I almost didn’t post this episode because when I finished the recording, I thought it came off as excessively rambly without a lot of content. I’m posting it anyway as an example of the type of thing I usually just delete, but if you decide to skip it, my feelings won’t be hurt.
Host Derek Coward goes over his TOP BOP and ROW for July 14, 2010.
Hulk 22 (Marvel)
Incredible Hulk 609 (Marvel)
First Wave 2 (DC)
Doc Savage 2 (DC)
Superman: War of The Supermen 2 (DC)
Daytripper 6 (Vertigo)
The Green Hornet Strikes 1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
The Sword 24 (Image) – Giant Sized Series Conclusion
Magog 9 (DC)
Kato 2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
This was a sort of light week for me. I only had four things in my pull list. However, one of them was the newest ‘The Boys’ trade, which I had to leave until next week because I am currently low on funds.
So here is what I left the shop with:
Magog 7 (DC Comics) – I was talking with my comic book dealer and we are both surprised this book hasn’t been cancelled yet. I am pretty sure I am the only one in the shop who gets it, or if I’m not, then the number is definitely in the single digits. Plus, everything I like seems to get cancelled for no good reason.
Pilot Season: Velocity (Image Comics/Top Cow Comics) – I have dug all of the Pilot Season books this year and I’m not sure this will be different. Plus, it’s Kevin Maguire, who I believe doesn’t do nearly enough work nowadays.
Daytripper 4 (Vertigo) – This is one of the most touching poignant books on the shelves right now.
Cover of Irredeemable: Volume 1
I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read anything yet, but here is what I picked up from the LCS this week.
Irredeemable Vol 1 TPB (BOOM! Studios) – I was trying to find the first four issues but since I couldn’t I decided to break down and buy the trade. Yes, I jumped on to a new series at issue 5 and I am hooked. There’s something to be said for the power of strong storytelling.
Dark Avengers 14 (Marvel Comics) – My shop was sold out of Siege 2 and Siege Embedded 2. I had told Brian not to add them to my pull list until I read the first issue of both, just in case I didn’t like them. I read them, liked them and then promptly forgot to add them to my pull list. He told me what happened in Siege 2 and recommended that I grab this week’s Dark Avengers.
What If Daredevil Vs Elektra? (Marvel Comics) – This looks like it set around the time of the original Elektra storyline, one of the greatest runs in all of comics in my opinion, so I decided to take a chance on it. The artwork is done by Rafael Kayanan, which is a name I haven’t heard of in years. The last time I remember seeing Kayanan’s work was in a Firestorm annual.
Daredevil 505 (Marvel Comics) – This is on my pull list.
Magog 6 (DC Comics) – This is on my pull list.
Question 37 (DC Comics) – I was going to actively avoid this book because it is a Blackest Night crossover, but Mike Myers and a few others have said I should pick it up because I loved the original Question series.
Daytripper 3 (Vertigo) – I loved the first issue, but forgot to have this series added to my pull list, so I missed the second issue. Luckily, Brian added it so I won’t miss any more issues.
Age of Bronze 29 (Image) – This should be on my pull list, but wasn’t. I have to re-add it. Have I ever mentioned how much I love Eric Shanower’s work?
Todd and Craig’s Perhapanauts Special: Molly’s Story (Image) – This is on my pull list.
Atomic Robo: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension (Red 5 Comics) – This is on my pull list, but I have already read the review copy supplied by Red 5. I will be reviewing this in great detail on the next Indie Comic Book Noise episode.
Incorruptible 3 (BOOM! Studios) – This is on my pull list.
NOTE OF DISCLOSURE: All of the links for the Irredeemable trade are to Amazon, so if you buy using this link (or if you buy anything else after going to the site from that link), a portion of what you buy will go to the site. I don’t know if you care about that kind of stuff or not, but I thought I would tell you anyway.
Join Mike, Micah and Bill as they are joined by Keith Knudsen (DC Noise). Keith discusses his Yoga experience which is followed up by tons of comic talk featuring Milestone Forever, The New Guardians (from Millennium), Millennium, Samurai, Nightwing, Avengers, Joe The Barbarian, R.E.B.E.L.S, The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century, Superman World of New Krypton, Super Friends, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Hero Squad, Spartacus Blood and Sand The comic, Cinderella, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Jonah Hex, Magog, Wildcats, The Authority, GI Joe Cobra Special, Transformers Ongoing, Rapture, Stumptown, New Avengers, Jackpot, Justice Society of America, Justice League of America and Cry for Justice. TV talk includes Lost, Sanford and Son, Star Wars Clone Wars, Archer, Batman The Brave and the Bold, Smallville, Modern Family, Community and the Human Target. Movies include Blood The Last Vampire, Big River Man, High Society, 2012, Planet Hulk, Hurt Locker, Adventureland, Away we Go, and Inglourious Basterds. Finally the guys finish up by discussing Brunch and how to soak your nuts.
This is a list of comic books that I should be getting from my comic shop this week:
PERHAPANAUTS MOLLYS STORY (ONE SHOT)
ATOMIC ROBO REVENGE O/T VAMPIRE DIMENSION #1 (OF 4)
This episode Mike and Eric bring you a quick review of The Brave and The Bold #27 and then move into our look at the October 2009 Previews catalog for DC items scheduled for December release. And then we have lots of comics and more to discuss:
The Shield #1
The new season of Smallville
Secret Six #13
Adventure Comics #2
Superman: World of New Krypton #7
Blackest Night: Superman #2
Solomon Grundy #7
This was an extremely heavy week.
Locas 2 hardcover (Fantagraphics)
Love and Rockets: The New Stories 2 (Fantagraphics)
Wednesday Comics 9 (DC Comics)
Wednesday Comics 10 (DC Comics)
Proof 23 (Image)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? 3 (BOOM! Studios)
Magog 1 (DC Comics)
Incognito 6 (Icon)
The Incredible Hulk 600 (Marvel)
The Red Circle: The Web 1 (DC Comics)
The Red Circle: The Hangman (DC Comics)
The Red Circle: Inferno (DC Comics)
The Shield (DC Comics)
Irredeemable 6 (BOOM! Studios)
Madame Xanadu 6 (Vertigo)
Madame Xanadu 7 (Vertigo)
Adventure Comics 504 (DC Comics)
Very heavy week. I bought the Locas 2 hardcover even though I already had one because it was damaged and I got it at a good price. I will be giving away the good copy on an upcoming episode of the show. I got the Madame Xanadu issues because I was missing them. Unfortunately I got Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? 3 even though I am missing #2.