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New Comics Day

My June comics came in the mail yesterday.  Here’s the rundown:

1. Amazing Spider-man #1.2 and #3
2. All-New Ultimates #3 and #4, Ultimate FF #3
3. Original Sin #4, Original Sins #1 and #2
4. All-New X-men #28, Uncanny X-men #22
5. Avengers #31, New Avengers #19, #20 and Annual #1, Avengers World #8
6. Guardians Of The Galaxy #16
7. Captain America #21
8. Daredevil #4
9. Fantastic Four #6
10. Moon Knight #4
11. New Warriors #5 and #6
12. Justice League #31, Batman #32, Green Lantern Corps #31 and #32
13. Astro City #13
14. The Manhattan Projects #21
15. The United States of Murder Inc. #2

Comic Book Power Rankings

I just finished reading my stack of comics from March.  Here are my favorites:

1. Forever Evil (Issue #6) [Lex Luthor and Batman battle the Crime Syndicate.]
2. Moon Knight (Issue #1) [Warren Ellis’s new take on Moon Knight could be really cool.]
3. Superior Spider-man (Issues #29 and #30) [The Green Goblin runs amok.]
4. All New X-men (Issue #24) / Guardians Of The Galaxy (Issue #13) [The trial of Jean Grey reaches its conclusion and the original X-men team won’t be the same.]
5. Astro City (Issue #10) [The four-part Winged Victory storyline wraps up.]

polyvinylrecords:

A couple months ago, Chris Strong (the photographer who took the iconic image on the cover of American Football’s self-titled full-length) came down to Champaign-Urbana to film an official video for “Never Meant.”

The clip features a bunch of cameos from the PV staffers and other local landmarks (including the aforementioned house).

Hope you enjoy watching the video as much as we did playing a part in making it!

(Oh, and I guess there’s a deluxe reissue of the album or something like that)

I really enjoyed this video

New Comics Day

My May comics came in the mail today.  Here’s the rundown:

1. Amazing Spider-man #2
2. Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-man #2, All-New Ultimates #2, Ultimate FF #2
3. Original Sin #0, #1, #2, and #3
4. Avengers #29 and #30, New Avengers #18, Avengers World #6 and #7
5. Guardians of the Galaxy #15
6. All-New X-men #27, Uncanny X-men #21
7. Forever Evil #7, Justice League #30, Justice League of America #14, Batman #31, Green Lantern #32
8. Miracleman #6 and #7
9. Astro City #12
10. Daredevil #3
11. Winter Soldier The Bitter March #4

braidcentral:

We think it’s time you all get to hear what we’ve been up to. NPR is kind enough to host a new song from us today. It’s called “Bang” and it’s from our new album, No Coast, out July 8, 2014 via Topshelf Records.

I can’t recommend this new Braid song highly enough.  It sounds like it could have been on 1998’s “Frame And Canvas” and yet it sounds totally new and fresh.  I’m going to see the band play with Into It Over It at The Altar Bar in Pittsburgh on July 9 and I’m really looking forward to it.

Dikembe - Mediumship (Album Teaser)

This video has me excited to hear the new Dikembe album ‘Mediumship’.  You can listen to a full song and pre-order the album here.

jhnmyr:



John Mayer recorded a cover of Beyonce’s “XO”.  It’s pretty good.

jhnmyr:

John Mayer recorded a cover of Beyonce’s “XO”.  It’s pretty good.

Comic Book Power Rankings

Somehow I’m months behind on my comics again.  Here are my rankings for the comics that I read that came out in February:

1. Miracleman (Issue #3) [I had heard about this out-of-print Miracleman series years ago, but I had idea that it was this good. I highly recommend this.]
2. Forever Evil (Issue #5) [Lex Luthor and Batman try to co-exist.]
3. All New X-men (Issue #23) / Guardians Of The Galaxy (Issue #12) [The Guardians Of The Galaxy and the original X-men team up to rescue Jean Grey.]
4. Superior Spider-man (Issue #27 and #28) [Green Goblin wreaks havoc in NYC.]
5. Astro City (Issue #9) [The Winged Victory storyline hits its third issue and continues to be really good.]

New Comics Day!

My April comics came in the mail on Saturday, but I was out of town so I didn’t get to go through them until late on Sunday.  Here’s the rundown:

1. Superior Spider-man #31, Superior Spider-man Team Up #12, Amazing Spider-man #1 and #1.1
2. Ultimate Spider-man #200, Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-man #1, All New Ultimates #1, Ultimate FF #1
3. All New X-men #25 and #26, Uncanny X-men #20
4. Avengers #28, New Avengers #17, Avengers World #4 and #5, Guardians Of The Galaxy #14
5. Daredevil #1.5 and #2
6. Captain America #18, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #3
7. Fantastic Four #2
8. Moon Knight #2
9. Justice League #29, Green Lantern #30 and #31, Batman #30, The Flash #30
10. Miracleman #4 and #5
11. The Manhattan Projects #20
12. Astro City #11
13. Kick-Ass 3 #7

New Comics Day

My March comics came in the mail today.  Here are the goods:

1. Superior Spider-man #29, #30, and Annual #2, Superior Spider-man Team Up #11
2. Survive #1
3. Avengers #27, New Avengers #15 and #16
4. All New X-men #24, Guardians Of The Galaxy #13, Uncanny X-men #18 and #19
5. Daredevil #1, Moon Knight #1, New Warriors #1 and #2, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1 and #2
6. Forever Evil #6, Justice League Of America #13, Batman #29, Green Lantern #29, The Flash #29
7. The Manhattan Projects #19, Astro City #10, Jupiter’s Legacy #4, Brilliant #5