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  1.  (11.1)
    The full list of what's supposedly shipping from Diamond to Anglophone specialist comics stores this week.

    I call your attention to:

    Casanova #11 $1.99

    Civil War Script Book TP $24.99 - simply because it may be the first scriptbook Marvel's ever released.

    Avatar Press, mine host:
    Night Of The Living Dead Hunger Burrows Sketch Cvr $24.99

    Black Boar Press:
    Springheeled Jack Vol 1 Strange Visitor HC $20.00 -- I don't have a clue what this is, but Springheeled Jack has always fascinated me.

    Bluewater Productions:
    Ray Harryhausen Presents #1 $0.99: WTF?

    Flying Friar Color Edition SC $8.95 -- I'll never hear the end of it from Rich if I don't mention this.

    Hope Falls #1 Regular Cover $3.50 - Tony Lee seems like a nice bloke.

    Virgin Comics:
    Dan Dare #1 Bryan Talbot Cover $2.99 -- by Garth Ennis and Gary Erskine, two old mates of mine. I'm really interested to see how they do with this.

    Anything you're interested in?

    -- W
  2.  (11.2)
    No you bloody will not. So thank you. Preview, reviews and quotes, including one of Warren Ellis', can be found here.

    All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #8. The series is possibly the most successful superhero satire of the moment. It targets a fanboy's inner self-hate and rips it screaming onto the page. They hate it. And then buy two copies. A quite wonderful, deliberate, achievement.

    Knowledge Is Power: The World Askew #3 - part of a world conspiracy thriller, with a rather fun smooth/kinetic artist., Steven Prouse. KInd of Gary Frank through Adam Hughes with a good touch of Steve Dillon panel-to-panel work. Nothing over-revolutionary, but pleasing to the eye, and well outside of the front of Previews.
      CommentAuthorTony Lee
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007 edited
    I am indeed a nice bloke, people. So buy my comic and let little Disneyesque birdies flutter about your head as you read it.

    This week? I'm looking forwards to the Popgun GN - a lot of friends are in it and I've seen some of the tales already. Very nice. All Star Batman purely so I can see what further crazies Miller has been feeding into his brain stick this week.

    And of course Dan Dare #1. Garth has a lot of love for Dare, so I don't think this'll be his usual fingers up at the world story.

    And Springheeled Jack seems to be the big thing at the moment - I've got him in a novel and Diggle had him in last weeks Hellblazer...
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Never read any Dan Dare material before at all (Not even Morrison's! GAH!) so interested in that one.

    POPGUN looks to do the business, so I'm in for that. Didn't know about Casanova being out this week as well.

    Might like the scriptbook, too. If I see Hope Falls I'll pick it up too.

    --- Geoff
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Proof #2
    The first issue was decent, and it stars Bigfoot! Can't go wrong with Bigfoot!

    Looks like a pretty light week... I'll also be picking up Casanova #11, Madman #5 , Faker #5, and Marvel Zombies 2 #2. Because that shit is ridiculous.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I'll have to pick up the scriptbook, I picked up the DC comics Guide to Comic Writing and Writers on Comic Scriptwriting (vol.1) recently and still do not feel like i know enough about the process to even figure out where to begin.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I'm still waiting on my next issue of The Boys and Madman.

    Dan Dare is something that seems like it will be interesting to jump into. It is Ennis after all.

    Pop Gun is another, though I'll have to get to that one later as the price tag means it's to much for me right now, with a trip coming up. Though maybe while on my trip, we'll just have to see.
    • CommentAuthorStitchy
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Jonah Hex has been one of my favorites recently. The stories are usually self contained in 1 issue (which is almost never seen anymore) and they're always great. I just read the most recent Conan as well. I still miss Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord on that book.

    I have to disagree with the All Star Batman and Robin praise. Jim and Frank are great but that book is a mess.
  3.  (11.9)
    A glorious mess. A wonderful mess. A deliberate mess.
  4.  (11.10)
    Dan dare intrests me. From the preview pages i saw it seems to capture the true british sci-fi flavour thats been missing from comics for awhile.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Virgin Comics:
    Dan Dare #1 Bryan Talbot Cover $2.99 -- by Garth Ennis and Gary Erskine, two old mates of mine. I'm really interested to see how they do with this.

    Thinking I'm going to be keen on this.
      CommentAuthorJosh T.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Following the trend, Dan Dare does look interesting. I'm reading Batman because Morrison's been having fun with Ra's and the kid and all that even if it will probably get written out in a few years. Ultimate Spidey still gets picked up out of habit and Daredevil because i just can't get enough of Brubaker right now. Don't give me that look.
  5.  (11.13)
    I just read Casanova #10 last night and as usual, I'm chomping at the bit for more. It amazes me just how much Casanova feels like something that's never been done before.

    Fear Agent - Hatchet Job #1: Holy crap I love Fear Agent so much. I think Remender describes it best when he calls it "a shotgun blast of adventure."

    Crossing Midnight #13 & Faker #5: This book is very much the Vertigo that I enjoy. It seems like a lot of Vertigo books have steered to a more "hip" feel, but I like the dark stories. Gimme old school Vertigo like Swamp Thing, Preacher, Hellblazer (which is still great), etc. By and large Vertigo still kicks a massive amount of ass, but there's a certain something missing from some of the newer titles, although others (ie. Vinyl Underground) have a cool vibe all their own.

    Madman Atomic Comics #5: I think we all know how cool Madman is.

    Dan Dare #1: I like the pitch of the series and I'll try out anything by Ennis.

    I wanna get back into 2000A.D. Anybody getting that these days?

    Masked Magician One Shot: I remember this sounding good when I ordered it, here's hoping it is.
  6.  (11.14)
    Book of the week for me is <strong>Age of Bronze v3 Betrayal</strong>
    • CommentAuthorboffo01
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Not to mention Speak of the Devil, the Superman Annual (Pacheco), Marvel Zombies 2, Jack of Fables, Daredevil and Berserk!

    Popgun is looking interesting and yes, AS Bats is a very special kind of crazy pulp hero meets slick super hero madness. Top of the pile!

    Oh...and I'm enjoying Messiah Complex. Does that make me a bad person?
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Huh, Marvel Zombies 2 #2 AND Speak of the Devil as well.

    Busy week for me reading-wise.
    • CommentAuthorKunundrum
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Cable/Deadpool is my guilty pleasure. I'm sad to see it ending.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Civil War Script Book TP $24.99 - simply because it may be the first scriptbook Marvel's ever released.

    I saw an Ultimate Spiderman scriptbook in my friendly neighbourhood comic store last week... can't find it anywhere now, though... pretty sure I wasn't dreaming... hmph
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I go to the comic shop about once every six months. It's about all the fanboy lovefest I can stand. If I visit the right shop (Hijinx, BlackCat, for instance), I usually walk up to the cash register and leave with a bagful within five minutes.

    When I do buy, I ask for recommendations. The last time I visited they gave me graphic novels of 'Wake the Dead', 'Criminal', 'Fables', 'Y the Last Man', and 'Astonishing X-men'.

    I'm looking forward to more of 'Fell', 'Black Summer', and 'Doktor Sleepless'. As for anything I'm interested in on the list..? If they hand it to me, I buy it.

    Willing consumer sheep, I am.

    <a href="">- Z </a>
  7.  (11.20)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    The only thing I'm going to read this week is Death of the New Gods #3, not because I like it but because I hate it so much. These characters are not even close to the original Jack Kirby series, these kind of characters do not just die off panel. DC has a thing lately about killing characters because they can't come up with a good idea for them. I boycotted DC for a year after they killed Blue Beetle (I'm sure they noticed). So I'll read it and scream at in in anger and generally have a wonderful time hating it.