Right now I am buying:The AuthorityRunawaysBuffyAngelCaptain AmericaJLAX-Men (which just changed its name again..)SerenityMystic ArcanaMidnighterThe Umbrella AcademyI would wholeheartedly reccomend:The Umbrella Academy, which I started reading because Gerard Way is awesome, has really pulled me in and I am totally sold.Runaways is still excellent, and the Mystic Arcana issue featuring Sister Grimm was really solid.Dropping:The Authority PrimeThinking of droppingJLA
My list for today:http://www.foot2mouth.com/wordpress/?p=705For you specifically I'd recommend Booster Gold, Tiny Titans, and the new Justice Leauge Unlimited Trade (though I think you already have the singles) -Michael
I can't believe you just asked for super-hero comic recommendations. On the internet? Fast-forward a couple of hours from now, and you're going to have a list of comments that will basically encompass the entire shipping schedule.
This week: new Scud, BPRD, Punisher, and Doktor Sleepless. All of which are part 7 of 42...a mild exaggeration, but not a lot of closure this time around.
Resurrection from Oni Press is good, and the series is just getting started too. Guggenheim states that the old V mini and regular series are strong influences on his vision for it. Super-Hero stuff all DC this week:ASBAR Booster GoldCountdown (because I'm compulsive :-)GLCJustice Society
Buying this week:SERENITY BETTER DAYS #2 (OF 3)BOOSTER GOLD #8 COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 3GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #7 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #14YOUNG LIARS #2 (MR)TITANS #1 WONDER WOMAN #19PUNISHER #56 (MR)Recommend (out of the above bunch)-Wonder Woman - The series has improved with leaps and bounds as Gail Simone has taken reins on this sucker-Punisher - It's Garth Ennis' last run on Punisher so it'll probably be pretty good-Booster Gold - But....only for those that love the character or Giffen's ole school Justice LeagueDropping (out of the above bunch)-Justice Society of America - I love Johns work but, this title just is not doing it for me anymore. Come next order day, it's outta there. Too many characters and the story feels like it's treading waterGeneral recommendation:Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane - It's kinda on hiatus now but Sean McKeever's run on it was great (chances are the public library will have it too...so money saved!)
Buying:PunisherDoctor Sleepless(hope something actually happens in this one)Amazing Spider-manFantastic Four(Really, it's all about Hitch at this point)Wolverine(This Aaron/Garney combination is simply sublime)CriminalDroppingShe Hulk. What happened there? I dropped it six issues into Slott's run but picked up his last issue and really Really liked it. Expected much more from David than what he's actually delivered.
Mike - So Resurrection is good? The quote on the cover of issue of #2 was a bit iffy, sounding like the art was great but the writing was just sort of there. I might go back and and get #1 and #2, then.Nick - I'm feeling the exact same way about JSA. I really liked the stuff following the One Year Later jump, but it's slowed to a crawl now.
For explicitly Super-Hero recommendations for this week I'd go for Wonder Woman #19 or the latest Amazing Spider-Man. Both issues are the second parts of story arcs, but Wonder Woman has been consistently strong since Simone took over and the first part of the Wells/Bachalo Spider-Man was good fun.
Super-hero wise, I'd recommend NOVA this week....but I suspect that you may read that one by proxy.
Bonus Question answer: I've dropped the Flash. I was really enjoying Waid's run. Especially enjoyed the initial issues with the Daniel Acuna art. Would've stayed with that team. Also dropped Justice League. It seems completely lost and waaaay too tied into the horrors of Countdown. There's a few titles that are on the bubble at the moment, but those could be turned around. I've been shocked at how strong Uncanny X-Men has gotten post Messiah Complex. If a title can do that fast a turnaround in quality, I'll give my other 'bubble' titles a bit more time to prove themselves.
I'd recommend Spider-Girl, Nova and The 99. Some damn fine reads. Of course you already know about Booster Gold, and Blue Beetle has finally come along.GETTING:Amazing Spider-Girl #19Avengers Fairy Tales #2Batman Confidential #16Batman Death Mask #1Black Panther #35Booster Gold #8Countdown #3Countdown to Mystery #6Criminal #2Darkness #3Dead of Night #3Evil Dead #4Fantastic Four #556Green Arrow Black Canary #7Green Lantern Corps #23Hedge Knight #6Iron Man Enter Mandarin #6JSA #14Last Defenders #2Marvel Adventures Hulk #10Nova #12Punisher #56Titans #1Wolverine #64Wonder Woman #19
no titans #1???
Am buying and liking:Ex MachinaPlanetary (when it comes out)X-FactorCheckmateFables (in TPBs)Enjoy in TPBs but do not buy regularly:Y the Last Man (ending anyway)RunawaysAm buying against my better judgment:Astonishing X-MenSerenityPlan to drop:Checkmate (when Rucka leaves)
"no titans #1???"after "Titans East Special" and "Green Arrow/Black Canary" I need a compelling reason why to pick up this Winick title
Chris - Resurrection is a pretty good read so far. It's early in the run so he's laying the foundation for a long story that he has planned out.I think it's a series in the model of a finite overall story that will continue with sub-arcs and then eventually end.
"no titans #1???"You know, in the past I would have. I just feel like I've seen this act already (i.e., let's get the old team back together again). The interview association of Titans to "Friends" by Winick IIRC did nothing to entice me. And I am a longtime Friends AND Titans fan!
I just bought and read Avengers Fairy Tale #2. It's a pinochio inspired story with Henry Pym, Vision, and Wasp. It was really good but a little short. It probably needed to be two issues.
I read Titans #1.In 5 minutes.Read it again to make sure I didn't miss anything.Nope, I didn't.I agree with a previous comment, the association with 'Friends' didn't help sell the series.My comments on the Geoff John's board:Worst. Book. Ever.Here's a better idea : scrap this book, and restart it with the DEOrphans that appears in The Titans #26 to 44.That would at least have a story.Or at least taken more than 5 minutes to read a oversized book.That's 10 minutes I've lost forever now...
"My comments on the Geoff John's board:Worst. Book. Ever."but see, after reading that I gotta go check it out ;-)
-shrug-Your choice, your five minutes.I won't contribute to the fund to pay for therapy after reading it.
CriminalWonder WomanCastle WaitingBooster GoldJSAYoung LiarsLast week's Jonah Hex
Mike - picked up Resurrection #1-3 today (couldn't find 4), and the premise looks really interesting. Thanks!
Bought: CriminalWonder WomanNova Booster GoldGreen Lantern CorpsNumber of the BeastJustice Society of AmericaNova is full of consistently great superheroey goodness, and is detached from the Civil War MU (being set in outer space and all), which is a HUGE plus for me.
Bought Booster Gold #8, Power Pack Day One: #1, Justice League International Hardcover 1, and Othello vol. 1.I'd definitly recommend Booster Gold.
TitansSuburban GlamourYoung LiarsWonder WomanGreen Arrow/Black CanaryGoon
Living in Japan I rarely get to buy comics (I order graphic novels and whatnot from Amazon.co.jp) so in actuality, I'm buying nothing this week.However, if I had access to them, I'd buy:New Mutants Classics Vol. 3 TPGroo Hell on Earth #4BPRD 1946 #4And that's it. Looks like a weak... er... weak.
Er... week. Weak week. Yes, I am just that dumb!
Young Liars # 2?!?! Did you read #1?