Thursday, April 22, 2010

Comic Gazing for: 4/21/10

Yes, I know I'm a day late, but what can ya do? This week turned out to be exceptionally busy, but the week is almost over, so I'll be back to my normal review posting ways again. I have a truckload of new comics to catch up on since I haven't been reading much of anything these past few days, so expect lots of reviews over the next couple of days. All right, without further ado, let's go comic gazing!

Batman: Streets of Gotham #11: This might just be the best Bat-book on the market today... What am I saying, this IS the best Bat-book on the market today! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how the thus far awesome Zsasz storyline finishes up. Interest Level: 9 1/2 out of 10.

Green Lantern #53: Eh, this is a Brightest Day x-over issue. I miss the days when this comic actually told great stories and every issue wasn't either a part of, or building up to an x-over... Interest Level: 7 out of 10.

Justice League of America #44: I've enjoyed this comic since the abomination known as Cry for Justice has ended, and I'm hopeful that things continue to move onward and upward here. Interest Level: 7 1/2 out of 10.

REBELS #15: This is probably my favorite DC comic... How weird is that?!? Unfortunately, Starfire joins cast this issue, which really hurts, because I HATE Starfire! Meh, so long as the great Vril Dox is in this comic I'll suffer through Starfire I guess... Interest Level: 9 1/2 out of 10.(Without Starfire, it's an easy 10 out of 10)

Supergirl #52: This continues the thus far better then expected Last Stand of New Krypton storyline. That's reason enough to buy it. Interest Level: 7 1/2 out of 10.

Superman/Batman #71: Meh, I don't know why I'm buying this one... Interest Level: 3 1/2 out of 10.

Captain America: Who Won't Wield The Shield #1: This is one of those gag type comics that Marvel occasionally puts out(think Marvel Riot), and is a total spur of the moment pick for me. Interest Level: 5 out of 10.

Dark Wolverine #85: Woo baby, I can't wait to read this one!!! This crosses over with the Wolverine Origins series, as Daken and Wolvie join forces to try to dethrone Romulus once and for all. I'm telling you now, if you have even a passing interest in Wolverine, you should probably buy this crossover, because it should be blisteringly hot! Interest Level: 10 out of 10.

Firestar #1: This is another total spur of the moment pick-up. I loved the old New Warriors series, so I'm always willing to give a shot to one of the Warriors characters. Interest Level: 6 out of 10.

Guardians of the Galaxy #25: Thanos is back!!! 'Nuff said! Interest Level: 8 1/2 out of 10.

Nova #36: Last issue brought Namorita back into Nova's life, so I am extremely interested to see how this effects the life of old Bucket Head. Interest Level: 8 1/2 out of 10.

Siege: Spider-Man #1: Although I'm currently on an anti-Spider-Man kick, I've purchased all of the other Siege books, so I figured I might as well buy this one as well. Interest Level: 4 out of 10.

X-Factor #204: Ugh, one of my favorite Marvel titles is being sullied by that whole idiotic Second Coming storyline... Well, if anybody can shine this turd into something decent, it's Peter David... Interest Level: 2 out of 10.

I was going to pick up the Blackest Night Director's Cut, but thanks to my buddy JT, I'll be skipping that overpriced comic. Thanks JT!

So the final tally this week is DC: 6, Marvel: 7! Wow, once again, Marvel has dethroned DC after DC's two week run at the top. Not only that, but the comic I'm most looking forward to reading this week is a Marvel. So for now, the House of Ideas is the king of my comic mountain. How long will that last? I guess we'll find out next week!... As always, see ya and Long Live The Legion!!!


  1. Glad I could help, even if it did cost DC tying with Marvel, And If you're anything like me you're going to LOVE Streets of Gotham.

  2. Yeah, I spotted that 10 for Streets, which actually got me even more excited for that comic!

  3. I'm considering REBELS this month, because I really like the Starfire cover.

    Based on your comments about Green Lantern, I think you and I can finally strongly agree about something (I feel like it's been a long time since we did that!).
    After following Blackest Night faithfully, I'm ready for the storyline to kind of shift away from some of those concepts.

    I'm looking forward to Siege: Spider-Man. I got the Loki and Cap books, and they were good generic one-shots. I think I can only handle Spidey in small doses for the time being, although there is a storyline coming up in July where they're going to reveal the rest of the One More Day storyline. I'm thinking I'll give it a look, despite Quesada being listed as the writer.

    Geez, maybe someday I'll go back to posting on my own site instead of taking up all your comment space. Talk to you later, X-Man.

  4. Well, I'm getting the GL, and that's the only thing we match on this week. I might get the BNDC, depends. Will flickthrough first.

    Haven't got anything yet cause the volcano impounded the comics in America >:(

  5. You know you're welcome to take up as much space as you want here Kello! And if you do grab REBELS, I'd be MORE then happy to fill you in on what's been going on in the series the past few issues. If I can turn just one person into a fan of that series then my job is complete! As for the upcoming Spidey stuff, all I have to say about it is meh. Unless they undo everything that has happened to Spidey in the past few years, I could care less about him.

    Wow, that really sucks for you Nagash! Any idea as to how long your books will be delayed?

  6. Dunno, they're starting to reopen airports, but who knows? :(

  7. Jeez man, that really does suck. I'm sure the first priority is going to be to move people first, and then cargo. Was it a big shipment or just the books from this past Wednesday?

    Well, here's hoping you get your books as early as Monday!

  8. I did it, X-Man, I ordered REBELS 15 tonight. I feel so alive! Hahaha, I just Starfire has an actual personality in the story.

  9. It was all comic books to all comic shops in Britain. So yeah...

  10. All right Kello, I'm happy to hear that! Now watch, this'll be like the worst issue of the series, and you'll wind up thinking to yourself, "What's this guy been going on about? This was terrible!"

    Wow, that's gotta be tough for not only the fans, but for the CB shop owners as well.