Friday, July 7, 2017

Mera takes on the League in JUSTICE LEAGUE #24

 I love being on Twitter because it helps me know about characters appearances.  I probably would have missed Mera's showing up in the pages of Justice League.  I have Aquaman on my pull list at the LCS, Ssalefish Comics.  I know how Mera became so tormented.  I also get that this happens because of the events in Atlantis.

So, it was a no-brainer that I would need to get this issue.  It was AMAZING!  If you thought Batman could take the League down, then you should see what Mera can do even on the verge of exhaustion.  It is a beautiful ballet of systematic take downs.  Oh how wonderful.

This is just pure happiness as I watch one of my favorite characters and she is written so well.  This is more than Aquaman's Mermaid here.  What has been running since the New 52 in the Aquaman title is carried into the DCU.  That is nice to see happen.

It could have been a vastly different portrayal.  Mera could have been written as a crazy woman lashing out because her man is gone.  Instead she is lashing out to make sure what Arthur had fought for in keeping peace between the surface world and Atlantis was held tight.  Yes she is hurting, but she puts duty and honor above and because of that the League may have gained a new member that is better than the rest.

Wonder Woman also has a great moment here.  Batman gets surprised.  Everyone else gets schooled.  Worth the price of admission.

BDS

HeroesCon 2017: Grimm Fairy Tales

 Do you ever buy stuff on a whim at Conventions?  C'mon, we do.  Sometimes they can turn out to be interesting and very good surprises.  Take my purchase of this little card from Zenescope.  I have often looked at the covers for their books, skimmed inside, but because of money and who knows what else I pass over them.  Sometimes I think I will pick up a trade or back issues one day.  Then an opportunity presented itself.

I have not joined the digital reading world until just as the Convention began.  I lost my Netbook to battery death or fan death or both.  This forced me to make a decision before the Con if I wanted to stay connected online and store my photos as I have no smartphone.  I ended up buying a Chromebook.  It has been awesome.  I even had gotten a free Zenescope comic to try on it, Robyn Hood, thinking of reading it while in Charlotte.  

While leaving the Aftershock Comics booth I was looking at the Zenescope booth.  I knew that the budget would not allow me to buy any collected editions from them, but it did not hurt to look.  While talking with the guy there he showed me the card you see above.  It collected the stories that began the series of tales and was on a USB drive.  I bought it.  It has been great.  Works really well on the Chromebook, especially in Tablet mode.

So if you see them this summer ask about this thing.  It is cool and a great way to be introduced to their world of comics.

BDS

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Chalice Pin
I so want to get posts up about HeroesCon, Motorcrush, Stories from the Con, and more.  It was very hectic when I got home.  Had a project to get done, so that hindered me.  I also had to switch a diabetes medication, so I have felt bad.  I hope to get on track real soon.

Sometimes I was I could just travel from Convention to Convention.  It am so much more at ease around the people who share the same things I do.  Sometimes I think my depression comes from my environment.

BDS