I survived the road to Hana (yes, it’s apparently a thing) and didn’t get eaten by any sharks (but I did see lots of turtles on my snorkeling adventure). So there’s that in something to like this week. It was hard to leave but all good things must come to an end.
The absolutely best thing to like this week is to make it home safely. Now, I just need that vacation from the vacation.
Last week we saw a bunch of news come out of SDCC, probably the biggest comic con. The next big con is NYCC in October where we get more great news in the comic world but until then, you get to read what Poyo likes and dislikes this week.
Nothing beats coming home to find a copy of Farmhand #1 signed by Rob Guillory in your mailbox from Anthony. But that’s not all that was sent. Anthony talked about some Rob quick sketches so when I flipped the comic over, seems he included a sketch on the backer board along with it.
Perfect! Mark this under things I like.
So Legos makes some great toys. Lego Ideas is a place where they accept new ideas for new Lego sets. That’s where Voltron comes in.
So when ToyBoxOne mentioned that they’re doing a Voltron Ideas set, I knew I was going to blow a wad of cash on some of these being a Voltron fan.
So low and behold, you can become a Lego VIP member and order these before they go on sale on August 1st for the general public. The nice perk about his is, my sets already arrived and I started building one of them last night. What a great vacation from the vacation!
You can go here to visit Lego’s site to become VIP or order after August 1st. If you’re not already an VIP member, it takes about a day to become one after they do some type of verification. So you can beat the August 1st deadline when anyone can order. Or you can take your chances and wait until then, but from past Lego Ideas, they usually don’t last long.
And yes, I bought two sets (limited to 2). Keep one, build it. Eventually sell the other to pay for both and possibly profit. We need to start a Legos Heating Up website..
Saga on Hiatus
I don’t mind BKV and Staples taking breaks, we all know it’s a long tedious process to create just one comic book. But they kill off a major character and then claim they’re taking a year off? I might be behind on my Saga readings but I say BOOOOOO! to this for issue #54.
I knew this major character likely had a death coming their way though. It’s sort of expected when it’s the child narrating the story.
Thanos Dies Yet Again
Infinity Wars Prime #1 shows us Thanos dying in what I’d describe as in style. But how many other times has he died? Couldn’t they think of something else besides just killing him only for him to come back again?
Snyder Handing Over Titles
Is it me or has Snyder handed over new DC titles he starts way too often to James Tynion IV?
I’m going to tell you all a story, a story of when I was just getting back into comics and discovering great writers and artists.
Anyone remember Talon? Yeah, the one straight out of Snyder’s Batman New 52 run and the Court of Owls story arcs. I was really enjoying Talon, which I still think is underrated, well, up until issue #8 when Snyder handed it over to Tynion IV.
At the time I was reading this series, I barely knew who Snyder was. I had zero idea who Tynion IV was. I recall reading issue #8 and almost immediately thought to myself a few pages in, something is different, very different. The story was awful now, the narrative, the bubble captions. What the F$*k is going on I thought? That’s when I compared issue #7 to #8 and noticed Snyder’s name is gone and Tynion IV was on the cover as writer.
Why would they switch writers I thought? This book had so much going for it. I never finished issue #8 (I hate to say this but it was total garbage) and I didn’t even bother buying Talon again from that point on.
So you might ask me where I’m going with this? Well, this week, Justice League #5 hits stands. Snyder started this Volume 5 but it seems he’s handing it over to Tynion IV starting in his issue. I was picking up Justice League but I’m not going to bother with this new issue. I likely won’t even read the other remaining copies I hadn’t read yet.
Not to knock Tynion IV, he has his moments but when you go from Snyder to Tynion, it’s like going from driving a Ferrari to a Fiat (sorry to anyone who owns or drives a newer Fiat, they’re garbage cheap cars with the worst ratings year after year).
DC, stop doing this? Stop slapping Snyder’s name on every series you start to rope in readers only then to move him off onto the next series, leaving us with garbage.
Well, that’s all I got this week. Comments anyone? Anything you like or dislike? Do you like or dislike this column? Do you like or dislike Poyo? You can be honest, I’m a big boy who can handle the truth unless I don’t and rip it to pieces with my Super Chicken laser death rays.