I’ve been reading some old Legion Of Superheroes comics. Sad to say that I never dived into this stuff more fully before, so I’m treading through collections at my whim. There is something uniquely captivating about these characters to me, it all seems to have this random retro quality to the ideas of them, which I like very much. A sort of old style pulpy sci-fi thing with powers, all without feeling held down and outdated. Having a good time with it.
Also just started reading 2012: The Return Of Quetzalcoatl. I thought I’d give this a shot since I mention this subject loosely in my last post, upon recommendation from my wife Wendy. We’ve traded books this time around, me placing in front of her a book from Leslie Kean on the reality of the UFO, and she giving me 2012 book by Daniel Pinchbeck. So far the book seems to be about the idea that toward the end of 2012, from the author’s point of view, will begin a transformation of metaphysical consciousness for humanity. He talks about the various experiences he’s had exploring psychedelics and shamanistic journeys he’s taken. The mythical god Quetzalcoatl being a symbol to usher in a new age of thought and progress beyond the wants of the physical, expanding to truer desires rather than the consumption of worldliness, shaking off the shackles of crude goods beyond what we actually need. But this is just basic boiling down of the beginning pieces of what the author discusses. It is interesting but a bit scattered in his thought process, making for some tough reading, goes on some tangents, but thats okay. I tend to think that way sometimes myself. Only starting the fourth chapter. The book does have a lengthy introduction that seems to basically spell out what the following chapters may cover. I hope to gain more insight as I read along but I really dislike introductions that give away the point of what I’m about to read, so why read the following segments, we’ll see. Wendy enjoyed the book, she did find it frustrating to follow at times. But ultimately felt it was worth your time and thought provoking. I’ll most likely blog about it again after finishing it and giving it some thought.
In the CD player recently…
Antony And The Johnsons
Is by far one the best artists comics has seen. His work is full of life and shadow. Known for working on some of comics’ most famous characters, and one of my favorites from the past, Tomb Of Dracula. I highly recommend the omnibus editions of this stuff that Marvel has released. Gene has not been feeling well of late and needs to raise funds to support him with some of his physical needs. There is an auction to be held to gain some meager proceeds, quite a list of items and more information can be found hereâ€¦