Thursday, 1 March 2007
Link of the Month:
Uncanny X-Men dot Net
Want to know what happened in a specific issue of an X-Men comic? Or how about a comic book in which an X-character made a cameo? Chances are they’ll have the issue summary (both a brief and a very detailed version) at this site. They have an ungodly amount – over 3,000. Plus they have in-depth biographies of some of the movers and shakers in the X-Men’s world. Insane amount of content.
Book of the Month:
The Monk From Brooklyn by Antonio Graceffo
Stick a very un-PC Brooklyn native in the Shaolin Temple and watch the cultural harmony fly! Graceffo has a very engaging writing style, says exactly what is on his mind, and is not afraid at times to be bluntly offensive. The result is a fascinating outsider’s look at the inside of one of the most legendary places in the world, and a very non-reverent comparison of the perception and reality of the Shaolin Temple. I wanna read some of Graceffo’s other books now.
DVD of the Month:
Teen Titans – The Complete 1st Season
I know a lot of people who don’t like this show because they like all the iterations of B:tAS so much, and this show is still different. Well, they’re right – Teen Titans is a completely different kettle of fish, and is unrelated to B:tAS. I also think that it is the most thoroughly enjoyable superhero cartoon to be produced since B:tAS ended. The first two seasons are out on DVD now, and I’ve been watching them like a mo-fo.
Categories: Of the Month.