Monthly Archives: October 2011

Usagi

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Frank Miller’s Holy Terror: Has good bits

See, this is a good bit:

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Frank Miller’s Holy Terror: Not great

Not terrible, but not great. Oh Frank, what’s happened? Sure, Holy Terror has some trademark Miller moments (especially if you take someone saying “goddamn” to be Milleresque). It’s brutal, violent and unpleasant: all the things I like about his comics. … Continue reading

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Frank Miller’s Holy Terror: Anticipation

So I visited the comic shop today to pick up my monthly load of comics, and one of them is Frank Miller’s Holy Terror. I’m a big fan of Frank Miller, Elektra: Assassin and The Dark Knight Returns are two … Continue reading

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Songs I like 8: A Good Idea

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqW8P7dEqIo” width=”400″] Check the album out too (Copper Blue).

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Songs I like 7: Black Steel

Struggling to find a decent version online…

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T3K

Ah, yes. Getting in some retro game practice before the Replay exhibition in a couple of weeks. Tonight it was a session on Tempest 3000, a game I went to a lot of trouble to get (it needed a Nuon … Continue reading

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Songs I like 6: Trouble Me

[youtube_sc url=”gXnDGEM2oOg” width=”400″] Pardon the crappy quality

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Songs I like 5: Hit

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Revoltech: War Machine, Optimus Prime

Got a couple of Revoltech figures over the weekend, also included is my Iron Man MK4 figure.  

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DC’s New 52: Action Comics

My history with Superman goes right back to day one of my comic collecting proper. 7th of December 1986 was the day I picked up Superman #1 and Action Comics #584; both the first issues under the relaunch responsibilities of … Continue reading

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Currently reading: Xombi

  So Xombi from DC (not Vertigo)… Purchased simply for the Frazer Irving art, I was hoping for a reasonable story to back it up. First thing is: why was this a DC comic and not Vertigo? I could understand … Continue reading

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Songs I like 4: Not too soon

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Songs I like 3: Not so manic now

Although I also like St Swithins day by Dubstar (not Billy Bragg). Amazingly, I had completely forgotten about Dubstar until a few days ago.

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Mass Effect 2

I’m not known for having a lot of free time to play games. Working, children, comics, model making all take up too much of my time, so I’m taking a chance on a game as big as Mass Effect 2. … Continue reading

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Chimichanga

Without a doubt, one of the best comics in recent history is The Goon by Eric Powell. And in some ways, even better is Chimichanga. For an all ages story (which it is) it makes no concessions to neither childishness … Continue reading

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