Sunday, May 30, 2010

Issue #88: Catch Up Week #20: Comic Books For The Weeks Of Wednesday, May 5, 12 & 19, 2010:

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, May 5, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #1 (of 4) (DC)
Terry Moore's Echo #21 (Abstract Studios) (note: on hold in my pull file until next week.)

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, May 12, 2010:

Adventure Comics #11/514 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #43) (DC)
Superman: War Of The Supermen #2 (of 4) (DC)

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, May 19, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #3 (of 4) (DC)
(note: the next two issues are on hold in my pull file until next week.)
DC Universe: Legacies #1 (of 10) (DC)
The Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (DC)

Comic book for the week of Wednesday, May 5, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #1 (DC) * * * *

The year long New Krypton storyline wraps up finally in this mini-series. All the pins have been set up and are now beginning to get knocked down. And it doesn't take very many pages into this issue for it to begin. The center spread is a heart stopper. The story doesn't just involve New Krypton, but also Earth. Lois and Jimmy team up with the Metropolis super team of Guardian, Steel, Conner Kent Superboy and Nightwing and Flamebird. their goal, to go after Gen. Lane and his Project 7734. But interested eyes and ears are eavesdropping on their conversation. With all of the plotlines that have developed over the past year, now they have reached climax. And everything's blowing up all over. So far, it's a satisfying beginning of the end to this long story. One issue down, three more to go.

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, May 12, 2010:

Adventure Comics #11/514 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #43) (DC)
Superman: War Of The Supermen #2 (of 4) (DC)

Adventure Comics #11/514 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #43) (DC) * * * * *

This was the best issue of the titles I read this week, and my favorite of the whole New Krypton storyline this whole year. this issue wraps up the Legion and Mon-El plot threads of the story.While Brainiac 5 returns the original Brainiac to Colu for imprisonment, the rest of the Legion and Mon-El have a job to do, restore the remaining bottle cities from Brainiac's ship. All or most of them will have links to Legion history. Most of the job is left to Mon-El, but Reep Daggle (Chameleon Boy) has a few specific jobs of his own. The whole Legion sub-plot has been enjoyable, because it signals a return of the Legion to prominence. It's great to see the Legion ship steadied and given a consistent foundation of continuity to build on, after a number of false start reboots.

Superman: War Of The Supermen #2 (of 4) (DC) * * * *

Superman and Supergirl grieve over the events of the first issue, and then pick sides in the battley between Gen. Zod's forces and those of Gen. Lane. the Guardians of Metropolis begin their own attack on Gen. Lane, who is not out of weapons or strategy yet. As this battle unfolds, the stakes get raise higher and higher with each issue. All of the action packed pages still have room for character moments. It's these character moments that make action scenes better than average.

Comic book for the week of Wednesday, May 19, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #3 (of 4) (DC) * * * *

All of the carnage that has wracked the forces on both sides has finally touched our heroes. One of them makes the ultimate sacrifice in the heat of battle.The fight reaches Earth and sets up the final battle in the last issue. Not so many character moments this issue, but a nice Easter egg for the Newsboy Legion. Among scenes of Earth's heroes battling the Kryponian forces, a sense of carnage is told through broken news transmisisons. This could be a gimick, but in this case it works for me. The last page reminds us just who fight will depend on. The final issue couldn't be set up any better.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Previews #9: Comic Book For The Week Of Wednesday, May 26, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #4 (of 4) (DC)

It's slim pickings this week, for which my comic book budget exhales a sigh of relief. What I'm getting hasn't matched my paydays recently. I've got a few titles still in my file at my local comic book shop, Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida http://acme-superstore.com. But, with what I know is coming out in the next few weeks, I should be able to clean out my file next week after payday. I'm anxious to read this final issue. The first three have been fantastic, an action-packed roller coaster ride, a no holds barred final battle not only between Earth and New Krypton, but between Zod and Superman. I can't wait to read how it ends.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

From The Comics Shop Issue #1: Saturday, May 22, 2010:

As a way to keep this blog more active, I decided to begin this feature, where I post what I actually got at my local comic shop, Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida http://acme-superstore.com. After lunch today I drove there. It's been a busy month, so to keep within my budget I wasn't been able to get everything I'd ordered by last payday. Unfortunately this payday was no different. I've checked the publishing schedule, and by next payday, not for another two weeks sadly, I will be able to empty my file and remain a good customer. I usually don't have this problem, and this rarely happens. Here is what I got, and what I had to leave behind:

From the week of Wednesday, May 5, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #1 (of 4) (DC)
left in my file:
Terry Moore's Echo #21 (Abstract Studios)

From the week of Wednesday, May 12, 2010:

Adventure Comics #11/514 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #43) (DC)
Superman: War Of The Supermen #2 (of 4) (DC)

From the week of Wednesday, May 19, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #3 (of 4) (DC)
left in my file:
The Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (DC)
DC Universe: Legacies #1 (of 10) (DC)

Boy, it really hurt to leave the new Legion title behind. My favorite part of the World Against Superman storyline has been the Legion's involvement from the future. Plus, it hasn't seemed natural without a regular Legion title every month. A co-feature in Adventure Comics just doesn't cut it. Plus I'm looking forward to reading Legacies. It wouldn't surprise me if DC didn't ret-con its history to fit their future storylines, but it's going to be fun reading a story involving their golden age heroes, starting with The Crimson Avenger. It's going to be a long two weeks until then.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Preview #8: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, May 19, 2010:

Superman: War Of The Supermen #3 (of 4) (DC)
DC Universe Legacies #1 (of 10) (DC)
The Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (DC)

I'm looking forward to reading Legacies, which my guess is that DC will summarize its history for a modern audience, maybe even tellits history to fit with current or future storylines and continuity. Most of all, I'm anxious to read this first issue of a new Legion title. It's good to have a regular Legion title to read again. My hope is that the Legion will begin a long stable run, which they have not had for a number of years. Long Live The Legion!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Issue #87: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, April 28, 2010:

Superman #699 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #40) (DC)
Superman: Last Stand Of New Krypton #3 (#41) (of 3) (DC)
Action Comics #889 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #42) (DC)
Invincible #71 (Image)
Image Firsts: Age Of Bronze #1 (Image)

This was a big week for Superman as the battle against Brainiac came to a head. For the most part I've enjoyed the New Krypton story, but I'll be glad when the Man of Steel returns to Metropolis and his own titles.

Superman #699 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #40) (DC) * * * *

The battle onboard Brainiac's ship reaches a fever pitch. The forces of Gen Zod's Brainiac Revenge Squad, the Legion of Super-Heroes Espionage Squad, Supergirl, Mon-El and Conner Kent Superboy each have their own missions aboard Brainiac's ship. Having Matter Eater Lad with you in a fight against robots does have its advantages. We also get a hint at what Mon El's mission is that the Legion is determined to see that he accomplishes.

Superman: Last Stand Of New Krypton #3 (of 3/#41) (DC) * * * *

The headline The Krypton-Shattering Conclusion on the cover is an accurate description of the story in this issue. The battle for New Krypton ends here, an d noone comes through unscated, including Superman and Luthor. There's a lot of action, which still leaves a lot of room for character moments. While the conclusion does lead to new plot threads in the Superman and Legion titles, the ending was very satisfying. This ending was a lot more satisfying than the end of the twelve issue mini-series Superman: World Of New Krypton.

Action Comics #889 (Last Stand Of New Krypton #42) (DC) * * *

This issue concludes the battle on the Earth front of the battle of New Krypton. Chris Kent / Nightwing and Thara / Flamebird defeat Jax-Ur and his re-created Kryptonian god Rao. They are joined by Wonder Woman and the Justice Society. Lois Lane streams live coverage of the battle from the front lines back to the Daily Planet offices through the internet. While I've enjoyed reading about the developing relationship between Chris Kent and Thara, their story as the embodiment of the Kryptonian legends of Nightwing and Flamebird has not been as satisfying. Overall, this has been the weakest storyline of the whole New Krypton story. But I'm looking forward to the continuing development of Chris and Thara's story, so it's not a total loss. This was not a terrible story. It was a good action story, it was just that the spirits of Nightwing andc Flamebird angle didn't grab me. The Captain Atom second feature also concludes in this issue. While it never did interest me, I hope it did serve to clear his muddled and confusing past and return him to being an interesting hero in the DC Universe. His story will continue in Justice League: Generation Lost. You might be interested in this title but I won;t be reading it. Beyond a limited budget, there are other titles I wquld be more interested in first, if I could afford them.

Invincible #71 (Image) * * * * *

It never fails to be worth saving as the last issue I readc every month. As the header says, The Viltrumite War begins here. Invincible is involved in one more supervillain battle, which has an interesting twist for he Guardians of the Globe that will be explored in future issues. Invincible gathers some reinforcements and has some final goodbyes before he leaves Earth, and there is one painful reunion before the journey begins. The interstellar trip begins with a familiar starship crew. At the back of the issue is a short feature with the hero Tech Jacket. I think that the Viltrumite War will begin to heat up next issue. As usual, I'll save it to read last. It's always the best read of the week.

Image Firsts: Age Of Bronze: The Story Of The Trojan War #1 (Image) * * * * *

I was familiar with this title, but had never read any of the issues or trade paperbacks. Since this was a $1.00 reprint I couldn't resist. I wasn't disappointed. Surprisingly, this story doesn't begin with generals or armies, but a farmboy named Paris. We see his family deal with the taxman, teen rebellion against authority, and first love. I Guess the more things change over the centuries the more they stay the same. There is also a family secret hinted at. Paris and his father travel to Troy for the Games. This title was a great bargain, with great art and characterization, thanks to writer and artist Eric Shanower. Age Of Bronze is going on my list of titles I'd like to read.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Preview #7: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, May 12, 2010:

This week is between paydays, so I won't be reading these issues until next Saturday, when I go to my local comic book store, Acme Comics http://acme-superstore.com, in Longwood, Florida.

Adventure Comics #11/514 (DC)
Superman: War Of The Supermen #2 (of 4) (DC)

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Issue #86: Free Comic Book Day 2010 Part II: Back Issue Reviews!

I'll finish this issue by reviewing the back issues I bought at the three comic book stores I visited last Saturday for Free Comic Book Day. All I spent was $5.00!

Acme Comics http://acme-superstore.com

Ex Machina: Special Edition #1 (What's Next?: Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading) (DC) * * * * *

Last Saturday was between paydays, but I didn't want to go to my comic book store without buying something, so I picked up this issue for $1.00. It was another title I've heard nothing but good things about, but haven't been able to afford to buy. I was not disappointed. This first issue was about how Mitchell Hundred obtained ther ability to control any electronics, and eventually become Mayor of New York City. The last page of the issue has a lot of impact. That's all I'll say.

Comics Central: 1425 Wp Ball Blvd, Sanford Florida

Big Bang Comics #3 October 1994 (Caliber Press)
Magnus: Robot Fighter & Nexus #1 (of 2) March (or December) 1993 (Valiant / Dark Horse)
Magnus: Robot Fighter #27 August 1993 (Valiant)
Lois Lane #1 (of 2) August 1986 (DC)
The Original Dick Tracy #1 September 1990 (Gladstone)

Big Bang Comics #3 October 1994 (Caliber Press) * * *

What grabbed my attentionwas the cover, which I first saw in Eddy Zeno's book Curt Swan: A Life In Comics. It was drawn by Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson. Big Bang Comics recreates the flavor of silver age comic book stories in art style and storytelling. This issue recreates the Crisis Of Two Earths flavor of the classic Justice League stories between Earth-1's Justice League of America and Earth-2's Justice Society of America. It's a lot of fun to read for an older comic book reader like myself. The heroes are archetypes of classic superheroes. give it a try.

Magnus: Robot Fighter & Nexus #1 (of 2) March (or December) 1993 Valiant / Dark Horse * * *

Steve Rude's art is always fun to look at. An alien presents himself to the city that Magnus lives in, and brings knowledge from the future to heal some of the chronic diseases of the inhabitants. The question is if appearences are deceiving. A fun read.

Magnus: Robot Fighter #27 August 1993 (Valiant) * * *

Magnus clashes with an old enemy over tactics in their battle against the robots. This issue had more character moments than the regular Magnus FCBD title. This is one of those classic titles I'd like to check out in back issues, or probably more easily in collected editions.

Lois Lane #1 (of 2) August 1986 (DC) * * *

This issue is the first of a two issue mini-series which involves Lois Lane following the story of missing and murdered children in Metropolis. Sometimes DC has been over the top or heavy handed, but there were not many such moments in this story. It is a pretty good story with a number of plot threads. Lois' relationship with Superman has cooled, and Clark Kent seems to be dating Lana Lang. Lois is involved in some office politics, and she's not totally sympathetic. She seems to have a one track mind when she's digging into a story, to the detriment of everything else, including her relationship with her sister Lucy.

The Original Dick Tracy #1 Spetember 1990 (Gladstone) * * * *

Growing up in the '60's and '70's, I always read Dick Tracy in the Sundcay comics section. I couldn't resist this reprint of Sunday strips from July - September 1943. The inside front and back covers had a brief biography of Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould and history about the strip's creation. The story, pitting Tracy against Mrs. Pruneface, was a great story. It was very dark, and for the most part holds up as a great story even today. One minor part of the ending seemed a little hokey, but overall a satisfying read. I enjoy classic comic strips, and if I could afford to buy reprint editions of them, Dick Tracy would be one I'd collect.

Coliseum Of Comics (Sanfordc Towne Mall location):

Action Comics #808 December 2003 (DC) * * * *

When I bought this issue the store manager said that he couldn't stand the Cir-El Supergirl, andc thanked me for buying the issue so that he didn't have to see her again. I didn't have the heart to tell him that there was another copy of the same issue in the back issue bin. This was publishedc just before I returned to reading comic books. I haven't readc many of the Cir-El Supergirl issues, so I really don't have an opinion about her. This issue was pretty good. Superman was unconscious but recovering in his Fortress of Solitudce, along with Steel's superhero dcaughter Nat, Cir-El, Lana and a girl named Traci. They are attacked by a Japanese woman named Byakko, who has ghost-like powers. She blamed Superman for the death of her husband Gunshin, because she had followed the Man of Steel's example and allowed her husband's greatest enemy to live. He later repayed that kindness by murdering Gunshin. Now she planned to take her revenge on Superman. what I liked about this issue was how the conflict was resolved. I will leave it at that so I don't spoil the story.

The only bad thing about this issue was that when I got home I discovered that I already had this issue. I forgot that I bought a copy shortly after I began collecting Superman comics again. I thought the cover looked familiar. Oh well, that's what I get for not listening to myself.

Free Comic Book Day last Saturday was a lot of fun. I plan on doing it again next year, and maybe try to check out at least one more of the comic book stores in the Orlando area. I'm pretty luck to have a lot of comic book stores in the area. There's also two in the southern part of the county I haven't been to yet. Decisions, decisions.

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Issue #86: Free Comic Book Day 2010 Reviews: Part I!

I'm splitting this issue into two parts to keep it as short as possible. In this first part I'll review the official Free Comic Book Day titles I got from the three comic book shops I visited last Saturday, May 4. In the second part I will review the back issues I bought at the three stores.

Acme Comics, Longwood, Florida http://acme-superstore.com

Doctor Solar: Man Of The Atom / Magnus: Robot Fighter (Dark Horse Comics)
Wat Of The Supermen #0 (DC)
Mouse Guard / Fraggle Rock (Archaia)

Doctor Solar: Man Of The Atom / Magnus: Robot Fighter (Dark Horse Comics) * * *

I've heard of these superheroes before but I've never read them before. Doctor Solar is similar to other nuclear powered heroes such as Captain Atom, Firestorm and Dr. Manhattan. We learn a little about his origin, although it is hinted at with just a few details. We see a demonstration of his powers as he defeats someone who is a threat to others. Magnus has the power to destroy robots with his bare hands, and he defeats on old threat who had been rebuilt. He has a little help from the woman Leeja. Their relationship is right out of the silver age, especially with their banter. I liked the art better in the Doctor Solar story, and the story over the art of the Magnus story. Both stories, written by comic book veteran Jim Shooter, are a lot of action over character development. But both were good, solid yarns.

War Of The Supermen #0 (DC) * * * *

I haven't read the last few issues yet of the Last Stand Of New Krypton, but this was one of the main Free Comic Book Day titles I wanted to make sure I got. I didn't want to miss this introduction to the War Of The Supermen story. It didn't disappoint. This issue isn't necessary to read that upcoming mini-series, but it is a nice introduction. The first part is Superman confronting General Zod, which dcoes not go well. The second part involves Lois Lane writing a story which summarizeswhat has transpired from World Of New Krypton through World Against Superman. She gets a huge surprise at the end. Apparently these will be the two main plot threads of War Of The Supermen. Superman and Lois Lane make a great team. If a good issue makes me excited for the upcoming story, this issue did its job.

Mouse Guard / Fraggle Rock (Archaia) * * * * *

Fraggle Rock ran on PBS after my time, so I'm not part of the audience it was written for. I was looking forward to the Mouse Guard, after reading the first volume of that title. A great story and great art make a good introduction to the next story. For the Mouse Guard story alone I give it 5 *'s. I gave my copy to my cousin who is in the first grade.

Comics Central 1425 Wp Ball Blvd, Sanford, FL

Iron Man / Thor (Marvel)
Green Hornet (Dynamite Entertainment)
Irredeemable / Incorruptible (BOOM! Studcios)

This was the first time I've been to this comic book store, which is located in an outparcel building in front of the Target Shopping Center, which is located behind the Sanford Mall. It was fairly crowded, so I didn't have time to look through a lot of their back issues. But I did grab five from one of the 5 for $1.00 boxes. More about them in part II.

Iron Man / Thor (Marvel) * * * *

Thor discovers that he can't control the weather anymore (he is the Norse god of thunder after all), while Tony Stark finds out there's some funny business going on at the Moon. They have an old fashioned superhero team-up. Plus, John Romita, Jr. art always helps. It was a fun read.

Green Hornet (Dynamite Entertainment) * * * *

I read the Green Hornet title that was published by the now defunct Now Comics during the 1990's, and enjoyed the short lived TV show from the 1960's. This issue serves as an introduction to the various Green Hornet titles that Dynamite is publishing. There isn't much of a story becasue of the number of titles being introduced, but I didn't mind it because I enjoyed the previews of the various Green Hornet titles and the different time periods they cover.

Irredeemable / Incorruptible (BOOM! Studios) * * * * *

This issue reprints the first issues of both series. Irredeemable is about the Plutonian, the most powerful superhero turning rogue, and Incorruptible is about the Plutonian's arch-enemy turning good in response. If my budget had any room, I would be reading both titles monthly.

Coliseum Of Comics (Sanford Towne Mall location) http://www.coliseumofcomics.com

The Avengers (from Free Comic Book Day 2009) (Marvel)
Atomic Robo (Red 5 Comics)
Love And Capes (Maerkle Press)

The Avengers (from Free Comic Book Day 2009) (Marvel) * * *

This was left over from last year's Free Comic Book Day, but I didn't mind. There wasn't anything else that interested me from the store's FCBD titles, so I picked it with the other two free titles. The Avengers battle a Norse ice giant. They are joined by Norman Osborne's Dark Avengers. It's a good superhero story with tensions between both Avengers teams throughout the issue. There's not much in regards to character development, but it's still a fun read.

Atomic Robo (Red 5 Comics) * * * *

I've heard of this title before, but haven't read it before. That's one thing I like to do on Free Comic Book Day. While I didn't really learn much about the main characters, it was a fun and humorous story of a trio of explorers, one of whom is a robot. It is mistaken for something else by a strange animal, and its' friends look for it. There are two other stories, Neozoic, about a world where dinosaurs never went extinct and humanity had to fight them for survival. The last one was Box 13, about an author who has uncovered the secrets of an unusual animal experiment on a gorilla. If I had some extra cash, I might check out more issues.

Love And Capes #13 (Maerkle Press) * * * * *

This issue was my favorite one from Free Comic Book Day. It is a humorous story about the relationship between a superhero and his non-superpowered girlfriend. This issue shows them on their honeymoon and settling into married life as newlyweds. It is a slice-of-life story, showing a hero's home life after he finishes his patrols. I've heard this title called a superhero sitcom. It's pretty accurate. I enjoyed the character development that happens between everyone in the story. I'll put this one on my wish list also.

Part II: Back Issues from Free Comic Book Day!

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Preview #6: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, May 5, 2010:

This week is payday, so I'll be making a trip to my local comic book store, Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida http://acme-superstore.com, on Saturday, May 8. Unfortunately, I'll probably not be getting the titles I have coming out this week, since last week was such a big week for my pull list. What I'll be getting this week will have to wait until my next payday in two weeks.

Superman: War Of The Supermen #1 (of 4) (DC)
Terry Moore's Echo #21 (Abstract Studios)

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Issue #85: Free Comc Book Day 2010 Grab Bag!

I got out of bed earlier than I usually do on a Saturday morning to get to my local comic book store as soon as I could. I wanted to make sure I got the Free Comic Book Day titles that most interested me. Not only did I go to my local comic book store, Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida http://acme-superstore.com/, but I also visited two other comic shops: Comics Central at 1425 Wp Ball Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771, phone number (407) 321-5111, and Coliseum of Comics' Sanford Mall location http://coliseumofcomics.com/.

In my Preview Issue #5, I listed the Free Comic Book Day titles that interested me. Two that I had on that list which I did not get a copy of were the Library Of Amaerican Comics #0 (IDW) and The Sixth Gun #1 (Oni Press). Library was not available at the comic shops I visited. The Sixth Gun was available only at Acme Comics, but I picked other titles which I will list shortly. I also bought a few cheap comics as well, which I will list after the FCBD titles.

Acme Comics
FCBD:
War Of The Supermen #0 (DC)
Mouse Guard / Fraggle Rock (Archaia)
Doctor Solar: Man Of The Atom / Magnus: Robot Fighter (Dark Horse)

I also bought Ex Machina #1 (Wildstorm/DC) for $1.00. It was a reprint under the banner What's Next? Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading. I have heard nothing but great things about this title but hadn't been able to squeeze it into my comic book budget. I couldn't pass up this issue.

Comics Central:
FCBD:
Irredeemable / Incorruptible (BOOM! Studios)
Iron Man / Thor (Marvel)
Green Hornet (Dynamite Entertainment)

5 for $1.00 comic book titles:
Lois Lane #1 (of 2) August 1986 (DC)
The Original Dick Tracy #1 September 1990 (Gladstone)
Big Bang Comics October 1994 (Caliber Press)
Magnus: Robot Fighter & Nexus #1 (of 2) March (or December) 1993 Valiant / Dark Horse
Magnus: Robot Fighter #27 August 1993 (Valiant)

Coliseum Of Comics Sanford Towne Mall location
FCBD:
Love And Capes (Maerkle Press)
The Avengers (Marvel)
Atomic Robo (Red 5 Comics)

from the back issue bins:
Action Comics #808 December 2003 (DC)

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