Comic pull list, 08 October 2016


Comic haul, 08 October 2016

Aren’t they beautiful? I’m so looking forward to reading these suckers.

You guys. I finally set up a pull list at my local comic shop on the eighth of October. And it’s a doozy of a list. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m going to stick with all the titles on my list. This is my first ever pull list and I may have gone over board. I like to think that I’m testing the waters to figure out what works for me.

When I was in the comic shop setting up my pull list, I also picked up the following comics:

  • The Backstagers #2
  • Cage! #1
  • Faith #4
  • Jessica Jones #1

Stranger Things is happening!


It’s hardly a secret that I have a hard time keeping up with current shows on network TV. I usually prefer to focus on a show or two and watch it either via a streaming service or on DVD. I had been watching a lot of superhero shows (Agents of SHIELD, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Arrow, etc) and as much as I’m looking forward to watching Luke Cage, I think I need to take a break from the genre so I don’t burn out. In the meantime, I think I’ll give Stranger Things a go.

Things I know about Stranger Things:

  • Winona Ryder is in it.
  • It’s set in the 1980s, perhaps 1984?
  • Creepy government experiments.
  • Creepy kid.
  • Missing kid.

For as popular as Stranger Things seems to be, I’m really glad I haven’t really been exposed to spoilers. I’ll certainly be talking about this show on Twitter. What I’m trying to decide is how I want to talk about the show here. Do an episode by episode review? Or just talk about the whole season when I finish? Thoughts?

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Comic pull list, September 2016


Comics purchased in September 2016

Looking forward to trying out these comics.

Ok, so I don’t officially have a pull list set up at a comic book shop. Yet. I’ve been wanting to set up a pull list at a local comic shop for ages, but have been nervous to do so. For those unaware, comic shops have a reputation for not being the most welcoming of female (or female presenting) customers. So I’ve been nervous to walk into a comic shop and ask. Fortunately, my fears were assuaged when I walked into Atomic City Comics here in Philadelphia. The staff was not only friendly, but it looks like at least some of their employees are women. This was encouraging: if comic shop that’s willing to hire women, to me that says that they’re committed to making the space welcoming to female customers. At least, that’s what I’m hoping for.

Anyway, I spoke to a friendly employee about setting up a pull list. Sadly for me, they wanted a deposit. Which is understandable, but I didn’t have enough money on me to both pay for the comics I wanted to buy that day and give them a deposit. But I’ll definitely be going back very soon with enough money for the deposit.

For now, let me tell you what I picked up when I was there:

Single issues

  • Backstagers, The #1
  • Bitch Planet #8
  • Faith #1-#3


  • Jem and the Holograms vol 3

And that’s it. I’m thinking I’ll do some sort of monthly post of the comics I picked up that month, so look forward to future updates.

LootWear, Sock edition – September 2016


LootSocks - September 2016 edition

LootSocks – September 2016 edition

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for subscription boxes – services where you pay a monthly fee and receive a mystery box on your doorstep. I have a knack for signing up for things and ending up with a lot of crap that I won’t ever use. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case here. I signed up for LootWear from LootCrate, or more specifically the sock edition, because I was looking to acquire some nerdy socks to wear around the house. I’ve gotten to packages from them so far and haven’t been disappointed. Pictured above is what I received in September – a pair of Deadpool socks and a pair of Sonic the Hedgehog socks. Of the two, I think I prefer the former, but I’m sure I’ll get some use out of the Sonic socks as well. Assuming I continue to be happy with this service, I’ll probably add LootTees to my pile of subscription services.

A blog in transition


I see this blog as being in a transition of sorts: I’m playing around with different things, trying to figure out what I like. You’ve probably noticed the Twitter digest posts. Those aren’t going away, but I’ve reset them to post on a weekly basis rather than a daily one. I’m trying to determine which I prefer.

In other news, I’m going to be trying out some shorter posts. Is this the sort of thing people want? Yes? No?

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