It's another Wednesday, which means it's time for me to go comic gazing! Before I get into this week's books, let me say that I'm cautiously optimistic that my package of comic books containing the past 2 weeks worth of comics should be heading my way as early as tomorrow, but more likely Friday or Saturday. A package of new comics should mean a couple of new reviews up on this blog, so be on the lookout for that.
Besides that, I'm finishing off the Batman: As the Crow Flies TPB, and I may also read a few other comics, including Superman: World of New Krypton #11, Blackest Night: Suicide Squad #67 and Avengers: The Initiative #31. If I read those books, I'll probably have a post dedicated to them for tomorrow, if I don't, well then obviously I won't! It looks like I got a couple of responses for my Batman post(which you can find by clicking here), which is great. You know how I love comments(or if you didn't, you do now!)! Once I publish this post, I'll be heading over there to see what my distinguished readers had to say. OK, I think that's a long enough introduction, let's see what comics I'll be grabbing this week!
Atom and Hawkman #46: It's a Blackest Night x-over, and by now I'm sure everybody must realize I'm obligated to buy every single BN x-over comic, no matter what it is!
Batman and Robin #7: Meh, it's another issue of Batman and Robin... Can't say I really care one way or the other. Hopefully I'll like this issue, although I'm not holding my breath on that one.
Blackest Night: JSA #2: I REALLY liked issue #1, plus this is a BN x-over, so that explains why I'll be picking this one up.
Gotham City Sirens #8: For the most part I've thoroughly enjoyed this series, hopefully that trend continues with this issue.
Green Lantern #50: Hal Jordan vs. the Black Lantern Spectre, written by Geoff Johns? Need I say any more?
Justice League: Cry for Justice #6: I really haven't been enjoying this mini as much as I thought I would, and after the events of last issue(you know what I'm talking about!), I'm even less enthused about reading this issue. At least there are only two more parts left here...
Justice League of America #41: Remember when this series was good? I barely do... Here's hoping James Robinson's new JLA can regain some of the awesomeness that was Brad Meltzer's run so very long ago.
Justice Society of America #35: The older members of the JSA take on Mordru the sorcerer for like the one millionth time! I shouldn't complain though, because for the most part, this series has remained solid, even after the departure of Geoff Johns.
Superman: Secret Origins #4: This is one of those mini-series I've been collecting but not reading. Once the entire mini is out, I'll give it a read straight through.
Superman #696: This is the third(?)part of the Superman/Action Comics x-over, so in order to get the full story, I need to pick this book up!
Teen Titans #79: I think I'm going to officially put this series on life support. If Superboy and/or Kid Flash don't join the team within the next 5 months or so, that's it, I'm dropping this title. I'm tired of reading about characters that I could care less about(for the most part).
Wonder Woman #40: After the last issue, I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one!
World's Finest #4: If not for Toyman I'd be REALLY happy with this mini-series. Even with Toyman present in this mini, its still been very good.
Avengers: The Initiative #32: I've enjoyed this series from the start, and with its cancellation on the horizon, I'm going to enjoy it while it's still here...
Captain America Reborn #6: Woo-hoo, it's finally the conclusion to this mini-series! Although the outcome has already been spoiled in at least two Marvel comic books I've read lately(Siege #1 and something else)I'm still really psyched to read this one.
Daredevil #504: This issue concludes Andy Diggle's first storyarc in this comic, and I have to say, thus far his work has been nearly as good as his predecessor in this series, Ed Brubaker. That's about as lofty a compliment I can give to a writer!
Guardians of The Galaxy #22: Although the quality of this series has dipped slightly as of late, it's still among my favorite Marvel books.
New Avengers #61: This is another Siege tie-in, and if BENDIS can continue his momentum from the shockingly good Siege #1, this comic has the potential to be readable! I can't remember the last time I said that about an issue of this series!
Siege: Storming Asgard: This is a Siege tie-in, which is why I'm picking it up.
Wolverine Origins #44: This is another of my favorite Marvel books. Daniel Way has been consistently good on this series from the start, so I doubt that's going to change now.
X-Factor #201: THE best X-title on the market today. PERIOD.
Whew, that's a lot of comics, even by my standards! DC is still getting more of my money, but with Siege so far being way better then I ever thought it would be, I'm picking up a few more Marvel books then usual. Will DC continue to rule my wallet? Will Marvel continue its climb and once again become my favorite comic book company?!? Find out in next week's installment of Comic Gazing!!! How's that for a corny ending? Long Live The Legion!