Thursday, February 25, 2010

Like I Really Need A Reason to go to the Comic Book Store

May 1st is Free Comic Book Day everybody. The one day a year where we make our way to the comic shop like giddy little school girls is coming up and I'm pretty excited(wait that can't be right the one day we go and shop like gidy school girls, that's like everyday at the comic store for me but I digress).

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The line up for Free Comic Book Day has been announced and there are plenty of titles for everyone. They've been split into 2 categories, Gold Sponsers and Silver Sponsers. War of the Supermen, Ironman/Thor, and Doctor Solar /Magnus are my picks for the Gold Sponsers while Bongo: Free for All, Oni Press: Free for All, Ironman: Supernova, Radical: Bigger Books, Atomic Robo, and of course The Tick round out my picks for Silver.

To add even more to the excitement a special Free Comic Book Dat t-shirt will also be available as well as a Heroclix War Machine figure.

Mark your calenders cause this year's Free Comic Book Day is not one you want to miss.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Want! of the Week

ThinkGeek :: Star Wars Chop Sabers

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So this is going to be my new weekly post of things I would love to have if I had disposable income. I'm broke people, seriously. and to commerate this landmark post I give you: Star Wars chopsticks.
My buddy Cory posted on Facebook that his finally came in. I've been looking at them for like 2 months but I couldn't justify spending $12.99 on them. Thanks Cory for once again out geeking me...............jerk.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Why Green Lantern is My Favorite DC Hero

I'm sure that I'm not alone when I say that Green Lantern is my favorite DC superhero. I used to be all about Batman but recently I realized that GL is more appealing. I won't get into which Lantern is my fav(I'm a Kyle Rayner man, although John Stewart is a close second)but I'll happily tell you why I've developed a new fanboy crush.

Lately I've been re-evaluating my life and I've decided that I should take a more pro-active approach to attaining my goals. I'm a smart guy and I believe that I am creative and pretty good on my feet so I'm sure that I can achieve my goals but one thing seems to hold me back, willpower. I get distracted like everybody else and sometimes I can be downright lazy. Well keeping up on DC news I've been following the "Blackest Night" storyline and it got me re-interested in the Green Lantern mythology and I decided to review GL history(thanks wiki). Looking into Hal Jordan's "Rebirth" storyline, Rayner's history and the powers of the GL I realized that they are the most remarkable heroes of the DC universe. Sure you have your Supermans and your Batmans and all sorts of characters but how many are powered solely by will power. It's the only way that you can use the ring and not just anybody can use it(Green Arrow found that out the hard way). You have to be a person with remarkable will just to be chosen to wear the right and the most powerful Lanterns are those with the most creative minds. That's right, you gotta have heart and imagination to play in this league and just being a hero doesn't cut it.

Now if you asked me truthfully there's no way in hell that I would make the cut, I'm clearly unqualified for the job. Still it gives me something to strive for and another goal to work and who knows, one day I may get there. For now I'll just try emulated the qualities of the Green Lantern and wait for my ring to show up.
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