Saturday, August 27, 2011

From The Comic Shop #38: Saturday, August 27, 2011:

Yesterday was payday, so I had two weeks' worth of comic books waiting for me at Acme Comics


Action Comics #904 (DC)


Legion Of Super-Heroes #16 (DC) This issue wraps up the Legion Of Super-Villains storyline, before next month's DC relaunch. For once, the Legion will be affected the least, supposedly. It would be a nice change from previous reboots, since Paul Levitz and the rest of his team have finally gotten the Legion on a steady course again.


Superman Beyond #0 (DC) I stretched my budget a little bit for this one shot title. I enjoyed the episode of Batman Beyond he appeared in, and couldn't resist this issue when I saw it on the rack.

Fables #108 (Vertigo/DC) Still enjoying this series very much. I only wish I had picked it up earlier.

Next Men #9 (IDW) This issue wraps up the current storyline, but isn't the end of the series. It has been as good as the original run from the early 1990's. John Byrne hasn't lost a step as a writer or artist on this series.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

From The Comic Shop #37: Saturday, August 13, 2011:

None of the titles I read came out on Wednesday, August 10, but I had to wait until payday this past Friday to go to my comic shop, Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida.

Superman #714 (DC)

It feels odd to realize this is the last issue of the old numbering, although I'd be surprised if DC didn't return to the old numbering when this title hits issue #800, or Action Comics hits issue #1,000. I'm just glad we've finally hit the end of the Grounded storyline. This story, pardon the pun, never got off the ground for me, although Chris Roberson raised my interest in it by introducing some neat plot twists in an otherwise uninspiring story.

Adventure Comics #529 (DC)

This issue wraps up the Legion Academy story. I won't be getting this title after the new relaunch, since the Legion isn't involved, but I will be getting the new Legion Lost series.

Rachel Rising #1 (Abstract Studios)

I began reading Strangers In Paradise around issue #74, so I was late for the party. But I've been on board since then. I've yet to read a bad issue done by Terry Moore, and I expect his new series to be as great as SIP and Echo.

Y The Last Man #1 (Vertigo/DC After Watchmen ... What's Next $1.00 reprint)

I've heard of this series, which has ended, but is still available in collected editions.I saw a few of these special $1.00 reprint titles that I hadn't seen on the rack before, so I decided to pick up this one to check it out.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Preview #48: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, August 3, 2011:

This week two titles come to an end, before next month's DC Comics relaunch, and one new title begins:

Superman #714 (DC)

Grounded finally comes to an end. FINALLY! Chris Roberson has done a great job of making me even care about this story, injecting it with some human interest and characterization that lifted it far above J. Michael Straczynski's original premise. I hope DC can get back on track with Superman with the relaunch. Of late they have seemed to lose their handle on the character. Whatever version of the Man of Steel they have created, there is a timeless core to the character that has survived over 70 years, yet is flexible enough to adapt to the times without losing who he really is. Let's hope DC has figured it out. All I care about is a good story and a hero I can care about. And, before I forget, it'll be great to see Clark Kent back. I've missed him the last couple of years. DC has seemed to have forgotten the guy who wears the shirt and tie over his tights.

Adventure Comics #529 (DC)

This issue wraps up the Legion Academy storyline as it finishes up its part of the current Legion of Super-Villains story. What intrigues me about this issue is how it sets up the Legion's part of the upcoming DC relaunch. I'm interesting in this as much as I am how this issue sets up the conclusion of the battle with the Super Villains coming up in Legion Of Super-Heroes #16.


Rachel Rising #1 (Abstract Studios)

This is the first issue of Terry Moore's latest series. After two excellent series, Strangers In Paradise, about the twists and turns of the relationships between three friends, and Echo, a science fiction adventure, Moore tells a horror genre story. Rachel somehow returns to life after being murdered, but doesn't know who killed did it or how she was killed. But she's going to find out. I came in late on SIP, with about fifteen issues to go, but I enjoyed his craft in comic book storytelling enough to want to read Echo. Terry Moore is on the permanent list of my comic book budget, along with Superman and the Legion.

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