Saturday, July 31, 2010

Month in Review: July 2010

July was a strange dichotomy, characterized by nearly equal parts wonderful and tragic. In a somewhat similar way, our posts alternated between two opposites: almost everything was either short and fluffy or lengthy and profound. We ended up covering a lot of ground this way, producing a surprisingly diverse array of material.

See for yourself what July was like:

- A recap of my contributions to videogame humor website in June

- A dialogue about the rising production costs of comics

- A celebration of American Independence Day

- A recap of my insane one-day Mega Man marathon, and a more philosophical follow-up reflection on the whole experience

- Alex's weekly comics news / spotlight / rant / nonsensical ramblings feature, Waiting for Wednesday, volume 2, issues twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, and thirty

- A story about unloved music CDs

- A tale of the search for Batman, issue 608

- A reaction to an oversensationalized career move by basketball player LeBron James

- Bonus videos to compliment my YouTube run of Mega Man 5

- A post that barely qualifies as a post

- A brief reflection on the lives of comics creator Harvey Pekar and New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and a follow-up on the work of Harvey Pekar

- A countdown to Comic-Con, more anticipation for Comic-Con, excitement about Comic-Con, and a retrospective of Comic-Con

- A few words about marathoning movies and video games

- A reaction to photos showing off the Thor and Green Lantern movies

- An introduction to the Rocky movie saga, six movies about life, love, and boxing

- A discussion about having to abandon one's favorite fandoms

- A discussion about balancing a social life with alone time

- The story of how I almost didn't become a gamer

- A news story about Darth Vader robbing a bank

- My view of the difference between Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as it pertains to a slew of bad news in my own life

- An introduction to Happy News, a website that's exactly what you think it is

- Alex's spoiler-free perspective on the space western TV series Firefly and its movie continuation, Serenity

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