Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category
I just finished reading Watchmen. This has been a story that I have wanted to read for some time, but with the impending release of the movie on March 6, 2009, I decided that I should read the book before seeing the movie. I am glad that I did. This was such a good graphic novel. It is very ‘dense’. I don’t know how better to describe it. There is some much story packed into the book. If you think that it is just a “comic book”, with the standard panel layout, you would be wrong. In addition to very detailed panels, there are graphical ‘excerpts’ of newspapers and books. These are included at the end of each chapter. They are not just novelty, but they add to the story. There is even a comic within the comic that ties in to the story. This all adds to the story by providing a depth of layers. I now understand why this book is so celebrated: it is so good.
I highly recommend it.
I had received an email notification from TFAW.com a couple of days ago, April 6, 2007 to be exact, saying that my issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #2 had shipped. I was surprised to find it sitting in my mailbox today, April 9, 2007, when I arrived home from work.
This issue’s cover has Zander and Buffyer on it. [I will add a picture once I get our family digital camera back. Nancy has it with her.] [Updated 4/21/2007: I have added a picture of the cover.] I don’t want to give away the story, but I actually like this issue better than the first. I think that is to be expected, as they are just starting out the story arc. In this issue, you start to get more clues about what has happened since the end of season 7 on TV and the start of season 8 in the comic. I find the writing, especially, to have successfully traversed the media change. (Pretty much to be expected though, as Joss Whedon is the one who wrote the first two issues.)
Looking forward to issue #3!
I just finished reading Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #1. It picks up right where the TV show ended. The drawings are impressive. The dialog is buffy-esque. I look forward to issue #2. Check it out if you can find a copy. You should be able to. They are already doing a second printing.
So I received my copy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #1 yesterday. I ordered it from TFAW.com. This was the first time that I have ordered from them. The issue was released on March 21, 2007. I received an email on March 21, 2007 from TFAW.com informing me that they would be sending me a package with the Buffy issue, bagged and boarded as requested, soon. I received a second email on March 23, 2007 from TFAW.com saying that the Buffy issue was sent. I received the shipment on March 26, 2007.
The envelope, a cardboard mailer, arrived in very good shape. It had a rubber band around it. I don’t know why?
After pulling off the zip top opener, the contents included:
- The bagged and boarded Buffy issue
- Packing slip
- Insert with TFAW.com coupons
This was the first time that I have received a comic book in the mail in over 20 years.
For $.25 cents extra, TFAW.com “bags and boards” the comic. They put a piece of cardboard behind the comic to keep it straight and enclose it in a polypropylene bag.
I look forward to reading the issue!