Comic Books as Literature

I began reading comic books around 1983.  The first comic book that I read was Uncanny X-Men #169.  Since that time, I have easily read hundreds, if not thousands of comic books.

I have read comic books with stories about super heroes, mutants, vigilantes, and millionaire industrialists.

Some of those stories were about people who gained miraculous powers from accidents and some were about people who had their powers from birth.

Some of those stories were about selfish people who used those abilities to serve themselves and some were about people who used their gifts to either help or better humankind.

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Comic Pull List – 9.13.2018

Well, it has been nearly 2 months since I’ve done one of these.  Yes, I’ve been to the comic book shop since then.  Yes, I’ve bought comics book on and off my pull list.  No I’m not very consistence in updating this stupid thing.  Sorry.

Here is what I picked up last night at New World Comics.

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Best albums of 2013 [2.0]

Yes, I have done a best albums of 2013 post before.  You can read that one here.

The reason for a 2.0 is because that was 5 years ago and I have listened to a lot of albums that I had not heard when they came out in 2013 and I want to do an upgraded list.  Get over it.

Most of the albums from the original list are still on this list.  Some are not.  Some of the ones that are on this list have changed their number slots in the order of preference.  Some have not.

So without further adieu, here are the top 13 albums of 2013…

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Happy Anniversary Wiretap!

Wiretap Records is about to celebrate its 4th anniversary!

To help celebrate the anniversary, they are hosting a FREE show at the 21+ Slidebar in Fullerton, CA.  The show will be a 2-day event and is absolutely stacked with great bands.  Some of those that will be performing are:

Audio Karate
Odd Robot
Get Married
Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves
Tiny Stills
Cables & Arms
Breaklights
and many more!

Happy Anniversary to Rob and the Wiretap Records family!

Who is your favorite Robin?

Who is your favorite Robin character from the Batman comics?

Upcoming August Releases

Keep your eyes and ears out for these new releases coming out this month!

Amneisatic by Odd Robot via Wiretap Records on Aug 3.
Songs for the Sleepless by Get Married via Wiretap Records on Aug 17.
Fixed Ideals by Muncie Girls via Buzz Records on Aug 31.
Peace and Love by Swingin’ Utters via Fat Wreck Chords on Aug 31.
Is This Thing Cursed? by Alkaline Trio via Epitaph Records on Aug 31.