It's another Wednesday, so you know what that means! Oh, you don't? Well then, allow me to fill you in, it's time for my longest running regularly scheduled weekly post, Comic Gazing! What comics will I be picking up this week? Will it be more then the abysmal 4 new books that I picked up last week? Will I be happy with the books I wind up buying? Does anybody care? All of these questions and more will be answered during the following post! Oh, and before I forget, there's a STRONG possibility(and you know it's strong because I put it in all caps!)that I won't have the time to post any new reviews tomorrow. I've got a History midterm tomorrow, and two papers due on Friday, so to be honest, I probably shouldn't even be spending time blogging right now! Anyway, if I don't post a review tomorrow, I'll just throw out the newest craze in the blogging community, that's right X-Maniacs, I'll post a BONUS Random Scan of the Week!!! Wow, it's like Christmas in March! Alrighty, enough idiocy, let's get to the funny books I'll be purchasing this week.
Action Comics #887: Ugh, I've been pretty down on this series for a couple of months now, and I'll be honest with you, I don't really expect that to change with this issue... Hopefully I'll be proven wrong, but I'm not holding my breath.
Batgirl #8: The good news is that I LOVES me some Batgirl! This is definitely one of the best comics coming out of DC, so I'm oh so pleased to see a new issue is out. The bad news is that this issue is involved with a crossover with Red Robin, which is a comic I refuse to read until Chris Yost is no longer writing it... So although I'm psyched that a new Batgirl is coming out, I'm bummed that I'll only be reading half the story.
Batman & Robin #10: As utterly bizarre as it may sound, I actually liked the last two issues of this series! Well, maybe "liked" is overstating things a bit... Let's just say it was better then any other issue of this series to date and leave it at that. With that said, I'm sure this issue will go back to being a major disappointment to me, but hey, maybe Grant Morrison will shock me for three issues in a row!
Justice League: Rise and Fall Special #1: I haven't read Cry for Justice #7 yet, and this is the aftermath to that mini, so I really don't have too much to say about this issue until I get my hands on Cry #7...
REBELS #14: Woooo-Hooooo!!!! This series is my FAVORITE current DC comic right now, so I CAN NOT wait to read this! This issue wraps up the storyline that has been running through this series since issue #1, so to say I'm excited about this comic is a true understatement! Without a doubt, I'll be reading this comic before I read any other book I order.
Secret Six #19: Although I've always been a really big fan of Gail Simone's work, this series has been middling at best to me... With Cheshire coming back this issue, I'm hoping this series reverts back to its awesome early days, but sadly I've just about given up on this comic.
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1: Since I did enjoy the World of New Krypton maxi-series, I'm kind of looking forward to this one. For those of you who don't know what this is all about, Brainiac has come to New Krypton looking to put the Kryptonians back in the bottle they escaped from. I for one am very interested to see where DC is going to go with the whole New Krypton concept after this storyline.
Dark X-Men #5: This is sadly the conclusion to the mini-series that returned my all-time favorite comic book character to life. I'm hoping that X-Man gets to remain alive at the conclusion of this mini, although realistically, I don't really see a place for Nate in the current Marvel Universe... Whatever happens though, I have thoroughly enjoyed this mini, and will be eagerly anticipating getting my hands on this issue.
And that's it for this week... So the final tally is 7 DC comics to 1 Marvel. Using some fancy mathematics I have figured out that I'm only buying 8 new comics this week... What gives these last two weeks??? Usually I'm ordering 14-18 new books a week, the past two weeks I've ordered a grand total of 12 books... Very, very strange... For the record, the three books I'm most looking forward to this week would be, REBELS #14, Dark X-Men #5 & Batgirl #8. That's my thoughts on this week's new releases, what will you guys be picking up? Let me know, and Long Live the Legion!