Basically all the stuff I meant to do a proper post on, but didn’t quite get to …
–So who watches Veronica Mars? I was geeking out last night to the “Comic Con” references. The story, for those who didn’t watch it, revolved around a comic fan who met the girl of his dreams at a comic book convention, but didn’t get her digits or even her last name before they parted, so he hired super-sleuth Veronica to hunt her down. The story gets more complicated from there, but the notable parts had the guy describing how he bonded with his dream girl over Battlestar Galactica, Chuck Klosterman and Dave Gibbons.
Veronica Mars is one of the most consistently clever, witty and excellent shows on the air. Previous episodes can be watched for free on the CW website, while last night’s episode should be on iTunes soon, if it isn’t there already.
–Drew Edwards talks about Texas in his regular column over at Scryptic Studios. There’s no period in “Dr Pepper,” but other than that I can find no fault with the column, which left me both nostalgic and a little homesick.
“Holy ground of the drag cowboy.” Heh.
–I’ve been meaning to write up a post on this excellent rundown of online Christian comics by Loren Javier since he posted it, but since I haven’t, I figured I should probably throw it out there before it gets too old. It appealed to me not only because he highlights “good” Christian comics (Dean Rankine’s Jesus Meets Oprah being my favorite), but also because it was so personal. His blog is a definite must read.
–Don MacPherson talks about the crossroads that bring comic books and big movie money together, and what that collision means for comics.
–Mark Engblom talks about why he doesn’t spend as much on Wednesday as he used to, which includes this tip on getting free comics:
My Friendly Neighborhood Library: I’m lucky enough to live in an area with a great public library system, and using their online request and reserve system, I’ve been able to keep up with many of the truly exceptional contemporary comics…from Y: The Last Man and Fables to Ultimate Spider-Man<, Invincible, and Runaways... all without spending a dime (well, yeah...my taxes support the library...but you know what I mean). A great way to experiment a bit.....unlike paying $3 a pop at the comic shop.