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Rather than go whole hog and do a best and worst of blog entry this year, and besides I’m already a week or so late for that anyway, I’m going to be tardy and lazy, and just do lists. Sorry, but I’m burnt, that’s all you get this year. Here are the lists, bests, favorites, take your pick…
Movies – in no particular order – Hugo, Ra.One, Captain America: The First Avenger, Super 8, Midnight in Paris, Attack the Block, Thor, The Help, Source Code, and Bunraku.
Television – also in no particular order – “Hell on Wheels,” “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Treme,” “Doctor Who,” “Mad Men,” “Dexter,” “The Hour,” “Shameless,” “Castle,” “Chuck” “Louie,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Walking Dead.” And yes, I know that’s more than ten choices. Deal with it.
With the birthday gift of a Nook late in the year I have started to read again so I wanted to give a shout out to a few books as well. I liked A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Horns by Joe Hill, Supergods by Grant Morrison, Kraken by China Mieville, and Reamde by Neal Stephenson.
I didn’t really listen to much new music this year. I bought a lot of stuff from “Glee,” and new albums by Kate Bush, William Shatner, Adam Warrock and Robyn, as well as soundtracks to Ra.One, X-Men First Class, and “Treme” spent a lot of time on my iPod.
Comics – T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents by Nick Spencer, Aquaman by Geoff Johns, Secret Avengers by Warren Ellis, Frankenstein Agent of SHADE, Action Comics by Paul Cornell, and the new Defenders series from Matt Fraction are all up high in my opinion.
And, in short, that’s what I liked in 2011…
The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (the retailer) Evans, Allison (the fangirl) Eckel and Glenn (the misanthrope) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!
The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed’s Marvels, Warren Ellis’ Secret Avengers #16, Spider-Island, Mad Love, Ed’s indies, pin-up covers, Ed’s trades – the real trades, and the new pantsless Aquaman villains.
In the final special summer third segment with Thomas, the All Things Fun! Kids Vidcast features a nine-year old kid’s opinions on comics and toy-related genres. This segment includes his thoughts on: Sonic the Hedgehog #228, Star Wars Adventures Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands, Justice League #1, Decepticon cap, Marvel Frenzies, the Red Skull vs. Tigger, Mad Love, and the glowing Green Lantern jigsaw puzzle.
And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!