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    Week of September 12, 2012
    AKA: Brian Wood Week


    Activity #8
    Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens #3
    American Vampire Lord of Nightmares #4 (of 5)
    Avengers Assemble #7
    Avengers vs X-Men #11 (of 12) AVX
    Avenging Spider-Man #12
    Bad Medicine #5
    Batgirl #0
    Batman #0
    Batman and Robin #0
    Batman Arkham Unhinged #6
    Before Watchmen Comedian #3 (of 6)
    Bionic Woman #4
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #13
    Captain America #17
    Captain America and Black Widow #636
    Chew #28
    Conan the Barbarian #8
    Creep #1
    Crossed Badlands #13
    Dark Shadows #7
    Dark Shadows Vampirella #2
    Darkness #106
    Deathstroke #0
    Demon Knights #0
    Doctor Who Annual 2012
    Doctor Who Special #32
    Fanboys vs Zombies #6
    Fantastic Four #610
    Frankenstein Agent of Shade #0
    Game of Thrones #10
    GFT Jungle Book #5 (of 5)
    Green Hornet #28
    Green Lantern Corps #0
    Green Lantern The Animated Series #6
    Grifter #0
    Harbinger #4
    Haunt #26
    He Man and the Masters of the Universe #2 (of 6)
    Hoax Hunters #3
    Incredible Hulk #13
    It Girl and the Atomics #2
    Jennifer Blood First Blood #1
    Journey Into Mystery #643 Burns
    Legion Lost #0
    Manhattan Projects #6
    Marvel Universe Avengers Earths Heroes #6
    Massive #4
    Mega Man #17
    Memoir #6 (of 6)
    Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #2 (of 5)
    New Avengers #30 AVX
    Orchid #9
    Punk Rock Jesus #3 (of 6)
    Ravagers #0
    Resurrection Man #0
    Rocketeer Cargo of Doom #2 (of 4)
    Saucer Country #7
    Scarlet Spider #9
    Shade #12 (of 12)
    Spongebob Comics #12
    Star Wars Knight Errant Escape #4 (of 5)
    Star Wars Lost Tribe of the Sith Spiral #2 (of 5)
    Stitched #7
    Strain #8 (of 12)
    Stumptown V2 #1
    Suicide Squad #0
    Superboy #0
    Team 7 #0
    Thunda #2
    TransFormers More Than Meets the Eye Annual 2012 #1
    Ultimate Comics X-Men #16 UWS
    Uncanny X-Force #31
    Uncanny X-Men #18 AVX
    Warlord of Mars #21
    Winter Soldier #10
    Wolverine and X-Men #16 AVX
    X-Men #35
    X-Men Legacy #273
    X-O Manowar #5
    X-Treme X-Men #3


    G Fan #100
    Juxtapoz #141 Oct 2012

    Trade Paperbacks

    Alien Illustrated Story TP
    Arthur Suydam Art of the Barbarian HC
    Batman Arkham City TP
    Birds of Prey TP Vol 1 Trouble in Mind
    Brightest Day TP Vol 3
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library HC Vol 2 Wolves at the Gate
    Cavalier Mr Thompson A Sam Hill GN
    Chronicles of King Conan TP Vol 3
    Criminal Macabre The Iron Spirit HC
    Crossed Wish You Were Here TP Vol 1
    Dr Strange Prem HC Season One
    Fear Itself TP Secret Avengers
    Fury of Firestorm Nuclear Men TP Vol 1 The God Particle
    Green Arrow Longbow Hunters TP new edition
    Hulk Smash Avengers TP
    Judas Coin HC
    Knuckles The Echidna Archives TP Vol 3
    Little Heroes GN
    Love and Rockets New Stories TP Vol 5
    Mondo TP
    Nemesis TP
    New Mutants TP Vol 5 Date With the Devil
    Nuthin' But Mech SC
    Other Worldly Adventures of Tyler Washburn The New Kid HC
    Oz HC Dorothy and Wizard in Oz
    Siren Bewitching Art of Dan Brereton HC Signed Ed
    Star Wars Crimson Empire III Empire Lost TP
    Star Wars Crimson Empire Saga HC
    Thunderbolts TP Like Lightning
    Trail of Steel 1441 AD GN
    Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen TP Vol 1
    Whore GN
    Wolverine Rot Prem HC
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    Hopefully we can continue the conversations from last week in this here thread... I like it when people talk about comics on here.

    Comics I'm buying in trade:

    Conan the Barbarian #8 -- Brian Wood!!
    Massive #4 -- Brian Wood!
    Ultimate Comics X-Men #16 UWS -- Brian Wood
    X-Men #35 -- Brian Wood... Seeing the pattern here yet?

    Trade I'm buying:
    Mondo TP -- Ted McKeever! It`s an odd little series by an old little man. (I have it in singles too... Don't ask.)
    • CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012 edited
    Comic I'm buying: Massive #4

    Comic I'm thinking on buying: Stumptown V2 #1 (liked the first run, figure I'll have a look at the second)

    Comic I'll look for in trade or HC: Conan the Barbarian

    Comic I'm thinking of buying in trade (again): Chew - I read Vols. 1-4 and my interest waned as I read. I enjoyed the first trade a lot, but things seemed to devolve from there. Anyone still on board? Any thoughts?
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    For sure, no questions asked, take my money:
    Stumptown v2 #1
    Demon Knights #0

    Flip through:
    Frankenstein #0
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    Mark -- I had the same problem with Chew. Started off really well, 2nd arc slipped a little, 3rd made me stop. I think my cousin did the exact same thing.
    • CommentAuthorPow
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012 edited
    Chew #28
    Conan the Barbarian #8
    Crossed Badlands #13
    Fantastic Four #610
    Manhattan Projects #6
    Massive #4
    Punk Rock Jesus #3 (of 6)
    Stumptown V2 #1 - nice surprise, didn't know there was a second series coming

    Judas Coin HC - this looks properly mental, one of judas' pieces of silver makes it's way through the DC universe

    I've been on a bit of a Frank Miller kick recently, getting Sin City from the libraries and re-reading Daredevil and DKR. I even got Holy Terror becuase they had big pile of them for less than half price in the funnybook shop. The story was pretty much non-existant but the art is just phenomenal, except towards the end where he goes even crazier than usual and starts doodling faces on the walls.
    • CommentAuthorAllenW
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012
    Chew #28 and Manhattan Projects #6 for me! I'm going to get Conan and Saucer Country in trade down the road.

    As for the above about Chew, I think I love Chew more now than I did when I first picked it up around issue 6. It has kept the big random and screwy ideas it started with, and it is now not only continuing to rise those stakes, but is weaving the past seemingly random ideas into a nice cohesive world that works under its own logic. It is still the title I look forward to every month (or so) and get excited every time I see it on this list for shipping the coming Wednesday.
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    i really wanted to like SAUCER COUNTRY, as Cornell has done some solid stuff and Kelly is a fantastic artist, but it just didnt grab me after 4 issues. really wish Ryan could afford to do FUNRAMA full time, its such a neat book. if you havent checked out the madness, he put #1 online for free here
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
    I'm currently trying to rewrite my pull list and realising I don't need a pull list because I'm dropping so many books.
    When Marvel NOW! kicks in I'm dropping books I've bought monthly for 18 years and books I was drawn to by recent talents - loved Fraction's Iron Man, don't like the sound of his Fantastic Four (but I'm going to buy FF #1) LOVE Hickman's Fantastic Four - won't be buying his Avengers (to expensive), Don't trust DC editorial/creative teams to commit to a DC book right now...

    This Week:

    Wood's X-Men is going to be one of the last X-men comics I buy.

    Fantastic Four #610 - marching towards the end of a brilliant run.

    I'm going to stick with Manhattan Projects although a bit of me wishes I waited for the trade 'cause it feels like a cool book to whip off the shelf and show people but it's also a cool book to look forward to getting.

    Chew - I read Vols. 1-4 and my interest waned as I read. I enjoyed the first trade a lot, but things seemed to devolve from there.

    Exactly where I stopped - with the Vampires and the... island thing and the girl and the attack chicken and the...

    I think it's a book that started in a fun/silly place and couldn't afford to get more silly and as it got more silly I got more WTF? I might buy the next few volumes if I hear the story went somewhere

    Yesturday I downloaded the free first issues of Saga, Thief of Thieves, Planetoid, Peter Panzerfaust, Mind The Gap and America's Git Powers off of Comixology which I look forward to reading on the crapper!
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
    Short trailer for The Massive #4:
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    YES! People are talking!

    What's Stumptown about and why should I buy it? I've seen a lot of people say it's really good but I've never seen a basic description of it.
    • CommentAuthorAkiramich
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
    I'm suprised no ones mentioned LOVE & ROCKETS VOL V NEW TALES coming out this week. The Hernandez Bros. releasing a new book, along with an East Coast Tour, is what I'm really excited about this week.

    Also getting:

    STITCHED (great book by Garth Ennis which really seems to be off everyone's radar)
    CROSSED BADLANDS (uneven defending on team, WISH YOU WERE HERE is much better)
    WINTER SOLDIER/CAPTAIN AMERICA (until the end of Brubaker's run)
    SHADE THE CHANGING MAN ( very underrated the art on this has been amazing)
    FRANKENSTEIN (still love this Matt Kindt has given it a shot in the arm)
    FANTASTIC FOUR (the only long ongoing that I can say I have read every single issue)
    TEAM SEVEN (don't know about this but I loved LUTHER STRODE so I'll give it a try).
    • CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012 edited
    What's Stumptown about and why should I buy it? I've seen a lot of people say it's really good but I've never seen a basic description of it.

    Warped - it's kind of a gritty 'private investigator is looking for a missing person' story. Features Dex, a female P.I. that drives a '65 Mustang, looking for the granddaughter of someone who's got her under her thumb a bit. It's good Rucka crime story in a four issue collection. If you like a good, quick story of the sort, give it a try.
    • CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
    @brianwood - Thanks for that, Brian. Enjoying things so far, looking forward to what comes.
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    Stumptown is Greg Rucka doing the Rockford Files in Portland. His main character, Dex, is his vision of Chandler's best "man" in this world and a good enough "man" for any world.

    (As a resident Greg Rucka nerd, I am fucking psyched for this.)
    • CommentAuthorPow
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2012 edited
    yeah I've got Love and Rockets New Stories 5 on order, looking forward to it.

    Stumptown is good fun, I like those kind of detective stories where the main character spends most of their time getting smacked around by hired goons but still comes out on top.
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    i got the first 2 STUMPTOWNs and wasnt really pulled in. probably reads better collected anyway after all the delays, maybe i will peek back in
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012
    Before Watchmen Comedian #3 (of 6)
    Creep #1
    Crossed Badlands #13
    Massive #4
    Saucer Country #7
    Stitched #7
    Strain #8 (of 12)