The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight (cloudtrader) wrote,
The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight

On comics...

I find that most of my comics reading is being done on scans_daily nowadays, not with actual, physical comics. And not whole comics, either. I haven't downloaded a comics torrent file in well over a year now. I'm just... not reading comics. I like to keep up with what's going on in the respective universes, though. S_D is good for that. One day, I might just work up the energy to post some truly fantastic crack there again (although, I have no idea how I'd top The Defenders or Aquaman...).

Anyway. I find this image of Black Canary hot. I mean, seriously. With the bloody handprints and the knuckle cracking. Yes. Possibly, my psyche has been twisted by, um, stuff. *handwaves*

Speaking of comics, I picked up an absolutely enthralling book today at the book store (I have mentioned that I went back to working at Barnes & Noble, right?). It's called Soon I Will Be Invincible and it's really cool! It's a riff on the standard superheroes (CoreFire is totally Superman, Damsal is Wonder Woman, etc...), but it's very nifty. This is a good one for comics fans, folks, as the author clearly loves the superhero genre, but is also able to critique it at the same time. The book starts out from the point-of-view of Doctor Impossible, who is one of the most intelligent people in the world. He's a mad-scientist-inventor who wants to take over the world (Lex Luthor parallels here) and he's in jail. I just like how the writer is getting inside the tropes and writing this comic book story from the inside out. Anyway, it's out in June, so pick it up then.

It's always great to find that rare gem in the mountains of free Advanced Readers Copies that come through the store!

In other comics news, Comic-Con never charged my credit card when I registered, and I finally found out why. Seems that it didn't go through on the website somehow (might have been a glitch in the system or it timed out or something, the tech lady said in her email), even though my registration says it did. So, like, they're going to try again. Here's to hoping I have a badge for the coolest comics con ever! Also, a hotel room. Um. Erm. Does anyone know anything? I should call April again...

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