Monday Musings 03/25/13

Welcome one and all to Monday Musings!

Monday Musings serves multiple purposes:

1. I’ll update everyone to changes in relation to the blog including new features, modified formats to existing ones, and anything else blog-related.
2. I’ll reveal the character I’m going to feature in my Character Spotlight article this week.
3. I’ll gather up the links to all the blog postings that I’ve made since last week’s Monday Musings
4. I’ll reveal my Top 3 Comics of the Week though I won’t tell you which one finishes first, second, third until the actual article comes out (got to give you all a reason to check it out)

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Blog Updates

With my Grandmother falling ill and going to the hospital, I wasn’t able to finish all my comics for this week (understandably). She’s much better now and is resting at home but because of this unfortunate turn of events my Weekly Rankings will be delayed until Friday. I hope you can all understand.

As for the Blog itself, I have a couple of tweaks I’d like to mention. First, since the Comics Rundown feature is going so smoothly I’ve decided to modify my plan. My three best comics from each week will be featured in my Top 3 as usual. My fourth through tenth best comics from each week will be split into two Bullet Points features. The remaining comics will be reviewed in two Comics Rundown features. This change will start with the December reviews. Secondly, you may have noticed my new look Rankings last week which were designed to make it easier to see at a glance the changes and reduce the repetitiveness of the entries. On Friday, a summary portion will be added for each company to highlight the movers and shakers. Finally, I decided to remove the huge list of backlog reviews in this features as they weren’t really necessary to post each week in my mind.

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spotlightsThe Character Spotlight

Drax the Destroyer will be coming out later this week. It would have been last week but my Grandmother fell ill. If you missed any of the previous entries, click on the following names to be taken instantly to their respective entry:

Issue #1: The Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
Issue #2: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)
Issue #3: Ocean Master (Orm)
Issue #4: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
Issue #5: Firefly (Garfield Lynns)
Issue #6: Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
Issue #7: Count Vertigo (Werner Vertigo)
Issue #8: Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
Issue #9: Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)
________________________________________________________Previously OnComic Book Rankings: 03/14/13-03/20/13
Retroactive: Detective Comics 1957 & Amazing Spider-Man 1981
#Trending In The World Of Comics: 03/15/13-03/21/13
The Comic Connection: Issue #4
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions: 03/27/13
Covers of the Week: 03/20/13
The Comics Rundown 11/21/12: Part 2
The Comics Rundown 11/28/12: Part 1
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123The Top 3

No reveal this week due to my inability to complete reading all my Comics. Look for double the reveals next week.

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So that is the update. Any comments? You know what to do.

4 thoughts on “Monday Musings 03/25/13

  1. I’m very sorry for your grandmother. You mentioned her several times, and each time I had the impression that you have a very strong bond, so I figure how much her illness made you feel worried and sad.
    As for the changes you planned for your blog, they make sense. You’re going to write a detailed review for the comics you enjoyed most and a short one for the ones you liked less, and I do something similar with my own blog: when I like a movie (or a novel or a comic book) very much, I write a post about it; if I didn’t find it particularly interesting, then I tell myself “I’ve already wasted a lot of time with it, why should I waste even more time writing a post about it?”
    Also, I just finished to read “Mr Paradise”, a novel written by Elmore Leonard. His western novels are boring as all hell, but, when he decides to write an action packed detective story, he usually ends up writing an astonishing work of art. “Mr Paradise” was no exception.
    The only novelist who’s better than Leonard at writing detective stories is Joseph Wambaugh. “Hollywood Station” and “Hollywood Crows” are 2 absolute masterpieces. And I read them last year, so I’m not talking on the spur of the moment.

    • “I’m very sorry for your grandmother. You mentioned her several times, and each time I had the impression that you have a very strong bond, so I figure how much her illness made you feel worried and sad.”
      Yes, very much. I visit her once a week so we are quite close. I hope and pray she makes a full recovery.

      “I’ve already wasted a lot of time with it, why should I waste even more time writing a post about it?”
      Perfect summation indeed!

      Thanks for the recommendations. My Mom loves detective novels and her birthday is coming up soon. Perfect! 🙂

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