2016 reads

  • The Superior Spider-Man Is . . .

    The first four volumes of Superior Spider-Man were very well done and I thoroughly enjoyed them. These last two issues bring the story to its natural conclusion. Superior Spider-Man: Volume 5: Superior Venom Flash Thompson has been able to use drugs and his will to keep Venom under his control, or so he thought. When […]

  • Miles Morales is Back as Spider-Man

    The first series featuring Miles Morales as Spider-Man was brilliant. I did not want to see come to an end. Thankfully, we got a second series featuring the new web-crawler. Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man – Volume 1: Revivial It turns out that the Green Goblin isn’t dead . . . and neither is Peter Parker. Things […]

  • My List of 2016 Reads

    I like to keep a detailed reading log. It’s always nice to look back at what I have read over the course of the year. If this year, follows the pattern I have established in the past four, I will read close to 60 titles this year that will include graphic novels, teaching-related books, books […]

  • Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide

    Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide edited by Oliver Wang This book contains intelligent writing on over 60 classic hip-hop albums from 20 different music journalists and experts. It spans 20 years of hip-hop history and does so in a very respectful way. Main Source “Breaking Atoms” It was cool to find out that “Snake […]

  • The Death of Ultimate Spider-Man

    Ultimate Spider-Man: Volume 1 – The World According to Peter Parker The Daily Bugle has gone completely digital, Peter Parker is working at a fast food joint, and Gwen Stacy is living with him and his aunt. To make matters even more complicated, Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch and Bobby Drake aka Ice Man […]

  • Light Duty – Heavy Reading

    I spent the last six weeks working in an office, bored out of my mind. There was nothing for me to do. Seriously. Nothing. I sat at a desk, answered phones, did some filing of paperwork, shredded some documents, and just sat there. I had been assigned light-duties since I hurt my back at the warehouse. […]

  • Daredevil Joins The Avengers

    The New Avengers # 16-34 (2011-2012) Daredevil joined The New Avengers in issue number 16 of the ongoing series and made a spectacular debut. He stayed on the team right up to the very end of the series as well. His debut was brilliant. The single issue revolved completely around my all-time favoruite super-hero. It […]