Hey X-Maniacs, it's time for a new edition of New Comic Day!!! I seriously didn't think I'd be posting this today, what with my laptop's power cord dying on me. Luckily for all of you though(yes I'm THAT arrogant!), my sister lent me her cord, which IS compatible with my laptop! So a huge thanks to my wonderful sister for getting me back online. The new cord finally shipped from Amazon, and is scheduled to arrive on Friday, so that's when things should get 100% back to normal around here. I was able to get enough reviews typed up in the few hours I've had my sister's cord that I have no reason not to get something posted every day this week.
So that's what's going on with me, but that's not what this post is about. It's about what comics I snagged at ye olde comic shop earlier today! As always, before we get to that, I'm forced to look back at last week to see how my predictions held up... We had TWO Pick of the Litter comics last week, REBELS #27 and Hawkeye: Blindspot #3. The penultimate issue of REBELS(I HATE you DC!!!!!!!!!!!!) received an excellent 9 1/2 out of 10, while Hawkeye came away with the perfect 10 out of 10! So yeah, I was ON with my top picks last week. On the other hand, Superboy #6 was my Runt of last week's Litter, and I ended up giving it a 9 out of 10... In other words, good ol' X was wrong on that one... Meh, I'd rather have my Runt exceed expectations than my Pick depress.
Okay, personal stuff out of the way, last week out of the way, on to this week! I'm expecting 4 subscription books this week, 2 Marvels and 2 DCs. They are: Batman #709, Green Lantern Corps #59(which I won't be reading), Wolverine #8 and X-Factor #218. Here's what I picked up at the comic shop earlier: Uncanny X-Force #8, Wolverine & Jubilee #4, Fables #104, Gotham City Sirens #22, Hellblazer #278, Justice League of America #56, Supergirl #63, Superman/Batman #83, Teen Titans #94, Zatanna #12, Invincible #79, Avengers #12, Avengers Academy #12, Generation Hope #8, Iron Man #503, Iron Man 2.0 #4, Fear Itself: Sin's Past #1, Super Dinosaur #1(the owner of the comic shop talked me into that one!), Silver Surfer #3 and Thunderbolts #156... Oh, and the Captain America vs The Red Skull trade. Whew, another full week for me! I also added Red Robin, Wonder Woman(although it's on a SHORT leash), Superman(same as Wonder Woman) and Batman and Robin to my pull list while dropping Booster Gold since I WILL NOT be picking up ANY comics that are connected to Flashpoint in any way, shape or form. And I'd urge anybody who's sick and tired of the Johnsification of the DCU to do likewise. This week's Pick of the Litter is easy, it's gotta be Invincible #79. I JUST finished reading Invincible #71-78 last night(I'll have a post on those issues up VERY soon), and can't wait to dig into this issue... Those of you not reading Invincible don't know what you're missing! Just ask JT! As for our Runt, I'm going to go with Supergirl #63, which is a comic that's slowly creeping towards me dropping it. And that's it. I'll leave you all with THE Random Scan of the Week and a hearty X out!
The Random Scan of the Week!Hows about a little Impulse to cheer everybody(except Chairman Johns)up!