My Year in Hobbies 2019: March!

March 2019:

Cover of The Green Lantern Volume 1 trade paperback. Green Lantern Hal Jordan, center, a white man with brown hair, wearing a green mask that covers his eyes and nose, in a green and black bodysuit with white gloves, holding a green lantern, pointing a glowing green ring at "The Green Lantern" logo, stands in front of an outerspace background, with various yellow stars and planets in the distance. Artwork by Liam Sharp.
Cover of The Green Lantern Volume 1 trade paperback. Green Lantern Hal Jordan, center, a white man with brown hair, wearing a green mask that covers his eyes and nose, in a green and black bodysuit with white gloves, holding a green lantern, pointing a glowing green ring at “The Green Lantern” logo, stands in front of an outerspace background, with various yellow stars and planets in the distance. Artwork by Liam Sharp.

I was a little late to this party, and had to track down some back issues in a hurry, but The Green Lantern (I linked to DC’s site, but c’mon, go buy it at your local comic shop) is both the best Green Lantern comic book and the best Grant Morrison comic book in ages. Liam Sharp’s art, kinda intense ideas about human anatomy aside, is terrific, as well. It’s basically like Judge Dredd in outer space with Hal Jordan instead of Judge Dredd. I got in on it in February of this year. The first 12 issue, 1 annual “season” is done, and is collected in 2 trade paperbacks if you can’t find the individual issues, and they’re finishing up a three issue interlude series, Green Lantern: Blackstars this coming month, before going into Season Two #1 in February.

A selection of TSR Marvel Super-Heroes role-playing game handbooks, fanned out to the left, and a white legal pad with a pen and a large array of 10-sided dice to the right, on a brown table.
A selection of TSR Marvel Super-Heroes role-playing game handbooks, fanned out to the left, and a white legal pad with a pen and a large array of 10-sided dice to the right, on a brown table.

I actually got out the TSR Marvel RPG stuff in March, and rolled up 4 characters (creating them near-entirely from cues my dice rolls gave me, and taking few if any mulligans) that I have done nothing with since. I should go back and look to see if there’s anything good there. I also need to find people to play Marvel with me, as it’s still my favorite RPG system of all time. Is anyone here interested in trying to navigate an online Marvel game on Roll20, assuming their data breach didn’t scare you off?

A ceramic sculpture of a neon green duck wearing a neon pink cowboy hat, with a neon pink cowboy riding it, his fist raised triumphantly.
A ceramic sculpture of a neon green duck wearing a neon pink cowboy hat, with a neon pink cowboy riding it, his fist raised triumphantly.

I got some art in 2019. This is one of the earliest pieces from the current iteration of Zimot Industries, though I own a few other pieces of theirs. As fantastic as this sculpture is (and it is truly one of my favorite things that I own), it was just the beginning for Zimot. Just go look, and buy some stuff.

1989-1990 Topps Senior League baseball card of Dock Ellis, pictured in the center of the card, a man with brown skin and a black beard, wearing a red St. Petersburg Pelicans hat and warm-up jacket. Card has a woodgrain border, and logos from Senior League Baseball at top left, Topps at top right, and the St. Petersburg Pelicans at bottom left, with Docks name and abbreviation for his position, P for pitcher, at bottom right.
1989-1990 Topps Senior League baseball card of Dock Ellis, pictured in the center of the card, a man with brown skin and a black beard, wearing a red St. Petersburg Pelicans hat and warm-up jacket. Card has a woodgrain border, and logos from Senior League Baseball at top left, Topps at top right, and the St. Petersburg Pelicans at bottom left, with Docks name and abbreviation for his position, P for pitcher, at bottom right.

I posted about the 1989-1990 Topps Senior League Baseball set back when I got it in March, but it was one of the highlights of my card collecting year, so here’s the Dock Ellis card again.

Sometimes, in the dead of winter, weird stuff happens…

A Mego Tootie action figure from The Facts of Life series, a teenaged looking female doll with black hair and brown skin in a maroon and white private school uniform, drinking a mug of beer.
A Mego Tootie action figure from The Facts of Life series, a teenaged looking female doll with black hair and brown skin in a maroon and white private school uniform, drinking a mug of beer.
A Mego Jo action figure from The Facts of Life series, a teenaged looking female action figure with white skin and brown hair in a maroon and white private school uniform, drinking a mug of beer.
A Mego Jo action figure from The Facts of Life series, a teenaged looking female action figure with white skin and brown hair in a maroon and white private school uniform, drinking a mug of beer.

First-run movies watched in March 2019 (1): Captain Marvel (I enjoyed it, and am looking forward to more.)

Television seasons binge-watched in March 2019 (1): Punisher Season 2 (I also enjoyed this, but I’m sad that it’s over. Hopefully, Disney rethinks the cancellation of the Marvel Netflix stuff and puts it on Hulu or something.)

2 thoughts on “My Year in Hobbies 2019: March!”

  1. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about RPG’s, but out of curiosity, that’s all you need to play this one is some dice and a couple of handbooks? I thought these kind of games always had figures of some sort to play, like in the D&D vein.

  2. There are maps and anything from little cardboard figurines to the fancy stuff if you feel like getting involved in it all.

    I was just rolling characters at the time, though, so I didn’t need the visual component.

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