Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Welcome to my world.
Cut in a dozen, Cut in a third,
Eyes pressed against the walls of the questions of success,
Too much thinking,
Too much mess,
Stopping is sucide,
Giving up is death,

*and to throw a spotlight on my first poetry collection of several and a few merch. items.

(c)brian c. williams


Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Written by >> Tony Lee
Art by >> Al Davison
Colors by >> Lovern Kindzierski
Letters by >> Robbie Robbins; Chris Mowry
Edits by >> Denton J. Tipton
Covers by >> Al Davison, Paul Grist and Phil Elliot, Tommy Lee Edwards


I’m about six issues behind in reading the new ongoing Doctor Who comic from IDW so here is where I find myself, a true Doctor Who addict, reading the first story arc of this series a long time after it was released. The plan is to write a review for each issue every week until I’m all caught up starting with the first two issues in this review. I always say I’m going to do that with the television episodes but for some reason never get into actually getting it done.
I seem to remember the golden age movie business backdrop being used before in a Doctor Who strip in Doctor Who Magazine? If I’m not mistaken it was a 5th Doctor story as I’m trying to recall? Though with a character which has been around this long, and has traveled through so many forms of storytelling so many times, the Doctor is bound to cross the same themes again from time to time. My main focus should be in writing this review on how this story moves but I had to think about the old story when seeing the setting of this first storyline of the ongoing. I have tons of fan wank canon in my head.

I have really enjoyed the different approaches IDW has taken with the art and writing teams on all of their Doctor Who comics, especially the one-shots, and I came in not knowing if I would really enjoy Al Davison’s tackling of my all time favorite character. I loved his covers right off the bat and once I got into the story I really thought his fit this story in fine fashion.

This is three paragraphs in a row that I was going to start with “I” but who cares, I’m no Roger Ebert.

But then again, that’s a good thing in so many ways.

I wish this story had been given at least three issues to get a little more into the supporting characters and this story has a couple of nice ones but I understand them on the publishing side of things wanting to complete one story quick to start the ongoing so I’m fine with the two issue story.

Long sentence there folks. Did I make any English Geeks brain hemaridge?


I hope though in the future of this series they let stories develop at the pace they need. Not that any publisher seems to have a grasp on what stories need more issues and which ones should be cut short and save the padding. Maybe they could have even started the series with a few of the well crafted one-shots they have been publishing? The, A Room With A Deja, one-shot would have worked great as a standalone issue number starter.

Anyways, what I think could have worked doesn’t matter. They started with the two part story Silver Scream to launch the ongoing and I thought it was a nice start to the series after reading it a few times. But that is what it was. It was “nice” and nice is one step above “ok” and that is how I see Tony Lee’s writing within the Doctor Who universe as a whole. It’s not bad in total but with such a historical character as the Doctor just the same as with Batman, Spiderman, Superman, ok and nice is not good enough. This series should have big names working on it and spiced with other lower level names thrown in. I’m trying not to rip Tony Lee on this because the ongoing is just getting started so maybe I should end this review now and judge future stories on just their merit alone.

Review by Brian C. Williams


Sunday, April 11, 2010


Tom Angleberger and Jason Rosenstock

My gf, a fine hard working YA librarian, brought this book home thinking I would like it and I did enjoy reading it. It was a nice quick read while I was reading a number of graphic novels.

I would recommend this book if you or someone you know enjoyed the Wimpy Kid book series. The story has a lot of heart and has some really nice character work within its pages; which I wasn't expecting to be honest. I thought this was going to be one of those throw off licensed books but it was not.

As I said before this book had heart, it had truth, it was funny, and it was a few hours spent on a nice day on our balcony after watering our balcony garden. I've been doing a lot of reading out there of late.

3 out of 5 star

Review written by Brian C. Williams


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


For some information on the Eldora House click here. If I decided to get back into fishing I'm going to head to the area surround the Eldora House.

and the next week, which was last weekend as I'm posting this, we headed to the Sand Festival. Photos of sandcastles and hay to follow in the next photoblog.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


It isn't the way you hurt me now,
But that's still hard to sallow now,
It's the way you ignore me now,
All the way from the grave you mock me now,

My heart isn't much at all now,
It's harder than any strife now,
I'm a killer of thoughts,
Thoughts of me,
You ignored the tears,
You ignored me saying no,
It's the way you ignore me now,
That is all about me and your grave now,
I cann't kill you in my mind now,

(C)brian c. williams


Monday, April 5, 2010


Script by Haden Blackman
Art by Brian Ching, Bong Dazo; Wayne Nichols
Colors by Michael Aityeh
Letters by Michael Heisler

I should start by saying I haven't played the game this book is based on but I have found most of Dark Horse's Star Wars comcis well worth the read. On another side note I don't think I have played a Star Wars game since I had a fighter game on my first computer.

I picked up this book after spotting it at one of our lcoal library branches. I will not spoil anything but will say I really liked how this story showed the start of the Rebel Alliance and how everything in the Star Wars universe comes from a tip of political backstabbing. It also looks at how the Sith's greatest enemy is not and has never been the Jedi but the very nature of the existance of the Sith themselves.

For fans of Star Wars old and new I would recommend this book, I give Star Wars: The Force Unleashed well worth a read, some ncie story tie in elements, but nothing bold. Now that I'm in the mode I have a DVRd episode of The Clone Wars to watch but that may have to wait until after the Braves/Cubs game.

2 Out Of 5 Stars

review by Brian C. Williams


Thursday, April 1, 2010


Turtle Mound is... well... follow the link to the pdf for all the information you need. I just showz the pictures. If I start rambling I'll never get any work done on my second book tonight and I still have one more photo blog to finish from last weekends adventures.

and then we were on the road again to The Eldora House.


Seminole Rest

To find out more about the Seminole Rest Trail and where we went last Saturday check out this pdf link.

This projection image was pretty cool. It was about finding artifacts left throughout the years. If you waved your hand across it, each time you moved your hand it would take a layer away. Really cool. Kids probably get a real kick out of it, I know I did.

Then we were on the road again to Turtle Mound.