As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and I’m reading a bunch of them all over again. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans at this site that I’ve downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. I’ve reached issue 90 in my journey through back-issue scans of 2000 AD. I’m devouring these comics right now, like binge watching TV, thoroughly enjoying three or four of the old comics per day.
Here is another sci-fi themed top ten for the entertainment and edification of the readers of my blog. I write top tens because they are said to be catnip for search engines. I have no actual scientific evidence it is even true, but writing and researching top tens is fun so I’m sticking with it. Today’s excursion into ranking the unrankable is my top ten of sci-fi vehicles. As usual, we will need some ground rules about what constitutes a sci-fi vehicle for the purposes of this list.
As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and I’m reading a bunch of them all over again. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans that I’ve downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. The cover of issue 89 is a wonderful work by possibly my favorite of the entire school of late 70s, early 80s 2000 AD artists, Mike McMahon.
This blog post is about spaceship doodles. I’m always sketching spaceships, and today I thought I would share one of the doodles I happen to be doing right now. These doodles aren’t just for fun, though I get a real kick out of them, they actually serve a purpose. I write sci-fi novels, and I like to put spaceships on the cover. I design my own cover spaceships, and sketching is an important part of that.
I’m reading the new-ish Hawkeye right now, and it is great. It is a comic about a female hero, written by a woman, which is why I specifically searched it out. You see, the reason I started reading this incarnation of Hawkeye is that the other comics I’m reading are a little problematic. They are high quality, to be sure, but lacking in some important areas. That’s because what I’m mostly reading is back issues of 2000 AD and Black Panther: Man Without Fear, which can be a little macho and non-Bechdel Test compliant.
I just saw the first episode of Black Lightning, and I thought it was great. I sure hope this series can keep up this level of writing and acting. The series isn’t perfect, but what series is? It does a lot of difficult things well, and it is never less than entertaining. The Black Lightning Wikipedia page is full of information on the creative team and development of the show, and it is fascinating.
I used to read 2000 AD as a kid, and I’m doing it all over again. Specifically I’m reading old issues of the comic from the late 70s and early 80s. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans that I have downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. This issue has a very unique, cinematic-style cover that I think is very effective. There are made up critics’ quotes from the Martian Mirror, the Daily Moon, and the Droid Review.
I’m working on my new book, with the current working title of Cosmic Girl. This is a title that has been used before… many, many times. According to Wikipedia it has been used as the title of a single by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai, as the name of a Boeing 747 owned by Virgin Galactic, as the name of a single by German europop duo Modern Talking, and as the name of a 13-member South Korean girl group, among other things.
I used to read 2000 AD for years, off and on, and I’m doing it all over again. 2000 AD is still going, but I’m reading those old issues of the comic from the late 70s and early 80s that I read as a kid. Unfortunately, I no longer have my old issues of the comic, but I found some scans of early 2000 ADs, which is even better because I can read them on my phone using Bubble, the comic book reader for Android 4.
Like the rest of the world of sci-fi nerdom, I am hella excited about the upcoming Black Panther movie. I’ve been reading a lot of vintage British comic books lately, mostly Starlord and some 2000AD, but I can’t resist the urge to throw a little Black Panther into the mix. But where to start? I started with Google, and I found an article written to help Black Panther noobs like me decide where to start reading his adventures.