“Aye. I Showed That Two-Bit Copycat What-Fer, Didn’t I?”

X-Cutioner’s Song. Is it a simply encapsulated indicator of everything everyone looks back and shakes their had at from the 90s? Maybe. Every issue was polybagged with a trading card, and it used all the X-team books at the time (X-Force, X-Factor, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men) for three months. It focused heavily on Cable and Stryfe (almost-but-not-quite getting to […]

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“THIS Is Because I’m Not a Cop. Now, If You’re Real Quiet, I’ll Call One, and Tell Him Where to Find You…”

A few lingering titles, a few continuing titles, and some bumped off the list, but here’s my planned back-issue reading for the week: I’m still reading the Giffen/DeMatteis run of Justice Leage [_____], but I’ve passed their first cross-over (“The Teasdale Imperative”), so I guess that’s some achievement or other. The two books are shaping up […]

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I Never Strayed from You My Dear, but You Suspect I’m Somewhere Else

Just for fun, my planned reads for the week, outside new issues: I’m already almost done with it, but Peter David’s The Atlantis Chronicles is definitely on the bill, to be shortly followed by Aquaman: Time and Tide, like, you know, it’s supposed to be. Then, of course, Peter David’s Aquaman “proper”. I just read Scarlet Spider #3, as […]

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Who Is This America Dem Speak of Today?

Yes! It’s Thursday! This week: Archer & Armstrong #24 Armor Hunters #3 [Didn’t arrive at my shop. Expected next week. Bummer.] Captain Marvel (v8) #6 Nightcrawler (vIDunno)#5 Spider-Man 2099 (v2) #2 Unity #10 X #16 First, the one that, for story reasons, I was most looking forward to (and thus clearing a publisher in one shot!): X #16. I blasted through […]

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New Books Today:

      While my backlog of back issues remains horrifying and only increases, I did pick up some new books as well: of the new Valiant (which is funny, because, honestly, I still haven’t opened a single Valiant book, short of two trades of Solar, which lost the rights back to Gold Key then to Dark […]

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