Saturday, 30 March 2013


I may have mentioned this before, but, I'm a terrible comics reader.

Not because reading comics is bad in any sense - of course not - and not because I'm slow or stupid and thus incapable of following an illustrated story effectively - well, unless it's Grant Morrison, but since I threw out my The Return of Bruce Wayne from His Not-Dead Death by Time Travel Omega Eyebeam blah blah something ANTILIFE and Now He's A Robot until Wonder Woman Punches Him Back to Normal* trade I don't feel so bad about that.  No, I mean my problem is twofold; I never buy single issues, and I never listen to any sort of hype for new releases unless it's hype that agrees with me.  Because obviously, if something doesn't tally up with my opinions it's WRONG and should not exist.  Like Wolverine, who I'm fairly sure is only popular due to a mass brainwashing program/Hugh Jackman's dreamy eyes.

Okay, enough stalling: the two books I wanna talk about today are prime examples of my Second Failing, things I was interested by because they tickled parts of my brain I'm already fond of, but for a change I decided to pick them up one issue at a time...and they both turned out so well I've stuck to it.  Now I'm only a singular failure!  Wayhey!

(The following is a reaction piece to, and may contain spoilers for, issues 1-10 of Captain Marvel and 1-6 of X-Men Legacy.)

* - you only think that's a facetious summation of that story because you haven't read it yet.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Toy Review: Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave

Oh, where have you been all my life, you?

It's been a while since I talked about toys that aren't Minimates here, mostly my own fault - I've been buying plenty of stuff but I've had other distractions that made it tricky to focus on writing anything about them.  Why has that changed?  Maybe a gap in my schedule.  Or maybe that I've got my mitts on one of those rare toys that feels like something I've been waiting years for.

And Masterpiece Soundwave is exactly that sort of toy.