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  1. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    The Ritual/The Cloverfield Paradox: reviews forthcoming Features: 25 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  2. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight #1: this was some dumb fun. Hack/Slash Resurrection #1: This was ok. Interested to see where it goes. Jean Grey #8: not very good. Nightwing The New Order #3: this was alright. Punisher The Platoon #2: terrible. The Ruff & Reddy Show #1: this was alright. Weird. The Unsound #5: kind of losing steam on this. The X-Files JFK Disclosure #1: so good. Thor Where Walks the Frostgiants #1: I would bet this was a story they've had in a drawer since the late 90s that they pulled now that Thor's a successful movie franchise. It's fucking garbage. USAvengers #11: a fucking alien Archie spoof? So. Fucking. Weird. Love it. Victor Lavalle's Destroyer #6: this was not a great ending. Loved the series. It ended poorly. Weapon X #10: fucking great. Future Quest vol 2: so fun. I love this art, I love this story. The Wild Storm vol 1: fucking excellent. This is all I want out of a Wildstorm series. Warren Ellis' best work in a decade, easily. Comics: 235 Trades: 4 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 4
  3. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Comics: 223 Trades: 2 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 4
  4. First time you felt old

    I was the father to two children under 2 and devoid of grey hair. My oldest is going to high school next year and I'm starting to look like Reed Richards up in this bitch.
  5. The Incredibles 2

    Agreed. This looks like shit. But, after he said he didn't want to feed the baby more cookies did the thing he transformed into remind you of something?
  6. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    When We First Met: a rom-com with sci fi leanings elevated by the cast. It's cute and fine, but without Daddario and Devine it would be mush. I never gave Adam Devine much second thought but it appears he's grown out of the "douche fratbro" role he's had for several films. He's definitely doing a bit of a mid-career Jim Carrey thing here which is certainly not original, but it works and is actually pretty lacking in modern comedies. Features: 23 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  7. Every comic you've read in 2018

    The Flash by Mark Waid Book Three: This book has the Wieringo run (rather, the beginning of it). Out of fifteen issues, Ringo draws 12, I think. It's a developing style but is pretty well-cemented by the end. The last few issues (ironically, where Impulse gets his first stories since he is so often thought of when thinking of MW) are drawn by Carlos Pacheco who looks like he's aping MW. It's weird. Some really decent inks on that Pacheco art by Wayne Faucher @The Master, so we can't blame him Action Comics #990: i liked this, but I feel like I've seen this story before. Just feels a little tired. All-New Wolverine #26: liked this a lot. Black Crown Quarterly #1: oh god...make it stop. Terrible. Detective Comics #967: fantastic. Eternity #1: not the best, but I dig the art, so I'll give it another. Glitterbomb The Fame Game #2: quite good. A great twist on the original series. I like it a lot. Might just wait for the trade to read it all in one. Quantum and Woody #0.00011/2: this is a fucking ballsy move for a zero issue. Didn't strike me as offensive, but it didn't fill me with hope. Sisters of Sorrow #4: great. The Hard Place #3: hard to see where this is going to go. Bloodshot Salvation #2: eh...not great. Comics: 198 Trades: 2 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 4
  8. Every comic you've read in 2018

    War of the Independents #1: jesus, this was awful. Superb #4: ok, I guess. I'm just not that interested anymore. Superman #33: holy fuck. I need this in my life. Swordquest #4: solid. The Realm #2: I'll bite for one more. Vampirella #7: This would have been cute for a couple pages, but an entire issue? Ugh... X-Men Gold #14: so great. Insufferable vol 1: love the art. This is an interesting mirror-work for my novel in progress, so I was interested to check it out when the novel was done its first draft. Finally got to it. Pretty good. Comics: 188 Trades: 2 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 3
  9. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Baywatch: this is dumb. Like, not even dumb fun. Just dumb. The best laughs are in the trailer. This is literally just eye candy (which it does do extremely well), but having trouble with the conceit that the woman who plays CJ is some goddess everyone drools over while Alexandra Daddario is just some regular girl. I guess that takes some suspension of disbelief. The Polka King: I had no preconceived notions going in and ended up with something that's firmly on my working best of the year list. Funny, heartfelt and ridiculous. Kind of like a Coen Brothers film in a lot of ways as well as an incredible comedic performance from Jacki Weaver. Features: 22 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  10. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Made Men #2: after being shocked by the first issue, I was also shocked by the second. Crazy. Maestros #1: weird, but I'll give it another. Nightwing #31: solid. Normandy Gold #4: the worst issue of the series thus far, but still pretty good as far as that goes. Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1: solid. Great storytelling. Comics: 181 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 3
  11. And the episode 1000 topic is...

    I should have it to you in a day or so.
  12. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Kid Lobotomy #1: terrible, unreadable dreck. Seriously, this is what Black Crown comes out the gate with? Oof! Kill the Minotaur #5: pretty great, actually. Comics: 176 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 3
  13. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Still Hungry/The Factory: final shorts for the festival Features: 20 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  14. Venom

    If you're complaining about not seeing the monster in the teaser trailer, you need your head examined.
  15. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Royal City #6: not the best issue of this series. Savage Things #8: I thought this was kind of a wonderful, low-key ending. Justice League of America #16: pretty decent compared to other parts of this arc. Sacred Creatures #4: siege story mixed with a hospital orgy. Alright. Suicide Squad #27: solid. Really solid. The Family Trade #1: I can't get past the art. It's pretty terrible and not right for the story. The Wild Storm Michael Cray #1: this is fucking excellent. So excellent, I don't want to skip right to the trade, so I'll probably do both. Volcanosaurus #1: ughhhhhhh. I knew this would be bad, but I couldn't resist. I was duly punished. Weapon X #9: how great is this? Fucking great. Wormwood Gentleman Corpse Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington #1: TERRIBLE. X-Men Blue #13: holy shit this is fun. Youngblood #6: it's taken a long time for the shit to hit the fan, but I have to say I'm interested. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12: fucking fun. Aquaman #29: Sejic tells this slow story where nothing really happens with such love and delicacy that it's still fuckdiculously entertaining. Batman #33: I was not prepared for lovey-dovey horseback Middle Eastern Batman, but I have to say it was pretty good. Champions #13: not great. Deadpool vs Old Man Logan #1: fun, dumb fun. Generation Gone #4: still great. Mind-blowing ending. Invincible Man #593: I'm still so here for this. Comics: 174 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 3
  16. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Zackman/Paralysis/Jamie: short for the festival All Light Will End // Paranormal Demons // 10/31: features for the festival Features: 20 Shorts: 40 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  17. Every comic you've read in 2018

    The Shadow/Batman #1: this is already better than the other series. X-Men Gold #13: holy fuck this is good. Falcon #1: I'm not so much put off by the "stick out like a sore thumb" street language, and I actively hated the Patriot character during Secret Empire even though I don't dislike him here, it's the fact that this is parroting the EXACT SAME STORYLINE from the Sam Wilson Captain America series. What the fuck? And it's not like it's picking up on the Hate-Monger who left the Sons of the Serpent and became a militant black activist to stir up shit. It's just that fucking lame-o Blackheart again. Tip to Marvel editorial: Blackhearts has never been good in a comic and will never be. I'm out. Galaktikon #2: I appreciate this for what it is, but without the album that accompanies it, it's not a solid read. I'm out. Harbinger Renegade #8: this was fun. This felt closer to real Harbinger comics than a lot of ones I've read lately. Hellboy and the BPRD 1955... #2: Brian Churilla is great and belongs on Hellboy, but I'm just not interested in the story anymore. Mister Miracle #3: this is on such a higher plane than any other monthly comics coming out right now. I'm not sure if there's ever been anything like it. It has a slight feeling of what a 90s Vertigo Mr. Miracle series would have been, but something far more. Postmodern comics at its best. Ragman #1: "y'know what I want? A Ragman reboot with a geopolitical PTSD angle!" - no one ever. Red Hood and the Outlaws #15: really fucking fun. Retcon #2: still not sure what the fuck is going on, but I kind of like it. Ringside #12: really solid. Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1: a weird oneshot. Slots #1: hell no. Spirits of Vengeance #1: Oof...not good. I'll give it one more. Superman #32: I'll soak up all the Superman I can before Bendis takes over. This was fun. Not as good as what's going on over in Action, but still really good. The Archies #1: Ehh...not great. Comics: 155 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 3
  18. First time you felt old

    I know I basically post this in this thread every year, but it never fails to make me feel a million years old: In five days, my youngest son (the one whose birth announcement was made on this site) is 11. His older brother (who's 12) is on a trip with his class to Quebec sans parents and starts high school in September.
  19. The leisurely comic discussion thread

    My childhood LCS (well the one I've been going to consistently since I was 12) has just stopped ordering comics. I'm pretty upset about it, but I understand and sympathize with the decision. I've quit Walking Dead (currently have like three years of unread issues) and moved MTV savage Dragon orders to DCBS. I did however take part in the comics sale he did and got each of these for 5 Canadian dollars
  20. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Fright Night: review forthcoming Housesitters: feature for the festival 3:12/Porcelain Stare/Stockholm Sweet Home/Blood Bank/Murder for Dummies/Not Long For This World/Inappetence/Lion/House Among The Trees/The Devil's Due/The Call Girls: shorts for the festival Features: 17 Shorts: 37 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  21. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Batman #32: I honestly give zero shits on the Bat/Cat thing (never really have) but I dug the fuck out of the end of the WORAJ. Fun. Dastardly and Muttley #2: weird way they're going with this. I'll read another. It's entertaining enough. Infamous Iron Man #12: Fucking hell, this was good. John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction Vault #3: fun ending. I look forward to the next arc. Marvel Legacy #1: some fun elements here. Interested to see where they take some of this. Nightwing The New Order #2: this is another alt-reality thing that should be up my alley. It's certainly better than White Night or Dark Nights Metal, but not by a lot. I'll give it one more. Mighty Thor #23: great transition forward. X-Men Blue #12: Past X-Men with Ultimate X-Men with characters form Mutant X; this is a regular old X-men alter-reality gang bang, and I can't say I don't kind of love it. Action Comics #989: still not too sure where this is going, but I have an idea, and it's intriguing. All-New Wolverine #25: excellent. Really solid. Astonisher #1: snoooooooooze Atomahawk #0: terrible faux Kirby crap. Babyteeth #5: still great! Detective Comics #966: uhm...HOLY FUCK! Take what i said about X-Men Blue, distill it down to one thing and run with it. DC is finally realizing what made their comics fun (i.e.: the last time they were good was ten years ago) and rehashing some of that stuff in a new way. Fuck me gently, this is a trip. Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #1: dumb fun Harley & Ivy Meet betty & Veronica #1: garrrrrrbage. Iceman #6: ok, a Champions reunion and they're wing-manning Iceman on his first gay date. Never thought I'd type those words. Sure did dig it though. Nightwing #30: crazy. Looking forward to see where it goes. Old Man Logan #29: this was fucking great. Punisher The Platoon #1: this was pretty terrible. I'll try one more solely for the Parlov art. But man, it's hard to believe I ever enjoyed a single thing Ennis ever wrote. Ironwood 1, 2: Bill Willingham's erotic fantasy graphic novels from Eros that sit firmly between Elementals and Fables and BOY does it ever show?! Interesting. Comics: 139 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: 2 Omnibus: 3
  22. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Victor Lavalle's Destroyer #5: still fucking great. Totally Awesome Hulk #22: fantastic. Batman White Knight #1: on one hand, I appreciate DC is opening up their Elseworlds-ish storytelling capabilities, but this is nonsensical junk that never would have made it past my editorial desk. Comics: 119 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: Omnibus: 3
  23. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    More Blood!: Documentary for the festival House Shark: feature for the festival Features: 15 Shorts: 28 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  24. Random wrestling thoughts

    That looks good.
  25. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    She Was So Pretty 2: Be Good for Goodness Sake: feature for the festival War for the Planet of The Apes: had I seen this in 2017, it would have been high on my list of the year. I haven't seen many best actor roles this year (or any year lately) but I find it hard to believe that they have more depth of range and emotion than Serkis in this movie. Fucking astoundingly beautiful (filmed just a 45 minute drive from here) and powerful. Perfect end to the trilogy, even with a little bit of Harrelson doing Brando's Kurtz. Wonderful. How to Carve a Pumpkin: short for the festival Features: 14 Shorts: 28 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: