Bullet

Bullet is a sweet little superhero story that’s almost done crowdfunding. It’s (accurately) described as follows: After college student Dale DeSouza suddenly develops super speed, he splits his time between fighting villains and courting one of the researchers helping him find out more about his powers. Story is by Randy Stone and Jordan Alsaqa with art & color by Kath Lobo. It’s a forty-page stand-alone, professionally done. There are a few fights, a few romantic moments, and a life-changing choice. […]

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Mr. Bride Volume 1

Mr. Bride volume 1 by Natsumi Shiba establishes a simple premise as a way of getting two people together in an “opposites attract” situation. Hayami is a successful career woman who’s a slob at home. Co-worker Yamamoto discovers the mess and cleans up for her. The two end up rooming together, complicated by their feelings for each other. She needs someone to take care of her, and he appreciates being allowed in her presence (and benefits from her greater earning […]

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Conventions in the Age of COVID

Less than a month until New York Comic Con! Are people ready? Should be interesting to see what this is like, as I can’t find any information on publishers setting up there. Guests — of whom the biggest names are William Shatner, George Takei, John Cena, and Chris Claremont — are appearing, but photo ops have no touching. Guest and attendee will be separated by plexiglass. Proof of vaccination is now required for attendees. Under 12 years of age will […]

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Underground Back in Print at End of Month

Underground was a miniseries, later collection, written by Jeff Parker, illustrated by Steve Lieber, colored by Ron Chan, and published by Image Comics back in 2010. I enjoyed the adventure story, about two rangers playing cat-and-mouse in a disputed cave system with those who are trying to kill them. The local businessman wants to turn it into a tourist attraction, regardless of what that would do to the ecosystem. He sends some hired hands to start the destruction, and when […]

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Excerpt From New Enola Holmes Book

It’s said that success has many parents, while failure is an orphan. It’s also true that success, these days, has many children, as a positive response to, say, a movie leads to more related product. Which is my lead-in to the news that there’s a new Enola Holmes novel, out now. The original six volumes by Nancy Springer were published from 2006-2010, but given the success of the Netflix movie, they’re back, and there’s a new book in the series! […]

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RushOrderTees Made Me a CWR Shirt!

Thanks to RushOrderTees, I now have a shirt with my website URL on it! They agreed to send me a sample in return for me mentioning them here. And I’m glad to know of a site that can do single copies of shirts, hoodies, and cups with a logo or design on them. They have plenty of styles and colors to choose from. I’ve already washed it, and both the logo and the size held up, plus it arrived more […]

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What Did You Eat Yesterday? Volume 15

I love this series so much. Each new volume of What Did You Eat Yesterday? continues to appeal for the same reasons: small stories about a caring couple having everyday meals together while coping with adult concerns. They’re punctuated by neat food ideas and great art, focused on expression and recipe details. Volume 15 opens with Shiro visiting his housewife friend and her family to congratulate her grandchild on starting elementary school. He doesn’t know what one gets a child […]

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Prodigal Son: The Complete Second Season

I didn’t watch Prodigal Son. I gave it a try, because Good Omens and Staged made me a huge fan of Michael Sheen, and this was such an unusual choice for a role. He plays a convicted serial killer whose son (Tom Payne) is a really messed up (obviously) profiler for the FBI and NYPD. The son is able to think like a killer but lives in fear he will become like his father. I didn’t stick with it, though, […]

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