Thursday, 11 February 2016

RECOMMENDED READING - HAWKEYE...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

Here's another recent acquisition that, because I like it, I think
you will too.  I've only read the first six or seven tales so far in this
Omnibus edition, but after I type this, I'm straight off into the cludgie
to park myself on the porcelain and get another few instalments
under my belt.  (Let's see you do that with a computer.)

The relevant info is contained on the back cover below.  Give it
the once over, then get right 'round to your nearest FORBIDDEN
PLANET store (or reasonable facsimile if no FP is available) and buy
yourself an entry into sheer entertainment.  Trust me, you'll be glad
you did.  Right, smallest room of the house, here I come.  

15 comments:

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

The Fraction, Aja (in particular) “Hawkeye” comic has been one of the better Marvels in recent years (along with Samnees’s "Daredevil" sadly now no more) I tend to pick up most of my "Hawkeye issues in the 50p bins or £1 for 5 packs in Glasgow (not sure why they end up there as it seems to be a successful comic by today’s standards) but I agree it is well worth a read.

I'm not a fan of on line comics at all myself but to be fair to the format you could read it on the loo via a laptop if you wanted to – more importantly if your visit to the “cludgie” (love that word) gives you time to read a few instalments I’d get a check- up! :)

Kid said...

Nah, I get the 'business' out of the way first, McS, then just linger and luxuriate. Ah, luxury!

Colin Jones said...

You wouldn't need a laptop if you wanted to read digital comics on the loo - I've just bought a new Samsung Galaxy tablet with an 8" screen which would be perfect for reading comics in the littlest room...just download the comic and Bob's your uncle.

Kid said...

Still not the same experience as holding and reading an actual comic, CJ. And you can't roll up a laptop or a tablet and pop it in your back pocket. (Not that I would anyway.) And what's your Uncle Bob doing in the loo at the same time as you?

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

I meant to say a "tablet" Colin sorry - great aren't they (I love by Samsung tablet) but (for me) they are not good for reading comics (but I'm an old git that likes the paper versions).

Crossley said...

Locking yourself in the "cludgie" (love it) used to be a good way to skive off work for half an hour. Nowadays I sometimes use the shopping centre loo to read a paper or mag after doing my business to have a break during the weekly shop. Bliss. Avoid pub loos. They're usually filthy.

Kid said...

And you can't wipe your @rse on a tablet if you run out of loo paper, McS. However, if you were reading a copy of the relaunched Dandy - problem solved. (Although the shiny paper may've been a problem.)

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I try and avoid all public toilets unless an 'accident' is on the verge of happening, C. Then it's unavoidable, alas. However, in my town, there's a particular toilet in a shopping centre which has a dodgy reputation, so I've never used it.

Crossley said...

I know what you mean Kid. The police cracked down on ones like that and rightly so.

Kid said...

Hardly the ideal 'meeting places' I would've thought. Smells of urine, excrement and disinfectant are hardly conducive. Having said that, when I bring a lady back to my house, they probably think the same thing.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, believe it or not a roll-up tablet is being created - I'm completely serious, I read about it in Android magazine just a few weeks ago. And another thing being planned is an Internet fridge (!!!) - an online fridge that tells you when you need to buy more milk or something, for people who are so busy they don't ever look in the fridge to see if they need any milk I assume.

Kid said...

Roll-up tablet? The only kind of tablet that interests me is the edible kind. (I've got a sweet tooth.) As for internet fridges, scientists always seem to be inventing things that are superfluous. I know when I need milk without my fridge having to tell me. Making myself a cup of tea, pour in the milk, think to myself "H'mm, I need to buy more milk tomorrow!" What's difficult about that?

Christopher Nevell said...

Imagine having a digital flexible ultra slim screen that opened up like a comic. Can we dream it will happen in our lifetime?

Kid said...

Ah, but would it SMELL like a comic 'though, Chris? The smell of the paper is part of the charm.

Crossley said...

Haven't really noticed the smell of the paper when I'm reading on the loo! Phhoo!

Kid said...

And there was me thinking that one could never smell one's own. Guess I was wrong.

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