This was a pretty dang big week for comics. We get 4 new Marvel NOW! titles released, and the conclusion of Ultimate Comics’ “United We Stand” storyline. On the DC side we get the latest chapter of Scott Snyder’s “Death of the Family” Batman crossover. Let’s get to some covers.
All New X-Men #1
Cover by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Marte Garcia
There was a lot going on in September of 2001. So you’ll have to forgive me (and most of the still grieving world) for ignoring J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi espionage serial, ALIAS, a crime for which I now repent wholeheartedly. Now that the series has come to Netflix Instant Streaming, I felt compelled to give it a shot considering its impressive pedigree.
You can’t blame me for taking this long to catch up. It’s an easy show to dismiss. Just look at this promo pic.
Sight unseen, the romcom-ready, model-thin Jennifer Garner would seem to be the worst possible choice to lead up a gritty, whip-smart super spy series about a double agent working to bring down a criminal spy organization from the inside.
Taken out of context her array of wigs and accents seems doomed to failure but, and this is very important, ALIAS was created by J.J. “Fucking” Abrams. The same J.J. Abrams who gave us capitalized classics like LOST, FRINGE and revitalized the STAR TREK universe by sheer force of will. The dude knows exactly what he’s doing and Jennifer Garner’s performance as Sydney Bristow here is enough to wipe my mind of the misery of Daredevil, Elektra and 13 Going on 30 forever.
Sorry for the delay, but Hurricane Sandy left me without proper internet access for a week. This week we are taking a look at RAM (Random Access Memory). RAM is basically the short-term memory function for your PC. When your PC starts thinking about something, or runs an application, it puts it all in RAM so it can access it faster than it would if it kept all of that information on the hard drive. The more RAM you have, the more apps your PC can run concurrently.
“Hey….You ever wonder why we’re here?”
Ten years ago that question was muttered on the roof of Blood Gulch Outpost 1(B) as two UNSC soldiers, Simmons and Grif, pondered their existence purpose in their little canyon. Little did they know the answer would prove to shatter their lives….sorta.