Monday, April 23, 2007

Graphic Novels for Sale!

These graphic novels are in freaking awesome condition as I've read them only once and then I've stacked them in my cupboard when I was done with them so they're as good as new. Most of my graphic novels were bought from Kinokuniya so the price tag will still be stuck at the back. I'll be selling them for $5 below their retail price so my comics will be going for about $15 - $18 each.

They're mostly trade paperbacks (compiled volumes for the uninitiated) and half of them are A-List titles. Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman being names that spring to my mind. I've made it convenient for you guys (no matter how little traffic this blog gets) by splitting them up into 2 categories, the A-List graphic novels and the umm... how would you say this... well to make them sound marketable I'll call them the runners-up. Haha go check them out.

The "Runners-Up"

Ultimate Galactus Volume 1 and 2
Written by Warren Ellis

Part 1 and 2 of the Ultimate Galactus trilogy (sorry folks Ben had volume 3). This takes place in the Ultimate Universe, a new line of comics that Marvel was trying out to break open into a new market of readers. What happens in the Marvel Universe is that writers are given the freedom to start a fresh with the origins of the Marvel characters and their subsequent events. It frees the writer from the usual continuity of the main Marvel Universe.

Nick Fury is now a bad ass black dude. The Fantastic Four are a bunch of teens. The Human Torch and The Thing are teen jocks. And so on. In Ultimate Galactus, the world is going to end with the impending arrival of Galactus, the anti-god, the devourer of worlds. It's up to the likes of the Ultimate Avengers and Fantastic Four to stop it. Cept that they don't really know whatGah Lak Tus (Galactus's name in the Ultimate universe) is. On to a more popular arachnid.

Ultimate Spiderman Volume 1,3,5,7
Written by Brian Michael Bendis

I know I know. WTF right. I only have Volumes 1,3,5 and 7. Ben and I were trying to save cost so we decided to buy alternate volumes and share the trades. So Ben has 2,4,6,8 and 9 I think. The writer is a well known scribe whose lost some steam ever since he's signed an exclusive contract with Marvel and it shows . He's Marvel's go-to guy for the past few years. His best works have been House of M and Daredevil (brilliant art by Alex Maleev) although Ultimate Spiderman isn't too bad a read. If you do want the whole collection I think Ben might be willing to part with his Ult Spidey stuffs so don't be afraid to ask. Moving on to another Bendis written comic.

New Avengers Volume 2 and 3
Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Unlike the other 2 this is part of the main Marvel Continuity. What has happened is that the Avengers have broken up after a huge accident involving the Scarlett Witch being crazy and killing like Hawkeye and shit. So long story short, Captain America and Iron Man decide to hire a bunch of A-List superstars to fill up the Avengers roster. In comes Wolverine, Luke Cage, Spiderman, Spider Woman and The Sentry. I think more characters like Dr Strange would be joining in although I wouldn't really know as I don't keep up with this series. Label whores would love this graphic novel.

Alright we're half-way there.

The A-List Titles

The Books of Magic
Written by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a man who needs no introduction. As with all my A-List comics I'm selling, they're all a one off novel so you don't have to worry about having to keep up with a series and what not. Books of Magic (BOM) is about a boy, Timothy Hunter, who is seen as the Anakin Skywalker of the mystical world.

He holds great potential to be one of the most powerful magic practitioners alive and it's up to a motley crue of mysterious men to show him the different paths that his future might hold for him. Amongst the many who would guide this young boy through assasinations are John Constantine and Zatanna, popular characters from the DC world. Expect lots of mystery, action and fantasy from this novel. Each chapter is illustrated by different artists so prepare to be transported to a different realm at every page.

Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
Written by Grant Morrison

One of the darkest Batman stories yet. All hell breaks loose in the asylum and the likes of Two-Face and the Joker invite the big ol' Bat to the mad house for a little game or two. They are willing to release the hostages if Batman joins them at the asylum. Morrison does a great job of showing similarities and the grey lines between sanity and lunacy. A very dark graphic novel.

The Surrogates
By Robert Venditti

For the indie lovers, this is for you. Surrogates is a sci-fi thriller about how people in the future are all dependant on their Surrogate Robots. Instead of live interaction, people in the future have resorted to staying in their rooms while controlling their robots via Virtual Reality to represent them "in the flesh" so to speak. Think of it as IRC meets Friendster meets iRobot.

People now invest in getting the best looks for their surrogates while they themselves rot in their own room letting these robots be their medium between themselves and reality. The writer does a pretty decent social commentary on everything related to Social Psychology to MediSoc and all that Brian Lee shit you learnt in poly (this applies to the mass commers only). There's also the thriller element to keep this book pulsing.

Marvel Zombies (Hardcover)
By Robert Kirkman

THE LAST ONE. Zombies are cool. So is this book. Experience an alternate Marvel Universe where everyone has been turned into a zombie. EVERYONE. Yes, even Spiderman. Watch everyone try to salvage what's left of their humanity while chasing human meat and keeping their innards intact. In this novel are all the classic Marvel covers reanimated tobe given a more.. zombified effect to it. I'd buy it just for the covers alone. Well, actually I did. And now I'm selling it to you.

All 7 titles.

Take your pick and do tag if you're interested. If you do want to negotiate and all that shit, please don't hesitate to give me add me on msn at Please buy my graphic novels or I'll curl up into a ball on my bed, crying.

Quote of the Day: "This is Frau Frabissina, founder and leader of the militant wing of the Salvation Army." - Dr Evil

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Big Money! Big Money!

I switched off the TV at half time when both the matches read:

Blackburn 3 - Watford 1
West Ham 1 - Chelsea 2

I would like to blame the likes of Benny McCarthy and Shaun Wright-Phillips for making me lose my bets. Thank you guys. Now this lowly NSF has $40 less in his bank.

Quote of the Day: "You know what I did today? I pasted stickers on my camp's car park labels." - Me.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


"Where Arsenal failed, Chelsea can succeed" - Ashley Cole

Or should I say (C)ashley Cole. I hope he doesn't get any success with Chelsea in the near future. Money grabbing ambition-less degenerate. Maybe it's a sign. Some of the world's best players have made their way to Stamford Bridge in the recent season and have failed to live up to their promise. Ashley Cole has been frequently injured and need we say how mediocre Michael Ballack looked against the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Denilson in the Carling Cup Final.

And of course, the mack daddy of them failures, Andriy Shevchenko. Despite being the ex-European player of the year Chelsea definitely did not need him. It was so obvious that he was a forced buy by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich as they are good friends. Now he's a has-been and he is largely at fault for Chelsea's dip in form and fluency in their play. Chelsea has got no shape in their formation unlike in their first season when they won the Premiership. Football purists would know what I'm talking about (read: Manoj)

Wow a rant about Cashley Cole went quite far really. I'll be watching the Valencia-Chelsea match to see how it goes down. On to my main agenda(s) of the day:


It's been awhile since BMT where I was in better physical shape and had a pretty above average result (I was pleasantly surprised too). My IPPT results read:

Shuttle Run - 10secs
Sit Ups - 43
Stand Broad Jump - 230cm (OMFG)
Pull Ups - 10 (OMFG)
2.4km Run - 10mins 30 secs

There is still a glimmer of hope seeing that I could do 7 pull ups today after like... a few months of inactivity. And I'm hoping my SBJ isn't a fluke. It would be nice if you could come down to Nee Soon Camp and hold up banners supporting me. Don't forget to change for a Visitor's Pass.

2. NDP

Yes, I am going to be involved in this year's NDP as my camp is the HQ. I will have 6-8 Saturdays burnt during the June to 9 Aug period so please make bookings with me in advanced. And if you do see a slim guy in an army uniform at Marina on a Saturday looking busy, that would be me. Please don't be afraid to say hi. I won't shoot you.

Wow this is a really long entry. How un-me.

Quote of the Day: "
Attention workers, we have completed our evaluation of the plant. We regret to announce the following lay-offs, which I will read in alphabetical order... Simpson, Homer. That is all." - one of the managers of the power plant in Springfield.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Raptured Ears

My ears are still hurting and ringing from last night's gig but it was well worth it. Hajar, you owe us one for backing out at the last minute.

Quote of the Day: "eh you looked like a lil monkey as a toddler" - Ping

Friday, April 6, 2007


That was my score for my Final Theory Trial Test. No shit. I gave myself 2 days (I completed my Basic on tues and decided to have my FTT Trial Test on thurs) to read that incredibly boring blue piece of book and I hit full marks. The funny thing is that I'm still not sure how the engine break works. And that's after reading it over and over again. I guess it's just luck, not. Because if there's such thing as luck (or as Hajar would cheesily put, fate) then the cute Debbie Wong look-alike would resurface at SSDC again. Damn.

On a side note I found some old photos of mine and wondered where the hell I went wrong over the years.

I went from this

To this.

Present day:

How Tragic.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Thank You For Not Smoking

I think I'm going to get the black lung with all the guys at work smoking like chimneys. My throat is coarse. And I smell like cigarettes. If I spent my time at this desk any longer, I'll need to suit up like Darth Vader and have an iron lung pump oxygen in me.

I just found out that I have a burn mark on my knee after a fellow colleague of mine accidentally brushed his lighted cigarette against my uniform. Smoking kills (skin cells).

Quote of the day: "cough cough" - Me