Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Distant Pulsars


Here's a track off the latest Man... Or Astro-Man? EP, Distant Pulsar. You can order the vinyl or digital from Bandcamp HERE.


This week for NCBD, I have main titles I'm definitely picking up, and a few contingent ones that I'm on the fence about:

Peter Vs. Reilly, the match of the century? Probably not, but should be a good tussle. 

The franchising of SIKTC continues with this new number one. I think this is a one-shot, but not entirely certain. I've still yet to read any House of Slaughter, though I have snatched up a few of those "Body Bag" covers. I'll probably start buying it monthly and just nab that first trade.

I love this Jason Burnham cover. Creepshow is up for reassessment after this issue. A lot like the show on Shudder, the deeper into the run we get, the less I care about it as an ongoing thing. The quality just doesn't seem consistent. We'll see.

More Dark Web X-Men stuff. Good deal. I'm loving the Maddy-Alex vibes that echo out of the original Inferno and into this. 

Holy covers! Wow - I have to be sure to get my hands on this one. Very cool. 

Bringing The Nice House on the Lake to a close. I'm up-to-date with my reading, but will probably re-read the first eleven issues again this weekend before capping the series off with this final issue. Exciting!

One more X-Terminators issue after this one. I'll be honest - the series started great and has fizzled a bit for me, but there's definitely still room for this one to turn around and end as a banger.

Now, on to the contingencies:

I dig the Dead Boy Detectives, and Nightmare Country has gone a long way toward encouraging me to pick up other Sandman Universe titles; however, just like when they launched this line back in 2018 or 19, the more they add to it, the more my interest frays. 

I dug the first issue of this, but I'm just not sure if I will continue, especially if this is just a straight-up retelling of the film.

There was one of these last year at this time, too. Why isn't this issue 2? I love Kang, so I'm probably grabbing this, but I need to look through it first.


Tubby Hayes Quartet - Down in the Village
Metallica - ... And Justice For All
Deth Crux - Bloody Christmas
Man... or Astroman? - Distant Pulsar
Clint Mansell & Kevin Kiner - Doom Patrol Season One OST


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

Emotions have been a bit high here. Well, one emotion in particular. Having K's Mother live with us in Redondo Beach, things were tight but okay. Since moving to a considerably bigger space in this house, however, my patience wears quite thin and it is becoming difficult to contain the absolute fury she often inspires in me. Now, make no mistake, I have been told on numerous occasions that I have the patience of a saint. It is currently, depleting in record chunks, and honestly, I've found it difficult to adequately replenish from day to day. I'm seeing this card as a reminder that emotional completion - in this case, peace at the situation - comes only through intense Will and a strong foundation. 

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