Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Fantastically Flashy Flash - Superhero!

Today I went to the local comic book store Dr. Fantasy's Comics N' More and was just normally browsing through all the latest issues that came out within the past week - love #1 issues by the way - who doesn't?. As I was browsing through the very extensive selections I happen to come upon The Flash #1 (a fantastic issue).

We first start with a group called "Rogues". A small group consisting of Captain Cold, Wizard Weather, Heatwave, Trickster and finally Captain Cold's sister who remains to be unnamed but turns into an astral projection of herself (we'll get to that in a second).

This wonderful issue was written by Francis Manapul (Adventure Comics, Superman and Batman) and Brian Buccellato (Ghost Rider, Witchblade and Hellblazer).

Francis Manapul is currently a writer and artist living in Toronto, Canada and working for DC while Brian Buccellato is currently also an actor when not writing for titles such as the ones mentioned above.

Okay, so now you're wondering where is this leading to now. Well, okay, I suppose I should get back on track here. So here it goes.

We start off with revealing Flash's past talking about how his father would take him to the Flats in Utah, USA. Shows a little sentiment towards Flash by showing Flash at the same Flats his father took him to as a child. It particularly sets it up quite well when Flash mentions speed records being broken. I sensed a little bit of metaphorical foreshadowing when Flash mentions that while speeding down the flats, if you don't know what you're doing, you're getting to get hurt. The last few lines really set it up for the next few pages introducing the other main characters such as the ones named above.

Now before they got their powers, they were just simple people trying to "earn a living" - they even mention that even people on the wrong side of the law are trying to make a living, but by robbing banks.

Pre-Captain Cold (no names just yet - don't want to spoil the story) decided to take it to the next step (after their first foiled bank robbery by the Flash himself) but again like I said (dont want to spoil the story).

Monday, September 24, 2012

The re-imagined zombie has a few words to say - well - maybe paragraphs but we'll see.

So the odd one is now out of the box here!

We first start with the big news of The Avengers DVD/Blu-Ray Release as of September 25th, 2012. Yahoo! Isn't that awesome?! I mean, come on, who wouldn't want that as part of their collection.

Speaking of collections, I hope to soon start my own collection of comic book figurines and mayyyybbbeeee DVD's of Comic Book adaptations, such as Batman. It'll be very interesting to even own a copy of the Adam West version of Batman TV series. It was, after all, the first. Ah, Adam West, LEGENDARY I TELL YOU!!

So back to reality - the question is - What's the deal with The New 52 coming to an end soon aaaaannnndddd it being rebooted as "Marvel NOW!"?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

School And Other Authorities

Sometimes the stresses of daily life can get in my way but then I realized just where I was at in my life. I had recently started going to college to obtain my Associates Degree. Specifically the Associates In Arts Degree. I'm majoring in English and Creative Writing. I figured this would help me improve my abilities as a Writer. I am after all a Comic Book Writer.

As I said before, the daily stresses of life have been getting in the way quite a bit. I haven't done much of any kind of writing. I have been more focused on looking for part-time and/or full-time work whilst trying to go to school. I thought to myself that this would cause even more stress. However, I had a revelation. I realized that my Creative Writing class is completely online and easy for that matter allowing a lot of breathing room, the English class - only one day of the week (Mondays) - allowing a little extra time for doing homework and other projects and last but not least the Psychology Class on Fridays allowing a whole weeks worth of breathing room to read and study the necessary materials for the class. Plus, the teachers I have are quite fantastic.

With this revelation, it's allowing me to breathe easier while trying to cope with the stress of looking for work to help pay the bills. This is now also going to open up time for the deadlines coming up fast for the comic book projects.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Articles For Money

Even Writers have some pretty stressful times!

Today, I came across some cash/rent assistance websites and looked inside the website meant for my state. Along the left side there was a tab that mentioned working from home for profit. I thought to myself, "hmm, interesting" so I checked it out.

As it turns out, this website, thankfully, provided additional resources for profit-gain and what's even more interesting is the notion that you're "writing for money". Writing articles for websites to include advertisements or simple free-lanced articles.

So I researched a website listed on there called "Constant Content". Amazing website I'll tell you.

So go check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The ideal re-imagining of a world drowned by pop culture icons that deserve existence and by those that just simply need re-imagining.

So here it is folks!

The mystery himself!

Danny Dire: Detective Of The Dead!