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21
Sep
08

shameless self-promotion

hey, I’m selling stuff on Ebay to try to pay my rent and generally be more economically powerful.

if you know some emo kids who don’t know that emo means electric guitars, I’m selling 15 Bright Eyes CDs.

Right Here

If you like Cosmic Police enforcing the universe and sometimes getting to sit back and have a beer, I’m selling 3 Green Lantern books

All three Green Lantern Corps trade paperbacks

If you like zombies, bad ass suspense writing and really good characterization, I’m selling five Walking Dead trade paperbacks

The first 30 issues collected in five trades

If you like Joss Whedon or Brian K. Vaughan, I’m selling Whedon’s entire run and some of Vaughan’s work on Runaways

Runaways Volume 2 issues 19-30

if you like the Justice League or Brad Meltzer(whose book I was pimping just last month), I’m selling a whole bunch of Justice League comics by him and Dwayne McDuffie and right now it’s dirt cheap.

JLA comics are good for you

or if you like Warren Ellis, fucked up science fiction or horror comics, I’m selling two Strange Killings books

9 issues collected in two books

Feel free to pass that info on to anyone you know who is a nerd.  The auctions end around midnight tomorrow and I’m trying to bank enough money off of ebay sellings to pay this month’s rent.

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27
Aug
07

comics shipping this week

Shipping This Week: AUGUST 27, 2007

The following products are expected to ship to comic book 
specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative 
and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for 
availability.

PREMIER PUBLISHERS

PREVIEWS PUBLICATIONS

JUL070005	PREVIEWS ADULT VOL XVII #9 	PI
JUL070001	PREVIEWS VOL XVII #9 	PI
JUL070003	PREVIEWS VOL XVII CONSUMER ORDER FORM #9 	PI

DARK HORSE COMICS

MAR070083	CLASSIC PEANUTS CHARACTER #8 WOODSTOCK 	$39.95
JUN070023	CONAN #43 (MR)	$2.99
JUN070029	EMILY THE STRANGE VOL 2 DEATH ISSUE #1	$3.50
JUN070018	HELLBOY DARKNESS CALLS #5 (OF 6)	$2.99
MAY070061	HELLSING ULTIMATE ZIPPO LIGHTER 	$29.99
APR070056	SHAMAN WARRIOR VOL 4 TP 	$12.95
JUN070035	USAGI YOJIMBO #105	$2.99

DC COMICS

JUN070158	52 AFTERMATH THE FOUR HORSEMEN #1 (OF 6)	$2.99
JUN070173	ACTION COMICS #855	$2.99
JUN070152	AMAZONS ATTACK #6 (OF 6)	$2.99
JUN070262	AMERICAN VIRGIN #18 (MR)	$2.99
JUN070164	BATMAN ANNUAL #26 HEAD OF THE DEMON	$3.99
MAY070143	BATMAN SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE TP	$17.99
JUN070230	CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #36	$2.25
MAY070230	COMPLETE BITE CLUB TP (MR)	$19.99
JUN070145	COUNTDOWN 35	$2.99
JUN070146	COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #1 (OF 8) (CD)	$3.99
MAY070158	DC TOP COW CROSSOVER CLASSICS TP	$14.99
MAY070203	EMPTY EMPIRE VOL 5 	$9.99
JUN070242	EX MACHINA MASQUERADE SPECIAL (MR)	$3.50
JUN078190	HELLBLAZER #234 (MR)	$2.99
MAY070178	MANHUNTER VOL 3 ORIGINS TP	$17.99
JUN070248	NINJA SCROLL #12	$2.99
MAY070218	NINJA SCROLL TP	$19.99
JUN070163	OUTSIDERS FIVE OF A KIND WEEK 5 GRACE WONDER WOMAN	$2.99
JAN070400	REACTIVATED SER 3 BATMAN SOLID PACK 	PI
JAN070399	REACTIVATED SER 3 SUPERFRIENDS BATMAN AF 	PI
JAN070398	REACTIVATED SER 3 SUPERFRIENDS FLASH AF 	PI
JAN070395	REACTIVATED SER 3 SUPERFRIENDS INNER  	PI
JAN070394	REACTIVATED SER 3 SUPERFRIENDS MASTER  	PI
JAN070396	REACTIVATED SER 3 SUPERFRIENDS SUPERMAN AF 	PI
JAN070397	REACTIVATED SER 3 SUPERFRIENDS WONDER WOMAN AF 	PI
JAN070402	REACTIVATED SER 3 SUPERMAN SOLID PACK 	PI
JAN070403	REACTIVATED SER 3 WONDER WOMAN SOLID PACK 	PI
MAY070186	TANGENT COMICS VOL 1 TP	$19.99
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IMAGE COMICS

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JUN071941	WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA SUMITA CVR A #7	$3.99

MARVEL COMICS

JUN072162	AVENGERS INITIATIVE #5 CWI	$2.99
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JUN072120	MARVEL SPOTLIGHT HALO (MR)	$2.99
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JUN072129	SPIDER-MAN ONE MORE DAY SKETCHBOOK OMD	$2.99
JUN072161	WORLD WAR HULK X-MEN #3 (OF 3) WWH	$2.99

WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT

JUL073170	WIZARD MAGAZINE HEROES PHOTO FALL TV CVR #192 	$5.99
JUL073171	WIZARD MAGAZINE SPIDER-MAN ONE MORE DAY QUESADA CVR #192 	$5.99

COMICS

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JUL074107	GARFIELD GOES BANANAS TP 	$11.95
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JUN073899	GOOD LUCK VOL 3 GN (OF 5)	$9.99
JUN073902	GOOD WITCH O/T WEST VOL 4 GN (OF 5)	$9.99
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JUN074121	GREG RUCKA PATRIOT ACTS HC 	$25.00
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JUN073566	HOT MOMS #10 (A) 	$4.95
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JUN073881	IMMORTAL RAIN VOL 8 GN (OF 8) (MR)	$9.99
MAY073774	INCREDIBLE CHANGE BOTS GN 	$15.00
JUN073890	INNOCENT W VOL 3 GN (OF 3) (MR) 	$9.99
JUN073340	JEREMIAH HARM VOL 1 TP	$14.99
JUN073256	JUGHEAD #184	$2.25
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MAY073689	LEATHERJACK GN 	$23.99
MAY073648	LET DAI VOL 8 GN (0F 15) (MR) 	$9.99
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SEP063510	LOCAL #10 (OF 12) (MR)	$2.99
JUL073475	LOOKING GLASS WARS HATTER M PX HC	$24.99
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MAY073332	RED SONJA BLOOD RED PX FOIL CVR #25  	PI
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MAGAZINES

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26
Aug
07

comic book day

It’s been nearly a week without posts as I adjusted to a new job, so sorry about that to anyone who’s reading regularly. You should feel free to say hello. But now I’ll be picking up comics on every Wednesday when they come out and this blog should be a bit more regular. This past week I went down to my local comic shop and picked up the following.

Astonishing X-Men #22 – Joss Whedon(w), John Cassaday(a)

Batman #668 – Grant Morrison(w), J.H. Williams III(a)

Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious #1 of 2 – Sam Kieth(w & a)

Black Summer #2 of 7 – Warren Ellis(w), Juan Jose Ryp(a)

Cat Woman #70 – Will Pfeifer(w), Lopez, Lopez & Hughes(a)

Supernatural Law #3 – Batton Lash(a & w)

Tales From the Crypt #2 – Neil Kleid, Fred Van Lente(w), Steve Mannion, Mr. Exes(a)

Walking Dead #40 – Robert Kirkman(w), Charlie Adlard, Rathburn(a)

World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #2 of 4 – Tieri(w), Ferreira, Florea & Quintana(a)

World War Hulk: Gamma Files – way too many to list

X-Men #202 – Mike Carey(w), Humberto Ramos, Cuevas(a)

04
Aug
07

Wetworks #11

Written by J.M. Dematteis

Art by Joel Gomez and Trevor Scott

Wildstorm $2.99

Around issue nine I started to hear that this issue was going to be the first canceled from the wroldstorm event. That issue was the last of the original creative team for this relaunch. Issue ten began the new team of Dematteis and Gomez, and two issues later, I still don’t like the work as much as the first nine issues, but it’s not bad.

The differentiation in stories is incredible though, jarring at some points because they’re almost unrelated outside of sharing the same characters. The first nine issues played out this great complex story of a vampire prison on an alternate version of Earth, it detailed a rebellion, a prison escape and a plot of dominate the planet. The writer went pretty far back and explored the history of vampires and werewolves on this alternate earth and made the characters, even the obvious villains, interesting and easily likable. Then issue ten jumps straight into a story where Mother One, the cyborg of the team, has somehow lost a piece of her soul in a region called the deadworld, where only Ab Death can go to save it. This isn’t explained very well, but she needs that piece of her soul or she’ll die. That piece of soul is the one that really works and apparently the rest doesn’t run without it. It’s like an episode of Lost on Wednesday or Bob Barker without Plinko; you can’t have one without the other.

So Ab Death goes off and gets her soul back, bringing Mother One back from Deadworld. I would say that Ab Death has been one of the most examined characters of the entire series thus far, and I’m happy with that, but they aren’t going in the right direction. Often issues will focus on an inner dialog he tends to have between himself and the reader, where his generic philosophies about life and afterlife are explored and he tends to ponder about himself and his place in all of it. Souls and heaven and hell and all that lot that he’s not too sure about. What would really work well and actually develop a great conversation from the character would be to explore how it feels to be a character with no past. He has no memories of his life beyond the past few years, he was created, not born. It may be foolish wishful thinking, but the exploration of what it is like to be a character with no past, who doesn’t know what he believes, perhaps because he hasn’t been around along enough to develop complex ideas and opinions on such complicated matters as death and souls, what it’s like to not have a clue who you are. It’s as if someone became an amnesiac at 40 and never recovered, never having someone as a reference point to piece together who you are. It would be terrifying, looking in the mirror and seeing a stranger, living in a stranger’s body, standing on a stranger’s feet. But that goes undeveloped. Wildstorm should give me a job.

I haven’t decided if I want to keep reading this or not. The characters are interesting enough, but it doesn’t feel like the creative teams are pushing for any real character development at this point. Either work this guy’s problems or move on to another character, there are so many in this book who haven’t been explored at all and in a universe with cyborgs, life-conscious vampires, werewolves and the like, that’s a real shame.

04
Aug
07

Black Panther #29

Written by Reginald Hudlin

Art by Francis Portela

Cover art by Arthur Suydam

Marvel Comics $2.99

Hell of a Mess Part 02 of 03

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Utterly failing at working with the Skrulls to stop the Galactus-empowered zombies, the Fantastic Four and a helpful faux-Super Skrull manage to make it back to the ship and hide out in the sky while they try to assemble a plan. They bomb the base that the zombies are in, feeding on Skrull workers, but I think we all know how successful that will prove to be. While all of this happens, people say amusing variations on old taglines, such as “it’s slobberin’ time!” and what not, and hundreds of Skrulls get eaten. What becomes a major problem for the universe is that the zombies figure that the Fantastic Four have come from another galaxy and, because they are always hungry and running out of people to feed on, they need to hijack the dimension-jumping device the FF have and take it, turning Earth into a massive meal.

Hudlin does a pretty good job balancing a bit of humor, trying not to force it on the reader, and trying to move the story ahead at a pace that is neither trudging along nor so fast that the group doesn’t seem to be in real danger. That has always been a staple of the horror genre – the suspense of waiting to see who’s going to die. Of course, because this is Marvel and Black Panther is subject to continuity, they aren’t going to kill any of these four characters. The Skrulls, however, are totally fucked.

I’ve actually always hated the Marvel Zombies design, because it looks more like Marvel Skeletons With Costumes, not like actual zombies. Other than disliking the zombie design, which is not Portela fault, as how he had nothing to do with the original design, I really like his art. His work on the live Fantastic Four and the Skrulls, including the Super Skrull, is great. Clean and crisp lines exist in stark contrast to the dark, messy zombie design. The colors of Val Staples keep the pages bright, entertaining and generally interesting among the slightly tired zombie design.

04
Aug
07

The Walking Dead #39

Written by Robert Kirkman

Art by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

Image Comics $2.99

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Picking up my comics late this afternoon, I rushed home and quickly flew through this issue first. At one point I even peeked at the first page when I was at a stoplight. I’m absolutely STILL in love with this comic 100%. This series is so satisfying, so well written, drawn, inked, plotted, Christ, it’s the perfect serialized story. I hope it never ends and, according to the notes in the letters column in the end of this issue, it’s sales are higher than they’ve ever been at a time when the comics market is busier than it’s been in a while, which means good things for geeks like me.

I think this issue should make the zombie nerds feel more reassured, as there’s an attack while trying to get gas for the generator. There’s also a moderate level of violence. I say moderate because with this series it ebbs and flows, but the bar is set really high as far as freak out crazy violence goes. The issue opens by closing off the conflict that happened at the end of issue 38, facing the people who were probably from Woodbury in the Wal-Mart where Glenn, Maggie, Andrea, Tyrese, Michonne and I swear Axel was with them, but he’s nowhere to be seen in this issue. It’s verified that they’re from Woodbury, one of them recognizes Glenn. And shoots him, unexpectedly. I really didn’t expect that at all, it was random, like most of the other horrible shit that happens in this comic. Just like life. Andrea keeps getting more and more interesting as the series stretches out. She manages to kill half of the hostile men and Michonne dismembers the other two. I like how strong and able the main female characters are in this book, they’re in stark comparison with Lori, who is so incredibly annoying and essentially useless. Glenn, shot, though he was in riot gear, lays on the ground with Maggie quietly mumbling, “no. no. no. no. no.” It’s done incredibly well.  And he turns out to be perhaps okay.

I have really grown to love Adlard and Rathburn’s combined art using black, white and grays in all of their various shades.. The realism of the art style helps to ground the series in reality. Often times I forget that this is a zombie book at all, because there are large chunks of time without zombie attacks, where it’s just a human drama steeped in tragedy. This is my favorite thing about this book, it is about human suffering and companionship, which makes it one of the most realistic comic books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading, despite it being set in a universe overpopulated with zombies.

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In the meantime, useless Lori has her baby and Billy and Dale run into some zombies while looking for gas to help run the generator to keep the lights on during the delivery. Despite the ominous cover, there was no zombie baby, which I thought was going to happen, or something equally horrible, until the last page when a normal baby girl is shown.

Another great issue by Kirkman, Adlard and Rathburn, more development on these great characters, putting them through odds that seem insane and realistic at the same time.

01
Aug
07

World War Hulk #2 of 5

Written By Greg Pak

Art by John Romita Jr, Klaus Janson and Christina Strain

Marvel Comics $3.99

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The fantastic four rush to the scene to try to stop the hulk, but are stopped pretty quickly. The Human Torch can’t burn hot enough, Storm has no effect on him and Reed and T’Challa are pretty much useless. The Thing tries to trade blows with him, but is pummeled so quickly, it’s barely a fight. When he’s through, he beats Reed’s body to hell and back, which was an absolute delight. He ends up a flat, stretched out mess, laying at Hulk’s feet with Stark, just like the Hulk wanted. I like that before the fight begins, we see Reed and Sue fighting, as they still aren’t back on good terms after Reed’s insane douche baggery during Civil War.

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This issue is everything you’d want in a Hulk story. All the build up has worked towards this smash fest of anger, resentment and hate. Even the Hulk’s best friends get their asses handed to them on the drop of a dime. Pak manages to get through a lot of story in Incredible Hulk and deliver the action in World War Hulk, combining the stories from both to make some pretty efficient comic book plotting. He’s in perfect form as the event he must have planned at least two years ago comes into play.

I was glad to see Pak include all the moronic Americans in the book, as they would certainly come out parading with signs both claiming the end was near and the beginning had already started, saying Hulk was a messiah and the anti-christ all wrapped up into one package.

As a reader who generally thinks most of Marvel’s superheroes are egotistical jerks who essentially serve others to serve themselves, this series is proving to be a lot of fun. It’s like going to court and watching the lawyers get beat up.

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As the city crumbles and virtually everyone he’s ever known struggles to survive, Dr. Strange seems to believe there’s only one “hero” that can save them, but he doesn’t say who. He seems to be spending the issue trying to summon someone. I think it’s going to be either Thor or Banner. Probably Banner.  Dr. Strange will likely be one of the most interesting characters in the series, obviously.  Marvel has a fortuitous goldmine on their hands, but they don’t really seem to know what to do with him, but I think Pak knows.