22nd September 2011
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Reread Generation Hope #9 today. I think this is the only comic that makes me cry every time I read it. Even when Nightcrawler died, I only got a little misty.
(Note: this is the issue where a bullied mutant in college commits suicide after his roommate broadcasts his changing over the dorm’s LAN)
(Note on note:If you don’t know it by now, the last 20+ years in the X-Men universe have mirrored gay rights and gay issues)
It really warms my heart that Marvel is so in touch with its audience and the issues a lot of its readers had or may still have. It does get better. I promise.
12th January 2011
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Heavy Ink is the comic book retailer I posted about yesterday. Now, Nick Spencer and Gail Simone have asked Heavy Ink to no longer carry their comics. I know what you’re thinking, (1) it’s just two writers and (2) there’s no promise that Heavy Ink will comply. Well, consider this:
Nick Spencer is the creator of Morning Glories, one of the most popular stories in the comic book world nowadays. In its first year, you basically had to preorder copies, because they sold out so fast. The story is also BEGGING to be made into a movie. Oh, and did I mention the Spencer is also the lead writer for Supergirl, Iron Man 2.0, and Action Comics??? Action Comics is the comic the debuted Superman. Not exactly a lightweight.
Gail Simone is the traveling writer with DC that is currently writing for Wonder Woman and several titles under the Brightest Day group. Brightest Day is the main Green Lantern banner and it will blow the fuck up after the movie comes out. Comic stores get most of their new customers after Marvel, DC, or other movies debut (see: all of the people who started reading Scott Pilgrim the week it came out).
These are two huge DC writers to come out against this. Hopefully, some Marvel, Image, and IDW writers join their fight. Do not buy from Heavy Ink.
11th January 2011
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This is a link to a news article about it, because I refuse to let the owner of Heavy Ink get any hits on his blog from mine. In the post, he not only applauds the shooter, but he actually exclaims “534 to go”.
This is beyond batshit insane for me to even think about. Of course, this is incredibly insensitive and an incredibly violent thought for anyone to have. But, what really genuinely hurts my feelings about it is that it came from a comic store owner. Comic store owners are mostly comic nerds that have dreamed about opening their own shop. Even though we’ve been ostracized most of our lives for being nerds, comic shops are like a little utopia for us to be ourselves and talk about storylines, art, and new movies.
After Columbine in 1999, shit got insane for nerds and all people who were different. One person from my Computer Science 5 class was expelled because they thought he was going to bomb the school (with his HARMONICA that he was playing). Another friend withdrew to go to homeschool because he got tired of the school asking him why he ate alone. Even I had the police come to my Calculus class where I was handcuffed in front of my entire class because I emailed someone asking about my expelled friend. And that was just one semester of my senior year.
Boycott HeavyInk. Tell your friends. There are plenty of other ways to get your comics. Make sure nerds don’t get the crazed loner tag again.
25th October 2010
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Pumpkin carving night with the Shannarama! Yes, that’s the X-Men logo. If you’re gonna have a nerd flag, you might as well fly that shit high.
15th September 2010
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“Guys, guys. Hey, GUYS. Hey, so. Hey, guys. So, today. TODAY is the day I’ve. Guys. Today, is the day I’ve been waiting for for a while. Guys, listen. Today, is the release of. Wait for it. The new X-23 comic! What? Oh yeah, I’ve also been dating Shannon for 5 months. So, who wants to go to Lone Star Comics after work?”
8th July 2010
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You guys. They had blank variant covers for the new X-Men #1. We got to request what character we wanted drawn on the cover. I chose the hot, female assassin of the X-Force: X-23.
I don’t care if she’s a clone from Wolverine. I would still tap that adamantium ass.