How DC Comics got me to run

DC Comics got me to run my first race. Not personal health and fitness, not Adrian, not my friends. It took DC Comics, a Wonder Woman race singlet, and a finisher’s medal with “Justice League” on it to get me to run.

Back story: DC Comics is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and the company is pulling out all the stops for the celebration. In the Philippines, one of the events was the World of DC Comics All-Star Fun Run. Race distances were 3 kilometers, 5 kilometers, and 10 kilometers. Now, running is NOT my idea of fun but this run came with special incentives: an official DC Comics singlet, a character accessory, a slingbag, and a finisher’s medal embossed with the “Justice League” design.


Look at the shiny!


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A prayer for grad students

I freaking LOVE Jorge Cham. His grad school humor is just so spot on, all the time. I guess this means that the cultures of institutions of higher learning are fundamentally the same the world over.

And yes, I’m working on my thesis right now (just sneaked off to blog a bit *sheepish*).

Comics review: Zatanna # 14

With Zee’s solo series not continuing past the DC reboot (sob!), her inclusion in “Justice League Dark” (with John Constantine, Madam Xanadu, and the like) instead, AND with the Brother Night plot arc needing to be finished by issue #16, I was really looking forward to the comic described in the previously released summary:

Zatanna’s struggle against Brother Night forces the Maid of Magic to reach into the darkest places for a mystic edge in battle. But now that she’s fighting as dirty as Night, will Zatanna’s own soul be lost in the process?

Unfortunately, we don’t get that potentially awesome story. Instead, we get a one-shot featuring Zee and her younger cousin Zachary in a bar in Las Vegas. Zee mothers Zach, Zach doesn’t listen to her, Zach gets into trouble, and Zee bails him out. Not necessarily something I wanted to see with the end so close and the main plot still hanging.

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