Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1st Appearace of War Machine

While working my way through the Iron Man series I came across an interesting find. The 1st appearance of War Machine! Thinking I'd struck gold once again with my collection, I proceeded on Ebay to get an estimate on how much the comic is now worth....77 cents.

Guess War Machine isn't a big hit with collectors.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Strays (thoughts)

I call this "thoughts" because I don't want to give away any spoilers from the story. But I finished it a few weeks ago while I was on the road and decided to talk about it a little now.

First off, let me say how incredibly awesome it is to be reading a story by my brother. I know how much work goes in to making one and it's not a small task! The effort and work that went into making this is nothing short of amazing.

As for the story, it's a good way. It sets right between adult and young adult fiction, where any age could enjoy it. For me it's 300+ pages were a quick read, though I read a lot so I don't know if that goes for everyone. The story moves along and has an ending so don't think this is a "continued" story though I could see more stories from this worked in the future if needed.

Overall my brother did a great job and the book is well worth your time if you're interested! You can order a copy on Amazon here.

Have a good one folks!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Respectful drivers

Last month when I was working in Phoenix I noticed drivers there are much more friendly than other big cities I've driven in. Everywhere I went, people seemed more than happy to let you cut in front of them on the highway if you needed to get over. They even gave "thank you" waves when you let them in.

I've never seen something like this anywhere else. In Monroe, they'd just as soon shoot me the bird rather than let you over. What a strange site to see in such a big city. Good on you Phoenix!

Friday, December 08, 2017

Things NOT to watch on Netflix

Just because I wasted time with these stinkers doesn't mean you should too...

 The Awakening

Great movie...until the last 20 minutes has you scratching your head, yelling at the screen and wondering who put together such a terrible ending to what could have been a decent flick. Really, the movie tries to give you a "twist" that makes no sense and while you're still trying to figure out what's going on, this movie continues to laugh at you for wasting your time with it in the first place.

I've seen just about every Val Kilmer flick but this one. I heard it was awful but with time to kill and hope filling my soul that Val would save this flick I couldn't have been more wrong. The movie is just like every critic says. Long, boring, dull and lackluster. Such a sad waste of talent and sets. Shame.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Proof Dr Doom is evil


"Who is it?"

"I am...DOOM!"


Knocked an old lady out. That's what I'm talking about Doom!

This comic also has a seen where someone has a Gatling gun  pointed right at Doom but decides not to fire it because he knows it's no match for Doom.....uh...what?

Then in the next comic, instead of running to Iron Man's side his best friend runs away to call his brother to come help Iron Man. (like he would make it in time there) but his brother can't help because he recently decided to turn to a life of crime and helping Iron Man would be (in his words) "A conflict of interest"

LOL Oh man, I love these old books!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Iron Man Regret

So I'm reading through old Iron Man comics and came across a story line where Tony Stark is paralyzed and has to be in a wheelchair. The whole series is cringe worthy as Tony repeatedly states how he's tired of being a "freak" in a wheel chair and wants out of it. In his handicapped form, woman snubbed him and people see him as weak.

Instead of showing Tony to be none of those things, Stark somewhat agrees with everyone, that being handicap sucks and no one should ever want this "curse" upon them. Pretty sure Marvel would love to burn all these issues today and with they never existed but it was quite an interesting read to see what people thought back in the day!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

With nothing to rent and an expiring coupon from Redbox, we decided to watch the new Transformers movie since we'd seen the others.

It was horrible. This is the proof Hollywood doesn't care about movie goers. It's slapped together, senseless action with a shoestring plot that has you sitting there for 2 1/2 hours being nothing but confused and disinterested in the whole thing. Amazing something like this even got the greenlight to be made in the first place.

I'm done with this series.