The Lost Jewels of Nabooti by R.A. Montgomery My rating: 1 of 5 stars The woman with a snake in her eye is completely without reason and completely awesome. And who doesn’t want to walk around saying “Nabooti”? For a… Continue Reading
Blood on the Handle by R.A. Montgomery My rating: 1 of 5 stars In this book, my parents have vanished mysteriously on a sailing trip, and I now live with my uncle in his New Orleans mansion. My uncle calls… Continue Reading
Before: “Would you like some chopsticks as well?” “Yes, please. Thank you.” –20 years pass– –Pete buys his own chopsticks– Now: “Would you like some chopsticks as well?” [puts monocle in eye] “Madam, you can jam those wooden peasant… Continue Reading
1972: Boys, I think we’ve got a hit on our hands with this Price is Right. But if I could be a bother, is there any way we might get this microphone a little skinnier? If it’s not too much… Continue Reading
Probably the funniest show this week. iTunes top 10 for sure.
Monster by Walter Dean Myers My rating: 3 of 5 stars Pete For The Defense: Your honor, we all know that the lookout is the job of the person who least wants to be involved in a bad thing. It’s… Continue Reading
A little drive, a little exercise.
As many of you know, I spent the last week on my regular meditation trip in Prague. If you haven’t been out of the country, you simply must go. I don’t really know how anyone can have an opinion on… Continue Reading
Atomic Robo Volume 9: The Knights of the Golden Circle by Brian Clevinger My rating: 3 of 5 stars Time Travel. How many times have I ranted about this? Let’s do it. For real. And never again. Time travel, for… Continue Reading
Descender, Vol 1: Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire My rating: 3 of 5 stars What the hell is with people in semi-apocalyptic scenarios putting prisoners into a gladitorial arena? This has to be the favorite activity of warlord jerks who… Continue Reading
Giant Days, Vol. 2 by John Allison My rating: 3 of 5 stars There are hummingbirds outside my window, and that’s more exciting than this book. Which isn’t a slam. It turns out that I find hummingbirds quite exciting. Giant… Continue Reading
TWO Guests!? TWO! We tackle the hard issues.
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann My rating: 4 of 5 stars SUUUUUUPER fucked up. If you don’t like to read something that’s really super fucked up, I would definitely pass on this one. If you’re someone who likes to see… Continue Reading
Vincent by Barbara Stok My rating: 3 of 5 stars What a weird and difficult task. Imagine you’re a comic book artist, and someone is all, “Make a comic ABOUT a well-known artist.” How the hell do you manage that?… Continue Reading
World of Warcraft by Daniel Lisi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Here’s something I just found out: There are a bunch of books you can pick up in World of Warcraft. Here’s something I just decided: Why don’t we… Continue Reading
We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 2 of 5 stars America fights a war with Canada. In most books we have to put aside a preposterous premise, allow certain things, to enjoy it. For example, if… Continue Reading
VARGR by Warren Ellis My rating: 3 of 5 stars VARGR is not some kind of code for VAGINA. It sort of looked like it to me. VARGR. VAGR. VAG. You get where I’m going with this. I won’t spoil… Continue Reading
The lateness disease.
Chew, Vol. 10: Blood Puddin’ by John Layman My rating: 4 of 5 stars So many things happen in Chew that I didn’t realize I wanted to happen to me. But now I do. I want to eat a dinosaur.… Continue Reading
It never turns out good. In this case, it turns out that it’s because someone tweeted some racist shit and her boss fired her. Boy do we love talking about how much we hate racism, sexism, and violence. And then… Continue Reading
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 5 of 5 stars What’s left to say about it? Great. It’s great, you guys. The last 50 pages or so were probably my favorite. There… Continue Reading
Chew, Vol. 9: Chicken Tenders by John Layman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Chew is all about the world of food-related superpowers. It got me thinking, what would be a good food power to actually have? Tony’s cibopathy, which… Continue Reading
We get punched out! Bad news, we had a recorder set up to capture the game noise, but it failed on us. So I promise, we’re not just being jerks. Enjoy!
Trumpeteers, sickness, and Pete takes over for that Blues Traveler fatso.
But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Best thing I’ve read this year. The premise is pretty simple. Basically, Klosterman spends most of… Continue Reading
The Princess and the Pea: The Graphic Novel by Stephanie True Peters My rating: 3 of 5 stars This story is fundamentally stupid. Why would you want to marry someone who notices an imperfection as slight as a pea under… Continue Reading
Greetings- As a longtime comic book fan, I’ve had some thoughts regarding how I feel about a switch on a character. I’ve decided to write up this standardized response, because this really sums up how I feel. And hey, these are… Continue Reading
Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk My rating: 3 of 5 stars To be honest, the plot here left me very, very confused. I’m not famous for interpreting things very well, and this is especially true when, in comics, the… Continue Reading
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes My rating: 3 of 5 stars I almost suggested this book as a community read for a college. Then I was thinking, waitaminute, isn’t the lesson of this book that being smarter only makes… Continue Reading
Moon Quest by Anson Montgomery My rating: 1 of 5 stars Two factors in my favor here. 1. This book is by ANSON Montgomery, not R.A. (raging alcoholic, I assume). Maybe Anson is more reasonable. 2. I’ve decided that if… Continue Reading
Chinese Dragons by R.A. Montgomery My rating: 1 of 5 stars “The room where you sleep is small and cramped. In one corner is stored the sacks of seeds needed for planting. There are not as many sacks as usual… Continue Reading
Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan by Christine Mari Inzer My rating: 0 of 5 stars I’m not going to star rate this one because it’s self-published by a teenager, and as fun as it would be for me… Continue Reading
Monsters! and Other Stories by Gustavo Duarte My rating: 3 of 5 stars [this is a wordless review for a wordless graphic novel. I’m getting so art school these days] View all my reviews
Invincible Days by Patrick Atangan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Don’t read this if you’re contemplating your own death. But maybe you’re like me and kind of think about that all the time anyway since you were like 5,… Continue Reading
RASL by Jeff Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars Jeff Smith is really awesome. Time travel is not awesome. And while this isn’t time travel, it has all those time travel hallmarks. Just didn’t feel it. The art was… Continue Reading
Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley My rating: 2 of 5 stars I liked the first half of this quite a bit. Then…it kind of turns into advice on how to do a wedding. With drawings.… Continue Reading
Silk, Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon by Robbie Thompson My rating: 2 of 5 stars Fine? Okay? Pretty alright? I think the art was my favorite part. It was kind of fun and cartoon-y, but the… Continue Reading
Finally, the conclusion of the cat quizzing. Is Pete a catman? How much does he know about cats? Will his cat love rival Poonmaster’s? Find out!
“If you win this item, you’ll be able to inflict on your opponent the requirement that they call their significant other on the phone and, while they are cooking, break up with and/or ask them for a divorce. The chef… Continue Reading
Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour My rating: 1 of 5 stars I don’t know what it was about this book, but I just did not give two fucks. Okay, I kinda know what it was. I’m kinda… Continue Reading
Digitally Stimulated Issue 02 by Peter Derk My rating: 3 of 5 stars Wow, we wrote a second issue! Me and my brother waded in again, did a second issue of our digital magazine about videogames with a title that… Continue Reading
Greeting Readers, Digitally Stimulated, the digital magazine by huge dorks, FOR huge dorks, is for sale on Amazon. You can get this for your devices. By which I mean sex toys. How does an ebook go on a sex toy?… Continue Reading
East of West, Vol. 5: The Last Supper by Jonathan Hickman My rating: 3 of 5 stars I love East of West, and also it feels like each trade has about 15 minutes of reading in it, and everything is… Continue Reading
Apes, books, and an enemy is Targeted.
Deep State, Vol. 2 by Justin Jordan My rating: 3 of 5 stars That’s the end? Shit. It kinda went a little Mind MGMT at the end there, but then I guess our heroes sort of ride off into the… Continue Reading
Deep State, Vol. 1 by Justin Jordan My rating: 3 of 5 stars I like the whole X-Files vibe going here, but I have to say, I think this book totally blows its own biggest surprise way too early. Maybe… Continue Reading
A tribute to teens and some old-time radio nonsense.
As before, I said I’d be donating to art-adjacent charities this year because I believe art is the only reasonable donation left. I’ve gotten a little behind on posting, but there are a couple things going right now that are… Continue Reading
5 year anniversary celebration! Part whatever! We talk about some of my favorite shows.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol. 5 by Brian Michael Bendis My rating: 3 of 5 stars This one definitely brings Spider-Man into the more complete Ultimate Universe. We’ve got some team-up characters going here. Cloak and Dagger are kinda interesting, but… Continue Reading