One of my biggest failures is my inability to sit down and write. I love telling stories and want to write comics for a living one day, but I constantly find ways to avoid putting in the work. This week, I attempted to change that.
I made myself a work schedule that has my daily goals on it. It involves reading and writing comics each day so that I can get better at writing. Depending on the day, I will write 1-2 hours, script 2-4 comic pages and read 2-4 comic books.
With the exception of Sunday (which between work and church is a day that doesn't allow me a lot of free time), I was able to either reach my goals or make them up the very next day. It may not seem like much, but that's something I'm proud of.
My writing primarily focused on my wrestling one-shot The BWA Chronicles: Dream Come True, which tells the story of a young competitor named Kevin Dream who is given a tryout match with the Banner Wrestling Association, the largest wrestling organization in the world.
I also tinkered with plotting my Apex #1 comic. I'm still trying to figure out how I want to handle this one. The plot is constantly shifting so it's hard to describe.
I read the first 3 issues of Nova. I really enjoyed them and am definitely hunting down the other issues.
Infinity #1 and #2 were really epic. They had a blockbuster feel to them with great writing and amazing art telling a captivating story. I think in 20 years we're all going to talk about Jonathan Hickman like we talk about Alan Moore now.
Skyward #3 and #4 were excellent. It's a really fun book and I think the fourth issue really stepped up. A diverse cast sucks you in as the stakes are repeatedly raised.
Justice League of America #1 and #2 were decent issues. I felt like these two didn't really have a lot going on. In issue one the entire story revolves around telling the reader who the characters are. As someone who hasn't read these characters post-New 52, I kind of appreciated it but I still felt like I was cheated out of a story. Issue two was a little better, with the characters going on their first mission. I like this book so far, but would have like a little more from issue #1.
The Rocketeer and The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1 was a fun read. Although I'm slightly familiar with both, I've never read a comic featuring either of these characters before. I'm a big fan of Mark Waid and wanted to try it out. The second issue is also drawn by Loston Wallace who is a fantastic artist. Looking forward to the next one.
I picked up quite a few back issues this week so that I can test drive some books I'd heard were good. Batgirl #20-24, Batwing #20-24, Nightwing #22 and Annual #1 and Red Hood and the Outlaws #24.
Can you tell I like Batman and his supporting cast?