Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Comics for June 2

It was such a wonderful Memorial Day weekend that I didn't want it to end. Jim and I rested and enjoyed each other's companies. It was wonderful to sleep in and catch up on some much needed rest!!

Here are my comics for the week, and quite a pile it is!

Shi Ju Nen #4 (of 4) - finally!!
Aquaman #31
Detective Comics #807
JSA #74
Seven Soldiers Zatanna #2 (of 4)
Son of Vulcan #1
Superman Batman #20
Swamp Thing #16
Twilight Experiment #5 (of 6)
Villains United #2 (of 6)
Y The Last Man #34
Invincible #23
Noble Causes #10
Pact #2 (of 4) - part one was weak, I hope this is stronger
Exiles #65
Fantastic Four Foes #5 (of 6)
Incredible Hulk #82
Shanna The She Devil #5 (of 7)
Strange #6 (of 6)
Uncanny X-Men #460 - I hope this storyline is better then the last one, which put me to sleep!

That is it for today! Have a wonderful Short week!

Sunday, May 29, 2005

DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1

I posted this over at 4 Color Review, but want to post it here as well. I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy
I honestly looked forward to this book so much that I am sitting here left empty. It reminds me of the way I felt when I read DC Countdown. There was so much hype and expectation that when the actual book came out, I couldn’t bring myself to make an honest assessment of it. DC Special #1 is no exception.

The book is visually perfect. Each panel is lovingly rendered by the artistic dream team of Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and George Perez. In fact, the art is so startlingly wonderful that it completely took away from my ability to concentrate on the story being told within. I don’t know if that is good or bad, but it was definitely distracting.

I don’t know whether to envy writer Phil Jimenez or wish him an aspirin. Working with such incredible talent is such an honor, but also such a challenge. Phil is the man I most trust with Donna’s back story other then Marv Wolfman, so I know he is the right person for the job, but bringing back Donna in the midst of DC’s event of the year has got to be downright intimidating.

The cover is a collector’s item in itself. Jimenez outdid himself, and the inks by Perez are superb. Featuring the new DC logo, it is the most eye catching cover on stands this week. That makes it even more of a challenge for the reader to focus on the actual story.

I am giving the book two thumbs up for visual representation, but want to reserve judgment on the story itself until issue two comes out. I don’t say this lightly, or without some qualms, but want to make the right call.

If you are on the fence about buying this issue, the only guidance I could give is that the art is A+. Also, the story ties into the Infinity Crisis story that will be told this Fall, and from all indications, Donna Troy will play a pivotal role, so this gives an opportunity to be on the ground floor of it.

Let me know what you think- I am very curious!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

New Comics for May 25

This week is a fierce one, comic book-wise. I am super jazzed for my pull list, as there is a lot of great stuff in it! Here we go:

100 Bullets #61
Adventures of Superman #640
Batgirl #64
Batman #640
Catwoman #43
Day of Vengeance #2 (of 6)
DC Special the Return of Donna Troy #1 (of 4)
Flash #222
Green Lantern #1
JLA #114
Hellblazer #208
Legion of Super Heroes #6
Omac Project #2 (of 6)
Otherworld #3 (of 12)
Outsiders #24
Girls #1
Amazing Spider-Man #520
Captain America #6
Excalibur #14
Fantastic Four #527
Incredible Hulk #81
New X-Men Hellions #1 (of 4)
Power Pack #3 (of 4)
Rogue #11
Spellbinders #3 (of 4)
Ultimate Iron Man #2 (of 5)
Ultimates 2 #6
X-23 #6 (of 6)
X-Men #170
Tarot WOTBR #32

I will also pick up Previews and the new Wizard, so I am super jacked!

Have a great evening!

Star Wars Mania!

I didn't post my list last night of new comics because Jim and I went to Revenge of the Sith. I loved every minute of it, even if there were some cheesy moments. It gave me a sense of closure and made me want to watch the trilogy again. My husband's friend was disapointed, but that's okay- it was personal preference.


The biggest thing I have a hard time buying is the love story between Anakin and Padme. Episode two didn't work for me, and the longing and desire didn't ring true here. I was sad at the end with how things played out, but couldn't figure out why she couldn't be stronger.

Otherwise, I loved the action of the film, and totally bought all the special effects. I love the sense of history and fandom and hold true to it. I especially liked the scenes with Yoda, and appreciated how Ewan MacGregor played Obi Wan.


I will have the new comics list for you tonight. I hope everyone had a good Monday, and has a great week!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Seattle Comicard Show

We just got back from the Seattle Comicard Show, and we really enjoyed it. It wasn't as heavily attended as some in the past, but the group that was there was buying and having fun. It was the usual hardcore suspects, and the level of camraderie and politeness was higher then at most other cons I have gone to.

I got an incredible sketch of Big Barda by Marshall Rogers and bought a page of Green Arrow 75 by Rick Hoberg. My hot comic book purchase of the day was Justice League of America #3. What an awesome coup!! I also bought several old school Wildcats comics and some various issues to fill in runs on other titles.

John Layman and Tom Peyer were sharing a table, and appeared to be having a nice time. They were nice enough to share that they both have books coming out during the House of M crossover at Marvel. John's book is House of M: Fantastic Four, and it looks insanely beautiful. Tom is doing House of M: Spider-Man and it sounds wonderful as well!

I will have more to share later, but wanted to let you to know we made it back in one piece!

Friday, May 20, 2005


I am so glad it is Friday! Jim and I are going to the Seattle Comicard Convention on Sunday. (See my link to the right for further details). We are hoping to find some good deals and relax.

We haven't seen Star Wars (Sith) yet, in fact we will probably wait a week to see if it slows down. There is no way in hell I can stay up and go to a midnight movie, so that was out. I told Jim he could go, but bless his heart, he wants to go with me. Because of our trip to Seattle, we will definitely wait.

Cross your fingers nobody spoils it for me. Granted, I know the end result, but watching the journey should be the fun part.

I am hoping to read my comics again tonight so I can get a review done at 4CR. We shall see how it goes tonight!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend! If you go to Seattle, look for Jim and I. He will be wearing a Kyle Rayner GL shirt, and I will be wearing something with 4CR on it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

New Comics for May 18

I am starting to think this is not my week. I just got home from work, and there was a notice in my mail box that I had my six month check up at the dentist office at 4 p.m today. Thanks a lot- great way to give me notice. Anyway, that means I missed it and I am going to have to call in tomorrow and beg them not to charge me some weird fee.

Otherwise, here is a list of comics I am picking up this week.

Conan #16
Authority Revolution #8 (of 12)
Batman Gotham Knights #65
Birds of Prey #82
Hawkman #40
JLA Classified #7
Manhunter #10
Robin #138
Seven Soldiers Guardian #2 (of 4)
Superman #217
Teen Titans #24
Lions Tigers & Bears #4 - the coolest thing running right NOW
Black Panther #4
Cable Deadpool #15
Hercules #2 (of 5)
Marvel Knights 4 #18
New Thunderbolts #8
New X-Men #14
Ultimate X-Men #59
Uncanny X-Men #459
Wolverine #28
Young Avengers #4

Quick aside- the letters page in this week's issue of Young Avengers is dedicated to refuting my hubby's letter from last issue. It was all pretty civil, so as his loving wife, I was quite relieved.

Next week I am really looking forward to THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY by my favorites- Jimenez, Perez, and Garcia-Lopez!!

Take care all!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Catching Up

I am having a lot of sadness today. A good friend and mentor passed away yesterday, and I just found out. Granted, she was older and had a lot of health issues, but I will miss her spirit. Godspeed Meg!

My grandma, who was paralyzed by polio in the late 1950's had a close call Friday, and had to go to the hospital. She is home again, but is miserable with pain. She has osteoporosis and arthritis, and her poor spine is terribly curved. I am praying for her to feel better, or go be with God.

Sigh. I know that life and death are a fact that we must deal with, but it doesn't make it any easier.

I don't know when I will get the new comic book list up- maybe tonight, maybe not until tomorrow. Take care all, and give your loved ones an extra hug for me.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

G.I. Spy Trailer

I just got a link from artist extraordinaire Matt Haley that has the coolest comic book trailer I have seen in some time. If you are looking for an edgy, exciting comic book to read, you have got to give this title a try. Issue one is coming from Boom Studios and is featured in the July issue of Previews.

Give it a look! Check out the trailer here!


Many thanks again to Matt for the link! This is super sweet!

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, May 09, 2005

New Comics for May 11

I'm back with a list of comics I am picking up this week. Should be a good one!

Conan & the Jewels of Gwahlur #2 (of 3)
Action Comics #827
Adam Strange #8 (of 8)
- just in time for the Rann-Thanagar War to start in earnest!
Aquaman #30
Fables #37
Gotham Central #31
Green Arrow #50
Green Lantern Rebirth #6 (of 6)
- late as hell, but finally here!
JSA #73
Mnemovore #2 (of 6)
- weird new Vertigo series- kinda cool
Nightwing #108- more mob idiocy
Outsiders #23- when the team stops being polite and starts being real, by a survivor of the Real World San Francisco!
Rann Thanagar War #1 (of 6)
Wonder Woman #216
-two times this month- yay!!
Darkness #20
PVP #17
- what a great book!
Witchblade #85- finally the end of the first story arc!
Astonishing X-Men #10 (of 12)
Captain America & The Falcon #14
- final issue of an awkward series
District X #13
Excalibur #13
- two in two weeks!?!
Punisher #21 - I am loving this story arc
Ultimate Spider-Man #77 - I am HATING this story arc (can't win 'em all)
X-Men The End Heroes and Martyrs #3 (of 6)'
10th Muse 2 #1
Elsinore #1 (of 9)
Judo Girl #1 (of 4)
Killer Stunts Inc. #1 (of 4)
..and whatever assorted stuff from Alias Enterprises that comes out. I ordered a bunch of it a couple of months ago and am having second thoughts. I hope I am not disapointed!

Have a great week! Carl, if you get a chance, resend me links to your sites- I want to add them to my links sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Time Flies

What in God's name happened to last week? I just noticed that I hadn't blogged since last Monday. I guess I have no other alternative then to plead temporary insanity and try and get back on a more regular schedule this week.

Sorry about that! I should have the list of new comics for this week up later today!

Monday, May 02, 2005

New Comics for May 4

Here is my list of good stuff for the coming week!

Detective Comics #806
Fallen Angel #20 -she's back!
Justice League Elite #11 (of 12)
Lex Luthor MOS #3 (of 5)
Seven Soldiers Shining Knight #2 (of 4) - I love Grant Morrison's stuff!
Superman #216
Swamp Thing #15
Twilight Experiment #4 (of 6)
Villains United #1 (of 6)
Y The Last Man #33
The Gift #11
Excalibur #12
GLA #2 (of 4)
New X-Men #13
Power Pack #2 (of 4)
Rogue #10
Shanna The She Devil #4 (of 7)
Ulitmate Fantastic Four #18

I didn't realize how many limited series I was getting- wow! That's a revelation for me.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Happy May Day!

I can hardly believe it is already May 1! It is Jim and my 8th Anniversary of our first meeting in person after meeting on the internet in late December of 1996. It may be strange, but it was love at first sight, and it continues to be! I bought him the first three seasons of Family Guy on DVD. We are spending today relaxing, which is nice!

I posted a review of Day of Vengeance over at 4 Color Review. If you have a chance, give it a look!

Have a great week!