My lifelong dream is to become a professional writer. And while I am currently working on a self-published comic book series — Gamer Girl & Vixen — I’m also constantly dreaming up ideas for new comics and stories and characters. And a lot of time, I do this daydreaming for actual, existing properties. Because someday, universe willing, I might get invited to pitch to Marvel Comics.
But I’m not getting invited to pitch tomorrow, so I thought a fun little game would be to share some of my X-Men comic ideas with all of you. I was inspired by the announcement last week that Leah Williams will be writing a new X-Terminators series, in which a bunch of cool characters will have a fun and wild adventure for five issues. That is exactly what I want to do: pitch a bunch of 5-issue, X-Men mini-series to Marvel, just to have some fun and write some cool X-Men.
So join me after the jump for a peek at my creator notebook for some random X-Men comic book ideas!Read the rest of this entry
Welcome to another little pile of comic book reviews from this random nobody on the internet! Apparently I had a pretty off week this week because nothing stood out as all that great, and some comics with faults really started to get to me. Oh well.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin #8 for another one of their excellent downtime issues. The new creative team is still doing OK in my book.
Meanwhile, I’m nearing the end of Horizon Forbidden West and this game lived up to all my hopes and expectations. I’m gonna stretch it out as far as I can and enjoy the world. I also finally watched Sweet Tooth on Netflix and it was really good! Can’t wait for the next season.
Comic Reviews: Batgirls #5, Mighty Morphin #18, Superman: Son of Kal-El #10 and X-Men #10.Read the rest of this entry
Good news and bad news, everybody! The good news is I’ll be going to see The Batman today and I’m expecting to have a good time! The bad news there might not be reviews next week, as I will be out of state attending my sister’s wedding! That’s good news for her! But we’ll see if I have any time before I leave to read and review some comics.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Static: Season One #6 for an awesome, heroic finale to this first storyline. Not sure why this comic needs seasons, but this season finale was cool as heck.
Meanwhile, I beat Pokemon Legends: Arceus and now I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to splurge on Horizon Forbidden West yet, at least not until after I get back from my sister’s wedding next weekend. So maybe I’ll take up reading for the next week? We’ll see.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #91, Batman #121, One-Star Squadron #4, She-Hulk #2, Static: Season One #6 and X-Men #9.Read the rest of this entry
What a great week for comics! The new version of Comixology sucks total garbage, but at least this week had some really great reads. From Nightwing to X-Men, I really enjoyed the content, if not the means.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Power Rangers #16 for an excellent wrap-up to their latest big story. Lots of great character moments in this issue, and I could have used so many more.
Meanwhile, the Peacemaker TV show nailed the landing and I’ll have my full review and thoughts posted on Wednesday! Such a great show! I’m also currently battling desires to buy Horizon Forbidden West. I only have a Playstation 4 and I’m fairly certain it’s going to look fine for my standards, but the temptation to also buy a Playstation 5 and a big screen, 4K television is strong.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #88, Nightwing #89, Power Rangers #16, Thor #22 and X-Men #8.Read the rest of this entry
I love when this happens. I love the Krakoa Era of the X-Men! Everything and everyone is fair game! Including the gloriously underserved Ugly John. He’s alive and well on Krakoa now, according to the latest issue of X-Men. Check out this nifty letter that Forge sent to Cyclops that namedrops our three-faced boy!
This makes me very happy.
So who is Ugly John and why do I care so much? I’m so glad you asked!
Ugly John is a mutant created by Grant Morrison at the very start of their New X-Men comic all those decades ago. Ugly John was the first taste of the madness that Morrison had in store for the X-Men. Just a dude with three faces.
Morrison then promptly killed Ugly John. He never lasted more than an issue or two. Cyclops and Wolverine went all the way out there to save him, but Ugly John got killed by Morrison’s great villain plans. It happens. But the character always stuck with me because I love superheroes who are also just regular dudes.
Ugly John didn’t have laser eyes or weather control. He was just a dude with three faces, but he was as much a mutant as anybody. And then he was killed, never to be heard from again.
Until now! That letter from Forge in X-Men #8 confirms that Ugly John is alive and well on Krakoa! How nice!
And I care because Ugly John was on my List of Six of obscure mutants I wanted to see return on Krakoa. How cool is that? Did somebody see my list once upon a time? Or are there other people out there who remember Ugly John?
What’s especially cool is that 4 out of the 6 characters I listed have shown up somewhere in the Krakoa Era. Which is awesome! Now we just have to wait for Lacuna and Postman.
Also, quick note, that letter from Forge also seems to doubly confirm the existence of Soft Serve, the X-Man who poops ice cream from her butt. This was one heck of an Easter Egg-filled letter. This is all rather pleasing to me.