Comic-Con Comic Countdown

So while hanging out in New York over the last little while, my two younger daughters and I got down to Big Apple Con, which was a lot of fun. I wrote about it here.

As is usual for an event like this, I bought a bunch of comics which I have since spent time reading. Here is some commentary on all of it, presented as a countdown. From least to most, how much have I enjoyed everything that I read?

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Big Apple Con! – March 2023

Living in Perth as I do, getting to things like comic book conventions is not something that is so easy to do. And even when I can, they often don’t have the same range of comic book guests or the cheaper comic deals that I find at the American events. Thus, if I’m at the States and there is something going on while I’m there, I’ll definitely make the effort to check it out.

And so it was that I journeyed from my mother’s house in Westchester County to New York City, to the New Yorker Hotel on 8th Avenue, to attend Big Apple Con, one of the major New York-based conventions.

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2023 Trek to America – The Comics

For the last couple of months my family and I have been on holidays (that is, “on vacation” for the Americans amongst us) in the United States. The USA is the in which I was born and bred, but for about half of my life now I’ve been living in Australia. Normally we get back her for a visit about ever two years, but owing to various policies in both the USA and especially Australia related to recent global events, this is my first time back with my whole family for nearly five years.

My time in the US has been filled with many blessings and many things to be grateful for. One of them is the chance to get some comics for less than they would cost in Australia. This is not the major blessing, or the most important one, but it’s something I enjoy about my visits to the States nonetheless.

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Top 60 Favorite Fictional A.I.’s – Part Four [24-13]

Continuing here our rundown of my 60 Favorite Fictional Artificial Intelligences.

You can have a look here for Part One, which includes some of the rationale for this list, as well as some of the explanations and qualifications, and here for Part Two and here for Part Three.

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Top 60 Favorite Fictional A.I.’s – Part One [60-49]

For a long time I’ve been pondering over my list of my favorite fictional Artificial Intelligences.

This means things like robots, holograms, sentient computers, and so on from movies, TV shows, comics or books.

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Weekly Geeky Question #21: Heroes I don’t like

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 #21, and following on last week’s question, is…

Who are five comic book heroes that I don’t like and why?

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