Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Reading List

Everybody Loves Tank Girl #1: Much closer in feel to the older material then the last series. Looking forward to more.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #6: Has been a neat B-side to the main series, filled with insights into smaller bits of characterization that help breathe life in to the new continuity.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12: Ninja fights, solid characterization, and a little bit of heartwarming to boot.

Wolverine and the X-Men #14: Figures it would be Colossus who came around first, he's historically the biggest softie in the "Phoenix Five".

Prophet #27: It's amazing how much I enjoy Rob Liefeld created IP when it's put into other people's hands.

(IDW does not appear to maintain an official page or catalog listings for the Ninja Turtles that is easy to find on either Google or their site)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Reading List

Marceline and the Scream Queens #1 of 6: It's become clear to me that I should have already begun watching this Adventure Time cartoon, because if the comics are any indication it might as well be marketed right at me.

Creepy #9: How did I miss 8 issues of this?

The Li'l Depressed Boy #12: Pretty consistently one of my favourite books.

Punk Rock Jesus #1 of 6: I can't decide if I would actually watch a reality show about future clone baby Jesus or not. I think I might.

Spider-Men 3 of 5 continues to be a really good mix of funny and dramatic. Continuity dense, be warned.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Reading List

Payroll weirdness caused me to wind up grabbing my comics too late to do this last week. Let's hope it doesn't become a habit.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #12: ...I did not see that coming. I guess I should have, but I just didn't think it would happen like that.

Uncanny X-Men #15: Splendid fucking weirdness. Still really hate that visor design.

X-Factor #239: Dark, funny, just the right amount of dramatic.

Creator Owned Heroes #2: 2 great comics, an interview with Paul Pope, and advice columns.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Reading List

Casanova: Avaritia IV; "I wrote Great Expectations! Fuck you!"

New Mutants #44 has the Silver Surfer eating pizza. SOLD!

Uncanny X-Men #14; Mister Sinister being sinister.

Batwoman #10; not sure this book had the pacing to end on a "wait. what?" but it did. Felt abrupt in an issue full of abrupt half stops.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splinter; this new continuity is just so perfectly weird.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Reading List

Scarlet Spider #6; the fact that the name makes Kaine cringe is amusing to me.

X-Men Legacy #268; Frenzy being Frenzy. Kicking asses, having flashbacks, defying orders.

Spider-Men #1; this could be really fun, or really depressing, but ideally will manage a balance of both.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #13; I was wondering when they'd come back to the team in New York.

AvX VS #3 has punching, shooting, stabbing and Russian. I may install the Marvel AR app that provides translations.

Now I've got to run away and watch Dawn of the Seeker. Later.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My Reading List

Going to make an effort to get more consistent with doing this again. Repeat until habit, right?

Creator-Owned Heroes #1; I enjoyed both stories, but was a bit overwhelmed by the shear amount of back matter. I'll wade through it at some point, the cover layout should have been a tip that this was more a magazine with comics then a comic book.

X-Factor #237; This team still needs a therapist on staff.

Journey Into Mystery #639; Don't worry, Kid Loki, my mom didn't get the reference either.

Defenders #7; I will buy just about anything with the Silver Surfer, that's an empirically provable fact. Defenders is doing something I love with it's plot: A Secret History that could, but doesn't, upset the status quo of it's shared universe for internally consistent reasons.

Mighty Thor Annual #1; I will buy just about anything with the Silver Surfer, that's an empirically provable fact. Thor and The Surfer fight space monsters? Sold!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Reading List

It's been a while since I did one of these, I'm going to dive right in.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #10: My love for Ultimate Spider-Man is well established. I think it's the one Ultimate book that manages to work no matter what other nonsense is going on in it's shared canon.

X-Factor #235: Madrox and Shatterstar go undercover as members of a z-list costumed neighbourhood watch who are being stalked by a psychopath. About as funny as it sounds if you ignore/laugh at the disembowellings.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9: "Knows better then to make the turtles aliens" is the least of the things that are great about this series.

The Tick #100: Featuring Invincible in a fairly lighter story then the last time I read one of his issues. Features one of those handy "everything that has happened to date" guides at the end for the Tick, if that's the sort of thing you like in your big milestone issues.

Exiled 1 of 5: "Oh, man! Is this more Asgardian stuff? Asgardian stuff freaks me out #superheroproblems"