Progressive Ruin presents…the End of Civilization.

§ November 5th, 2018 § Filed under End of Civilization § 6 Comments

Neither sleet nor snow nor, um, minor fender-bender will keep me from fulfilling my End of Civilization duties! Run out and buy yourself a copy of the November 2018 edition of Previews, while being very careful when backing your car out of the driveway, so you can follow along with me:

p. 92 – Avatar Tsu’Tey’s Path #1:


Oh, these characters had names?
 
 
p. 114 – Disney Don Quixote, Starring Goofy and Mickey Mouse TP:


I can’t wait for Disney Terry Gilliam’s movie of this!
 
 
p. 170 – Swamp Monsters:


Ah, a new release from the Specifically for Mike Sterling Publishing Company.
 
 
p. 171 – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Everything Is Connected & The X-Files Conspiracy Theory Everything Is Connected:


I did a little…well, very little…research, and as far as I can tell, the two games aren’t connected to each other. No Dirk Gently aggravating the Cigarette-Smoking Man here, which would be a darn shame.
 
 
p. 306 – Star Trek I Am Mr. Spock Little Golden Book:


Market testing revealed that the Little Golden Book based on I Am Not Spock was too upsetting.
 
 
p. 331 – Sartre HC:


“There’s no exit from the greatness of this comic! Why, I feel nausea at how unprepared I was for how good it was. Anyone of the age of reason should love this!”

“Okay, Mike, that’s enough reviewing for you.”

“C’mon, can’t I have the reprieve I deserve?”
 
 
p. M22 – DC Comic Gallery Dark Nights Metal Drowned PVC Diorama:


Repurposing those old Kryptonite Pet Rocks as statue bases, I see:


 
 
p. M48 – Harry Potter Die Cast Wands Series 1:


Look, I read all the books, saw all the movies, and if you put a gun to my head, I probably wouldn’t be able to tell you which wand belonged to whom. …This is getting dangerously close to me, a collector and seller of comic books, saying fans of something else are too…whatever, so I’d better stop now.
 
 
p. M49 – The Nun 18-Inch Rotocast Plush Doll:


So when Warrior Nun Areala was a thing back in the ’90s, we would have the occasional purchase of a copy of the comic or action figure for…or even sometimes by…a nun, who would be amused by the very idea.

Just saying I’m not seeing history happen again, here.
 
 
p. M50 – Living Dead Dolls Friday the 13th Part II Jason Voorhees Doll with Sound:


KI KI KI “Math is hard!” MA MA MA
 
 
p. M68 – Pop! Rocks Metallica Lady Justice Vinyl Figure:


Looking forward to the Throbbing Gristle “Hamburger Lady” Pop.
 
 
p. M72 – Halloween Michael Myers Bishoujo Statue:


Okay, add my name to the petition for the sexy girl version of Belial from Basket Case.


 
 
p. M99 – Garfield 1000% Be@rbrick:


I can’t even say anything about it. Just look at it. Just look at its tail. And this is 1000% of whatever it is. JUST BEHOLD ITS GLORY AND ITS HORROR
 
 
p. M115 – IT 3-Piece Lapel Pin Set:


What kind of terrible rebus is this, anyway?
 
 
p. M116 – Justice League PVC Bust Banks:


Just in time to build anticipation for Justice League 2!
 
 
p. M124 – Star Trek Discovery Black Badge:


“Wait, what department are you in again?”

“Isn’t it obvious? I’m black on the right side. All of those lower ranks are black on the left side.”
 
 
p. M131 – Monopoly Fortnite Edition Game:


Do not pass GO, do not play those ding-dang video games that all you kids waste your time on, I don’t even know what the heck this Fortcraft thing is anyway.”
 
 
p. M132 -Star Trek Fluxx:


I bet Kirk would be really good at this g–ooooh, you said “fluxx.”
 
 
p. DC80 – The DC Universe by Len Wein HC:


Finally, issues #27-#29 of DC Comics Presents, containing the entire story that introduced Mongul, under one cover and hopefully unedited/free of production errors! You know, unlike the previous Superman trade paperback that only had parts one and two, and the UK hardcover that altered some of the caption boxes and, um, left out God’s Word.

‘Course, maybe this book will have the pages of the story printed upside down, or with the colors reversed…something. SUCH IS THE CURSE OF MONGUL.

6 Responses to “Progressive Ruin presents…the End of Civilization.”

  • John says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen Friday the 13th part II – but I don’t remember the part where Jason is hitting himself in the crotch with a pickax. Maybe I need to check the special edition.

  • philip says:

    Clownboat Lover?

  • Wriphe says:

    KI KI KI “Math is hard!” MA MA MA

    I laughed so hard, my Coca-cola came out my nose. Thanks for that.

  • Turan, Emissary of the Fly World says:

    “One of us must die!”

    Spoiler alert: No one on the cover dies.

  • David says:

    The two “Everything is Connected” games are both designed by the same person (Matt Fantastic according to the images), so while you may not be able to actually combine them, I’m betting they have very similar game mechanics.

  • Argh!Sims says:

    I hope I don’t ruin the story, but the Red Tornado does get blown up real good.

    He gets better, of course.

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