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No Comics?!??!????!!!

I’m not sure if I can remember the last time this happened.  I went to my local comic shop, and asked them to deliver unto me the contents of my box.  However, my box was empty.  Surely you jest!  I protested, but alas, it turns out that zero comics that I read were released this week.  I was particularly surprised by this, because last week only the New Avengers was in my box.  I can feel that the remaining three wednesdays could be particularly heavy in terms of comic reading, and that’s just fine by me.  So instead, I’ve spent the last week, and presumably this week, reading trades (and studying for the GRE’s).  I’ve finished (finally) Watchmen, and am working on Ronin and Green Lantern: Wanted: Hal Jordan.  What comics did you get this week?  Is there anything particularly good that I should pick up?

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November Wrap Up

Here’s a wrap up of November 2008, in case you missed any of it.  First off, November heralded my return to Your Comic Relief.  Beginning with a discussion of Least I Could Do, a very popular webcomic which is now updating a whopping seven times a week!  There was of course also the weekly lolcat posting, personally I thought this was the best.

There were two big features in November.  The first was my Top 6 list of Marvel titles for to be thankful for this thanksgiving.  Featuring Captain America best marvel title of the year.  Coming in second on the list was Iron Man, who has recently published its last issue of the series.  I am seriously ticked about this, Iron Man was a fantastic publication, and with rubbish like Hulk out there, it’s unbelievable.  By the way, the offer for anyone interested to write a post about the top 6 DC titles is still on the table.  If you are interested, leave a comment or write me an email at yourcomicreliefblog[at]gmail[dot]com.

Also big this past month was my indoctrination into the Green Lantern Corps.  Under the sage advice of many follow comic readers and bloggers, I have now read my first Green Lantern trade, and will be picking up more in the future!

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Review: Green Lantern: Rebirth

Before beginning, I would like to offer up thanks to Crackerbob, Chris, and kcgadiyar who came to my aid in my hour of need.  This was written by Geoff Johns, drawn by Ethan Van Sciver, and inked by Prentis Rollins.  I picked up the Green Lantern: Rebirth trade today at the advisement of the above mentioned commenters, and I think I liked it.  I say I think because I had no idea what was going on for the first few pages…. issues… ok, I was clueless for the entire first half but I think I worked it out in the end.  There’s a guy with a ring, except there are lots of guys that could have a ring if the guy dies (there used to be lots of them), but if the guy isn’t really dead or his body might be in the sun but then again it’s in a coffin in the Justice League maybe-secret (I’m not sure but it’s pretty big so maybe not) hideout.  So if there are guys cause the first guy died but then he comes back they can still hangout with their rings…. and stuff.

In all seriousness, I liked it.  Even though I was totally clueless for the first half, it was good.  The story was good once it got rolling, Green Arrow was cool, Batman was kinda a dick.  The idea of the Green Lantern, and the Corps has always interested me, the whole space odessy thing, with all the different lanterns.  It has a Star Wars-esque sort of feel for me, and I really love Star Wars.  I think the main problem for me following the book was they they often refer to each other by their real names, which I am not familiar with yet, but also because there were multiple parallel story lines going on which were all connected, but not in the ways I understood.  Once I went back and re-read them after finishing the book, it was much more lucid.

The Art was very top notch.  Everything was so detailed and sharp.  As I read a comic I often like to stop and appreciate the work the artist has put into each panel; notice which non-dialogue characters they chose to show in the background, and from what angle they visualized the situation.  Van Sciver absolutely delivered in giving me something to look at and be entertained by.  He managed to strike that difficult to obtain balance between having a busy background that distracts from the action/plot, and having a boring background, which really makes a comic seem bland and something you just want to speed through.

I can see that Green Lantern will definately be something I will be picking up in the future.

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Green Lantern – A Plea for Help

Hello everyone.  I have a favour to ask of all of you.  I know next to nothing about DC save a few bits and bobs here and there.  However, many of my friends have been telling me I need to read Green Lantern for quite some time now, and my local comic shop is having a black friday sale of up to 30% off, and I figure that’s as good a time as any to buy some trades.  I know that green lantern is a fairly involved series, with a LOT of backstory.  My question is, where do you guys think a good starting off point would be, and what trades/storylines should I be looking for?

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Comics Shipping for 3/12/08

DARK HORSE COMICS

Abe Sapien the Drowning #2 (of 5)
BPRD #3 (of 5)
Evil Dead #3 (of 4)
Goon #22
Serenity Better Days #1 (of 3)
Star Wars: Legacy #21
Star Wars: Rebellion #12

 

 

DC COMICS

Bat Lash #4 (of 6)
Batman Confidential #14
Batman Strikes #43
Booster Gold #7
Countdown to Final Crisis #7
Countdown to Mystery #6 (of 8)
DMZ #29
GEN 13 #18
Gotham Underground #6 (of 9)
Green Arrow Black Canary #6
Green Lantern Corps #22
JLA Classified #54
Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century #12
Salvation Run #5 (of 7)
Scalped #15
Simon Dark #6
Suicide Squad Raise the Flag #7 (of 8)
Superman #647
Superman Confidential #13
Tiny Titans #2
Un-Men #8
Wonder Woman #18

 

 

IMAGE COMICS

Astounding Wolf-Man #5
Cemetery Blues #2
Gutsville #3 (of 6)
Madman Atomic Comics #7
Screamland #1 (of 5)
Walking Dead #47

 

 

MARVEL COMICS

Amazing Spider-Girl #18
Amazing Spider-Man #553
Annihilation Conquest #5 (of 6)
Avengers Fairy Tales #1 (of 4)
Avengers: The Initiative #10
Civil War Chronicles #9
Dead of Night Featuring Man Thing #2 (of 4)
Fantastic Four #555
Iron Man, Enter the Mandarin #6 (of 6)
Last Defenders #1 (of 6)
Marvel Adventures: Hulk #9
Marvel Comics Presents #7
Mighty Avengers #10
New Exiles #3
Nova #11
Punisher #55
Thunderbolts #119
Wolverine #63
X-Factor #29

 

 

OTHER PUBLISHERS

Archie & Friends #117
Archie Digest #242
Badger Saves the World #3 (of 5)
Comic Book Comics #1
Doctor Who #2
Foundation #3 (of 5)
G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #33
Grima Fairy Tales #24
Locke & Key #2
Lone Ranger and Tonto #1
Ninja High School #158
Palooka Ville #19
Sonic the Hedgehog #186
Warhammer 40k: Blood and Thunder #4 (of 4)

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Comics Shipping for 1/9/07

DARK HORSE COMICS
BPRD 1946 #1
Evil Dead #1 (of 4)
Goon #20
Star Wars Legacy #1/2 one shot

DC COMICS
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #6 (of 6)
Bat Lash #2 (of 6)
Batman Strikes #41
Cartoon Network Action Pack #21
Countdown to Final Crisis #16
Exterminator #25
Friday the 13th: Bad Land #1 (of 2)
Gen 13 #16
Green Arrow Black Canary #4
Green Lantern Corps #20
Infinity Inc #5
JLA Classified #50
Nightwing #40
Salvation Run #3 (of 7)
Scalped #13
Simon Dark #4
Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #5 (of 8)
Spirit #12
Superman #672
Teen Titans: The Lost Annual
Un-Men #6
Wonder Girl #5 (of 6)

IMAGE
Infinite Horizon #2 (of 6)
Youngblood #1

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-man #546 – Brand New Day
Civil War Chronicles #7
Ghost Rider #19
Avengers: House of M #3 (of 5)
Hulk #1
Marvel Adventures: Hulk #7
Nova #10
Onslaught Reborn #5 (of 5)
Punisher War Journal #15
Twelve #1 (of 12)
Wolverine #61
X-Factor #27

OTHER PUBLISHERS
Archie #581
Army of Darkness from Ashes #5
Boys #14
Doctor Who Classics #2
Fall of Cthulhu #9
Foundation #1 (of 5)
Jason & the Argonauts: Kingdom of Hades #1 (of 4)
Mercenaries #2
North Wind #1 (of 4)
Ramayan 3392 AD Reloaded #3
Sheena #4
Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #41
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending #4
Transformers: Best of UK: Dinobots #5

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Comics for Friday December 28th

DARK HORSE:

Conan #47
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #24
Osagi Yojimbo #108
DC COMICS:

52 Aftermath: Four Horsemen #5 (of 6)
Action Comics #860
Batman #672
Blue Beetle #22
Brave and the Bold #9
Countdown: Arena #4 (of 4)
Countdown to Adventure #5 (of 8)
Countdown to Final Crisis #18
Crime Bible #3 (of 5)
Death of the New Gods #4 (of 8)
Flash #235
Gotham Underground #3 (of 9)
Green Lantern #26
Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files #1
JLA Classified #49
JSA Classified #33
Legion of Superheroes #37
Teen Titans #54
Uncle Sam & The Freedom Fighters #4 (of 8)
IMAGE COMICS:

Bomb Queen IV #4 (of 4)
Brawn #3 (of 3)
Drawing From Life #2
Invincible Presents Atom Eve #1 (of 2)
Pax Romana #1 (of 4)
Proof #5 (of 5)
Witchblade #112
MARVEL COMICS:

Amazing Spider-man #545
Avengers: The Initiative #8
Black Panther #33
Captain America #33
Captain Marvel #2 (of 5)
Fantastic Four Isla De La Muerta One Shot (English and Spanish)
Giant Size Avengers Special #1
House of M Avengers #3 (of 5)
Hulk vs Fin Fang Foom One Shot
Iron Man #24
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #8
Marvel Spotlight: One More Brand New Day
Marvel Spotlight: Messiah Complex
Marvel Zombies 2 #3
Punisher MAX #53
Red Prophet Tales of Alvin Maker #11
Thor #5
Ultimate Fantastic Four #49
Ultimate Power #9 (of 9)
Ultimate Spider-man #117
X-Men: Emperor Vulvan #4 (of 5)
X-Men: First Class #7
X-Men: Messiah Complex Mutant Files
X-Men #206
Zombie Simon Garth #2
OTHER PUBLISHERS:

Archie & Friends #117
Badger Saves the World #1 (of 4)
Bart Simpson Comics #39
Berlin #14
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #157
Drafted #4
GI Joe Storm Shadow #7
Knights of the Dinner Table #134
Shrugged #7
Snaked #1 (of 5)

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