Monday, May 14, 2012

More movie talk

I can't get that Avengers movie out of my head. It was the best ten bucks I have spent outside of the money that I spend on comics weekly. It was such a fun movie that it got me thinking as to which movies I like more, Marvel or DC?

As of right now, I would have to say that Marvel is by far the best for my buck. While I love the Dark Knight movies, I am not much of a fan of Superman. As for as DC goes, that is pretty much it for their stable of films. To me it seems like Marvel really put some thought into their movies lately and how they would fit into the large picture. I believe that we as comic fans can only be impressed by the continuity posed by these last three films leading up to Avengers.

By the last three films, I mean, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America. This list doesn't include the first Iron Man which, in my opinion, was just about as enjoyable as the Dark Knight. I could only hope that they had made a Hulk movie with the same actor that they had cast in Avengers.

I tend to drift towards DC when it comes to my comics but am on board with Marvel when it comes to the cinema. Lets hope the new Batman movie will blow them all away!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I have no updates on carvings today. I am still painting my Zuko and the last guy in the Wrecking Crew. After that, I am going to continue on my Hellboy. I had carved a Hellboy out of this paticular size peice of wood before and swore that I would not attempt it again. Apparently I have a short term memory. It is hard work to carve the shape of his head on such a short and wide peice of wood. For those that have not seen this red guy, here it is.
I am switching gears to movies. We had some lovely friends offer to have our three kids go over to their house while my wife and I went out to a matinee. I did not think that I would have been able to see The Avengers in the theater, but this was our chance. I could go on and on about how much I loved this movie. I did not picture liking the Hulk as much as I did. I was not surprised by how many shots there were of Black Widow's backside. It also nailed home that there would be no way in hell that I would live in New York in the Marvel universe. If you haven't seen the movie, please do!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wood Bending

Well, in the spirit of my newfound Avatar obsession, I have decided that I will refer to myself as a Wood Bender. I have finished painting my two Aangs.(Man, what a great name for a sitcom!) Whichever way you roll I have got you covered. Happy go lucky Aang or kickin' arse and leveling mountains Aang. Here we go!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Free comic day

I had a nice day with the family today by hitting two different shops for the mighty Free Comic Day. The first stop was Heroes Aren't Hard to Find. Holy crap, it was a madhouse. We geeks love free shit! They had a great event going on. A group of well known comic artists were there to do book signings and to do sketches for the throngs of people. This is where I picked up my free books. I got Avengers, Atomic Robo(!!!!), and Peanuts. While all of those books are fantastic, the pick of the day was the hardcover anthology put out by Archaia Comics. This is the publisher that puts out the one of my favorite books, Mouse Guard. The stories is this book where phenomenal. The two that stuck out to me where Rust and Cow Boy. Oh,did I mention that they put out a small hardcover for FREE? Next stop was Rebel Base. The main reason for going to this shop was to visit a local artist whose work I really like. My kids seemed to think that we stopped there because they had an ice cream truck there. The artist I went to see was w0lly. He has a great style. I love artists that pick certian features on superheroes and over-accentuate them. Sam Keith is one of my favs at doing this. So that is another Free Comic Day in the books. I had a great time and really love the way that the shops are turning this day into an event.