Host Derek Coward returns (in a good mood) to talk about the newest character on the Avengers Alliance game he plays, some thoughts on DC’s upcoming Band Aid, a woefully underutilized character called Batman, Astro Boy, Pluto, and what reimagining means to him.
Host Derek Coward talks about his favorite comic books of 2010.
Pluto Vol 2 (Viz Media) – I still have a review to do of the first one. Will I like it or will I have bought the second one because the first one left a bad taste in my eyeballs? Stay tuned to find out.
Incorruptible 5 (BOOM! Studios) – I will probably buy everything I can get from the Irredeemable-verse or whatever it is called.
Irredeemable 13 (BOOM! Studios) – This is why I will probably buy everything I can get from the Irredeemable-verse or whatever it is called.
Codebreakers 2 (BOOM! Studios) – I really liked the first issue. Thanks for the recommendation John.
Buck Rogers 11 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I hate the fact this title is ending with the next issue.
28 Days Later 10 (BOOM! Studios) – I think I may like the comic book more than I liked the original movie (and definitely more than the second movie).
The Great Ten 7 (DC Comics) – Despite the false advertising of the cover (which says 7 of 10), this mini will only be going nine issues. I blame everyone who is reading this post, but didn’t buy the book. You are horrible terrible people, but thanks for visiting the site. (And realize that I am bitter, but I still love you all).
iZombie 1 (Vertigo) – This better be good or else I will blame Vince B.
Superman: War of the Supermen 1 (DC Comics) – I don’t know why I want to get this, but I think it will be a real hoot. I just get the bad feeling that I will be picking up a lot of Superman/Action Comics trades in my near future.
Pilot Season: Stealth (Top Cow) – I liked the first couple of Kirkman Pilot Season issues and I liked the Velocity issue from last year. I seriously doubt if I will dislike this one.
Wow, no Marvel Comics this week.
Mike, Micah and Bill discuss Spartacus and the biggest bitch on the show, Modern Family, Parent Hood and Human Target. We then talk briefly about some movies like Moon, Hot Tub Time Machine, and How to Train your Dragon. Then a marathon of comic book talk to discuss Ultimate X, Pluto, Blackjack, Tiny Titans, Justice League books and the state of Green Arrow, The Shield, First Wave, The Unwritten, Robin 3000, Bayou, and Kick Ass. Plus much much more. We top it off with Sardines.
This was HUGE week for me. Not only did a bunch of books that I was looking for finally come in, but I also went to TWO shops this week and went a little crazy in the dollar bin of one of them.
New This Week:
True Story Swear To God 12 (Image Comics) – I already read and reviewed this issue. Short answer: get it now (unless you have no love in your heart, then just stick with Blackest Night/Siege).
Girl Comics 1 of 3(Marvel Comics) – Again read and reviewed. Again I recommend you pick it up.
The Great Ten 5 of 10 (DC Comics) – I still think this is the best book coming out from DC and I can’t wait to get the time to read it.
The Sword 22 (Image Comics) – This title is coming to an end soon and I will miss it.
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet 1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I’m looking forward to the entire sub-line of Green Hornet books.
First Wave 1 of 6 (DC Comics) – This is the only book I am not completely sold on, but I think this might surprise me.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep 9 (BOOM! Studios) – Still a good title and I look forward to it every month.
Age of Bronze: Betrayal Part One TPB (Image Comics) – I decided last week to switch from single issues to trades for this title.
Siege 2 of 4 (Marvel Comics) – I finally found a copy and I’m looking forward to The Sentry vs Ares.
Starman 81 (DC Comics) – Why not, I have a vast majority of the rest of the issues. I might be missing two or three. Maybe as many as six.
Nexus: Space Opera 101/102 (Rude Dude Productions) – I had not idea this even came out, which sucks because I have looking forward to each issue and I doubt there will be any others.
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (Viz Media) – I wanted to get Pluto Vol 1, but since they didn’t have it, I picked this up and special ordered Pluto. I want to go on record as saying that I am picking Pluto up on the recommendation of Ryan King, so if I don’t like it, I will blame him. Just kidding, I will blame Vince B.
From The Dollar Bin:
Prophet 5 and 6 (Image Comics) – The only issue of Prophet I have is 7, so it will be nice to see how we got to that point.
Incredible Herc 116/119/120/121 (Marvel Comics) – I have never read a single issue of Incredible Herc, but I heard a lot of good things about it.
War of Kings 2 of 6 (Marvel Comics) – I read the first issue and nothing after that, but I liked it and I want to check it out for a dollar.
Dazzler 26 (Marvel Comics) – I have never read an issue of Dazzler, but this one is the beginning of “The Startling Secret of Dazzler’s Sister.” Plus, there were a LOT of issues of Dazzler in the dollar bin.
Final Crisis 4 of 7 (DC Comics) – I stopped buying after issue 3, but a dollar, why not?
Justice League of America Vol 1 37 (DC Comics) – The cover is torn, but for some reason, I don’t think I have ever read this issue.
Tales of The Teen Titans 81 (DC Comics) – I got this because the creative team is Marv Wolfman, John Byrne and Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. Hall of Famer Creators FTW!!!
Imperial Guard 2 (Marvel Comics) – This has a cover date of Feb 97, but I had no idea this title even existed until I saw it for a dollar.
Fantastic Four 557 (Marvel Comics) – I missed the entire Millar/Hitch/Currie run, so when I saw it so cheaply, I thought I would check it out.
Bullet Points 1 or 5 (Marvel Comics) – I have no idea what this is about, but Tommie Lee Edwards drawing the original gray Iron Man. C’mon.
Give Me Liberty 3 (Dark Horse Comics) – Once again, never read any of the Martha Washington stuff, so why not for a dollar (notice a trend?)
Plus, even though I need about three or four long boxes, I picked up one.