So, THE SANDMAN has been good so far.

The plot’s a bit different, and obviously they’ve changed some of the minor characters around. But I finished Episode 2 today, and I have to say: they’ve gotten the mood, style, and tone right. It absolutely feels like the original comic. If you liked the original THE SANDMAN, this is a pretty good adaptation.

That being said, I don’t think that the show will be reproducing the convention, which is an absolute shame. It would also probably freak a lot of viewers the [expletive deleted] out, so I guess that they had to make that call. Or maybe I’m guessing wrong, and they will do it! I look forward to finding out.


Book of the Week: Gathering Five Storms: A Dangerous Clique Novel.

Jim Geraghty’s an old buddy of mine from the Before Times, and with Gathering Five Storms: A Dangerous Clique Novel coming out later this month he will draw ahead of me on the novel front, four to three. This, of course, simply will not do. Of course, I do have GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND coming up in spring of 2023…

Movie of the Week: The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

Specifically, the Dr. Phibes Double Feature The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again. It came up on Twitter, and the first one at least is ridiculously good; Vincent Price at his best and silliest. Or maybe the movie is ridiculous, and good. I’ve never actually seen the second one, but I hear that it likewise rewards the indulgent viewer.

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Tweet of the Day, Surely This Is An Elaborate Practical Joke edition.

I can understand a sequel to JOKER. I can understand having Lady Gaga play Harley Quinn. But… a musical?

What’s the joke? And who’s the punchline?