Peter's Comic Book Ramblings

Thursday, September 06, 2007

SHIPPING THIS WEEK SEPTEMBER 6, 2007

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS 9 THE LIGHTING ROUND (Evil Twin Comics)
These stories have been a blast to read and are highly entertaining, original and educational to boot. Originally scheduled to ship in July, this is the final issue of the run (two trades are out so far) and I'm looking forward to the next topic: Comic Book History!

ALL NEW ATOM 15 (DC)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 544 (Marvel)
One More Day begins. This is the last leg of the roller coaster ride that's been the Straczynski run. My prediction: Skrulls, clones or the return of the real Peter Parker. Wouldn't that cause a shitstorm?

ANNIHILATION CONQUEST WRAITH 3 (Marvel)

BLACK CANARY WEDDING PLANNER (DC)
My sister owns a successful flower shop. I've helped to set up hundreds of weddings over the 20 years of working with her. So I have firsthand knowledge of the ins and outs of planning for a wedding. I'll be studying this issue with a keen eye. (I'm kidding... mostly.)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER 6 (Dark Horse)
Brian K. Vaughan takes over. -crosses fingers-

COUNTDOWN 34 (DC)

DETECTIVE COMICS 836 (DC)

HOPE NEW ORLEANS VOL 1 GN (Ronin Studios)
Hadn't heard much about this until this week. More info can be found here.

INFINITY INC 1 (DC)
The original Infinity Inc., with its generational premise and connection between the JSA and their children, has a place in my heart for the Ordway art, the slick Baxter paper and the introduction of some of the coolest looking characters of the time. They've managed to survive somewhat gracefully over the years but the title never resurfaced. It's back now though - this time with a new premise ripped from the pages of the brilliant 52. Will it survive?

JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL 2 HC (DC)
Two weeks late.

MPD PSYCHO VOL 2 TP (Dark Horse)

NEGATIVE BURN 12 (Desperado)
I have a few of these anthologies and they never seem to disappoint. Check 'em out if you got some extra cash.

NIGHTWING 136 (DC)

OUTSIDERS 50 (DC)
Final issue.

SOLLITARIA 2 (Praxis)
Originally scheduled to ship in June. Interesting story.

SORROW 1 (OF 4) (Image)
Buying this for Francesco Francavilla's artwork alone. You know him from Ape Entertainment's Black Coat. (Or you should). It's five weeks late though, so hopefully it doesn't take too long to finish. I've recently stopped ordering a bunch of Boom Studios! books because of inconsistent shipping (or not at all). It makes it tempting to not order and just pick up at conventions for cheap.

SUPERGIRL 21 (DC)

SWORD OF THE ATOM TP (DC)
At $19.99, this is pricier than it should be for four issues and three specials. But I love this story. It was this mini-series (and Action Comics) that introduced me to Gil Kane the artist and I've been a fan since. It also gave Ray Palmer/Atom more personality than any of the JLA issues I read at the time. Considering what DC is doing with Atom at the moment, this could be important on some level.

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3 Comments:

  • AND EXTERMINATORS!!!!!

    (Pete: you reading the 4th world omnibi? I ordered them out of a sense of duity but the first one kicked my ass so hard that they have become BY FAR the reprint project I'm most hyped on (that's including the 2008 Year of Starman))

    By Blogger Ping33, At September 7, 2007 at 9:13 AM  

  • I'm going against my own preaching and reading Exterminators by trade. But I'm still telling people to read it!

    I haven't dug into any of the 4th World stuff just yet. On a side note, I have about 25 issues of Kamandi that I want to plug through. Especially to see if anything connects to Countdown.

    By Blogger Peter, At September 7, 2007 at 1:01 PM  

  • I slogged my way through the older B+W Trade of Orion and the New Gods a few years ago. I found it a total chore, as I said, I felt obligated to get the new Omnibus or else... I dunno, someone would take away my cred or something. Reading I found that I LOVED it and totally realized why. Firstly Kirby NEEDS colour, point blank, 'nuff said. Secondly and more importantly: Each of the 4th world titles has a totally unique feel and reads much better when broken up into publication order. The Sober urgency of Orion and the New Gods is MUCH easier to take when broken up by the gee-whiz pop-psychadellia of The Tomorrow People, the fun Adventuring of Mr. Miracle and the weird DC-in-Fun-house reflection of Jimmy Olsen.

    By Blogger Ping33, At September 8, 2007 at 8:53 AM  

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