Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Comic Gazing for: 2/17/10

It's another Wednesday, which means it's time for another installment of Comic Gazing! Today was the first day of my Mid-Semester break(which used to be called Mid-Winter Break), and I spent it doing exactly what I thought I would, laying around watching the Winter Olympics and reading comic books. After watching a few events, I came to the simple conclusion that I have NO idea what was going on in half of the sports I was watching... Anyway, enough about that, let's get on to the comic books! A few new comics came in the mail today, including Green Arrow/Black Canary, Titans and Adventure Comics. With the exception of Adventure, I can't say I'm really looking forward to reading any of those books... I still have a slew of other books to read as well, so expect a lot of reviews to be up on this blog come tomorrow night. Well, with the pleasantries out of the way, here's what I'll be ordering with my next comic book order.

Batman #696: I really don't even know what to say about this book... This issue promises to have both the Penguin and the Mad Hatter in it, two villains I have repeatedly called useless, and who I'm embarrassed to even have to read about... Right now, all I want is for this storyline to be over, because I don't know what the hell Tony Daniel is doing with this series. How the same guy can be responsible for the very good Battle for the Cowl and this junk is totally beyond me.

Batman Streets of Gotham #9: I'm hoping this issue goes back to the stuff with Zsasz and the fight club he was running, although I think there may still be one issue to go before we get back to that particular storyline.

Blackest Night Flash #3: Blackest Night x-over means I buy it no matter what.

Green Lantern Corps #45: Red Lantern Guy Gardner vs. the Green Lantern Corps... What more do I need to say?!?

Green Lantern #51: I guess Hal is Parallax in this issue, since the only way Hal can think of defeating Nekron is by becoming an even bigger menace then Nekron is... That's definitely some strange strategy...

Justice League of America #42: I haven't read issue #41 yet, and to be honest, I don't think I'm going to until the Cry for Justice mini-series wraps up. I really don't understand why neither Marvel nor DC can seem to put their comics out in the proper order anymore...

Outsiders #27: I just decided to drop the Magog series this week, and this is another series that is perilously close to the chopping block... Although I actually enjoyed the last issue, I'm still only collecting this series on a month to month basis.

Supergirl #50: I'm picking this issue up on a whim. Since it's the fiftieth issue, I figured I'd give it a shot.

Superman Batman #69: This is another series I'm currently picking up on a month to month basis. I wasn't thrilled with the Blackest Night x-over issues, and as a matter of fact, I was tempted to just drop the title last month, but instead I've decided to give this series one last chance to impress me before I decide to finally drop it.

Captain America #603: It's Captain America and it's written by Ed Brubaker... To be perfectly honest with you, if I could only pick up one comic this week, this would probably be it.

Daredevil #505: I'm actually going to be reading DD #504 tonight, so I'm not going to say anything here.

Dark Avengers #14: I'm going to stick with this series until the bitter end(which is coming up rather quickly). BENDIS continues his bizarre dissection of the Sentry here, and morbid curiosity forces me to buy this...

Deadpool #19: Considering how much I like Danial Way's work, I have no idea why I dropped this title several months back... I guess now is as good a time as any to start collecting this series again.

Doomwar #1: I'm going to give this first issue a shot, but unless it really blows me away, I doubt I'll be sticking around for the rest of this mini.

Guardians of the Galaxy #23: The last few issues have been a little weak, but I'm confident that things will pick up with this issue.

Uncanny X-Men #521: *Sigh*... What more can I say about the terrible condition of my one-time favorite series, Uncanny X-Men? This is one of those titles I really don't want to read anymore, but since I've been collecting this series since the very beginning of my comic book reading career, I feel duty-bound to continue reading this series as it continues its agonizing downward spiral...

16 comics this week, which is just about normal for me. Sure there are a few I'm on the fence about, and at least one I don't even want to read, but for the most part, this looks like a solid week with a few very interesting reads. That's it. Until next time, Long Live The Legion!


  1. I actually reviewed the first six comics you mentioned over at my site. I'm typing my GL 51 review after this comment before I post my Review a Few but yeah, you won't be disappointed with Blackest Night Flash 3.

  2. I'll be interested in hearing about DoomWar. Despite the overuse of Doom lately, I'm feeling like I want to buy this series.

    I'm also curious to see if Supergirl #50 will be any good.

  3. I read JLA 42 and I've got to say it's quite good. A lot better than 41 which admittently has some spoilers to cry for justice but since I don't really care for that mini I'm willing to let it pass. Issue 42 has a nice buildup for things to come. For the first time in years I'm curious as to what's going to happen in JLA.

  4. JT: I won't be disappointed with BN: Flash #3? Does that mean Saint Barry isn't in it? ;-)

    Kello: I've always been a huge fan of Doom, so although I have very little interest in this mini, out of respect for the good Doctor, I'm going to give this one a shot.

    Seppe: That's really good to hear(or read I guess). I'm a huge fan of James Robinson's writing, so I'm hoping for some really good things from the JLA series from this point on.

  5. Lol while he IS, it's more of the Rogues stealing the show, and alot of focus on a certain Speedster that you're a big fan of.

  6. Hmm, I wonder which one... I guess Bart, although I'd be fine with a lot of Wally as well. Well, if there's a lot of Bart and/or Wally, plus some fun with the Rogues, I'll be happy.

  7. I may have been wrong about BL Superboy when I said you'd like it but if this issue doesn't get higher than a 6 I'll write a post about why X-Man's blog is one of the greatest blogs in the history of the universe lol.

  8. Now I'm tempted to throw the score just so I can read that post, JT! Watch, after I read it I'll give it a 5 1/2 out of 10! :p

  9. Lol I don't think your love of comics would allow you to do such a dastardly deed. :P

  10. Yeah, but the egotistical side of me would really like to read that article! :-)

  11. Lol If I suspect foul play I'll pass it off onto someone you. :P

  12. Lol If I suspect foul play I'll pass it off onto someone you. :P

  13. No, don't worry, my jourarnalistic integrity DEMANDS that I post scores exactly as I see fit. Unless there's a bribe involved... Then I'll post whatever the hell I'm told to!

  14. In that case, maybe I'll bribe YOU to write a super awesome article about ME and JTCS. ;) How much would that cost?

  15. Hmm, that's a good question... What's the going rate for a bribe these days?

  16. dollar I believe, especially with the high rollers. :)

  17. Jeez, one dollar?!? Dude, you're cheaper then me! :p If you bump it up to $3.99, I'd think about it!

  18. Lmao I was trying to pull a fast one on you... I forgot you're the same guy I asked to do my taxes so maybe it's a good thing it didn't work. :P You do the article first then we'll talk about payment. ;) lol