I was finally able to brave the snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, slippery roads, and all around crappy weather to get to my comic shop today! Granted it IS two days late(and it's actually sunny out right now, not nearly as apocalyptic as that opening sentence made things out to sound...), but here it is anyway, the one and only, New Comic Day post!!! Huzzah! Just for kicks, I'll be adding which subscription books I'll be getting this week as well, but to differentiate them from the comics I actually picked up today, the subscription books will be italicized.
A Question for the People!
Before I get into the meat of this post(the comic books!!!), I just wanted to mention that I've REALLY been enjoying putting up those Quick Hits posts... WAY more than actually doing my usual long-winded reviews... So what to do... I'm going to open the floor to you guys, my(somewhat...)trusty readers! Do you mind me doing one to three Quick Hits posts a week, and cutting down the full reviews to maybe 3 to 5 major books? Or would you prefer just one Quick Hits post a week, with the rest of the reviews being my regular full-sized ones? I'm really curious as to what you guys think, so let me know, so I can set things up around here accordingly. On top of that, about how many reviews would you guys like to see in those Quick Hits posts? 4? 5? Less than that? More? Of course if nobody minds, I'll just do whatever I want! That sounds good to me too! :P
First things first, let's take a peek back at what I predicted last week... I promised 13 new reviews between last week and this, and... Well I KIND of delivered... I managed to put up 9 regular reviews, as well as 14 Quick Hits reviews. That's good enough says I! Last week's Pick of the Litter was Fantastic Four #587, and it didn't disappoint, getting my highest score of the week, a 9 1/2. Last week's Runt was Namor #6, which wasn't great, but wasn't terrible either, getting a middle of the road 6 as its score.
And that polishes off last week. Now onto this week. But before I get to the comics I picked up at the CB shop today, here are the subscription books that were released this week that I'll get my hands on... Eventually... Daken: Dark Wolverine #5 and Gotham City Sirens #19. Just two. My mail carrier will be pleased! Next up, here's what I just picked up earlier today: Amazing Spider-Man #653, Brightest Day #19, Captain America: Hail Hydra #2, Deadpool/Cable #26, Freedom Fighters #6, Invincible #77, Invincible Iron Man #500.1, JSA All-Stars #15, Secret Six #30, Superboy #4 and Weird Worlds #2. I also grabbed a Fantastic Four trade collecting issues #570-574 because I have NO impulse control... With all that said, this week's Pick of the Litter would have to be um... Hmm... None of these books really stand out, and the comic I'm most looking forward to is Daken: Dark Wolverine, which is a subscription book... Let's see, I'll go with Captain America: Hail Hydra, simply because the writer of that comic posted here to the blog. How's that for being biased! The Runt is easy, as whenever an issue of Brightest Day is released, that is ALWAYS my pick for Runt of the Litter! And that's that. Have a great rest of the week, and I'll finish this post off with THE Random Scan of the Week. X out.
The Random Scan of the Week!Some fun with Lobo!