Weekly Geeky Question #49: Disappointing Story Payoffs

Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #49–with the end of 2018 approaching more rapidly than any of us are prepared to deal with.   My Friend Rod is back with another question, and this time it’s about one of my favorite things, which is story structure.  What Rod wants to know is,,,

What are some of the most disappointing story payoff’s that I have ever seen?

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Thriller – Issue 3

We continue to look at Thriller, the out-of-continuity experimental comic that DC Comics produced in the early-mid 1980’s.  Thriller #2 has a publishing date of December 1983, and is one of the issues I bought back when it first came out.  It’s one of the more dense and oblique mainstream comics I have read, so this series is really me journaling my own attempts to understand it.

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Thriller – Issue 2

We continue to look at Thriller, the out-of-continuity experimental comic that DC Comics produced in the early-mid 1980’s.  Thriller #2 has a publishing date of December 1983, and is one of the issues I bought back when it first came out.  It’s one of the more dense and oblique mainstream comics I have read, so this series is really me journaling my own attempts to understand it.

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(Making Sense out of) Thriller – Issue 1

So back in 1983, DC published a very out-of-the-box comic called Thriller, originally by Robert Loren Fleming and Trevor Von Eeden.  It ran for 12 issues all together, though I only read four issues back in the day.  Since then, I’ve managed to get ahold of the rest, and have only finished reading the whole series recently.

It’s a dense story that benefits from multiple re-readings, and indeed, has often left me confused.  So I thought…let’s read it through and journal the experience, and see if I can make sense of it all.  So let’s start with Issue #1.

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Weekly Geeky Question #48: Green Lantern by Geoff Johns…a wishlist

Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #48–almost the end of the year!  Jingle bells are jinging, that sort of thing.

Anyway, my friend Rod is back with another question this week, and it’s all about Green Lantern, one of my favorite comic book heroes.  The question is about the celebrated Green Lantern run by author Geoff Johns, and basically the question is

What things would I change about Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern run?

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Weekly Geeky Question #47: What do I think about Doctor Who?

Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and unfortunately the trials of Real Life, Work and So On have resulted in my friend Rod not being able to share a do-able question with me this week.  So to fill in, I’ll put forward my own, relatively simple one…but which will still result in a long-winded answer.

What do I think about Doctor Who?

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Godzilla (2014)

I’ve never been a particular fan of Godzilla.  In fact, until recently, I’d only seen two of his 35+ movies–Godzilla vs Megalon (in college) and Godzilla: Final Wars with my friend Rod.  Well, there were scraps of others, including the Roland Emmerich-helmed nightmare from 1998.  Anyway, none of them impressed me, although Final Wars had some ludicrous fun associated with it.

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Weekly Geeky Question #46: Comic Book Recommendations for Non-Comic Readers

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #46, and today’s question is one that Rod describes as quite basic–indeed, he wasn’t sure if it was something he’d already asked. But he hasn’t, and so hear we go.

What are some comics I’d recommend to a non-comic reader to get them started?

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Movies on a Plane: Towering Inferno / Die Hard mash-up, funny spies, derivative dystopia, video game adaptation reboot prequel & some serious drama thrown in to boot

As promised last time, there was a flight back from New York to Perth, and thanks again to Qatar Airways top-notch in-flight entertainment system, I watched a whole lot of stuff.

My usual go-to viewing in situations like this is cheap entertaining fluff films that are engaging enough to hold my interest but not so taxing as to require any real focus.  As we’ll see, I stayed true to form for much of this trip, but not all of it…

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Weekly Geeky Question #45: Revisiting & Revising “Lost” (Season 6)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #45, and the question has taken me three weeks to answer, with an absurd number of words.

How would I have done things if I’d been charge of the last three seasons of Lost?

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