It's Thursday, which means it's time for a new installment of New Comic Day! Yeah, thanks to the weird “we can't ship new comics the Wednesday AFTER Thanksgiving until Thursday” thing, this post is a day late, but the important thing is that I finally have my new books in hand, which is a good thing.
As always, before we can look forward, let's take a look back to last week to see if I made good on my comic reviewing promise... In my last NCD post I guaranteed 12 new reviews by the time this week's NCD post went up. Instead of posting 12 reviews, I managed to put up an astounding, amazing, unbelievable 18 new reviews!!! I honestly don't know what spurred me to do that many reviews(probably having five days off for Thanksgiving), but hey, 18 new reviews over the course of a week sounds good to me!
Okay, with last week out of the way, let's take a look at this week's pull from the old comic store, whose owner told me he was having a buy two, get one free trade sale from now until x-mas, meaning bad things for my wallet... Anyway, today I picked up, Shadowland #5, What If? Iron Man #1, Batman: Orphans #1, Wolverine: The Best There Is #1, Heroes for Hire #1, Generation Hope #2, Batman: 80 Page Giant #1, Action Comics Annual #13, Captain America: Patriot #4, Freedom Fighters #4, JSA All Stars #13, Secret Six #28 & Brightest Day #15. That gives me a grand total of 13 comics, meaning I'll be putting up... Well, that's the problem... You see, normally I'd promise 13 reviews to go along with the 13 new comics, but I'm down to one more full week of school(HOORAH!), and to say it's going to be a hellish week is putting it mildly! Research papers, regular papers, exams, having to read the entire Great Gatsby over the course of ONE week(because my professor is insane), and THEN do a paper on it, next week looks absolutely jam packed with school work. So I'm not really sure how many reviews I'll be able to bust out before next week's NCD. I'd love to say I'll have 13 new reviews up(and hey, it's possible), but let's plan on a more reasonable 7 reviews and leave it at that. In other words, if you want me to review a specific comic from this week's pull, let me know and I'll make sure to put said comic at the top of my pile. If not, then it'll be whatever strikes my fancy at any given time.
Ah, I almost forgot! This week's pick of the litter would have to be Shadowland #5. Sure, there have been a few bumps in the road recently in regards to that mini, but I'm still expecting a massive, exciting conclusion to one of the better mini-series events of 2010. The runt of this week's litter? Do you even have to ask??? That damnable black hole of comic book entertainment Brightest Day #15 wins hands down! If I give that comic a score over a 4 I'll be absolutely amazed(and possibly drunk...). So that'll do it for me today kids, I'm planning on putting up a few reviews before I hit the hay tonight, so until then, X out.