ATC Week Epilogue : “All-Time Comics : Zerosis Deathscape” #0


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

After giving you, dear readers — and myself! — a bit of a breather from all things “All-Time,” we’re back for one more round, this time putting the not-quite-first installment of “Season Two” of Josh and Samuel Bayer’s ongoing post-modern take on super-heroics under our metaphorical microscope, that being All -Time Comics : Zerosis Deathscape #0.

Direct “Bronze Age” call-backs are still here to be found, but you’ve gotta do a lot more digging for them as the brothers Bayer, along with new collaborator Josh Simmons and returning “usual suspects” Ken Landgraf and cover artist Das Patoras, have widened the scope of the project considerably, with the art and story this time most clearly hearkening back to the EC “hosted” horror comics of the 1950s, while the “zero issue” hustle is something straight outta the 1990s “speculator bubble” playbook.

The question, of course, is — are all of these changes for…

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Music Video of the Day: Blacklight by The Ting Tings (2018, dir by ????)


All of the darkness in this video goes along nicely with my current mood.

For instance, on Monday, we had company so, when I came home from work, there were already two cars sitting in the driveway.  So, in order to not to block anyone in, I parked in front of the house.  I then went inside and had a wonderful dinner and got caught up with some old friends.  Around 8:15, I got a call from our neighbor across the street, informing me that some guy had just put a piece of paper on my windshield.  I went outside to see what was going on and guess what I found?

A PARKING TICKET!

That’s right.  I parked in front of my own house and I got ticketed.  Officially, I was ticketed for “illegal parking — facing traffic.”  And now, apparently, I’m supposed to go down to our municipal court (which is located “right behind Walgreen’s,” to quote the court’s website) and pay $60 because I parked IN FRONT OF MY OWN HOUSE!

Needless to say, that ruined my entire Monday night and it ruined most of Tuesday as well.  And I’m still pretty mad even as I sit here typing this.  I mean, if you’ve ever wondered why I have issues of authority, it’s because of crap like this!

But this song and this video both helped to cheer me up.  The Ting Tings are a group that I tend to listen to whenever I’m feeling down.  They made me feel better about things and I hope they’ll do the same for you!

Enjoy!