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Im attempting to revive my blog. So ill post what im passionate about. My writing and my comics.
So starting from the beginning, here is the cover to Team Awesome issue #1. We can track my growth as an artist since I'm now halfway through issue 2.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
It seems that the DCnU or "new 52" is now starting to decline in sales, so they asked Facebook users their opinions on what could be done to wrangle interest back DC's way. The responses varied from "go back to the old continuity" to " Get me a beer, I'm thirsty". An overwhelming number of posts were phrased towards the first response. Get rid of the new 52. I can honestly say I saw this coming.
Here is my forum post:
We all knew that eventually the pitchforks and torches would be brought out demanding a return to the old ways....I'm not surprised, but DC is in a "damned if we do, damned if we don't" corner. People will read the core titles no matter which universe its in, the problem is: its not enough to sustain, or compete with Marvel. If they cant figure out a way to get Aquaman, Hawk & Dove, and many of the other second string titles (yes Aquaman is not first string...hell..put in on 3rd string....or bench him), to be popular they're not gonna compete with the Marvel Studios entertainment juggernaut. DC has been too meek and they're paying the price. For every 1 decent DC comic, movie, cartoon released, Marvel puts out 3. Batman cant save you against those odds.
Friday, September 28, 2012
With good Trek material winding down, I gotta start reaching out to a new franchise to hold my attention.
Maybe the teletubbies...
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I've been reading the Star Trek: Typhon Pact books lately and I must say as of the last two book: Plagues of Night and Raise the Dawn, I'm very excited about Star Treks relaunch into Literary Canon.
Of course, this Literary Canon relaunch has been going on for a few years now but lost a lot of steam with the beginning of the Typhon Pact books. They seemed relatively dry and lacked a lot of the fundamental Trek characters we've all grown to love.
I myself enjoy the idea of seeing our favorite characters growing beyond the roles they played in the original show, but keep them together.
Voyager did this very well. In the voyager novels the main crew is pretty much still together, minus a death or two, and a resurrection or two (who dies? who comes back? Check out all the Voyager books from Homecoming to The Eternal Tide, definitely great reads for Trek fans)
The Next Generation does this relatively well, especially in dealing with the pivotal even in TNG Lore as of yet: Data's death, which is a jumping off point for Literary Canon (also because its the last movie, but I see less relevance in Shinzons death than Data's). Some of the crew is gone, it feels more natural because it was wrapped up properly and they have their own adventures in the Titan books.
DS9 however is just a mess. I'd be blogging all week just to cover the weird things they've done with Ds9..including destroying the damned station....
As of the first two Typhon Pact books, I didnt think there was much hope for any Ds9 story to hold my, or any one else's interest since the Crew of Ds9 has been replaced and the original cast has been scattered to the four winds.
The Characters who did stick around were altered to the core level, sometimes exhibiting behavior that is completely against their core.
Fortunately the last two Typhon Pact books got back on track and started to correct some of the grievous problems with Ds9's Literary Canon.
I cant wait to read the next one: Brinkmanship which came out a few days ago :)