Creeping back up to a larger stack this week. Need to get some of the crud off of the pull list.
Batman Battle For The Cowl The Underground #1: It’s a Batman thing. I’m a sucker. I know.
Final Crisis Legion Of Three Worlds #4: This series started out good but got idiotic quickly. Now that Final Crisis is over (not that it made any sense at all) it feels even dumber. But I’m a completist. I like to know how stuff ends.
Justice Society Of America Vol 3 #26: This will probably get bad once Bill Willingham takes over. I admit that I only think this because of the idiotic essay he wrote where he actually quoted Rush Limbaugh. Generally I don’t take someone’s politics or personal life into account when evaluating their creative endeavors. Otherwise I’d have to swear off Woody Allen films, for example. But Woody Allen never said that he was going to exclusively make films about guys who marry their own daughters. (Although he does seem to have quite a few May/December romances in his flicks.) I’ll give it a chance, and hopefully Bill won’t retcon everything so that the JSA decides that they really should have bowed down to Gog (that’s a very specific reference, if you don’t get it, don’t worry).
Teen Titans Vol 3 #70 (Deathtrap Part 3)
Avengers Invaders #10: I need to go through my ever-increasing pile of books so I can actually read the stuff I buy and then put aside. Like this one.
Captain America Theater Of War Brother In Arms: They’ve been putting out a pile of retro and semi-retro Cap books recently and they’ve all been entertaining.
Dark Avengers #4: This has been better than it should be. I liked Thunderbolts, and I think I like this series for the same reason — bad guys pretending to be good guys, badly, can be fun.
Dark Reign The Cabal: This will suck but I feel compelled to buy it anyway.
Skaar Son Of Hulk #10: This will be the last issue of Skaar I buy. It’s dumb.
Female Force Michelle Obama: This could be interesting. The Presidential Material biographies of Obama and McCain were surprisingly well-done and also a good way to get some info on the then candidates without having to read their own, much longer, books. (I reviewed the comics for The Onion AV Club here.) So a Michelle Obama comic has potential.
MAD Magazine #500: It’s issue 500 of a magazine that meant a lot to me as a kid. Well, “meant a lot to me” is pretentious. I liked it. I thought it was amusing. Thanks to MAD, I know the word “drek.” (From “Star Drek”, a parody of the first Trek movie, which was horrible.) I’m sure this issue won’t be all that funny but it’s #500 and I feel compelled to pick it up.
Marvel Adventures Avengers #35
Amazing Spider-Man Family #5
Muppet Show #2: My son loved the first issue, which surprised me. So he gets number 2.
Archie Double Digest #198
Sonic Universe #3: The funny thing about the Sonic comics is that Sonic X was very kid-friendly, but the regular Sonic The Hedgehog was very strange and hard to read. Not hard in terms of vocabularly, it just had an intense feel to it that didn’t go over well in my house. This new series seems to be somewhere in between.
17 Books Total
Verdict: Not too bad. It’s time to cull the wheat from the chaff, however.