I feel bad just posting a link to my Pop Bunker Walking Dead recap, so I'll give you guys something else. If you're interested, after the break I'll post my "notes" that I keep while I watch the show that I later turn into my recap. I generally write them as I'm watching live and not go back for anything or pause, so there are typos and all kinds of crap that comes from me typing as fast as I can while still trying to pay attention. I also can't remember character names for crap, so I mark them with something to remember them by.
SPOILERS: there will be some for the current episode, so if you haven't seen it yet, watch it, then read my actual recap over at Pop Bunker, then read this gibberish.
Over 3,300 words this time - they keep getting larger and larger. As usual, there are spoilers, so don't read it until you've seen the episode, or unless you don't want to: The Walking Dead Recap: Episode 2.6 – Secrets
We'll go back to exploring the MLB offseason tomorrow.
I did my weekly Walking Dead recap again for Pop Bunker this week, and it's posted here.
My quick thoughts on this week's episode (and where the show is going) are after the break (since there's spoilers):
I do write other stuff, you know. Over at Pop Bunker, I started doing weekly recaps again - this time for the AMC show The Walking Dead, based on the comic series. A few months back, my wife and I started reading the graphic novels and got hooked. They are excellent and I highly recommend them. They're done in black & white, so if you're turned off by gore, that helps a bit, but keep in mind that they're still not kid-friendly. There's still a buttload of zombies in various states of decomposition, and that's not the worst part for kids. There is a lot of disturbing subjects that are addressed - subjects that I doubt will see the light of day in the AMC TV version.
Anyway, if you like the TV show, check out my latest recap here. It's in my usual recap style, so there are spoilers-a-plenty, and lots of random nicknames for characters.
UNRELATED NOTE: I know I haven't been updating frequently but work has taken over a decent amount of free time and I've been battling a cold for the last week or so. I'll try to update more frequently though in the future, especially with the baseball offseason coming up.
What I'm picking up this week:
Batman #1 (DC) - Probably the week's best seller. Scott Snyder comes over from Detective Comics (which had been the best Batman book before the reboot) to take over what I guess would be the "main" DC title. A no-brainer.
Daredevil #4 (Marvel) - The only Marvel book that I pull regularly, and it's been awesome. I've never been a fan of the "Man Without Fear" and originally was asked to pick up #1 because my wife has a thing for
Ben Affleck Daredevil. When I found out Mark Waid was writing it, I figured I'd give it a read as well. Great introduction, and the three issues so far have mixed great storytelling with great art (especially "seeing" things through Daredevil's eyes - I never really got that). Another no-brainer.
Green Lantern Corps #1 (DC) - I'm a GL mark, especially Guy Gardner (who's featured on this week's cover alongside John Stewart leading the rest of the group), so it'll take a bit to get me off of this book, and Peter Tomasi was writing GLC before the reboot, so he should just pick up where he left off, and at least he gets Guy back (who was working GL: Emerald Knights), but for how long (since Guy's also part of Justice League: International)?
Tiny Titans #44 (DC) - I know it's a kids book, and it is for them (a favorite in our house), but it makes me laugh too. Love Art & Franco and the stuff they come up with.
Blue Beetle #1 (DC) - The only one I wavered on. It's still Jaime Reyes (and not Ted Kord, reboot be damned), but I think there's potential there to build off of. Weren't too many issues at the LCS either, so I'm assuming it's either doing well or the owner had little faith in it.
Some other stuff I didn't pick up but might be worth a look:
Wonder Woman #1 (DC) - Never been a Wonder Woman fan, but it's the first issue of her reboot, so if you're into that sort of thing...
Nightwing #1 (DC) - Torn. Like the new outfit, but Dick kinda also looks like Boy Batwoman. Three bat-related titles is enough for me right now.
Catwoman #1 (DC) - Eh, I've never gotten the Catwoman appeal. Judd Winick is writing it, so it should be decent, but not my thing. Also, see above about bat-titles.
A Game Of Thrones #1 (Dynamite) - People seem to love the show on HBO and the books and all that. Now there's a new comic series. So good for them.
Chew TP Vol. 4 (Image) - Love this book. Just don't have the cash to drop on a trade right now. Highly recommended, but check out the first three volumes first. Three parts funny to one part disturbing - a good mix.
The New Teen Titans: Games [HC] (DC) - A lost story from one of the hottest books of the early to mid 80s, it's being released now as new. The "new retro" thing is kind of interesting, and if I were collecting this back in 1982 I might have been all over this. Maybe in a few years.
Morning Glories TP Vol. 2 (Image) - One of the best series out there right now. People keep comparing it to "Lost" (which I never saw), but it's still building in the mystery. This (and the first volume) are worth a pickup.