All general comic talk is welcome as is all weekly stuff. Just spoiler stuff until after it is released (not all of us read solicits). The Must Haves of the Week
Viking #1- Oversized, made for the issues, crime book set in the 9th Century? Goddamn that sounds good for $3. Detective Comics #853- The conclusion of Gaiman’s two part take on the death of the Dark Knight. I highly suggest you buy this in issues (shouldn’t be too hard to find the first issue, it’s the last issue of Batman) because as far as I know it’s only being collected with a bunch of filler in a pricey hardcover.
Nawid’s Other Pulls of the Week
Savage Dragon #147- It may be an acquired taste, but I suggest you guys to try out Savage Dragon from issue 145 to now or to at the very least pick up #148 on Free Comic Book Day and jump on with that (and yes I will be doing a Free Comic Book Day Topic). Buck Rogers #0- New series for 25 cents? I’ll try it.
Other Notable Issues
For those wondering, the untitled cover is from Scalped a book I’ve heard nothing but good about.
By our very own, William Harms!
For the rest of the week’s comics (and a great way to manage your pulls for the week) go here and report back.
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Ooooh, you bastard nawida.
I resisted clicking these threads because I had nothing to contribute (I still don’t) but now you’re making me want to read comics again.
It’s a habit I kicked (except for the odd TPB relapse) and that I can ill afford to take up again.
Marvel loves to relaunch a title with a #1 but as soon as it reaches another century mark, they’ll revert the numbering. Really annoying. I believe the current Thor run is #1-12 (588-599 in the opposite numbering system) and then the 13th and 14th are 600+601 and so on. Confusing and really annoying. I love Marvel for putting such great talent on their books but goddamnit I hate their business practices.
So I’ve heard, but I’ve resigned myself to just not being that into superheroes. I still like some Batman, and I loved loved loved Astro City but that’s about it. I think Kirkman is a great writer and plotter, but unless I can develop some interest in superhero genre again, I think The Walking Dead might be it for me.
All I can say is, Invincible is the best superhero book out, Robert’s plotting is even better there, and it’s witty and occasionally meta nature make it more than just another superhero book. I’ve read some Astro City (will catch up with it when I have enough cash) and I think what Robert is doing is just as good. If you do decide to read it, make sure you don’t judge it until after issue #13 (the end of the third trade or just the first hardcover). You’ll know why when you get there.
Too bad. That’s a nice-looking little design element, and they’re totally missing out on the OCD collector market. I know people who’ve rebought entire sets of trades just to have all their spines match (ahem, Sandman).