Andre the Giant: Life & Legend Graphic Novel

Hey Scott,

I reviewed Box Brown's graphic novel, ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE & LEGEND on my blog. I don't know if you or any of the other Doomers had heard about it, but I think it makes for a great addition to any wrestling fan's bookshelf. Have a look:

Nick Piers

​Heard of it, but haven't checked it out yet.  ​

QOTD 146: Comic Book / Graphic Novel appreciation thread!

Shut Up, I though it was a good book.

Hey lets talk about comics some more! As previously stated I’m a casual / esoteric buyer, who spent three years living with a buddy who had a MASSIVE collection of DC stuff from weird periods of time.

So I read a lot of Kyle Rayner Green Lantern, All-Star Batman & Robin (good grief!), All Star Superman (So good!), and then a lot of the prestige stuff like Watchmen, the one drawn like people (“Kingdom Come?”), The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke, and then some other stuff like Wanted, and then I’d start collecting Ultimate Spider-man up until the panel where Gwen and Peter are super forlorn looking on the last panel splash page.

Also is anyone incredibly impressed by how well the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going? This thing has been going on for YEARS and the movies have been pretty good to great, with Captain America being simply incredible. 
 
So, talk about comics / comics movies / comic documentaries, or Chasing Amy! What’s good, what’s cheap, what newbies like myself should check out, and in general just chat it up! Feel free to explain the digital services like comixology. 


I have a second question, too – does anyone else kind of not mind the way Man of Steel ended in theory? It was shot fairly poorly but I liked the idea of the no-win scenario where Superman has to kill a dude.

Promoting my first novel!

Hey Scott,

 
Long-time fan, occasional commenter on the site, and have sent in some questions before. I’ve also bought a couple of your books in the past. And SPEAKING of books…
 
My first novel has just been released by Pro Se Pulp Press. They specialize in pulp-style stories like Doc Savage and The Shadow.
 
My novel, the first in a series I call The Armadillo Mysteries, is called The City of Smoke and Mirrors. Its star, Dilbert Pinkerton, is a mutant armadillo private detective. He digs for the truth. His first adventure takes him to Nevermore Bay, home of the mysterious vigilante, The Buzzard. The book is superhero detective fiction, heavily inspired by my favourite author, Simon R Green (who wrote the fantasy detective series, The Nightside). I’ve also been told that fans of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files will also like this.
 
Here’s the Amazon link for the book, available both in print and digitally:
 
And of course, I heartily thank anyone who picks it up and do please let me know what they thought.
 
Thanks,
Nick C. Piers
 
Good luck!  I too really should get off my ass and do another couple of Kindle books.