Recent Dorkiness

Divided States and Secret Empires

June 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

So I’ve been distracted from the funnybooks here lately, but some interesting stuff’s been happening. Secret Empire continued to cause controversy with its very existence. But first, one of comics’ most enduring creators has been accused of some pretty nasty stuff with his newest series. Just FYI, the discussion of that book is going to get a bit ugly, and a bit NSFW. So, you [...]

Fargo Peaks, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Ride

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I’ve been in a personal television nirvana here lately. For the last month, I’ve had new episodes of two of my all-time favorite shows: Fargo, and Twin Peaks. But there’s trouble in paradise. My fascination (read: utter preoccupation) with all things Twin Peaks was threatening to overshadow my appreciation of Fargo, even though I generally found Fargo more dramatically [...]

Serious Fun: Wonder Woman is Super Heroes Done Right

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I went to see the Wonder Woman movie. And it was good. Well, that was easy! Guess I’ll knock off early and go read some funnybooks! Or… Maybe not. Seriously, Wonder Woman really is good. Damn fine super hero storytelling. It hits all the right notes and accentuates the things that make the character unique. It’s fun, but takes itself seriously enough to wrestle with big [...]

Surprisingly Cogent, Twin Peaks Returns in Style

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

So that gum I like has come back in style. That’s right! Twin Peaks has returned on Showtime, under the full creative control of series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. That control, and that collaboration, is key to the new series. Because the original made its first missteps when they lost control, and fell apart almost completely after Lynch left the production, leaving the rest of [...]

Horror, Blood, and Pretty Pretty Pictures: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

So the stack of unreviewed funnybooks on my desk is getting pretty big. I’ve been concentrating on long-form reviews of single books here lately, along with dork movies and TV shows that have sparked my interest. And with the debut of the revived Twin Peaks next week, I’ll soon have even more non-comics-related stuff to talk about. If I’m gonna whittle that stack down in any [...]

Here We Go Again: Fanboys, Politics, and Secret Empires

May 9, 2017 // 6 Comments

Secret Empire 1 / Free Comic Book Day Special by Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, and Andrea Sorrentino So I said I wasn’t going to pick up the second issue of this book (which, confusingly, is numbered as the first issue – don’t get me started on the whole “zero issue” thing). But it was a slow week for new comics, so I gave it a flip-through in the shop, and I saw this kind of [...]

Funnybooks on Film

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

So it’s one of those weeks where real life gets in the way of my fun, and I just don’t have the time or energy for my usual long-winded meanderings. So instead, I thought I’d share someone else’s, in the form of a some funnybook documentaries that have made their way past my eyes recently. Enjoy, and we’ll (hopefully) resume regular service next week. First up, [...]

Spies and Secret Empires

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I bought two funnybooks last week that I hadn’t really planned on picking up. One of them is visually stunning. The other pulled me in with story. But both are about secrets and spies, so I thought it might be fun to discuss them together… Nick Fury 1 by James Robinson and Aco  This book may be a triumph of style over substance. In this first issue, at least, it’s light on [...]

WE GOT MOVIE SIIIIIIGNN!! Mystery Science Theater Returns in Style

April 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

We’re a little short on time this week (somehow, the Nerd Farm taxes never get done til the last minute), so this may be brief. Brief, but joyous. Because this past weekend, one of my all-time favorite television series made a comeback. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return That’s right. Thanks to Kickstarter, and Netflix, everybody’s favorite TV puppet show is back. Under [...]