March 22, 2020: Suji Sunday! And update.

Social distancing. Sujiko, pug model. Contemplating life.  And lunch. That "I just got a great idea!" look. Your daily Covid-19 news (and embedded links) update: Your global tracker Best and worst case outcomes U.S. gearing up for civil unrest? China's cover-up Japan cover-up Russia cover-up Iran cover-up Why is the virus killing more men than…

March 21, 2020: First round action concludes in our Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tourney! Newsletter Update!

The final first round match-up in our Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament pits two of my favorites against each other - It's I Should've Spaced You When I Had the Chance vs Isn't That A Paradox? Cast your votes! https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1241482333032718337 As I mentioned yesterday, I'm putting together a little something for Dark Matter fans. It's…

March 21, 2020: Out and about – but not! Another update!

Ready for our  morning walk! Akemi is a big fan of medical masks.  They're quite common in Japan, worn by sick individuals who don't want to infect others, and by healthy individuals who don't want to get sick.  When, a few weeks ago, the experts started telling the public that "masks don't work", Akemi's response…

March 19, 2020: My Top 10 Comic Book Reads of the Week! And your daily update!

The first few weeks of my return to reading comics offered some pretty solid reads, but this week was the best yet.  A lot of really great titles that I managed to narrow down to a Top 10.  But it wasn't easy. Nevertheless here are MY Top 10 Comic Book Reads of the Week.  (My…

March 18, 2020: Week’s Best Comic Book Covers! And newsletter update!

Since many of you have requested it, I'll be including a daily Covid-19-related news update at the end of each blog entry (for those interested). For those of you at home, this might be an opportunity to discover a new title, writer, or artist.  If you can't visit your local comic store, you can order…

March 17, 2020: Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter!

Earlier today, All the Time in the World beat out Built, Not Born to advance to second round Final Four action in our Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament. https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1239598955626987525 Today, two more episodes face off.  It's #2 vs #7, Kill Them All vs We Voted Not To Space You. Click on the link below to…

March 16, 2020: Battening down the hatches!

The Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament kicks off today with this #1 vs #8 first round match-up. It's All the Time in the World vs Built, Not Born!  Click the link below to cast your vote. https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1239598955626987525 So, how is everyone doing out there?  Akemi and I have battened down the hatches and are preparing…

The Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament Seedings announced!

Alright, Dark Matter fans, the polls have closed.  And the Top 8 finishers are advancing to the Greatest Episode Tournament.  That's 6 of the top voters across the show's three seasons, and two wildcard write-in entries. The tourney kicks off on Monday with first round head to head action. Here are your opening round match-ups:…

The Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament Continues with Season 3!

What was your favorite episode of Dark Matter’s third season? The nominees are… Episode 304 - All The Time In The World: The Raza is stuck in a time loop, but only THREE seems to know it. Episode 309 - Isn't That A Paradox?: The blink drive sends the The Raza 300 years to the…

March 12, 2020: This Week’s Recommended Comic Book Reads!

Slowly getting back into comics and, three weeks in, I've discovered I'm really enjoying the work of writers and artists whose work I enjoyed before taking my reading hiatus. And then, there are a  few surprises. Here are my Top 12 Recommended Comic Book Reads for the week - #12 - Hawkeye: Freefall #4 (Matthew…

March 11, 2020: Week’s Best Comic Book Covers!

These were my favorites - Batman and the Outsiders #11 (cover art by Gabriele Dell'otto) Catwoman #21 (cover art by Ian MacDonald) Decorum #1 (cover art by Mike Huddleston) Green Lantern Season 2 #2 (Cover art by Nicola Scott) Grimm Fairy Tales: Jasco Games #1 (cover art by Geebo Vigonte) Hawkman #22 (cover art by…

The Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament Continues with Season 2!

What was your favorite episode of Dark Matter's second season? The nominees are... Episode 202 - Kill Them All: The crew of the Raza stage a jailbreak from galactic Super Max, Hyperion - 8. Episode 211 - Wish I'd Spaced You When I Had The Chance: THREE and FIVE are on the run, with no…

The Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament Begins!

Alright, Dark Matter fans.  It is time for the Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament! Cast your vote for one of these four Season 1 episodes... Episode 1 - The crew of a derelict ship wakes up from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got onboard.  Their search for answers leads…