The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 Review)

Since we have a Geek and Greet thread featured at the top of the page, a #WeekendCoffeeShare running at Part Time Monster, a #1000Speak linkup less than a week old, and an #AtoZChallenge Road Trip under way, I’m gonna do everyone a big ol’ favor and not publish a bunch of words here today. Go find some blogs to read. I suggest starting with The Speech Bubble 😉

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The Vanier Report: Week 18

Convergence Wonder Woman 2 largeConvergence: Wonder Woman #2
Written by: Larry Hama
Pencils by: Aaron Lopresti
Inks by: Matt Banning
Colours by: Tanya & Richard Horie
Letters by: Tom Napolitano

“Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.”

The famous words of the Duke of Wellington echo loudly through Larry Hama’s concluding chapter of Convergence: Wonder Woman, even going so far as to paraphrase the quote at the story’s conclusion.

As Wonder Woman and the vampire Joker square off, Steve Trevor has to fight off a horde of newly turned vampires, as well as Red Rain’s Poison Ivy and Catwoman. The fights are gruesome and bloody, with Steve unloading magazine after magazine into the heads and bodies of his undead attackers while Wonder Woman is forced to unleash her most violent and aggressive self – breaking and smashing the bones and bodies of the vampires beyond their…

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5 Awesome Blog Features

We are in a lull with our Monday content this week, and I had a crazy weekend of chattering on threads so I don’t have anything substantial loaded. But I don’t want to publish just a photo on a Monday, so here are five regular features at other blogs that I just love. And by the way, regular features are very helpful for keeping a blog rolling and developing a regular audience.

Taylor Grace’s “Posts I Loved this Week” is great for finding new blogs to read. It always features excellent blogs, and sometimes my own posts make the list.

Therefore I Geek’s “Around the Web” always includes a collection of geeky and interesting stories from (you guessed it!) around the web.

The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art and & The Top 15 Featured Links” at the Speech Bubble combines a roundup of comics links with high-quality images from Deviant Art. It’s an awesome feature, and our comics posts have landed on the list many times.weekendcoffeeshare

“#WeekendCoffeeShare” is a feature a lot of bloggers do on the weekend. The posts can be about practically anything, and the idea is to write them as though you were having coffee with someone and chatting. Part Time Monster (run by my sister Diana) hosts a weekend link-up for the coffee posts.

You can find “Top Ten Tuesdays” at several blogs, including the always-fabulous Write On! Sisters. It’s sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish, which hosts a weekly link-up for the posts and announces the topics in advance.

Got a favorite feature you try not to miss or one you use for your own blog? Tell us about it on the thread!

Between The Continuity – Help Wanted

The Speech Bubble is a fine blog. If I wrote about comics and didn’t have a contributor-based blog to maintain, I’d be thinking seriously about this. American Horror Story runs this afternoon.

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As I mentioned in my 2015 New Year’s Resolution post, I’m opening up the doors to the Speech Bubble wide open and looking for those individuals who are interested in contributing a post per week. This is open to anyone who wants to write but doesn’t want to devote the time to maintaining a blog 3-4 times a week and for those who own a blog and would like some extra plugs directed their way. For the most part, I’m looking for people who are interested in writing the following features:

1. Comic Book Reviews – something I’ve never really had time for but would love to at least feature one a week, possibly your top title of the week?

2. #Trending – a quick rundown of the biggest comic-related news of the week and your opinions on the various topics.

3. Retroactive – an edition all to your own…

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On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 11/26/14

Since we’re in a bit of a lull with the comics at the moment, I’ll just share this for those of you who are looking for your new book day fix. I’ve been following The Speech Bubble for awhile, and they come up with some awesome stuff.

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Radar It is time once again to highlight the upcoming comics that I’m looking forward to the most, the ones that are On My Radar:

Flash Gordon Annual 2014
Flash Gordon Annual 2014
Creative Team
Jeff Parker and Others
Solicitation
“48 STORY PAGES! FIVE STORIES, all tying in to the hit Flash Gordon ongoing series! Kid Flash–Teenage Flash’s daring & dumb misadventures! Dale Arden–Hero of the science desk! Professor Zarkov–Drunken rocket scientist of the future! Shark Princess–Royal tribulations on one of Ming’s many conquered underwater worlds! Baby Flash–What kind of trouble did Flash get into before he was even out of diapers!? A cavalcade of fantastic fun featuring Jeff Parker (Batman ’66), Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts, Thrilling Adventure Hour) & Chris Eliopoulos (Hawkeye)!”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
48 pages of total nonstop excellence! I take a look at those five stories and can genuinely say that I’m excited for each one. That…

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