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Young Avengers #1; Kieron Gillen & Jaime McKelvie

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A couple of weeks ago, the first issue of the new Young Avengers was released and proceeded to quickly sell out just about everywhere (there's a second print in the pipeline), but this past Wednesday, here at Alternate Reality Comics, we got some more first prints in. The year isn't even two months old and already Young Avengers is getting some of the best reviews for any superhero comic debut since last year's also excellent Hawkeye.
The Young Avengers was created back in 2005 by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung and was a comic that had many people looking forward to every issue. Unfortunately, Young Avengers as written and drawn by Heinberg and Cheung was often late, but they were worth the wait and I know I speak for many when I say that I'm glad that Marvel didn't just put other writers and artists on this title to make it come out more often. Sadly, presently, the collections of the Young Avengers are out of print because Marvel is horrible about keeping even thei…

Oil and Water; Steve Duin & Shannon Wheeler

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Oil and Water is a graphic novel about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that happened in 2010 in the Gulf Coast. Written by Steve Duin and drawn by Shannon Wheeler (cartoonist most known for Too Much Coffee Man), Oil and Water chronicles the journey that twenty-four Oregonians went on to witness what had happened to the Gulf Coast in the wake of this horrendous, mammoth oil spill.
I've had Oil and Water at my store for well over a year, and had meant to read it when it originally came out in late 2011, but it wasn't until I was rearranging books on one of my displays earlier this week that I picked it up, looked through it again, was immediately drawn to Shannon Wheeler's art in this graphic novel, took it home, read it this morning and wondered why I hadn't read this sooner. I'd followed what had happened to Lousiana, Alabama, and Mississippi due to this enormous oil spill (covering thousands of miles) on CNN when it first happened, but reading the Oil and Water gra…

Sky in the sink, I've figured out my formating problems here on blooger!

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I've been having problems for some time now with my blog, in that it wasn't formatting properly, such as making paragraph breaks and such. This morning I did a test at my house on Kate's computer to see if it was a problem with my computer or the operating systems I was using. Almost right away, Kate noticed that in tools bar up to the right of where I was posting had "HTML" highlighted instead of just "Compose". I never had to mess with that before, but clicking on "Compose" reverted my making a blog entry to the way I was used to it looking.

Here's a photo of Sky (one of our three cats, he joined us last April, he came with that name from the people we got him from and we like that name, hippy as it is!), chillin' in one of our bathroom sinks. And Sky had nothing to do with me and Kate "fixing my blogger issues, I just wanted to include a photo in this test entry.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to doing more blog entries and h…