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What I Got – 2/17/2010

Cover of "Irredeemable: Volume 1"

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.

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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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Comic Book Noise 155: The Best of 2008, Part Two

Host Derek Coward finishes his look at the best of 2008 by talking about the titles that he has heard good things about but has never checked out yet, best miniseries that didn’t finish in 2008, best #1 comics of 2008 and the best graphic novels.

Related links (*-Amazon link, so help a brother out):
* Rasl Volume 1: The Drift
The Boy Who Made Silence
* House of Mystery
* Young Liars
* Captain Britain and MI:13
’76
* Tangent: Superman’s Reign
The Infinite Horizon
Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips
* The Twelve
* Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
* Madame Xanadu #1
Comic Book Comics
* Locke & Key
Kick-Ass
* Man With No Name
* Queen and Country Definitive Edition
* Noble Causes Archives
* The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer
* Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician

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Indie Comic Book Noise 220: Angie Loves Queen and Country

No Bruce this episode.
What we’ve been up to.
The Facebook Conversation.
Queen and Country
Oni Press Sale
Top Shelf Sale
Comics Foundry RIP
Minx Line RIP
Starving dogs
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – According To Plan
Queen and Country redux
Marvel and DC’s lack of compelling titles
Low sales figures can still be a success
Pushing Daisies RIP and some TV talk
Scheduling difficulties

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Comic Book Noise 147: The Best of 2008, Part One

Host Derek Coward takes a look at the ten best ongoing series, ten best miniseries, three series that are gone too soon and the top five one-shots.

A challenge is also made in the form of a new contest.

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Related Links:
Atomic Robo
Avengers: The Initiative
Black Summer
Countdown Presents Lord Havok And The Extremists
Criminal
DC/WS Dreamwar
Fantastic Four: Isla De La Muerte
Grendel: Behold The Devil
Helen Killer
Jamie Delano’s Narcopolis
Kill All Parents
Locke And Key
Madame Xanadu
Neozoic
Noble Causes
Perhapanauts
Proof
Skaar: Son Of Hulk
Speak Of The Devil
Suburban Glamour
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Comics
The Order
The Sword
The Vinyl Underground
Thor: Ages Of Thunder
Thor: Reign Of Blood
True Story Swear To God

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Indie Comic Book Noise 212: Angie Loves Gerry Alanguilan Artwork

Bruce Rosenberger returns with a look at the work of Jeremy Massie, Angie and Derek talk about apologies, Angie’s Stuff It Sale haul, “Really? Why? Really? Where?”, Nexus history, Burn Notice recommendation, Bubba Ho-Tep, Rick Remender, BTVS and Joss Whedon, Are the waits for late comics ever really worth it?, Angela ruins diets, Angela hates blondes, The return of Milestone, Musical Interlude, Batman: Joker’s Asylum recommendation, The Boy Who Made Silence trade?, Young Liars recommendation, Gerry Alanguilan history, No Madman Atomic Comics for Angela, The Perhapanauts Vol 1 recommendation, What Derek is loving, Greatest American Hero, Freakangels recommendation, Love and Capes recommendation, Spy School, The Odd Squad, AmericaJr.net, Black Terror, God The Dyslexic Dog, Rick Remender, What Angie Wanted To Talk About and Asobi Seksu.

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Indie Comic Book Noise 210: Angie Loves Mary Jane

No Bruce this week, but we call in Heath Holland from the Geek Brunch podcast to pinch-hit with a preview of Atomic Robo: The Dogs of War 1 from Red 5 Comics. Then Angie and I start talking about:
San Diego
Mary Jane
Recipe of the day?
Obligatory Fuzzy Typewriter mention
Foodie blogs vs Comic Book blogs
TMZ for comics
Garbage causes Alzheimer’s?
People who Angie met
Klum or McDonald
The worst part about Angie’s new job
Angie’s first pull list
No Grab Bag for Angie
What Derek Got
Angie’s DCBS stuff
What Is The New York Four? (SPOILERS)
What Is The Water Baby? (SPOILERS)
“Is it called homosexuality when it is two girls?”
Jamie McElvie’s Wonder Woman
Apple Technical Support
The Secret Origins of Angie’s laptop
“Who says I don’t like Grant Morrison?”
Missing Trades
How Angie Got Her Job
Imagecomics.com
The Boy Who Made Silence from the publisher’s site
www.perhapanauts.com
Liquidating rude artists
Chocolate Truffles with dark chocolate powder.

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Indie Comic Book Noise 206: Derek and Angie Get Their Noise On

No Bruce this week means no Small Press Spotlight this week. So Derek and Angie make up for it by talking a lot:

Fuzzy Typewriter
Ayre Force
David’s NYComicon plans
REVIEW: Eye Of The Storm
A CHUD-Free place
5 minute comics
Something new that bugs me
Evaluating lazy artwork
The origin of The Number One Comic Book Show
REVIEW: Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1
Cameo by Stephen
“Is Naruto an anime”
REVIEW: Wanted
Looking for Locke and Key
Michael Turner is dead
A kiss is blown
Hypocrisy when dealing with death
Cranky old 30
Free plug
Wuthering Heights is a love story?
Why does a Californian need an umbrella?
The End of The End League
Hardcovers are not trades
The solicitation for Vinyl Underground 12
Teen Titans: Year One and the connection to podcasting
No Question For Derek
Inappropriate Batman sighting
“Comics that came out four times a year?”
The Ethan Van Sciver Is A Nice Guy Society
Derek earns another punch in the throat
40 pages for 2.50
comicBOOKdb.com
The W word
Random people earn punches in the throat
Madame Xanadu has beautiful arwork
Page 132 is Back To Brooklyn
My favorite Youngblood
Explaining Rob Liefeld
My all-time favorite artists
Angie is speechless and mind-blown
“Rob Liefeld is the Jack Kirby of our age”
Art or story?
Guess which of us is a big fan of Heroes
Jim Lee more rare than Alex Ross
Cringeworthy pricing
I still don’t like wacky
Another plug for The Perhapanauts
Three of the best books in comics today
A reference to an unheard conversation about Charles Schultz
Derek wants The Stand while Angie wants Marvel Previews
Dark Tower Crap
Two stories that I will pick up in any format
Age of Bronze is better than Marvel’s The Iliad
What’s the difference between a bobblehead and a headknocker?
Halloween costumes should be lethal
Another reason why I thank God I was born a man
We talk about shoes (I’m not kidding)
Angie’s busy schedule
Food allergies
Chip Mates are not exactly Chips Ahoy but they still taste good

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