Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Comic Day! June 29th edition.

Hey X-Maniacs, it's FINALLY Wednesday, which means I finally picked up my new comics for the week! That's why Monday and Tuesday were so slow... I'd read through all of my new books. So now I have a wealth of comics to read and review, so expect the blog to be jumping! At least for a few days... Anyway, before I get into what I picked up this week(and boy is it good!), I want to go back to last week and see how my predictions held up. Last week's Pick of the Litter was New Mutants #26, which should come as no shock as it featured the magnificant Nate Grey. Granted, he didn't do much more then lay in a trap the whole issue, but still, NATE GREY! As the comic I was most looking forward to it didn't disappoint, as I gave it a strong 9 out of 10, which was among the better scores from last week. As for last week's Runt of the Litter, that (dis)honor went to Silver Surfer #5, which I am SO not looking forward to that I didn't bother to read it yet! I'll probably give it a read sometime this week and stick it in a review with some other comic I'm not that keen on reading, but that'll probably be towards next week... Yes, I'm dreading that comic that much!

So there we go, last week done, let's move on to THIS week... Here's what I managed to grab from the comic shop earlier today... Batman Inc #7, Detective Comics #878, Gotham City Sirens #24, Wonder Woman #612, Amazing Spider-Man #664, Avengers: Children's Crusade #6, Fear Itself: Black Widow #1, FF #5, Ultimate Comics X #5, Uncanny X-Men #539, Venom #4, Wolverine: The Best There Is #7, X-Men: Prelude to Schism #4, Captain America: America's Avenger #1, Incredible Hulks Annual #1, Iron Age #1. That's a good amount of books for me, under 20, but over 13, which is the ideal number for any given week. This week's Pick of the Litter is so easy, I knew what it was going to be last week! It HAS to be Avengers: The Children's Crusade #6, easily the best mini-series(or hell, anything) coming out of Marvel, DC or anywhere else today. I've always been an unrepentant fan of the Young Avengers, and this mini has thus far given me everything I could have hoped for... And more! As for this week's Runt, that'll go to... huh, there's really nothing here I'm not looking forward to for one reason or another... I guess I'll go with FF #5, if only because the last issue was so damn stupid. Hopefully Jonathan Hickman will rebound, because this whole “Kill Reed Club” thing is a pretty bad idea... And that my friends, is that. I'll throw a random scan out and call it a day. Expect a review for Avengers: Children's Crusade up for later on tonight(probably on it's own), and I'll leave you all with the customary, X out.

The Random Scan of the WeekYeah, that Crime Alley is a hilarious place... I guess...


  1. What's up with that scan? Was Bats poisoned with the Joker's laughing gas or something??

    Anyway, I'm really looking forward to your review of Children's Crusade...and I REALLY can't wait for the trade to come out, so I can read it myself! The rest of those books all look pretty good too...looks like it'll be a good week for you, other than having to read last week's issue of Silver Surfer.

  2. Nope, no laughing gas, no Joker, no nothing! I THINK(and I may be mistaken), he was laughing over the fact that somebody swiped the cars from the Batmobile... But I scanned that pic a week or two ago, so I could be wrong.

    Oh man Marc, you should just hunt down the singles... If you liked the Young Avengers series, and care anything about the Avengers, this mini is such a treat...

  3. Or maybe this Batman is...CRAZY STEVE from ASBAR!


  4. I beat Lisha again! And I ended up with five books instead of three, due to Arkham City #3 coming out this week and the end of the Identity Wars trilogy with the Hulk Annual.

  5. Screw you JT, lol.

    My comment always means more anyways. But X, as always, Comic Day has snuck up on me again. Lol. But I'm definitely waiting for quite a few comic reviews this week. :)

    Gotham City Sirens #24, Wonder Woman #612, Fear Itself: Black Widow #1 (Please tell me if this is worth buying, lol, I'll pick it up next week), Venom #4 (My favorite comic right now), X-Men: Prelude to Schism #4,

    Try not to breeze through the comics this week, lol. ^_^

    Happy reading!!

  6. Hey, check you out big spender! FIVE whole comics! I am impressed, JT! :P

    I really do have to try to pace myself, Lisha! I blew through those comics last week... I blame school being out! At least school would help me stagger my comic reading. Now it's just a free-for-all! :D I've already finished that BW review, and should be done with WW and Sirens by this weekend. Venom should be done tomorrow, while Prelude may wait until early next week... Check me out, all organized and stuff!

  7. You make me sooo proud!! *tear* lol.

  8. HA! Until I screw up all of my organization and post everything out of order! :D

  9. Hey you all organized and stuff!!

    I am looking forward for you review of Detective Comics 878

  10. That's one of us, Lisha! :D

    I SHOULD have Detective and Batman Inc up by Saturday(hopefully!) Alien. Those are the two DC books I'm most looking forward to reading, so I do want to get them read.