Issues – Double Digest No.1

Kirk is back from his holidays and had tons for me to catch up on and a few new titles to explore this week at West End Comics! He also had two more Orphan Black Funko figures for me, Cosima and Sarah have joined Helena and Alison…. just waiting on the double dose of Rachel….

Supergirl (1984) – Jeannot Szwarc

  As my time with those denizens of the destroyed planet of Krypton continue with my exploration of the fantastic Sci-fi Chronicles book, I leave Kal-El for a film (apparently he’s travelling to a distant galaxy according to a radio announcer), and join his cousin, the lovely Kara (Helen¬†Slater). Let’s be clear, the Salkinds screwed…

Issues Vol. 4

It’s time for that weekly round-up from West End Comics, where Kirk stalwartly mans his post, a bastion of pop culture filled with fantastic images, colours, and inks. Let’s jump right into it this week’s pull list shall we? Low – Vol. 1 Delirium of Hope. Collecting the first 6 issues of this series written…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Daemons

  The last story of Season 8 is viewed this week. This one was decidedly fun, and though it starts off playing some of the spookier elements, those are quickly pushed to the side, which is too bad, as they were really entertaining and made for a rather unique Doctor Who story, a type that…

The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) – L. Frank Baum

  The second Oz adventure came along four year’s after the original novel, as Mr. Baum was swamped with letters asking for more tales of Oz and to learn what had happened to the Lion (sadly, missing from this book), the Tin Woodman, whose real name is revealed to be Nick Chopper, and the Scarecrow….

Good Omens (1990) – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

  So I dove into another Gaiman novel, and while I recognized some of it, I don’t think I ever finished the tale, so something must have happened to stop me from reading it. Anyway, this time, Gaiman pairs up with the author of the Discworld series of novels, and brings to life a humorous…

ParaNorman (2012)

I don’t think I’m cynical or jaded when it comes to viewing a movie. I can still lose myself in characters and stories and worlds, it just seems that lately a lot of the films I’ve seen in theaters hold no real surprises for me, nor do they engage me as much as I wish…

Brave (2012)

Welcome back Pixar! I’ve made it known that I’m not the biggest fan of Cars 2, Pixar’s effort from last year. But over the years they have generated such good will on my part that they always get me to come back for more – I have seen every single Pixar film in the theaters,…

Suspiria (1977)

So Dario Argento finds his way onto the 101 Horror Movies list again with what is called his masterpiece, Suspiria. The story is fairly simple and the murders are just as bloody as they were in Profondo Rosso. A young American, Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) arrives at the Freiburg academy, which specializes in dance. However…

VIY (1967)

Mother Russia makes an appearance in the 101 Horror Movies with the very enjoyable, and well-crafted film VIY, which is apparently based on a folk legend. With a run time of just over an hour, the story flies by, and it’s incredibly entertaining. Khoma is a brash, irresponsible, a bit of a drunk (which all…

The Vampire Diaries – TV Series

¬† Okay, I can’t believe I am writing this post, but at the same time, I HAVE to. See, I’ve been a closet TVD fan pretty much from the beginning. I don’t remember the moment I decided to check it out (let alone have my PVR record each and every episode), but I remember watching…