Arriving 10/17/12

Brian Hibbs

I think I will pre-call ZAUCER OF ZILK as the book of the week…

 

A-BABIES VS X-BABIES #1
AFTER EARTH ONE-SHOT
AIRBOY DEADEYE #4 (OF 5)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #5 (OF 5)
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #8
AVX CONSEQUENCES #2 (OF 5)
BATWOMAN #13
BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #4 (OF 6)
BETTY & VERONICA #262
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #206
BILLY KIDS ODDITIES & ORM LOCH NESS #1 (OF 4)
BIRDS OF PREY #13
BLUE BEETLE #13
BPRD 1948 #1 (OF 5)
CAPE 1969 #4 (OF 4)
CAPTAIN MARVEL #5
CATWOMAN #13
CHEW #29
CLASSIC POPEYE ONGOING #3
COURTNEY CRUMRIN ONGOING #6
CYBER FORCE #1 (NET)
DAREDEVIL #19
DARK AVENGERS #182
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER MAN IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)
DARKNESS #107
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #13
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS #4
EX SANGUINE #1 (OF 5)
GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #18
GLORY #29
GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #3 (OF 5)
GREEN HORNET #29
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #13
HARBINGER (ONGOING) #5
HAWKEYE #3
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3 (OF 6)
HELLBLAZER #296
IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE #13
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #13
LOOKOUTS RIDDLE VOL 01 #2
MARVEL NOW POINT ONE #1 NOW
MARVEL ZOMBIES HALLOWEEN
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS THE VICTORIES #3 (OF 5)
MIGHTY THOR #21 BURNS
NEW AVENGERS #31 AXFO
NIGHTWING #13
NO PLACE LIKE HOME #5
ORCHID #10
PEANUTS VOL 2 #3 (OF 4)
PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #2
PROPHECY #4
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13
SAUCER COUNTRY #8
SAVAGE DRAGON #182
SIMPSONS COMICS #195
SIXTH GUN #26
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #241
SONIC UNIVERSE #45
STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE HARD TARGETS #1 (OF 5)
STITCHED #9
SUPERGIRL #13
SWORD OF SORCERY #1
THE LONE RANGER SNAKE OF IRON #3
THUNDA #3
ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #1 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #16 UWS
UNCANNY X-MEN #20 AXFO
UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #5 (OF 5)
VENOM #26
WALKING DEAD #103
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #17
WOMANTHOLOGY SPACE #2
WONDER WOMAN #13
X-FACTOR #245
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #6
YOUNG JUSTICE #21
ZAUCER OF ZILK #1 (OF 2)

Books / Mags / Stuff
ANOMALY HC
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN TP FRIENDS BEAT UP YOUR FRIENDS
DICKS (COLOR ED) TP VOL 01
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #264
FEAR ITSELF TP SPIDER-MAN
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS HC VOL 01 RING BEARER
HIPPIE CHIXX (A)
INFERNAL MAN-THING TP
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY TP VOL 03 TERRORISM MYTH
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #328 MOVIE SPEC
MARVEL SUPER HEROES #4
MIKE NORTONS CURSE GN
MIND THE GAP TP VOL 01 INTIMATE STRANGERS
MUDMAN TP VOL 01
NOT MY BAG GN
PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER GN VOL 04 WOOD & BLOOD PT 2
PUNISHERMAX TP HOMELESS
SGT ROCK ARCHIVES HC VOL 04
SHADOW BLOOD & JUDGMENT TP
SUPERGIRL TP VOL 01 LAST DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON
TEENS AT PLAY GN FOREVER YOUNG (A)
UNWRITTEN TP VOL 06 TOMMY TAYLOR  WAR OF WORDS
VENOM TP SAVAGE SIX

 

What looks good to YOU?

 

-B

8 Responses to “ Arriving 10/17/12 ”

  1. DAREDEVIL #19–This is almost always at the top of my reading pile.

    HAWKEYE #3–I’m picking this up off the rack. Still not sure if I need to follow it on an ongoing basis, but good enough that I’m interested in the next issue.

    PEANUTS VOL 2 #3 (OF 4)–As ever, $3.99 price point is a hurdle, but I will at least thumb through it.

    SAUCER COUNTRY #8–I think Paul Cornell is putting together something really subtle here. Maybe too subtle for my tastes, as I wish it was a little faster-moving, but I do get the sense it’s a true build-up and not just Brownian motion.

    SWORD OF SORCERY #1–#0 was good enough to earn another look this week. Actually, now that we’ve gotten the obligatory introductory material out of the way, this could be a lot of fun. The Beowulf back-up also has potential.

    WALKING DEAD #103–Still awesome after all these years.

    ZAUCER OF ZILK #1 (OF 2)–This looks interesting. Seems to have something to do with 2000AD, so I guess it’s not a completely new thing?

  2. Last week: Unlike Brian and Corey, I thought Batman #13 was an ‘Eh!’ at best. Snyder relied on references from the past so much I thought I was reading Hush, the dialouge was so purple and silly (“he told.. a joke””He stayed away so long this time I suppose I allowed some small part of myself to become hopeful we’d seen the last of him”), Capullo’s art feels rushed and the story-telling flat… just ugh.
    Uncanny Avengers had a good last page, but was drek other than that. The Massive had it’s best issue yet. The Creep was tops, and Jay Faeber’s Point Of Impact lived up to Near Death. I also jumped back onto Wolverine And The X-Men, grabbing a few issues – Jason Aaron’s take on the MU is growing on me.

    This Week:
    CYBER FORCE #1 (NET) – Free? I’m in!

    DAREDEVIL #19 – It’ll be good, and we all know it will.

    EX SANGUINE #1 (OF 5) – I’ll give it a flick, and decide then.

    GLORY #29 – Did this a month? I can never remember one issue to the next, but it’s always a joy.

    GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #3 (OF 5) – Excellent.

    HAWKEYE #3 – A few weird/creepy character moments aside each issue – ditching a wheel chair in a street, telling a teenage girl you want to work with her (side-kick) because you don’t want to sleep with her – this book is good.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 – Let’s see where it’s going, eh?

    RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 – Kenneth Rocafort’s art had me reading this book, and now that he’s left, I imagine this will be my last issue, just to finish out the space story line. The replacement artist isn’t good enough at all.

    SAUCER COUNTRY #8 – Everything’s set-up now, so it will be good to see where it all goes.

    WONDER WOMAN #13 – The #0 issue was good – more like that!

    ZAUCER OF ZILK #1 (OF 2) – The buzz around this book is great. I can’t wait!

  3. LAST WEEK!
    The only thing I read, oddly, was WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN, which I don’t normally get, and is also the only AvX book I’ve picked up at all. And while I really liked the W&tX-M part of the story, it is also supposed to be taking place concurrently with the main AvX thing, so the ongoing plot of the title is interspersed with the odd page or panel of AvX tie-in, in a really clumsy way that kind of blows the pacing and is sometimes completely confusing. Boo, Marvel Event Mentality!

    THIS WEEK!
    BPRD 1948 #1 (OF 5) – October hits, and my need for horror ramps up. For example, I watched THE FRIGHTENERS on TV today

    CYBER FORCE #1 (NET) – If it’s free I’ll pick it up

    DAREDEVIL #19 – still the best Big 2 superbook

    EX SANGUINE #1 (OF 5) – See BPRD

    GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #3 (OF 5) – Stokoe! Godzilla! A match made in heaven

    HELLBLAZER #296 – Constantine’s nephew! OK, that doesn’t sound exciting, but I’m sure I’ll still enjoy it

    SIXTH GUN #26 – Still the book I wish everyone were reading

    SWORD OF SORCERY #1 – I agree with Thelonious that #0 whetted my appetite for a second helping

    WALKING DEAD #103 – Cooling toward this of late, but still far from dropping it

    ZAUCER OF ZILK #1 (OF 2) – I read the 1st 5 page episode of this in 2000 AD, and not sure if I really liked it, but it was intriguing and the art was as gorgeous and insane as you’d expect from Brendan McCarthy

  4. LAST WEEK!

    ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #3
    I didn’t think he went far enough with the arrows through the eyes thing. Armstrong’s brain function should have totally been compromised. That said, “visually disturbing” fit pretty well.

    BATMAN #13
    Well told return of the Joker. I tend to not mind overly dramatic dialogue / purple prose. It’s a heightened narrative reality. I’m not saying it’s on the level of Shakespeare or anything but putting a lot of effort into the writing – to the extent and for the purpose of pushing the drama – is not something I generally have a problem with.

    BLOODSHOT (ONGOING) #4
    I liked how they just took care of that special agent. See ya! None of that, “We’ll preserve him for a future antagonist.” Of course, I could be remembering wrong…my stack is at home and I am at work.

    CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9
    This issue really let me know just how much of a handle Wood has on Conan as a thing. Conan, as wish fulfillment, constantly showed you Hyborian versions of scenarios you might come up against in your little average midwest life and then put you in the shoes of an amazingly skilled, intelligent yet savage barbarian in a time when shit would just get handled instead of “discussed” or “litigated.”

    As it relates to this story, today, you might grow up and have had a good buddy who you sort of outshone at every turn. 20 years later you’re sitting there looking him up on Facebook so you can apologize for making out with his crush under the bleachers at half time and being a general thoughtless dickhead.

    Conan does the equivalent of all these things through his Cimmerian youth but with more snow and rain. However, since he is who he is and is gifted with a uniquely “decisive” intellect our boy just kinda runs it through his very, very, rudimentary moral abacus and kills the guy.

    The skill is in that Wood shows you Conan recognizes the wrong, agonizes over it (after a fashion), and comes to a conflicted but necessary decision. Howard’s source material was decisive and thoughtful when it came to how best to synthesize or incorporate aspects of heightened fantasy and savagery into a compelling and human narrative. Wood continues that fine tradition. Oh, if you’re looking to interpret it to the modern day scenario don’t kill a guy or anything just wash your hands of it. All children are assholes at some point in their lives anyway.

    MACGYVER FUGITIVE GAUNTLET #1 (OF 5)
    Just couldn’t do it. Art was a major turn-off.

    PUNK ROCK JESUS #4 (OF 6)
    So – whether he really wanted to or not – a book that so directly attacks religion is going to generate discussion. What follows is a teeny bit of oversharing so if you’d prefer, please skip and continue to hold whatever take you have on me sans the religious aspect.

    Ok, I can’t really explain to you what that last full page splash meant to me. I was raised Presbyterian by a nice family in a nice community and had a great childhood. Long about the time my Dad died I decided the Bible was a bunch of well intentioned (if handicapped by the times, gender bias, and a whole bunch of other things) garbage and that God / Jesus didn’t exist as mainline christianity wanted to portray.

    That process I went through led me to a place. If that process had included the thought that not only did he exist but Jesus actually and actively hated my F’ing guts I don’t know where my life would be. It’s so totally foreign to hear a voice associated with that name have something so negative to say it’s really kinda mind boggling. I don’t know if Murphy really has much of anything to say here as a narrative. So far it’s been a shit ton of – AND THEN THIS HAPPENED AND THEN THIS HAPPENED AND THEN THIS HAPPENED! He could stick the landing, who can say? But as an “Oh shit, that was weird,” feeling inducing moment it was pretty unparalleled in my comics reading life. (Maybe the first time I read The Crow when I was like 13? Or Infinity Gauntlet issue # Thanos KILLSALLTHEHEROES)

    SUPERBOY #13
    Approaching inertia buy status despite the RB Silva quotient.

    FINDER TALISMAN HC
    Not available for poichase.

    SAGA TP VOL 01
    Bought my two copies – had fun with a re-read and a hand-off to a good friend who enjoys Vaughn. Was reminded, however, what weird start it was to a series to have the female lead screaming about the correlation between her species version of childbirth and defecation.

    THIS WEEK!

    Big, big week for me.

    BPRD 1948 #1 (OF 5)
    GLORY #29
    GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #3 (OF 5)
    HARBINGER (ONGOING) #5
    SAUCER COUNTRY #8
    WONDER WOMAN #13
    X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #6
    ZAUCER OF ZILK #1 (OF 2)

    6 – 2 for the little guys this week.

  5. LAST WEEK:

    ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 was pretty fun, but a bit less so than the first two.

    AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #13 – I loathe the un-funny and un-original Deadpool. I adore the Hypno Hustler. Both of those things remain true after this book.

    BATMAN #13 – as noted elsewhere I really liked it, but probably because my mind had no recollection of reading that “he …told…a JOKE” bit. Still, had great atmosphere and tension, and that is nice to see.

    CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9 – J_Smitty recounts the Tao of Conan, so I got nuthin’.

    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13 – I had been a big fan of this book, but this issue left me totally flat. As it gets twisted to fit the Third Corps event, I will be dropping out, which is what happened with the War of the Lanterns too. Its not good when events chase away readers.

    KEVIN KELLER #5 – Archie isn’t my thing (having bought this for the Action homage cover), but if it is your thing, I guess this is fine stuff.

    On impulse, I bought MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #7 Did anyone else know the old school Marvel Micronauts were appearing? Cdr Rann, Marionette and Bug? TOTALLY AWESOME! ZOMG!

    MASSIVE #5 – my store was shorted, so I get this Wednesday. That said, I am now caught up, and on board! I like it!

    PHANTOM STRANGER #1 – “After a hard day betraying DC universe colleagues, I head to the suburbs in my Volvo. Better pick up some chardonnay, I think we may be having company for dinner. For I am….a STRANGER!”

    POINT OF IMPACT #1 – read the book, and then just stare at that cover. Wow.

    SPONGE BOB #13 – Mermaid Man is the chracater find of 2012. Steve Bissette, you glorious bastard!

    STUMPTOWN V2 #2 – I found this hard to get into, but I am not versed in the Ruckaverse.

    WALKING DEAD MICHONNE SPECIAL – this was new to me, so I quite liked it.

    THIS WEEK! A REALLY BIG WEEK!

    AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #5

    BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #4 – better than you thought. Admit it.

    CYBER FORCE #1 – cheap!

    DAREDEVIL #19 – Matt goes crazy more often than Prof X dies.

    GLORY #29 – Ross Campbell makes me love this book through sheer force of will with his pencil.

    HAWKEYE #3 – I love Kate as a character.

    HELLBLAZER #296 – “Hello nephew!”

    JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #328 – As you were Citizen.

    SAUCER COUNTRY #8 – This book might exlain the last Presidential debate. Hey-oh! I’m here all week! Try the veal.

    SUPERGIRL #13 – For me, the surprise of the new 52.

    SWORD OF SORCERY #1 – I really loved the zero issue. Good start!

    WALKING DEAD #103 – go Rick! We knew you weren’t a quitter! (Spoiler)

    YOUNG JUSTICE #21 – just good comics.

    ZAUCER OF ZILK #1 – SO EXCITED. None of my local stores get
    2000 AD, and I love me some McCarthy!

    and my book’o’the week: INFERNAL MAN-THING TP

    But John Kane, this week is for You! SHADOW BLOOD AND JUDGEMENT TPB! Just remember to hydrate.

    I think it bears mentioning that nobody has talked about whatever MARVEL NOW! book is launching this week. Nor have I seen much in the online press. And we are two weeks into that three month ‘event’? Yikes!

    Just remember kids: Who so ever knows fear, shall burn at the touch of COMICS!

  6. Every week i think i need to limit myself to 1 or 2 books, and this week:

    BATWOMAN #13 (on probation)
    BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #4 (OF 6)
    DAREDEVIL #19
    JUSTICE LEAGUE #13
    MIGHTY THOR #21 BURNS(just finishing out Journey into Mystery)
    SWORD OF SORCERY #1 (decent start, i’ll give it a few issues to see where it’s going)
    WONDER WOMAN #13 (on probation)

    Dammit, that’s seven.

  7. Corey makes a good point – what the heck happened to Marvel Now? Is a giant-sized, over-priced antholgy Point One book really part of their plan to get new readers? I thought that’s the sort of thing you do when you are a success. I was hoping to be checking out the new books this week, after my enthusiasm took a hit with Uncanny Avengers – I didn’t expect a gap week in the second week of the event! I may be proven wrong, but thus far it seems like DC’s wave was a smarter play than Marvel’s trickle.

  8. Holy crappe! ZAUCER OF ZILK is definitely the book of the week. (Though I must admit, there are few things that exasperate me more than two-issue miniseries… I would have cheerfully paid a little MORE than the cost of two issues for a more shelf-ready one-shot (ala WILD CHILDREN) — but I’m happy to finally get my hands on this nutty mindbomb in whatever format.)

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