googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: July 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wizard World Chicago 2012

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2012 is just under 2 weeks away and I have yet to buy my ticket.  It's not that I don't want to go or anything like that, it's if I go I might spend a little more than I want to.  Being the father of a two year old also makes your change your priorities too, especially when her birthday is in the same month.  Usually the months leading up to Wizard World I start making a list of the comics or collectibles that I want to buy, but lately, I haven't been going to the comic book shop as often as I used to.  While I am still on the fence about going I have decided to make a list of reasons why I should go this year.  This list is more of a way of reaffirming why I have to go, if you remember, last time I made a list of my favorite Wizard Word memories.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I'm going to try to keep this spoiler free for those who have yet to see the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Hmm...where to being, I'll start by discussing why I thought I was going to be disappointed by The Dark Knight Rises.

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. I couldn't buy her as a rough and tumble cat burglar who could hold her own against Gotham's villains, I didn't see her as being able to pull off the sexiness required of a Catwoman either.

Bane. Batman's rogues gallery is so vast that I thought it would have been better to use someone with more of a backstory or past. Someone that people were familiar with. I kind of eased off on this as the movie got closer, after all Bane did break the Bat, right? 

It was filmed in Pittsburgh instead of Chicago. The first two films were filmed in Chicago. Chicago has become synonymous with Gotham in my eyes, that reason is just petty.

But enough about me. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

5 Spider-Man Graphic Novels You Should Read.

Ever since I started collecting comics, Spider-Man has always been one of my favorites.  From watching the cheesy show on Channel 32 back in the days, to making sure I got the 300th issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, I have always been a fan or "webhead".  With the release of the new Spider-Man movie, I have decided to list my favorite Spider-Man graphic novels in no particular order.  These books are not only a great way to see why Spider-Man is my favorite but also a good way to be introduced to the world of the webslinger.  Now I will not give a full synopsis of each book, but I do suggest you go out and buy them when you can.