Welcome, everyone, to This Week in Comics, or as I call it, Captain Comics' Random Thoughts About Comics and Stuff. I hope someone brought snacks.GENRE MOVIES & TVIt's a quiet week on screens. There are no new fantasy/sci-fi movies and no genre TV premieres. A Discovery of Witches Season 2 is coming to an end, but only if you're watching it weekly — if you have cable access to BBC America, you could have watched the whole season on Jan. 8. And it's been renewed for a season 3, so it's not…See More
"I'm about to finish the first Omnibus of the comic (which contains the first three TPB collections). I'm still enjoying the TV show, especially Alan Tudyk's bizarre mannerisms. But I have to say that I think I would have hated it if I…"
""Now that you’ve watched Harry Vanderspeigle on Syfy’s Resident Alien, you should read about him in Dark Horse Comics. I think you’ll like the comics version better."
"Harry murders a man on TV,…"
"I was concerned when an episode ended with the two kids in a duffle bag.
Whether he realizes it or not, the alien is changing. He obviously chose to let them live when he didn't have to with that lake close by."
"Good to hear from you, Tracy!
We just watched the latest episode of Resident Alien tonight, and marveled again that anyone tolerates him. But it is funny.
We are still laughing about the scene where he and the kid insulted each other, and the kid…"
"I laugh out loud during every episode. Doc Harry (the alien) is quirky and naive in so many ways. I am not bothered by the less human aspects of the character because he is not human. I don't expect him to have the same ethical behavior as most…"
"Yep. It was hard to talk with my tongue planted where it was.(Insert wisecrack here.)
I was drawn to the Martian Manhunter in the 1960s Justice League of America precisely because he was so badly handled there. As others have said, his more esoteric…"
"I posted my thoughts on the first volume to "What Comics Have You Read today," but Tracy's reading this series, too, so I thought I'd move my comments over here and make a discussion of it.
RESIDENT ALIEN Vol. 1 - "WELCOME…"
Good afternoon, culture vultures! Here's an overview of the week to come in comics and related pop culture. It's a little late — I usually post on Sunday — but as you can see, we're trying something new.For the record, in the outside world the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine is joining the fight against COVID-19; an investigation of New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has begun; many Texans are still without power, water and ethical leadership; and Donald Trump gave a speech at the Conservative…See More
"I'm sure Gary Frank's variant cover to Generations Forged #1 is a homage, but I can't name the original.
Re. the Elric volume, I believe the first three images are Druillet's, and the others Cawthorne's."
"We watched The Midnight Sky, the new made-for-Netflix movie starring (and directed by) George Clooney. From what I read about it, I wondered how they could make this movie anything but depressing. Surprise! They didn't. It's really…"
Cap, a slight correction to your "Reprint Wishes" in CBG #1680. It was the Armorines that wore "Iron Man-type armor." The bodies of the H.A.R.D. Corps members were implanted with technology that would allow them to utilize one Harbinger power (such as strength or invulnerability) at a time. H.A.R.D. Corps #4 was my first Valiant book.