Wednesday this week left me bouncing between the two local shops and spending entirely too long hanging out to get back in time to read or write here. With, unfortunately, encouragement to explore the upcoming/starting event Spider-Verse. Well, I did read when I got back, then immediately passed out. So, here we are! All-New X-Factor […]Read More “Damn. Why didn’t I respond like that?”
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 […]Read More “Aye. I Showed That Two-Bit Copycat What-Fer, Didn’t I?”
All righty, folks. It’s Wednesday. And this time, we’re going to see if I can hook all this up to Wednesday itself. Part of the Overarching Master Plan™, which involves devoting specific days to specific types of media. We’ll see how much I regret or fail that plan later. Anyway, heavy week–and almost all Marvel–this week, […]Read More “What Kind of Laughter?” “Hysterical, Tinged with Sadness”
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 […]Read More “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…”
While I consistently read the new stuff that comes out when it comes out (with occasional delays for other plans in that Wednesday/Thursday time-frame), I’m pretty haphazard in my reading of the enormous set of back issues I’ve picked up in the last few months. I set out plans for the beginning of the week […]Read More After Tonight, I Just Can’t Be Alone
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 […]Read More I Never Strayed from You My Dear, but You Suspect I’m Somewhere Else
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 […]Read More Who Is This America Dem Speak of 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 […]Read More New Books Today: