It has been a while. Yeah, over half a year. I think being away from the comic store really drives down my general interest in comics (reading and drawing them), and so the last two weeks covering for Bob while he's been on vacation have sort of reinvigorated that interest (at least for one post!) So let's see how this goes...
Actually, on the whole, this is a pretty good stack.
AGENTS OF ATLAS #7
Jeff Parker! One of these nights I should probably read all of the hardcover, the various short stories from various SECRET INVASION/DARK REIGN ONE SHOTS (all conventiently available in the forthcoming trade paperback collection), and the previous six issues.
ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK THREE #3 (OF 4)
One more month, then I'll read Book Three in one sitting. Or maybe really treat myself and read all of ASTRO CITY again from the very beginning.
BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
Morrison, Quitely...should be pretty awesome. A retailer's note: we ordered 50 of these, and have only four issues left on the shelf. This makes it the better seller than any issue of the core FINAL CRISIS series.
I think I almost hate this comic. Really awful art work, incredibly juvenile, meaningless scripts...but man, that cover for #34 has reinvigorated my interest. Well, almost.
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 70TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1, MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, SUB-MARINER COMICS 70TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1, USA COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
A big swack of reorders for me, enjoying YOUNG ALLIES, and finding MISS AMERICA and HUMAN TORCH sitting around the store the other week. Looking back and ahead, it really is a good time to be a fan of Golden Age superhero comics. AVENGERS/INVADERS, THE TWELVE, PROJECT SUPERPOWERS, the Fletcher Hanks Jr. reprints, the recent Jack Kirby/Joe Simon collection, SUPERMEN, forthcoming THE MARVEL PROJECT...
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #1 (OF 5)
I really can't believe this is out already! Oh, and no one has actually asked me about it at the store besides people who already are buying Brubaker's CAPTAIN AMERICA. As an avid Brubaker reader, I am just hoping this is a mostly artistic direction, and not mostly editorially mandated.
CEREBUS ARCHIVE #2
I got my $15 Obama & Zombie-Cerebus variant last week, and for whatever reason the regular version of this didn't come out until This week for the store. But I got a $15 dollar version of a $3 comic with a different cover!
Why do I feel so empty inside?
COMPLETE TERRY AND THE PIRATES HC VOL 03 1939-1940
And still have to start reading these...eventually there will have to come a tipping point where I can't justify ordering these $50 hardcovers that I'm not actively reading out of fear that when I do have an insatiable urge to buy and read them they'll be out of print and grossly overpriced. In the meantime, these looks awesome, and I can't wait until CAPTAIN EASY and RIP KIRBY start (that void inside is growing...)
CONFESSIONS ROMANCES SECRETS & TEMPTATIONS
Recommended by Dan Nadel. Nadel is the chap who wrote ART OUT OF TIME, which is one of the more important books that got me started really delving into comics art history, so a recommendation by him is something worth taking a look at (and it cost all of $9.95US).
FRED THE CLOWN GN
I've been picking up Roger Landridge's MUPPET SHOW and Marvel Monster stuff, and didn't know this existed until recently. Should be a gas! (Oh, and we got shorted on it on the invoice! Another two weeks I guess...)
GUS & HIS GANG GN
Ordered solely after reading Abhay Khosla's review.