Re: Disney I have to admit, I just don't share the grim foreboding I've heard buzzing around the pop cultural commentariat hivemind regarding recent Disney developments. It's not as if all choice, creativity, and excellence will suddenly disappear now that the ink is dry on the Fox acquisition...and I find the fear that artistic freedom and consumer options for entertainment will dry up a little hysterical. Take a look around our society and I think even the most kneejerk anti-corporatist can (most likely reluctantly and privately) admit that there is absolutely no shortage of entertainment options for the average American. Whatever your tastes, whatever your interest, whatever your particular personality, whatever your muse...there is something out there for you to spend your time and treasure enjoying. The "Disney as Borg" boogie man has been circulating for decades, yet creators continue to create and consumers continue to consume a dizzying array of products, productions, and an ever-expanding variety of niche entertainment communities in ways and delivery systems we never dreamed of twenty years ago. Due to the liberating effects of crowd funding, voices that were NEVER heard from in the past are making new inroads into the public's imaginations and pocketbooks. In short, it's never been better and more exciting to be a creator and a consumer. Case in point: the hegemony of Netflix being threatened by Disney will most likely cause them to improve both their service and their content, which to me seems very static and "too cool for school". Varying their content will not only help them hold on to me as a customer, but will most likely give them pause on their ever-inflating monthly fees (I just got a notification of yet another price increase from them). If Disney cannonballing into the streaming pool gives me more options and makes their competition better, I honestly can't pretend to lose sleep over this theoretical sterilization and creative strong-arming of entertainment that's supposed to be coming our way. Disney is great at what they do...and they just keep figuring out ways to do it better. Who thought back in 1977 there would ever be a Star Wars theme park we could visit in 2019? I certainly didn't...so I guess to the Dreaded Corporate Borg I would say "thank you" and "keep going".
Other things I noticed going through my order sheet.
There is a new space riders series. Space riders vortex of darkness. I love these mini series. If you have never read Space Riders or Space Riders Galaxy Of Brutality swing over to comixology and give it a look.