Friends, I’ve been reading. Before, this blog would have been filled with reviews of novels, but quite frankly, I don’t have time for that. It took me a month to read The Shining, and that can only partly be blamed on needing to read during the daylight hours. I get caught up in books so much I don’t even see chapter breaks most of the time, and before I know it I’m behind on…whatever it is I’m supposed to be doing.
Comic books have proven to be the perfect form of entertainment. Highly entertaining, action packed, engaging stories and each issue is the perfect length for a short break between…schoolwork, my job, the house, whatever. I used to advocate the trades because I read through individual issues too fast and became too impatient for the next issue to be released. Especially, when I often couldn’t find the next issue in my local shops.
Oh, how little did I know! My over scheduled day loves the individual issues, and I discovered this weekend that Mammoth Comics will order the ones I need, if they can. I get the feeling this is something pretty common and I should have known. (Kind of like that football thing…nevermind. Just forget I mentioned football.) Oh, happy day! Didn’t think I could get any geekier? Neither did I. The funny part is, I’m ridiculously excited by this. My impatience hasn’t lessened, but I don’t feel the panicky need to buy all the issues at once, just in case I can’t find them later…much.
I’ve written before about how much I enjoy Brian K Vaugh’s Saga. (Volume 6 is due out soon!) I also went to the experts at Wizard World’s Comic Con in Tulsa in October to ask for some recommendations. Thanks to those excellent recommendations, a little venturing out on my own (mostly because I liked the pretty pictures), and a couple of gifts from a friend, and my knowledge is growing. I still feel like a novice, but I no longer feel like I’m lost in the woods.
‘Til next time,
P.S. I’ll be posting some reviews soon. I promise!
P.P.S. Those individual issues, I’m keeping them in a magazine box-thing that is now full. Any storage suggestions?