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Arriving 7/30/14

Brian Hibbs

This week we say goodbye to some old friends, with the final issues of FATALE and PROPHET. Welcome new ones, with Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini’s LOW debuting. Plus, the long awaited third issue of SANDMAN OVERTURE makes it’s way to our sweaty, undeserving hands.

Those are some highlights, but there is more to behold beneath the cut.

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Starting off slow; Hibbs on 7/23/14

Brian Hibbs

OK, spam  on the site locked down, new store pretty close to squared away, maybe I am now in place to start reveiwin’ again.  I’ve certainly been missing it somewhat. I can’t promise this will be every week (in fact, I think I feel confident in announcing that this will NOT be each and every week… unless I do one of those Patreon thingies, in which case then it would be a paid job, and thus an obligation.  But I’m not thinking about doing that until I can prove to MYSELF that I can stay on this horse for a little while.

Let’s just go full capsule-style under that jump.
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Arriving 7/21/14

Brian Hibbs

This week has SAGA #21 and AFTERLIFE OF ARCHIE #6. If there was every a reason to be excited for a Wednesday, that would be it. But, as I am sure you know, there is much more beneath the cut, so click and find out!

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The Spam is gone!

Brian Hibbs

Ding frickin’ dong the spam is gone.  Man THAT took a while (and four different people)

 

-B

“…So The VILE APPETITES of Mankind Could No Longer Corrupt The Harmony of My PERFECT BODY!” COMICS! Sometimes These Tales of Hoffman Deliver On The Fantastique But Honesty Compels Me To Admit They Are Sorely Lacking In The Opera Department!

John Kane

Hey, I wrote about a comic and now it’s like it never existed. Maybe I just dreamt it all. That’d be spookily appropriate. Unlikely though.

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Anyway, this…
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Arriving 7/16/14

Brian Hibbs

This week has a bunch of big things! New issues of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, MANIFEST DESTINY, SHE-HULK, SILVER SURFER and MS. MARVEL. Plus the debut of DC’s latest TEEN TITANS series and Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s DEADLY CLASS reaches the landmark of it’s first paperback collection. Those are but a small sampling of what is hitting the streets this Wednesday, click the link to see what else is happening in comics this week.

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“Extremely Unlikely, And Definitely Improbably, But Not IMPOSSIBLE” COMICS! Sometimes It’s A Whole New World. We Just Need Some Magic Carpets And We’re Set To Go!

John Kane

Hello. I read a comic, did a little dance. Felt it needed more work as a critical medium and fell back on words. Sometimes the Old Ways are best.

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Arriving 7/9/14

Brian Hibbs

Last week soaked up a lot of the books that would normally ship in the second week leaving this one feeling lean. Though, we still see LUMBERJANES, SHUTTER, WALKING DEAD and some debuts from DC with GRAYSON and NEW SUICIDE SQUAD. Those are but a few of the books this week, click the cut and see what else will sate your comics need this week.

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“There’s Nothing WRONG WITH YOU That I Can’t Fix..WITH MY TENTACLES!” COMICS! Sometimes Comics Are Like The Sponge And Must Go Porous!

John Kane

In which I unwisely blurt out some words about a Spongebob comic. If yesterday’s ridiculous farrago is any indication it will in fact really be about Tarot’s chest and largely entail me shouting like a crazy person about people misusing the land in front of my house. Or maybe I got my boat to float this time out. Altogether now, Kids..!

 photo SpongeWindowB_zps086cdd0f.jpgBy Chabot, Kochalka, HiFi & Comicraft

Anyway this…

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“HER AG-GRES-SIVE-NESS DOES NOT/COM-PRO-MISE HER FEM-I-NIN-ITY” COMICS! Sometimes Everyone Was Robot Fighting (Those Kicks Were Fast As Lightning)!

John Kane

America! How’s that 4th of July Weekend thing going for you? Man, Canada just touches itself for one day but you lot take a whole weekend! Always fireworks on the4th of July as Max Cady said. Hope you all had a truly lovely time even though you are basically breaking our balls over here. No hard feelings! Here’s some words about comics. Hey, Magnus, can you guess which I liked best?

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Nope. Anyway, this…
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Comix Experience Best Sellers: First half of 2014, Books

Brian Hibbs

OK, same thing as the last post, except this time we’ll talk about BOOKS.

Again, after the jump for those of you who don’t want to read sales charts!
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Comix Experience Best Sellers: First half of 2014, Comics

Brian Hibbs

Hey, hey, it’s the half-year report from Comix Experience – now also with numbers from Comix Experience Outpost.
You’ll find it below the cut, for those of you who like numbers-porn.
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Arriving 7/2/14

Brian Hibbs

How can any week stand up against the monster that was last week? It may be the underdog, but this week is giving it a try. We have some favorites in the form of EAST OF WEST and SOUTHERN BASTARDS, plus Marvel is starting its push for the GUARDIANS movie with ROCKET RACCOON and LEGENDARY STAR-LORD hitting the street this week. Find all of this weeks comics just below the cut!

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Abhay: A Stack of Comics I Mostly Haven’t Read in About 15 Years

Abhay Khosla

I went to my home town for the first time in some years.  And while I was home, I had cause to go through the old comics “collection”. I wanted to find one book in particular that I thought might help me on a project not yet worth mentioning, a foreign comic whose name I didn’t know that I’d bought on a trip outside the country around 1992-1993, impossible to find unless I went through box after box of disorganized, yellowing comics.

I found this mystery comic the last day I was there, but as I was going through the boxes, occasionally I’d spot some other comic that made me pause.  One of the last times I was home, I’d mentioned the comics I’d looked at while home, so I thought I could do that again– took photos of the ones that made me pause with my cell phone– just thought I’d show them to y’all, in case they gave you any similar twinge of feelings or cause for thought.

The tricky bit being that for the most part,  I didn’t re-read any of these comics.  So, I haven’t read these comics in at least 15 years, if not more…

(Warning: image-heavy…?  Is that still a thing people feel like they need to be warned about?  “Warning: my geocities page is acting up again.“).

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Arriving 6/25/14

Brian Hibbs

No one is pulling any punches this week. We have a huge array of returning favorites with DEADLY CLASS, MS. MARVEL, BATMAN, STRAY BULLETS, TREES and, of course, SAGA. Plus some big debuts with Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s OUTCAST and Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr. taking the reigns of SUPERMAN. There is so much more that it would be foolish to try and list up here when you can just click the link and see what all is coming your way this week!

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Tilting #234 is up!

Brian Hibbs

Death. To. The. Penny!

And more more more on the second store (store store).

Find it at Comic Book Resources, though you MAY post here if you prefer not to there (but the community there IS much improved lately)

-B

“Make A NECKTIE With His TONGUE!” COMICS! Sometimes You Can’t Put Lipstick On A Bat!

John Kane

Well what with all the IT hilarity I don’t know whether this will be here tomorrow but let’s live for today and look at some Batman comics. That’s what they mean, right, when they say live each day like there’s no tomorrow, right? They mean read some Batman comics. I mean if people seriously lived life for the moment then there’d be no societal infrastructure and stuff would just never get done; you know what folk are like they would be be looting, murdering and rutting like dogs in the street. It’d be like a prison riot but the whole world would be the prison. Now I think about it, Live each day like there’s no tomorrow is some pretty shitty advice. Um, it’s very hot here today. Look…it’s BATMAN! Well, Damian Son of Batman anyway.

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By Kubert, Anderson & Napolitano

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Ow, sorry, timewarp!

Brian Hibbs

Backstage problems here at SavCrit, and everything that was posted in the last 97 days just got deleted. The GOOD news is it is in service of getting rid of the damn spam (though, that will still be a bit more time, but it IS being actively worked on)

It is possible (?) that John K and Jeff and Abhay all wrote things in Word first, and can restore their posts, but I’m not going to bet on it.  I know I sure as heck didn’t! Still, happy thoughts, right?

I am SO close to being done with the main parts of back issue project at the new store that is soaking virtually all of my time (I just started pricing “SUperman” this morning, just eleven more long boxes to go! Though only three of those are bagged & boarded this second…), and once I’ve squared away the last few bits of things that exist there, my next major goal is resuming regular reviews from me here at the Critic.  Third quarter sometime, but don’t be shocked if it’s closer on the Sept side than the Jul side.

Anyway, regular content returning from me Pretty Soon(tm), and I really want to thank Abhay and John (Especially!) for holding down the fort for me here. And I really miss Jeff & Graeme, too, but the need more than someone who was treating this as a secondary interest.

GUILTY, but, like I said, things are changing.  This timewarp is just a sad and stupid manifestation.

 

-B

“I Ran ‘em!” COMICS! Sometimes Even The Flash looks Like An Aimless Dawdler In Comparison!

John Kane

The comics I’m on about this week were not only originally published before you were born they were originally published before I was born; well, just. Tasty! They feature a man who can run really fast but instead of fighting crime and talking killer gorillas he instead wins races in bleak Northern towns purely for his own satisfaction. Somewhere in that comparison I think there lurks the crux of the difference between the American and English characters. Best not to dwell on it, eh?

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“And If There’s No News…I’ll Go Out And Bite A Dog!” MOVIES! Sometimes You Can All Komodo My Place And We’ll Watch Some Stuff!

John Kane

Okay, there’s nothing happening in my head comics wise at the moment. But I wanted to chuck some content up so here’s some stuff about movies. The earliest one here was made in 1947 and the latest one was broadcast a week ago so something for everyone? Highly unlikely.
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“Sometimes I Ride A Horse Too.” COMICS! Sometimes I’m not Bored, I’m Actually Quite Entertained. But Thanks for Asking, Klytus!

John Kane

Oh hey, I wrote about some comics. Wonders never cease do they?

 photo MingB_zpscf08c7e6.jpgBy Laming, Parker, Boyd & Bowland

Anyway, this…
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