This week I have been kind of a bum while recovering from NYCC. I have been spending most evenings sitting in bed wearing my brand new Boba Fett bath robe (yes women, that is just as sexy as it sounds) reading comics, many of which are less than new. In fact some of these comics are older than I am and I really love reading them. There is something special about finding these older stories that I didn’t know existed, hunting down each of the issues and then reading them while taking in all the story has to offer.
A true classic
The first trick is to find these old stories. Of course there are some classic stories that almost everyone knows about. Stories like Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns have moved themselves beyond the realm of comics and into popular culture as a whole. These stories are great, but they’re easy ones to find. I’m looking for are the ones that are buried; the ones that I have to know something to find. Many geeks love the obscure and discovering old stories certainly falls into that category. Continue reading
Even though Christmas is over, we’ve got a few more holiday themed wonders for you, starting off with some Star Wars themed snowflakes. Remember back in grade school when you use to make snowflakes by cutting up folded paper, well now you can make some in the image of your favorite Star Wars characters. My personal favorites are Boba Fett, the TIE Interceptor, and of course, Slave Leia. There are snowflakes available for 2012 and 2013 and they provide us with a nice video tutorial on how to put them together.
Geek arts and crafts are pretty fantastic, although I am uncertain as to why people trust us with sharp objects like knives and scissors.
Moving on to something a bit more edible, we have a gingerbread Serenity. For those of you who want to sail the verse on a sugary sweet ship, your sugarplum visions are coming true. It seems simple enough, but then again I’ve never tried to make a gingerbread house, so I could be completely off base. Maybe next year I’ll give it a try.
You can’t take the sky from me…the sweet, sweet frosted sky.
And finally, for those of you comic lovers out there, Comics Alliance has put together a compilation of 200 holiday comic book covers. The covers span the entire history of comics, going all the way back to the early parts of the Golden Age of Comics. My favorites in this list are the EC Comics Vault of Horrors and Judge Dredd, because when I think Christmas, I think of Judge Dredd.
Who doesn’t love Squirrel Girl as a reindeer?