Welcome back to our weekly recap of my pop culture week.
It was a week that saw me dive deeper into my exploration of 70s glam rock. Thanks Strokes.
It was the first time I've missed FCBD in years, but thankfully, my family hit up the shop and got me some goodies. Dark Horse's Black Hammer
Universe continues to be amazing.
What else? Let's take a look.
- When I saw the set up for Jeff Lemire's new title for DC, I couldn't help but smile. Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl team up in what is the best Fantastic Four
riff since The Incredibles
. My wife picked up the first three issues of the title for me at FCBD. I inhaled them. You know what, they were pretty good. I understand they are setting up the team, but a bit more action would have helped. The team's chemistry is gelling just in time for the fourth issue. We'll see how it all turns out next month.
- I caught the barely fictionalized David Bowie biopic on a deep cable channel last week. I'm not sure how I missed it, but I'm glad I finally got around to it. It's exploration of the glam scene and lives impacted by it was well done. The whole Citizen Kane
mystery aspect of the film really made it work. Ewan McGregor's turn as an Iggy Pop/Lou Reed hybrid fills in the glittery heart of the store. The soundtrack is a greatest hits soundtrack of the era. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
- This was the week that I finally got around to checking out Netflix's adaptation of Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk novel. I really enjoyed the book when it came out, but I wasn't sure how well Morgan's dystopia would be captured on screen. Three episodes in and I'm pleased to say they nailed it. Joel Kinnaman's world weary take on Kovacs just helps seal the deal. If you are a fan of the genre, you owe it to yourself give it a look. You'll be glad you did.