Aug 312011
 
The Pull List, 24 August 2011

My name is Jet Wolf, and I’m addicted to comic books. Every week since 1987 I’ve had comics pulled and waiting to fall into my eager hands. It’s a practice that’s survived multiple comic shops, a cross-country move, and the entire 1990s. I’ve always loved talking about them after reading, first boring friends too polite to tell me they didn’t care, then babbling with my future husband in the proto-internet, and finally spreading my opinions […]

Aug 302011
 
Ten Things I Love About You.

Ten years ago today, Mike and I were married. It was a no-frills civil ceremony that I honestly don’t remember much about because I was too damn nervous. Silly, perhaps. We’d been together since high school and nothing was going to change, not in the day-to-day at least. Yet nervous I was, even managing to stumble over and come in far too early with my “I do”, my only line of the day. “Oh, well […]

Aug 242011
 
Why we PAX.

As mentioned, we’re off to PAX tomorrow. When I last really talked about PAX there was much Sturm und Drang and I was unsure how we’d proceed. Clearly that decision was reached. It didn’t come easy, and I’m still a little uncertain, truth be told. But after a lot of talking and even more thinking, I decided that turning away from PAX was to surrender it, and the culture of so many things I love. […]

Aug 242011
 
Rock Band DLC, Week of 30 August

I was thinking (hoping?) I’d get the chance to go into the next batch of DLC with the usual level of detail, but in the final pre-PAX flurry it’s become clear that it’s simply not going to happen. Just a boring – yet informative! – list this time then. And this week, tying in with their new album releasing on the same day, is an eight-pack from Red Hot Chili Peppers. * Red Hot Chili […]

Aug 242011
 
Rogue (fuck yeah!) #16

When I picked up my first X-Men comic back in the 80s, I quickly realized one thing: Rogue is bloody awesome. It is truth. It is law. Every week I will share with you a moment, a panel, a scene, that proves it. Because: Rogue. FUCK YEAH. The X-Men emerge from a lengthy, gruelingly brutal battle with other-dimensional invading fuckwits. They’re hurt, but happy. The day is won! <Claremont> But what price victory?! </Claremont> Gambit’s […]

Aug 232011
 
May I take your order?

I’m helplessly amused that I decide to return to daily “this is my life” blogging when I’ll be leaving for PAX in about 36 hours, thus unable to do a daily “this is my life” blog post for several days. Setting yourself up for failure? I’d know nothing of it. ~~~ Mike has an appointment with an orthopedic specialist tomorrow. If the drama has escaped you, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version: Boy hurts leg running […]

Aug 192011
 
Rock Band DLC, Week of 23 August 2011

Smack in the middle of a busy con season and with Dance Central 2’s launch just around the corner, we have a small week of DLC ahead. A three-pack from alt-rockers Incubus is all up in here, but that’s it. So if you don’t like Incubus, get thee to the back catalogue.   The Songs * Incubus – “Adolescents” * Incubus – “Pardon Me” + * Incubus – “Wish You Were Here” + = pro-guitar/bass […]

Aug 182011
 
The Pull List, 17 August 2011

My name is Jet Wolf, and I’m addicted to comic books. Every week since 1987 I’ve had comics pulled and waiting to fall into my eager hands. It’s a practice that’s survived multiple comic shops, a cross-country move, and the entire 1990s. I’ve always loved talking about them after reading, first boring friends too polite to tell me they didn’t care, then babbling with my future husband in the proto-internet, and finally spreading my opinions […]

Aug 162011
 
Exit, Mike Carey, Stage Left.

Just as I finish up my Rogue (fuck yeah!) for the week, I see the next announcement from Marvel on the post-Schism state of the X-Men. It’s a teaser for the new line-up for X-Men Legacy! Yay! Rogue’s front and center! Yay! Mike Carey’s final arc begins here! Ya– WUT. I’ve spent no small amount of time in the past few years proclaiming Mike Carey the second coming of Claremont (meant in all the good […]

Aug 162011
 
Rogue (fuck yeah!) #15

When I picked up my first X-Men comic back in the 80s, I quickly realized one thing: Rogue is bloody awesome. It is truth. It is law. Every Tuesday I will share with you a moment, a panel, a scene, that proves it. Because: Rogue. FUCK YEAH. Getting into the Wayback Machine for today’s dose of fucking amazing Rogueness as I educate you with a little ROM: SPACEKNIGHT. Rom is fighting the Brotherhood. Why and […]