WAY too hot this weekend!


I think that most, if not all of you here, have experienced the first days of blazing summer heat. Dealing with it in Las Vegas two weeks ago during the comic convention first wasn't too bad, since I was mostly in the air conditioned convention center, or my cousin's air-conditioned house down the road for the four days I was in town. However, coming back to LA and dealing with it every day is an entirely different story. The intense 113 degree temperatures I experienced in both North Hollywood and Glendale on Friday set an unbearable tone for the weekend. As such, I didn't get much work done on my next Cosmic Force prequel "Just Imagine," outside of fixing up my first three comic pages to be Photoshop coloring ready. It was more about escaping the oven that was my apartment in the San Fernando Valley, and into a cool theater to watch 3 films between late friday night and sunday afternoon: Friday night was Incredibles 2 down the street at Laemmle Noho 7, Saturday afternoon was Ant-Man and the Wasp at Arclight Santa Monica (unfortunately, the coolest place there was not the Pier, or the theater, it was the sandwich shop a few blocks away who had their AC on FULL BLAST), and Sunday afternoon was the Mister Rogers documentary "Won't you be my Neighbor?".  All three films were excellent despite suffering residual effects from the outside heat, mostly fatigue. I used the rest of the time in front of two fans and a weak AC unit at home catching up on Netflix shows "Glow Season 2" "Luke Cage Season 2," and CW shows put on Netflix after their current seasons ended: "Supergirl Season 3 " and "The Flash Season 4," the latter of which I finished. Flash was much better this season, with a more refreshing, threatening, non-speedster villain. The other three shows I'm only a few episodes in and don't have a strong opinion on yet.

So that's all for this week. I will close with my anticipation for the 40th anniversary screening of Superman the Movie, playing at Alex Theatre near my job this thursday night at 7:30.  Have a great week everyone and try to stay cool!


Allen Carter

Carter Comics