Yesterday I saw the new Total Recall movie.
The story wasn't amazing, but it held up. The logic of the world was terrible, but it worked for the story. I forgave a lot because of some spectacular set pieces, including several excellently choreographed chase sequences.
It did make me realise a few things about story logic, and the universes in which we set our stories.
I will forgive universe logic - the glue which holds the world together within a story ("you'll believe a man can fly!", "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away!") - quite heavily as long as the story logic - the reasoning behind why a character performs an act, or why a certain motivating factor exists - holds up.
Picking fault in created, imagined realities has never made much sense to me.
Believing the acts of the characters is much more important.
I am planning to have a new printing of Hero Code issue one ready for Long Beach Comic Con in November.
One thing I would love to add to it is a real letters page. If you have read Hero Code and want to submit some thoughts, or would like a digital review copy and are willing to send an email that might be printed in the book, please let me know.
Also, pretty soon, I will have preview copies of Department O ready. If you are a reviewer, or a comic creator wanting one of these, again, let me know.
Finally, NASA landed the rover, Curiosity, on Mars last night. You can follow it's 2 year mission here.