I’ve written previously about my growing interest in and enjoyment of jazz here and here. Since then I’ve added quite a bit to the collection picking up some new albums for musicians I already had, like Art Blakey and Charles Mingus and adding many new jazz artists and groups to the collection. Some of these have become favorites of mine. Charles Mingus’ The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is nothing short of incredible, a true work of genius. Clifford Brown is great and his work with Art Blakey (possibly my favorite jazz musician) on A Night At Birdland Vol. 1 & 2 is really enjoyable. Pharoah Sanders’ Elevation gets a lot of plays as does Bobby Hutcherson’s Dialogue.
It’s time to get into our time machine that is the wonderful world of digital comics and travel back 39 years to check out another gem of an old comic. This time up it’s Captain America and The Falcon #175:
- Writer: Steve Englehart
- Penciller: Sal Buscema
- Colorist: Petra Goldberg
- Inker: Vince Colletta
- Letterer: Gaspar Saladino, Artie Simek
As I’ve mentioned previously, I really enjoy being able to explore old comics through the digital platform provided by Comixology. I particularly seem drawn to classic DC titles (most especially those published under their Vertigo imprint) and my most recent old read comes from the Jack Kirby at DC era. Not that that had anything to do with my choice to check out this comic. No, I grabbed this one solely based on the title and cover art.
Prepare for my thoughts! And a ridiculous amount of links!
I love covers. Not book covers, though there are plenty of nice examples of those out there, but covers of songs. Just love them. Discovering a new take on a song I like, or even one I hadn’t before, just puts a smile on my face.
I also enjoy living in the future. Thanks to YouTube and streaming music services I can now go on quests to find covers I’d never heard before. Do you have any idea how many versions of Sting’s “Fields of Gold” there are? I have to be careful though, because I can turn such quests into tools of procrastination like no other.
The Worlds Without End “Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge” asks readers to choose books written by authors they’ve never previously read. That being the case, I think the most important question to address in a review of one of these books is – are you now interested in reading more books from this author?
In the case of Lauren Beukes my answer is an unqualified, absolute, as-soon-as-possible-please, YES! Continue reading