I've been remiss in writing about comics for Geektress. I'm a slacker, but isn't that what comic readers do? DC's relaunch has given me the chance to start fresh, and read comics I've never looked at before. Here's what I think as a new reader to the DC-verse (selected titles only since I can't afford to read them all):
I've never been a DC kind of girl and never really even given two craps about anything Green Lantern before I met my husband, who is a huge fan. I used to get a kick out of making the "Jon/John Stewart isn't black" joke every time Dave went on about some Green Lantern plot line. But then, Green Lantern exploded into a whole bunch of other colored lanterns and Dex Starr was born.
I fell in love. I don't know all the details and I don't need to. What isn't there to love about an angry blue acid/blood/vomit spewing kitty? With the relaunch of the DCU comes a new comic dedicated to the Red Lanterns and you bet your rage filled ass I'll be reading it.
It's DC Week here at the 'Tress, and we've decided that Tuesdays should be filled with comic book crack. We've previously brought you a very special edition of World's Finest, and on the podcast, we've discussed the above-referenced issue of Wonder Woman (#155) where she marries a brussel sprout. (Read the whole thing here.)
Today's Wednesday, my day off. It's also the day before International Comic Con, which means our Geektress Twitter feed looks like this today:
"Hey, what hotel are you at? Are you at the Hyatt?" "I'm at the same hotel as you!" "Where is your balcony?" "Where are you having dinner?" "Hey! I'm not there yet! My plane leaves later today!" "My plane is stuck on the runway!" "My plane just landed!" "Oh good, my book shipment made it!" "My book shipment is late!" "I love books!" and on and on. I'm not jealous, as some have speculated. I actually loathe crowds, and that is 80% of the reason I'm not going back to NYCC this year. Anyway, to take a break from comic-con related madness, I have been listening to the Nyan Cat song.
If you're unfamiliar with Nyan Cat, first of all, I don't know where you've been this year. Second, it's not unlike Hamster Dance, only the internet is a much different place than it was 10 years ago. So brush up on your meme and check out the video after the jump.
Being the crazy cat lady that I am, I meant to write about MRVLCATS last week, but my day job (which is sadly not comics related at all) has kept me busy ‘round the clock. I would say “The Man” has been keeping me down, except I work for a non-profit.
At any rate, last week, MRVLCATS took over Twitter in a glorious costumed feline revolution that made me delirious with teh cute every time a new one popped up. Eisner Award winner Chris Eliopoulos and Geektress favorite Katie Cook started the whole thing and many other famous names in comics took part, including David Peterson (Mouseguard), and Skottie Young (Wizard of Oz).