I was so excited for Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils (and OH MY GOSH) but with the way my brain naturally works plus BBC America’s Doctor Who marathon up to the premiere, I’ve been thinking about Legend of the Sea Devils as deeply as the special which immediately preceded it, Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks. And because I’ve still SO MANY FEELINGS I want to process about Legend of the Sea Devils before I’d write about it, I decided to write about Eve of the Daleks. After the insanely intense (and, at times, confusing/convoluted) nature of Doctor Who: Flux, Eve of the Daleks was a nice pallet cleanser. Granted it still had me worrying for the safety of our new characters the whole time and the emotional ground it covered was more intense than Flux, but it was a fun, self-contained, single episode story. For me, part of its deep resonance came in how it invited me to consider the power of a moment.
Greg Pak’s work with Amadeus Cho in The Totally Awesome Hulk is important to my own personal Hulk journey. As a kid, I loved the Hulk. I read a lot of his comic books too – and every single Hulk comic I read (save a back issue or two) was written by Peter David. He shaped my entire understanding of the Hulk. As my (first) comic collecting run was coming to an end, Mr. David’s final issue of The Incredible Hulk was mine as well. Now, twenty years later, I’ve met a new Hulk and a new Hulk author. In Greg Pak’s The Totally Awesome Hulk, I’ve found a brilliant mix of the old and the new as well as a Hulk that’s fun, relevant, and even teaches me a little something along the way. Continue reading