Monday, January 22, 2007

Ah, looks like more stuff this week. New comics are coming out this year after all!

New comics this week (Wednesday, 1/24/07):

CRIMINAL #4 (MR) 2.99

This has been a good series so far, so I'm hoping it stays that way. More action this issue? We'll see.

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #3 (MR) 2.99

The first two issues of this were intriguing (I'm not sure if I'll go so far as to say "good"), so I'll be getting this one. I think it's the end of the first storyline, so it will probably be the deciding factor as to whether I'll keep getting the series.

DAMNED #4 (MR) 3.50

I picked up the first two issues of this series recently, and I liked it quite a bit (watch for a review soon!). I still need to find #3 before I read #4, but I'm defininitely on board for the series (it's only 5 issues, by the way). I would describe it as "like Miller's Crossing, but with demons as the gangsters." Fun stuff!

DMZ #15 (MR) 2.99

Ooh, I'm always excited when a new issue of this series comes out. Go, Matty! Don't get killed!

DOCTOR STRANGE OATH #4 (OF 5) 2.99

This one is also always lots of fun. I wish it would go on for longer. Marvel, get Vaughan to write a Dr. Strange ongoing series. Or Night Nurse, what the hell.

DWIGHT T ALBATROSS THE GOON NOIR #3 (OF 3) 2.99

This has been a fun little series, if a bit slightly less enjoyable than the regular series. More series should do something like this if they have to go on hiatus.

ETERNALS #6 (OF 7) 3.99

This series comes closer to wrapping up, with what was supposed to be the final issue, before Marvel decided to add another one (which will be double-sized, I think). I hope that doesn't mean the book is going off the rails, because I've been enjoying it so far. Neil Gaiman writing Jack Kirby characters? Sweet! The only "weak" part has been John Romita, Jr.'s art, which is not at all bad, just kind of mediocre. Don't drop the ball on us, Gaiman!

FABLES #57 (MR) 2.99

As I mention often, I get this book in trade form, but I wanted to point out that this issue features art by Mike Allred. Man, I can't wait until the collection comes out!

MOUSE GUARD #6 (OF 6) 3.50

Final issue! This has been a great little series. That's all I have to say.

OUTER ORBIT #2 (OF 4) 2.99

I never even saw the first issue of this series on shelves. Did anybody else get it? Was it any good? Anybody? (cue cricket sounds)

PAPER RAD BJ & DA DOGS GN (MR) 29.95

People like Jog have said this is good. It's a tad expensive, but I'll keep an eye out for it.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #3 CW 2.99

Is this book finally done with the Civil War silliness so I can try it out? The "CW" in the listing leads me to think that it is not. Hmmph. At this rate I'll never try it. Whatever.

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #14 2.99

Sweet! I think this is Miyazawa's last issue (I know I've said that the last two or three months, but I think it's for real this time). I predict that it will be great, as always.

TANPENSHU VOL 1 TP (MR) (C: 1-1-2) 12.95

Chris Butcher gives a really hearty recommendation to this manga, so I'll have to check it out if I see it anywhere. The comic shop I frequent doesn't carry much manga, so I usually look for it at Borders or some other bookstore. I'll keep an eye out.

WORLD BELOW TP (C: 0-1-2) 12.95

Ooh, Paul Chadwick! I've read this before, but I don't own it, so I'll probably get around to getting it after I complete my Concrete collection (I still need to get volumes 4 and 6). It's a really goofy sci-fi/monster story about a group of explorers that go on an expedition to an underground cavern full of weird monsters and seemingly alien technology. It's really weird, full of dreamlike imagery. Very enjoyable. My favorite story is the one where members of the group get these big creatures stuck on their heads, and take the others captive to force them to do the same. I took some very interesting symbolism from it that maybe I'll discuss in a review someday after I buy this book. It's good; I recommend it!
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I guess that's everything that I find significant. Thanks again to Chris Butcher for this week's shipping list!