New Comic Books For November 12, 2008

DC COMICS

ACTION COMICS #871
BATMAN: CACAPHONY #1
BOOSTER GOLD #14
DETECTIVE COMICS #850
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #30
JSA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL SUPERMAN #1
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #20
NIGHTWING #150
TITANS #7
TRINITY #24

MARVEL COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #577
BIG HERO 6 #3
ETERNALS ANNUAL #1
NEW EXILES #14
WOLVERINE #69

We are getting a nice sized shipment of comic books headed to the Bunker today. We are getting a total of 15 titles. This week is very heavy with DC comics.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? There are several quality reads headed our way from DC comics. I am looking forward to Nightwing #150 which concludes the Two-Face story arc. Tomasi has done a quality job with this story arc and I fully expect to get an exciting finish with this issue.

I am also excited to read Detective Comics #850 as Dini puts a bow on the Hush story arc. This has been an entertaining story and I am curious to see what Dini has in store for Batman, Catwoman and Hush with this issue.

However, the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Action Comics #871. Johns and Robinson have gotten me completely hooked on the New Krypton story. Evidently, this issue is going to bring us the debut of the new Nightwing and Flamebird.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? My enthusiasm for Trinity #24 has gradually cooled as this story has progressed. Trinity is not a terrible read; it is just a remarkably average read.

However, the DC comic book that I am least looking forward to reading is Titans #7. This title continues to be an absolute train wreck. I get the feeling that Winick has absolutely no master plan for this title. I am curious to see how long DC will let Winick fumble around with this comic book before they decide to make a switch at the writer position. There is no reason for a comic book starring the all-star Teen Titans line-up to be this poor of a read.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? I am excited to read Big Hero 6 #3. This mini-series has been an absolute blast to read. I have been impressed with Claremont’s ability to capture that shonen manga feel with this title. I would be thrilled if Marvel decided to make Big Hero 6 an ongoing monthly title. This title would certainly fill a niche that is currently absent from Marvel’s monthly line-up.

However, the Marvel comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Wolverine #69. Despite the scheduling problems with this title, the Old Man Logan story arc has been a gripping tale. I cannot wait to see what Millar has in store for us with this issue.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Amazing Spider-Man #577. This title continues to be nothing more than an average read at best. And with the constantly spinning carrousel at the writer’s position Amazing Spider-Man is an unpredictable title.

1 Comments

  1. (werehawk here – is anyone else having sign in problems using livejournal or is it just me?)

    I know I just suggested a survey (which was cool – comic book people are on the same page as the rest of the country!). But I was looking at your weekly list and thinking that you spend a lot on books each week. You could do a survey at some point asking how much readers spend each week (or month) on comics. Newsarama just had this article on how much the big x-overs cost so it would be timely. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/110813-SI-FC-Cost.html
    Also, this link
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/article3401168.ece
    says Obama collects Spiderman and Conan – I wonder what he thinks of BND?

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