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Friday’s media round-up

invincible

Bill Jones

The Complete Invincible Library Vol. 1 – OK. This is by no means new. Actually, it came out around 2006 or 2007, but I’ve been tracking it down awhile. The Complete Invincible volumes are sort of Image Comics’ version of DC’s Absolute editions. There are three volumes out right now for Invincible (Walking Dead fans take note: This is Robert Kirkman’s phenomenal superhero series), but the first one has been out of print for awhile. I, of course, didn’t want to buy the second two without first knowing  I could get my hands on a copy of Vol. 1 for something less than the ridiculous prices charged at resale online. Luckily, I found a copy at A-F Comics in Lockport at retail price. Along with that and a copy of The Walking Dead Deluxe Vol. 1, I spent an absurd amount of money on two books, but I’m still pretty happy about it.

Patrick McGee

The Nicolas Cage in Everything Project. If you like The Cage as much as I like The Cage, then this gallery is for you. Did I mention it has Nicolas Cage?

John Franklin Dandridge

Signs of more Soft Moon releasing more music (via Pitchfork)

Matt Conolazio

Other than finally discovering the twitter account @JADEDPUNKHULK, I have just discovered a Tumblr accont called Face Math.  A simple, yet always amazing, formula.  Sometimes the equations are mind blowing such as the picture below.

Mike Alexander

I thought this article was interesting, saw today on BBC website – White births now minority in US

Amy Dittmeier

DC Comics has a checkered past when it comes to adapting its heroes for television. Smallville ran for 10 seasons, while Birds of Prey had 13 short episodes. But their latest attempt Arrow, due out on the CW this fall, will hopefully stick. And maybe Black Canary can just show up and kick Oliver Queen’s ass.

Cory Clifford

I just now watched this video for the first time, and I love it.

Shelby Shaw

Hugs are weird. I am going to wrap my arms around you and pull you into my chest and hold you there. And then you have all the different variations – the windmill, the barely-there, the overtly-there, the awkward sexual-tension hug, the back-rub… but then a new kind of hug has come around. The virtual hug. After a friend sent me the link to The Nicest Place on the Internet (saying I had to see it for myself), my thoughts on hugs have (not entirely) changed. At first, it’s dumb. It’s weird. It’s uncomfortable to see strangers with webcams “hugging” an invisible body (supposed to be you, dear viewer, at a bizarre height in relation to the hugger) and then releasing the hug and sitting back, timidly smug with I just did it! kind of satisfaction. But the more I watched, the more it was strangely… well, I can’t choose just one word. It isn’t exactly nice and it isn’t exactly comforting, but you’ll have to watch (for more than 30 seconds) to get the idea. Maybe I’m just drawn to listening to My Brightest Diamond‘s “I Have Never Loved Someone” on repeat. That’s cause enough to have it up in the background of my Internet tabs.

Marissa Morales

I love this series Funny or Die is doing. And the second installment does not disappoint, just in time for the Crosstown Classic.

  • Bill Jones

    Great edition of Friday round-up, for the comics, facemath and Nicholas Cage, primarily.