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A little on a lot: Comics’ animated series, and distractions from comics

As I’ve not been blogging regularly lately, there are a number of things I’ve been thinking about, had thoughts about, and generally considered blogging about/retreading, but haven’t. I sat down Saturday morning for awhile and typed a lot more than I intended. So I’ve broken that into several posts (this is one of those posts).

DC NATION AND COMIC-BASED ANIMATED SERIES’ SCHEDULING

youngjusticeI watched the premiere of Young Justice when it started, and the next couple episodes. I enjoyed it for the most part. But it was so darned INCONSISTENT with new episodes.

I have encountered this issue with the Avengers series and Wolverine & the X-Men. I don’t like “mid-season breaks,” but I’m not gonna chase a series, and when they’re a “half-hour” per episode (about 22-24 minutes of actual content), I’m not gonna “keep up” when there’s a couple new episodes then reruns; several more new episodes then reruns, etc.

wolverineandthexmenseriesMost recently, I watched the premiere of the new Green Lantern animated series…NEARLY THREE MONTHS AGO. I figured I’d missed the rest of the series…only to find out that that one episode was the only one out so far, apparently. So probably not gonna bother.

Then there’s the way these things get “collected” on DVD. Putting out 4-5+ releases for a single season SUCKS, and I’ll wait for the single-set releases, if at all (by waiting instead of paying $50+ for the individual Wolverine and the X-Men releases, I got the full season for $25.

DISTRACTIONS FROM ACTUAL COMICS

gameofthronesposterLast year, I picked up the first of the Walking Dead novels, The Rise of the Governor. I went pretty much from that into Grisham’s newest, The Litigators. From there I went to Stephen King’s newest, 11/22/63. I went from that right into the “Millennium Trilogy”–The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. From that I gave Game of Thrones a try (George R. R. Martin’s first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series). After a slow start, Game of Thrones had my full attention. Even planning to give some time between books, I ended up buying the ebook of Clash of Kings the same day I finished GoT.

ebooksA few months ago, I swore that my iPhone’s screen was too tiny to support me “going digital.” However, I’m now into my third book AS an ebook, and first that I do not own a physical copy of the book.

I’m also looking forward to the release of the first season of the live-action tv adaptation of Game of Thrones…and half-considering subscribing to HBO for the new season if I can do so short-term and discontinue as soon as the finale airs.

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