27 September 2005

On The Shelves: 9/28/05

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My weekly look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 9/28/05. The full shipping is list available at ComicList.

[NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure to take advantage of it. If not, find another one; or try Khepri.com or MidtownComics.com]

COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
CBLDF SPS 2005 Anthology, $12.95


For a great cause, and from what I've heard, there's some good stuff in it.

DARK HORSE COMICS
Revelations #2 (Of 6), $2.99


Didn't love the first issue, but it was intriguing. Probably pick it up, read it, and pass it on to Dan.

DC COMICS
Losers #28, $2.99
Omac Project #6 (Of 6), $2.50
Silent Dragon #3 (Of 6), $2.99
Vigilante #1 (Of 6), $2.99


What a difference six months makes, hunh? Before Countdown came out, I was psyched about the DCU. After I read it, though, not so much, and have since dropped almost every mainstream DC comic I was reading from my pull list. If not for Andy Diggle, whose The Losers led me to both Silent Dragon and Vigilante (Ben Oliver did a fill-in arc on The Losers), they'd have completely struck out this week. Sad.

D. E.
Red Sonja #2, $2.99
Red Sonja Fiery Red Foil High End Ed #2, AR


After the laughable #0 issue - which remains one of my favorite reviews I've done for Buzzscope - the only interest I've had in this title is the car wreck aspect of it, as I'm betting it won't make it past #6 before it's cancelled.

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Trilogy Vol 1 Homeland TPB, $14.95


I have the singles, but if YOU didn't buy them, I'd suggest picking up the trade. Well done!

EVIL TWIN COMICS
Action Philosophers #1 2nd Printing, $2.95
Action Philosophers Self Help For Ugly Loosers, $2.95


A smart, fun comic book, so I really hope that typo in the title is on Diamond's end. Pick up the first issue, too, if you haven't already.

IDW PUBLISHING

I wish their comics weren't so damned expensive, because every now and then they have something I'm curious about, but I can't justify the cost. And I get them at a discount!

IMAGE COMICS
Indigo Vertigo One Shot, $4.99
The Gift #13, $2.99


I have no idea what Indigo Vertigo is, but I'll give anything from Image at least a glance these days. I think I'm going to pick up The Gift just to see if my "spider sense" is correct and I really don't like it, as opposed to just assuming I don't.

MARVEL COMICS
Arana Heart Of The Spider #9, $2.99
Black Widow 2 #1 (Of 6), $2.99
Daredevil #77, $2.99
Defenders #3 (Of 5), $2.99
New Avengers #11, $2.50
Young Avengers #7, $2.99


I'm done with AraƱa! For real this time! New Avengers, too, thanks to that pointless Sentry arc. "Oh, he's going to join the Avengers? I didn't see that coming!" Plus Bendis only managed to muddle his origin even more by bringing Paul Jenkins and comic books into the story. I'm still not sure what happened there! WTF?!?! Black Widow, on the other hand, is a joyful double-dose of a sequel to one of Marvel's better mini-series of late, plus Bill Sienkiewicz artwork! And Young Avengers is quite possibly Marvel's best new series in ages. Let's see if OC-guy can sustain it, though.

NBM
Attitude Featuring Neal Swaab Rehabilitating Mr Wiggles TPB (AA), $10.95


Hunh? Winner of Best Title of the Week, I think.

ONI PRESS INC.
Peng One Shot, $5.95


I believe this is by the same guy that did the incomprehensible Sharkknife that Oni offered up for Free Comic Book Day this year. Didn't work for me at all.

PENNY FARTHING PRESS
Captain Gravity And Power Of The Vril #6 (resolicited), $2.95


One of the most underrated comics out there, I'm looking forward to now reading the entire thing in one sitting.

SPEAKEASY COMICS
Helios In With The New #1 (Of 8), $2.99
Super Crazy Tnt Blast #1, $2.99


Okay, is it just me or is Speakeasy starting to churn out a few too many comics all of a sudden? None of their stuff has really connected with me since The Grimoire, which was one of their launch titles. I hope these guys don't follow Alias down the drain. What? You haven't seen the writing on the wall?

TOKYOPOP
Cowboy Bebop Vol 1 GN New Ptg, $9.99
Steady Beat Vol 1 GN (Of 3), $9.99


Cowboy Bebop is one of the few manga I've heard of, so I might check it out. Steady Beat is by that CBR columnist, Rivkah, who's been causing a stir in the comics blogiverse recently, so I might take a peek to see what the big deal is.

Magazines
Back Issue #12, $5.95
Previews Vol XV #10, AR


Back Issue is, without question, one of the best comics magazines being published right now. Buy it! As for Previews, I always feel an obligation to buy it, but never do. Something about paying for a catalog makes no sense to me.

2 comments:

Erech said...

"I think I'm going to pick up The Gift just to see if my "spider sense" is correct and I really don't like it, as opposed to just assuming I don't."

That made me laugh way to loudly. Had to explain to the girlfriend and all even.

I concur on the DC books too, way to run off readers with a way too large storyline that isn't even that interesting, guys.

SMASHER said...

My roommate has kept me entrenched in all things DCU for the past year. Most of it has been a disappointment but I remain optimistic about the 1 year later premise. Execution will be everything but if they can pull it off it might be idea that gets some new readership into the medium.
There's something unweildly about weekly management of a Universe. I have a hard enough time with my 3 fantasy football teams so if anything maybe it could set a new standard that the other Big Comic book company can market and do right.