Frack Me!

Good day people!

So, I am five years behind, but I finally started watching Battlestar Galactica. And let me just say to all those BSG fans out there: I take back everything I ever said about you. You were right, I was wrong. It truly is the best show EVER. Forgive me.
I currently have 10 more episodes to go, and I gotta say any show that still has you gasping with shock and screaming “WTF?!!” after four seasons is a fracken awesome show.
I’ve heard I will either love or hate the series finale… I’ll let you know how that turns out.

For those of you who don’t know, AJ has recently started a comic book club, where we meet weekly for coffee to discuss the graphic novels we’ve read. If you are in the SoCal area, make a plan to stop by one Sunday night and join us!
Last week, we read FELL by Warren Ellis with art by Ben Templesmith.

Here’s the story summary:
Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over again. In a place where nothing seems to make any sense, Fell clings to the one thing he knows to be true: everybody’s hiding something.

I really enjoyed reading this comic, which surprised me. I generally don’t enjoy any type of entertainment media having to do with police officers – perhaps it’s the overload of Law and Orders, CSI’s, etc. But this story caught me within the first few panels, with Ellis’ offbeat dark humor and stories so tragically insane that you cant help but to devour each page. Templesmith’s art is a study in dichotomy: simplistic yet complicated, shockingly bright yet darkly soothing. Though the series is not finished (rumor has it Ellis’ computer crashed and he lost future scripts) each issue can be viewed as a story unto itself, a day in the life of Richard Fell. And if Ellis never writes another word of this comic I will definitely be disappointed, but comforted by the completeness of the currently published 9 issues.

19 Moons Jewelry and Accessories: This Etsy store is full of trinkets for the steampunk lover in you. Between the typewriter key cufflinks, clockwork necklaces, and creepy-crawly rings, you’ll be ready to hang out with William Gibson and Tim Powers in style.

355 Tshirts – For those of you who read “Y the Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, you totally understand why I had the need to create this shirt. Still planning on wearing it to Con this year.

On February 14th Forbidden Panel will be at the Rose Bowl Comics and Collectiblesshow, and I will be there with them signing copies of my book, and possibly giving readings and/or mini massages.

That’s it for today folks! Check back next week for more reviews and random stuff.

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