These days I try to balance my social life, work, writing, relaxing and fitting my love for music, comics and gaming all into these 24 hours of a day we call life. I must admit I find myself slipping and not being as productive as I should have been this winter. Ask Bill; I’m sure he will tell you that more than once he had to give me a productive nudge into finishing some reviews. But in this all I still force time to enjoy the things we bring our opinions on. I’m going to use this time to bring up a couple different things in comics, gaming, movies, television and music that have been taking up the area of my days I call “relaxing,” and into the area I call writing.
First and foremost, comics are a huge part of what I do for Pads and Panels, so I’ll tackle them first. I’m sorry to say I find it harder and harder to find good comics these days. Maybe it’s just that I can be a little critical at times, but there are only a few that shine above the others. I just finished the Kick-Ass trade, and will be writing a review soon, so besides saying that the movie better do it justice, I’ll just say it’s awesome. I also need to catch up on one of my all time favorites The Walking Dead, since for some reason I’ve stopped at book #9. The only other thing I’m really interested in reading at this second is Civil War by Mark Millar. As you can see here by a growing trend, I like his work. If anybody out there has some recommendations on comics, please enlighten me since I’m always looking for good things to read. (more…)