Friday, March 11, 2011

Goodbye Snow, Hello Wind

YAY! The snow seems to be on its way out the door. Thats awesome. Unfortunately the wind is still strong and cold. I may have just become a better person because i feel really bad for the people in Japan. And Hawaii for that matter. The Tsunami that hit Japan took a lot of cars for a wild ride along with a few boats. Watch some footage on youtube. It makes you realize that its pretty crazy out that direction. Even Russia is getting hit by meter high waves.

In other news i just picked up some new reading materials. The Comic series The Darkness: Origins.
This Graphic novel depicts how a mafia hitman named Jackie Estacado was both gifted and cursed on his 21st birthday. He inherited the power of the darkness.

The darkness is an odd type of thing. It can only manifest when it is in the dark and when Jackie chooses to. He can bring all sorts of minions to life to do his bidding which includes darklings and tentacle like aparatus. He also gets Darkness Armor to protect his body and grants him sharp claws.

The Darkness is a curse because now that he has it. Jackie Estacado can no longer have sex with mortal women.... He can, but he risks his life doing so. When the bearer of the Darkness impregnates a woman the Darkness power moves on to the unborn son or daughter and at that time kills the father(original bearer). So you can understand why Jackie is somewhat pissed off to find out that he cannot be rid of it.

There is a whole ton of other gory shenanigans but Ill make you read that stuff for yourself :)

Another series i have been reading lately is that of the Scott Pilgrim series.

So this series is obviously about Scott Pilgrim and his day to day life living in Toronto, Canada. He starts out dating a chinese 17 year old girl named Knives Chau. Then he meets his dream girl Ramona flowers and kind of two times Knives for the new girl. The catch is that he is forced to fight Ramona's 7 Evil Ex-boyfriends.

He starts this out in a simple enough manner. I will make you read some for yourselves though. If you happened to see the movie, which was also really good, there are a few differences to note.

In the black and white comic series Ramona is way less of a bitch. In fact she is entirely cute and lovable as a character. Also Scott Pilgrim is much more of a bad ass in the comics. The movie does do the comics justice though by including the same wardrobe, character styles, and even placements. Sometimes even small things like the graphic on a coffee cup was made to be the same.

I rate those both a two thumbs up so check em out. Ill be back with more updates laters.

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