Tuesday, June 27, 2006

This Week's Releases: June 27, 2006

Due to pleasantly unexpected schedule changes, I'll be hitting 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics a bit late this week. Those waiting in breathless anticipation for this week's senses-shattering "52 on 52" will, unfortunately, remain breathless until Friday.

I'm showing the Big Two lots of pecuniary love this week, and I am sure they are appreciative. Though plagued by delays, Young Avengers still tops my list of Marvel books these days, so I greet 12 with mixed emotion. I'm happy to get a new issues, and to see this arc resolve ... but I hate to say goodbye as it goes on some sort of hiatus.

Oni Press sees two debuts this Wednesday: Moore and Haun's The Leading Man, and Love The Way You Love from Jamie S. Rich and Marc Ellerby. With foresight granted by the Oracle At PDF Preview, expect some thoughts on these late today or tomorrow - in any case, before you head to purchase your goods.

There are times I wonder if all these bloggers - including your humble Totalitarian - posting their shopping lists is worthwhile. Then something happens like today, where I read Jog, and it puts a new book on the list: Babel #2. I haven't read #1, but I think I'll figure it out.

I am attempting to scale my purchases back, or at least stay even as I get drawn in to Civil War. That means I'm dropping Hawkgirl and Moon Knight from the lists, though I can certainly see how you might enjoy them. I feel a bit bad about Hawkgirl: I really ought to support Chaykin and Simonson, but just feel like title's treading water, with Chaykin looking dated and Simonson ill-adapting to the current decompressed climate. Before you say it: yes, I am neglecting two living legends while gleefully partaking in multiple Civil War tie-ins .... I know I'm killing comics.

  • 52 #8
  • Action Comics #840
  • Batman #654
  • DCU: Brave New World #1
  • JLA Classified #23
  • Solo #11
  • Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #19
  • Amazing Spider-Man #533
  • Civil War: Front Line #2
  • Fantastic Four #538
  • New Avengers #21
  • Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E. #6
  • Runaways Vol 2 #17
  • Wolverine #43
  • X-Factor #8
  • Young Avengers #12
  • Babel #2
  • Leading Man #1
  • Love The Way You Love #1


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7 comments:

Chris said...

I feel a bit bad about Hawkgirl: I really ought to support Chaykin and Simonson, but just feel like title's treading water, with Chaykin looking dated and Simonson ill-adapting to the current decompressed climate.

Right there with ya, bruther. I don't know what I was expecting from these two and Hawkgirl, but it wasn't...you know...this.

Sean Maher said...

I just don't understand how you can still be buying JMS's Fantastic Four. I Byrne-stole the "Doom becomes Thor!" arc and those two issues were, literally, the worst comics I've read in like three years.

Mark Fossen said...

I just don't understand how you can still be buying JMS's Fantastic Four.

That's why I suck. I'm not buying it, normally. I'm just in it for the Civil War tie-in.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

I'm dropping...Moon Knight

Nggghh...! That hurts.

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1...

I forgive you, though.

PS: Have I not convinced you to check out American Way yet?

Mark Fossen said...

Guy -

Hell, I only picked up the first two issues of Moon Knight because of you. And you've got Nextwave teetering on the cliff, so we're even.

And American Way? It lost me after the first issue. perhaps I'll give it a try in trade.

Shane Bailey said...

I scaled way back. I'm just getting Civil War, 52, All-Star Superman, Busiek's Superman, and a few trades here and there.

markus said...

don't feel bad about dropping the "living legends". If they they can't make you want the current book badly enough, they're no longer working at a legendary level. Not your problem.*
from among the remaining, I'd suggest putting JLA Classified on hiatus for at least one arc to compensate for the awfullness that was the Simone arc. It'll be traded and is out of continuity anyway, so no reason for blind trust after that stinker (YMMOV).




* If they neglected to build a TPB/GN library during their peak which keeps them afloat today, that is likewise not your problem.