I’m reading Imaginary Fiends at the moment. It is a comic book from Vertigo Comics and I’m five issues in and I’m enjoying it immensely. The concept for the book, taken largely from the publishers website is as follows: Melba attempted to murder ten-year-old Brinke Calle after her best friend, a spider girl named Polly Peachpit, told her to. Melba spent seven years in a mental health facility, before she received a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett.
I recently found a place called NetGalley where new books are to be had for free, as long as a person has a blog where they can be promoted. Luckily I have this very blog, and so I signed up and downloaded a couple of books. Today I’m reviewing one of them called Whisper by Lynette Noni, from Pantera Press. The publisher’s website says that bestselling Australian author Lynette Noni is known for crafting compelling stories that appeal to devoted fantasy fans and general-interest readers alike.
Once again, I am reading a comic book from long, long ago. This one is from way back in late February 1979. This issue doesn’t have a particularly inspiring cover. It is just Dan Dare, with his nemesis, the Mekon, behind him. It may only be two heads, but when they are as recognizable as Dan Dare and the Mekon, the comic book will most likely have sold respectably despite the lack of dynamic action.
Supergirl is a TV show that premiered in October 2015 on CBS, then moved to The CW for its second season. It stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian who escaped from her dying planet as a teen. Twelve years after coming to Earth, Kara decides to use her powers to become Supergirl, while retaining her adorkable secret identity. Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that came out in November 2015.
I’m in bed with flu at the moment, and that is what I’m blaming for the low frequency of blog posts, though it’s also possible that it is just me being lazy. Anyway, while laid up, I have been reading a lot of posts on my favorite websites, The Guardian for UK and international news, Slate and Vox for US news, Birth.Movies.Death for movie news, and most importantly io9 for nerd stuff.
Here comes another post where I read a comic book of yesteryear. At the moment I’m reading a comic book from way back in February 1979, on the seventeenth. I read it for the first time back then, and I’m reading it again today. By the way, I found the scans of issue 100 of 2000 AD at Britishcomics.wordpress.com. Now let’s see if it holds up. The cover of issue 100 is a bit of a dog’s dinner, with a series of adverts for what is to be found inside.
I am the writer of a diet book, which is a little of an anomaly among the other books I have written. Most of my books are sci-fi or fantasy, with a sprinkling of horror to spice the mix, so the diet book really is unusual. The reason I wrote it is that, back in 2013 when I wrote the first edition, I felt I had an insight into dieting that wasn’t out there and that I wanted to share.