Wednesday, December 28, 2011
New Comic Day! December 28th edition
Hey there X-Maniacs, we are only a few days away from the New Year... But more importantly, we are only a few days away from X's Forth Annual Unnamed Comic Book Awards Post!!! Yes, it WILL be awesome. But more on that in a bit, first let's talk about the real purpose of this post, the fact that it's New Comic Day!! Huzzah! Last week I had an ungodly number of comics to review, here's hoping things are a bit more manageable for me this week. As such, let's take a peek at which books I snagged earlier today! Green Lantern: New Guardians #4, Justice League Dark #4, Teen Titans #4, Voodoo #4, Annihilators: Earthfall #4, Avengers: The Children's Crusade #8(!!!), Captain America #5, Captain America #6(two in one week!?), Avengers Solo #3, Deadpool #48, Captain America and Bucky #625, Iron Man 2.0 #12, Kick-Ass 2 #6, Mighty Thor #9, Secret Avengers #20, Ultimates #5, Ultimate X-Men #5, Uncanny X-Men #3. So 18 new books this week(it would have been more, but I'm still waiting for my shop to get I, Vampire #2, which is why I didn't pick up I, Vampire #4). That's better than last week, but still a tad bit higher than I'd like. If we could drop to around 13 or so, I'd be quite pleased. Anyway, this week's Pick of the Week is an absolute no-brainer, so I'm not even going to bother drawing out the suspense. It's Avengers: The Children's Crusade #8, period, the end. There are some other books here that look good, but nothing else I have in front of me is anywhere close to the awesomeness of Children's Crusade. As for this week's Runt of the Litter, that was a pretty easy pick as well. It has to be Green Lantern: New Guardians #4. The last page of the prior issue was SO bad that I seriously considered dropping this series then and there! This issue will probably go a long way in helping me decide whether this book stays on my pull list or whether it gets dropped. The deciding factor? Larfleeze. If I see too much of him in this comic, it'll be getting the ax, plain and simple. Now, this week is a bit tricky... I'll be posting two or three reviews tonight, three reviews on Thursday and Friday night. As for Saturday? I'll be posting the aforementioned year end post, meaning no new reviews. Sunday I'll go back to posting new reviews. Or at least that's the plan, we'll see what happens. But expect reviews up tonight(probably late tonight) for Children's Crusade #8, Kick Ass 2 #6 and/or Deadpool #48. And I think we have reached the end of the line for yet another New Comic Day post. I'll be back later on with those reviews, so until then, it's X out........ Oh wait, no it's not! I almost forgot, I'm trying to get my picture blog back on it's feet(check it out HERE!), so I'll be moving the Random Scan of the Week(which normally accompanies this post) to the picture blog. So feel free to check that out over there. Now, until later, (for real this time!)X out!