Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday February 25

Look, you know the drill. New comics come out on Wednesday.  Lots of them.   We’re here to tell you what’s hot.   What’s the problem? Now go to your local comic shop a grab a few good reads.     TOP OF THE STACK Spider-Gwen #1 – Marvel Comics Writer: Jason Latour Art: Robbi Rodriguez What Marvel says: SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew … Continue reading

The New 52 – Running Down Week THREE of the DC Relaunch

OK, you know the drill by now. Each week DC has 13 books.  Here’s where I go through them and tell you what I think. If you are keeping score it breaks down like this ON MY PULL LIST: 14 INTERESTED IN ISSUE TWO : 5 ON THE FENCE: 2 NOT LIKELY TO CONTINUE 5 You’ll notice I am including Justice League in this batch.   Yes, it came out on August 31st, but it’s designated a “3rd week” book, so issue two will not come out until October 19th, with the rest of the books listed below. This week was … Continue reading

The New 52 – Running Down Week 1 of the DC Relaunch

It’s been a pretty busy here in Geeksville, what with a whole new DC universe to look over. I’ll go into more detail soon, but I just wanted to run thru the first offerings of DC’s relaunched line, ranking them first to worst with some quick thoughts, so let’s get right to it, huh? Now in general I was very satisfied with the first week of the New 52.   If I had unlimited funds, I would stick with all of these books for the first 4, to see where they go.  But since money is an issue, I’ll need to … Continue reading

Read of the Week – Detective #881

DETECTIVE COMICS #881 Story: Scott Snyder Art by Jock and Francisco Francavilla Cover By: Jock Publisher: DC A $3.99 Comic 40 pgs Wow, it Detective Comics ever had a last issue, I would be happy if it was a lot like this one. What was that?  It’s what? Okay so it’s not really the last issue, but it is the end of volume 1 of the longest running ongoing comic book in history. What I liked the most was there was no attempt to overdo the story with gimmicks or stunt guests. It was just a well crafted story done … Continue reading

Exile’s Pulllist – 4/21/10

Right to the pull list this week – you know where to find my read of (last) week JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 DC Story: James Robinson Art: Mark Bagley and Rob Hunter So what happened to the team we were promised in is 42? Seriously, where the hell is the Justice League? It’s a good thing there are two Justice Society teams out there or the world would be up the creek. As it looks more and more that the BRIGHTEST DAY leads (Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, the Hawks, Firestorm, the Atom, and of course Green Lantern) will be a … Continue reading