Reading: Quick Hits

  • Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn is really good.  It’s the kind of story I want to see more of in the new Star Wars universe.  One that develops established characters without having to worry about the mythology of the universe.
  • I’ve read the first volume of a couple of Rebirth titles.  Superman was good and really worked well for those of us that have no idea of what happened in the new 52.  Justice League of America had great action but I was left wondering why should I really care.  I really enjoyed Green Arrow in that it had its eye on bringing in viewers of the TV show but telling its own story.  I’ve only read the first issue of Wonder Woman in her volume and I thought that story was fantastic for a new reader of her comics.
  • I’m also reading Cured by Lol Tolhurst.  It’s a memoir from the co-founder of the Cure.  It’s not a straight history because Lol admits that his memory was chemically suppressed from years of drinking.  It’s more of snapshots of what he can remember.  I’m reading it sporadically, so I’m only at the formation of the Cure.  However, there is a certain joy in these chapters that makes the book infectious.
  • I’ve been reading Black Panther as they came out until #7.  Then I realize they are really dense and I need to read them all at once to truly enjoy them. Either that or I really need to read them the way I read books in my History grad school classes.  That’s pretty amazing for comic.

The Nola Nerd Couple Podcast Episode 5: Wizard World New Orleans Wrap-Up

On this episode of the podcast, the Nola Nerd Couple discuss Wizard World New Orleans 2017.  We discuss specific things we did and what we like most about the con.  Of course, we also pointed a few minor better ifs.  We also talk about Rogue One, Super Mario Run, and a few comics.

Topics include: Dave Bautista, Theo Rossi, Peter Mayhew, Carrie Fisher, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Harley Quinn, and DC Rebirth.

Podcasting: Wizard World Philly, Weezer, DC Rebirth and Harley Quinn, and Star Wars Comics

The weekly podcast from Nola Nerd Couple recaps Wizard World Philly plus our regular features on music, reading, and Star Wars. In music, we discuss Weezer’s upcoming tour. In reading, we focus on DC especially Rebirth and Harley Quinn. For Star Wars, we stay with comic books with special attention to the Princess Leia run as well as focusing on some of the Star Wars comic book artists that were at Wizard World Philadelphia. We also do our first preview of BayouCon 2016.

 

Podcasting: Wizard World Philadelphia and Star Wars Variants

On this weeks podcast, we are broadcasting from Philadelphia. We are here to attend Wizard Word, so that Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple can meet Tom Hiddleston. In what have been reading and watching, we discuss DC Rebirth, Civil War II, and Harley Quinn. In this week in Star Wars, we discuss all the variants of Marvel’s Star Wars #1. In our shoutouts, we thank The Longbox Guys and BFE podcast for their support!