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  • peterobe 1:00 pm on December 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 17 December 

    Avengers And X-Men Axis #8 (Of 9)
    Batman (2011) #37
    Batman Eternal #37
    Batman Superman #17
    Earth 2 Worlds End #11
    Justice League (2011) #37
    Multiversity Thunderworld #1
    New 52 Futures End #33
    Sandman Overture #4 (Of 6)
    Annihilator #4 (Of 6)
    Wytches #3

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  • peterobe 1:00 pm on December 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Mac App – Notefile 

    I’m still getting used to the little quirks of Apple and indeed the differences between a Mac and Windows. The toolbar at the top is one feature that I’m definietly taking advantgae of on the Mac. I like any apps where I can place an icon in the toolbar, especially if it has a dropdow menu. Yes, I’m a geek. 

    One such app that I’ve started to use over the last month is Notefile. A simple app with an icon that looks like a mini Moleskin notebook. It allows me to list notes in a drop down menu and tick them off and delete tham as needed. It doesn’t impede your work space as you can just minimize it back into the toolbar. Similarly you can add notes to each file. Defeintely one that will stay in the toolbar. It also works in iCloud so you can take the notes on the road with you, should you need them. With the recent update you can now move the drop down around your woek space so that it can remain open like a post-it. Another nice little app. 

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on December 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Mac App – Labtick 

    The Backlight on the keyboard is cool. I generally don’t use it but every now and then I ramp it up, especially if I’m working late. It helps me concentrate. However, sometimes it will automatically turn itself off or on. Initially I thought I was accidentally hitting a key but then I discovered that it is a battery saving feature. There is a sensor next to the camera that detects whether there is enough light. It will act accordingly. Now that’s fine, fair enough, but it’ still irritating. I would like to control it myself. After a bit of Internet research I discovered LabTick. A nice little app that turns off the Mac auto settings for the light on the keyboard so you can keep the light on until your heart is content. You can control the light’s brightness and place the contol in the toolbar and dock. A nice light app for a nice little feature. 

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on December 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 10 December 

    Avengers (2012) #39
    Avengers And X-Men Axis #7 (Of 9)
    Batman Eternal #36
    Earth 2 Worlds End #10
    New 52 Futures End #32

     
  • peterobe 7:41 pm on December 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 3 December 

    Batman Eternal #35

    Earth 2 #29

    Earth 2 Worlds End #9

    New 52 Futures End #31

    Sinestro #7

    Sinestro 7

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on November 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 26 November 

    Quiet week. Just 4 titles

    New Avengers (2012) #27
    Batman Eternal #34
    Earth 2 Worlds End #8
    New 52 Futures End #30

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on November 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Cancelled Comics 

    Every now and then I review my standing order on the basis that there might be titles that I no longer wish to collect. It’s always a tough decision deciding what stays and what goes. In my recent review I decided to stop the titles below. There’s nothing to stop me collecting them again (if they are ongoing) or indeed purchasing at a later date (assuming I can get them). 

    Anyway, here’s the list. 

    Green Lantern – after Godhead Act 1 is finished. I’m a Green Lantern fan but I feel like I’ve read it all before.  
    Batman & Robin – the art doesn’t work for me unfortunately. I like the Damien character so I will double check each issue’s synopsis for the return of Damien (or whatever they are planning). 
    Detective Comics – this was a hard decision simply because I’ve been collecting it for years. Again, I’ll check which creators are involved and then make sure I don’t miss anything huge (hopefully). 
    Avengers World – I’m already reading Avengers and New Avengers and feel that they cover the characters I’m most interested in. 
    Secret Avengers – I may come back to this. It’s well written and can be entertaining. I’m just not sure if every issue grabs me. 

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 19 November 

    Avengers (2012) #38
    Avengers And X-Men Axis #6 (Of 9)
    New Avengers #26
    Batman Eternal #33
    Batman Superman #16
    Earth 2 Worlds End #7
    Justice League (2011) #36
    Justice League (2011) #36
    New 52 Futures End #29
    Annihilator #3 (Of 6)

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on November 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 12 November 

    Avengers And X-Men Axis #5 (Of 9)
    Batman (2011) #36
    Batman Eternal #32
    Earth 2 Worlds End #6
    New 52 Futures End #28 (Weekly)
    Mph #4 (Of 5)
    Wytches #2

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  • peterobe 1:00 pm on November 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The Multiverse… in comics 

    As DC have called it, the multiverse is a ‘cosmic construct.’ A simple, yet brilliant way of parallel universes existing seperately from one another, often inhabiting the same or similar characters. It’s probably the main reason I got back into comics in my 20s. I love the idea of multiple universes. As a creator, it must be awesome to have the opportunity to write a ‘Batman’ story outside of continuity and yet still have it accepted as a ‘proper’ Batman story – ‘oh, that can be earth 39.1.’ Ok, maybe not point 1, but you get my point. Lol. 

    DC have always done it well, especially when characters meet from different universes (Forever Evil, Future’s End and Multiversity are definitely worth checking out. They are all New 52, which takes place after Flashpoint). Marvel have even got in on the act and decided that the Ultimate and Marvel universes should cross over. Spider-men was epic if only for the moments that the spider-men interact with each other. The whole ‘everything must die’ run in New Avengers sees the Avengers trying to prevent universes colliding (incursion points) and gives the creators great options to pair parallel universes. 

    Both companies are really going for it and let’s hope that we get even more earth numbers. I don’t care if it gets confusing. 

     
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