Pax Romana: Where Have You Been All My Life?

paxor “A Love Letter to Jonathan Hickman”

I like graphic novels. I like that they are a complete story and don’t suck me in to an endless commitment to purchase more and more and more and more comic books. Believe me: I already have enough “serials” on my monthly pull-list at the comic shop, and for some strange reason, the list keeps getting longer every time I go in there. Graphic novels are either self-contained or don’t span much more than a few sequels, so the canon is easily consumed, like traditional novels or movies. Graphics also tend to be more on the “serious” side in terms of tone, which I relish. So when I’m browsing the shop aimlessly, I will inevitably end up at the shelves of graphics, and it is thus how, a month or two back, I accidentally discovered Pax Romana by Jonathan Hickman. Continue reading

Gravity Falls: The Best Thing on Disney Right Now

Gravity_Falls_Opening_EndingWe just recently finished watching the most recent episode of Gravity Falls (which, as of this writing, is episode 2.18 “Weirdmageddon, Part 1” (leading into the season finale)).  I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, but this show totally deserves an article here on Past Go, and to be quite blunt: if you’re not waching Gravity Falls regularly, you’re missing out on one of the funniest, most intelligent, and most compelling animated shows on television. Continue reading