Friday, February 01, 2019

Monthly Update - January 2019


Read 50 Graphic Novels (Last Year 52) (0+1=1):
  1. New Teen Titans Vol 1 HC
    Play At Least 25 New Boardgames (Last Year 75) (0+3=3):


    1. Dice Throne Season 2 - Lives up to the promise of Dice Throne Season 1, with improved production and storage, and fun new character types.
    2. Azul Stained Glass of Sintra - Azul is one of my favorite games, but the tweaks made here make this version, a standalone game, even better than the original. It's a tiny bit harder to teach, but super-rewarding.
    3. Orbis - From the publishers of Splendor, this game about being a God and building up your world, worshipers, and temples was... a little simple. It's not a bad game, but it doesn't immediately strike me as replayable as Splendor.

    • Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition
    • Just Desserts
    • Dice Settlers
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Terraforming Mars
    • Azul
    • Sagrada
    • Codenames
    • Splendor (x2)
    • Blackout Hong Kong
    My Top Comics This Month:
    1. Conan the Barbarian #1-2 - Marvel's return of Conan is pretty great, new stories from Jason Aaron with stunning artwork by Mahmud Asrar, incorporating early Conan *and* King Conan and also providing standalone stories in the first two issues.
    2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 - Boom! reimagines Buffy for 2019 in a similar vein to what Marvel did with Ultimate Spider-Man in 2000, and man does it work. Jordie Bellaire really gets the voice of the characters and makes some interesting tweaks to them and their continuity, and I'm curious to see where she goes from here. And Dan Mora's artwork is incredible, as expected.
    3. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-2 - Tom Taylor and Juan Cabal give me the street-level Spidey I've been wanting, with the same understanding of the character I expect from Taylor's other work, and a new supporting cast I quite enjoy.
    4. Criminal #1 - Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips return with an ongoing version of what *might* be my favorite of their various noir collaborations.
    5. Immortal Hulk #11-12 - Hulk in hell with Alpha Flight's spinoff team Gamma Flight seeking him out, and supporting cast members like Absorbing Man? This is a strange, horror-tinged Hulk unlike any I've seen, and Al Ewing and Joe Bennett are doing pretty impressive work here.
    6. Man Without Fear #1-5 - This five issue mini by Jed McKay and various artists explores Matt Murdock's recovery from a near-death incident, and has a real grip on him and all his eras and supporting cast and enemies. I don't know how much of it will be foundation for Zdarsky's upcoming run, but this was a pleasant surprise.
    7. Black Widow #1 - A merely OK first issue, but the promise of Black Widow working for Tyger Tyger in Madripoor is definitely enough to get me back for more.
    8. Star Trek 2020/Q Conflict #1 - IDW's Trek books have been great, and these two are no exception. 2020 is like a lost TNG episode, featuring the first meeting of Picard (with hair! on the Stargazer!) and Beverly not-yet-Crusher, with beautiful painted art by JK Woodward and a great script by Trek veteran Peter David. Q Conflict, on the other hand, is the team of David & Scott Tipton, introducing various godlike beings in Trek putting the crews of TOS, TNG, Voyager, and DS9 up against each other in a Contest of Champions type thing that you'd never see outside of the comics.
            Comics I Read This Month ( Last Year 534) (0+57=57):
            • Amazing Spider-Man #14
            • American Carnage #3
            • Black Widow #1
            • Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
            • Captain Marvel #1
            • Champions #1
            • Conan the Barbarian #1-2
            • Criminal #1
            • Crypt of Shadows #1
            • Domino #10
            • Exorsisters #4
            • Fantastic Four #6
            • Firefly #3
            • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-2
            • Green Lantern #3
            • Guardians of the Galaxy #1
            • Gunning for Hits #1
            • Hardcore #2
            • Hawkman #8
            • Immortal Hulk #11-12
            • Invaders #1
            • Journey into Unknown Worlds #1
            • Killmonger #3
            • Man Without Fear #1-5
            • Marvel Comics Presents #1
            • Marvel Knights #5-6
            • Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2
            • Ms Marvel #37
            • Naomi #1
            • Oliver #1
            • Prodigy #2
            • Punisher #6-7
            • Quantum Age from the World of Black Hammer #6
            • Return of Wolverine #4
            • Rolled and Told #5
            • Runaways #17
            • Skyward #10
            • Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4
            • Star Trek IDW 2020
            • Star Trek Q Conflict #1
            • Star Trek Tng Terra Incognita #6
            • Starcraft Soldiers #1
            • Superior Spider-Man #2
            • Tony Stark Iron Man #7
            • Winter Soldier #2
            • Wolverine The Long Night #1
            • X-force #2
            • Young Justice #1
            Graphic Novels This Month:
            • BPRD Hell on Earth Vol 4 HC
            • Black Hammer Vol 3 Age of Doom Part 1 TP
            • Champions TP Vol 5 Weird War One
            • Daredevil Back in Black TP Vol 08 Death of Daredevil
            • Farmhand Vol 1 TP
            • Marvel Two-in-One TP Vol 02 Next of Kin
            • Spider-Geddon TP Edge of Spider-Geddon
            • Supers Vol 1 TP
            • To Drink & to Eat Hc Vol 01
            • Tony Stark Iron Man Vol 1 TP Self-Made Man
            • Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 3 TP Absolution
            TV I Watched This Month:
            • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Honeymoon" "Hitchcock & Scully" "The Tattler"
            • Crashing "Jaboukie" "The Temple Gig"
            • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "I Will Help You" "I'm Not the Person I Used to Be" "I Need Some Balance" "I Can Work With You" "I'm Almost Over You"
            • Deadly Class "Pilot"
            • Future Man "Season 2"
            • Marvel's Runaways "Gimme Shelter" "Radio On" "Double Zeroes"
            • Sex Education "Season 1"
            • Star Trek Discovery "The Escape Artist" "Brother" "New Eden"
            • The Good Place "Book of Dougs" "Chidi Sees the Time-Knife" "Pandemonium"
            • Titans "Hawk and Dove" "Origins" "Doom Patrol" "Together" "Jason Todd" "Asylum" "Donna Troy" "Hank and Dawn" "Koriand'r" "Dick Grayson"
            • Top Chef "Season 16"
            • True Detective "The Great War and Modern Memory" "Two Suspects"
            • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Season 4"
            • Wayne "Get Some Then"
            • Young Justice: Outsiders "Princes All" "Royal We" "Eminent Threat" "Private Security" "Away Mission" "Rescue Op" "Evolution" "Triptych" "Home Fires" "Exceptional Human Beings" "Another Freak" "Nightmare Monkeys" "True Heroes"
            • You're The Worst "The Intransigence of Love" "The Pin in My Grenade" "The One Thing We Don't Talk About"
            Top Shows This Month:

            1. You're The Worst - I didn't think anything could push past Good Place, but the first episode of the final season ("The Intransigence of Love") is like a great standalone romance with YTW's traditional acidic sense of humor, and Jimmy/Gretchen getting married is paying story and comedy dividends.
            2. The Good Place - Still the best show on TV in general, though. And that season three finale was a heartbreaking but great episode of TV.
            3. Star Trek Discovery - Season two comes back strong, Anson Mount is killing it as Captain Pike, Tig Notaro was a ton of fun in her first appearance, and I'm very intrigued by the Spock/Red Angel story.
            4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Returning strong on NBC, the Jake/Amy honeymoon episode was terrific, but young Scully/Hitchcock was worth this season all on its own.
            5. Young Justice: Outsiders - It's all about great returns this month. Revivals of lost shows haven't fared well in general, but this doesn't miss a step, and if it's sometimes a *little* too happy with it's unrated DC app freedom, it's also giving us a great take on the Outsiders, not to mention little cameos from Milestone, which I always appreciate.
            6. Sex Education - A frank exploration of teen sexuality, great characters, fantastic cast, laugh out loud moments in every episode, strong emotional storytelling, and Gillian Anderson as an oversexed sex therapist? What's not to like?
            7. Crashing - Pete Holmes' comedian on the rise story gets better with every season, and I loved the first two episodes back.
            8. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Final season going well, Skylar Astin is great as the returning Greg. There haven't been as many killer memorable songs as usual, but the Cats riffs were pretty great.

            Movies I Watched This Month:
            • Avengers Infinity War
            • Bumblebee
            • Mission Impossible Falllout
            • Cabin in the Woods
            • Bad Times at the El Royale
            • Greatest Showman
            • American Made
            • Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
            Places I Ate This Month (Last Year 270) (23+0=23):
            • Corner Bakery
            • Deckhand Oyster Bar
            • Easy Tiger (x3)
            • Fat Dragon
            • Firehouse Subs
            • Flyrite Chicken
            • Holy Roller
            • Juarez
            • Michi Ramen
            • Mod Pizza
            • Outback Steakhouse (x2)
            • Short Stop
            • Slab BBQ
            • Suerte
            • Texas Roadhouse
            • Thai Kitchen
            • Torchy's Tacos
            • Tumble 22
            • Vera Cruz
            • Whataburger

            Tuesday, January 01, 2019

            Monthly Update - December 2018


            Read 60 Graphic Novels (3+49=52)
            1. Black Hammer Library Edition Vol 1 HC
            2. Harrow County Library Edition Vol 1 HC
            3. Babyteeth Vol 1 HC
              Play 15 New Boardgames (2+73=75)
              • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
              • Heroes of Terrinoth
              • Lanterns
              • Terraforming Mars (x2)
              • Guardians
              • Codenames
              • Tokaido (x2)
              • Tsuro
              • Sagrada (x2)
              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
              1. Immortal Hulk #10
              2. Marvel Knights 20th #3
              3. Miles Morales Spider-Man #1
              4. Batman Annual #3
              5. Klaus and the Crying Snowman
              6. Hardcore #1
              7. Superior Spider-Man #1
              8. X-Force #1
                      Comics I Read This Month (491+43=534):
                      • American Carnage #2
                      • Batman Annual #3
                      • Black Hammer Cthu-Louise
                      • Champions #27
                      • Champions Annual #1
                      • Doctor Strange #9
                      • Domino #9
                      • Exorsisters #3
                      • Extermination #5
                      • Fantastic Four #5
                      • Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1
                      • Firefly #2
                      • Freedom Fighters #1
                      • Green Lantern #2
                      • Hardcore #1
                      • Hawkman #7
                      • Immortal Hulk #10
                      • Killmonger #1-2
                      • Klaus and the Crying Snowman
                      • Livewire #1
                      • Magic the Gathering Chandra #1
                      • Marvel Acton Avengers #1
                      • Marvel Knights 20th #3-4
                      • Miles Morales Spider-Man #1
                      • Outer Darkness #2
                      • Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #313
                      • Prodigy #1
                      • Punisher #5
                      • Rolled & Told #4
                      • Runaways #16
                      • Shazam! #1
                      • Skyward #9
                      • Spider-Geddon #5
                      • Spider-Girls #3
                      • Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #3
                      • Star Trek TNG Terra Incognita #5
                      • Superior Spider-Man #1
                      • The Quantum Age #5
                      • Winter Soldier #1
                      • X-Force #1
                      • X-Men Red #11
                      TV I Watched This Month:
                      • Black Mirror "Bandersnatch"
                      • Elseworlds 3-Parter
                      • Nightflyers "All That We Left Behind" "Torches and Pitchforks"
                      • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Season 2"
                      • Stan Against Evil "Seasons 1-2"
                      • Star Trek Discovery "Calypso" "The Brightest Star"
                      • The Good Place "Janet(s)"
                      • Timeless "Hollywoodland" "The Salem Witch Hunt" "The Kennedy Curse" "The King of the Delta Blues" "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" "The Day Reagan Was Shot" "The General/Chinatown" "The Miracle of Christmas"
                      • Titans "Titans"
                      • Top Chef "The Fastest Two Minutes in Cooking" "Bourbon, Barrels, and Burgoo"
                      • Travelers "Season 3"
                      Top Ten Shows This Month:
                      1. The Good Place
                      2. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
                      3. Star Trek Discovery
                      4. Elseworlds
                      5. Timeless
                      6. Black Mirror
                      7. Titans
                      8. Top Chef
                      9. Travelers
                      10. Stan Against Evil
                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                      • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
                      • Hateful Eight
                      • Ant-Man and Wasp
                      • Anna and the Apocalypse
                      • Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (x3)
                      • Elf
                      • Mission Impossible Fallout
                      Places I Ate This Month (16+254=270):
                      • Panera
                      • Kura Revolving Sushi
                      • Wendy's (x2)
                      • Jim's
                      • Tumble 22
                      • Slab
                      • Easy Tiger
                      • Hopdoddy's
                      • Smoky Mo's
                      • Popeye's
                      • Fareground
                      • McDonald's
                      • Brewtorium
                      • Ramen Tatsu-Ya
                      • Vigilante

                      Monday, December 31, 2018

                      Best of 2018 - Food

                      Last year I ate out about 300 times. This year it was a little closer to 275.

                      I'm not qualified to be a food critic, but I did eat a lot of food and I do have opinions. So here are my top 20 favorites, the ones that are accessible, affordable *and* delicious enough that I went there numerous times during the year. My list of favorites is mostly down to how many times I went there, with a little fudging.

                      Favorites:
                      1. Snooze A.M.
                      2. Easy Tiger
                      3. Home Slice
                      4. Hopdoddy
                      5. Chuy's
                      6. Velvet Taco
                      7. Rolling Rooster
                      8. Kerbey Lane
                      9. New Fortune Chinese
                      10. Hoover's
                      11. Deckhand Oyster Bar
                      12. Jack Allen's Kitchen
                      13. Tumble 22
                      14. Kura Revolving Sushi
                      15. Fareground
                      16. H-Mart
                      17. Michi Ramen
                      18. Ng Cafe
                      19. Texas Roadhouse
                      20. Jim's
                                                                                          I also kept track of where I ate lunch this year, and these are my favorites, based on how often I ate there. It's not just quality of food, here, but also closeness to work, where I'm usually eating lunch.

                                                                                          Lunch Favorites:
                                                                                          1. Torchy's Tacos
                                                                                          2. Culver's
                                                                                          3. McDonald's
                                                                                          4. Wendy's
                                                                                          5. Vera Cruz
                                                                                          6. Pei Wei
                                                                                          7. Taco Bell
                                                                                          8. Popeye's
                                                                                          9. Slab BBQ
                                                                                          10. Smokey Mo's
                                                                                          11. P. Terry's
                                                                                          12. Whataburger
                                                                                                                                                  Then there were the places that I ate at once or twice, due to either it's location (downtown especially) or price. This list is purely down to my favorites, where I'd eat if location and price were no object.

                                                                                                                                                  Rare Treats:
                                                                                                                                                  1. Colleen's Southern Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                  2. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
                                                                                                                                                  3. Loro
                                                                                                                                                  4. Peached Tortilla
                                                                                                                                                  5. Holy Roller
                                                                                                                                                  6. Hightower
                                                                                                                                                  7. Franklin BBQ
                                                                                                                                                  8. Estancia Churrascaria
                                                                                                                                                  9. Terry Black's BBQ
                                                                                                                                                  10. Babe's Chicken Dinner (Dallas)
                                                                                                                                                  11. Batch
                                                                                                                                                  12. Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                                                  13. Gus's Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                  14. Noble Sandwich
                                                                                                                                                  15. Thai Kun
                                                                                                                                                  16. Tyson's Tacos
                                                                                                                                                  17. Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ

                                                                                                                                                  Friday, December 28, 2018

                                                                                                                                                  Best of 2018 - Boardgames

                                                                                                                                                  Last year I played 57 games, 35 of which were new. This year, thanks in no small part to going to BGG Con twice, I played 138 games, 76 of which were new.

                                                                                                                                                  New Games:
                                                                                                                                                  1. Alien Frontiers
                                                                                                                                                  2. Azul
                                                                                                                                                  3. Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
                                                                                                                                                  4. Blackout Hong Kong
                                                                                                                                                  5. Captain Wackelpudding
                                                                                                                                                  6. Catch the Moon
                                                                                                                                                  7. Codenames Marvel
                                                                                                                                                  8. Detective - A Modern Crime Board Game
                                                                                                                                                  9. Dice Chase
                                                                                                                                                  10. Dice Settlers
                                                                                                                                                  11. Dice Throne
                                                                                                                                                  12. Dungeon Mayhem
                                                                                                                                                  13. Eminent Domain
                                                                                                                                                  14. Fae
                                                                                                                                                  15. Fake Artist Goes to New York
                                                                                                                                                  16. Fear
                                                                                                                                                  17. Flow of History
                                                                                                                                                  18. Fog of Love
                                                                                                                                                  19. Fortune
                                                                                                                                                  20. Ganymede
                                                                                                                                                  21. Gizmos
                                                                                                                                                  22. Guardians
                                                                                                                                                  23. Holding On... The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
                                                                                                                                                  24. Hoyuk
                                                                                                                                                  25. Impact: Battle of the Elements
                                                                                                                                                  26. Istanbul Dice Game
                                                                                                                                                  27. Jungle Smarts
                                                                                                                                                  28. Lanterns
                                                                                                                                                  29. Master Thief
                                                                                                                                                  30. Memoarrr!
                                                                                                                                                  31. Mesozoic
                                                                                                                                                  32. Monster Crunch
                                                                                                                                                  33. Mountains of Madness
                                                                                                                                                  34. Neon Gods
                                                                                                                                                  35. Nyctophobia
                                                                                                                                                  36. Outpost Siberia
                                                                                                                                                  37. Pandemic Fall of Rome
                                                                                                                                                  38. Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                                                                                                                                  39. Photosynthesis
                                                                                                                                                  40. Pikoko
                                                                                                                                                  41. Pioneer Days
                                                                                                                                                  42. Plums
                                                                                                                                                  43. Rattus
                                                                                                                                                  44. Ravine
                                                                                                                                                  45. Rick and Morty Close Encounters of the Rick-Kind
                                                                                                                                                  46. Saturn
                                                                                                                                                  47. Sentient
                                                                                                                                                  48. Shadows Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                  49. Shaky Manor
                                                                                                                                                  50. Skyward
                                                                                                                                                  51. Space Base
                                                                                                                                                  52. Star Trek Catan
                                                                                                                                                  53. Stop Thief!
                                                                                                                                                  54. Stroop
                                                                                                                                                  55. Tamamool (Wolf and Hound)
                                                                                                                                                  56. Terraforming Mars
                                                                                                                                                  57. Terrifying Girl Disorder
                                                                                                                                                  58. Thanos Rising
                                                                                                                                                  59. The Big Score
                                                                                                                                                  60. The Expanse Boardgame
                                                                                                                                                  61. The Faceless
                                                                                                                                                  62. The Table is Lava
                                                                                                                                                  63. Topiary
                                                                                                                                                  64. Unlock! House on the Hill
                                                                                                                                                  65. Unlock! The Nautilus
                                                                                                                                                  66. Unlock! The Formula
                                                                                                                                                  67. Unlock! Tonipal's Treasure
                                                                                                                                                  68. Untold Adventures Await
                                                                                                                                                  69. War Chest
                                                                                                                                                  70. Warhammer Fantasy Quest
                                                                                                                                                  71. Welcome To...
                                                                                                                                                  72. Western Legends
                                                                                                                                                  73. What Do You Meme?
                                                                                                                                                  74. When I Dream
                                                                                                                                                  75. Who Do We Eat?
                                                                                                                                                  76. Who Goes There?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Games:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Sagrada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Scythe (#10 on last year)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Codenames Duet (#5 on last year)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Unearth (#7 on last year)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Fuse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Splendor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Dice Throne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Azul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Terraforming Mars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, December 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best of 2018 - Comics Miniseries and One-Shots

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last year, I had three Marvel series, a pair of IDW series based on licensed properties (one of them Star Trek), and a Black Hammer spinoff from Dark Horse. There were 2 Image series. This year? 2 Black Hammer spinoffs, 3 IDW series (2 Star Trek, 1 D&D), 3 Image, one Marvel, one Valiant, and one Dynamite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best Miniseries:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Black Hammer The Quantum Age #1-5 (Dark Horse)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Tomorrow #1-4 (Dark Horse)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Star Trek TNG Through the Mirror #1-5 (IDW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. The Dead Hand #1-6 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Analog #1-4 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Marvel Knights 20th #1-4 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. D&D Evil at Baldur's Gate #1-5 (IDW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Charlies Angels #1-4 (Dynamite)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Star Trek TNG Terra Incognita #1-6 (IDW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Harbinger Wars 2 #1-4 (Valiant)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also in the running: Hunt for Wolverine Weapon Lost #1-4 (Marvel), and Flavor #1-5 (Image).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last year I read about 40-50 first issues and one shots, this year it was closer to 70, but I still found a lot to like. In some cases, I dropped off a series or miniseries but still had warm feelings toward the first issue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best First Issues:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Edge of Spider-Geddon #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Venom #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Miles Morales Spider-Man #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1 (DC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Shadowman #1 (Valiant)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Outpost Zero #1 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Hardcore #1 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Murder Falcon #1 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Die! Die! Die! #1 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Marvel Action Spider-Man #1 (IDW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best One-Shots:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Klaus and the Crying Snowman (Boom!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Rat Queens Neon Static (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Black Hammer Cthu-Louise (Dark Horse)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Batman Annual #3 (DC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Superior Octopus #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey #1 (DC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Infinity Countdown Prime #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Aquaman/Jabberjaw #1 (DC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 (Valiant)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Super Sons/Dynomutt #1 (DC)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best of 2018 - Top 10 New Comics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best New Series:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marvel has 5 of my top 9 (up from 2 last year), Image has 2 (down from 6), DC has two (like last year), and Lion Forge has one (up from zero). Five of them are superhero books, up from four last year. The other two are science-fiction and gaming/fantasy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Domino #1-8, Annual #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. X-Men Red #1-10, Annual #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Immortal Hulk #1-10 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Tony Stark Iron Man #1-6 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Skyward #1-8 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Crowded #1-5 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Rolled & Told #1-4 (Lion Forge)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Hawkman #1-6 (DC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Fantastic Four #1-5 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Green Lantern #1-2 (DC)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Series That Are Too New To Judge:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  These series are not quite far enough for me to judge them Best New Series yet, but I really like them all, and can see any of them making my Best Continuing Series next year. Because I don't think it's fair to compare a single issue or a two- or three-issue run to the more extended runs above, I'm ranking them separately. Last year, there were only 4 on this list, one of which made my Best Ongoing and two of which made the "also ran" list. This year there are 6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Firefly #1-2 (Boom!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Outer Darkness #1-2 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Killmonger #1-2 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1-3 (Marvel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Exorsisters #1-3 (Image)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. American Carnage #1-2 (DC/Vertigo)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best of 2018 - Top 10 Ongoing Comics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This year, there were four on my list that have been there for the last two years, Ms. Marvel that's been on there for all the years it's been published. These lists are my favorites, based on a reading over 500 single issues for the year (last year it was closer to 600), and access to more than that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last year, Image had 2 of my top 10, Marvel had 7, and Dark Horse had 1. Looking forward in the Previews, I'm not super-crazy about what's coming up, and 3 of the Marvel series on this list ended this year, so I'm not sure what next year's ongoing will look like.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last year, All-New Wolverine hit 12 issues, and nobody else came close. This year, most of the Marvel books hit 10 issues, and Marvel Two-in-One hit 12 if you count the annual.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Black Hammer Age of Doom #1-7 (Last Year: #6 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. X-Men Gold #19-32, Annual #1-2 (Last Year: #2 on my Best New Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. All-New Wolverine #29-35 (Last Year: #4 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Ms. Marvel #26-36 (Last Year: #1 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Kill or Be Killed #15-20 (Last Year: #2 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Champions #16-26 (Last Year: #3 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Runaways #5-16 (Last Year: #1 on my Best New Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Marvel Two in One #2-12, Annual #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Ninja-K #3-9 (Last Year: #3 on my New Series to New to Judge)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Rat Queens #7-10, Neon Static (Last Year: #4 on my Best New Series)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also in the running: Amazing Spider-Man #794-801, Captain America #697-704, Daredevil #597-612, Doctor Strange #384-389,1-8, and Punisher #220-228, 1-4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, December 26, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best of 2018 - Graphic Novels


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Black Hammer Library Vol 1 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Astro City Broken Melody HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Wonder Woman Earth One Vol 2 HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Ms. Marvel Vol 4 HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Amazing Spider-Man Red Goblin HC & Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol 3 HC  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Rat Queens Vol 2 HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken TP & Through the Mirror TP 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Junji Ito's Frankenstein HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Nailbiter Vol 2 HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Harrow County Vol 1 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Moon Knight by Lemire HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. Doctor Strange Vol 2 HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Batman and the Outsiders Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. Injustice Year Three TP  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16. Sugar Vol 1 TP 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17. Lil Donnie HC & Me the People HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18. Divinity Complete Trilogy HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19. Ninjak Vol 2 HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20. Babyteeth Vol 1 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21. Eight Million Ways to Die HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22. Open Earth 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23. Detective Comics Vol 2-3 HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24. Banana Sundays 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25. Usagi Yojimbo Vol 32 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  26. Motor Girl HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  27. Voltron Vol 2 TP 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  28. Wahoo Morris Vols 1-2 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  29. Super Chill: A Year Of Living Anxiously 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  30. Vision HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  31. Absolute Kingdom Come HC 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  32. Incredibles 2: Heroes At Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, December 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best of 2018 - Television

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best Shows (Every Category):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Somehow, again, there was a lot more television this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In general, this list is the "If I had to cut back to a certain number of shows, based on money, time, etc., this is the list of shows I'd cut first (starting with #62) to shows I'd cut last (starting with #1). Last year this list was 56 shows.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There were 11 shows that didn't have new seasons (Fargo, Game of Thrones, Master of None, Future Man, You're the Worst, Stranger Things, Better Things, Rick and Morty, Mindhunter, American Gods, She's Gotta Have It), 6 shows ended or were limited run (Sense8, Review, Godless, The Leftovers, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, Defenders) and 8 I stopped watching or plan to catch up on later (Broad City, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Sneaky Pete, A Series of Unfortunate Events, 13 Reasons Why, SMILF, The Tick, Castlevania)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best New Shows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Haunting of Hill House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Altered Carbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. The Looming Tower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Cobra Kai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. The Dragon Prince
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Barry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Maniac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Killing Eve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Evil Genius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. Little Drummer Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Mosaic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. A.P. Bio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16. Sharp Objects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17. Counterpart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18. Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19. Castle Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20. Hard Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21. Everything Sucks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22. Kidding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23. The Gifted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24. Black Lightning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25. Cloak & Dagger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  26. Impulse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  27. Good Girls

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best Drama:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Star Trek Discovery (CBS All Access)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Better Call Saul (AMC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Haunting of Hill House (NETFLIX) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. The Looming Tower (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Westworld (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Altered Carbon (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Cobra Kai (YOUTUBE)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (AMAZON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. iZombie (CW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Legion (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best Comedy:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The Good Place (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Atlanta (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. G.L.O.W. (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Bojack Horseman (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Santa Clarita Diet (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Last Week with John Oliver (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Insecure (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Crashing (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Atypical (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Overall:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The Good Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Star Trek Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Better Call Saul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Haunting of Hill House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. The Looming Tower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Westworld
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Altered Carbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Atlanta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Cobra Kai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. G.L.O.W.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Bojack Horseman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. iZombie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Santa Clarita Diet 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. Last Week with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16. Insecure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17. Crashing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18. Atypical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19. Legion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22. Dear White People
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23. Casual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24. Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  26. The Dragon Prince
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  27. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  28. Silicon Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  29. Barry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  30. Trial & Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  31. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  32. American Vandal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  33. Maniac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  34. The Deuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  35. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  36. Killing Eve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  37. Orange is the New Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  38. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  39. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  40. Black Mirror
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  41. Timeless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  42. Evil Genius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  43. Little Drummer Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  44. Mosaic (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  45. The Mick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  46. A.P. Bio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  47. Sharp Objects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  48. Counterpart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  49. Travelers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  50. Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  51. Castle Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  52. Hard Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  53. Everything Sucks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  54. Kidding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  55. The Handmaid's Tale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  56. Ozark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  57. The Gifted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  58. Black Lightning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  59. Cloak & Dagger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  60. Luke Cage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  61. Impulse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  62. Good Girls

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, December 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best of 2018 - Movies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Or, more accurately, a list of all the movies I saw in 2018. Because I can't claim best, my movie taste is pretty basic and I only see a handful of movies every year. I saw more movies this year, though, thanks to a brief flirtation with MoviePass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Movies I Saw This Year:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Avengers Infinity War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Black Panther
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Ocean's 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Anna and the Apocalypse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Ant-Man and Wasp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Mission Impossible Fallout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. The Night Comes For Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Isle of Dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Solo: A Star Wars Story
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. A Quiet Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. The First Purge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. Upgrade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Black KKKlansman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. Pacific Rim Uprising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16. Crazy Rich Asians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17. Deadpool 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18. Incredibles 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19. Mute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20. Ballad of Buster Scruggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21. Sorry to Bother You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22. Annihilation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Old Movies I Saw For the First Time This Year:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Train to Busan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. The Conjuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. The Conjuring 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Purge Election Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Hell or High Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. War for the Planet of the Apes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Game Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Logan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Christmas Chronicles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Creep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Coherence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. Kingsman The Golden Circle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Bright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. Ready Player One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16. The Void
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17. The Witch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18. The Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19. Mamma Mia!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, December 01, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monthly Update - November 2018


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Read 60 Graphic Novels (5+44=49)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Super Chill: A Year Of Living Anxiously
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Banana Sundays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Detective Comics Vol 3 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Doctor Strange Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Rat Queens Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Play 15 New Boardgames (33+40=73)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dice Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Catch the Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Impact: Battle of the Elements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shadows Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Big Score
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Unearth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pikoko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pioneer Days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Holding On... The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Welcome To...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • War Chest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nyctophobia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Faceless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Table is Lava
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mesozoic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pandemic Fall of Rome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Western Legends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Detective - A Modern Crime Board Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Neon Gods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Guardians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fortune
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fake Artist Goes to New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Blackout Hong Kong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dice Settlers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gizmos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ganymede
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bohnanza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Monster Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jungle Smarts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Plums
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Memoarrr!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dungeon Mayhem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hoyuk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rattus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Eminent Domain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Green Lantern #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Marvel Knights 20th #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #312
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. The Quantum Age #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Immortal Hulk #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. American Carnage #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Marvel Two-in-One #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Daredevil #612
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comics I Read This Month (440+51=491):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • American Carnage #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bitter Root #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Black Hammer Age of Doom #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bloodshot Rising #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Champions #26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Daredevil #611-612
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dead Rabbit #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Doctor Strange #7-8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Domino #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dr. Horrible One-Shot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Exorsisters #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantastic Four #3-4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Farmhand #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Firefly #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Green Lantern #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hawkman #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Immortal Hulk #8-9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jook Joint #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marvel Action Spider-Man #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marvel Knights 20th #1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marvel Two-in-One #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ms. Marvel #36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Murder Falcon #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Outer Darkness #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #312
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Punisher #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Return of Wolverine #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rolled and Told #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Runaways #15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Skyward #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Spider-Force #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Spider-Geddon #3-4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Spider-Girls #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Star Trek vs. Transformers #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Star Wars Han Solo Imperial Cadet #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Quantum Age #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Terrible Elisabeth Dunn Against the Devils in Suits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Unstoppable Wasp #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tony Stark Iron Man #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Uncanny X-Men #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vault of Spiders #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William Gibson's Alien 3 #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wonder Woman #58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • X-Men Red #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bodyguard "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "I'm On My Own Path" "I'm Making Up For Lost Time" "I See You"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homecoming "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Insecure "High-Like" "Ready-Like" "Obsessed-Like" "Ghost-Like"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Does A Clip Show" "Charlie's Home Alone" "The Gang Wins the Big Game"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "November 4, 2018" "November 11, 2018" "November 18, 2018"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Little Drummer Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Parks & Rec "Seasons 5-7"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj "Affirmative Action" "Saudi Arabia" "Amazon" "Oil"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stan Against Evil "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tell Me A Story "Hope"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Deuce "The Feminism Part" "Nobody Has To Get Hurt" "Inside the Pretend"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Good Place "The Worst Possible Use of Free Will" "Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. The Good Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Insecure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Little Drummer Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. The Deuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Bodyguard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Martian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • True Romance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fletch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fletch Lives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Goodfellas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ballad of Buster Scruggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Christmas Chronicles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Scrooged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nightmare Before Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Game Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Places I Ate This Month (16+238=254):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Babe's Fried Chicken (Dallas)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bush's Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Corner Bakery (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Doc's Motorworks 38th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • H-Mart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HomeSlice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hopdoddy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jim's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McDonald's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Outback Steakhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PizzaRev
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Snooze A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Texican Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Velvet Taco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday, November 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BGG Con 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            While I attended BGG Con Spring, this was my first BGG Con Fall, and true to what I'd been told, the difference really was night and day. I had a great time at BGG Spring, but I think it's safe to say I'm going to do my best to not miss another BGG Fall ever, especially since they're moving out of the Hyatt Airport (which they've out-grown, and which has a really annoying parking system, and expensive food) and into downtown (bigger space, easier access to restaurants, no dealing with the crazy validated parking weirdness).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I went in with a list of 38 games. I played 9 of them and saw 8 of the other played or at looked into them. I also played 14 other games that weren't on my list, and added more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Top 10 of the Show:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Blackout Hong Kong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Dice Settlers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Gizmos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Pioneer Days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Western Legends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Detective - A Modern Crime Board Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Monster Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Welcome To...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Guardians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. The Table is Lava

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Games I Never Saw:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I saw some of these in box or on someone's table, but never really investigated them at all. In some cases because I knew I had a demo copy waiting for me at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arboretum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Batman Gotham Under Siege
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coimbra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deckscape: Heist in Venice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dragon Boats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Everdell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Forbidden Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grackles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great Western Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kitchen Rush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Little Scythe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orbis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pantone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Petrichor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reef
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rise of Tribes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Root
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Snow Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Starship Samurai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The River

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Games I Took Off My List:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Atlandice 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw it, decided it was a little simpler, aimed at younger players, than I wanted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dinosaur Tea Party 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw it, decided it was more party game/casual than I wanted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Terraforming Mars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I want to play more of this, but it was a little long for a Con game since it's currently easily available

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Games I Saw Played or Read the Rules:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Before There Were Stars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw this demoed by a company rep, it's a storytelling game I want to play

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brass Birmingham 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw a group playing it, seems like a long game and not my cup of tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Disney Villainous 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Checked it out from the library, learned the rules, it looks like fun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gunkimono 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Checked it out from the library, learned the rules, made it a low priority

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teotihuacan City of the Gods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw several people played it, looks too complex for me but I heard lots of good stuff about it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tower of Madness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw a group playing it, it was interesting design, but I heard it wasn't great

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Games I Played:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Blackout Hong Kong 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Played it, fell in love, definitely buying it when it hits the store

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Catch the Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dexterity game where you put ladders on top of one another, liked this a lot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Detective A Modern Crime Board Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Played about 30 minutes, most of my group wasn't into it, I fell instantly in love and will definitely buy it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Guardians 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Played it as a demo with one of the playtesters, really liked it, it's the Overwatch card game I wanted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Holding On The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Played out the first scenario, it's interesting but I don't know that it would quite make purchase level for me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mesozoic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Played it, fun and quick game where you build a dinosaur park using a real-time sliding puzzle mechanic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shadows Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kind of a mix of Mysterium and Codenames, interesting but not quite sure I'd buy it because I'm only a mild Mysterium fan and I was terrible at this game

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            War Chest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really liked this one, great components, simple design, good strategy game

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not Yet In Print:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            These were games I saw either in the library or the exhibition hall, and they're on my list to check out when they come out, probably in 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Agents of Mayhem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Blue Lagoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bosk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cupcake Empire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Detective Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Feudum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Imperius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kami-Sama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Onimaru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sonar Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Underwater Cities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Games I Played That Weren't On My List:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dice Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A simple dice game of planning ahead, chess-like. I was terrible at it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dice Settlers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dice-based resource management game, one of my favorites

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fake Artist Goes to New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Simple party game where one person doesn't know what everyone else is supposed to be drawing, Spyfall-like

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fortune
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A teach-as-you-go game in the vein of Flee, Fear, and Fortress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ganymede
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Described to me as Splendor in space, it's a little more complicated than that but interesting, coming out next year

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gizmos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This one actually was Splendor like, resource management with marbles, I loved it and bought it at the show

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Impact: Battle of the Elements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Simple dice game, a good one for between games at a game night

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jungle Smarts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Simple deduction game using wooden animals... good game. I was terrible at it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Memoarrr!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also a simple deduction/memory game, really good for younger players. This was one of the free games I got as an attendee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monster Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A licensed game from General Mills. Great artistic design, simple and fun. I bought this one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Neon Gods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The cyberpunk future of 2009, as you use gangs for area control. Fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nyctophobia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Game where one player is the serial killer, the others are his potential victims and wear blindfold glasses, trying to find their way to safety using touch. Neat idea, not my kind of game.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pandemic Fall of Rome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Another flavor of Pandemic, this one has an interesting combat mechanic. I liked it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pikoko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trick-taking game where you see everyone's hand but your own, and there's a bidding mechanic where you guess who is going to win the most tricks. Fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pioneer Days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dice builder where you are pioneers in the old west, one of my favorite games of the show

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Plums
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Simple trick-taking game that I liked a lot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Big Score
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Love the theme (heists), love the art design, the game was merely OK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Faceless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Game that used magnets to simulate a "kids in the dark Faerie realm" type mechanic. Interesting mechanics, not a great game.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Table is Lava
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really fun Meeple-based dexterity game. Bought it, played it with my kids.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Western Legends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            An epic open world western game, one of my favorites at the show. Very likely to buy it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Welcome to Your Perfect Home 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really enjoyed this, kickstarted the reprint to come in next year

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Games I Bought Or Got:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Empires of the Void II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Expancity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foreclo$ed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Galactic Scoundrels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gizmos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Megaland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Memoarrr!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Push
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saint Malo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shop 'n Time!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Table is Lava

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Updated List of Games to Play:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Agents of Mayhem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arboretum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Batman Gotham Under Siege
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Blue Lagoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bosk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coimbra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cupcake Empire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deckscape: Heist in Venice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Detective Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Discover Lands Unknown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dragon Boats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Everdell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Feudum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Forbidden Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grackles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great Western Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Imperius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kami-Sama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kitchen Rush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Little Scythe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Onimaru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orbis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pantone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Petrichor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reef
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rise of Tribes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Root
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Snow Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sonar Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Starship Samurai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Underwater Cities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, November 01, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monthly Update - October 2018


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Read 60 Graphic Novels (7+37=44)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Wonder Woman Earth One Vol 1 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Wonder Woman Earth One Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Me the People HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. 52 Omnibus HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Junji Ito's Frankenstein HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Absolute Kingdom Come HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Play 15 New Boardgames (2+38=40)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Scythe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Captain is Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Azul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Loonacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Forbidden Desert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ravine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Champions #25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Dead Rabbit #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Domino #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Spider-Geddon #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Unstoppable Wasp #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #311
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. X-Men Red #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Daredevil #610
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Tony Stark Iron Man #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Comics I Read This Month (46+394=440):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazing Spider-Man #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Black Hammer Age of Doom #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Champions #25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Crowded #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Daredevil #609-610
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dead Rabbit #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Doctor Strange #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Domino #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Extermination #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Faith Dreamside #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Farmhand #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Flavor #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Green Lantern Huckleberry Hound #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hawkman #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Immortal Hulk #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jook Joint #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mars Attacks! #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Marvel Two-in-One #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ms. Marvel #35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Murder Falcon #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Outpost Zero #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #311
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Punisher #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rat Queens #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rolled and Told #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Runaways #14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shatterstar #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Skyward #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spider-Force #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spider-Geddon #1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spider-Girls #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Star Trek TNG Terra Incognita #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Star Wars Adventures Tales from Vader's Castle #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Superior Octopus #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Quantum Age #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Weather Man #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tony Stark Iron Man #4-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Unstoppable Wasp #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vault of Spiders #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What If? Flash Thompson Became Spider-Man #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • X-Men Black Mystique #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • X-Men Red #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • All-American "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Better Call Saul "Wiedersehen" "Winner"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Castle Rock "The Queen"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Charmed "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "I Want to Be Here"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Doctor Who "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" "The Ghost Monument"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Flash "Nora"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Forever "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • I Feel Bad "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Into the Dark "The Body"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "Time's Up For the Gang" "The Gang Gets New Wheels" "The Gang Solves the Bathroom Problem"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Gifted "X-Roads" "eMergence"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Haunting of Hill House "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "September 30, 2018" "October 14, 2018"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Light as a Feather, Stiff As A Board "...Stiff As A Board" "...Pretty As A Picture" "...Dead As a Doornail"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Manifest "Pilot" "Re-Entry"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mr. In-Between "The Pee Pee Guy"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Parks & Rec "Season 4"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rel "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Single Parents "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Star Trek Discovery "Runaway"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Star Wars Resistance "The Recruit" "Triple Dark" "Fuel for the Fire"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Deuce "What Big Ideas" "All You'll Be Eating is Cannibals"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Good Place "The Snowplow" "Jeremy Bearimy" "The Ballad of Donkey Doug"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. The Good Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Better Call Saul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Haunting of Hill House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Star Trek Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Doctor Who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. The Deuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Conjuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Conjuring 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Witch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • A Quiet Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Train to Busan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Void
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Creep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Night Comes For Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Places I Ate This Month (20+218=238):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bon Chan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Easy Tiger (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Freebird's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kura Revolving Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • McDonald's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Michi Ramen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ng Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Peached Tortilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Popeye's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Red Lobster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rudy's BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Slab BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Smokey Mo's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Texas Roadhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wendy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wise Guys

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday, October 01, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monthly Update - September 2018


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Read 60 Graphic Novels (4+33=37)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Star Trek TNG Through the Mirror TP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Amazing Spider-Man Red Goblin HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Open Earth 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Moon Knight by Lemire HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Play 15 New Boardgames (4+34=38)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Splendor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sagrada (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Captain is Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Star Realms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Terraforming Mars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fog of Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Untold Adventures Await
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Who Goes There?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Border Town #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Dead Hand #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Hawkman #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Crowded #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Captain America Annual #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Spider-Geddon #0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Rolled & Told #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Comics I Read This Month (60+334=394):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Amazing Spider-Man #5-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Asgardians of the Galaxy #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Beasts of Burden #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Black Badge #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Black Hammer Age of Doom #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Border Town #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Captain America Annual #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cemetery Beach #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Champions #24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Charlie's Angels #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cold Spots #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Crowded #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Daredevil #608
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dick Tracy #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Doctor Strange #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Domino #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Domino Annual #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Edge of Spider-Geddon #3-4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Extermination #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Faith Dreamside #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantastic Four #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Farmhand #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Flavor #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Harbinger Wars 2 Aftermath
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hawkman #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Immortal Hulk #5-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infinity Warps Iron Hammer #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infinity Warps Soldier Supreme #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Journey Into Mystery The Birth of Krakoa #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Low Road West #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Man-Eaters #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marvel Two in One #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Moth & Whisper #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ms. Marvel #34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Outpost Zero #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Punisher #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rat Queens #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Return of Wolverine #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rolled & Told #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Runaways #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Skyward #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Spider-Geddon #0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Star Trek The Next Generation Terra Incognita #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Star Trek vs. Transformers #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stranger Things #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Dead Hand #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Weather Man #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Venom First Host #2-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • X-23 #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • X-Men #35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • X-Men Gold #36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • X-Men Red #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • American Vandal "Season 2"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Atypical "Season 2"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Better Call Saul "Quite A Ride" "Pinata" "Something Stupid" "Coushatta"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bojack Horseman "Season 5"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hilda "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Makes Paddy's Great Again" "The Gang Escapes" "The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jack Ryan "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kidding "Green Means Go" "Pusillanimous" "Every Pain Needs A Name" "Bye, Mom"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "September 9, 2018"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maniac "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marvel's Iron Fist "The Fury of Iron Fist"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ozark "Reparations" "The Precious Blood of Jesus" "Once A Langmore..." "Stag" "Game Day"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Parks & Rec "Season 4"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Deuce "Our Raison d'Etre" "There's An Art to This" "Seven-Fifty"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Dragon Prince "Book One: Moon"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The First "Separation" "What's Needed" "Cycles" "Where Life Is"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Good Place "Everything is Bonzer!" "The Brainy Bunch"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Trial & Error "A Family Affair" "Bad Instincts" "A Big Break" "Barcelona"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. The Good Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Better Call Saul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Atypical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Maniac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Trial & Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Jack Ryan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Bojack Horseman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. The Deuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Kidding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Solo A Star Wars Story
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Places I Ate This Month (25+193=218):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Chi'lantro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Chuy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Culver's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Easy Tiger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Freebird's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Holy Roller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HomeSlice Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McDonald's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mod Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ng Cafe (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pei Wei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Popeye's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shake Shack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Slab BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Snooze A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Taco Bell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Torchy's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Valentina's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wendy's (x2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, September 01, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monthly Update - August 2018


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Read 60 Graphic Novels (3+30=33)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Astro City Lost Melody HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Lil Donnie HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Sugar Vol 1 TP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Play 15 New Boardgames (2+32=34)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dice Forge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Unearth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sagrada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Warhammer Fantasy Quest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Star Trek Catan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Black Hammer The Quantum Age #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Immortal Hulk #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Charlie's Angels #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Domino #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Edge of Spider-Geddon #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Extermination #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Beasts of Burden Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Black Hammer Age of Doom #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Hunt for Wolverine Dead Ends #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Extermination #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comics I Read This Month (49+285=334):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Amazing Spider-Man #3-4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Astonishing X-Men Annual #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Beasts of Burden Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Black Badge #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Black Hammer Age of Doom #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Black Hammer The Quantum Age #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Champions #23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Charlie's Angels #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cold Spots #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Crowded #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • D&D Evil at Baldur's Gate #4-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Daredevil #606-607
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Die! Die! Die! #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Doctor Strange #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Domino #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Edge of Spider-Geddon #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Extermination #1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantastic Four #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Farmhand #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Flavor #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harbinger Wars 2 #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hawkman #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hunt for Wolverine Dead Ends #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hunt for Wolverine Weapon Lost #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Immortal Hulk #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lex Luthor/Porky Pig #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Magic Order #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marvel Two in One #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ninja-K #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Outpost Zero #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Star Trek TNG Terra Incognita #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Star Wars Beckett #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Dead Hand #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Terminator Sector War #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Weather Man #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tony Stark Iron Man #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Venom First Host #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Web of Venom: Ve'nam #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • X-23 #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • X-Men Gold #33-34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • X-Men Gold Annual #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • X-Men Red #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ballers "Rough Ride"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Better Call Saul "Smoke" "Something Beautiful" "Talk"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Castle Rock "The Box" "Filter"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Casual "Season Four"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Disenchanted "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Insecure "Better-Like" "Familiar-Like" "Backwards-Like" "Fresh-Like"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "August 12, 2018" "August 19, 2018"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lodge 49 "As Above, So Below"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Making It "Meet Your Makers"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Parks & Rec "Seasons 2-3"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sharp Objects "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Trial & Error "A Change in the Team" "New Case, Old Murder"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Venture Brothers "Season 2"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Better Call Saul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Castle Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Insecure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Casual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Trial & Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Sharp Objects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Lodge 49
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. Making It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Ballers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Avengers Infinity War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Crazy Rich Asians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Black KKKlansman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocean's 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Places I Ate This Month (17+176=193):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Culver's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • East Side King
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Easy Tiger (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hopdoddy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kerbey Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • McDonald's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mod Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shake Shack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shanghai Chinese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Taco Bell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Velvet Taco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wendy's

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, August 01, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monthly Update - July 2018


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Read 60 Graphic Novels (6+24=30)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Usagi Yojimbo Vol 32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Nailbiter Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Eight Million Ways to Die HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Herc TP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Divinity Complete Trilogy HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Play 15 New Boardgames (1+31=32)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Alien Frontiers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Space Base
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Batman Fluxx
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sagrada (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stop Thief!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Die in Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • DC DBG New Gods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Immortal Hulk #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Black Hammer: The Quantum Age #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. She Could Fly #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. X-23 #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Tony Stark Iron Man #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Rat Queens: Neon Static Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Charlie's Angels #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Amazing Spider-Man #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comics I Read This Month (47+238=285):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amazing Spider-Man #1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Analog #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Black Hammer: The Quantum Age #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Champions #22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Charlie's Angels #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • D&D Evil at Baldur's Gate #2-3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Daredevil #605
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Die! Die! Die! #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Doctor Strange #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Domino #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Farmhand #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Flavor #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gregory Graves: Interview with a Supervillain #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harbinger Wars 2 #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hawkman #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Immortal Hulk #2-3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Incredibles 2 #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Infinity Countdown Champions #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marvel Two-in-One #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mr. & Mrs. X #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ms. Marvel #32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ninja-K #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Outpost Zero #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Punisher #227-228
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rat Queens #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rat Queens: Neon Static Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Runaways #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • She Could Fly #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Skyward #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Star Trek Next Generation Terra Incognita #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Starcraft Scavengers #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Magic Order #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Weather Man #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tony Stark Iron Man #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 3 #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • X-23 #1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • X-Men Gold #31-32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • X-Men Red #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 30 Rock "Seasons 4-7"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Castle Rock "Severance" "Habeas Corpus" "Local Color"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee "Season Five"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • G.L.O.W. "Season 2"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Killing Eve "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "July 1, 2018" "July 29, 2018"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Orange is the New Black "Season 6"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Parks & Rec "Season 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Trial & Error "The Suitcase" "The Timeline" "The Murder Clock" "A Hole in the Case"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Venture Brothers "Seasons 1-2"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Who Is America "Episode 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Castle Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. G.L.O.W.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Trial & Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Killing Eve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sorry to Bother You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ant-Man and Wasp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The First Purge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • True Romance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ready Player One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mission Impossible Fallout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Places I Ate This Month (25+151=176):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Black's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Chuy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Culver's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Easy Tiger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • El Chilito
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home Slice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hoodie's Subs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lucy's Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • McDonald's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • New Fortune Chinese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Opal Divine's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pei Wei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Popeye's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Potbelly Sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rolling Rooster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rudy's BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Short Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Texas Roadhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Torchy's Tacos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tumble 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Vera Cruz (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wendy's