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My Pull List

One of the benefits of being employed is being able to afford comic books. Here is my new pull list with Detroit Comics:

The Perhapanauts (Image Comics): Probably the most underrated book being printed by one of the big companies. On top of being underrated, it is also one of the most fun.

Proof (Image Comics): There are a few elements that are very similar to The Perhapanauts, but in a much grittier way.

The Sword (Image Comics): The Luna Brothers are “go-to”s for me. Meaning, if they put it out, I’m in it for the long haul.

Madame Xanadu (Vertigo): Oddly, this is the only thing that I will be getting on a regular basis from either of the Big Two.

Nexus – (Rude Dude Productions) [not the Dark Horse stuff]: Nothing against the reprints that DH is doing, but I have the vast majority of that stuff and want to see where the story is heading.

Dynamo 5 (Image Comics): I am chuffed that Noble Causes is no more (Thanks to Barry Nugent for introducing me to the word ‘chuffed’), but this is a good substitute.

True Story Swear To God (Image Comics): One of my favorite comic books. Period.

The X-Files (Wildstorm): I have always liked the comic book version of the show than the actual TV show itself, so why not check it out?

The Walking Dead trades (Image Comics): I started reading it in trade and I see no reason to go to single issues. And I don’t want to wait for the super deluxe hardcover editions. This is perfect for me.

Atomic Robo (Red5 Comics): I like the stuff that Red5 puts out, but I cannot afford to get it all, so I want to get the best of the best. That includes this title.

Neozoic (Red5 Comics): See Atomic Robo.

Fell (Image Comics): Even if it didn’t cost $1.99, even if I didn’t do the Fellcast, even if none of that stuff matters, I would still have this on my pull list because there is only so much ass to kick and this book has the market cornered.

Love & Rockets: The New Stories (Fantagraphics): I love Love and Rockets. I would rocket it too, if I knew what that meant.

Potter’s Field (BOOM! Studios): This is one of the books that made me a Mark Waid fan and it only took about twenty years.

The Boys (Dynamite Entertainment): One of the funniest comic books out there and I don’t necessarily like funny comic books.

Groom Lake (IDW): I have seen some of the Ben Templesmith artwork and if that wasn’t enough to sell me on the project, my buddies over at 11 O’Clock Comics sweet talked me into getting it.

This list may change depending on what DC decides to do with the Legion, what Matt Wagner decides to do with Grendel and of course, when the next part of the Mage saga comes out.

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Another Long Box

As long time listeners of Comic Book Noise know, one of the recurring themes of the show is when I find another long box that I thought was long gone. I have moved a LOT in my adult life and I have made the mistake of leaving long boxes at one place or another. Now that I have been living in my own homes (as opposed to living with family or renting from friends), I have slowly been reassembling my comic book collection. Since I have started the podcast, I have found comics at my mother’s house, at the house of my ex-wife’s mother, in my best friend’s basement and in the garage of my sister’s ex-husband (also my former housemate).

Some times, long boxes just appear. I’m not sure where they come from, but I know they are mine. I recognize some of the comics. For some reason, those familiar comic books are not in my database (which is Comic Collector 4.2, for those of you wondering), which means that in the grand scheme of things, they don’t exist. I even have piles of loose comics in the database as Location: None.

There has been a long box sitting near my desk for a while now and I have never really paid attention to it. I have always meant to put it with the other boxes, but it wasn’t in the way, so no big rush. Today I decided to take a look at it and discovered that it is not in the database. And like I said, if it isn’t in the database, it doesn’t exist.

Hurray for free comics that spontaneously exist.

I’m not sure what is in the box, but just quickly looking in the box shows:

  • a lot of American Flagg (including most of the DeMatteis/Badger run and the Time Squared special),
  • Grendel #1 (featuring Christine Spar),
  • all twelve issues Howard Chaykin’s Amerikan Flagg,
  • Infinity Gauntlet (the entire mini),
  • Infinity War (just the first issue),
  • Infinity Crusade (just the first issue),
  • Infinity Inc (including the annuals),
  • Invaders (including the battle against The Crusaders and the return of Union Jack)
  • Invasion (the entire thing),
  • a bunch of old Iron Man issues (Layton artwork. The stuff around the Sunturion times),
  • Judgment Day Aftermath (by Alan Moore and Gil Kane),
  • the first 30 issues of Nexus/Nexus Legends,
  • Starman Secret Files and Origins (which I didn’t even know I ever bought),
  • a bunch of the Millennium Giants crossover issues,
  • Superman Red Superman Blue with the 3D glasses and the other Superman reprint issue,
  • Superman Forever with the Alex Ross cover,
  • Trinity #1 (Green Lantern, The Darkstars and L.E.G.I.O.N.),
  • A long run of Walter Simonson’s X-Factor (very underrated stuff),
  • The first five X-Factor annuals,
  • X-Force #1 (I wonder how much this is worth now),
  • Two copies of X-Men #1 (ditto),
  • and a lot of grass clippings in the bottom of the box.

It looks like I have to do a lot of bagging because none of the Iron Man or X-Factor issues are in bags and they look like it. The issues are readable, but they feel dirty. I also need to confirm their existence by adding them to the database.

Who knows, I might even get a chance to read some comic books. If I do, then I will shamelessly steal from Just Bill and talk about what I enter into the database.

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Indie Comic Book Noise for November 29, 2007

HERO for the holidays, find out how to donate at the Comics Podcast Network.

Derek Coward of the Comic Book Noise Network Reviews two comics this episode:

Grendel: Behold the Devil #1 0f 8

Midknight 1

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Independent comics that SHOULD be shipping this Thursday, November 29th, 2007

803 Studios
Knowledge Is Power The World Askew #3 $2.95

ADV Manga
Gunslinger Girl Manga Vol 6 TP $9.99

Adventure House
Walter Baumhofer Pulp Art Masters TP $20.00

After-Shock Comics
Sire Revelations #3 $3.50

Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics
Gargoyles Bad Guys #1 $2.95

Arcana Studios
Dark Horrors Anthology Vol 2 GN $9.95
Kade Shivas Sun #0 Incentive Greg Horn Variant Cover CGC Graded $50.00

Aurora Publishing
Nightmares For Sale Vol 1 GN $10.95

Avatar Press
Night Of The Living Dead Hunger Burrows Sketch Cvr $24.99

Basement Comics/Amryl Entertainment
Cavewoman Pangaean Sea #10 Special Edition $9.99

Black Boar Press
Springheeled Jack Vol 1 Strange Visitor HC $20.00

Bluewater Productions
Ray Harryhausen Presents #1 $0.99
Ray Harryhausen Presents 20 Million Miles More #3 $3.50

Bongo Comics
Simpsons Winter Wingding #2 $4.99

BOOM! Entertainment
Potters Field Mark Waid Signed Con Exclusive $6.99
Talent Vol 1 TP $14.99
Two Guns #3 Cvr A $3.99
Warhammer 40K Vol 1 Damnation Crusade Limited Edition HC $49.99

Broadsword Comics
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #47 $2.95

Burlyman Entertainment
Doc Frankenstein #6 $3.50

Lucky Luke Adventure Vol 8 Calamity Jane TP $11.95
Melusine Halloween TP $11.95

Dark Horse
Berserk Vol 20 TP $13.95
Criminal Macabre My Demon Baby #3 $2.99
Cut GN $9.95
Fear Agent Hatchet Job #1 $2.99
MPD-PSYCHO Vol 3 TP $10.95
Shaman Warrior Vol 5 TP $12.95
Speak Of The Devil #3 $3.50
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic #23 $2.99
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 3 #107 $2.99

Devils Due Publishing
Hack Slash #6 $3.50

Dynamite Entertainment
Army Of Darkness From The Ashes #4 $3.50
Frank Chos Jungle Girl #3 $2.99
Highlander The Coldest War TP $19.99
Mercenaries #1 $3.99
Red Sonja Vol 2 Arrowsmith TP $14.99
Terminator 2 Infinity #5 $3.50

Eureka Productions
Graphic Classics Vol 8 Mark Twain GN New Ptg $11.95

FWD Books
Everyman Vol 1 Be The People GN Signed By Dan Goldman $6.00

IDW Publishing
Complete Chester Goulds Dick Tracy Vol 3 HC $29.99
Gene Simmons Dominatrix #4 $3.99
Transformers Devastation #3 $3.99

Age Of Bronze Vol 3 Betrayal HC $27.99
Age Of Bronze Vol 3 Betrayal TP $17.99
Archibald Saves Christmas #1 $3.50
Bad Planet #4 $2.99
Bomb Queen IV #3 $3.50
Casanova #11 $1.99
First Born #3 Cvr A $2.99
First Born #3 Cvr B $2.99
Frank Frazettas Death Dealer #5 $3.99
Madman Atomic Comics #5 $2.99
Popgun Vol 1 GN $29.99
Proof #2 $2.99
Savage Dragon Vol 2 #134 $2.99
Tech Jacket Vol 1 Boy From Earth TP $14.99
Unique TP $12.99
Witchblade Takeru Manga #10 $3.99

Insight Editions
Hanna-Barbera Treasury HC $45.00

Kenzer & Company
Knights Of The Dinner Table #133 $4.99
Knights Of The Dinner Table Bundle Of Trouble Vol 23 TP $11.99

Beowulf GN (By Markosia) $8.95
Flying Friar Color Edition SC $8.95
Hill TP $14.95
Hope Falls #1 Incentive Boultwood Variant Cover $10.00
Hope Falls #1 Regular Cover $3.50
Kong King Of Skull Island #1 Cvr A $3.99
Kong King Of Skull Island #1 Cvr B $4.50
Lexian Chronicles Full Circle Vol 2 TP $16.95
Of Bitter Souls Vol 2 Reunification TP $9.95

Moonstones Holiday Super Spectacular $5.99
Phantom Vol 6 #20 $3.50

Osprey Graphics
Graphic History Vol 9 The Tide Turns SC $9.95

Panini Books
Doctor Who Vol 1 Voyager TP $31.95

Pure Imagination Publishing
Complete Jack Kirby Vol 1 TP $25.00

2000 AD #1561 $4.10
2000 AD #1562 $4.10

Sanctum Productions
Doc Savage Double Novel Vol 11 $12.95
Shadow Double Novel Vol 12 $12.95

Terminal Press
Phoney Baloney Phony Island Phiasco $3.50

Shaun The Sheep Comic #9 $4.99

Vanguard Productions
Mythos Fantasy Art Realms Of Frank Brunner SC $24.95

Virgin Comics
Dan Dare #1 $2.99
Dock Walloper #1 $2.99
Gamekeeper Vol 1 Tooth & Claw Limited HC $29.99
Masked Magician One Shot $4.99

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