Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting for Wednesday, Volume 2, Issue 50

Only two more Waiting fors in 2010! Holy cats, but where did this year go?!

2010 has been a strange year for me. I carried over lots of negative things from 2009 into the beginning of this year, and, for me, 2010 started out as an Unemployed Debacle.

However, it ended up as a Thoroughly Employed Something. Which is a Very Good Thing.

2010 was also the year that I finally decided to drop some pounds (85, to be exact) and to get back to being active.

Immediately after I stopped playing baseball in college, I kept up the college-level workouts, and I stayed around my playing weight for a year or two. But then things changed, and I stopped lifting weights and running and eating healthy foods.

Combine that with a job that tied me to a desk for 10 hours a day, and my inclination towards giving a hoot rapidly declined--which caused my waistline to rapidly expand.

So, yeah, at the end of last year I put it in my head that I was going to go back to my college workouts, and that I was going to eat healthy all the time. And so I did. Now, 85 pounds later, and I still need to drop 15 pounds to get back to my playing weight.

My, um, high school playing weight, that is. Which would be amazing. Let's just say, I'm wearing a pants size that I haven't been able to wear since prom.

But that's neither here nor there, and I'm not sure exactly why I even got into all of that. Today is Wednesday, of course, and so there are new comics in shops.

However, as it happens every year, we're once again faced with a mid-December lull in new comics--only to be assaulted in the last two weeks with a copious amount of new product, I'm sure.

But that leaves me with not very much to write about today in terms of books, so please forgive (or celebrate in) the brevity of today's post. I have one book on my list that I'm anxiously awaiting, so let's get into it.

From Dark Horse and writer Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) comes a brand-new one-shot called, The Occultist. I saw this book in Previews, and figured it was right up my alley, so I ordered it without having heard much of anything in terms of promotion.
But I like Tim Seeley, and the premise sounds like something I'd be into. Here's the solicitation information from Dark Horse:

When a mysterious book of powerful spells binds itself to him, the fact that Rob's life has been falling apart doesn't seem like such a big deal. What do his girlfriend leaving him or his mountain of debt matter when mystics and demons are overrunning the town in search of the book--and him?

To survive, Rob must learn to control the book's unpredictable magic, while his life slips even further out of control.

* Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) brings his rare mix of humor, horror, and heroes to the latest creation from company founder Mike Richardson.

* Character design by Guy Davis!

And, um. That's all I've got for today, folks. Oh! Actually, there's a variant Guy Davis-drawn cover for the book. I can, uh, post that...
There ya go. Now I'm really done. But before I go, I have to ask--what are you Waiting for?


Scott said...

I was really looking forward to a lot of baseball posts over the summer, since that seems to be an integral part of your fandom life that you never talk about here!

Any thoughts on this?

AJG said...

It's an interesting proposition, but I think player schedules and free agency will play a huge part in it.

Most teams "empty their tank" in the post-season, and they get every ounce out of their players--especially their pitchers.

Add on another series after the World Series, and that's 1 to 3 more games pitched at the end of a very long, very draining season.

Teams pay front line starting pitchers hundreds of millions of dollars, and I'm wondering how they might feel about a Cliff Lee or a CC Sabbathia pitching well into November.

I don't buy into the cold weather thing--both countries have domes, so I don't see why they wouldn't just play indoors.