All posts tagged: Comic Book Fetish

ComicsBox 1 | Saga: Chapter Thirty Seven

#NowReading #Saga #ImageComics NEW STORY ARC! “THE WAR FOR PHANG,” PART ONE. SAGA is back with its most epic storyline yet, and to celebrate, FIONA STAPLES graces this issue with a gorgeous wraparound cover! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. This arc is a self-contained “event” we’ve been building to since our very first issue, so now is the perfect time for readers who love SAGA’s bestselling collections to join our monthly adventures! Story By: Brian K. Vaughan Art By: Fiona Staples Cover By: Fiona Staples Published: August 31, 2016 See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/saga-37#sthash.5J48flkb.dpuf Advertisements

The Merc with a Mouth in a Movie | Thoughts on the Deadpool flick

Originally posted @ Comic Book Fetish | By  Brandon L. Rucker For an action movie with a foulmouthed blabbermouth antihero, it’s pretty good. The opening sequence let’s you know right away (and any parents who may have foolishly brought their little ones expecting Spider-Man, Iron Man or Captain America fare) what the nature of this movie is going to be about and what kind of content you can expect. The opening credits laced throughout that first sequence are written in Deadpool’s unique perspective, which also informs the flavor of this raucous, ultra-violent movie. Right away we see Deadpool doing what he does best, delivering graphic and gruesome punishment to bad(der) guys, all the while quickly rolling off a litany of witty, wisecracking one-liners off his swift tongue for all the chuckles, usually in voice-over or while looking right at us, breaking the fourth wall. The camera angles in these first few sequences are daring for great comedic effect.  You come to realize without a doubt during this first zippy action sequence that that Ryan Reynolds is …

UPDATE: Reactivation Notice | A Change of Plans

Yeah, it’s quite obvious I’m not done playing the role of comic book aficionado and commentator as well as industry analyst.  I never stopped, really, I just kept doing it to a lesser degree within a private group on Facebook, a group that’s been together since the Spring/Summer cusp of 2011 when DC’s The New 52 was first announced.  This stuff is in my blood, I’m fetish-ly addicted to comics and all things comics-related.  So…disregard the previous note about deactivation (over on Blogger), which included a statement that I would just cover this stuff on my main website Ruckerpedia. Comics are that kind of thing that demands its own space and focus – it can’t be shared with other things.  Hence this new blog/website here on WordPress (went ahead and grabbed the doc com domain), migrated from Blogger and re-configured and somewhat redesigned.  I’ll be attempting some new and different things this time around: Buzz – Buzz and hubbub from social media, which will mostly be comic book folk (pros and fans) I’m well associated with, but also anything else …

CONSOLIDATION & TONAL SHIFT

I’ve always been one of splintered interests and activities, and by natural consequence of that, a rather transient attention span.  But as I get more active and, let’s face it, older, I have less time (read: patience) for hopping fro-and-to various locations. For instance, social networking – I typically only have the mental patience to dabble in one primary social arena on these Interwebs. In 2003 it was LiveJournal. From 2004 to 2007 it was MySpace. In 2008 I went back to a more insular social network of writers at the Zoetrope Virtual Studio. I 2010 I discovered Twitter, but didn’t truly get active with it until 2011. Finally, in 2013 I stopped resisting Facebook and it has become my predominant arena more by default of familial and friendly connections than preference (personally I think Google+ is laid out better and navigates more logically). I have a number of groups I admin and/or participate in on FB because, again, that is the virtual space where the social per capita is highest. So what about my personal website outlet …

The Weekend Report – Item #2: Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)

RE: 10th ANNUAL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – MAY 7, 2011 This was definitely a success! The eleven year-old stayed behind, so the six year-old and I hit up two stores and came back with a nice stack of books. It’s hard for a geek father to put into words the pride he feels when seeing the joy and excitement of his offspring partaking in a mutual geek rite of passage for the first time. Yeah, I even took along the family camera to get a picture of her standing in front of the comic racks (in the X-Men section, of course), clutching an armful of comics.  The thing about special moments like these is that they are so fleeting, and pass you by before you even fully realize you’re actually experiencing them. Then as the day comes to an end, you reflect on it and lament that you can never re-live the experience. >>Sniff<< Anyway, here’s some of what we came away with — For the Youngest:       For the Middle Child:   …