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Once again I bring you a selection from the Goodreads recommendation page. These are based on the books I have on my "comics" shelf. And again, some of these I've read at least a little of, but don't remember well enough to give a rating.

Mostly also comics, surprisingly enough. )

Your thoughts and comments, any of these you would endorse?

Heroman #1

Nov. 13th, 2012 09:07 pm
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HeroMan volume 1HeroMan volume 1 by Stan Lee

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So, Stan Lee has been around a long time. Over the years, he's come up with a lot of ideas. Some were great, many were pretty good, some needed a bit more work to be viable, and a handful were truly awful So by now, Stan has a briefcase full of ideas of varying quality and every time he runs a bit short of lunch money, he opens up the briefcase and sells one of his spare ideas.

A couple of years back, Stan Lee sold a couple of ideas to the folks over in Japan. This is one of them.

It was an animated series, and this is a tie-in comic for fans of the show. Fans will quickly spot the usual Stan Lee touches: underdog teen hero, bullying jock, elderly relative who must be protected, Stan Lee the manga staples like an enormous robot controlled by a hot-blooded teenager, and a romantic interest who wears a tiny skirt even in the most inappropriate circumstances.

The combination works pretty well, but long-time fans will find much of the material very familiar. I'd recommend it mostly to junior high kids who will strongly idenify with Joey and HeroMan.

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I thought some of you might get a kick out of this--original image from "The Bravest Warriors", from the same people who bring you Adventure Time.

Have a safe and warm week!
skjam: (Communications)
I'm still looking for a new job, but I'll be doing a little participation in the Holiday Wishes community. Each year, I send out mix CDs to some lucky people. So, your thoughts on what would be a good theme to work from this year?

My choices so far are:

1. Music with Rocks In--a geology related mix.
2. Blue Lantern's Light--Songs of hope.
3. The World is Always Ending--a tribute to 12/21/12.


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