Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Comic Day! August 24th edition.

Hey all, it's time for another edition of New Comic Day! Before I get to this week's books, as always, I'll first take a gander back at last week's NCD post... I actually didn't read all of my new comics from last week for the first time in ages, mainly because the two titles I didn't read(Titans #38 & Uncanny X-Men #542) have absolutely no appeal to me, thus the fact that I've yet to read them! Seeing as that I didn't actually review all of my comics from last week, I can't figure out what last week's average score was... And since I didn't read Uncanny X-Men #542, I can't talk about last week's Runt of the Litter... So yeah. That'll have to wrap up the recap section of this post.

With the recap done, here's a look at the comics I picked up earlier today... Action Comics #904, Batman: Gates of Gotham #5, Batman Incorporated #8, Batman: The Dark Knight #5, Gotham City Sirens #26, Teen Titans #100, Wonder Woman #614, Captain America and Bucky #621, Daken: Dark Wolverine #13, Deadpool #42, Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #4, Iron Age Omega #1, Kick-Ass 2 #3, New Mutants #30, Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1, Uncanny X-Force #13, Wolverine #14, Green Lantern Retroactive 1990's #1 & X-Men #16. So yet again, nearly 20 comics... On the plus side, next week DC is only putting out TWO comic books, neither one of which I'll be buying, which means I should be able to cut my comic spending down substantially. Unless Marvel decides to take advantage of DC's gaffe and puts out of mess of great books, in which case I'm screwed. But here's hoping I can try to limit my comic book purchases to about 10-15 books next week. Let's see, this week's Pick of the Litter, the book I'm most looking forward to reading is... huh, there are a few really intriguing books here... I guess I'll go with my gut and choose Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #4, if only to learn the fate of my favorite Avengers: Initiative character... If Hardball dies in that comic, I riot! But seriously, looking through these books, I see a lot of comics I'm really looking forward to, such as Kick-Ass 2(!!), Daken, New Mutants, Ultimates, X-Force, Wolverine, Cap & Bucky, yeah, Marvel is pumping out some really good books this week. Expect the next couple of days to be really Marvel heavy. As for this week's Runt of the Litter, I'm going to pick Batman: Gates of Gotham #5. It's not that I'm dreading this comic per se, but since I'm pretty happy with all of this week's comics, and Gates hasn't really produced as I'd it would, so Gates will have to be my very tentative Runt. And with that, I'm done. I'll have two reviews up later on(probably Wolverine #14 and Ultimates #1), and depending on how my day goes, possibly another two before I call it a night. So there you have it. Another New Comic Day in the books, all that's left for me to do is say X out!

The Random Comic Scan of the Week!.Reason #371 to hate Geoff Johns: killing Bart's Impulse character...

Before I end this post, a quick question. For the past several months, I've been pairing up my reviews two per post. I'm thinking about going back to doing one review per post, but I figured I'd see what you guys think. If you have a preference, let me know. If not, cool.


  1. I'm a bad friend. :(

    I'm late on my commenting for NCD!!!

    It's been pretty busy for me this week. But being the awesome friend I am now, I'm here to comment my heart out.

    Hmm well, I am looking forward to reading Gates of Gotham, Siren's of course, Wonder Woman, Daken, annnnnnd Deadpool.

    Also, I'm glad for you pockets, the DC Reboot is here. Because 20 comics is insane. lol. But you're still awesome.

  2. Aww, no you're not, Lisha! You may be late, but you still came... Unlike a certain JT guy we both know! :P

    My wallet is SO looking forward to next week since I'll be picking up NO DC comics! Now I just have to hope that Marvel doesn't put out like 20 awesome comics that I don't want to miss!

  3. Lol @ certain JT guy. I swear Comic Book Day snuck up on me this week. I'm usually on my a-game but it just whizzed right by me.

    You're pockets will thank you! Lol. It may not know how to act for a little bit and may tell you to buy things you may not even want, lol.

    But stay strong!! lol. I know you can do it!!

    Okay, now I'll gather and read your reviews. :)

  4. "I swear Comic Book Day snuck up on me this week." It can happen to any of us, Lisha. Well, except for me. New comic day could never sneak up on me! I go to sleep on Tuesday night all giddy like a school girl! :P

    HA!! Watch, instead of buying 6 or 7 DC comics, I'll pick up a trade or something... I BET you I do something like that too!

  5. Lol, you have to tell yourself to NOT buy a trade, I repeat, do NOT buy a trade. :)

  6. Sadly, I'll walk in to the comic shop chanting that to myself, and by the time I get out I'll probably have picked up three trades! :P