Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Stuff I Buy Week 2

AUG050003 PREVIEWS VOL XV #10 PI - I don't actually buy this, and neither should you. Every good comic shop should have a copy of this to hand for you, the consumer to order from. It contains everything that will be coming out on a respective month. Diamond Comics recently changed there comic ordering policy and it is now more important than ever to pre-order those rare, quirky indie books.

JUL050028 REVELATIONS #2 (OF 6) $2.99 - I am waiting for all six issues before I read this. Looks a little Da Vinci Code influenced. I love Jenkins writing and I am a big fan of Ramos work (although I feel his best work is behind him now). Check out Crimson and Impulse for his awesome early work. And his four issue collaboration with Jenkins in Spider-man (Vol. 2 #44-47 I think?).

JUL050212 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #644 $2.50 - Because its core Superman. I have really enjoyed Rucka's run, there have been quite a few duff issues, but the OMAC tie-ins more than compensate.

JUL050280 AUTHORITY THE MAGNIFICIENT KEVIN #2 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99 - Started as a joke this, now it sells better than the main Authority title. Good old fashioned Ennis fun. Waiting for the set before I read it, but if the last two examples are naything to go by, this will be really great and silly.

JUL050190 BATMAN #645 $2.50 - Core Batman, the only Bats book I don't buy is LOTDK, which is out of continuity. This book has been interesting lately, what with Jason Todd running around again. Better than Detective and Gotham Knights.

JUL050198 BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #2 (OF 12) $2.50 - Was going to get this, but refused to as it has Pat Lee covers, and I hate Pat Lee. Not just because of the whole Dreamwave thing, but because the guy cannot draw.

JUL050224 FLASH #226 $2.50 - Not Geoff Johns, so the new writer has a lot of work to do to make me like this. Will give it a chance though.

JUL050233 JACK CROSS #2 $2.50 - Its Ellis, its monthly, its Jack Bauer free of the 24 "real-time" constrictions. I'm there.

JUL050235 JLA #119 $2.50 - Honestly, important stuff happens in this book but it comes across as emotionally stunted. I think its the curse of two writers on the same title, they hit all the cliff notes, but with no real character emotion. Art feels a little dated too.

JUL050237 JLA CLASSIFIED #12 $2.99 - Its Ellis, but its characters written out of character. Fun in a throw away kind of way, which I think is how its intended. Part of Ellis' DC / Wildstorm dealings was that they got one honest to god superhero book, this is it. Just written to fulfill contractual obligations methinks.
JUL050240 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #10 $2.99 - Recently stopped buying this book when I realised I didnt give a shit about any of the characters. If I wasn't reading so many titles already I would keep it going, as it is, it had to go.

JUL050307 NEIL GAIMANS NEVERWHERE #4 (OF 9) (MR) $2.99 - Waiting for the trade.

JUL050246 OMAC PROJECT #6 (OF 6) $2.50 - Really enjoyed this title for the most part. Its a bit like the second Matrix film this: okay as it is, but will be made or broken depending on the sequal, the follow-up of course being Infinte Crisis.

JUN050348 SUPERMAN BATMAN #22 (RES) $2.99 - Boring me a bit this, there have been very few issues overall that I could say I have loved. Will keep it going though.

JUL050214 SUPERMAN BIRTHRIGHT TP $19.99 - I actually quite enjoyed this series, take it with a pinch of salt. A nice transition book to bring fans of Smallville to Superman. For my money though, people should stick with Brynes Man of Steel mini.

JUN051755 INDIGO VERTIGO ONE SHOT $4.99 - Dan Schaffers latest offering, teaming up with that mentalist from Queen Adreena. Dogwitch is great, so this should be good.

JUN051789 INVINCIBLE #26 $2.99 - Awesome, but you've all heard that already.

JUL051663 SEA OF RED VOL 1 NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA TP (MR) (O/A) $8.95 - This has been getting similar write-ups to Invincible and Walking Dead, so I thought I'd give it a looksee.

UL051864 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #524 $2.50 - One of my favourite writers JMS on my favourite characters core book. I hope he stays writing this for a loooooooong time.

JUL051875 DAREDEVIL #77 $2.99 - I hate to see Bendis go. And Maleev. Note to Brubaker: Big shoes to fill, huge.

JUL051893 FANTASTIC FOUR #531 $2.99 - JMS on F4, sounds good, but not as good as Waids run. Artwork hasn't been as good as expected from McKone. Give the book time though, its certainly not bad.

JUN052030 GIANT SIZE X-MEN #4 $4.99 - Poo really, I will read it in store and probably leave it there.

JUL051927 LAST HERO STANDING TP $13.99 - Already have the singles so I won't be buying this, but fans of 80's Marvel should. Its so old school its untrue.

JUL051876 NEW AVENGERS #11 $2.50 - Yes, great, love it. but 3 issues in 4 weeks mean my store is going to have a lot of leftover issues from the Sentry story arc.

JUL051877 SENTRY #1 (OF 8) $2.99 - Speak of the Void. Market saturation already? Methinks so. JRJRs artowrk will help shift this one though.

JUL051845 SPIDER-MAN HOUSE OF M #4 (OF 5) $2.99 - Wow, getting so bored of House of M.

JUL051857 ULTIMATE IRON MAN #4 (OF 5) $2.99 - Really enjoying this but the lengthy wait between issues is really breaking the flow. Will re-read in tpb.

JUL051856 ULTIMATE SECRET #3 (OF 4) (RES) $2.99 - As above, but with added Ellis.

JUL051861 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #83 $2.50 - It shocks me how much I am enjoying this book again, I thought it got really dull around the whole Venom saga / Carnage / death of Gwen, but I have really got back into it. I can't wait to see Bendis and Bagley break Stan Lees record, it will be interesting to see if they can beat Cerebus' run.

JUL051846 WOLVERINE #33 $2.50 - And here's me thinking that Wolvie #32 only shipped last week with two covers? Thats $7.50 on Wolverine alone in two weeks!?! Expect sales to drop with Millar gone, especially with that House of M thing bogging this book down.

AUG052578 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE SPIDER-MAN 3 CVR #169 $5.99 - As always.
No indie books at all for me this week, it makes me look like a proper Marvel / DC fanboy. Oh well, heres a recomendation from a few weeks ago: Ait/Planetlars Full Moon Fever. Its werewolves; on the moon.


Pete said...

Yet another big week for me, not that I'm complaining:

This has to be my favourite of the current Superman books and this is an issue I'm really looking forward to, Supes confronting Zatanna

FLASH #226
Geoff Johns has left but I get my fix of his writing in plenty of other books. I love the character of the Flash and I look forward to seeing how the new creative team takes up where Johns left off.

JLA #119
I've enjoyed this story arc, probably due to the fact that it’s been a long, long time since the book has really done anything for me. Nice to have it tie into IC and it was great to finally see Aquaman get involved last issue.

I'm not enjoying this book as much as I thought I would but I will keep on reading.

My favourite of the IC countdown minis, looking forward to seeing how this one ends.

Silver age Superman at the bargin price, looking forward to laughing my way through this.

Not a great storyline but its got Superman in the title so I'm going to read it no matter what.

Its time for another obscure DC mini for me to pick up, give me a break, he has appeared in Superman.

Already?! Oh well, it’s been good so far.

I loved the original mini series and I'm pretty sure this won't come close to it but I'm going to give it a go.

I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I have, IDW are doing a good job with the character.

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