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2000 AD - prog 88

2000 AD - prog 88

I used to read 2000 AD as a kid, and I’m doing it all over again. Specifically I’m reading old issues of the comic from the late 70s and early 80s. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans that I have downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. This issue has a very unique, cinematic-style cover that I think is very effective. Thre are made up critics’ quotes from the Martian Mirror, the Daily Moon, and the Droid Review.

Cosmic Girl

Cosmic Girl

I’m working on my new book, with the current working title of Cosmic Girl. This is a title that has been used before… many, many times. According to Wikipedia it has been used as the title of a single by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai, as the name of a Boeing 747 owned by Virgin Galactic, as the name of a single by German europop duo Modern Talking, and as the name of a 13-member South Korean girl group, among other things.

2000 AD - prog 87

2000 AD - prog 87

I used to read 2000 AD for years, off and on, and I’m doing it all over again. 2000 AD is still going, but I’m reading those old issues of the comic from the late 70s and early 80s that I read as a kid. Unfortunately, I no longer have my old issues of the comic, but I found some scans of early 2000 ADs, which is even better because I can read them on my phone using Bubble, the comic book reader for Android 4.

Reading Black Panther

Reading Black Panther

Like the rest of the world of sci-fi nerdom, I am hella excited about the upcoming Black Panther movie. I’ve been reading a lot of vintage British comic books lately, mostly Starlord and some 2000AD, but I can’t resist the urge to throw a little Black Panther into the mix. But where to start? I started with Google, and I found an article written to help Black Panther noobs like me decide where to start reading his adventures.

Blue-Sky Bitcoin Predictions

Blue-Sky Bitcoin Predictions

Bitcoin is a tulip. Famosly, Dutch Merchants engaged in a frantic tulip trade, which reached a fever pitch in late 1636 and was a bust by early 1637, and they paid incredibly high prices for some bulbs. When a number of buyers announced they wouldn’t pay the price previously agreed upon, the market fell apart and caused a small crisis. Tulips now are a completely unremarkable flower, bought for a few dollars at most.

2000 AD - prog 86

2000 AD - prog 86

I started reading Starlord again with issue one back in September of last year. I then went on to read every issue of Starlord for a second time (I read them for the first time when they were first published, back in late 1978), and reached the last issue a couple of days ago. It might seem like that means my nostalgia trip is over, but that is very far from the truth.

Bitcoin and Sci-Fi Alternatives

Bitcoin and Sci-Fi Alternatives

Bitcoin is huge at the moment, going up and down in value by huge amounts, seemingly by the minute. The emergence of digital money is inevitable, after all the trillions of dollars handled each day by the banks is already digital. No notes or coins move because all transactions are conducted using streams of bits, and day-to-day transactions are going the same way. The use of credit cards and ATM cards is increasing but there is a problem.

Starlord - issue 22

Starlord - issue 22

I am currently indulging in a bout of nostalgia with an old comic book from my childhood, a comic called Starlord. This post is about issue number 22, which came out on 7 October 1978. You can read this vintage comic book too, because scans of the entire run of the comic are available at Starlordcomic.com. This issue is the last Starlord ever published, and it is a very sad occasion for me.

Starlord - issue 21

Starlord - issue 21

I am currently indulging in a bout of nostalgia with an old comic book from my childhood, a comic called Starlord. This post is about issue number 21, which came out 30 September 1978, and it’s great. You can read this vintage comic book too, because scans of the entire run of the comic are available at Starlordcomic.com. Issue 21 has a great cover, but it is another random one. It doesn’t relate to any of the stories inside the comic.

Mazinger Robot Kit

Mazinger Robot Kit

For Xmas this year I got a Mazinger-Z model, by Bandai. I have often posted on this blog about my love of robots, and my love of giant robots in particular, and so you can imagine how excited I was to get my Xmas present this year. It is doubly sweet because the robot I got is Mazinger. Many years ago, the first giant robot model I ever owned was Great Mazinger, a beautifully designed machine with a sword and fists that fire missiles.