Another week of what’s really grinding my gears in the world of Poyo.
You wanna know what really grinds my gears this week and last week….
5th Wednesdays of the Month
They really do put a damper on us comic book nerds. This week marks the 5th Wednesday and from the looks of things, might not even be worthy of a trip to the local shops this week.
Ronan the Accuser
Lee Pace was promoting the new Captain Marvel film while on vacation. Not sure about the rest of you all but I really enjoy Lee Pace acting.
— Lee Pace (@leepace) August 25, 2018
He was great in the show Halt and Catch Fire. So bringing him back as Ronan in the upcoming Captain Marvel film will be interesting and I welcome him back as his Marvel villain role was short lived in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.
Surprisingly you can still get Ronan’s first appearance in Fantastic Four #65 for pretty cheap. It’s still within reach of most people’s budgets I’d imagine.
I’m really looking forward to the new Captain Marvel movie. I don’t really read any of the comics, I do like Brie Lawson.
Marvel Mash Ups
Anyone else read about the new mash up characters spinning out of Infinity Wars into the Infinity Warps announcements? The announced mash-ups include Iron Hammer, Weapon Hex, Arachknight, Ghost Panther, Green Widow, Mister Invisible, Hot Rocks and wait for it… wait for it…. Moon Squirrel and Tippysaur.
I’m so tired of mash up characters from Marvel. It truly goes to show they’re lacking in creative ideas.
This has got to be the dumbest idea ever. Like Forrest Gump would say, “That’s all I got to say about that!”
Inky Pen for Nintendo Switch
Some of you might not like this idea since I know most readers prefer to read their comics the old fashion way but Inky Pen is bringing forth a monthly subscription based comic reading platform to the Nintendo Switch that they promise will start off with thousands of comics from publishers such as Valiant, IDW and Dynamite Entertainment among the bigger independent publishers.
No word yet on whether DC or Marvel will jump on board but if Inky Pen is successful, we could see more and more publishers jump on board or the likes of Comixology bring their online digital comics to work on the Nintendo Switch. Even they could follow Comixology and port their own apps to Nintendo Switch.
Now I know, most of you are like.. but it’s digital. You like physical floppies because digital books carry zero value. I get ya, I really do. However, for $8 a month, it could be a good way to check out books you might not bother picking up at the local shops to give them a chance. For all it’s worth, sometimes such platforms can help push sales of the physical books.
I don’t own a Nintendo Switch myself but I do enjoy reading my Marvel books on my digital devices. Either by redemption codes or with my Marvel Unlimited app (which has proved to be worthy just from researching older books).
So for all you comic book readers who care more about reading over collecting, flipping and owning physical copies who happen to own a Switch, looks like this might be a cool way for you to read comics and check out new comics for a really low month price. $8 for thousands of books at your fingertips is pretty nice considering $8 today will buy you 2 physical books and perhaps a book and a half if it’s a super special Marvel book that carries the $5.99 price tag they love to throw out there at least once a month.
That’s all I got this week for the most part. So let me know what your liking or disliking this week in the comments below.