25 October 2005

On the Shelves: 10/26/05

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My weekly look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 10/26/05. 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]

BROKEN HALOS
Sinbuck Angel Eyes Wwcg Ed TPB, $14.95


This gets the prize for Best Title of the Week. Mainly because it's a light week, and I have no idea what "Wwcg" means.

DARK HORSE COMICS
Revelations #3 (Of 6), $2.99


Last issue took an interesting little turn, so I guess I'm now hooked for the duration. Ramos' art is really what edges it over the line.

DC COMICS
Losers #29, $2.99
Loveless #1, $2.99
Silent Dragon #4 (Of 6), $2.99


Yay, Andy Diggle Week! Loveless, meanwhile, seems like it might not be quite as good as its premise sounded when I first heard about it. I still associate Azzarello with the reprehensible Cage mini-series from a few years back, and his lackluster ending to the recent Lex Luthor mini didn't help matters.

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
Lost Squad #1, $2.95


I like what they're doing with G.I. Joe: America's Elite, so this gets an in-store flip-through.

IMAGE COMICS
Age Of Bronze #21, $3.50
Ferro City #3, $2.99

Shadowhawk #6, $3.50
Spawn #150, $4.95


Age of Bronze and Ferro City both sound really interesting, so I think it's time I finally checked them out. Spawn may get a looksee, too, just so I can stay on top of the "little events" in the industry. ShawdowHawk #6 concludes the fun crossover with Blacklight.

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Fantasy #14, $2.99
Black Panther #9, $2.99
Black Widow 2 #2 (Of 6), $2.99
Captain America #11, $2.99
Daredevil #78, $2.99
Defenders #4 (Of 5), $2.99
Marvel Monsters Monsters On The Prowl, $3.99
New Avengers #12, $2.50
New X-Men Academy X Yearbook Special, $3.99
Young Avengers #8, $2.99


Whoa! This is the biggest Marvel week for me in ages, even with Hudlin's Black Panther getting the axe. (That's right; mid-arc, too. Homie don't play the completist game! Not as long as there's eBay and dollar bins, at least.) The New X-Men Academy X Yearbook Special is DeFillippis and Weir's farewell on the title they made interesting as the New Mutants before the editorially mandated Reloaded stunt gutted their character-driven approach in favor of yet another team book. PS: Ronin is Paul Jenkins.

SPEAKEASY COMICS
Adventures Of Bio Boy #2, $2.99
Hero At Large #2, $2.99


Both of these had mildly appealing debuts, but they're nowhere near being Pull List candidates yet.

TERMINAL PRESS LLC
Crowpsey Rufus & Leveland Vol 1, $6.95


Didn't I buy this already, at Wizard World Philadelphia? Is it really just coming out now? Ken Knudtsen is a nice guy, but his comics work is really weird.

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Super F$$$$$S #2, $5.00


I just don't get the Cult of Kochalka. The couple of things I've read from him didn't appeal to me, and the internet love the first issue of this title received struck me as a particularly embarassing example of indie zombie madness. To each his own.

1 comment:

Erech said...

The Kochalka thing I think is more about him than maybe his books. Maybe not in every case, but I think if you like James Kochalka the person, you kinda like to support his books with a punk rock sensibility.

Plus there is a bit of snobbery attached too, for sure.

That said, have you read Fancy Froglins Sexy Forest yet? That should register at least one laugh, I promise.