Wednesday, September 14, 2005

This Week's Shopping List: September 14, 2005

The Great Mail Order Comics Experiment is done, and I can finally head to 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics to pick up my books on Wednesday, and feel the New Comics Day love ... except this is the second week in a row that circumstances dictate I won;t be able to go until Friday. "Smallest Violin, Saddest Song" indeed ....

My most anticipated book this week is definitely Desolation Jones. Not only did I love the first two issues, but a post on the series got me my first notice from the wider blogging community. I feel oddly sentimental towards the title now. The first issue of All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder gave me at least three posts, so I consider the purchase of this new issue an investment in the future. JLA continues a pretty fun Infinite Crisis lead-in arc, and JSA looks like it will contribute some Crisis, as well.

Much of this week's list is pretty marginal titles. With Firestorm's cliffhanger resolved in Villains United, I don't know I'll be that interested in a "fill in the blank" story. Though the net has gone wild for Winter Men, I was not that impressed, and will need to give it a flip-through in the store. X-Men would be my first issue of the title since my return, but since it's a tie-in to Black Panther, it'll really depend if I have this on my pull list (I can't remember). I really, really want to support AIT/PlanetLar, Joe Casey, and Full Moon Fever ... but I can't help thinking that $12.95 for 70 pages of story is steep.

  • Action Comics #831
  • All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #2
  • Desolation Jones #3
  • JLA #118
  • JSA #77
  • Rann Thanagar War #5
  • Firestorm #17
  • Winter Men #2
  • X-Men #175
  • Full Moon Fever



zilla said...

winter men was great, i also loved ferro city and the new thor... all star batman and robin has totally lost me - way too melodramatic in narration and dialogue... but maybe that's the point? batman as written by spider jeruselum (read that somewhere and man it fits).

Mark Fossen said...

I will definitely give WinterMen a look, Zilla ... I love JPL, but the first isue just didn't engage me.

ASBARTBW? I am looking forward to it - it's definitely trying something ... just don't know it's succeeding.