Just a quick note…

§ April 6th, 2012 § Filed under collecting, jack kirby § 20 Comments

…since it’s very late, and I’m on the verge of nodding off at the computer, which is never a good sign. It’s been a long week, and a lot o’hours worked, my friends, so your pal Mike’s batteries are way low.

But it wasn’t all bad…I did, for example, buy a copy of this for a dollar, and now I have even more big ol’ nutty Jack Kirby pages in my home to enjoy. The best part of reading this comic thus far is the captions…it’s like the exact opposite in tone from the movie:

…explicitly explaining everything you just had to sorta figure out yourself while watching the flick. Not that parts of 2001 were all that crazy hard to understand, but still, it feels weird having it all spelled out for you.

20 Responses to “Just a quick note…”

  • Snark Shark says:

    “And then… KOREA!”

    i did not know of the existance of THIS: “Buck Rogers – 1979 ”


  • John Platt says:

    You got the 2001 Treasury for a dollar? What a score!

  • ExistentialMan says:

    Kirby apes are the BEST apes.

    Now Kirby boars on the other hand…

  • JB says:

    They… they killed Cerebus!

  • Jaq says:

    Where did you find a copy of THAT for a dollar?

    And did they have other copies?!

  • DMcK says:

    Oh man, you are so right about the captions. The best part is while HAL 9000 being lobotomized by Dave Bowman, it is SCREAMING FOR ITS LIFE IN ALL-BOLD CAPS!!!

  • Old Bull Lee says:

    I have the 2001 series Kirby did. The stories are interesting, but the LONG OVEREXPLANATORY CAPTIONS get tedious.

    To be fair, I have the same complaint with anything written by Stan Lee.

  • Interstate Shogun says:

    A lot of Marvel writers, Doug Moench comes to mind, did the same thing: spelling out what the art clearly shows. But at least Kirby did it with more flair and BOLD LETTERS and lots of exclamation points!!!!! and “quotation marks”!!!

  • buzz says:

    Captions come more or less right out of the novel, IIRC. Which is why the movie is great & the book is just okay

  • De says:

    There hasn’t been an update in almost 3 days. Is Mike okay?

  • CW says:

    Mike, I hope you’re all right. I don’t ever remember seeing this long of a break between your postings. :(

  • swamp mark says:

    Two days ago on that twitter thingie,Mike said he hates computers.Methinks he’s just having tech problems again.Let’s all hope so.A day without Ruin is like a day without sunshine!Hopefully his next post will be about how great his vacation was.

  • Casie says:

    Hope you’re OK Mike. Hope you’re just getting lots and lots of rest and relaxation. You SO deserve it!

  • ArghSims says:

    Miss your posts, Mike. Hope you are ok. And if you just need a vacation from stupid computers, I hope you come back refreshed in a bit.

  • If you’re dead, knock once.

    If you’re not, knock twice.

  • IvoryTower says:

    As others have said, I hope you’re doing alright.

  • Dave-El says:

    HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, MIKE! C’mon, tell us you’re OK. My day is ruined without Progressive Ruin. Well, not ruined, per se, but still….

  • ExistentialMan says:

    Been keeping you in my thoughts pal.

  • DavidG says:

    For the love of god man, if you’re OK get to an internet cafe or something. You’re worrying me.

  • Mike Z says:

    Here’s hoping he’s just slogging through the ultra-extended cut of the Watchmen DVD.