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My Weekly column on the latest purchases at the comic store!

Comix this week 01/07/2015

I love comics. After film, it is my favorite art form.

For a long time I read, and collected, everything under the sun. The time has come for a change. With the exception of four titles- Batman by Scott Snyder (ending sometime in 2015 presumably), Justice League 3000 by Giffen and DeMatteis (ending in April, presumably), Spider-Verse (ending in a matter of weeks), and Star Wars (my forever love) I am done with DC and Marvel Comics. They aren’t printing what I want to read anymore.

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Comix This Week: 10/29/2014

 Comic books are one of the great loves of my life, and I hope that all of you enjoy this weekly jaunt into this amazing world. As with my movie reviews, this is not comprehensive as I cannot afford to read everything. Every week there will be a “pick of the week”. At the end of the year, I will review my picks and choose a top 5 comics of the year.

I use cover images in my reviews. These images are from various comic companies, such as Marvel, and Image in today’s case. They own this stuff, not me. I do this for fun, not money.Enjoy.

October 29th, 2014

Low 4

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Every issue of this amazing comic has been different than the last. The first issue was about of undersea explorers/protectors who are attacked by undersea pirates, their daughter being kidnapped. Issue 2 was set years later as the mother explorer is trying to find a way off of Earth to save the human race as her policeman son is a drug addict who kills hookers. 3 involved the two of them traveling in the ocean to find a probe, evidence of this lost earth. Now in part 4, they arrive in the home of the pirates, where their daughter has been turned against them. Remender is writing some great stuff here. Fantastic art by Tocchini as well.

Rasputin 1

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The first issue of a telling of the life of Rasputin, some sort of Vampire monster. It was okay, but really light on story. It did not have the  “hook” to pull me in. I’ll pass on the rest.

Guardians of the Galaxy 20

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The story of how Nova died and how Drax and Starlord failed to kill or even capture Thanos is finished. An okay issue. They are definitely going to run into problems as THIS Guardians is not the one new readers would be looking for after the movie. Rocket Racoon and Legendary Star-Lord manage to skirt that line pretty well actually.

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Saga 24

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There is almost never any doubt. It Saga was released this week, it will probably be the pick this week. The 4th arc comes to a close, as the story jumps forward again! The last page was awesome. Marko and Prince Robot teaming up?! It will be a long wait until this comic’s return in 2015.

Comix this Month: 9/24 – 10/22/2014

 Comic books are one of the great loves of my life, and I hope that all of you enjoy this weekly jaunt into this amazing world. As with my movie reviews, this is not comprehensive. I cannot afford to read every comic, nor will I illegally download them, I respect the medium too much for that, but I don’t judge any who do. Every week there will be a “pick of the week”, what I feel is the essential comic of my purchases.At the end of the year, I will review my picks and choose a top 5 comics of the year.

I use cover images in my reviews. These images are from various comic companies, such as Marvel, DC, and Image in today’s case. They own this stuff. I do this for fun, not money.Enjoy.

A bad month for writing. I will just show the picks of the week

September 24th, 2014

This is the week that saw the return of the DCU in Superman Doomed #2, but something else took top prize:

Saga 23

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As always, Saga proves a tough comic to beat. Vaughan’s writing and Staples’ art come together to produce perfection. Yes, perfection. Not a term to be thrown about.

October 1st, 2014

Edge of Spider-Verse 4

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Issue 3 did not impress me at all, but 4 was astounding. This Spider-Man is a very BAD spider-man. A monster really. SO GOOD.

October 8th, 2014

Batman 35

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The start of Snyder’s Batman swan song. He has been phenomenal. From the look of things, he is going out on a strong note.

October 15th, 2014

Edge of Spider-verse 5

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Yes, I put this above Death of Wolverine 4. Wolverine had a great heroic death, and it was done very well. This just rubbed me the right way. A Spider-girl that inhabits a giant robot spider suit that she controls because she has the spider “chooses” to bite her. Fascinating issue.

October 22nd , 2014

Stray Bullets: Killers 8

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The first story arc of the revived Stray Bullets end with a shootout at the beach house. Sex, violence, betrayal. Top notch comic. One of the best I’ve ever read.

Comix this Week: 09/03/14, 09/10/14, 09/17/14

 Comic books are one of the great loves of my life, and I hope that all of you enjoy this weekly jaunt into this amazing world. As with my movie reviews, this is not comprehensive. I cannot afford to read every comic, nor will I illegally download them, I respect the medium too much for that, but I don’t judge any who do. Every week there will be a “pick of the week”, what I feel is the essential comic of my purchases.At the end of the year, I will review my picks and choose a top 5 comics of the year.

I use cover images in my reviews. These images are from various comic companies, such as Marvel, DC, and Image in today’s case. They own this stuff. I do this for fun, not money.Enjoy.

August 27th, 2014

Sheesh! I fell a little behind this month, so there will be covers only for the picks of the week.

Justice League 33

Lex Luthor joins the JL. Meh.

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4.99 for a shiny cover and 1/2 a book of story. This thing better improve dramatically.

Captain America 24:

Zola’s attack on NY continues and Falcon dies saving the city?!

Spiderman 2099:

This is where I say goodbye to Miguel. You were better left in the 90’s. Its okay, just not worth 3.99 of my money. I will see you in the 50cent bin a decade from now.

Original Sin 8:

The final battle! Winter Soldier takes Nick Fury’s place, and Nick becomes, a watcher? bizarre, and ultimately irrelevant comic that only served to increase the distrust between the heroes and make Thor lose his hammer.

Legendary Star Lord 3

I picked up the first 3 issues, and I must say that they have the tone of “movie” Star Lord down pretty well. Well written and worth my 3.99

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Rocket Racoon 3

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I know, I was surprised too. One of the more insane comics out there, this rocks. It is simply awesome. ’nuff said.

September 10, 2014

MPH 3

I had no intention of continuing this comic, but the comic store manager put it in my subscription box accidentally. I am glad he did. This is where it really comes together for me. The kids that have the super-speed pills use them to burglarize banks and such, culminating in a theft at the white house! Last page was great. I’ll be back for #4

The Walking Dead 131

Carl and Rick at the hilltop. Thats about it. No expansion on the “talking” walkers yet.

Amazing Spider-Man 6:

Worth a read just to see how JJJ ruins his “unmasking” of Spider-Man on live tv.

Velvet 7:

The story of 2 male spies chasing Velvet. great stuff. Consistently good.

East of West 15

We get to see what “The Beast”, son of Death, can do. and holy shit is that guy scary.

Death of Wolverine 2:

Another 4.99 shelled out for half a book of story. It did improve with the appearance of Kitty Pride and a “logan undercover” angle. There might be hope!

Edge of Spider-Verse 1:

A story of Spider-Man noir! okay.

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Avengers 34.1

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Essentially, Marvel published the best Superman story of the decade without Superman. We have Hyperion in that role. Very good,

September 17, 2014

A very strong week for comics!

All new X-Men 32

Miles Morales meet the young x-men from the past. okay.

Edge of Spider-Verse 2

Whoa! Gwen Stacy Spider Woman is fairly awesome. Print this Marvel! Print this!!

Superior Spider-Man 33:

We learn more of the Spider-Verse Villains as Otto-Spidey creates a team of Spider-Men to face them.

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3 actually. Tough to choose, so I won’t.

Stray Bullets: Killers 7

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Virginia gets roped into her former life of murder and mayhem. SO. Good.

Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes

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Doc Fate faces a crisis on infinite earths! A great pulp universe! Just print this DC. Just. Print. This.

Avengers 35

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Wow. The story jumps forward in time to a world where the illuminati are on the run from the law, the Avengers. I don’t know whats happening in this Axis crossover, or the big multiverse story, but Hickman can do no wrong here.

 

Comix This Week: 8/27/2014

 Comic books are one of the great loves of my life, and I hope that all of you enjoy this weekly jaunt into this amazing world. As with my movie reviews, this is not comprehensive. I cannot afford to read every comic, nor will I illegally download them, I respect the medium too much for that, but I don’t judge any who do. Every week there will be a “pick of the week”, what I feel is the essential comic of my purchases.At the end of the year, I will review my picks and choose a top 5 comics of the year.

I use cover images in my reviews. These images are from various comic companies, such as Marvel, DC, and Image in today’s case. They own this stuff. I do this for fun, not money.Enjoy.

August 27th, 2014

Wolverine 12 (final issue)

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The final issue of Wolverine volume 37…

Wolverine faces off against Sabretooth, he wins and Sabretooth gets arrested. Wolverine completes his journey of friendship and finding himself… this whole series was designed to lead into the Death of Wolverine series and nothing else.

All New Invaders 9

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The Invaders face off against Deathlok, all of them lol. Some maniac has collected all the Deathloks. This allure of this title is wearing off on me.

Avengers 34

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Captain America faces off against Future Iron Man/Kang/blah and travels back to the present to wrangle the Avengers to take out the Illuminati. I am not sure what I was expecting for a conclusion, but this was a little off. Its all just a lead in to the event this fall I think. Nothing more. The payoff better be worth it lol.

Amazing Spider-Man 4.1

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Please. End. Covers are great. Art is interesting. Story is okay. We don’t need another retelling of this.

Low 2

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The story jumps forward several years. The father died in the pirate attack. The surviving son is a dirty cop, who bangs a futuristic hooker and accidentally shoots her in the head. He is now arrested for murder. His mother also receives word that a probe has arrived, a habitable world has been found, and humanity can leave the scorched future earth. I am looking forward to issue 3.

Superman 34

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Superman and Ulysses face off against the machinist. Ulysses also gets to know his parents and we learn more of his back story. This is the “banner” superman title right now, and its great to see Geoff Johns writing some great stuff.

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Saga 22

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Prince Robot IV meets the amazingly huge headed King Robot as Alana and Marco have a massive fight. he discovers that she is on drugs, and has been high in front of the kid. She also discovers that he has become closer to the neighbor. Terrific as always. This comic is tough to beat. If Saga is ever not the top pick, that is a grand comic indeed.