Monday, July 07, 2008

New Comics for July 10

Detective Comics #846
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley
Well Crap. It is late and I am just sitting down to blog. I had to go pick up Jim's present for our anniversary tomorrow and I wanted to surprise him! I will let you in on our gift exchange tomorrow.

For now, here is my list of new books for this week.

100 Bullets #93
Action Comics #867
Booster Gold #1,000,000
Detective Comics #846 - pictured!
Final Crisis Requiem #1
Green Arrow Black Canary #10
Huntress Year One #5 (of 6)
Justice Society of America #17
Trinity #6
Wonder Woman #22
Age of Bronze #27
Wildguard Insider #3 (of 3)
Witchblade #119
Genext #3 (of 5)
Powers #29
Ultimate Origins #2 (of 5)
Comic Foundry Magazine Summer Edition

That is it for tonight. I didn't mean to run so late, but it was for a good cause. Have a wonderful evening!


Unknown said...

Happy anniversary, Heidi and Jim! Hope your day is a special one!

Speaking of "special days" (as in "comic book day"), here's what I've got on the list:

Action Comics: Just loving Geoff Johns' run, and can't wait to learn more about the reimagined Brainiac. Johns has a real flair for fixing up badly handled characters, and Brainiac has been badly handled since his return to the re-booted Superman mythos way back in the 1980's.

Final Crisis Requiem: Not sure about this one. I never had much use for J'onn J'onzz, especially his mopey modern I don't know how much I care about his last adventure or whatever this thing is supposed to be. The guy was offed in such a spectacularly pathetic way, I seem to have lost some respect for the one-time powerhouse.

Justice Society of America: Yeah! My favorite title of the month! Can't wait.

Invincible Iron-Man #3: I seem to like alot of what Matt Fraction writes, and I've definitely a fan of his take on a (refreshingly non-dickweed) Iron-Man. Good stuff.

Secret Invasion #4: An interesting (if slow-moving) storyline. I think we need to start moving into Act 2 at this point. We get that Skrulls have infiltrated Earth and are beginning their invasion.

Question: Whatever happened to Dynamite's "The Lone Ranger"? That thing gets later and later ever issue, as Dynamite keeps adding more and more titles. Not a smart business model (adding more titles than you have a capacity to produce) and definitely dissipating Dynamite's "new car smell".

Saranga said...

In an attempt not to get bogged down in loads of comic titles I hsve only been buying Superman, not Action Comics. Is this a mistake? Should I swap what I get? Although I'm ejoying the Supemran arcs at the mo, I'm not blown away by it.

Heidi Meeley said...

Thank you for the kind words, Mark!

I agree with you about Action Comics. IT is so good right now! I loved seeing Cat and Steve- it added a special flair.

Final Crisis Requiem is a shot in the dark for me too. I am praying that it is good.

JSA is also very good. I love the fact that I can read about the characters I care so much about.. with a twist.

Invincible Iron Man has been a pleasent surprise for me as well. I didn't order it from DCBS so I have been picking it up on the fly.

Despite myself, I am very fascinated with Secret Invasion. Hopefully it goes full throttle now.

Good question about Lone Ranger! I have been missing it too! I wonder if it got lost in the shuffle as The Boys and Red Sonja have been out like clockwork?

Thank you so much for sharing your list! I always love to hear what you are picking up!

Heidi Meeley said...

Saranga, so far for me, Action Comics is outstanding. I started picking it up when Gary Frank took up the art chores. He and Geoff Johns mesh well, and the book has been wonderful.

The biggest problem I see with switching books is that James Robinson just started on Superman, and he is amazing.

At this point in time I am getting both books. I am a bad girl, but it is soooo hard to decide.

What have you thought about Superman?

Saranga said...

Hi Heidi,
I've only been getting the book for about 6 months but I'm liking it. How much that is due to the afct that it's Superman, I'm not sure. Renato Guedues art is really really good, but Superman's characterisation seems a little off to me. Having said that, it really is the writers and not me, who gets to decide what the character is like, so I should quit complaining.
I am liking the litle details -like the new flat Clark built for Lois and Chris and him, and also Krypto's appearence int he last issue. That was very enjoyable!
The last Action comics I picked up had Bizzaro in, who I loathe, and that was enough for me to not continue with that arc.