This Week’s Comics Haul:

Strong showing this week! Good to see the semi-annual appearance of Powers; I have no idea what’s happening in that book but I’ve been buying it for so long and it’s so rare that it actually comes out I feel I owe it to…me? Bendis? Marvel? My priorities are messed up. Otherwise, the Before Watchmen experiment continues while Grim Leaper concludes, Aquaman (hopefully) wraps up the Black Manta arc before heading into DC’s incredibly stupid #0 issue gimmick.  Although certain web-comic creators would vehemently disagree, Gambit is actually pretty decent. Well, decent enough to warrant a purchase of a second issue.  What did YOU buy this week?
American VampireAquaman 12Before Watchmen: Minutemen 03Grim Leaper 04Gambit 02JIMPowers 11Wolverine & Friends XO Manowar

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Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series is happening. Get excited.

Joss Whedon is my hero. I often entertain thoughts of kidnapping him so he can be my best friend. YOU WILL LEARN TO LOVE ME.

Deadline is now reporting that ABC has greenlighted (greenlit?) a pilot for the nerd maestro’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. Granted, the article undermines its reliability a bit by saying this marks the first live action Marvel property on TV (Lou Ferrigno is not amused) but it looks like this is the real deal. The only question is, will America finally learn to pay attention to this man’s small screen stuff, or will it be doomed by its own intelligence?