It’s also true that, since the first time Todd drew her back in ‘92, I’ve thought, “I wonder if she owns a cardigan…? She must be so chilly.”
Early morning run-in with a Wegmans denizen #webster #wegmans #goose #canadiangeese
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, summarized in a single screencap. #AlwaysSunny #NightMan
Processing data is one thing. Any calculator can do that.
Why should we strive to make the calculator think about the meaning of its numbers? Why do we need to have them act like they feel good about a computation well done?
Why should we complicate matters further? Emotional responses within humans are something we struggle to understand today.
Why give a robot a heart we can break?
Why build a robot that could break ours?
Why create a personal attachment to our tools which are, ultimately, disposable?
I’ve been feeling crummy this past week, which in turn has kept me up at night, which has had the positive effect both pushing me to write and helping me make a dent in my unfortunately-neglected comics backlog/pile of shame.
Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye Vol 1: My Life As A Weapon was a fascinating introduction to the world of Hawkguy. In one sentence? Clint Barton, Avenger by trade, average fuckup by nature. I’ve been reading the book monthly since issue six, and I’m glad that the first few issues kick just as much ass as the current ones do. David Aja’s art is fucking cool as always, making the book a complete package of good storytelling and a visual treat.
5 minutes ago, I finished Incognito 2: Bad Influences, by the always reliable team of Brubaker & Phillips… and these motherfuckers sure know how to make good comics. I’ve been going through some Brubaker withdrawal since he finished his masterwork run on Captain America & Winter Soldier, and the consistently excellent Fatale just isn’t enough. Thankfully (for now) I’ve yet to exhaust the Brubaker/Phillips catalogue, so there’s still more damned good pulp tales to consume. Next up in this category will be Criminal: Last of The Innocent, which I’ve been looking forward to reading for years. Thoughts on that one? Forthcoming.
Changing gears a bit, I’m now making my way through the last year of Archie Comics’s Mega Man series. I enjoyed the first 12 issues infinitely; Ian Flynn’s writing shows an unrivaled comprehension and love for the Mega Man universe, which makes the book a good read. Even. If you’re not a fan, it’s a really good all-ages, old-school action comic. I mean, it’s an adaptation of the Mega Man series that occasionally delves into heavy philosophical questions regarding the line between human consciousness and A.I. in a fun, compelling way. Can’t wait ‘til I get to the adaptation of Mega Man 3.
That’s all the random sleepless comics thoughts for now. I hope to have more to post soon. On the docket? More Mega Man, Brian K Vaughn’s Saga, All Crime Comics, and Last of The Innocent.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned folks :-)