New Comic Books for January 16, 2008


FLASH #236
ROBIN #170



Loyal followers of The Revolution might have already figured this out, but if not let me admit my addiction to Top 10 lists. I can’t get enough of them. Well, another Top 10 list caught my attention. This one was compiled by They list the Top 10 states with the most millionaires per 1,000 households. Now, immediately, three states jumped into my mind: Florida, California and Texas. I figured they simply had to crack this Top 10.

10. Florida
9. New York
8. Virginia
7. Delaware
6. California
5. Massachusetts
4. Maryland
3. Connecticut
2. New Jersey
1. Hawaii

I have to admit that I was surprised that Texas didn’t make the Top 10. However, that was the only surprise with this list. Most of the money in America is concentrated in the Northeast so it is of no surprise that the Northeast dominated this list with 6 out of the 10 spots. California was a no-brainer. I knew my home state of Florida would make this list. There is enough money in my hometown of Miami and the rest of South Florida to carry the rest of the state of Florida into the Top 10.

Hawaii made perfect sense. Hawaii is hands down the nicest state in the United States. If I was sinfully rich then I’d certainly shuffle off to live in Hawaii rather than staying on the mainland.

Virginia might be the only state that people might be surprised to see on this list. But, if you have never been to Virginia then don’t be confused by the fact that it housed the capital of the Confederate States of America. Out of all the rebel states, Virginia is hands down the least Southern. Virginia is really mid-Atlantic rather than Southern. And all of NoVa (Northern Virginia) is simply an extension of Washington, DC and feels very much like a Northeastern area.

Oh yeah, before we get to this week’s shipment of comic books, I have to give some love to what is now hands down my favorite music video of all time. It isn’t a brand new video, but somehow, I had not seen it before. I’m talking about Muse’s Knights of Cydonia video.

Muse is an incredible band that I have been a huge fan of for quite some time. And this video is everything that I love about the 1970’s and early 1980’s. You have every cool genre from the Clint Eastwood westerns, Kung Fu Theater, cheesy Buck Rogers styled Sci-Fi, a tiny bit of Barbarella and a dash of the Road Warrior. If someone made a comic book like this I would buy it in an instant.

All right, let’s take a peek at the comic books for this week. It looks like we have a total of 11 titles headed to the Bunker this week. This week’s shipment of comic books is a bit heavier with DC titles than Marvel titles.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? This is an easy choice. Especially since this is a rather weak selection of comic books from DC this week. I have to go with Booster Gold #6. Katz and Johns are doing an incredible job on this title. And this issue promises to be a phenomenal read since Booster and the other versions of the Blue Beetle travel through time to save Ted Kord. I’m sure that DC is just teasing us with the return of Ted and will only let him return to life temporarily before killing him off once again in some gruesome fashion.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? Wow, so many choices this week. Justice League of America #17 doesn’t particularly excite me. McDuffie has turned DC’s flagship title into a rather shallow and generic read. I can’t shake the feeling that I’m simply getting the comic book version of the Justice League cartoon.

Flash #236 is sure to be another subpar read. Waid’s return to this title has been spectacularly unimpressive. I am totally not digging The Incredibles feel to the story that revolves around Wally West and his wife and two kids. Yay! I get to read a comic book about my parents. Maybe Didio could borrow Mephisto from Joey Q for an issue or two in order to get Flash back on track.

However, I’m going to have to go with an old reliable in Countdown to Final Crisis #15. As always, this title is consistent in its suckitude. I’m sure we will get plenty more of random slaughtering. Perhaps a dash of “blowing shit up.” And maybe, just maybe, if we are really and truly lucky we might actually get something that resembles plot movement.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? I have to admit being curious to see what Slott has in store for us with Amazing Spider-Man #547. Slott succeeded in piquing my interest with his debut issue and I am curious to see what he has in store for us. I’m not too sure how smart of an idea it is to publish Amazing Spider-Man three times a month. 52 managed to pull off a weekly schedule, but Countdown is proving that it is extremely hard to manage a title with such a frequent shipping schedule.

However, I’m going to have to go with New X-Men #46. With the Messiah Complex rocketing toward its end I am positive that we are in store for another excellent read. For all that Marvel has done wrong lately; I have to give them praise for a real gem in Messiah Complex.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Wolverine: Origins #21. Way continues to make Wolverine just a little bit un-cooler with each issue. My dream situation would be for Marvel to reveal that the “memories” of Wolverine’s past are really just more fake implanted memories. Then Marvel could revert Wolverine back to being an amnesiac. And then we could cancel this dreadful title known as Wolverine: Origins.

I’ll try my best to start posting reviews as soon as possible. I hope everyone enjoys their new comic books for this week.

3 thoughts on “New Comic Books for January 16, 2008

  1. Since this is “per 1000 households”, that probably disadvantages states with really large populations like Texas (although it didn’t stop New York and California); Hawaii is teeny-tiny, population-wise. The New England states have a similar advantage, being comparatively small in population but with large clusters of corporate HQs.

    This week, another even split between DC and Marvel:

    Booster Gold
    The Incredible Hercules
    New X-Men

    All strong stuff (Incredible Herc has had only one issue so far, but if it keeps this up, it’ll soon be one of my top titles; between Thor, Herc, and Ares on MA, it’s a good time to be a god in the Marvel Universe).

    Also, on a humour note, a brilliant parody of the first issue of “Brand New Day” (URl broken into pieces):




  2. i disagree with thinking that Texas should be on the list. It’s a very populous state and I’m betting that allot of the money is concentrated in hundred millionaires and billionaires.

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