Don't Leave The Monarch
Debuting some fun new styles to go with our fancy new logo today! Hope you guys enjoy it!
I’m hard at work over here on Marvel comics, Substack comics, and a couple little secret things. Some of which I can’t wait to show off to you all soon. But until then, let’s get back into our regularly scheduled updates!
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What I’m Doing!
Here we are with your sneak peeks!
From CAPTAIN MARVEL #36 - End of our Last of the Marvels arc:
From CAPTAIN MARVEL #37:
From BLACK WIDOW #14:
From BLACK WIDOW #15:
From BLACK CLOAK Chapter 2:
This remains a little shaky in here — except the Substack release dates! those are solid as hell! — editors told me next week (2/16) for CAPTAIN MARVEL and BLACK WIDOW — and the previews went out last week — so that seems right? However, Comixology says 2/23 for both, which in my experience is accurate. THAT said, there are things going on with Comixology too of late — and nothing past the next titles are even showing up on the site…soooo your guess is as good as mine on some of these?
CAPTAIN MARVEL #36 - 2/23/22
BLACK WIDOW #14 - 2/23/22
BLACK CLOAK CHAPTER 2 - 2/28/22
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #91 - 3/2/22
CAPTAIN MARVEL #37 - 3/16/22
BLACK WIDOW #15 - 3/30/22
Things have been weirdly wild over here in 2022, not gonna lie. Lotta shit trying to get in my way — there was a mouse in my house (nightmare, don’t ask); my catalytic converter got stolen off my stupid car (c’mon, Portland, knock it off!); Adam had to travel unexpectedly; I went in an Uber twice in two days…something I haven’t done in multiple years thanks to the pandemic… and promptly tripped and sprained my ankle while getting out of the second one (so cool); and I can’t make this stupid LogMeIn program on my new laptop stop/quit/be removed. So irritating.
But I will not be so easily defeated! I will get these scripts out and nothing can stop me! Well, okay, lots can stop me, but none of that other stuff that seemed to try really hard is going to work!
I’m reading a beautiful and incisive book of poetry — Elizabeth Hewer’s WISHING FOR BIRDS. I have a complicated relationship with poetry. I’m a bit cynical for a lot of it, but man if you find the right poet, it can hit so hard. A lot of it is simply an exercise in concentration. My attention is so easily split…like most of us I have been conditioned well by social media and the pace of modern life so that my attention span is very poor — it takes real effort to wholly focus on something. Poetry demands a heightened concentration to even understand what you’re reading and I kind of like that about it? It requires thought and…digestion in a way that a lot of my other media doesn’t.
Like seemingly everyone else on earth I have been hugely enjoying Wordle and am nervously eyeing its move to the NYTimes site…but am very happy for that guy who made a perfect lovely little thing and then got paid millions for it. More of that for all of us (please don’t ruin Wordle, NYTimes…please).
I wasn’t wild about the first episode of the new season of OZARK (Netflix), but by episode 2 I was hooked right back in and now I’m angry that I shotgunned it all over a few days and it’s over (for now). :(
At the same time, I want nothing more than to shotgun every episode of THE GILDED AGE (HBO Max) in one sitting and its slow one episode a week rollout is KILLING ME.
What you can glean from this is that…I am never satisfied. Cool.
More seriously, any fans of period pieces, fictionalized NYC history, or stunning historic/traditional architecture should really check it out.
I also watched INVENTING ANNA (Netflix) and it started really strong for me, but I didn’t love the back half. What I thought at the beginning was maybe going to be a 5/5 star show, was still good…but maybe only 3/5 in the final analysis? Julia Garner was terrific though — she got really lost in the role — in the good way.
Did I talk about THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (HBO Max) on here yet? I can’t remember but it was quite good. Andrew Garfield was absolutely terrific and Jessica Chastain (in arguably the easier role?) was absolutely exceptional. Talk about getting lost in a role. I more often than not completely forgot I was watching Chastain - which is probably the highest compliment I can pay.
Sometimes when you leave the house Monarch looks at you like this:
Not mad at all.
Love you guys. Be safe.