13 December 2005

On The Shelves: 12/14/05

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It's the home stretch for 2005! My weekly look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 12/14/05. 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]


Where the hell is the next 15 Minutes?!?!

Elvira #151, $2.50

Soon to be direct order only? Considering they're about to get dumped by Diamond, you'd think they'd invest some money into their web site and bring it into the 21st Century. At least the e-commerce portion, which presently makes it ridiculously difficult to place an order. Also, almost none of their comics are available in trade form!

Batman Gotham County Line #3 (Of 3), $5.99
DMZ #2, $2.99

That's not a good sign when my DC pulls only include two comics that I'm buying reluctantly.

GI Joe Sigma 6 #1, $2.95

Bought this a week or two ago, and reviewed it in the roundup. Fun stuff!

Fear Agent #2, $2.99
Grounded #4 (Of 6), $2.99

This is the correctly printed Fear Agent #2, which I won't be exchanging my misprint of. Let someone new discover this fun new series.

New Thunderbolts #16, $2.99
Omega The Unknown Classic TPB, $29.99
Secret War Book Five (Of 5), $3.99
Son Of M #1 (Of 6), $2.99
X-Factor #1, $2.99

New Thunderbolts is officially added to my pull list, replacing New Avengers. Read advance copies of Son of M and X-Factor, both of which were pretty good; the former, unexpectedly so, and a nice alternative for Spider-Man fans who aren't feeling "The Other" and its apparent skipping over of Peter's little House of M experience. I don't really care about the conclusion to Secret War, but it's a 5-issue mini and I can't not be a completist there. Omega goes on the wish list as I vaguely remember enjoying it as a kid and I'm curious. Not $30 worth of curious, though.

Free Fall #1 (Of 3), $3.99
Horrorama Vol 1 GN, $13.90
Jenna #1 (Of 3), $3.95
Narwain Preview David Mack Cvr, $2.49
Narwain Preview Jay Anacleto Cvr, $2.49
Power And Glory Vol 1 GN (Of 3), $7.49
Rash #1 (Of 2), $3.95
Wall After Wall GN, $6.49

"Hey, Alias' multiple title launch went so well earlier this year, let's try the same approach!" Are these on time, at least?

Local #2 (Of 12), $2.99

Do or die issue, as I liked the first one, but the overall concept, in Brian Wood's hands, concerns me. I'm thinking I simply don't like his voice, that angsty white hipster liberal thing that's always irked me. Between that, and his didactic political themes, why do I continue to pick his stuff up? Because the internet tells me to!

Amelia Rules #16, $2.95

Amelia truly does rule! And after last issue's cliffhanger, this goes straight to the top of my read pile tonight. Hell, I might even read it right in the store.

Atomika #5 (Of 12), $2.99

Hunh? Speakeasy? Not Mercury? WTF? I'm so confused about the status of this series.

Town O Crazies Vol 3 #1, $6.95

Best Title of the Week!

Enslaved By The Dragon Vol 1 GN, $12.95

Isn't "yaoi" the term for the boy on boy manga genre? Is so, this might share best title of the week!


Erech said...

Hm this thing is eating comments or you hate me now. I noticed it the other day too. Posted something, came by to see it not there later.

I see how it is!

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

A few comments came through today on a couple of posts. Last one from you, though, was on 12/8. Hmmm...

Erech said...

Hmm, Yeah I saw it go through, it took me to the comment page afterwards too even. Same as the last time I noticed it happen.

Admit it, you deleted it because I posted the spoilers about the new Crisis, right?

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

While it was cool to see my Jason Todd as the new Batman theory confirmed, yes, I had to delete it. DiDio asked me to personally.

Erech said...

Larry Young was right about you.

Never trust a poet...

redlib said...

My pull list this week was only 2 comics, one being the Batman GC Line, which I'm barely sticking with. At least until I get to the store, then pour through the owners pile and abscond what looks interesting!

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Well, duh! Larry Young's right about everything. Even when it takes half the internet to clarify what he meant to make it so. ;-)

Red: What do you mean by the "Batman GC line"? Gotham Central? Or the Batbooks in general? BTW, did you know the lead character in Silent Dragon is a redhead? It's a guy, so I don't know if he counts for you, but he could get half-credit, no?