Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Current Comics Report for 7/27

This is a report about what I think about the comics of this week, based upon Diamond's Shipping This Week list, as reprinted below, with my (sometimes quite snarky, so be forewarned) comments.

Certain sections of the Current Report on the 7/27 Comic Book Week contain forward-looking statements that are based on my expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include but are not limited to projections of books being good, writing performance, character flaws, artistic coolness and continued title stability.

Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Prognasticators Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation:
  • A book being better than I thought it would be;

  • A different creative team on a book;

  • A different type of story than I thought it was;

  • Differences in anticipated and actual performance by the writer and/or artist
All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report or, in the case of any document incorporated by reference, the date of that document.All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to me are qualified by the cautionary statements in this section...

Shipping This Week: July 27, 2005

DARK HORSE

JUN050037 DUNGEON SIEGE BATTLE FOR ARANNA GN $6.95
MAY050040 HELLBOY THE ISLAND #2 (OF 2) $2.99

Is this last Mignola art on this book for awhile?

APR050038 OH MY GODDESS VOL 21 TP $10.95
MAR050084 STAR WARS REPUBLIC #77 $2.99

Has Ostrander been on this book since #1?

If so....DAMN, that's a long time!

DEC040032 USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 19 FATHERS AND SONS TP $15.95

DC COMICS

MAY050270 ALBION #2 (OF 6) $2.99

I predict that very little will actually happen in this issue.

MAY050271 ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE #2 (OF 16) $2.99

I estimate that this will be an enoyable step up from #1, which I thought was good, but a little heavy on the setup.

MAY050197 BATMAN DARK DETECTIVE #6 (OF 6) $2.99
MAY050262 CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #11 $2.25

I predict that at least ONE creator that you enjoy is working on this issue!

MAY050202 CATWOMAN #45 $2.50

I bet that this issue ties into Infinite Crisis....SUCKER BET!

MAY050274 CITY OF TOMORROW #4 (OF 6) (MR) $2.99
MAY050226 DOOM PATROL #14 $2.50

I predict that this issue will be a fun throwback.

MAY050229 FLASH #224 $2.50

Savor this, people, it may be the last issue of a Geoff Johns title NOT tied directly into Infinite Crisis.

MAY050294 HELLBLAZER #210 (MR) $2.75
MAY050236 JLA CLASSIFIED #10 $2.99

I predict that there will be SOME hint that this story was meant to be published, like, two years ago.

MAY050237 JLA CYBERFORCE $5.99

I estimate that this will be surprisingly good.

By the by, isn't Cyberforce all DEAD, except for the fast girl?

MAY050240 KINETIC TP $9.99
MAY050242 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #8 $2.99

I predict that Cosmic Boy will annoy me in this issue.

MAY050295 LOSERS #26 (MR) $2.99

Is this the one drawn by Colin Wilson?

Why isn't Colin Wilson a bigger name?

Someone explain that to me!!!

MAY050298 NEIL GAIMANS NEVERWHERE #2 (OF 9) (MR) $2.99
MAY050207 NIGHTWING YEAR ONE TP $14.99

Hmmm...maybe Dixon should write Nightwing!

Nah, that would never work.

MAY050243 OMAC PROJECT #4 (OF 6) $2.50

"La la la, okay, opening up the fourth issue of my mini-series. Let's see how they resolve that cliffhanger from #3...what? What's this? Gigantic plot points from a MINI-SERIES are resolved in OTHER titles, leaving the mini-series to make almost no sense to readers who didn't buy FOUR other comic books (okay, two other comic books, as the first two parts can be skipped no problem)?"

DC: There's No Stopping Us Now!

MAY050302 OTHERWORLD #5 (OF 12) (MR) $2.99

If you put blank space where the dialogue and captions are in this book....

....

well, you'd have a lot of blank spaces.

MAY050244 OUTSIDERS #26 $2.50

The original Outsiders! I sure hope there's some hidden secret in their past!

MAY050283 PROMETHEA BOOK 5 HC $24.99
MAY050249 SGT ROCK ARCHIVES VOL 3 HC $49.99
MAY050281 SILENT DRAGON #1 (OF 6) $2.99

Andy Diggle is the man. Yu can be good. This should be good.

MAY050210 SUPERMAN BATMAN #21 $2.99

Slow down, Loeb! Last issue was TOO harsh! We don't want Marvel to cry, do we?

MAY050257 TEEN TITANS GO #21 $2.25

This issue will be good.

MAY050266 TENRYU THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL 2 $9.99
MAY050216 WONDER WOMAN #219 $2.50

"Wait a sec...I control 1/3 of the DCU, and one of the titles I write isn't selling too great....what if I tie everything into this title?!?"

A plan is hatched.

MAY050209 YEAR ONE BATMAN RAS AL GHUL #2 (OF 2) $5.99

I predict that this will be better than it has any business being.

IMAGE

JAN051591 CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #18 (MR) $2.50

Mature Readers, eh?

FINALLY, I get to see Twitch naked!

APR051660 GODLAND #1 $2.99

I estimate that this will be good.

MAY051596 TOMB RAIDER WITCHBLADE MAGDALENA VAMPIRELLA ONE SHOT $2.99

Between the four of them, they might have enough clothing for one woman.

MARVEL

MAY051756 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #522 $2.50

Does JMS think the world will end soon?

Because he sure seems to be rushing all of his Avengers stories right into the first couple of issues.

Three issues in, and he's already doing "MJ Parker having an affair with Tony Stark!"

MAY051817 AVENGERS WEST COAST VISION QUEST TP $24.99

Wait...Sublime AND House of M all derive from one Avengers West Coast storyline?

I fear for my sanity.

MAY051765 BLACK PANTHER #6 $2.99

This is the issue where, to complete Black Panther's origin recap, Black Panther travels into outer space to beat the Russkies, and is bombarded with cosmic radiation.

Wouldn't you LOVE to see the fan reaction if that happened?

MAY051824 COMBAT ZONE TRUE TALES OF GIS IN IRAQ VOL 1 TP $19.99
MAY051770 DAREDEVIL VS PUNISHER #2 (OF 6) $2.99

I predict another great issue.

APR051978 ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 TP NEW PRINTING $16.99
APR051979 ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE VOL 1 TP NEW PRINTING $16.99
MAY051819 EXILES VOL 10 AGE OF APOCALYPSE TP $12.99
MAY051772 FANTASTIC FOUR #529 $2.99

I estimate that we will get a long speech about the nature of the Fantastic Four's powers.

MAY051776 GIANT SIZE SPIDER-WOMAN #1 $4.99

It is so funny seeing Marvel attempt the Giant-Sized concept again. It is so not what modern readers are used to.

MAY051768 HERCULES #5 (OF 5) $2.99

I predict some funny stuff.

MAY051821 HOUSE OF M EXCALIBUR PRELUDE TP $11.99

It is smart to get this out now.

MAY051777 HULK DESTRUCTION #1 (OF 4)(MR) $2.99

Okay, so this is an in-continuity story about the Abomination...so it needed its own mini-series WHY, exactly?

MAY051778 MACHINE TEEN #3 (OF 5) $2.99

I hope that the plot moves forward.

MAY051795 MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #2 $3.99
MAY051796 MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #2 $3.99
MAY051743 NEW X-MEN #16 $2.99
MAY051808 NEW X-MEN HELLIONS #3 (OF 4) $2.99

Diamondback and Paladin! A geek's dream!

MAY051802 NIGHTCRAWLER #8 $2.99
MAY051788 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS 2005 $3.99
MAY051748 PULSE #10 $2.99

I estimate a strong issue starring Hawkeye.

MAY051747 PULSE HOUSE OF M SPECIAL ED #1 PI
MAY051784 RUNAWAYS #6 $2.99

I predict a cool reveal in this issue.

MAY051832 SECRET WARS TP NEW PRINTING $29.99

Who is the cover by this time?

MAY051779 SPELLBINDERS #5 (OF 6) $2.99

I predict we will not be seeing a continuation of this story.

APR051955 SPIDER-MAN HUMAN TORCH IM WITH STUPID DIGEST TP $7.99
MAY058106 ULTIMATE IRON MAN 3RD PRINTING #1 (OF 6) $2.99

Only third printing?

If this was by DC, it would be on its 7th by now!

MAY051827 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 13 HOBGOBLIN TP $15.99
MAY051800 X-MEN #173 $2.50

Do you think perhaps we might see some reference to Rogue's new powers in this issue?

Perhaps?

WIZARD

JUN052626 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE JLA LEGION OF DOOM CVR #167 $5.99
JUN052627 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE X-MEN 3 CVR #167 $5.99

Can't decide! Can't decide! Brain aneurysm!!!!

COMICS

APR053067 2000 AD #1445 (NOTE PRICE) $4.10
MAY052913 2000 AD #1446 $4.10
MAY052376 ACTOR DFE HUNTER KILLER ALT CVR #1 $6.99

I like ACTOR, so someone buy this silly cover!

MAY052379 ACTOR NEW AVENGERS #2 MIKI SGN $19.99

Ouch.

ACTOR could only get Miki to sign?

APR052513 ACTOR X-MEN FOREVER #1 ALT COVER $10.00

X-Men Forever? The Fabian Nicieza/Kevin Maguire project from five years ago?

DEC042430 ALAN MOORES HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD #3 (OF 4) (MR) $3.50
DEC042431 ALAN MOORES HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD WRAPAROUND CVR #3 (OF 4) (MR $3.50

Soon, it will be like the joke about the Beatles doing a new song called "This is John Lennon, leave a message after the beep."

Soon, we will have comics made out of, like, Alan Moore's tax return.

"Dependents From HELL!"

"Deductions of Agony!"

Or not.

MAY052989 ALL GROWN UP CINEMANGA VOL 2 GN (OF 2) $7.99
MAY052925 AMAZING AGENT LUNA VOL 2 GN $10.99
APR053023 ATTITUDE FEATURING NEAL SWAAB REHABILITATING MR WIGGLES TP ( $10.95
APR053015 BELLE STARR QUEEN OF BANDITS #1 (MR) $2.95
APR053083 BEOWULF #3 $2.99

Anyone know who's taking over this book?

AUG042366 BILL & TEDS MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURES VOL 2 TP $13.95

Early Evan Dorkin, people!!

MAY052951 BLAME VOL 1 GN (OF 10) (MR) $9.99
JUN052823 BRIAN PULIDOS LADY DEATH DEAD RISING MARTIN SKETCH ED $34.90

Wait...it is Brian Pulido's Martin sketch cover?

How does THAT work?

JUN052821 BRIAN PULIDOS LADY DEATH SWIMSUIT 2005 KILLING BLOW ED $5.99
JUN052824 BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY NATURE CALLS CVR #2 (MR) $5.99

I wonder what is so unholy about Brian Pulido's Nature Calls.

Perhaps he calls Kansas really late at night?

MAY052895 CAPOTE IN KANSAS GN (MR) $11.95
MAR052824 CATEGORY FREAKS VOL 1 TP (MR) $9.95
MAY052896 COURTNEY CRUMRIN TALES #1 $5.95

This should be a lot of fun!

MAY052965 CROSS VOL 4 GN (OF 5) $9.99
MAY052879 CRYPTOZOO CREW VOL 1 TP $9.95
MAY052805 CSI NEW YORK BLOODY MURDER #1 (OF 5) $3.99

Now that IDW has both licenses, how long before CSI: Cybertron?

APR052555 CUTE MANIFESTO TP $19.95
MAY052813 CVO COVERT VAMPIRIC OPERATIONS ROGUE STATE TP (MR) $19.99
APR052924 DEAD WEST VOL 1 GN $14.95
APR052744 DEMIS STRANGE BEDFELLOWS NUDE CVR #4 (A) $5.95
APR053096 DOT HACK SIGN AI BUSTER NOVEL $7.99
MAY052708 DR BLINK SUPERHERO SHRINK #1 (O/A) $2.99
MAY052968 DRAGON KNIGHTS VOL 20 GN (OF 22) $9.99
MAY052958 DREAM SAGA VOL 5 GN (OF 5) $9.99
MAY052423 DREAMLAND CHRONICLES #2 (OF 24) $4.50
MAY052990 DUEL MASTERS CINEMANGA VOL 5 GN (OF 7) $7.99
MAY052786 EC ACES HIGH ANNUAL #1 (O/A) $13.50
MAY052785 EC FRONTLINE COMBAT ANNUAL SET (O/A) $37.40
MAR053121 ECLIPSE AND VEGA THE BEDS WE MAKE #3 (OF 3) $2.95

"Whistles innocently"...you have my address....."Whistles innocently"....hehe.

MAY052678 EDGAR ALLAN POE FALL O/T HOUSE OF USHER & OTHER TALES TP $12.95
MAY052494 EL ARSENAL #1 (OF 3) (MR) $2.95
MAR058098 ESCAFLOWNE VOL 1-4 GN SET (PP #670) $19.99
APR052653 FATHOM SIGNED ED #1 $29.99
MAY052474 FIST FULL OF DOLLARS NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #130 PI
MAY052793 FLARE #26 $2.99
MAY052971 FRUITS BASKET VOL 11 GN (OF 14) $9.99
MAY052384 FULL METAL PANIC MANGA VOL 8 TP $9.99
MAY052674 GENSHIKEN VOL 2 GN (MR) $10.95
MAY052414 GIMOLES #1 (OF 4) (NOTE PRICE) $0.75
MAY052960 GIRL GOT GAME VOL 10 GN (OF 10) $9.99
APR052967 GRIMJACK KILLER INSTINCT #6 (OF 6) $3.99

Yay for Greg!

MAY053023 GTO VOL 1 GN (O/A) $9.99
MAY052961 GTO VOL 25 GN (OF 25) (MR) $9.99
MAY052676 GURU GURU PON CHAN VOL 1 GN $10.95
JUN052812 GYPSY #1 $3.50
JUN052813 GYPSY ADRIAN CVR #1 $3.50
JUN052815 GYPSY NOUVEAU CVR #1 $3.50
JUN052816 GYPSY PREMIUM CVR #1 $9.99
JUN052814 GYPSY REARTE CVR #1 $3.50
JUN052963 HAW GN NEW PTG (A) $8.95
MAY052974 HEAVEN ABOVE HEAVEN VOL 2 GN (OF 6) (MR) $9.99
JUN052964 HEE (A) $2.50
MAR052699 HERO SQUARED #1 (OF 3) $3.99

I hope this has more of a plot than the one shot!

Is the first artist still on the project? He was good.

MAR052700 HERO SQUARED PULL MY FINGER CVR #1 OF(3) $3.99
MAY052412 IMPERIAL DRAGONS #1 (OF 6) (NOTE PRICE) $0.75
MAY052975 INITIAL D VOL 19 GN (OF 29) $9.99
MAY052505 JUGHEAD #167 $2.25

Should Jughead date?

No one ever answers me when I ask this question.

Don't any of you care about Jughead?!?!

MAY053064 KARMA INCORPORATED #1 (OF 3) $2.95
APR052678 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE #1 (OF 4) $3.99
JUN052884 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE COMM CVR #1 (OF 4) $5.99
APR052682 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE GLOW CVR #1 (OF 4) $19.99
MAY052640 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE GOLD FOIL #1 (OF 4) $5.99
APR052681 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE PREMIUM CVR #1 (OF 4) $9.99
APR052680 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE RYP CVR #1 (OF 4) $3.99
APR052679 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE WRAPAROUND CVR #1 (OF 4) $3.99
JUN052822 LADY DEATH LEATHER & LACE 2005 HOT AS H$$$ ED $5.99

DO NOT BUY! NOT BRIAN PULIDO AUTHORIZED!

THIS LADY DEATH WEARS A TRACK SUIT!

DO NOT BUY!

THESE COMIC WILL GIVE YOU HERPES!

NOT PULIDO BRAND LADY DEATH COMICS!

MAY052962 LAMENT OF THE LAMB VOL 7 GN (OF 7) $9.99
MAY052422 LIONS TIGERS & BEARS TP $9.99

This was a fun series.

APR052507 MEN OF MYSTERY #54 $6.95
MAY052811 METAL GEAR SOLID #11 $3.99
MAY052963 MODEL VOL 7 GN (OF 7) $9.99
MAY052994 MY LITTLE PONY JR CINEMANGA VOL 1 GN $3.99

My life is now complete.

OCT042837 NAGDILA VOL 1 TALE OF THE GOLDEN AGE GN $19.95
MAY052472 NHS PKT MANGA FIVE PACK SPECIAL PI
MAY052675 NODAME CANTIABILE VOL 2 GN (MR) $10.95
MAY052397 NOTENKI MEMOIRS SC $9.99
APR053202 ODDLY NORMAL #4 (OF 4) $2.95

You would be well advised to give this series a try.

MAY052622 OZ WONDERLAND CHRONICLES PREVIEW $2.99
APR053077 POISON ELVES VENTURES #2 LYNN #2 (MR) $3.50
MAY052420 PSI KIX VOL 1 GN $9.99
APR053045 QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED VOL 3 #2 (OF 3) (MR) $2.99

Why base an adventure about these guys?

APR053203 RANDOM ENCOUNTER #4 (OF 4) $2.95
MAY052978 RAVE MASTER VOL 16 GN (OF 29) $9.99
MAY052980 REBIRTH VOL 15 GN (OF 18) $9.99
MAY052981 RISING STARS OF MANGA VOL 5 GN (OF 6) $9.99

Does it include pin-ups of the creators?

MAY052954 RIZELMINE GN $9.99
MAY052955 SAIYUKI RELOAD VOL 1 GN (OF 4) (MR) $9.99
MAY052982 SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 15 GN (OF 27) (MR) $9.99
MAY052512 SATANS 3 RING CIRCUS OF H$$$ TP (MR) $19.95
MAY052956 SCRAPPED PRINCESS VOL 1 GN (OF 3) $9.99
MAY052983 SHAOLIN SISTERS REBORN VOL 2 GN (OF 4) $9.99
JUN052825 SHI POISONED PARADISE #1/2 ROYAL BLUE FOIL ED $75.00

A bargain at twice the price!

I mean, come on, it is ROYALTY!

MAY053069 SHONEN JUMP SEP 05 #33 $4.99
MAY052964 SHUTTERBOX VOL 3 GN (OF 3) $9.99
MAY052984 SNOW DROP VOL 10 GN (OF 12) (MR) $9.99
MAY052991 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS CINEMANGA VOL 9 GN (OF 12) $7.99

Cinemangas are funny.

JUN052793 STARGATE SG1 DANIELS SONG DALLAS CON GOLD ED #1 $4.99
JUN052794 STARGATE SG1 FALL OF ROME JUDGE SGN #3 (OF 3) $39.99
APR052901 STICKY #3 (A) $4.95
MAY052985 SUIKODEN III VOL 7 GN (OF 8) $9.99
MAY052508 TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #4 $2.39

Does it have a Josie Manga story?

MAY052608 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #33 (MR) $2.95
FEB052489 TED NOODLEMAN BICYCLE DELIVERY BOY TP $9.99

This was a fun series.

NOV042476 THRESHOLD LOOKERS NUDE CVR #53 (MR) $6.00
NOV042475 THRESHOLD LOOKERS WRAPAROUND CVR #53 (MR) $4.99
NOV042474 THRESHOLD PANDORA CVR #53 (MR) $4.99
JAN052537 THRESHOLD PANDORA DEMON NUDE CVR #53 (MR) $6.00
NOV042477 THRESHOLD PANDORA NUDE CVR #53 (MR) $6.00
MAY052888 TICK DAYS OF DRAMA #1 $4.95

Coolness!

MAY052889 TICK DAYS OF DRAMA LTD VARIANT CVR #1 PI
MAY052706 TIM BURTONS NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS MANGA GN $8.99

Is this a Cinemanga, or what?

FEB052829 TIMES OF BOTCHAN VOL 1 GN (OF 10) $19.99
MAY052986 TOKYO TRIBES GN VOL 3 (RES) (MR) $9.99
MAY052987 TRAMPS LIKE US VOL 6 GN (OF 10) (MR) $9.99
MAR052787 TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE #1 RED FOIL CON ED $12.99
MAY052677 TSUBASA VOL 6 GN $10.95
MAY052779 UNCLE SCROOGE #344 $6.95
MAY052988 VAMPIRE GAME VOL 12 GN (OF 14) $9.99
MAY052778 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #659 $6.95
JUN053013 WESTERN TALES OF TERROR #5 (MR) $3.50

This series has been interesting so far.

APR052819 YELLOW VOL 1 GN (MR) $12.95

Recommended!

Well, that's it for me.

Feel free to share your thoughts, and be sure to check back to see how wrong I was about everything.

Except My Little Pony, of course.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Dan Coyle said...

Wait, what does John Sublime have to do with "Vision Quest"? Where was it said Weapon Plus had something to do with it?

7/27/2005 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Brady said...

>>MAY052706 TIM BURTONS NIGHTMARE >>BEFORE CHRISTMAS MANGA GN $8.99

>>Is this a Cinemanga, or what?


I think this might be an actual manga based on the movie. I vaguely remember somebody announcing that a while back

7/27/2005 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Bill Reed said...

The Sublime thing is in reference to him being a sentient bacteria mutant dealy, and apparently Byrne had something similar... I dunno, it's not like I'd pay to read anything by Byrne.

Oh, and nice picture at the top of the site. Although it is huge.

7/27/2005 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Dizzy said...

MAY050237 JLA CYBERFORCE $5.99

I estimate that this will be surprisingly good.


I will take up on that bet. (OK estimate. It is a bet now. My Little Pony said so)

MAY050295 LOSERS #26 (MR) $2.99

Is this the one drawn by Colin Wilson?

Why isn't Colin Wilson a bigger name?

Someone explain that to me!!!


Colin Wilson is a big name; he replaced Moebius on Young Blueberry, asked by Jean Giraud himself. Be sad that you can't get Lt. Blueberry over there. and he did loads of things for 2000 AD. Living in Australia could put some restrictions on his time in US comics.

JAN051591 CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #18 (MR) $2.50

Mature Readers, eh?

FINALLY, I get to see Twitch naked!


Don't lie, we all know you really want to see Sam uncovered.

MAY051768 HERCULES #5 (OF 5) $2.99

I predict some funny stuff.


Like always Tieri is completely unpredictable. I don't think there is any other writer I have such mixed feelings about. Hercules so far has had good moments and pretty darn bad moments. Is it a parody or not?

MAY051808 NEW X-MEN HELLIONS #3 (OF 4) $2.99

Diamondback and Paladin! A geek's dream!


No geek dreams are Diamondback and Sharon Carter.. and jello. And a big spoon..

AUG042366 BILL & TEDS MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURES VOL 2 TP $13.95

Early Evan Dorkin, people!!


Good you noted this. I would have ignored it otherwise.

MAY052608 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #33 (MR) $2.95

No joke here? You are slipping.

7/27/2005 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

You are correct, Dizzy, I should have specified, "Popular HERE (in America)."

As for Tarot, I tried, I really did...but it all just came out as "Jim Balent draws big boobies."

7/27/2005 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Kristen N said...

JUN052824 BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY NATURE CALLS CVR #2 (MR) $5.99

I wonder what is so unholy about Brian Pulido's Nature Calls.

Perhaps he calls Kansas really late at night?


Brian! This is the one I blamed you for when it was solicited. It's the character named Unholy sitting on a toilet!

7/27/2005 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous C. Tynne said...

Pretty much everyone's annoying in Waid's latest Legion of Psuedo-"Ultimates", Brian.

Ayla doesn't understand why Jeckie doesn't keep room clean and regal ever since her ENTIRE SPECIES was submitted to genocide.

Jeckie bites Ayla's head off for daring to be worried about her health.

Cos shows the same understanding of interaction, charm, and leadership that a rotten cantelope would.

It's revealed that Dirk's parents are just as stupid and mean as every other "Over 18er" in the U.P.

Oh, and by the time the "Legion War" begins I felt not suspense...but relief. At last these creepy jerks would beat the stuffing out of each other.


Drawn by someone who isn't Kitson.

(To those who ask "Why do you buy it"? It don't. I read it in the store. Not sure why. Friends keep telling me it's Waid's best work ever....and except for a few elements I keep coming away disgusted when I give it a try.)

7/27/2005 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

"Brian! This is the one I blamed you for when it was solicited. It's the character named Unholy sitting on a toilet!"

Dear lord, Kristen, what have I wrought!?!?

7/27/2005 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Brad Curran said...

"MAY050040 HELLBOY THE ISLAND #2 (OF 2) $2.99

Is this last Mignola art on this book for awhile?"

Apparently so. I'm kind of bummed about, since I love his art and like the fact that this series is his baby (I haven't read much the Weird Tales anthology), but at least he's being followed by Lee Bermejo.

"MAY051824 COMBAT ZONE TRUE TALES OF GIS IN IRAQ VOL 1 TP $19.99"

I'm really disappointed that Marvel didn't use some variation of "If you don't buy this, the terrorists win" to promote this.

"MAY051808 NEW X-MEN HELLIONS #3 (OF 4) $2.99

Diamondback and Paladin! A geek's dream!"
I would write a Diamondback and Paladin team up book for a dollar.

"APR051955 SPIDER-MAN HUMAN TORCH IM WITH STUPID DIGEST TP $7.99"

Even though I earn the first two issues, I'll probably get this. Just because it costs roughly the same as buying the last 3 issues at cover.

"MAY058106 ULTIMATE IRON MAN 3RD PRINTING #1 (OF 6) $2.99

Only third printing?

If this was by DC, it would be on its 7th by now!"

They don't call them Special Editions or whatever goofy name for reprints they used to have? I really liked how ridiculous that was.

"MAY052805 CSI NEW YORK BLOODY MURDER #1 (OF 5) $3.99

Now that IDW has both licenses, how long before CSI: Cybertron?"

Too damn long. That's a crossover whose time has come and gone and come back again.

"APR053202 ODDLY NORMAL #4 (OF 4) $2.95

You would be well advised to give this series a try."

Is the fourth issue that good of a jumping on point?

7/27/2005 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Every issue of Oddly Normal can be a jump-on point.

Like the Goon!!

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