Category Archives: JUNGLELAND

Superhero Dependency: Is Society Better Off Without Them?

Isn't this a job for Superman?
Isn’t this a job for Superman?

A tattered cape.  A master-less trident.  A lone lasso.  With these items, the Crime Syndicate announces the deaths of the world’s greatest superheroes.

Lex Luthor, beaten and fearful, drops heavily to his knees as Ultraman shoves the moon directly in front of the sun, diminishing any sliver of light.  Trapped in a world now governed by villains even more callous and lethal than himself, Lex finds himself pleading for Superman to save the day.  This is a man who has dedicated his life to destroying Superman no matter the cost, and now he prays for his arch-enemy to make a triumphant return.  (This scene of fruitless desperation concludes the first issue of Geoff Johns’ Forever Evil.)   Whether Lex would admit it or not, he is dependent on Superman.  In fact, the entire galaxy is dependent on all of the superheroes.

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Pull List Playlist 9/12/2013

Welcome back to the second article of Pull List Playlist!  As this is still a relatively new on-going, I will again begin with how this work…  Every week, I will take a selection of my comic pull list Staples Josieand find songs which I believe pair well with each issue.  I will choose the songs based on the theme, reaction, and emotion of the issues.  Quality of the comic will not be taken into consideration.  That conversation belongs in other places on this site.

Also, I owe a big thank you to the NBC! Fanbase for all of the positive response on the first round of Pull List Playlist.  When I first thought of this idea, I had no idea how it would go over.  So, Thank you!

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Pull List Playlist 9/6/13

Welcome to the very first article of Pull List Playlist!  Before I begin, let me explain how this is going to work.  Every week, I will take a selection of my comic pull list Staples Josieand find songs which I believe pair well with each issue.  I will choose the songs based on the theme, reaction, and emotion of the issues.  Quality of the comic will not be taken into consideration.  That conversation belongs in other places on this site.

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Say Ahh! An Examination of Comic Reading Habits

iStock_StethescopeChecklist1It dawned on me yesterday as I was driving home from my LCS with my bag full of goodies, I know what I read and why I read, but I really never thought about how I read.  What was my routine?  Did I even have a routine?  Upon further contemplation, I, apparently, did read my comics in a specific way.  I guess I have just been doing this for so long that I no longer gave it the slightest thought.  For me, the way I read comics had become like breathing: I did it without thinking, but there was a whole science behind it!

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Reminder: Labor Day Brings Some Delays

This is just a reminder that due to Labor Day, many comic shops have not received their shipments yet.  Make sure to contact your local comic shop before making the trip.
Remember to come back to rate and comment on the comics you pulled this week.  And stay tuned, we have some reviews and Ghostmann will be posting his Pick of the Week Review later day.

Happy Wednesday!