guess I’ve been converted. I even pulled an old copy of the board game we had lying around the house to reacquaint myself with the set-up, and I think I have enough now to make this worth your time and mine. So yeah, let’s put on those deerstalker caps and dive in.

Source: My basement, rescued from under a copy of Battleship and the “FRIENDS” Trivia Board Game. Incidentally, the artwork here is done by Drew Struzan. Yes, that Drew Struzan.

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