Sunday, 16 December 2007

shopping through the pain

"Beer then wine is fine" and, as LLC reader Coach McGuirk says, "Liquor before beer, never fear." BUT, beer at 11am followed by copious amounts of red wine, spirits and more beer until 10pm is just no good at all. It doesn't rhyme, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it makes you puke up and shit fire for most of the following day.

Happy fucking Christmas.

Still, it's testament to my devotion to the power of comics that even with a radioactive hangover I managed to make my stinking way to the comic shop on Friday morning. Sadly I felt too ill to spend long in there and forgot to buy half the things I'd come for, a mistake which meant I had to go back today to fill my nerd sack with more sequential goodies. Bah!

Wonder Woman cheered me up plenty. Basically it's Amazons v Nazis - can't go wrong there folks.

The cover alone is worth the admission price...

Honestly, I'd quite like to buy it.

Elsewhere there's a bumper sized conclusion to the Sinestro Corps War in Green Lantern #25. It's a comic which veers between brilliance and schmaltz and I can't quite make up my mind what I thought of it. There's still plenty to enjoy, particularly in the huge fight scene splash pages. But the whole "go get 'em uncle Hal" sequence in the middle is frankly vomit inducing.

As for the end? Well it's nice of DC to tip us off to their answer to Marvel Zombies a year in advance. I smell variant covers.

Astounding Wolf-man was good again. Building up steam nicely this one. I reckon it'll be massive by issue #10. Wait and see.

I flicked through the bumper sized 2000AD Xmas special. It looked terrible. Sigh. Apparently Rebellion have done some deal to make it available online from the next prog. I reckon they need to sort the printed version out first. Such a shame to see the Galaxy's Greatest continuing to disappoint

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