My last fishing trip of the season Sunday morning was a huge success. The fish are extra active around a full moon for some reason. I caught two rare keeper-sized walleyes for the first time all year. I kept one for my parents. I landed 9 bass and had a bunch more get off my barbless hooks. My new used boat trailer works great. I can get my boat back on it very easily, which makes going out by myself much better.
Penny and I spent the rest of the rainy Sunday relaxing while the turkey roasted. It’s torture smelling that yummy roast turkey odour all afternoon. Penny tried roasting it breast side down and it made a big difference in how juicy the breast meat was when it was done. Our early Thanksgiving dinner was rounded out by roasted potatoes dipped in garlic sauce, roasted brussell sprouts and stuffing made with spicy Italian sausage. I had to force myself to stop eating or else I would have exploded.
Fury Max #6 - WARNING: This comic book contains graphic scenes of torture. W-Garth Ennis and A-Goran Parlov gave me another reason to hate certain politicians.
Talon #0 - I'm not surprised that DC chose this Batman nemesis to spin-off into his own book. W-Scott Snyder's Batman is the most popular New 52 book on the racks. Scott's name may be in the credits but this issue is written by James Tynion IV. A-Guillem March reminded me of Joe Kubert here, which surprised me because it's different from his work on Catwoman. I wasn't overly impressed with this debut but I will give #1 a read when it hits the racks to see if they can keep me interested.
Happy #1 - WARNING: This comic book contains course language. A LOT of foul words are used by every character in this book. W-Grant Morrison and A-Darick Robertson seem to delight in the foulness. This 4-issue mini is about an ex cop and a flying, talking unicorn. It's not based on reality in the slightest and looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. You just have to put up with a lot of bad words.
Hit-Girl #3 - I figured my mind was already starting to curdle from reading Happy so I might as well turn it into cheese curds by following up with the latest issue of Hit-Girl. W-Mark Millar actually shocked me with how subdued the language was in here. There's about a handful of f-words and barely any s-words. It just goes to show that swearing doesn't make a comic book that much better. Gratuitous nudity is another matter. You can ignore the cover that A-John Romita Jr. drew for this issue. Mindy doesn't even unsheathe her sword.
Wolverine #313 - I must be getting old. I'm tired of stories where Wolverine fights Sabretooth and they both wind up alive and well. Marvel's lucky that there are still a lot of fans who like this sort of story. I only read it for the beautiful Simone Bianchi art.
National Comics: Rose & Thorn #1 - No, say it ain't so. This is a one-shot? W-Tom Taylor (is that the fictitious Tommy Taylor of Unwritten fame?) and A-Neil Googe can't do that to us. Here we've got a fantastic introduction to one of DC's unsung characters with oodles of potential and we won't see her/them again for who knows how long. I for one will read their next offering when it hits the racks. I like this young version of Rose and Thorn. The hot cover by Ryan Sook says it all.
Rachel Rising #11 - Now that W&A-Terry Moore has let us know what's going down with the wicked witch in town I'm really getting into this story. I just hope that Rachel, the good witch manages to escape her creepy prison.
Takio #3 - This W-Brian Bendis and A-Michael Oeming all ages super hero book is a nice break from the more mature spandex titles on the racks. I really like it. We don’t sell very many copies but I'm glad that it's selling somewhere, because I would hate to see this fade away into obscurity.
Captain Marvel #4 - This story is getting more unbelievable by the issue. We're meant to believe that Carol and four women overpower a whole bunch of Japanese soldiers, then Carol jumps from 1943 to 1961. I am waiting for W-Kelly Sue DeConnick to explain the time hoping and it better not be a Bermuda Triangle thing.
Amazing Spider-Man #694 - Boy that cover looks familiar. I think it's copying one from the Clone Saga issues. Anyways, the cover is a big pack of lies. Spidey and Alpha don't fight each other but Peter figures out a way to keep the kid in line. His solution is a little too convenient for my liking.
The Punisher #16 - This was a very satisfying ending to Frank and Rachel's team-up. W-Greg Rucka and A-Marco Checchetto didn't wimp out and do the obvious thing. Now we wait to see what Punisher War Zone has to offer when Frank battles the Avengers.
Mind the Gap #5 - We get to know Elle's boyfriend Dane and his redneck dad in this issue. The mysterious person behind the guy in the hoodie is also revealed. Only people reading this book will know what I'm talking about so you should read this book.
Hero Worship #3 - I really like this book that nobody is buying. It's about a guy who gets super powers and the corporation that's controlling him. If this were being published by the big companies it should be selling like Punk Rock Jesus at least. You should check this out. I think you would like it too.
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3 - It's great that W-Len Wein clarifies how to pronounce Ozymandias in this issue. We also see how Ozymandias's Antarctic headquarters came to be. A meeting with the Comedian and some other masked crime fighters fills out the rest of this terrific issue.
Phantom Lady & Doll Man #2 - Boy, this is hokey, but it's fun too. I like the relationship between the two heroes. I just wish that Ws-Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti would think of a better way to explain the unexplainable besides having the good guy say he doesn't know how things work, they just do. I'm not hard to please. Call them Pym particles or unstable molecules just not “I dunno”.
American Vampire #31 - Pearl struggles with her infidelity with Skinner Sweet as her husband Henry continues to recover. She goes to take it out on the bad guys and then some joker shows up to spoil her revenge. Say cheese.
Aquaman #0 - We hop back in time 6 years as W-Geoff Johns and As-Ivan Reis and Joe Prado start Aquaman's origin story. I can't wait to meet Arthur's half brother Orm.
Wonder Woman #0 - Find out how Diana pisses off Ares in this retro comic book.
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