Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jaws 2: The Making of the Hollywood Sequel, by Louis R. Pisano and Michael A. Smith


 I've been a fan of JAWS since I was a child. I vividly remember nagging my mother to take me to see the film when it was first released in 1975. (She wisely turned down the chance to permanently scar a four-year-old, choosing instead to let the permanent scarring occur when it first aired on TV a few years later.) Somehow, I never made the mental connection between the film that had terrified me and my frequent summer trips to the Jersey Shore, until I was bumped by a shark when I was 10, and that was all she wrote for me and the ocean. I haven't been back since, and I doubt I'd even go in a lake or river at this point. (Thanks, RIVER MONSTERS, for showing me that NO body of water is safe.) Hell, if I close my eyes for too long in the shower I can almost feel the jaws of Carcharodon Carcharias closing around me....brrr.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Alex + Ada, Volume 3

 The AI love story comes to an unexpectedly quick conclusion in ALEX + ADA, VOLUME 3.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Alex + Ada, Volume 2

 Taking a break from my Spider-Man marathon to catch up on the tender romance between a boy and his robot....

The Amazing Spider-Man: The Complete Alien Costume Saga, Book 1

 As my marathon re-reading of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN nears its (temporary...) conclusion, I finally reach what was a turning point in my years as a fan.....The Black Costume saga!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Spider-Man by Roger Stern Omnibus

 The second-greatest SPIDER-MAN run ever, collected in one massive hardcover? Yes, please.