Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book of Interest: Well Read, Then Dead

I like the cover, it looks like a nice cozy little bookstore. This is another cozy mystery series I just found and reading the description I can see that this has some quirky eccentric characters. I always wonder whenever I find a cozy mystery if it's going to be more cozy than mystery because truthfully I love a good mystery.

I'm going to add this to my wishlist because it does seem interesting.

Book: Well Read, Then Dead (Read 'Em and Eat Mystery book #1) by Terrie Farley Moran


Nestled in the barrier islands of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Fort Myers Beach is home to Mary “Sassy” Cabot and Bridget Mayfield—owners of the bookstore café, Read ’Em and Eat. But when they’re not dishing about books or serving up scones, Sassy and Bridgy are keeping tabs on hard-boiled murder.

Read ’Em and Eat is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch treats, along with quite a colorful clientele. If it’s not Rowena Gustavson loudly debating the merits of the current book club selection, it’s Miss Augusta Maddox lecturing tourists on rumors of sunken treasure among the islands. It’s no wonder Sassy’s favorite is Delia Batson, a regular at the Emily Dickinson table. Augusta’s cousin and best friend Delia is painfully shy—which makes the news of her murder all the more shocking.

No one is more distraught than Augusta, and Sassy wants to help any way she can. But Augusta doesn’t have time for sympathy. She wants Delia’s killer found—and she’s not taking no for an answer. Now Sassy is on the case, and she’d better act fast before there’s any more trouble in paradise.

Vogue Magazine's 73 Questions with Serena Williams

I love watching these Vogue 73 Questions interviews, here's Tennis Great and Fashionista Serena Williams.

Halloween Art of the Day: Avatar: The Last Airbender: Monsters

Artwork: Avatar Monsters: Vampire Azula by Acaciathorn

Artwork: Avatar Monsters: SwampThing Katara by Acaciathorn

Artwork: Avatar Monsters: Zombie Aang by Acaciathorn

Artwork: Avatar Monsters: Ghost Mai by Acaciathorn

Artwork: Avatar Monsters: Mummy Toph by Acaciathorn

Comic Book Wednesday: October 26th Picks

Happy Comic Book Wednesday!

I hate to admit this but I've made some cuts (and planning on making more) to my overall pull list. I am going to be cutting back on some of the books that I get. I'm pretty sure I buy more weekly comics than the average comic reader and I have gotten to the place where I don't have enough time to read them all. So, I will be picking up quite a few titles in the trade edition. I'm hoping it will save on space because as of now I have a limited amount of storage space left for my weekly comics.

For today's list the only thing new is a Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special Issue. DC Comics has gotten a lot better at promoting the character while at the same time trying to distance themselves from the horrible mistakes they made in the New 52 in regards to Wonder Woman.

Well, here is the rest of my list:

Archie Comics

Jughead #10 (Cover C - Variant Staples)

Book: Jughead #10


It's Jughead vs. Sabrina! Jughead has encountered the magical force known as Sabrina the Teenage Witch-and he doesn't like it one bit! The feelings are mutual, though, as Sabrina thinks good ol' Juggy's kind of a jerk. And how do two teens work out their feelings? By pranking the heck out of each other, of course! Get ready for a prank war the likes not seen in this universe!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Art of the Day: A Monstrous Get Together

Artwork: Luxury of Monsters by SeizureDemon

Book Review: Batman: Legends of The Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectacular #3

Book: Batman: Legends of The Dark Knight 100 page Super Spectacular #3 cover art by Jason Shawn Alexander

(This book can also be found in the trade edition Batman: Legends of The Dark Knight volume #4)

Edition: Print

Rating: 5 stars


I enjoyed reading this, there are four very different yet interesting stories in this book. Although these stories were dark and sometimes grime, the third story Elements of Crime had a bit of humor injected into it.

Story #1: "The Beautiful Ugly" by Derek Fridolfs and Kenneth Elliott Jones, illustrations by Jason Shawn Alexander, colors by Sherard Jackson and letters by Deron Bennett

This story is three parts chaos with one part heartbreak with Gotham City in chaos over the latest incident of someone gassing subway stations. In the middle of all that, Two-Face has taken it upon himself to bring to "trial" a thief who he would have gotten convicted when he was still District Attorney Harvey Dent. This is a story that will leave you wondering if people really can change. However, what about the crimes they once committed in the past, how should they and their crimes be dealt with?

Story #2: "Break the Mold” by Shane Davis and Brandon Montclare, illustrations by Shane Davis, inks by Sandra Hope with Michelle Delecki (on one page), colors by Wendy Broome and letters by Saida Temofonte

Time seems to be running out for Batman as he tries to track down Clayface but are things what they appear to be in this story. I noticed that as Batman goes from one lead to another his tactics and approach became more violent. It didn't really seem like his usual style which is why I found the twist to this story be very interesting.

Story #3: "Elements of Crime” by Mike W. Barr, illustrations by Tom Lyle, colors by Sebastien Lamirand and letters by Saida Temofonte

Batman and Robin (Tim Drake) go up against their newest villain, Element Queen and she's way more deadlier than their old foe Element King. As the dynamic duo try to stop the new villain can they piece together her plan before it's too late.

This story had the feel of the old 1960s Batman TV series with the way Batman and Robin were written but with a more intense yet at times humorous story.   

Story #4: "The Echo of Pearls” by Jim Krueger, illustrations by Tom Raney, color by Wendy Broome and letters by Saida Temofonte

Okay this last story, is told from a very different and unique point of view, believe it or not it's told from the cave that would eventually become the Bat Cave. Yeah, I know but stay with me, the story begins with Bruce as a child falling threw a hole into a cave. At that moment the cave seemed to have come alive as it saw both the excitement and curiosity that Bruce expressed.

He was in awe of his new discovery unfortunately his experience was cut short with him leaving which left the cave with the distinct feeling of being disappointed by his departure. Bruce did return, however, his second visit to the cave was not a happy occasion, it was right after his parents were murdered. The traumatic experience coupled with the cave setting put into place for Bruce to one day become the person who will protect Gotham City. But that wasn't the end of the cave's involvement, it gave Bruce that one last push which helped him find a symbol and image important to his cause.

You would think this would be a strange read but the cave narrating the story surprisingly worked well.

I like reading these Legend of The Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectaculars because you get a wide range of stories that expand the Batman universe that don't necessary fit into the main continuity.

Nesting: Captain America: Civil War Cutting Board

Which team are you on, Team Captain America or Team Iron Man? But why choose, this cutting board gives you both options. You get Captain America's mighty Shield on one side and Iron Man's Arc Reaction on the other. So now there's no need to start a Civil War among your family and friends because you now have a cutting board that represents both teams.

Sometimes it's hard being a geek because there are so many things that I want, like this cutting board. This is really cute, it would look great on a counter or in the center of a table. I like that it has a sophisticated subtleness to it. Although I love color, if this was in the bright colors of Captain America and Iron Man, it would probably be too much or appear garish.

Since the holiday season is approaching, "wink, wink" this might make a good gift for someone.

Marvel Civil War: Choose Your Side Cutting Board                $29.99               ThinkGeek (

- Hand Wash Only and since it's made from wood there will be natural variations.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Art of the Day: Pokemon Halloween

A week's worth of Halloween art starts today!

Artwork: Halloween by bluekomadori

Lazy Sunday: How I Spent Mine

As you can see I didn't post anything on Sunday, in fact I did not go anywhere near a computer yesterday. There are some times when you simply have to unplug and unwind and I spent most of the day relaxing (I stated last week that Sunday is going to be my official day of relaxation) and watching movies.

The first movies I watched were The Losers and Kick-Ass 2, it's been a while since I've watched either movie. It took me forever to find them, they were at the bottom of one of my storage boxes. I have a lot of movies (and I do mean a lot) so I need to store them to save on space. I'm way passed the point where all my movies can sit on the shelves.

Anyway, I spent the afternoon watching those two movies, I forgot how much I enjoyed watching The Losers. It was a great movie, I don't know why it didn't get a sequel. And speaking of, watching Kick-Ass 2 just left me wondering why this movie franchise was abandoned because there should have been a Hit-Girl movie followed by the final Kick-Ass movie. All I can say is that Hollywood makes no sense because the things that are approved or not are ridiculous. Case in point why is Captain Marvel getting a movie before Black Widow? Yes, it truly makes no sense.

From there I just lounged away the day and by the evening I watched the Hamilton special documentary on PBS followed by watching Resident Evil: Extinction on Encore (despite the fact that I have it on DVD). That documentary is so inspiring because you see all the hard work Lin-Manuel Miranda put into creating Hamilton and not to mention the hard work the cast put into their roles. It was fantastic to watch. It makes you so proud that the play was a hit. As for Resident Evil: Extinction, I've seen this movie so many times but I was scrolling through the menu, saw it and started watching it.

As you can see I was in relaxation mode, I find doing nothing on Sunday starts the week off stress free for me. Do you have a Lazy Sunday and if so how do you spend yours?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Non-Canon Couples Week: Day #7: Janine Melnitz and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)

As the finale post for my first Non-Canon Couples Week, I went with Janine Melnitz and Dr. Egon Spengler. They were complete opposites with Janine as the Queen of Sarcasm while Egon was the reserved genius. Yet, there was this chemistry between them and I believed a relationship would have worked. In the first Ghostbusters movie, Janine put it out there that she liked him but perhaps Egon wasn't used to getting that sort of attention and didn't know how to express his feelings unless it was something to do with science. If you watch the movie, he didn't seem to mind her hitting on him nor her being around him. I'm pretty sure he would have told her if she was bothering him.

Which is why in the second movie, I didn't understand how Janine wound up with Louis Tully. I think perhaps she got tired of waiting on Egon and simply moved on. But for some reason...with Louis, he was so goofy and weird. I always found it interesting that in the second movie Janine's look had changed and her wardrobe and hair now matched her bold and outgoing personality. However, I got the feeling that she settled for Louis.

I like to think that Janine and Egon would have eventually gotten together in that much rumored third movie (that sadly never happened) which is why I continue to ship them.

This is not the end of my Non-Canon Couples Week, I enjoyed writing these posts and plan to write more in the future.