Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Today was technically day one of vacation. Homemade pizza for lunch, a round of indoor golf (my Valentine's Day present) and dinner at Moe's.
In between, we hit the mall and I raided the Dollar Bins.
Once again I grabbed some books for the kids.
Haley got a Batgirl story....
I picked up two Superman milestones for Logan, the John Byrne relaunch and "The Death of Superman"...
I continued my current John Byrne kick with these two...
...and my nostalgia kick with these two....
But tonight's mother lode included these two:
Batman #427, part of the infamous Death of Robin storyline, where his fate was decided by fans calling a 1-900 number to determine if he lived or died (SPOILER: He died.). I know the story fairly well, but have never read it as it originally was printed. I guess I'll be adding the other three parts to my Want List!
One of my five favorite comics of ALL time! I already own a copy, but I could not pass up a reading copy for $1! And this way Nan can read it. She has seen the EXCELLENT adaptation DC did in a Justice League Unlimited episode in 2004.
If you do not already know, this issue is entitled "For The Man Who Has Everything". Essentially, the story has Batman, Robin, and Wonder Woman visiting the Fortress of Solitude with gifts on Superman's birthday. They arrive to find him him in a vegetative state with a large alien plant stuck to his chest. Shortly, the alien warlord Mongul is revealed and tells the heroes that the "Black Mercy" has put Superman into a coma, feeding him an extremely realistic dream based on his "heart's desire". Interspersed with the scenes in the Fortress are pages of Superman's dream of living a normal life on his long-destroyed home planet of Krypton, happily married with two children.
What happens throughout the rest of the issue is one of the best examples of what comic books CAN be....
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Not sure where these come from or if they are legitimate and licensed, but I found them a while back and just thought they looked cool. Nice mood to them and they capture each installment very well.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We got the call for Nan and the kids around 6:00 last night. My call finally came through at about 8:00 but I got a heads up on Facebook from the Superintendent's secretary!
A lazy day here to be sure. Cleared the driveway twice, had a fire going in the fireplace, update my comic book database, played with the kids....
But this has to be our ONLY snow day this year, as our trip to the Outer Banks is set for the day after the (now) last day of school....