Tuesday, October 04, 2005

This Week's Shopping List: October 5, 2005

Between my real job, the fall sports game release season (my NHL 06 review just posted, and NBA 2K6 is in progress), an increasing World of Warcraft addiction, and various home redecorating projects ... I've been derelict in my comics blogging. I was hoping to have some actual content today, but that's just not going to happen. I have posts on Steady Beat and Peng in the works, though, and hope to have them up in the next day or two.

Last week was a cornucopia of riches, this week ... not so much a cornucopia, no. There's still some stuff I'm looking forward to on tomorrow's trip to 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics, though.

My most anticipated book this week is definitely the Elk's Run collection, as I've hears so much good buzz about the series without being able to get my hands on a copy. A new Fell is a good thing, as the last issue was a real gem, and seeing the series take shape in this format should be fascinating. Big In Japan is just gorgeous. The new Supergirl printing has me very interested, but I don't usually do the alternate cover thing, and the series itself leaves me somewhat cold. Rann Thanagar War is a real disaster, but simple inertia will get me to buy the last issue. While I won't be buying it this week, the release of the Watchmen: Absolute Edition certainly deserves mention. It's one of my most anticipated releases, but I don't see how I can swing the purchase anytime soon.

  • Gotham Central #36
  • JSA #78
  • Outsiders #29
  • Rann Thanagar War #6
  • Supergirl #1 3rd Ptg
  • Superman Shazam First Thunder #2
  • Wonder Woman #221
  • Fell #2
  • Fantastic Four Iron Man Big In Japan #1
  • Marvel Monsters Devil Dinosaur
  • Elks Run Collected Edition

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5 comments:

zilla said...

Mark - What's Elk's Run all about? I've heard the name over and over it seems but never a real opinion...

Mark Fossen said...

Here's a good intro, Zilla:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=5927

Jason said...

Thanks for checking out Elk's Run, hope you liked it!

Zilla - here's some more links:
http://www.poorlydrawnanimals.com/blog/images/EWblurb.gif
http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=21022
http://www.buzzscope.com/reviews.php?id=5006

Mark Fossen said...

"Liked" would be a massive understatement, Jason. I read it last night, and my only real complaint is that the spine prevents seeing the double page spreads in all their glory. I need to track down the originals, now.

I plan a full write-up in the next day or so. I don't know what good it can do that EW couldn't, but ...

I preordered the Bumper at my LCS, which then proceeded to get excited about the book, and ordered a few more shelf copies.

Jason said...

Well, we appreciate any buzz. Blog buzz is good - it's the fans talking, you know?

Plus, as much as the EW review made us cry...well, just look for my comments here:

http://www.buzzscope.com/features.php?id=1103#q2

Thanks again for the words and I hope you enjoy what's coming up next.