Sunday Mise en Place (July 23 to 30, 017)

Today is the day… Sunday, just a regular Sunday, but it is a day. This week has been full, so I’m just going to jump right in on the blog news, Plog news, what’s new, and what will be new too. And as per usual, let’s kick it off with what’s been going on- What’s…

Deconstructed: Amazing Spider-Man #244

With all the hype after Ned Leeds appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the potential of that leading into a Hobgoblin storyline, I thought a throwback to some classic Hobgoblin comics was in order. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of Hobgoblins first appearance in #238. The mystery of who Hobgoblin truly was/is one of…

Alexandra’s Top 5 at Age 5

Last year, on this day in particular, I started a special series to commemorate the special birthdays in our home.  Well, we’ve gone full circle.  Today our beautiful, energetic, often crazy daughter hits the half a decade mark.  5 years old sounds so much older than 4, I mean the girl starts kindergarten this year!…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 3 to 9, ‘017)

Hey, hey, it’s Sunday, time to get the Mise en Place on.  A weekly feature of the G.O.B. where I talk about this, that and whatever.  Also included is some links to posts of the previous week and a quick teaser of what is coming in the next bit.  I am off to a late…

Champions by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos

Well, I have successfully put friend, and fellow blogger, Michael Miller of My Comic Relief, on his proverbial toes by mentioning I had read a graphic novel under his recommendation, while avoiding any mention of the book of choice or my general feelings about it.  By now he has breathed a sigh of relief (no pun…

5 Must See July ‘017 Movies

Nothing beats the summer heat like an air conditioned movie theatre, and a blockbuster film to distract for a couple hours.  017’s lineup is full of movies worth hiding from the sun for.  With a few big name movies coming, can any of them topple the current July opening weekend champion- the final installment of…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 27 to Apr. 2, ‘017)

Happy Sunday, and happy April.  It is hard to believe we are already a quarter way through ‘017.  Going too fast.  Either way, glad to be through the tough cold months that start the year and into spring.  With that I offer a warm welcome to the Sunday Mise en Place, where everything with me…

Top 10 Superhero Cartoons of the Early 90’s

Waking up on Saturday morning, finding the most sugary cereal in the cupboard and building a blanket-y nest in front of the TV.  As a child in the 90’s that was the life.  Flipping through channel by channel of fishing programs, cooking shows, Saved by the Bell reruns/knock-offs, and pre-k programming, to land on the…

Spider-Man/Deadpool: Isn’t it Bromantic by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness

Relationships are funny, on one end you need to share personal interest and have at least a similar set of morals, values, or beliefs.  But then, as they say “opposites attract”.  There fore a relationship between two iconic Marvel characters, Spider-Man and Deadpool could carry a nice balance, or clash in a horrible way.  These…

Spider-Island by Dan Slott

Originally released in 2011 in the issues of The Amazing Spider-Man #666-673, and spawned spin-offs of other New York heroes like Cloak and Dagger and the Avengers.  The collected edition was released in January 2012, featuring the main run, six back up stories that lead to the events, as well as Venoms three important issues….

Civil War by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

Laterally with the biggest super hero film of the year, i thought I could do a special recommendation.  Civil War.  The 2006-07 mega event was based around a seven issue mini series.  The effects of which, felt through the entire Marvel Universe.  Involving all characters and a plethora of issues, collected among 20+ graphic novels….