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  • One of the greatest pages in the history of comics means
    that there no escape from the spoilers ahead for…

    Mister Miracle #11Writer: Tom KingArtist: Mitch GeradsCover: Nick DerringtonVariant Cover: Mitch G […]

  • I didn’t get my hands on

    I didn’t grab hold of

    …I didn’t buy the comic with the Bat-penis, okay?

    But here’s what I did buy this week.

    From DC

    BATMAN/CATWOMAN: THE WEDDING ALBUM – THE DELUXE ED […]

  • Repeat to yourself, “It’s just a comic; I should really
    just relax,” because there are spoilers ahead for…

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1Writer: Joel Hodgson, Harold Buchholz, Matt McGinnis, Mary Robinso […]

  • It’s Batman Day!

    Did I buy any Batman-related comics in honor of this special day? Take a look at the Showcase and find out! (Spoiler: I did.)

    From DC

    ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE – One of the mos […]

  • My tendency to pick first issues and my fondness for a certain Norse goddess mean that there are spoilers ahead for… Asgardians of the Galaxy #1Writer: Cullen BunnArtist: Matteo LolliCover: Dale KeownRated T […]

  • If you really want to know how diversity is strength, maybe try looking up “consanguinity” sometime…

    “…the emblem of the land I love, the home of the free and the brave?” Ugh, again with the forced […]

  • It’s Saturday, and you know what that means. If you don’t
    know what that means, you’re about to find out, because it’s time for the
    Showcase.

    From DC:

    ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #2 – Kids today, am […]

  • The merry-go-round broke down, which means there are
    spoilers ahead for…

    Harley Quinn/Gossamer Special #1Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sholly FischArtist: Pier Brito, David AlvarezCover: Amanda C […]

  • If you’re wondering whether I went to the comic shop and
    bought comics, wonder no more: I did.

    Of course I did.

    And of course I made a Showcase Saturday post.

    Check it:

    From D […]

  • Some thoughts on the nature of comic book storytelling and an interest in checking in on how things are going mean that that there are spoilers ahead for… Action Comics #1002Writer: Brian Michael BendisArtist: P […]

  • It was a busy morning at the comic shop, which is, for me, always a bittersweet experience, in that I like to see them doing brisk business, but on the other hand…people.

    Anyway, let’s see what I bou […]

  • With not a lot to choose from and some reasons to not dive into the Archives, there are spoilers ahead for…

    Thor #4Writer: Jason AaronArtist: Mike Del MundoCover: Mike Del MundoRated T […]

  • A relatively light week – at least in terms of regular books – but not a cheap one, given the purchase of a particularly weighty tome*.

    Let’s take a look:

    From DC:

    JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS […]

  • The birth of a new dream and the return of some icons means that there are spoilers ahead for…

    The Sandman Universe #1Writer: Neil Gaiman (Story), Dan Watters, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson, Simon S […]

  • The return of an iconic brand and set of characters serves as the centerpiece to this week’s Showcase.

    From DC:

    BATMAN BEYOND #22 – Batman’s got a bullseye on his back in part four of “Target: Batman. […]

  • One way or another I would have ended up writing about this, so I decided to just lean into it, which means there are spoilers ahead for…

    Mister Miracle #10
    Writer: Tom King
    Artist: Mitch Gerads
    Cover: Nick D […]

  • A damaged shipment at the comic shop makes for a rather light Showcase this week.

    From DC:

    MISTER MIRACLE #10 – Darkseid has put an offer on the table— something that can end the war between New Genesis and Apo […]

  • There was nothing in this week’s stack of books that really cried out for the Spotlight, but there is something in the Archives that I’ve wanted to write about for a long time that is newly-relevant, so there are […]

    • Well, she was either “Sprite” or “Ariel” at the time – I forget which; it took her a while (and being possessed by a demon ninja) to settle on a code name.
      The voice acting – and voice casting – were the things that kept me from enjoying the 1990s’ X-Men animated series, but I probably would have been able to look past a lot of my complaints if B: TAS hadn’t set such a high bar (for animation and for voice acting/casting).
      Marvel never really bothered offering much in the way of explanation for how the crossovers could happen, but DC’s position (back before CoIE) was that they took place on Earth-B. But yeah, I love the bit with Robin casually dropping a reference to the Avengers.

    • I will say that Wolverine had the only good voice casting/acting on the show. Well, him and Roddy Piper as Sabertooth.
      (I will not dignify the rest of your blasphemous nonsense with a response.)

    • I don’t know, it probably needs more racism and misogyny to hit the right tone, but not bad, overall.
      Also, Teen Titans Go! has the benefit of being funny.
      (I don’t actually watch it very often, as I don’t actually watch much TV at all. But if the TV happens to be on, and TTG! happens to be on – the odds of that are good – I’ll sit down and watch a bit.)

    • Dave Cockrum was the regular X-Men artist by that time, which…I would have been okay with him drawing it as well.
      Then again, maybe if Wolfman wrote it, Byrne would have been willing to be involved, but I know by that time he would have had no interest in working on it with Claremont.
      Still, it’s an interesting thought experiment, and yeah, while I have no complaints about Simonson, it would have been cool to see what Perez would have done.

  • This is the part where I try to come up with something clever to say as a means of introducing this post in which I list the comics I bought today, one of which I might write about tomorrow.

    Look, her […]

  • Wenn man über einen der schönsten Tage im Leben einer Frau spricht, steht der Hochzeitstag immer ganz oben auf der Liste. Als der wichtigste und besondere Tag träumen alle, um sie in jeder Hinsicht perfekt zu ma […]

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