Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #10 – September 21, 2020

Well, it’s been about five months since I did one of these posts. Originally, my intention was to write one of these a week as a form of logging and journaling, giving an overview of the media I’ve consumed that isn’t going to make it into their own posts. But somehow, as it does, life got away from me.

Since then, so much has happened, and so much has changed (back then we were still in semi-lockdown in Perth). Of course I’m not going to try talk about everything I’ve done, but I will try to pick it up from just this pass week or so…

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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 #28: Favorite Comic Book Villains

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 #28, and this week’s question is a pretty straightforward one.

Who are my favorite comic book villains?

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Weekly Geeky Question #10 – Green Lanterns of Earth

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 #10, and this week’s questions is…

Who is the best defender of Sector 2814?

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The Legion of Super-Heroes – an Historical Overview

For pretty much as long as I’ve been keeping track of comics and aware of their internal continuity, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been my favorite title.  I’ve mentioned the concept before, but in brief it’s the idea of super-powered teenagers in the future (usually 1000 years in the future) who have banded together to defend the “United Planets” from all sorts of threats.  The series started as a spin-off of Superboy comics, as the team debuted in a story where they traveled to the past to recruit Superboy as a member, but quickly grew beyond those humble beginnings.  Continue reading The Legion of Super-Heroes – an Historical Overview

Superman: New Krypton vol. 2

Superman: New Krypton vol. 2 more or less completes the prologue for the whole New Krypton epic.  By the end of the book, we’ve got most of the major players in place:  Nightwing & Flamebird, General Lane, Lex Luthor, Superwoman, Assassin, Reactron, Guardian, Brainiac, and so on.  And even more significantly, Zor-El is struck down and New Krypton is an actual planet.  And even General Zod is back in play. Continue reading Superman: New Krypton vol. 2

Superman: New Krypton vol. 1

A while ago, I decided to give the Superman mega-story, New Krypton, a real go.  And then more recently, 15 trade paperbacks later (plus 2 prologues), I have finally completed it.  So it’s been quite an investment.  Worth it?  Eh…it’s hard to say.  It’s not terrible by any means, though I can see it might have been a bit much to read it as it came out – and maybe it tries to deal with a few too many threads to really hold together as a solid story, but it’s interesting to see DC undertake such an ambitious arc.  So now I’m going to give it a quick re-read, starting with New Krypton vol. 1. Continue reading Superman: New Krypton vol. 1

Superman: Last Son

Last Son is not the greatest Superman story, but it is an enjoyable one, giving the hero some genuine emotional stakes to be fighting for, and nicely balancing a character-driven premise with exciting action.  The story has to do with the unexpected arrival of yet another Kryptonian child on earth, and the mystery of his identity.  Superman must not only cope with this newcomer who is in some ways so similar to himself, but also to how his adopted planet responds to an immensely powerful alien being whose arrival is so much more public than his was.  Continue reading Superman: Last Son