I clean off my reading table:
Maintenance #8: A fun outer-space romp in the mold of Star Wars via Futurama. This Oni title came recommended by a few people so I figured I'd give it a shot. A recap page of some sort would have been helpful; think I will wait for a trade paperback on this one so I can catch up.
Ultimate Spider-Man #118: I bought this for the "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" on the cover, but I could not be more disappointed. The majority of this issue features a bunch of teens, some of which have superpowers, doing an emo "OC" type jibber-jabber. What the hell? Where's Angelica Jones? Not a good jumping-on issue for new readers.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #11: I haven't read an issue of this since #2, so I'm a bit rusty continuity-wise; but Whedon is fairly adept at catching up readers. Dawn is still big, one of the chosen has a crush on Buffy, and the latest Big Bad Twilight almost reveals himself in a cute, patented moment of Whedonesque levity.
Spider-Man: With Great Power #1: Yes, we've read Spidey's origin story like a billion times, but have you done it with such exquisite Tony Harris art? Writer David Lapham gets into the psyche of pre-hero Spider-Man, and, well...Peter is a bit of a dick. Almost hate to continue buying the floppies on this one, as I'd like to get a hardcover.
Birds of Prey #113-114: These were good issues, dammit!
Teen Boat #7: Remember the cartoon "Turbo Teen," where he'd get upset and his arms would turn into wheels and you would totally get freaked out? This is better. Read more of the free web comics here.
The New Avengers Annual #2: Not a bad issue, though way too many guns for a book called "The Avengers" and the opening sequence with Tigra almost made me stop reading.
Amazing Spider-Man Swing Shift Director's Cut: I didn't catch this the first time when it was a free comic. Go figure. Gives me a better perspective on the Brand New Day thing and Phil Jimenez' art is truly gorgeous. Worth it just to read Tom Breevort's 5-page "Spider-Man Manifesto."
Well, let the new pile commence!