Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Comic Day! December 21st edition

I have a rather jam packed post to get through, so I'm going to skip the normal pleasantries and get right into which comics I picked up at the comic shop earlier today... Batman #4, Fables #112, Hellblazer #286, Nightwing #4, Red Hood and the Outlaws #4, Supergirl #4, Invincible #86, Amazing Spider-Man #676, Avengers #20, Daken: Dark Wolverine #18, Daredevil #7, Fear Itself: The Fearless #5, Incredible Hulk #3, Invincible Iron Man #511, New Mutants #35, Thunderbolts #167, Uncanny X-Force #19, Venom #11, Wolverine #20, Wolverine and the X-Men #3, X-Factor #229... 21 comics(it would have been 22, but upon seeing my bloated stack of books I put Generation Hope right back)? Really? That's absolutely ridiculous. And it's mainly all from frigging Marvel! Seriously, didn't an issue of Uncanny X-Force JUST come out LAST WEEK?! See, THIS is a real problem that I'm going to have to do something about... And by “do something about” what I'm really saying is “find Marvel comic books to jettison from my pull list!”. So unless something radical happens, I'm going to be dropping Generation Hope, Daredevil and POSSIBLY Incredible Hulk. The sad thing is that I've actually enjoyed the first two issues of Incredible Hulk, but I'm sorry, until Marvel stops putting out 4,956 books every single week, I'm going to have to make some strategic cutting, and since Incredible Hulk is still relatively new, I won't feel that bad about dropping it(plus it's one of those $4 comic books, which makes dropping it all the more appealing). Seriously, Marvel is making it VERY hard to keep up... On top of the three books I just mentioned, I may end up dropping Defenders, Ultimates and X-Men(which are all $4 books as well...). I mean I love my comics more than the next guy, but when I have to start cutting down on my grocery shopping to support my comic buying habit, it's probably time to start cutting back a bit. So kudos Marvel, you've managed to get me to drop a mess of your books. Good job!

Anyway, let's get this post back on track... This week's Pick of the Litter is Uncanny X-Force #19. Invincible and Venom also got some consideration, but Uncanny X-Force takes the honor this week. I'm mainly curious to see how Rick Remender handles that aftereffects of the Dark Angel Saga, which, for me at least, ended with a resounding thud just LAST WEEK!!! This week's Runt? That will go to Avengers #20. The last issue was one of those comic books that made me want to stab myself in the eyes with a rusty nail. It's safe to say that by this point I've completely lost all faith in Bendis' writing abilities... Again. And that'll do it. I have A LOT of comics to read and review. Seeing as that Christmas is this week, I'm not sure if I'll be able to stick to my schedule, but I'll give it a shot anyway. 21 comics means 3 reviews for the next 7 days. In a perfect world, that's what I'll be doing. But as I said, holiday festivities may interrupt that schedule, but as of right now I'm planning on 3 reviews every night for the next 7 nights. I'll leave you guys with this week's Christmas oriented (not so)Random Scan of the Week and say X out.

Random Scan of the Week!Christmas: Joker-style!


  1. Yea, When I started reading Marvel I was pleased with the fact, that I don't have to wait an entire month to continue some of mi favorite stories. But now that I have more an more Marvel comics it is becoming a con too.

    So you didn't pick the Batman Leviathan issue.. I would offer you my thoughts over it but I barely can put my English-Morrisonesque dictionary to work now. Only one thing Stephanie Rocks!!!

  2. movieartman here
    just to let u know avengers was much better this issue than last i think. how osborn is turning the public agenst cap is well done.
    uncanny x-force was.... meh not bad but well.... i HATED THE ART ugh just drove me crazy specialy compared to the magnificant art of the dark angel saga.
    and deadpools toilet jokes went a bit far for my taste (and im a very loose guy when it comes to thoose kinds of things)

    anyways i might not be able to drop in in the coming too weeks so i hope u have a good christmas

  3. I just finished off Uncanny X-Force and the exact way I described it was "meh"! So we are definitely on the same page with that one! Agreed on the art too. I mean there were some things I liked, but there were other aspects that were pretty distracting/ugly. As for Avengers, that's at the very bottom of my new comic pile, but I'm def glad it was better than the last issue! At least I'm not dreading it as much now! Merry Christmas to you as well my friend, have a good one.

  4. *Sigh* A serious day late and dollar short apologies X. :-( I've been lacking on my commenting game!!!! Shame I know. But I am here. And I've managed to read a few comics from this week so be looking out for some comments from your girl this week.

    But I am looking forward to these reviews. I enjoyed a the comics I read, especially Wonder Woman..which I hope you pick up next arc. ^_^

    Let's see what am I anxious to see the X-Man review: Nightwing #4, Red Hood and the Outlaws #4, Supergirl #4, Venom #11, and Wolverine and the X-Men #3. I think you may have reviewed Wolverine and the X-Men Venom already, if my memory is working tonight,lol. So I'll make my way over to check em out!

  5. HA! Idk, Lisha... I've been dropping a lot of comics lately(Marvel will be facing some serious cutting come next week!), I'm not sure if picking WW back up is in the cards for me... Then again, if I drop enough books, you may be able to convince me to give WW another shot!

    Huh, I've actually read a lot of those comics already! I'd skip that Nightwing "review" if I were you, Ol' X was feeling especially when he read that one! :P

  6. I saw you were dropping quite a few comics!! I was like naaaaah I can't be reading the right blog, am I? But I don't blame you at all. Comics are getting out of hand with pricing. There are a couple I may have to wait until the trade comes out in order to save up some money lol. But Dark Horse and Zenescope are coming out with really good comics and it's like "Damn do I seriously have to start a savings account for comics?" But I can't help myself...I like spoiling myself. Comic addiction over drug addiction right? Lol. And as far as picking WW back up...I don't know if I can do it to you. Especially if you hate it and I recommend it lol. I would feel bad. lol.

    Lmao. I saw the score and just politely closed the tab lol. Guess I'll just wait and read for myself lol.

  7. It's Marvel and their insistence at putting out books like 2 or even 3 times a month! That's just too much! If Marvel followed DC's model and only put out one issue of each series a month, I can promise you I wouldn't be dropping as many books as I intend to. It's kind of interesting really. Obviously Marvel figures putting some books out twice a month will get people to buy that book twice, but it's actually causing me to drop books, so they really aren't making any extra money off of me... I mean okay, I'll buy a second issue of Uncanny X-Force in December, but I'll drop Incredible Hulk from my pull list to balance it out.

    HA!! After I started reading that comic I wanted to politely throw it across the room! :D