Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In a forever moving rubber room
Re: Comics and Graphic Novels Vol. 2
I must confess, it's been a long... Long time since I purchased comic books outside of Manga and Webcomic Prints. That was until earlier this year when I decided to give the new Ultimate Spider-man a look, plus Free Comic Book Day (still can't get over the fact that the local comic book store's owner actually started FCBD.)
Anyways, last Saturday, Flying Colors had a artist signing for Thien Pham's new book "Sumo". It's about an American traveling to Japan to become a Sumo Wrestler. Pretty good read. Thien's a cool guy too.
Didn't just grab Sumo though. I got a few other books. Two of them took me by pleasant surprise Batman and Robin #15 and Avengers Arena #1.
Batman and Robin is my first DC comic in ages. Mainly because... I really don't like DC outside a few exceptions, Batman being one. Probably a good spot for me to try and get along with DC for once, Joker's always been my favorite DC villain, and- holy crap on a bat mobile what the hell happened to his face?!
Avengers Arena is Marvel's take on Battle Royale, so I jumped for the book immediately. Arcade's the "Teacher" for this battle, and with several members of Avengers Academy being forced to battle each other, including Reptil and X-23, I definitely want to see how this series plays out.
"It's not so much as preventing insanity... As much as it is taking advantage of Insanity..."
[This is where I'd put one of my drawings I worked hard on in my sig, but since I'd have to spring five bucks to do so, I'll just put me photobucket link here.]
Hybird's Deviant Art
(Better work is in my deviant...)