Your Morning Head: Meet Your Geek

Remember when you were a kid and it was easy to meet other geeks? Jamie and I have known each…

"This is my chum Lars Bitely and I am Dread Magus.  You should know, I seldom miss at this range."
"This is my chum, Lars Bitely and I'm Dread Magus. You should know, I seldom miss at this range."

Remember when you were a kid and it was easy to meet other geeks?

Jamie and I have known each other since grade school.  For awhile, I knew him simply as the kid who was always late for the bus.  One day, though, we were seated at the same table.  We were each drawing.  I was working on some giant starship fight scene involving the U.S.S. Enterprise and a war group of three Klingon D-7s.  As I illustrated phaser-fire lancing out from the Constitution Class Federation Cruiser shearing the nacelle from the lead Klingon ship, I verbalized the imagined explosion.

Jamie looked up from his skecth, “You make sound effects when you draw, too?”

And we’ve been friends ever since.

The Crap You Should Buy: 2/15/09-2/21/09

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for…

The Pault KeeperTrying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for your Tuesday Best Buy visit and your Wednesday comic shop visit!  Well, here’s a list of the good stuff coming out this week – don’t waste your money on anything else!

Well…since we’re all broke from buying two video games last week (both of which are EXCELLENT), thank goodness we’ve got a bit of a slower week this week.

Have a seat and let The Pault Keeper help you figure out…

The Crap You Should Buy

Funny Books with Aron & Paulie: Thor #600

ARON: Hey, I read your Skulduggery Pleasant thing yesterday.  You know, my parents always said that had I been born…

ARON: Hey, I read your Skulduggery Pleasant thing yesterday.  You know, my parents always said that had I been born a girl, they’d have named me Valkyrie Cain.   Weird, huh?

PAUL: Wow… really?

ARON: No, not really.  Actually, had I been born a girl, the ‘rents planned on naming me Tiffany Paige. Can you imagine how annoying SHE would have been?! Also, a big ho.

PAUL: Tiffany Paige.  Wow… you would have been sorority queen, though.

ARON: I would have had HUGE hair, too.  You know who else has got big hair?  The mighty Thor!

Thor #600

Your Morning Head: In Which Aron Talks About His First Time

In the early spring of 1976, I discovered my very first comic book. I was nine years old and hanging…

In the early spring of 1976, I discovered my very first comic book. I was nine years old and hanging out at the corner convenience store with my best friend, Stevie. While the clerk had his back turned, I dared my chum to steal something.

He stole a two cent piece of Bazooka Bubble Gum.

He then dared me to steal something, but it had to bigger than his.

The Crap You Should Buy This Week: 2/8/09-2/14/09

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for…

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for your Tuesday Best Buy visit and your Wednesday comic shop visit!  Well, here’s a list of the good stuff coming out this week – don’t waste your money on anything else!

Heroes Aren't Hard To Find in Charlotte, NC

Your Morning Head: “Hulk rip off Talking Man’s head!”

For the price of one DVD, you receive two separate Marvel animated features in Hulk Vs.  They share some commonalities…

hulk-vs-regular-cover-copyFor the price of one DVD, you receive two separate Marvel animated features in Hulk Vs.  They share some commonalities yet remain distinctly different movies, each having its own strengths.  And weaknesses.

Both films benefit from terrific soundtracks and excellent art direction.  Long have I complained that the Marvel animation lacks any real artistic chops.  It’s always felt generic and uninspired whereas DC’s animation from series television (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series) to its features (New Frontier, Superman: Doomsday) have all been stunning.

Neither film is really about the Hulk, but rather the characters he opposes.  The Green Goliath is very much a guest star in both stories.  That’s a bit irritating that he couldn’t have had more character development or substance.   After all, it ain’t easy being green.