Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Monthly Update - March 2020

Play At Least 25 New Boardgames (Last Year 51) (2+5=7):
  • Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons
  • Gorilla Marketing
  • Hero Realms
  • Azul Summer Pavilion
  • Deep Sea Adventure
  • Sushi Roll
  • Forbidden Desert
  • Gizmos
  • Celestia
  • Call to Adventure
My Top Comics This Month:
  1. Strange Academy #1
  2. Marvels Snapshots Sub-Mariner #1
  3. DCeased Unkillables #2
  4. Marvels Snapshots Fantastic Four #1
                          Comics I Read This Month (Last Year 429) (23+55=78):
                          • Billionaire Island #1
                          • Black Cat #10
                          • Blade Runner 2019 #7
                          • DCeased Unkillables #2
                          • Daredevil #19
                          • Dr. Strange #4
                          • Guardians of the Galaxy #3
                          • Immortal Hulk #32-33
                          • King of Nowhere #1
                          • Lazarus Risen #4
                          • Marvels Snapshots Fantastic Four #1
                          • Marvels Snapshots Sub-Mariner #1
                          • Outer Darkness Chew #1
                          • Road to Empyre Kree Skrull War #1
                          • Star Wars #4
                          • Star Wars Darth Vader #2
                          • Strange Academy #1
                          • Strange Adventures #1
                          • Suicide Squad #4
                          • The Resistance #1
                          • Thor #4
                          • Transformers vs. Terminator #1
                          TV I Watched This Month:
                          • Altered Carbon "Season 2"
                          • Avenue 5 "Season 1"
                          • Better Call Saul "Season 5"
                          • Dave "Season 1"
                          • Devs "Season 1"
                          • LEGO Masters "Season 1"
                          • Motherland: Fort Salem "Season 1"
                          • The Outsider "Season 1"
                          • Star Trek Picard "Season 1"
                          • Star Wars Clone Wars "Season 7"
                          • Stumptown "Season 1"
                          • Tiger King "Season 1"
                          • Ugly/Delicious "Season 2"
                          • Westworld "Season 3"
                          • Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist "Season 1"
                          Top TV This Month:
                          1. Star Trek Picard
                          2. Tiger King
                          3. Better Call Saul
                          4. Avenue 5
                          5. Stumptown
                          6. The Outsider
                          7. Westworld
                          8. Dave
                          9. LEGO Masters
                          10. Devs
                          11. Motherland: Fort Salem
                          12. Ugly/Delicious
                          13. Altered Carbon
                          14. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
                          15. Star Wars Clone Wars
                          Movies I Watched This Month:
                          • Ocean's 8
                          • Yesterday
                          • Onward
                          • Back to the Future Trilogy
                          • Fast Five
                          • The Gentleman
                          Places I Ate This Month (17+50=67):
                          • Baguette House
                          • Chuy's (x2)
                          • Damiano's
                          • Hopdoddy's
                          • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                          • Lucy's Fried Chicken
                          • Mighty Fine Burgers
                          • Nala's
                          • New Fortune
                          • P. Terry's
                          • Razoo's
                          • Slapbox Pizzacheria
                          • Tarka
                          • Texas Roadhouse
                          • Tokyo Steak House
                          • Ziggy's Kielbasa

                          Sunday, March 01, 2020

                          Monthly Update - February 2020

                          Play At Least 25 New Boardgames (Last Year 51) (2+3=5):
                          • Gloom
                          • Trial by Trolley
                          • Terrors of London
                          • Azul Summer Pavilion
                          • Deep Sea Adventure
                          My Top Comics This Month:
                          1. Black Cat #9
                          2. Thor #3
                          3. Plunge #1
                          4. Tomorrow #1
                                                  Comics I Read This Month (Last Year 429) (33+22=55):
                                                  • Amazing Spider-Man Daily Bugle #2
                                                  • American Jesus #3
                                                  • Ant-Man #1-2
                                                  • Bang! #1
                                                  • Black Cat #9
                                                  • Blade Runner 2019 #6
                                                  • D&D Infernal Tides #2
                                                  • DCeased Unkillables #1
                                                  • Daredevil #17-18
                                                  • Doctor Strange Surgeon Supreme #3
                                                  • Falcon & Winter Soldier #1
                                                  • Force Works 2020 #1
                                                  • Guardians of the Galaxy #2
                                                  • Gwen Stacy #1
                                                  • Hidden Society #1
                                                  • Immortal Hulk #31
                                                  • Old Guard Force Multiplied #3
                                                  • On the Stump #1
                                                  • Plunge #1
                                                  • Punisher Soviet #4
                                                  • Savage Avengers #0
                                                  • Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #3
                                                  • Star Wars #3
                                                  • Star Wars Darth Vader #1
                                                  • Suicide Squad #3
                                                  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #103
                                                  • The Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1
                                                  • The Man Who Fucked Up Time #1
                                                  • Thor #3
                                                  • Tomorrow #1
                                                  • Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #2
                                                  TV I Watched This Month:
                                                  • Avenue 5 "Season 1"
                                                  • Better Call Saul "Season 5"
                                                  • Brockmire "Season 1"
                                                  • Glee "Season 1"
                                                  • Good Eats Reloaded "Season 1"
                                                  • High Fidelity "Season 1"
                                                  • Hunters "Season 1"
                                                  • I Am Not OK With This "Season 1"
                                                  • LEGO Masters "Season 1"
                                                  • Locke & Key "Season 1"
                                                  • McMillions "Season 1"
                                                  • October Faction "Season 1"
                                                  • The Outsider "Season 1"
                                                  • Star Trek Picard "Season 1"
                                                  • Stumptown "Season 1"
                                                  • Utopia Falls "Season 1"
                                                  • Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist "Season 1"
                                                  Top TV This Month:
                                                  1. High Fidelity
                                                  2. Star Trek Picard
                                                  3. The Outsider
                                                  4. Avenue 5
                                                  5. Better Call Saul
                                                  6. I Am Not OK With This
                                                  7. Stumptown
                                                  8. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
                                                  9. LEGO Masters
                                                  10. McMillions
                                                  Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                  • Now You See Me
                                                  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (x2)
                                                  • Widows
                                                  • The Laundromat
                                                  • Sonic the Hedgehog
                                                  • Invisible Man
                                                  • Lego Movie 2 The Second Part
                                                  Places I Ate This Month (23+27=50):
                                                  • Arby's (x2)
                                                  • Baguette House
                                                  • Culver's
                                                  • Homeslice
                                                  • Hopdoddy's
                                                  • Kerbey Lane
                                                  • Kura Revolving Sushi
                                                  • Loca d'Oro
                                                  • McDonald's
                                                  • McDonald's
                                                  • Michi Ramen
                                                  • Outback Steakhouse
                                                  • Phonatic
                                                  • Popeye's
                                                  • Raising Cane's (x2)
                                                  • Second Bar + Congress
                                                  • Smoky Mo's
                                                  • Tacodeli
                                                  • Texas Roadhouse
                                                  • Torchy's
                                                  • Vera Cruz

                                                  Saturday, February 01, 2020

                                                  Monthly Update - January 2020


                                                  Read 50 Graphic Novels (Last Year 37) (6+0=6):
                                                  1. Descender Vol 2 HC
                                                  2. Ascender Vol 1 TP
                                                  3. Kill or Be Killed HC
                                                  4. Umbrella Academy Library Edition Vols 1-2 HC
                                                  5. Junji Ito's No Longer Human
                                                    Play At Least 25 New Boardgames (Last Year 51) (3+0=3):
                                                    • Deep Sea Adventure
                                                    • Barenpark
                                                    • Chupacabra Survive the Night
                                                    • Call to Adventure
                                                    • Terrors of London
                                                    • Just Desserts
                                                    • Azul Summer Pavilion
                                                    My Top Comics This Month:
                                                    1. Star Wars #1-2
                                                    2. Black Cat #8
                                                    3. Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #2
                                                                            Comics I Read This Month (Last Year 429) (22+0=22):
                                                                            • Amazing Spider-Man Daily Bugle #1
                                                                            • Black Cat #8
                                                                            • Criminal #12
                                                                            • Daphne Byrne #1
                                                                            • Daredevil #15
                                                                            • Dr. Strange #2
                                                                            • Immortal Hulk #29-30
                                                                            • Punisher Soviet #3
                                                                            • Savage Avengers #9
                                                                            • Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #2
                                                                            • Star Trek Picard #3
                                                                            • Star Wars #1-2
                                                                            • Star Wars #2
                                                                            • Suicide Squad #2
                                                                            • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101-102
                                                                            • Thor #1-2
                                                                            • Thor #2
                                                                            • Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #1
                                                                            TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                            • Avenue 5 "Season 1"
                                                                            • Brockmire "Season 1"
                                                                            • Crisis on Infinite Earths "Parts 4-5"
                                                                            • Dracula "Season 1"
                                                                            • End of the Fucking World "Season 2"
                                                                            • The Expanse "Season 4"
                                                                            • Glee "Season 1"
                                                                            • The Good Place "Season 4"
                                                                            • Letterkenny "Season 8"
                                                                            • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Season 3"
                                                                            • The Outsider "Season 1"
                                                                            • Perfect Harmony "Season 1"
                                                                            • Reprisal "Season 1"
                                                                            • Sex Education "Season 2"
                                                                            • Shrill "Season 2"
                                                                            • Star Trek Picard "Season 1"
                                                                            • Stumptown "Season 1"
                                                                            • Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist "Pilot"
                                                                            Top TV This Month:
                                                                            1. Letterkenny
                                                                            2. The Good Place
                                                                            3. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
                                                                            4. Star Trek Picard
                                                                            5. Reprisal
                                                                            6. Sex Education
                                                                            7. Dracula
                                                                            8. The Outsider
                                                                            9. Avenue 5
                                                                            10. Perfect Harmony
                                                                            11. Shrill
                                                                            12. Stumptown
                                                                            13. The Expanse
                                                                            14. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
                                                                            Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                            • Long Shot
                                                                            • Uncut Gems
                                                                            • Knives Out
                                                                            • The Gentlemen
                                                                            • Color Out of Space
                                                                            • Mulan
                                                                            • Big Trouble in Little China
                                                                            • Crazy Rich Asians
                                                                            • Parasite
                                                                            Places I Ate This Month (27+0=27):
                                                                            • Charm Korean BBQ
                                                                            • Chuys (x2)
                                                                            • Culver's
                                                                            • Fat Dragon
                                                                            • Homeslice Pizza
                                                                            • Hopdoddy's
                                                                            • Kerbey Lane
                                                                            • McDonalds
                                                                            • Michi Ramen
                                                                            • Miso
                                                                            • Mod Pizza (x2)
                                                                            • P. Terry's
                                                                            • Pinthouse Pizza
                                                                            • Popeyes
                                                                            • Smoky Mos
                                                                            • Taco Bell
                                                                            • Texas Roadhouse (x2)
                                                                            • Torchy's Tacos (x3)
                                                                            • Tumble 22
                                                                            • Vera Cruz
                                                                            • Wendy's
                                                                            • Ziggy's Kielbasa (x2)

                                                                            Tuesday, January 14, 2020

                                                                            Best of the Decade - TV

                                                                            TV Shows That Began and Finished This Decade:
                                                                            The Good Place S1-S4
                                                                            Parks & Rec S1-S7
                                                                            You're the Worst S1-S5
                                                                            Fargo S1-S3
                                                                            Terriers
                                                                            Fleabag S1-S2
                                                                            Hannibal S1-S3
                                                                            Justified S1-S6
                                                                            Veep S1-S7
                                                                            Silicon Valley S1-S6
                                                                            Legion S1-S3
                                                                            Trial & Error S1-S2
                                                                            Show Me A Hero
                                                                            Crazy Ex-Girlfriend S1-S4
                                                                            Easy S1-S3
                                                                            iZombie S1-S5
                                                                            Game of Thrones S1-S8
                                                                            Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt S1-S4
                                                                            Sense 8 S1-S2
                                                                            Boardwalk Empire S1-S5
                                                                            True Detective Season 1
                                                                            The Leftovers S1-S3
                                                                            Bojack Horseman S1-S7
                                                                            Treme S1-S3
                                                                            The Americans S1-S6
                                                                            Deutchsland '83

                                                                            TV:
                                                                            The Good Place S1-S4
                                                                            Parks & Rec S1-S7
                                                                            You're the Worst S1-S5
                                                                            Breaking Bad S3-S5
                                                                            Fargo S1-S3
                                                                            Better Call Saul S1-S4
                                                                            Terriers
                                                                            Fleabag S1-S2
                                                                            Watchmen
                                                                            Letterkenny S1-S6
                                                                            Stranger Things S1-S3
                                                                            Brooklyn Nine-Nine S1-S6
                                                                            Star Trek Discovery S1-S3
                                                                            Hannibal S1-S3
                                                                            Justified S1-S6
                                                                            Veep S1-S7
                                                                            Silicon Valley S1-S6
                                                                            Haunting of Hill House Season 1
                                                                            The Mandalorian Season 1
                                                                            Legion S1-S3
                                                                            Atlanta S1-S2
                                                                            Trial & Error S1-S2
                                                                            Atypical S1-S3
                                                                            Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
                                                                            Show Me A Hero
                                                                            Barry S1-S2
                                                                            Crazy Ex-Girlfriend S1-S4
                                                                            G.L.O.W. S1-S3
                                                                            I'm Sorry S1-S2
                                                                            Easy S1-S3
                                                                            The People vs OJ Simpson
                                                                            The Looming Tower
                                                                            Better Things S1-S3
                                                                            Master of None S1-S3
                                                                            Community S2-S6
                                                                            iZombie S1-S5
                                                                            Westworld S1-S2
                                                                            Game of Thrones S1-S8
                                                                            Insecure S1-S3
                                                                            Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt S1-S4
                                                                            Sense 8 S1-S2
                                                                            Mindhunter S1-S2
                                                                            Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S1-S2
                                                                            Mad Men S4-S7
                                                                            Boardwalk Empire S1-S5
                                                                            True Detective Season 1
                                                                            The Leftovers S1-S3
                                                                            Bojack Horseman S1-S7
                                                                            It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia S6-S14
                                                                            Treme S1-S3
                                                                            The Americans S1-S6
                                                                            Deutchsland '83

                                                                            Best of the Decade - Comics

                                                                            Comics:

                                                                            So with a little bit of combing my archives, I have produced my "Favorite Comics of the Decade."

                                                                            A few caveats going in. First is that I'm crediting creative teams based on who made the most impact on me, and since a fair amount of this is work-for-hire, I'm definitely giving short shrift to people who came in and kept things running. For one example, I know Takeshi Miyazawa was *hugely* important in keeping my interest in Ms. Marvel.

                                                                            Second is that it will be clear that when it comes to comics, I am someone who likes stories more than pure craft. I'm not an artsy comics guy, and while I appreciate something like Acme Novelty Library for its aesthetic value, it's not something I return to. So my choices here are heavily Marvel Comics, which has owned my heart since I first picked up an X-Men comic at age 12, and Image Comics, which grabbed hold of crime and science-fiction in really interesting ways during this decade. There's no DC Comics because honestly, I feel like DC has been floundering for at least a decade, and it makes me sad, because I love those characters too.

                                                                            Third, I make no claim at this being at all definitive. I read a lot of comics, about 400-500 a year, plus graphic novels, but there are thousands produced every month, and in putting together this list I looked only at comics that existed as single issues, not any that were originally digital or put out in graphic novel format.

                                                                            Fourth, I am *terrible* at talking about art. I'm aware this is a weakness of mine, but know that every pick on this list is a collaboration of amazing writers and artists, and without the storytelling and design elements of the artists, none of these books would be on this list.

                                                                            1. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
                                                                            For several years, this was my favorite ongoing comic. While Vaughan has been cagey about how long this is going to run, I feel like the last big twist and the long hiatus means we're probably at the halfway point at least, and I can't wait to see how he and Staples wrap this thing up.

                                                                            2. Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (and others)
                                                                            This one jumped Saga on my favorites list for a long time. It fell off a bit as it went on, which is too bad, but Wilson and Alphona created one of the best new Marvel characters, one I can't wait to see realized in the MCU. And the supporting cast was terrific. It was like seeing the early days of Spider-Man, only instead of a nerdy boy from Queens, it was a nerdy muslim girl from Jersey City, and that was both similar and different enough to really work.

                                                                            3. Daredevil by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee (and others)
                                                                            Daredevil as a character has had a lot of good runs. Hell, he's on this list twice with different creative teams. But what Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and the rest did was particularly impressive, picking up from a dark, noir tone that Bendis and Brubaker had established and taking off from the ill-advised "Daredevil as ninja warlord" that followed and turning in a fun superhero take that nevertheless managed to handle weighty topics like Daredevil's now-public identity, a series of scary-as-hell villains, one of the best of Matt's love interests in Kirsten McDuffie, and so much more. It was a pretty long run, and was consistently great.

                                                                            4. Ed Brubaker
                                                                            Ed Brubaker is on this list a lot. His particular brand of crime noir speaks to me, and while he didn't work as well when he stepped outside that comfort zone to do Marvel superheroes, it sometimes went very wrong, but when he's doing his own original crime stuff? He's great. Especially alongside longtime collaborator Sean Phillips. Kill or Be Killed, a ruminaton on '70s vigilantism complete with some '70s satanic elements, and Brubaker's usual tricks of using an unreliable narrator, is probably the strongest work the two of them have done together. But just behind that on my list is the pure Hollywood noir The Fade Out, his modern-day crime series Criminal, and his '70s spy collaboration with Steve Epting, Velvet. Pulling up the rear but still strong is his horror/crime riff Fatale.

                                                                            5. Lazarus
                                                                            Greg Rucka & Michael Lark have crafted a borderline depressing dystopian future that makes the 1% of today look positively benevolent. Rucka's investment in futurism, politics, sociology, is clear here, and he's better at it than Warren Ellis. It feels less goofy or over-the-top, more grounded and real, and you can tell that Rucka's a gamer, because he has this whole future world built up in his head, every corner of it realized.

                                                                            6. Darwyn Cooke
                                                                            We lost Darwyn Cooke this decade, one of the many injustices we suffered during the '10s. But before we lost him, Cooke turned in three more installments in his brilliant adaptations of Richard Stark's Parker (The Outfit, The Score, and Slayground), a couple Before Watchmen miniseries (which I liked, and I understand that some view it as an abomination), Twilight Children with Gilberto Hernandez, and an array of amazing covers, including his own month at DC.

                                                                            7. Private Eye
                                                                            It started as a digital only project and then got a print edition, and it was a fascinating story of social media and the Internet gone wrong with a pulp/noir/science fiction twist. Great stuff from Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin.

                                                                            8. Frankenstein, Shiver, & Smashed by Junji Ito
                                                                            Every time we get a collection of new horror manga from Junji Ito, I'm excited. I believe in this decade there were three, although it's possible there were more published during that time. His adpatation of Frankenstein is particularly notable for his lanky, creepy version of the monster, but there are a lot of great shorts in these collections. Probably the best horror artist working in comics this decade.

                                                                            9. Astro City by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (and others)
                                                                            I thought this would be the decade without Astro City. The second volume of Dark Age was published in the tail end of 2010, and it seemed like we might never see it again. Four years later, though, the book returned, and it was just as good as ever. Throughout the decade, Kurt Busiek, alongside regular artist Brent Anderson and several notable guest artists, created more tales of the meta-narrative of the superhero genre that could also be read as just solid superhero tales. If you know all the references, pick up on the meta themes, the book is even more rewarding, but it's honestly just super readable as a fully fleshed-out superhero universe that pays homage to Marvel, DC, and the rest but stands as its own shared universe from the mind of a single writer who knows and loves the tropes. There were nine new volumes produced in the '10s, and Busiek has promised new original graphic novels to continue in 2020 and beyond.

                                                                            10. Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky & Julian Totino Tedesco (and others)
                                                                            It is possible that recency bias is affecting me here, as the Daredevil run by Chip Zdarsky, Marco Chechetto, Julian Totino Tedesco, and others is a little over a year old, and far from finished. To stack it up against finished runs may prove foolish. But having started with the exceptional Man Without Fear miniseries by Jed McKay and a series of artists, Zdarsky has proven that beyond his comedy chops, he's a damn solid storyteller capable of darker, more real stories. The story of Matt Murdock struggling with the violence of being Daredevil is not new, nor is the dichotomy of his role as a vigilante and an agent of the court. For that matter, neither is Daredevil being hunted by the police, or the Kingpin deciding to go legit. But somehow the elements here really work, whether it's Kingpin struggling with discovering that being the Mayor of New York comes with more restrictions, less respect, and less power than being a crimelord, and Matt's turn as a parole officer being a neat twist on his usual legal profession. Throw in Cole North as a fascinating example of the driven Lawful Good cop who runs up against corruption in the ranks of the police and you've got what could be another legendary run for a character who's had several of them over the past few decades.

                                                                            11. Spider-Woman by Dennis Hopeless & Javier Rodriguez (and others)
                                                                            This one flew under the radar for a lot of people. But the redesign of Jessica Drew's costume, her unusual supporting cast, and the decision to make her a single mother halfway through the run made for a fun adventure book with a lot of heart. And the artwork, first by Javier Rodriguez and later by Veronica Fish, was some of my favorite art of the decade.

                                                                            12. All-New Wolverine by Tom Taylor & David Lopez (and others)

                                                                            13. She-Hulk by Charles Soule & Javier Pulido (and others)

                                                                            14. Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja (and others)

                                                                            15. Amazing Spider-Man by Dan Slott & Giuseppi Camuncoli (and others)

                                                                            16. Spider-Man Life Story by Chip Zdarsky & Mark Bagley

                                                                            17. X-Men Gold & X-Men Red by Marc Guggenheim, Tom Taylor, R.B. Silva, Mahmud A. Asrar (and others)

                                                                            18. Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing & Joe Bennett (and others)

                                                                            19. Wonder Woman Earth One Vols 1-2 by Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette

                                                                            20. Black Hammer & spinoffs by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston (and others)

                                                                            21. Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang

                                                                            22. Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen

                                                                            23. Chew by John Layman & Rob Guillory

                                                                            24. Klaus by Grant Morrison & Dan Mora

                                                                            25. Wrinkle in Time by Hope Larson

                                                                            26. Star Trek TNG Mirror Universe Series

                                                                            27. DCeased by Tom Taylor & Trevor Hairsine

                                                                            28. Orc Stain & Godzilla Half Century War by James Stokoe

                                                                            29. Harrow County by Cullen Bunn & Tyler Crook

                                                                            30. Sixth Gun by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt (and others)

                                                                            31. Black Magick by Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott

                                                                            32. Rolled & Told

                                                                            33. Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

                                                                            34. Captain America Sam Wilson by Nick Spencer & Daniel Acuna (and others)

                                                                            35. Black Cat by Jed McKay & Travel Foreman

                                                                            36. Domino by Gail Simone & David Baldeon

                                                                            37. Storm by Greg Pak & others

                                                                            38. Mind Mgmt by Matt Kindt

                                                                            39. Marvel's Star Wars Relaunch

                                                                            40. D&D Comics of Jim Zub

                                                                            41. Bandette by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover

                                                                            42. Moon Knight by Jeff Lemire & Greg Smallwood (and others)

                                                                            43. Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna & Sara Vaughn

                                                                            44. Injustice Gods Aong Us Years 1-3 by Tom Taylor (and others)

                                                                            Wednesday, January 01, 2020

                                                                            Monthly Update - December 2019


                                                                            Read 50 Graphic Novels (Last Year 52) (+35):
                                                                            1. Klaus HC
                                                                            2. Klaus New Adventures of Santa Claus HC
                                                                              Play At Least 25 New Boardgames (Last Year 75) (1+50=51):
                                                                              • Parks (x2)
                                                                              • Dungeon Mayhem: Battle for Baldur's Gate
                                                                              • Horrified (x2)
                                                                              • Masques
                                                                              My Top Comics This Month:
                                                                              1. 20XX #1
                                                                              2. Star Trek Voyager Mirrors & Smoke #1
                                                                              3. The Low, Low Woods #1
                                                                                                      Comics I Read This Month (Last Year 534) (22+407=429):
                                                                                                      • Daredevil #14
                                                                                                      • Black Cat #7
                                                                                                      • 20XX #1
                                                                                                      • Savage Avengers #8
                                                                                                      • Die #10
                                                                                                      • Catalyst Prime Seven Days #3
                                                                                                      • Dungeons & Dragons Infernal Tides #1
                                                                                                      • Far Sector #2
                                                                                                      • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #14
                                                                                                      • Immortal Hulk #28
                                                                                                      • Punisher Soviet #2
                                                                                                      • Star Trek Voyager Mirrors & Smoke #1
                                                                                                      • Undiscovered Country #2
                                                                                                      • The Low, Low Woods #1
                                                                                                      • Read Only Memories #1
                                                                                                      • American Jesus The New Messiah #1
                                                                                                      • History of the Marvel Universe #6
                                                                                                      • Daredevil #15
                                                                                                      • Blade Runner 2019 #5
                                                                                                      • The Old Guard Force Multiplied #1
                                                                                                      • Klaus and the Life & Times of Joe Christmas #1
                                                                                                      • Suicide Squad #1
                                                                                                      TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                      • Crisis on Infinite Earths "Parts 1-3"
                                                                                                      • End of the Fucking World "Season 2"
                                                                                                      • His Dark Materials "Season 1"
                                                                                                      • The Mandalorian "Season 1"
                                                                                                      • Reprisal "Season 1"
                                                                                                      • Stumptown "Season 1"
                                                                                                      • Watchmen "Season 1"
                                                                                                      Top TV This Month:
                                                                                                      1. Watchmen
                                                                                                      2. The Mandalorian
                                                                                                      3. Stumptown
                                                                                                      4. Crisis on Infinite Earths
                                                                                                      5. Reprisal
                                                                                                      6. End of the Fucking World
                                                                                                      7. His Dark Materials
                                                                                                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                      • Frozen II
                                                                                                      • Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
                                                                                                      • Scrooged
                                                                                                      • Christmas Vacation
                                                                                                      • Elf
                                                                                                      • Holiday Inn
                                                                                                      • Muppet Christmas Carol
                                                                                                      • Anna and the Apocalypse
                                                                                                      • Beverly Hills Cop
                                                                                                      • Jumanji The Next Level (x2)
                                                                                                      • Midnight Run
                                                                                                      • Klaus
                                                                                                      • Captain America First Avenger
                                                                                                      • Captain America Winter Soldier
                                                                                                      • Spies in Disguise
                                                                                                      Places I Ate This Month (21+260=281):
                                                                                                      • Chuy's
                                                                                                      • Culver's
                                                                                                      • Daruma Ramen
                                                                                                      • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                                                                      • Flyrite Chicken
                                                                                                      • Freebird's
                                                                                                      • Juarez
                                                                                                      • Moonshine Patio & Grill
                                                                                                      • Popeye's (x3)
                                                                                                      • Raising Cane's (x5)
                                                                                                      • Taco Cabana
                                                                                                      • Texas Roadhouse
                                                                                                      • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                      • Whataburger (x2)