November 23, 2005!
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OCT050003 MARVEL PREVIEWS DECEMBER 2005 PI
OCT050006 PREVIEWS ADULT VOL XV #12 PI
OCT050001 PREVIEWS VOL XV #12 PI
OCT050004 PREVIEWS VOL XV CONSUMER ORDER FORM #12 PI
So, I plan on doing another epic, huge, mondo, three-part review of Previews instead of doing the solicits as they run. I may even get around to doing it this holiday weekend, as I shan’t be away to anywhere or engorging my already corpulent form with turkey.
No promises, but it’s on my list.
DEC040034 BMW FILMS THE HIRE #4 (OF 6) $2.99
This lost my interest pretty quickly with the six-month gap between issues 2 and 3. I think I’m stuck with the remainder of the series, which I’m sure I’ll eBay sell in the future during the upcoming purge.
SEP050290 AUTHORITY THE MAGNIFICIENT KEVIN #4 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99
This issue sees Ennis go very, very dark with fairly disturbing revelations about the ruthlessness of the Wildstorm universe’s version of the British government. To make up for this bit of quite smart and heartbreaking writing, he had Carlos Ezquerra draw a roomful of retarded people dressed as superheroes, filthy in their own waste.
One day, I want to find out what’s wrong with that man.
MAR050496 BATMAN MARIONETTE $295.00
Uh. Um. Uh. I hate marionettes and puppets, so this just enrages me into a gamma-powered bulk of muscle.
SEP050245 I CANT BELIEVE ITS NOT THE JUSTICE LEAGUE TP $12.99
There’s some surprisingly effective moments buried in the same old schtick that has served Giffen and DeMatteis well, even if the Sue Dibny Pregnancy Joke was about as unfunny as could be, considering later events.
SEP050247 JACK CROSS #4 $2.50
Gary Erskine can stop making this series very hard for me to read now. It’s Warren Ellis writing about a pinko lefty anti-terrorist hard man! Surely we can get somebody who knows how to draw action properly.
SEP050313 LOVELESS #2 (MR) $2.99
#1 still sits in my bag from last month, unread. I am really not a good comics blogger, am I?
Don’t answer that.
SEP050260 SEVEN SOLDIERS FRANKENSTEIN #1 (OF 4) $2.99
This shoulda come out at Halloween, darn it.
AUG050234 SEVEN SOLDIERS ZATANNA #4 (OF 4) $2.99
And the Anti-Promethea wraps up! It’s been just long enough between issues that I’m sort of vague on what’s happened previously.
SEP051682 AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS VOL 2 #2 $2.99
The first issue rocked so hard, I had to buy new drywall. One assumes the rockage will continue as stopping the rock is generally acknowledged to be a futile effort at best.
SEP051737 DOWN #1 (OF 4) $2.99
Ellis hasn’t talked about this one very much, since it laid dormant for as long as it did. I would imagine that he and Mark Millar both are a little miffed at Tony Harris for managing to go monthly with Ex Machina while abandoning their projects midway through.
SEP051919 DAREDEVIL #79 $2.99
There’s at least 18 pages of Daredevil kicking ass properly in this issue, which will serve as a great relief to people like Chris, who seems to think that kicking people in the head is more important than anything else aside from eating and breathing.
SEP051934 NICK FURYS HOWLING COMMANDOS #1 DIRECTORS CUT $3.99
This needed a director’s cut as much as Alien vs Predator did. I don’t much mind Giffen’s scripting, but man – the art literally hurt my eyes, it was so blindly dense with no focus.
SEP052006 PUNISHER MAX VOL 4 UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE TP (MR) $14.99
While Ennis has sort of left the black humor behind with his MAX Punisher series, it’s still surprisingly compelling. I think Mother Russia is one of the best “straight” Punisher stories I’ve read, even if it was lacking in the people-being-fed-to-bears motif I found so charming in the first volume.
SEP053053 OFF ROAD GN $11.95
As an experiment, Oni put a massive chunk of this online and seems to have garnered praise from a wide number of reviewers. Whether this results in real-world sales is of some interest to me, as I constantly run into people who buy comics and only surf on certain message boards, rarely if ever venturing into the blogosphere.
SEP052909 PALOOKAVILLE #18 (MR) $4.95
It’s unfair of me to wait for the trade for this, isn’t it? I mean, I know it could use the issue-to-issue boost, but reading Seth’s work chapter-by-chapter leaves me unsatisfied. Ah, well. I wonder when my copy of Wimbledon Green is going to come from Diamond. Asshats.
To make up for my babbling on and on, here’s an interview with Marcos Perez, who does the downright amazing Carl Is The Awesome, which I can’t thank Shawn Hoke enough for reviewing a while back and making sure I was intrigued. Do you want to be awesome? Buy the comics and buttons. (I just ordered 5-8 and the second Carl button to make sure I was as awesome as possible.)