Monday, January 22, 2007

New Comics for January 24

Fallen Angel 12
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
My blogging is suffering already from the affects of two hour workouts after work. I feel like I am sacrificing better quality, more thought-out posts for my exercise, and it is hard to reconcile the two. I guess for now I will have to be torn between the two and do the best I can.

There are several excellent new comics coming out this week. As I am cutting back, I will be retaining those quality books while dropping the ones that disapoint. I hate to do it, but funds demand it.

Here is this week's list!

Samurai Heaven and Earth Volume 2 #2 (of 5)
100 Bullets #80- my favorite book, no doubt there.
52 Week 38
Checkmate #10
Connor Hawke Dragon's Blood #2 (of 6)
Fables #57
Flash The Fastest Man Alive #8 - on the chopping block
Hellblazer #228
Helmet of Fate Ibis the Invincible #1
Robin #158- also on the block
Wetworks #5- another on the chopping block
Invincible #38
Noble Causes #26
Witchblade #103- on the block for chronic lateness
Criminal #4
Doctor Strange Oath #4 (of 5)
Eternals #6 (of 7)
Punisher War Journal #3- on the block
Silent War #1 (of 6)- a try out book
Wolverine #50- a try out book
X-Factor #15- another favorite title
Fallen Angel #12 - cover pictured
John Woo's Seven Brothers #4
Ramayan 3392 #5

That's the list for this week. Depending on my mood, I may not pick up some of these titles. I will keep you posted.

Have a wonderful evening!


Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Heidi! You'll find your groove. It just takes awhile to incorporate the new routine. Both things (working out and blogging) are important to you for different reasons, so you'll find a way to make it work.

I think we (as bloggers) sometimes think we have to come up with mind-blowing posts all the time, but in reality, I'm starting to see the value in a variety posting content. Sort of an ebb and flow, bigger stuff and lighter stuff. Just like a real "conversation"...which is exactly what a blog is all about, in my humble opinion.

A conversation with friends.

Who we just haven't met yet.

Carl said...

Hmmmmm, welp, I haven't posted a new blog on mine in weeks if not months. Seems like everytime I do, I end up with either A) casual friends commenting or asking me huh, what is this about? or B) Marvel Zombies with snarkish replies. Ssssssoooooo, I haven't really felt like it. Right now I'm on the outs again with my group for some of them, including the owner of the comic shop, leading the way, endlessly DC Comics-bashing. I guess you can tell a true salesman. A salesman will sale you anything that the customer wants and wants to keep you happy for *repeat* business. Not at my store sometimes. It's like it's escalated to "High Fidelity: The Comic Book Version". Really, really gets old...

John Holland said...

I used to buy everything that came out, this was quite a few years ago, but still a lot of comics. I realized that I was leaving a lot of comics sitting around not read and not wanting to read them, so I asked myself why I was still buying them. Nowdays I am a lot more selective. I buy what I read. Once I realize that I am not enjoying reading a comic I'll drop it. I can always pick it up later if a new writer comes on or if something changes to make me want to read it. It took me awhile to break the habit of buying comics just because I always bought that comic and felt like I had to have it.

Don't worry, you'll get used to the exercising and blogging. It took me awhile to get used to blogging and some of the hours I work. You'll find yourself blogging away like old before you know it. Not that you're not blogging good at the that even a sentence that makes sense?

Lisa said...

You have a pretty hefty list! I was actually surprized at how few I planned on reading this week.

100 Bullets is that good? I've had a few other people say they love it, but we don't have a huge readership here. We do order it, but I never picked it up. We've got a Vol. 1 TPB that came in damaged last week - I might have to take it home and read it.

Heidi Meeley said...

Mark, once again you are the voice of reason. Thank you for the clarity- God knows that right now I need it. Heh.

I am trying to define my posts while on the EFX or the treadmill, so that I can come home and put my thoughts to blog. That has helped quite a bit.

I like your analogy that it is a conversation with friends. That is very well put.

Thank you, Friend.

Heidi Meeley said...

Carl, it sounds like you have your hands full at your local retailer. I do admit that trashing books you are supposed to be making a living off selling is a bit off-putting, but hey, whatever works! Hehee..

I like to role over to your blog because when you have something to say, I find myself entranced.

Take care!

Heidi Meeley said...

John, you are too funny! I think it is a sentence of sorts :-).

It is getting a bit easier to blog now. The thing I think I am giving up is length of posts. I can live with that.

As for cutting back on books, it is very hard for me. I love to read. I used to drive my parents crazy by never stopping reading. I think that is why I have to wear glasses now... well, that and staring at a computer screen all day. I just can't stand to not read and have an irrational fear of running out of stuff to look at. Scary, isn't it!! :-)

Thank you for the advice, kind sir!

Heidi Meeley said...

Lisa, I LOVE 100 Bullets. It is so well written, and the creative team meshes well. Eduardo Risso does a fantastic job of portraying the heart of the action. It is amazing.

I do think 100 Bullets is meant to be read in trades. That is the only book I say that about, but it is true here. There are so many layers to the mystery surrounding the characters that it reads a bit better.

I would definitely recommend it to adult readers interested in something different.

My list is ugly this week. I am debating about picking up a few books. My retailer runs out of certain titles, so maybe I will let them have a few of mine if they want. Otherwise, I feel like I definitely need to buy what I ordered. I guess that is why my retailer is happy to see me every week. :-)

Take care Lisa, and tell me what you think of 100 Bullets if you try it.

John Holland said...


Sounds like my childhood. I loved to read and still do. If you put a cereal box in front of me I'll read the back of it. There's always some comics out there that will be worth reading.

Heidi Meeley said...

John, it's like you and I are twins that way. I can't stand to not read, so I read everything. It is a gift and a curse. I know lots of useless trivia, but I also learn all sorts of helpful hints as well!!

Too funny!