Playing Catch Up

Why hello there, long time, no see!  It has been quite awhile since I updated – over three months actually – eek!

My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in May so as you can imagine, our world is in the process of being turned upside down.  We’ve decided on a Harry Potter nursery, is anyone actually surprised??

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Our baby announcement!

We’ve gotten some of the major furniture items, done the baby registry, my friends are planning my NC baby shower and my next item of business is researching daycare for after I go back to work. The whole things still seems surreal!

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Harry Potter flying key mobile

My best friend from college was in Atlanta for a conference so we went a bit baby crazy.  We made this gorgeous Harry Potter mobile using this YouTube video as a reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyvv5eVOLao.  I am absolutely in love with it!

Amidst all the baby preparations, I did keep up with my reading.  Yes it is February but I would still like to share a few of my favorites from 2015:

Favorite Comics – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Nimona, Locke and Key, Rat Queens, Trillium, Descender, Wytches, Saga, Ms. Marvel

Favorite Books – Carry On, The Revenge Playbook, An Ember in the Ashes, Speak, I’ll Give You the Sun, Rose Under Fire, Legend

Favorite TV Shows – Orphan Black, Supergirl

Favorite Movies – Star Wars, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two.

I hope you all have been doing well these path few months, reading some great books, and nerding out with some wonderful fandoms!

 

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Comic Blue Balls

This past weekend I was in NC for my best friend’s bridal shower.  Sunday I drove the seven hours back to Atlanta alternating between listening to Jim Dale (HP7) and singing into my hairbrush to stave off boredom.  After FINALLY arriving home, Mark and I decided to go to Little 5 for comic books and some grub.  Mark wanted to get dinner first and then what happened?  THE COMIC BOOK STORE WAS CLOSED!!! 😓😓😓   I almost cried but my friend Sarah made me laugh and I resurrected from my depression.  I made it to Criminal Records after work on Monday and these three beauties were in my cubby:  Descender #6 – This issue ‘concludes’ the first arc of this amazing series from Image.  I say concludes but it ends on a major cliff hanger!! Arg need more Tim-21 now!!  Jeff Lemire is magic!

Orphan Black #5 aka the Rachel Duncan issue. I loved it!! There was so much great backstory of Rachel as a child and how she became self aware following the death of her parents.  AND it introduced a new clone!!  Downside – no new issue to November 😱😱😱

Secret Wars #5 – I’m trying guys, really trying to get into Secret Wats but everything is so detailed and complicated and interconnected. After it’s all concluded they need to publish one massive volume of all the Secret Wars multiverse comic books.

So what have you been reading? Hopefully no comic blue balls for you 😉

Sunday Comics

A good mix of brand new comics and some old favorites this week.  Saga #30 – This issue wraps up the most recent story arc and of course it ends with a cliffhanger right as Saga goes into its regularly scheduled hiatus 😭😭 – time for a series reread?

Runaways #2 – The ragtag band of teenagers have become the Runaways as they flee from Doom’s Academy when they learn a dark secret about the final exams.  Can’t wait to see where this goes!

Descender #5 – Month after month I am impressed with the Descender storyline and blown away by the artwork.  Issue #5 is the second to last in this arc and it did not disappoint – I wants the finale now!!

Archie #1 – I couldn’t help but pick up Archie  given all the buzz and it’s illustrated by Fiona Staples (of Saga).  I read my fair share of Archie comics in the supermarket line and this reboot was pretty entertaining; I think I will pick up #2 in August.  The most interesting part was the inclusion of the original Archie #1 from 1941 in the back of the comic.

We Stand On Guard #1 – A recommendation from my local comic book shop Criminal Records, WSOG is the new series from Brian K. Vaughan. USA v. Canada with futuristic, militaristic robots, sure why not?

Sunday Comics

Small comic book haul this week: Saga # 27 and Descender #2

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Damn if little Gus hasn’t become one of my favorites characters!

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I feel like Saga has turned into the old seasons of The Walking Dead – all the characters are separated and they are never all in one issue and I need them all in one place again!!  I need to see The Will and Lying Cat!

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I can’t wait to dive into Descender #2, I was so impressed with the first issue!  But first is the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere #squee!

Sunday Comics

My weekend kicked off by hitting up Criminals Records.  There was only one lonely comic in my cubby – Saga #26 but I also picked up a newbie – Descender #1 by Jeff Lemir and Dustin Nguyen from Image Comics (aren’t they the best?!).

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Each issue which features the ever adorable Gus is amazing!  Also, Lying Cat, it was a double delight.  However, I can’t say I was a fan of how the issue ended – I haven’t been a fan of that particular story line.  I am interested to see how both Marko and Alana fare with their respective sketchy alliances.

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Descender is a new comic from Image with stunning watercolor artwork.  I was really impressed with the groundwork laid for the series in which a futuristic coalition of intergalactic worlds are nearly wiped out by unknown planet-sized robots.  The aftermath of the massacre leads to a government sanctioned slaughter of all robotic entities however one small robot boy was forgotten on a distant moon and he suddenly finds himself the universe’s number #1 target.

What are you reading this weekend?