Sunday, September 17, 2017

Catalyst Prime for August: Incidentals #1, Noble #4, Accell #3, and Superb #2

After a couple of false starts, I’ve been rethinking how to approach my planned monthly posts about Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime comics. I was starting to veer too far into (too) lengthy recaps of the various issues, and that’s never been my plan. So, starting this month, I’m just going to talk about what I liked about the comics, and hopefully that will whet your appetites enough to check out the actual issues.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

What's in the Box?!?: September DC Legion of Collectors

The new Funko DC Legion of Collectors box arrived earlier this week, just in the nick of time! I have been struggling with a post about the August Catalyst Prime comics from Lion Forge. The comics were great, but my writing was less so. Fortunately, along came Funko to buy me at least another week to work on the Catalyst Prime entry. So let’s dive in!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House

As I’ve said before, I love prime rib. One of the best places in town I’ve had it is Lawry’s, but that’s all the way down near the Strip. Another of our favorite houses of beef is a great deal closer to home: Bob Taylor’s Original Ranch House. They’ve been around since 1955, and I’ve read that they are the oldest steak house in Las Vegas.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

What's in the Box?!?: August Marvel Collector Corps

Time for another Funko subscription box! This time, it’s the August Marvel Collector Corps box, the theme being Avengers First Appearance.

I’ll be honest; I wasn’t sure what “Avengers First Appearance” actually meant. Turns out, it means the first comics appearances of characters who (mostly) would become Avengers.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

What's in the Box?!?: August Funko Disney Treasures

Welcome back! This week, we’ll be unboxing the new Funko Disney Treasures subscription box. As always, this bi-monthly box includes at least one Pop!, at least one Disney Parks item, a pin, a patch, and other stuff. All the items are exclusive to the box.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Catalyst Prime for July: Superb #1, Accell #2 and Noble #3

I would like to begin this month’s review of the Catalyst Prime comics from Lion Forge with the first issue of their latest series, Superb. The writers are David F. Walker and Sheena C. Howard. I had enjoyed Walker’s work on both Power Man & Iron Fist and Luke Cage from Marvel. I particularly appreciated how, while both series featured Netflix breakout star Luke Cage, they represented very different tones and styles from the same writer. I am not familiar with Sheena C. Howard’s work; I understand that she is an academic who studies comic books and popular culture (which is what my own educational background is in), and that this is her first comic book.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

What's in the Box?!?: July Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty

Time once again for the Funko Star Wars Smugglers Bounty box! This month’s theme is Droids. I’ve always loved the droids from the Star Wars Universe; some of my favorite characters from the movies and shows include BB-8, R2-D2, and Chopper. Artoo even features on the outside of the box. So this was a theme I was particularly excited about.