Fun-Size Friday: it’s like Black Friday, except instead of burying you in great deals, we bury you in words. Wow, that is a bad tagline. Note to self: exclude the words “bury you” from future introductions. Morbid wordplay aside, I welcome you to my little cubic centimeter of the Internet. Whether you’re taking a break from shopping or hanging up Christmas decorations, or — most probably — you’re reading this on literally any other day of the year, I’m glad you stopped by. If you’re still curious it’s business as usual around these parts: I talk about comics, movies, tv shows, songs I can’t get out of my head, and other sorts of weirdness from the last week. Now that we’ve got the pleasantries out of the way, let’s get this crazy train rolling!Continue reading “Fun-Size Friday | 11-29-19 | Killadelphia #1, Steven Universe: Unleash The Light, & The Mandalorian 1×03”
Prepare your internets, Denizens of the World Wide Interwebs, because Fun-Size Fan-Thing 2.0 is now up and running. What do I mean by “2.0”? Well, hypothetical reader, allow me to break it down: while Fun-Size will still be covering the same general subjects as before — comic books, movies, television, opinion pieces and what have you — I’ve decided to try removing the hundred-word limit to play around with the format a bit. Keeping things brief was nice at first, but now I want to open things up and see what comes tumbling out. Enough about that old nonsense though, you didn’t come for any of that. Let’s talk about some new nonsense!Continue reading “Fun-Size Friday | 11-15-19 | Folklords #1, Family Tree #1, Far Sector #1, & More!”
Whether you’re a fan of them or not, it’s impossible to deny that superheroes are just about everywhere these days. These characters, whose colorful adventures once sold for a nickel a piece on newspaper stands and spinner racks, have now exploded into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon that generates billions of dollars and dominates not only comic books but also film, television and far, far too many streaming services. With so many to choose from and only so much time in the day, it’s only natural for audiences to gravitate towards the more established characters and stories, rather than spend their time and money on something they might not even be into.
My own comic-buying experience has been no exception. While I’ve often walked into the bookstore with the intent to try something new, the truth is that nine times out of ten I’ve ended up walking out with something “safe” or “reliable” like Batman or Captain America. It’s only in the last year that I’ve made an effort to force myself outside my comfort zone, avoiding old favorites from Marvel and DC in favor of new titles from publishers like Image, Boom Studios, Dark Horse and Viz Media. Though not every book I’ve picked up has been a winner, there are times when I stumble across a book that gets me genuinely excited. This month, that comic is Generation Gone Volume One.