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Since: 28.6.04
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Next week we return to our regularly scheduled Wednesday shipping. Thank God, because even if I don't end up getting to them until after I get home, I still feel all sorts of pathetisad reading comics on a Friday night.

Annihiliation: Conquest #3: I actually picked this and issues 1-2 (and the prologue) at the suggestion of someone, and boy am I glad to have at least one more Marvel book that I'm excited about reading now, the other three being Daredevil, Thunderbolts, and Captain America. For someone who didn't read the original Annihilation (I gotta get the trade or trades) or any of the limited series/ongoings leading up to this, I wasn't lost in the least and I still thoroughly dug what was going on. What one would assume is something so vast and complicated that only those following from the beginning would be able to even grasp is instead a great epic space struggle that has me hooked. Love the artwork as well. Oh, and how awesome is the "Phalanx sealing off the Kree Empire" explanation to keep the rest of the BS in the Marvel Universe from interfering with this story? Perfect.

*gets ready for Cerebrus to start the "I told you so"s*

Ultimate Human #1: Bruce Banner wants Tony Stark's help. Problem: Ultimate Banner's Hulk powers are even more unpredictable than they are in 616 and Ultimate Tony is still a drunk. Fun ensues. I dig it, and I dig Warren Ellis. Speaking of which...

Thunderbolts #118: Worth the wait, great issue as always, even though the cover of this particular issue has nothing to do with the contents...and doesn't even actually happen. I'm not sure what the Hell the deal is with that.

Countdown to Final Crisis #17: The weekly maxi-series lit up with the issue where Superman Prime tortured Mr. Mxyzptlk(!) and then fizzled for a couple weeks afterwards. However, after last week's fantastic issue focusing specifically on Ray Palmer and where he's been, this book has finally regained its focus and stuff's starting to finally happen without jumping all over the place. If you've been holding off, now's the time to start reading.

All-New Atom #19: Still fun, and self-contained. Looks like we're going to start another major arc starting with next issue's promised 'revelation' of the secret of Ivy Town (whatever that could be).


Anybody else pick up new books they'd recommend?

(edited by Deputy Marshall on 5.1.08 0246)


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.34
    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
    Countdown to Final Crisis #17: The weekly maxi-series lit up with the issue where Superman Prime tortured Mr. Mxyzptlk(!) and then fizzled for a couple weeks afterwards. However, after last week's fantastic issue focusing specifically on Ray Palmer and where he's been, this book has finally regained its focus and stuff's starting to finally happen without jumping all over the place. If you've been holding off, now's the time to start reading.


I like that things are really starting to pick up and am finally glad to have THE Ray Palmer back in the DCU, even if things with the Monitors have suddenly gotten incredibly confusing. I also recommend it for the big twist in the Mary Marvel plotline. The one thing about Countdown that's REALLY starting to get on my nerves is that the DC editorial board seemingly got the idea to restore the multiverse just so they could kill off everyone who's not from Earth-1. I'd be very interested in a final casualty count once all the smoke clears, but it's getting ridiculous that they're seemingly killing off other versions of Barry Allen and Zatanna just for kicks.

I throw my full recommendation on the new issue of Detective Comics, the superior Paul Dini title. It's both a nice homage to classic Batman/Ra's al Ghul stories and a story that adds a whole new twist to their feud. The ending is more than worth the cover price.




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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00

I read two weeks' worth of stuff last night at work.

Best DC stuff was easily Checkmate and Crime Bible.

Marvel stuff was all good since it was Daredevil, Iron Fist and Marvel Adventures Avengers (TEMPLETON~!).

Umbrella Academy took a predicted, yet creepy turn.

Great book to pick up is SATCHEL PAIGE, by James Strum, who did GOLEM'S MIGHTY SWING. same time of thing about old timey baseball.





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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
    Next week we return to our regularly scheduled Wednesday shipping. Thank God, because even if I don't end up getting to them until after I get home, I still feel all sorts of pathetisad reading comics on a Friday night.




How long have you been hitting the shops? They used to come out on Friday all the time back in the day (or late 80's early 90's for those of you not from back in my day). Many's the time I would hit the Friday afternoon trifecta of The Great Escape (Comics) Ear-X-Tacy (music) and Bowman Field Liquors (booze) as I was heading back to my dorm on Friday evening. Good times.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.29

There was a movement a few years ago by the comics shops to try and get Diamond to move the street date for new comics to Friday, making it part of the "weekend entertainment package" as well as having them come out on a day when most people were paid.

Diamond was too worried about people breaking street dates for it to happen.

It is fun every so often (like this year) when we get Friday NEW BOOK DAY and wonder what could have been.





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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
    Annihiliation: Conquest #3: I actually picked this and issues 1-2 (and the prologue) at the suggestion of someone, and boy am I glad to have at least one more Marvel book that I'm excited about reading now, the other three being Daredevil, Thunderbolts, and Captain America. For someone who didn't read the original Annihilation (I gotta get the trade or trades) or any of the limited series/ongoings leading up to this, I wasn't lost in the least and I still thoroughly dug what was going on. What one would assume is something so vast and complicated that only those following from the beginning would be able to even grasp is instead a great epic space struggle that has me hooked. Love the artwork as well. Oh, and how awesome is the "Phalanx sealing off the Kree Empire" explanation to keep the rest of the BS in the Marvel Universe from interfering with this story? Perfect.

    *gets ready for Cerebrus to start the "I told you so"s*



Actually, I'm the one whose been talking up Annihilation. And I'm glad to see someone else one board. The more support the cosmic books get, the more likely Marvel's going to be to publish more of them. I hope you'll continue to check out Nova's ongoing, too. As far as I'm concerned, it's Marvel's best new ongoing from last year.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by DrewDewce
      Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
      Next week we return to our regularly scheduled Wednesday shipping. Thank God, because even if I don't end up getting to them until after I get home, I still feel all sorts of pathetisad reading comics on a Friday night.




    How long have you been hitting the shops? They used to come out on Friday all the time back in the day (or late 80's early 90's for those of you not from back in my day). Many's the time I would hit the Friday afternoon trifecta of The Great Escape (Comics) Ear-X-Tacy (music) and Bowman Field Liquors (booze) as I was heading back to my dorm on Friday evening. Good times.


I hit 'em a LOT from the age of 6 or so right up until I was 11 or 12. I kept reading shortly after, but only in spurts (and it got to the point where the only book I was picking up was James Robinson's "Starman"). I picked up the comic habit a few years ago again, dropped it, and just in the past year or so picked it back up again. This time likely for good.

So yeah, I kinda know what you're talking about, but I was kind of young when I stopped reading regularly the first time and as such either don't remember the traditional Friday shipping day or it didn't really matter to me at the time (since I'd just go down on whatever day my mother would bring me to pick stuff up).

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