I picked up a couple last week.
— Steve Long (@otter272) August 28, 2019
I haven’t done one of these in what seems like ages and I need to get back in the swing of it.
I know that tomorrow is actually new comic book day but I had some books waiting for me that I’ve really been wanting to read and I don’t get a chance to go to the shop as often as I was when I was still going to class on Wednesday nights. So anyway, here are the new ones that I picked up tonight.
10 years ago….
1990. It was the year that gave us the U.S. invasion of Panama, the merger that became Time Warner, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Windows 3.0, Universal Studios in Florida, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Gulf War.
1990 was also the year that I graduated high school. Music was as much a part of my life than as it is now and a lot of great music was released that year. Of course, there was a lot of horrible music that was released that year as well.
The brain child of singer/songwriter Aree Ogir, Aree and the Pure Heart was put together in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Described as drunken streetlight poetry, Aree and the Pure Heart is part rock-n-roll and part punk but all passion. Oklahoma Lefty said of them that “…there is such power and purpose in these songs that it reminds you of how cathartic and transcendent rock ‘n’ roll can truly be.”
Recently, I had a chance to talk to Aree about the new record, living in Atlanta and more. Here is that conversation:
I’ve missed a few of these but I’ll try and keep up.
Here is my haul from last night’s trip to @NewWorldComics
Fantastic Four #6
Man Without Fear #3
Amazing Spider-Man #13
Detective Comics #996
The Batman Who Laughs #2
— Steve aka Otter (@otter272) January 17, 2019