This Week’s Comics Haul: Long Boxes All The Way Down

The first step to fixing a problem is admitting you have a problem. WELL I AIN’T GOT ONE SO SHUT YER YAP. One of my Winter Solstice-brand holiday gifts I will be giving myself this year is a huge stack of comics. LOOK UPON MY WORKS, YE MIGHTY, AND DESPAIR (for my wallet).

Cover of the Week: I am absolutely loving the David Aja Hawkeye covers. The series has also been a must-get. Other notables this week (aka the comics I’m not just reflex buying): Saga, Thor, All New X-Men, Wolverine & the X-Men, Indestructible Hulk, Daredevil. HOORAY COMICS.
hawkeye 6
thor 3

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wolv 22

a+x 3

xmen 4

avengers 2

harbinger 7

saga 8

happy 3

xo 8

jim 647

hulk 2

gambit 7

dd 21

cable xforce 2

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This Week’s Comics Haul: It’s 12/12/12, Time To Buy ALL The Comics

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COVER OF THE WEEK has to be Batman & Robin 15, Greg Capullo’s homage to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, right? Though the Before Watchmen: Rorschach cover by Lee Bermejo is also mighty impressive.

Bit of a nostalgia trip this week too, with Gilad, The Eternal Warrior showing up in Archer & Armstrong #5 and the reformation of X-Force with Cable as leader, with the required Liefled-esque big guns & bigger shoulder pads. POUCHES EVERYWHERE!

This Week’s Comics Haul – Ignore Everyone at Thanksgiving, Read Comics Instead

What I’m most likely picking up this week:

Uncanny X-Force #34 (didn’t #33 just come out?) – Iron Man #2 – Indestructible Hulk #1- Hawkeye #4 – Deadpool #2 – Daredevil #20 –Captain America #1 – Amazing Spider-Man #698 – Harbinger #6 (best cover of the week) – X-o Manowar #7 – Wolverine and the X-Men #21 (I know that #20 came out last week! What’s with the ramped up publishing schedule, Marvel?!)

Literature (?) alert! So there’s a terrifying circus (Frankenstein’s Murder Circus, to be exact) coming to Salem Center, NY to molest (ed.note: word choice?) the X-Men. Is this just a super old trope or did Jason Aaron just rip-off Something Wicked This Way Comes?

This Week’s Comics Haul – Taking a Break from BLOPS 2 To Get My Comic Fix

Black rain falling from the sky look strange:

– Not going to lie; Shadowman #1 was “meh” at best.  Hopefully this isn’t how the rest of Valiant’s second tier titles are going to go. Never fear though, there’s a new Archer & Armstrong this week to clear away the bad taste.

– Because I’m a sucker who is terrible with money, I am getting on board with at least the first one or two issues of the Marvel NOW! relaunch/rejigger/re-whatever that is happening in the wake of AvX. Iron Man last week wasn’t bad! Let’s see what Matt Fraction can do with Marvel’s First Family.

– New Locke & Key. That’s all that needs to be said. I want to treat this comic like I treat Homeland; it’s so good that I can’t bear waiting one second more after it’s over to start the next one.  Go to your local library and pick up the trades!

– “Death of the Family” continues in Batman & Robin and Batman this week.  Death in comics is a tricky thing; you know it’s not going to be forever, but at the same time it’s a great talking point & sales generator. But when you’ve been reading “Death of…” stories for 20 years, they kind of lose their gravity. But crazy Joker antics = take my money.

– After 72 issues, The Boyswraps up.  Not in the same ballpark (or even state the ballpark is located in) as Preacher,but still clever & interesting enough at times to warrant picking up here and there.

Saga is so weird/charming that I keep getting it because I need to know where it’s going. Also the robots with fancy military uniforms & televisions for heads. I like them. ‘Cause they have TVs. Where heads should be.

– Spider Glider! <— shouldn’t that rhyme?

– As for the rest, that’s just reflexive grabbing & impulse purchasing: Gambit, Thor, X-Men. Passable but most likely not life altering. But who knows? Maybe Marvel NOW! has got some tricky sleeves & Gambit is able to recapture the charm of the first issue.

What are you buying this week?

 

This Week’s Comics Haul: 0% Comics, 110% Rum

Sooooo… How’s it going? Updates have been a little sparse around here (minus the excellent posts from Adam & his 31 Flavor of Terror posts) due to my recent nuptials and Escape From New York scenario this past weekend. Never fear, I made it out before another hurricane could ruin another vacation.

I’ve barely been on the Internet since last Friday (now that’s real terror) and have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Well,two points made it through the all-you-drink-alcohol haze: GTA V got a release date & Disney bought LucasFilm (Star Wars/Avengers mash up here we come).

If you feel like doing me a solid, drop me a note in the comments about one or two interesting things that’ve happened in the video game/ comic book realm these past few days. I dread opening my RSS reader at this point in time; I anticipate at least 6000 items. (Maybe over 9000!?!)

This Week’s Comics Haul: Slim Pickins’

Random Thoughts:

Cover of the Week clearly goes to ASM #694;  in the costume department I’ll always pick the Hobgoblin as the superior Goblin.

– I’m NOT buying A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1. (…I’m probably going to buy it. Sigh)

– Does Journey into Mystery get cancelled after this issue? Don’t g,o Kid Loki!

– Really jonesin’ for some new Double Barrel

This Week’s Comics Haul – Nah Nah Naaaaah Gonna’ Have a Good Time

Bonus The Walking Dead 103 variant cover by Chris Giarrusso!

Picks this week:

Wonder Woman #13

Chew #29

The Walking Dead #103

Daredevil #19 (Cover of the Week)

Hawkeye #3

The Mighty Thor #21

Harbinger #5 (ok, also  Cover of the Week)

X-O Manowar #6

Random Thoughts

– “Everything Burns” wraps up this week, convienently to coincide with the launch of the much maligned (by me) Marvel NOW. Here’s hoping for an adequate payoff for such a buildup.

– Valiant stuff keeps getting better; I had the chance to talk with a couple of Valiant execs at NYCC and even though I may have come off like a fawning, sweaty fanboy (like all fanboys, ever) they were generally very enthused to hear from me and talk about the future (a little bit) & direction they were headed.  Confirmed that Turok, Solar & Magnus were probably lost and gone forever, but the rest of the cast & crew of Valiant will be showing up with increasing frequency over the course of the next 18 months.  I asked them about Rai and was told, “Just wait, we’ve got big plans for Rai.”

– How ’bout that Daredevil cover? Wow.

– Depending on what happens in Wonder Woman, I may drop the book.

– I love Double Barrel. Go & investigate!