The Bloggity Session 4/26/16: The Back Issues Are Here!

Today has been what we call reading through the back issues day. This edition of The Bloggity Session is more my own personal adventure into reading cool stuff that makes me smile. It is more an opportunity to recharge myself as I keep myself on a daily schedule here on the blog too. See the thing about me is I love talking comic books, wrestling, television, and whatever else. I do have a love for comics that are pure fun and joy. That’s why I have been going on these back issue adventures as I learn about books that I get the feeling would appeal to me. I did read the Lion of Rora and loved that to death, great book if you haven’t read it. From Lion of Rora I dived into the What If? #7 I got that Rob Liefeld worked on and that will be a bigger story to come as that surprised me quite a bit. I also started reading Larry Hama’s Nth Man and oh my goodness I am loving it so far, that is going to be detailed later though as trust me, this is going to be so many levels of awesome, you have no idea. Of course since it is Tuesday night what did I do with part of my evening? Why watch The Flash and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. of course! Hello Tuesday night television.

After dinner and back issue reading, Tuesday night television was a calling and it was a solid night I have to say. The Flash was cool, I like the direction it is heading in right now. I like when a show puts the hero in a different situation than normal and what the show is up to works for me. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is doing solid work with the Inhumans and so forth, yet it is treading dangerously into Angel Season Four territory but on a lesser scale. I’m still optimistic but hopeful that it is leading to a cool place, considering the preview for next week it could be heading into that cool place quickly. I’ve stuck it out with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. though and have been trusting of where it is heading so I’m keeping an open mind and seeing how it fares in the coming episodes.

This is a short Bloggity Session as I want to keep diving into my back issues and I’ve continued reading the X-Force Omnibus I got from my library awhile back. A good late night of reading lies ahead of me and I am chomping at the bit to get back into it. Writing to dive into, lots of good books and comics to read, just another day in the life of me. Thanks for reading The Bloggity Session and I hope you all are doing well out there. Take care everyone and I shall see you all tomorrow! Bye for now!

The Bloggity Session 4/25/16: The WWE Raw Edition

Welcome back to The Bloggity Session! Tonight I am watching WWE Raw live for the first time in awhile. The reason why I am watching WWE Raw tonight is simple, Gotham isn’t on and Supergirl has finished up its season. There is nothing else on so live WWE Raw it is. It hasn’t been a bad show overall yet me and the WWE have been on quirky terms viewing wise. There is cool stuff happening yet I can’t bring myself to get hyped. Mostly because of the fact that I know with WWE that whenever I get hyped, something goofy happens. There is a gag here that for as positive as I am about comics and the future it holds, my views on pro wrestling go all over the place. I love Lucha Underground, plan on making a habit of checking out ROH again, and WWE is improving but there is still a long way to go. The crowd tonight is awful too, add in all the “What!?” and “CM Punk” chants and more, you get a pretty brutal night. Good matches but a bad crowd does a number on everything. I say this though, WWE did a great job with the tribute to Chyna, well done WWE. A WWE Raw of ups and downs. It does give me ideas though, I may have to think about doing more with pro wrestling at some point, we shall see.

WWE Raw Logo

I may have to think seriously about doing more coverage of pro wrestling here on the blog. There is a lot to say on it and it would be a good way for me to get a weekly thing here. It would be fun to talk more on pro wrestling, WWE and so forth. Heck any excuse to talk more on Lucha Underground and encouragement to check out more wrestling isn’t a bad idea. I’ll think about that as I still have other projects I plan on diving into soon here. My back issues arrived today so that project will be starting soon. Looking forward to diving more into the Nth Man and Power Company for sure. Of course my list of comics to dive into is large either way but I am looking forward to the journey to come. This my friends is going to be a fun ride for sure. So much wonderful reading lies ahead for me, I can’t wait to begin.

Now I shall end this Bloggity Report here for now, thanks for reading as always and I am proud that I have been able to keep this up daily so far. I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Take care and hope you all are doing well out there. Take care and bye for now!

The Bloggity Session 4/24/16: Game of Thrones has Returned!

Welcome back to another adventure in The Bloggity Session! Today has been a fairly low key day on this end. Saw two episodes of Daredevil, getting closer to finally finishing the series and it is a weird ride I have to say. I am starting to see where things are linking together but it is a little bouncy focus wise. I’ll have to judge more after the series is over, I still enjoy it though but The Punisher is still one of the best things about the show. Even Once Upon a Time was solid tonight yet of course as you all know, Game of Thrones is back. After a long time away Game of Thrones has returned to absorb our Sunday nights once more. Fear the Walking Dead is going to have a tough go against the almighty Game of Thrones powerhouse rising on HBO. I can already see that this season of Game of Thrones is going to have the fanbase buzzing. Some stuff I was hoping to happen hasn’t happened, yet there was quite a few surprises in store. I’m keeping it spoiler free but I’m curious as to how this season is going to play out. Reminds me I need to read the books at some point, desperately need to read the books. I have them all outside of The Hedge Knight stuff so I may have to get on that reading adventure fairly soon.

Game of Thrones Opening Credits

It is going to be weird to see how reactions are to this season. Game of Thrones starting with this season is now out of any territory the books have covered. Meaning that the book and television viewers of Game of Thrones are experiencing the show together, not knowing what is going to happen next. I’m intrigued to see the conversations and reviews of the show in the coming weeks and months about this season of the show. This is the second year I’m watching after being a DVD/Blu-Ray only watcher of the show for a long period of time. While I do miss getting to watch the show all at once it is also fun to be able to experience the show with the rest of the Game of Thrones audience. I add this to the Walking Dead level of shows of television I must watch the same night. If not I will have the entire show spoiled and know every single little thing about it before I know it. There are some shows I will be okay with being a day or two delayed but Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are two shows I know people will spoil without mercy. I can’t blame people for discussing the show though, it’s a complicated battle to say the least.

Nothing else to report tonight, tomorrow I get my massive comic order and the fun shall truly begin. Till next post, thanks for reading and I hope you all are doing well out there. Take care everyone! Bye for now.

The Bloggity Session for 4/23/16: Bless You Libraries

A later into the night edition of The Bloggity Session than I would like but sometimes you can’t help it. I spent most of the day reading Superman and The Justice League of America Vol. 1 I got from one of the libraries here in Ohio. It was pretty nice as I’d wanted to read it but not sure I wanted to really own it, hence me taking advantage of the Ohio Libraries and the lovely system we have here in Ohio connecting them. I love libraries and this saves me a good chunk of change. Yet I also put a ridiculous amount of books on hold thanks to a massive order spree my own local system got in. Soon I shall be reading Wonder Woman: Earth One for starters as it got ordered so I put that sucker on hold. My hold list at my library right now is out of control but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Besides this Goodreads challenge isn’t going to finish itself and it’ll just encourage me to keep up with my reading. I fell behind on my Goodreads challenge anyway so I am determined to keep up with my reading and I got so many book worlds I want to explore. I can easily say this is a win win situation for me, I save money and get to read cool books along the way, that is fine by me my friends.

Justice League Spectacular #1 Cover

Outside of reading though today, I was saddened that I didn’t get in my order for my massive back issue haul from mycomicshop.com. Looking at the tracking number it was so close to my house, alas it was not meant to be as I now have to wait till Monday for it. Oh well, one more day or so won’t hurt and I still have plenty to read either way. I’ve been enjoying these Bloggity Sessions too, they keep me writing on the day to day and not locked into a given subject per day. Besides it gives me a way to keep you all updated on me. I was always surprised by how many people enjoyed my off the cuff blogs so I’m going to keep doing them. They’re not going to be featured post blogs or anything of that nature, just me rambling along as I plot out my next round of more detailed pieces. I am liking how things are going with this blog anyway and I want to keep progress going so even if I’m just doing these quick blogs day to day in between other posts, it is a good way to let people know I’m around. Outside of random tweet blasts on my twitter or whatever other social media network I’m hanging out on.

The Medusa Chain Cover DC Comics

I did find one cool thing today, a DC Graphic Novel called The Medusa Chain by Ernie Colon. I’d never heard of this before until I found it in my local Half Price Books. If anyone has anything to say on it, feel free to fire me a line. Otherwise this is just a nifty piece and is #3 in the series of DC Graphic Novels as it follows the Warlords and Star Raiders graphic novels I already have. You can’t help but love the random finds and those things that are so cool you can’t help but smile. Looking above at the cover too it looks like a good read, I also the Jack Kirby Graphic Novel The Hunger Dogs is part of this series but I know it is hyper expensive so I doubt I will ever find that out in the wild. Still one can dream as I would love to own a copy of The Hunger Dogs one day as it is part of the Super Powers series that Kirby did for DC so The Hunger Dogs would be neat to have.

Anyway, I’ve rambled enough for one night so I shall catch up to you all later. Much appreciated for you all reading this and till the next Bloggity Session, be awesome to one another. Take care everyone.

The Bloggity Session for 4/22/16: Sorting Through the Back Issues

Welcome to my daily column idea, The Bloggity Session. This is my way of talking about whatever is popping into my mind and gives me a loose way to update you all on what I’m up to. Right now it has been sorting out further on my back issue adventures. I’m finally narrowing it down to what I want to write about here. Writing about series in long form is actually one of my bigger plans for this blog o’mine here. I like back issues, I love finding cool series that haven’t been collected, and also from time to time I just love hunting for back issues. You don’t get that as often nowadays depending on where you are but around here, I find I have ample opportunity to do my fair share of back issue hunting. Yet on some stuff I even have to do the grand internet wander of hitting up the stores and sellers to find stuff. I do love though when my local Half Price Books has issue packs collecting four or more books for usually between three to seven dollars, that is always a good time. Of course lately I’ve mostly found a strange bit of Lobo, Azrael, and other assorted random. Hence why I have a mycomicshop.com order on the way completing my Power Company run, and a couple more weird things I want to talk about as I didn’t know they existed until recently.

Recently I saw images of this odd What If? that Rob Liefeld did art for and it looked totally bonkers, which means I needed it in my life. Turns out it was What If? #7 from Vol. 2 of the series. As I was already making the Power Company part of my order I figure why not add the What If? to the haul right? Then I discovered this other book called the Nth Man, which I had never heard of until recently. It was released back in 1989 and written by Larry Hama and in the small bit I have heard about it, this sounds amazing. I won’t say too much as if this promises what I think it should, oh this is going to be something to look forward to experiencing first hand. I somehow have an Excalibur issue that has the Nth Man in it too, so I am surprised this didn’t hit my radar until now. As for The Power Company, it’s a DC series that I always meant to read more of but some how slipped past me somewhere along the way. I am a fan of Kurt Busiek so anything with him involved I am likely to be game to give a go.  I am looking forward to all of this immensely, the order is also supposed to be here on Monday so I am excited!

What if? Vol. 2 #7 Marvel Comics Cover

 

See that cover of What if? and realize why I could not wait to have this craziness in my life. I always like to say in my comic reading, I read everything and I just love comics by golly. I have all sorts of cool back issues on the way and this should be a great time. Now with this first edition of The Bloggity Session out of the way, let the daily adventures begin here. In between larger pieces I plot out, The Bloggity Sessions are my relaxed times just talking comics and whatever else pops into my mind. Put it this way, this is me chatting with you all a bit. Thanks for reading and to all of you who have been reading my blog thus far, thank you so much. The best is yet to come, take care and hope you all are doing well out there.

A Tale of Two Endings: The Walking Dead and Wrestlemania 32

Roman Reigns and Negan Walking Dead WWE

The Walking Dead aired its season finale last night and Wrestlemania 32 was on as well, social media was buzzing along. Both shows had anticipated and dreaded endings, depending on which side of the fence you fell on. The Walking Dead had the rise of Negan while Wrestlemania 32 had Roman Reigns vs. Triple H and the Rise of the Roman Empire. For The Walking Dead, we knew that someone was going to die, and on Wrestlemania 32 we knew that Roman Reigns was going to be champion. On The Walking Dead people were wondering who the death was going to be and on Wrestlemania 32 people wondered how Roman Reigns was going to win the belt. Chatter was intense on both sides of things both on The Walking Dead and all around the WWE Universe with Wrestlemania 32. You can say social media was on fire Sunday night. The way both things went down and we knew were about to happen, didn’t happen in quite the way anyone could have imagined. The rage and confusion went on throughout the night, with happiness and calm hidden throughout the chatter. What makes these two endings so polarizing for the fans? That is what we are here to talk about today. A Tale of Two Endings, two endings of events that we knew how it was going to go down, yet the results were not what we expected. The conversation starts now.

(Forewarning, there will be spoilers. Mild ones to be sure but if you haven’t seen The Walking Dead or Wrestlemania 32 yet, turn back now.)

For everyone still here after my spoiler tag, yes there has to be spoilers because these are endings and endings are always spoilers. The Walking Dead is mainly the one I’m warning about as I know people who wait to watch those shows and if they see something they don’t want to see, I would feel bad. That is why we are starting with The Walking Dead as I figure this is going to get a lot of people curious about this article. The big villain of The Walking Dead is revealed, Negan is here. Jeffrey Dean Morgan makes for a great looking Negan and brings him to life with absolute perfection. You see him with Lucille, his barbed wire baseball bat, and already your heart is beating out of your chest. As the survivors were pushed to their knees, I couldn’t turn away from the screen a second. Negan gives his speech as declares that someone has to die, the jaws of the entire audience dropped. Lucille is at the ready as he does the creepiest game of eeny meeny miny moe ever, deciding who was going to fall. As Lucille falls, the blood flies into the camera and all we see is Negan bashing away as the show ends with blood covering the screen.  That was how The Walking Dead ended the season, angering and exciting everyone in the process. Then on the other side, welcome to Wrestlemania 32 where things take another turn.

Negan Jeffrey Dean Morgan Walking Dead

Now, Wrestlemania 32 is a different yet strangely similar story to The Walking Dead. It was a foregone conclusion, everyone knew WWE was going to crown Roman Reigns as champion. There was no changing this course, Roman Reigns was going to be champ. You couldn’t help but wonder though how he was going to become the champ, how was this going to end?  Was Roman Reigns going to turn heel, was he going to win by some sort of controversial decision, and people were talking about it right up to the end. Roman had mixed reactions over the past few months, booing mixed in with the cheers and it was getting ugly. Triple H as the heel (bad guy) champion was getting more cheers than Roman. A lot of people were wondering if there was going to be some kind of audible called, yet that was not to be. Roman Reigns won clean over Triple H and is now your WWE World Heavyweight Champion. A decisive victory for Roman Reigns. Setting off the WWE Universe in a hailstorm of happiness and rage. Now the comparison can begin, why do these two endings compare to one another? All shall be revealed.

Roman Reigns WWE Champion

Negan bashing someones head in was a foregone conclusion in The Walking Dead as much as Roman Reigns winning the championship was at Wrestlemania. It was the way the endings were done that set people off as much as it made them happy. These endings were primed for strong reactions. Now with The Walking Dead, you’re waiting until later this year for any kind of resolution to that brutal cliffhanger. From the cut away of doom that set blood pressures rising to the divisive ending of a wrestling match. For the WWE with Roman Reigns, you have Monday Night Raw to see where this could end up going from here. In the months to come though, both of these endings are going to have people talking. They’re amazing conversation pieces no matter how the chat goes, positive or negative. With The Walking Dead, that season premiere is going to break records as people are going to come back and watch. Now with Monday Night Raw, people are going to tune in just to see what happens next. In turn we will get a hint of what will be in store in the months to come following Wrestlemania 32 and the results of that event.

Two endings, two highly polarizing endings, that have resolutions that hit upon every emotion in the social media universe. Two major events on Television that had anticipated endings for better or for worse. The conversation is still going as the resolutions of these endings are still unknown as to what impact they will ultimately have. Whatever the case may be though, these two endings are going to be great for AMC with The Walking Dead and the WWE for Wrestlemania. Love or hate, these two endings have created a lot of conversation. The social media adventure has only just begun for both companies, what will happen next? That remains to be seen yet I know we got a long road ahead of us and at least it will be an interesting one.

(Special Notes on more of my feelings on this: Roman Reigns is the Champion, I expected it and I’m cool with it but people who aren’t happy with him winning, be nice to the Roman Reigns fans who are happy, please and thank you. On The Walking Dead, that was brutal and I didn’t see the cliffhanger coming but I am not kidding, that season premiere will break a ton of records when it hits. Brutal cliffhanger but it is going to pay off huge for the show down the line.)