Saturday, February 19, 2011

From The Comic Shop #21: Thursday, February 17, 2011:

Two weeks ago I worked all week to help cover for someone's vacation, so I was unable to go to the comic shop until then, on the third day of three well earned days off in a row. So I had a big stack in my file from Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida.

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, February 2, 2011:


Legion Of Super-Heroes Annual #1 (DC)
Superman 80 Page Giant #1 (DC)

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, February 9, 2011:


Adventure Comics #523 (DC)
Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #1 (of 6) (Vertigo/DC)

This title wasn't on my pull list at Acme, but I couldn't resist it. I never picked up an issue of the first Cinderella mini-series or the trade paperback collection, and I found it irresistible to turn down this first issue of the second mini-series about the Fables version of Cinderella as super spy. I'm sure I'll enjoy it as much as any other issue of Fables I've read.

Superman #708 (DC)
Next Men #3 (IDW)

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, February 16, 2011:

Fables #102 (Vertigo/DC)
Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (DC)

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Issue #109: Comic Books For The Weeks Of Wednesday, January 19 & 26, 2011:

Comic book for the week of Wednesday, January 19, 2011:


Legion Of Super-Heroes #9 (DC)

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, January 26, 2011:


Action Comics #897 (DC)
Fables #101 (Vertigo/DC)

and from the special edition $1.00 rack:


Magnus, Robot Fighter #1 (Dark Horse Comics 1 for $1.00)
Mata Hari #1 (Radical Premiere $1.00)

Comic book for the week of Wednesday, January 19, 2011:


Legion Of Super-Heroes #9 (DC) *  *  *  *  *

This issue contains three stories. Brainiac 5 accompanies Reep Daggle, Chameleon Boy travel to Reep's homewrold of Durla in an attempt to get to the bottom of the Durlan assassins who have bee attacking UP Council members.Timber Wolf and Tyroc guard the Council when everyone is surprised by an unexpected speaker. Tellus assists SP Chief Cusimano in finding where the Durlans took Chief Zendak. The issue ends in a break in the case, but you'll have to read it to learn what it is and who discovered it. Paul Levitz and team continue to knock it out of the park. The Legion has the best stories right now, as far as I'm concerned, and that's from someone whose favorite character is Superman.

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, January 26, 2011:


Action Comics #897 (DC) *  *  *  *


What a difference between two issues. Last month's issue was so bad, I didn't bother to get the second part of the story in Secret Six. This month's issue has to be my favorite of the entire Lex Luthor storyline so far. Robot Lois apparently put herself back together, or else Lex had her rebuilt. I really don't care if Lex's building was blown up or not, so I'll move on to this issue. Lex's hunt for the Black Lantern energy globes leads him to the Joker's cell in Arkham Asylum. I don't know what was more frightening, Joker's insane logic, or the fact that Lex Luthor understood him perfectly. This was a conversation between Madness and Insanity.  There wasn't a lot of action, but this issue was a perfect example of how dialogue can move and develop plot and hold a reader's interest. It certainly did mine. The issue ends with a peek at who Lex's next encounter will be with, and it looks interesting as well.

Fables #101 (Vertigo/DC) *  *  *  *  *


This was my first monthly issue of this title. I have previously bought the first two volumes of Fables. As expected, I was not disappointed. This new story opens in the Fables' business office, with the Magic Mirror, Frankenstein's Head and a talking monkey. By the end of the issue we learn which fairy tale the monkey comes from, and follow the beginning of his quest, thanks to a little clever verbal prodding by Magic Mirror. I still feel like I'm coming in during the middle of the story (as should be expected after 100 issues) but that's part of the fun of jumping into an excellent series like Fables. I look forward to catching up what I've missed and answering some questions I have in the story, like how did the Business Office get in such a mess? Why did I wait so long to begin following this series? My loss, but I look forward to following the Yellow Brick Road and catching up on the paperback volumes.

From the $1.00 special issue rack:


Magnus, Robot Fighter #1 (Dark Horse Comics 1 For $1.00) *  *  *  *


This is a reprint of the first issue of the original Gold Key series, published in 1963. The art and coloring are simpler, yet Russ Manning's art is clean and does a good job of telling the story. Robots in the distant future have lulled humanity into a false sense of security and silently taken over, similar to the movie Wal-E. The issue is the origin of Magnus and how he developed his abilities to fight the despot robots. It's a comic book from a simpler era, when comic book production was cruder, but the story holds up well even today. This original series has been reprinted in three volumes, and is available on Amazon.com.

Mata Hari #1 (Radical Premiere $1.00) *  *  *  *


This one shot issue introduces the Mata Hari graphic novel scheduled to be published this Spring. The issue reprints the first 15 pages of the graphic novel, then has a 6 page text piece, with photos, written by the author  about her place in history. He presents some interesting historical theories as well as gives some background about WWI. I don't think I will be able to afford the graphic novel when it does appear, but this issue does do a good job of creating interest in the hardcover edition. I would recommend it on the basis of this issue.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Preview #34: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, February 2, 2011:

Legion Of Super-Heroes Annual #1 (DC)

I think the big story in this issue involves Saturn Queen, who was on her way to Takron-Galtos at the end of Adventure Comics #522. This special issue was also delayed twice, I believe. As good as the Legion has been under the authorship of Paul Levitz, it should be well worth the wait.

Invincible #77 (Skybound/Image)

After the big revelation at the end of last issue, I can't wait to see what Mark discovers in this latest one. The Viltrumite War is as good as any "event" series published by Marvel or DC, maybe even better. It's just not for the faint of stomach.

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