Monday, April 14, 2014

Hacked eBay Bidders = Disappointment For Me, Free Comics For You!

While I stopped with the Siandc Comics and Crafts, LLC, I've still been selling stuff on eBay here and there. I learned the hard way not to sell the digital copies of movies that come along with the Blu-Rays (I still can't list items in the "DVDs & Movies" category...), but I figured there was nothing wrong with selling Marvel's digital editions that come on the little sticker in the $3.99 comics. I thought I had found a way to sell one comic twice and was loving selling the digital copies--no trips to the post office, no shipping fees, and a way to actually earn more than I spent on each comic!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Just as I did for The Wolverine and Thor: The Dark World, I got to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8PM Thursday night, the night before it officially opened. And it was awesome.

Surprisingly, the theater was sold out, as was the next showing at 10PM. Watching it in a sold out theater made the experience that much better. It was great to get the reactions from the movie-going masses, and most of the theater actually gave the movie a standing applause at the end. It was also interesting to see who the true MCU veterans were: they were the ones sitting in the middle, because they got there first; and they were the ones last to leave, because they've been well-trained by now to wait for both After-the-Credits scenes.

And it was awesome.

Hopefully, by now you've seen the movie, so the "spoilers" below won't ruin your day.

Friday, April 4, 2014

BloombergBusinessweek on Kevin Feige

Yesterday Bloomberg published a pretty interesting article on head MCU guy Kevin Feige. Most of it is fluff, but here are the newsworthy parts:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude

I complained before about Marvel doing a crap job promoting their MCU Prelude Comics. But it turns out maybe they did this on purpose, taking a page out of Beyonce's book and "stealth releasing" them. That's actually a pretty cool idea. It is something blatantly for the comic fans, the ones who pay attention to the comic news outlets--not the general movie-going masses. I dig it.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

UFC Fight Night 38 / Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Talk about two of my most favoritest things in the world at the same time! My brain O.D.'ed on awesome sauce when I saw this.

Teen Titans: Employee of the Month


Teen Titans is my kid's favorite TV show; so, naturally, I've been watching a bunch of them with him. The show used to be huge, getting some 2-million viewers every week, so I figure it pays to catch up on what I missed. Overall, the show is very hit or miss with me. Season 4, Episode 5: "Employee of the Month" was very much a hit.

You can usually tell by the opening theme song whether you're in for a serious episode or a silly one (if they go with the English lyrics, it'll be serious; J-Pop lyrics means you're in for a silly time). "Employee of the Month" is most definatley a J-Pop episode.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

DOOM: Cap's Ambassador and Victor's Dad

Being the faithful Marvelite I am, I've been keeping up with Avengers Assemble on Disney XD. If I didn't have a 5-year-old son who is the biggest Marvel fan in the world, I probably wouldn't be able to suffer through the shows. They've been pretty painful since day one. But, watching it with the kid (who is, after all, Marvel's target audience) makes for some good family-friendly TV time, so I don't mind so much.