Another Wednesday, another New Comic Day! Not only that, but after today, there are only two more New Comic Days left in 2011, meaning it's almost time for X's epic, gala, fantastimazing year end awards! Yes, that year end post is so awesome it gets it's own made up adjective. But that's still roughly two weeks away(which means I'll probably start putting it together in roughly two weeks...), right now it's time to look into the comic bag and see what old X brought home with him this week... Batman and Robin #4, Deathstroke #4, Grifter #4, Suicide Squad #4, Superboy #4, Avengers Academy #23, Avengers: X-Sanction #1(!), Battle Scars #2, Iron Man 2.0 #11, Journey Into Mystery #632, Magneto: Not A Hero #2, SHIELD #4(I'm still collecting this?), Ultimate X-Men #4, Uncanny X-Force #18(!!). So 14 new comics, 13 of which are reviewable(I still haven't read SHIELD #1-3 yet). And that my friends, is the PERFECT amount of new comic books in my mind. Not too many(near 20), not too few(less than 12). Not only is that the perfect amount of comic books for me, the Marvel books I picked up are STACKED! There are three Marvel comic books here that could EASILY be named this week's Pick of the Litter. But alas, due to my own arbitrary rules, only one can take that grand honor. And so it is with great pleasure I give you this week's top pick, Uncanny X-Force #18. This issue is what pretty much this entire series has been building up to, and if it's HALF as great as the preceding issues have been, this one should be something special. Avengers: X-Sanction and Avengers Academy got some serious consideration, but Uncanny X-Force is definitely the comic I'm most looking forward to reading. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the comic book I'm least looking forward to reading, this week's Runt of the Litter is... Hmm... Let's go with Suicide Squad #4. It's not that I hate the Suicide Squad book, it just happens to be the comic I care the least about. Batman and Robin(after that awful “cliffhanger” last issue), Deathstroke(which has given us the exact same comic for three straight issues) and Superboy(which did pick up a bit last issue) all made an argument for that Runt status, but I see myself putting that Squad comic at the bottom of this week's pile. With 13 comic books this week, I'll review two books nightly until next Tuesday, when I'll only review one. As for tonight, expect reviews for Uncanny X-Force and Avengers X-Sanctions, probably around midnight or so. And that's that. Another New Comic Day in the books. Until next time, X out.
The Random Scan of the Week!You know, with Christmas right around the corner I think it's time to bust out the x-mas themed Random Scans, no?