Monthly Archives: January 2012

First Impressions – INFESTATION 2 #1

Large crossover events are nothing new in the comic book world. Oh sure, once upon a time a book could reasonably assume to exist in its own reality, unhindered by the meddling and logistical problems of other books. But then … Continue reading

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The Weekly Pull – 1/25/12

     Yet another week of stretching the number of books up for discussion to their limit. Then again, it’s better for them to be filling up here and not overcrowding some other week.

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The Weekly Pull – 1/18/12

      Something worth noting is the curious lack of JUSTICE LEAGUE #5. That’s because, just like my thoughts on two of the picks this time, delays happen. For reasons known only to DC, their flagship title, solicited for this week, … Continue reading

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First Impressions – SCARLET SPIDER #1

Time once again to dive into the vaults of the Spiderman franchise and see what kind of ghosts from the Webbed Wall-crawler’s past can be scrapped from obscurity. Or in this case infamy. Let’s talk about the Scarlet Spider.

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The Weekly Pull – 1/11/12

     Once again, quite a few books came out this week that were on my list of purchases. Unlike last week however, I refuse to go over seven or eight books in one week. Instead, I bought five books, … Continue reading

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Trade Secrets – THE SIGN OF FOUR

A common misconception among the uninitiated is that comic books in the west only concern masked mystery men fighting crime. While superhero comics do comprise a large part of the (American) market, sequential art is merely a medium, like literature … Continue reading

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The Weekly Pull – 1/4/12

       Good news, bad news time. The good news is that this week I bought more than three issues, and not all of them were DC. The bad news is that there are now seven books to talk about. … Continue reading

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First Impressions – CARNAGE, USA #1 (of 5)

[At the time of this writing, I’m running on zero hours sleep and spent much of the night looking at My Little Pony mods for Team Fortress 2. Now to compound my hampered mental processes via drastic tonal shift from … Continue reading

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First Impressions – AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1

Before we begin, allow me to reiterate that my experience with Marvel comics, especially with modern continuity, is limited. Unlike DC comics, I never spent a lot of time researching the many stratas of minutia, or reading many of the … Continue reading

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