Hello from a SWELTERING upstate New York, X-Maniacs! It IS Wednesday, which means it's time for the yet another installment of New Comic Day here at the blog! I'm planning on blowing through this post, as I picked up InFamous 2 yesterday, and plan on playing that as soon as this post is up and posted, so hold on tight, we're gonna be FLYING! Before I talk about last week's comics, I just wanted to mention how utterly bizarre it is that DC has already stated that they were rebooting their entire company... Think about it, it's only the beginning of June, and the reboot isn't until September. As a comic fan, it makes NO sense to read any DC comics between now and September, since in the long run, nothing happening in any DC comic right now matters. If nothing matters, what's the incentive to buy new DC books? To read about something that will have ZERO bearing on things in a few months? You've got to think DC's sales numbers are going to take a pretty drastic nosedive throughout the summer...
Last week I chose Fear Itself #3 as my Pick of the Litter, and although the ending pissed me off like CRAZY(especially since it appears that a certain character I LOVE really did die there...), I still gave it an above average score of 9 out of 10. Of course if that certain character really is dead, that issue of Fear Itself will probably go down as one of my least favorite single issues of the year... Last week's Runt of the Litter was Secret Six #34, which received a respectable 6 1/2 out of 10. That score is a MASSIVE improvement for that series, so I'll have to say that last week's Runt far surpassed my low expectations.
As for this week, here are the comics I snagged from the comic shop earlier... Ghost Rider #0.1, Red Robin #24, Birds of Prey #13, Journey Into Mystery #624, Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1, Fear Itself: Deadpool #1, Deadpool #38, Annihilators #4, Batman and Robin #24 & The Iron Age Alpha #1. My shop still hasn't gotten in Irredeemable #26 from last week, and my copy of Morning Glories #10 didn't arrive in this week's shipment... So that means, only 10 comics for me this week... Seriously, for me, THAT'S a slow week! With such a small pull this week, this week's Pick of the Litter is pretty easy... I'm going to go with Batman and Robin #24. Why? Four words; Red Hood Jason Todd. It doesn't get any simpler than that. This week's Runt is kind of hard to pick, because there really aren't any comics I'm particularly dreading... I guess I'll go with Birds of Prey #13. The last issue was horrible, so it stands to reason that this issue will suck the big one too. And that's pretty much that. See, when I want to do a quick post, I can! I'll leave you guys with this week's random scan, and say, as always, X out!
The Random Scan of the Week!This right here is one of the most horrifying Joker pictures I've EVER had the misfortune of seeing... What the HELL is the matter with his mouth?!?!?