Monday, May 14, 2007

UPDATED: This week, I will purchase some comics

UPDATE: Somehow I forgot this one:

X-Men: First Class Special

I love me these Jeff Parker Marvel stories, and this one features art by Kevin Nowlan and Nick Dragotta and Mike Allred, among others. I hope it's awesome.
-----
Back to the original post:

New comics this week (Wednesday, 5/16/07):


ARMY @ LOVE #3 (MR) 2.99

This seems to be coming out nice and regular, which is good. I enjoy a monthly dose of satirical wierdness. Go Rick Veitch!

BATMAN #665 2.99

Grant Morrison's Batman! Actually, I was kind of disappointed by the last issue, but hopefully this one will be better. Next month we get issue #666, which should be fun, and then comes the "Batmen of all nations" arc, with art by J.H. Williams! So, at worst, this issue will be filler. But I hope it's good, nonetheless.

BATTLER BRITTON TP 19.99

This was a good miniseries, which is usually the case when Garth Ennis writes war comics. I don't know if it's worth 20 bucks though. It would probably be better to hunt down the single issues.

EX MACHINA #28 (MR) 2.99

Ooh, this seems to be coming out more regularly, which is good. It's one of my favorite comics, so I'm always glad to read a new issue. More revelations about Mitch's powers, I expect, along with some time-travel shenanigans. Go Brian K. Vaughan!

LEFT ON MISSION #1 (OF 5) 3.99

This is a spy-type book from Boom! Studios. Might be interesting, but I'll probably wait to see if there are any positive reviews before buying it. I gotta say, I do buy some $3.99 books from publishers like Avatar, IDW, and Boom!, but I don't like it. They generally have to make me feel like it's worth it to shell out the extra buck. So that means I'm more hesitant to try new stuff. Just saying.

LOCAL #9 (OF 12) (MR) 2.99

Here's another one I'm glad to see whenever it shows up. We're getting closer to the end of the series, so we'll see what happens with our girl Megan. I forget where this one is supposed to take place (I'm still anticipating the Austin, TX chapter, which I think will be in #10). Go Brian Wood!

MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #13 2.99

I've been enjoying this book quite a bit lately, so I'll be getting it as long as Jeff Parker is writing it. I forget what is supposed to happen this issue, but I'm sure it will be fun. Go Parker!

MISERY LOVES COMEDY HC (MR) 24.95

Ivan Brunetti. To tell the truth, my limited exposure to his comics hasn't exactly wowed me. Not that it's bad or anything, but I didn't feel like I had to rush out and read his stuff. Maybe I'll get this from the library someday or something.

MOUSE GUARD VOL 1 FALL 1152 HC 24.95

I have all the issues of this, so I won't be buying the hardcover, but I'll give it a high recommendation to anybody that is interested. It's good stuff. Badass mice fighting snakes, crabs, and other badass mice! Awesome!

PLAIN JANES 9.99

The debut title in DC's teen-girl-targeting Minx line. I'm interested, but the reviews I've seen so far have been middling. We'll see how it is.

RUNAWAYS VOL 3 HC 24.99

This collects the last of the Vaughan/Alphona issues of the series, and I think it's great stuff. That's all I have to say.

WARREN ELLIS BLACK GAS 2 #2 3.99

This series has sure taken its time coming out. I might have to pull out the first issue and get caught up. It's a zombie comic, and I enjoyed the first 3-issue miniseries. We'll see if Ellis can keep it up. I hope his other upcoming Avatar books don't come out as lackadaisically as this one.
-----

I think that's everything. Satan's Sodomy Baby didn't show up last week, but Midtown Comics shows it on the list this week, so maybe we'll see it. Who knows? Anyway, maybe a review tonight? I dunno, I'll see about it. How's that for suspense?