In my continuing quest to read as many of Neil Gaiman’s works as I can, I finally got through the beginning of The Sandman, a 75 issue comic series that began in the 80’s. It follows Dream of the Endless, a family of personified concepts. Dream, Death, Desire, Destiny, Destruction, Despair, and Delirium. Though Dream, being the Sandman, is the focus, his other siblings do come into play quite often.
So far, I feel like episode 3 has covered the least amount of pages from the book. A lot happened, don’t get me wrong, but this episode didn’t feel as full as the past two have. We get a few new characters, two new vignettes, and a Shadow who begins to believe…maybe.
Fangirls, I had a crazy day yesterday. I had classes in the afternoon, then had to prepare for and host a party at the school, all the while, I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to see Age of Ultron until Sunday. And that was too long of a wait for me, I’m sure you can understand. On the way to my house, one of the Evil Geeks was talking about how much of a bummer it was that our mall doesn’t do midnight showings of new movies. I mentioned that there were some late ones; we found out that there was one that had just started, so we turned and went right to the mall.
After sprinting to the theater and buying tickets, we got in, and previews were still going. So we sat down, and got ready for a super rad movie.
Fangirls, I feel like I’ve missed out a ton, not having read this book. Batman: A Death in the Family by Jim Starlin, Jim Aparo, and Mike DeCarlo is a crazily controversial book about the death of Jason Todd. It’s controversial not only because he died, but because readers voted for him to die. There was a phone poll, that readers could call and pay 50 cents to vote if Jason Todd should live or die. The poll was incredibly close, and death won by by just 72 votes, so Todd was doomed to die by Joker’s hands.
Fangirls, as soon as I saw the cover of Batgirl 40, I knew my predictions had come true. I had a feeling that Barbara Gordon’s algorithm had become corrupted and started blabbing her secrets to everyone; contacting her boyfriend and telling him things, getting the world against Barbara. But I didn’t realize how far back it went.
Father Gabriel, goes through some existential crisis in this episode and kind of betrays the group big time when he approaches Deanna later in the episode and tells her that the group is evil. But, Maggie overheard him so, the betrayal will not be a surprise. It was comforting to see Deanna kind of look at Gabriel like he had lost it and basically shoo him out the door.Read More »
Lady Killer 3 picks up plot threads left throughout issue 2 and really starts things rolling. Rich, Jones and Allred play another fast paced issue full of subtleties and intrigue. We are halfway through the series and edging towards the climax as all the players and pieces start to fit nicely into place. Read More »