Hey all, X here with an early Merry Christmas to you all. Oh, and a Happy Holidays as well. With the niceties out of the way, it's time for me to bust out my usual spiel... That's right, it's Wednesday, which means it's time for yet another New Comic Day! As always, before I get to the books I've purchased this week, let's take a look back at the week that was. I promised 10 new reviews between last week and this week and I managed 13 reviews, a tidy 3 books over my expected number, which means I get to pat myself on the back. Good job X! Last week's Pick of the Litter(Uncanny X-Force #3)got a mediocre score, but so did most of the comics I reviewed last week, so yeah. Last week's Runt of the Litter(Brightest Day #16)was about as bad as expected, so I did manage to get that one right.
So that's it, last week is over, onto this week! My comic book store had a trade sale where you could buy 2 and get the third free, so I brought 6 trades and got 2 for free! That gets a hearty “YAY!” from me. Before moving onto the comics, let me list the trades. I picked up Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters, Fantastic Four: Prime Elements, Captain America: America First, Superman: Red Son, Hellboy: Masks and Monsters, and Spider-Man: The Real Clone Saga. I've been looking to get my hands on Red Son for quite some time now, and I've been searching for that Hellboy trade FOREVER! That trade collects the Hellboy, Starman, Batman two part story I've never been able to get my hands on, so I was nearly euphoric when I saw it there. I also picked up 10 random back issues, but they were just that, totally random, so I'm not even going to bother listing them here. So that's it for the trades, what new comics did I snag today??? Let's take a look. Invincible #76, Batman Annual #28, Batman Incorporated #2, Zatanna #8, X-Men #6, What If? Dark Reign #1, Teen Titans: Cold Case #1, Superman/Batman #79, Outsiders #35, Namor #5, Justice League: Generation Lost #16, Invincible Iron Man #33, Fantastic Four #586, and finally, Deadpool #30. Oh, plus I got that free Marvel calendar which was pretty cool. So that's 14 new comics, but I still can't read the Invincible or Generation Lost comics yet since I'm still trying to catch up with those series, so I'm going guarantee 12 reviews, although I suspect I'll be able to bust out more then that. But officially, I'm promising 12 new reviews. This week's Pick of the Litter? Um, I'm going to go with Fantastic Four #586, with Deadpool #30 and Zatanna #8 being a close second and third. I'm also REALLY intrigued by that Teen Titans: Cold Case #1 as well. As for this week's Runt of the Litter? That's going to go to the thus far disappointing Namor series. Outsiders #35 could also make a run at the most dreaded book of this week though.
Usually this is where I sign off, and do the whole, “X out.” thing, but I noticed that I didn't do a Best of the Rest post last week, which means I didn't post a Random Scan of the Week... We can't have that, so I'll post a Random Scan here and NOW I'll say until next time, X out!
Jeez, Jason Todd REALLY had a sucky run as Robin, didn't he...