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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for September 2013

LegendofLutherStrode (2)

“A fool tried to sweat me, actin’ like he was hard / I stuck him twice in the neck and left him dead in the yard”
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Amusing Bit About Uncanny X-Men #1…

A friend of mine, Darren, pointed this out to me and I hadn’t noticed it and it IS pretty amusing.


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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 87: New Avengers #9

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from New Avengers #9, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated September 2005. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 79: Ultimate Spider-Man #74

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Ultimate Spider-Man #74, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated May 2005. Enjoy!
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She Has No Head! – Brian Michael Bendis And Alex Maleev’s Scarlet

Scarlet #1.  Brian Michael Bendis (writer/creator).  Alex Maleev (artist/creator).  Chris Scarlet CoverElipoulos (letters/production).  Icon.  40 pages.  $3.95

Alias buys you a lot of credit in my house.

Powers does too.

A lot of people, when they hear Brian Michael Bendis’ name, they think “Avengers” and then maybe a string of expletives.  But I didn’t read that stuff for one reason or another and so I think “Alias” and then I think “Powers” and then I think that I absolutely adore both those things.

So yeah, I tend to give Brian Michael Bendis the benefit of the doubt when it comes to new work, especially creator owned work, of which this book is the first in a long time.

All these reactions made it easy for me to buy and subsequently love his and Alex Maleev’s new creator owned project, Scarlet.

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Your Bendis/Maleev Daredevil timeline!

Okay, so when I finished reading the Bendis/Maleev Daredevil run a little over four years ago, I decided to put together a timeline showing how Bendis went back and forth in time (the original post was from February 2006, if you want to search the archives on the old blog, but why would you want to do that?). Now that I’ve republished my little column about those issues being Comics You Should Own, I thought I’d re-post the timeline now. This is one of the geekiest things I’ve ever done, so I hope you enjoy it! And, of course, SPOILERS ahoy!
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Comics You Should Own flashback – Daredevil #26-50; 56-81

Ah, the Bendis/Maleev issues. Will they ever recapture the magic?
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Why I don’t get sucked into the big superhero event storylines

Maybe this is a follow-up to my post last week about being a Marvel or a DC, but whatever it might be, it’s a perfect example of why I don’t really get involved with the super-big events that Marvel or DC put out. I’m speaking of this tremendous post over at 4thLetter! Gavok breaks down Siege and its impact and how the Marvel heroes took down the Sentry. It’s a great piece of work; I encourage you to go read it. But he goes over the last 6-10 years of Marvel history and shows all the various threads that Bendis pulled together in Siege. It sounds very cool, but it also sounds like you really had to buy pretty much everything associated with the Avengers over the past half-decade to “get” it. How much money was that? How many crappy comics were sprinkled throughout the good ones? I love big, sprawling stories like this, but reading the Avengers and the various ancillary titles since 2004 sounds exhausting. Sheesh. I’m glad I missed it. But the post is fantastic. Check it out!

Girl Fights: Three Female Superhero Comics Reviewed

Hey, a theme! I’m not letting that get away! Especially since I have never before bought (and may never again buy) three superhero comics starring two women, a woman who calls herself a girl, and a faceless zen Latina in the same week. Have to take advantage of that sort of thing. Continue Reading »

Jonathan Hickman Calls Bendis A Girl

I’m cereal! In an interview with the Burgas approved Atomic Comics. He also talks about his upcoming Fantastic Four run, drawing, and his bitter feud with the “other” Jonathan Hickman. But I’m just going to focus on this throw away line at the end of the interview:

AC – One last question… Have you & Bendis had any massive arguments over story content? If it came to blows, who would win the brawl?

JH – No arguments, so no fights. As for who would win if we did throw down – I have no idea. I don’t fight girls.

Free Comic Book Day Comics Review!

The definitive word on the quality of comics you can no longer obtain. I believe President Obama would call it “The Horse Is Already Out Of The Barn Comics Review”. Continue Reading »


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