Home Sick Pilots
Sorry for not posting last week. I was super busy and in a lot of pain. I had three doctor appointments, my work truck died on route, and I hurt my back! Not throwing a pity party, just letting you know that I didn't shirk the blog for no reason. So I went ahead and covered as many as I could to make up for last week. Plus we've got a word from Paula about the holodays.
See You Around The Shop--ED
We are in the middle of December already! Pandemic time is very Jeremy Bearimy (for fans of the Good Place) or Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey (for fans of Doctor Who). This is the last week that we will be able to do any special orders and have a good chance for it to arrive before Christmas. I say good chance because we’ve been experiencing some delays in shipping.
I hope everyone is doing okay. I know it can be a hard time of year for many and with the isolation, it can be harder. I want you to know that I look forward coming to the shop to say hi and chit chat with everyone. It brings me joy to see the top half of your faces and to yell “hi” across the parking lot to folks that do curbside pick-up.
Stay safe and take care of each other!
"Home Sick Pilots" Image: This is shaping up to be a fun and inventive book. I've never seen a haunted house send a spirit out to collect it's haunted possessions! There's some great panel work, especially when some kids are breaking into the house. The dialogue is a little on the "I'm an adult writing how kids talk" but at least it's not dripping with misused slang. Overall I really enjoyed it and plan to follow up with issue two. 7 Horseshoes out of 10
"Byte Sized" AWA UpShot: A fun book with a cartoon style about killer robots escaping a military base and getting mixed up in a family's Christmas presents!
"Batman Black And White" DC: If you like anthology books and Batman, this is the book for you. My favorite by far is Travis Moore's intricately psychedelic rendering of a classic beat 'em up as told from the Ninja's perspective.
"The Comic Book History Of Animation" IDW: It's exactly what it sounds like: the history of animation as told through the medium of a comic book. It is surprisingly detailed and not at all dumbed down though still very accessible for young readers. Also the illustrations are cute and fun.
"Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint" DC: This whole time I thought the Flashpoint timeline was a dark timeline. Turns out it can get darker!