Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dom's Comics for May 5th 2011

I thought I would share some quick thoughts on the books I pulled this week, at the comic shop. I haven't had the chance to read any of them yet, but I always have a quick thought, or two, on each one of the comic books I grab. I better considering I chose them instead of buying many packages of Keebler Elf cookies. Hopefully I made the right choice.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Spidey Sunday Spectacular - $3.99 - I know this comic is probably mostly filled with reprinted pages from the back-ups in past Amazing Spider-Man issues, but the issue is collecting all of Marcos Martin's beautiful art in one place. I couldn't pass on this one.

Fear Itself #2 (of 7) - $3.99 - Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's mini-series is the Marvel event of the year. If it has the possibility to affect Marvel titles I read, I think it is probably necessary that I read it. Plus, I really enjoy Immonen's work and I will eat up any Marvel event Marvel tells me to anyway. Marvel kid syndrome.

Annihilators #3 (of 4) - $4.99 - Timothy Green II's Rocket Raccoon and Groot story sells me without even having a cover image (on the non-variant).

Herc #2 - $2.99 - I got the first issue for only a $1, and it was pretty good. Since the Taskmaster mini, Fred Van Lente's work has been outstanding, too.

Moon Knight #1 - $3.99 - The character has been dieing for a really good comic series, and with the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev I am hoping for the best.

Uncanny X-Force #9 - $3.99 - Rick Remender may be the best writer in comics right now. His Uncanny X-Force issues are the comics I most look forward to each month. Great characters handled well...what more can you ask for?

The Mighty Thor Saga - Free - With the midnight showing of Thor coming up in one day I thought I should grab one of Marvel's free "catch-up" handouts to keep up to date on my son of Odin knowledge.

DC Universe Online Legends #7 - $2.99 - This is one of the few DC titles I have been picking-up regularly. It's a great DC superhero read for comic book fans who don't normally read DC. It's like not reading comics, but still watching the DC cartoon television series: entertainment without having to know everything about the many characters.

Who is Jake Ellis #2, #3 - $2.99 x 2 - I bought the first issue from writer Nathan Edmondson at Wizard World Anaheim, had him sign it and then read it later that night. Okay Nathan...I'm interested. I'll finish out the 5 issue run.

The surprise of the week in The Comic Bug (my local comic shop) was the use of the new style of plastic bags for comic books. Each bag includes an adhesive strip which is used to seal the bag instead of using tape. I wonder how much this is going to cut into the profits of the Scotch corporation.

Finally, I would like to leave you with an amazing sketch Timothy Green II gave me for free at the recent Wizard World Anaheim show. He is without saying (but I will) talented, but by way of an interesting conversation, I also found him to be friendly and open about his artistic process. Check out his work in Annihilators #3, on sale this week!

Rocket Raccoon - Timothy Green II
What? You never heard of a gun-toting Raccoon named Rocket before?

1 comment:

Dan said...

yea so I don't know if anyone else will agree with me but please keep posting your pulls weekly b/c I am completely lost on what is out there and reading your brief description actually helps a crap load