Apparently there was a big-noise American football doo-dah called the Super Bowl over the weekend.
Here in Wales, there was far more noise about the rugby - a not dissimilar game to American football, except with a lot less padding, and a lot tougher. (I recommend the Friends episode where Ross tries (and pretty much fails) to play rugby - the clip they show on the TV actually seems to be an old Wales match.)
Anyway, this American football doo-dah seems to be a big deal-y over there - so much so that it has a bunch of trailers and stuff, and huge ads, and Beyoncé, apparently.
As a result, we were treated to a new clip of Civil War (ohmygosh! Arghhhh!!!!!!!!!!)
There was also a teeny tiny X-men clip (the clip is teeny tiny, not the X-men, though that would be cool,):
This week, I reviewed two graphic novels - Grumpy Cat, Vol 1 (UK - US) (reviewed here,) and Red Sonja/Conan: The Blood of a God (UK - US) (reviewed here.)
Two very different graphic novels - but both published by Dynamite. I received free digital review copies of both in return for fair and honest reviews.
Runaways #1 (2003-2005 run) (UK - US) is about a group of kids whose parents have a considerable secret.
It has artwork in a bright-coloured, bold-lined, style; which you tend to find a lot in comics aimed at teens and tweens.
It also has a YA kind of tone, but doesn't feel overly 'young' - if that makes any sense.
I really enjoyed it, but now this song is stuck in my head:
Siege #1 of 4 (UK) is a part of a Marvel event from a few years ago.
Honestly, I wouldn't advise this one for complete comics/Marvel newbies - you need at least a basic understanding of Marvel lore to figure out what's going on.
This is set during the period that Asgard ends up on Earth, and the Dark Avengers are faffing about with Norman Osborne - see? You need at least basic Marvel knowledge for this one. Sorry.
Basically, it's like they decided to hit the 'sh** hits the fan' button (that button was pressed by Loki, by the by,) and then stand back and watch what happens.
The artwork is fairly good: serviceable, but not noticeably 'wow' (not to me anyway.)