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Thursday, August 23, 2007

This Week 

Books I Bought On Wednesday

None! Hah! I don't buy books on Wednesday!




Books I Would Have Bought On Wednesday

BATMAN #668
Morrison brings so much joy.

BIRDS OF PREY #109
A consistently fun book, and I'm curious to see what Bedard brings to it.

BLUE BEETLE #18
The best Spider-Man book on the market.

COUNTDOWN 36
Screw you, I like it.

GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE #4 (OF 6)
Diggle and Jock, so a guaranteed sell. And Ollie doesn't come off as a complete tool. But that mischaracterization aside...

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15
"Sinestro Corps War" is such a stupidly good idea.

JSA CLASSIFIED #29
Uhm, no idea...buyer's inertia? The overall ratio of "good" to "bad" is better than on JLA Classified.

OUTSIDERS FIVE OF A KIND WEEK 4 METAMORPHO AQUAMAN
Is it wrong of me to hope that New Wave will show up in this new version of Batman and the Outsiders at some point?

SHOWCASE PRESENTS WONDER WOMAN VOL 1 TP
These are dreadful, but in that semi-charming Silver Age nuttiness sort of way. Plus, you know, blogging fodder for dozens of people for weeks.

SPIRIT #9
Not sure if I'm going to stick with this past Cooke's departure.

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #33
For Pete. I don't like this new version of the Legion at all.

SUPERMAN #666 (NOTE PRICE)
I really like what Busiek has been doing with the Superman books. Between him and Morrison, the books are the best they've been in decades.

ANNIHILATION CONQUEST STAR LORD #2 (OF 4)
That the presence of Rocket Raccoon is apparently enough for me and other people to pick this book up makes the odd lack of a trade for Mignola's Rocket Raccoon mini even more puzzling.

FANTASTIC FIVE #4 (OF 5)
Consistently, I find myself liking the MU2 stuff more than the regular Marvel comics. They're slight, but they're good fun, and it's nice to see the Marvel heroes acting heroically.

THE ORDER #2 CWI
Still on the fence. The first issue didn't suck, but neither did it blow me away. And why are all the female characters exposing their belly buttons?

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #45
After that interminable Thanos story, there's been a noticeable uptick in quality.

INUBAKA CRAZY FOR DOGS VOL 4 TP
Cute girls and cute dogs. It's almost like the perfect manga.

MOUSE GUARD WINTER 1152 #1 (OF 6)
I debated switching to trades, but every issue I buy is one less for speculators to get their hands on.

NAOKI URASAWAS MONSTER VOL 10 TP
Okay, no, this is the perfect manga.




Books I'm Not Buying This Week

BATMAN LOBO DEADLY SERIOUS #1 (OF 2)
I digs me some Sam Keith, but I'm all about Lobo-ed out.

BOMB QUEEN III #4 (OF 4) (MR)
Every time I see this on the shelf, I sigh quietly to myself. At least I don't have to actually sell it to people myself anymore.

AMAZING FANTASY OMNIBUS VOL 1 HC VAR
$75 for pre-super-hero Marvel books? Uhm, pass, thanks.

HALO UPRISING #1 (OF 4) (MR)
The Cult of Halo confuses me. It's just a FPS. And not even a very good one, from what I can tell.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT DARK DAYS TP NEW PTG (MR)
Hey, look, the trades coming back into print in a reasonable amount of time before the movie premieres! That's how you can tell Dark Horse didn't publish this.

BLACK SUMMER #2 (OF 7) (MR)
I'm definitely feeling Ellised out. I read the preview, and I just wasn't feeling this book. It's tired, well tread ground for Ellis and dozens of other creators.

SHOJO BEAT SEP 07 VOL 3 #9
Dropped. We're at the point now where the only thing in the magazine I want to read is Absolute Boyfriend, and I can't justify $6 a month for that.

TOUPYDOOPS #6 (RES) (MR)
Mike says there's something in this issue which will annoy me. I'm assuming he means apart from the lack of anything funny in a supposed humor book.

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS HC (OCT068201)
If I ran the comics industry, there'd be no more fucking zombie books.

CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #45 SHADOWCAT
Kitty Pryde fans creep me out, man.

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