Comic geeks (and I use the term affectionately for I am one of the tribe) can spend hours debating who would win in a fight. Wolverine vs. Captain America. Wonder Woman vs. Jean Grey. The JSA vs. the Avengers. In one arena, Batman has bested Superman. Detective Comics #327 issued in 1939 features the first appearance of The Bat-Man, as he was originally known. A copy of that comic is currently going for $418,250. This puts the Dark Knight ahead of the Caped Crusader. Superman’s first appearance (Action Comics #1, 1938) sold for $317,000 in 2009.
More press-release goodness after the jump.
It’s the last day of March. Insert cliches about lions and lambs here. The Ides has passed (which, by the way, is not always the 15th of the month, more often than not it’s the 13th. True story)
So as the month comes to close, here’s what I’ve been looking at the Internet.
From The Onion: “Obama Depressed, Distant Since ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Series Finale”
The funniest thing I’ve read on Twitter’s public timeline: “Mother told me to remove my black nail polish for church on Easter. I think that’s kinda fucked. U can b religious and wear black!” Best person to follow on Twitter (if you’re not following me, of course): darthvader.
to bodly go...
Stories like this one make me believe that with Legos all things are possible. What would Michelangelo have done with Legos as his main medium instead of marble? And, come on, Seurat would have gone crazy building up his colors with lego blocks instead of dots. Continue reading
My attention has been on the insanity of writing a novel in 30 days so I haven’t blogged lately. Word count updates for the novel can be seen in the widgets on the left of the main page, Facebook and Twitter (follow small_pond). The story of the novel won’t be wrapped up in 50,000 words so here’s hoping I churn out over 5K a day or keep writing through December and into the future.
In the meantime, here are some pics of what else has been going on. Notice no pictures of books appear. Despite my growing pile of review copies, the time isn’t there this month to read and review. Besides, one of them may require me to buy a fiddle
On to the photos …
I’m in the process of having my entire house switched over from copper piping to PVC piping. The last stage of the process is scheduled for the end of the month. Part of these pipes runs through a closet at the foot of the basement stairs. The closet has always been the game closet. It’s full of board games, dominos, card games, the electronic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and so on.
To allow the plumber access to the pipes, I have to clean out the closet, which is just as well since the basement’s flooded a couple of times since I’ve been here and the games, well, they smell.