Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Comic Day! March 23rd Edition.

Well, it turns out that I went to the comic book store after all today. Thus far the snowstorm hasn't been that bad(definitely not in the Winter Storm Warning category), and my school was open, so I figured, “What the hey, since I have to go to school anyway, I might as well go to the comic book shop too!” Of course when I got to school I found out that my first class was canceled, which made it really easy for me to decide to head back home, with a nice big bag of comic books in my hands! So that's what's been going on with yours truly. But that's not what this post is about. This post is a celebration to my unbridled comic books spending, so let's get to that! As always, before I get to this week's books, we'll first take a look back at what went on last week. For the first time ever, I had TWO Pick of the Litter books last week, Avengers: The Children's Crusade: Young Avengers #1 and the Fear Itself Prologue. To say those books didn't disappoint would be a MASSIVE understatement! Young Avengers received a perfect 10 out of 10 from me, while Fear Itself wasn't very far behind, with a near perfect 9 1/2 out of 10. You really can't ask for much more than that! Last week's Runt of the Litter was Brightest Day #22, and I sure as HELL haven't read that garbage yet, and to be honest, I have no intention of reading it anytime soon.

Well, that wraps up last week, let's get to this week, first with the subscription comics I'm expecting to arrive sometime this week or next: Batman: Streets of Gotham #21(the last issue I believe), Green Lantern Corps #58 and Uncanny X-Men #534. Only three, but trust me, I MORE than made up for that earlier today... Here are the books I snagged at the comic shop: Hellblazer #277, Batman: Dark Knight #2, Batman Incorporated #4, X-Men #9, Wolverine and Jubilee #3, Uncanny X-Force #6, Superman/Batman #82, Supergirl #62, Silver Surfer #2, Namor #8, Justice League: Generation Lost #22, Justice League of America #55, FF #1, Fables #103, Deadpool #34, Daredevil Reborn #3, Daken: Dark Wolverine #7, Captain America: Man Out of Time #5, Captain America Comics #1, Captain America #615.1, Invincible #78 and finally, Captain America and Batroc the Leaper #1... So that means I picked up 22(!) comics today... That's a bit excessive even by MY standards! Add on the three subscription books, and this week gave me 25 new comics. Which is what I would call an exceptionally good week! To be honest, even with 22 comics to choose from, this week's Pick of the Litter was kind of easy... I'll bestow that honor on Captain America: Man Out of Time #5. Mark Waid has done an AWESOME job with that mini-series, garnering multiple perfect scores from me. Daken #7 was a VERY close second, but Man Out of Time has to be this week's pick. As for my Runt of the Litter, I'm going to continue my recent trend of choosing DC books and go with Batman Incorporated #4. Here's hoping Grant Morrison remembers how to write a coherent comic book for that issue, because issue #3 made NO sense whatsoever! And I think that's going to do it for me this week. I have no idea how I'm going to manage doing 22 reviews this week, but I'll sure give it my best shot. With that, I leave you with The Random Scan of the Week. X out.

The Random Scan of the Week!It's a frigging robot! Nobody can be THAT horny, can they?!?


  1. No Morning Glories 8? :P And glad ya picked up Gen Lost still and Invincible 78 which I also grabbed. Im all caught up to, Invincible 78 is the last one I have to read.

  2. Nah, I'll probably pick that up online since I have an order ready to go. Ah, I still have a few loose issues to catch up on myself.

  3. You should also pick up those three Batman Beyond issues online too. You finish up that trade yet?

  4. 22 issues is one heck of a haul! Did you just start picking up Hellblazer and Fables monthly? I don't remember seeing you get those before.

  5. I have no idea where the hell I was yesterday...but I seriously did NOT see this post. Lol.

    But geez X...22? I think that's a new record for the 2011 year. Lol. But I'll definitely be checking out your score for Fables and when I do play catch up to issue 103 lol I'll be sure to come back to your blog and read ya reviews. JT got me hook on Y: The last man, so I've been nose deep in that. Lol.

    I also picked up Justice League: Generation Lost #22, FF #1. so I'll be looking forward to those reviews as well. I think I may even review FF #1, who knows. Lol. I just picked up 9 trades of stuff at this Borders that's closing...couldn't pass up 50% off graphic novels. Lol.

  6. Thanks for the reminder, JT. I'll remember to throw those in my cart as well. I did finish the trade and it was quite good.

    I've actually been picking Hellblazer up for some time now, but for my sister, not for myself. She's finally managed to convince me to give that series a shot though, which is why I included it this week. As for Fables, this was the first single issue I picked up. I still have A LOT of trades to get through, but since I've been enjoying the series so much, I figured I might as well start collecting the singles. Sooner or later I'm going to be caught up... I hope!

    I'll be reading FF #1 tonight, Lisha, so hopefully I'll have the review up soon. I sure wish I would have known about the bookstore in my mall going out of business... I had no idea it was leaving until I saw the store gone one day. I would have loved to poach as many trades as I could have if I knew they were leaving.