Name: Steve Harrison
Bio: My goal in life is to down a bottle of Coal Ila scotch with Warren Ellis and end the night with a good ol' ticklefight.
You have no idea how good Kuma's Corner is - Lair of the Minotaur has bourbon poached pears, pancetta, brie and caramelized onions and Led Zepplin's simple pleasure of pulled pork and pickles on top of a 10oz burger. Best part of the whole thing is the Pretzel Bun that they are all served on... or the whiskey on tap.
If the wait at Frontera is too much for you, stop in at Bayless' new place around the corner XOCO for really great soups and sandwiches and MIND BENDING churros. MIND BENDING.
I finally picked up Invincible Iron Man which is fun and flirty and beat me with the "badass" stick and The Escapists by Brian K Vaughn, which is a beautiful coda/sidecar to The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. I also gave some serious eyeball time to my book book that I have been neglecting, Dashiel Hammett's "The Red Harvest"
Happy New Years everybody!
Green Lantern got me back into buying comics on a regular basis - I had no previous experience with the character or DC outside of Vertigo. But I started with Sinestro Corps, moved to Rebirth, started picking up issues as they came out in the wake of Sinestro Corps and it just spreads from there - to Flash, to 52, to Morrison's run on Justice League - I've become really engrossed in DC (if past me knew present me loved Superboy, past me would have a hearty laugh about it).
Still, hype kills things for me, and I'd hate to pass that on to other people. Green Lantern is not the best comic book coming out right now, but it's the comic that I look forward to the most - the comic that entertains the hell out of me and makes me feel swell. And that, folks, is worth a lot.
Ha ha ha ha, and here I thought my Clark Kent costume was a really fresh, original idea. At least my costume morphed into "recession Clark Kent" by the end of the night, stooped over a cheap beer at a dive looking all "nobody reads the paper any more, I work so hard, and FOR WHAT?!"
Oh and that Shadowcat costume kicks all kinds of ass.
"They.... they could go all the way with this"
"This could be a no hitter!"
"They could go all eight issues without picking it!"
"Don't jinx it!"
Liking Blackest Night and GL (especially since I started reading Johns' Teen Titans run last week) but you cannot argue with this pick. Beautiful, beautiful stuff.
It cracks me up every time Blackest Night isn't picked because I know out there somone thinks you're doing it on purpose.
I really liked Cobra, but I was very impressed this week at how Geoff Johns and Doug Manke finally got the tone and direction down for Blackest Night - it's a "lets get the whole group together" story done really well mixed with some romantic notes and great definition of Sinestro's character.
And I kind of like that the hint for next week is winking at "Oh, if you thought getting Sinestro on board was rough, wait until Atrocitous shows up WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA." It goes to show that a tired concept can be done really well.