These big bags are bullying their collective way into my weekly routine. Budget-busting bastards.
Straight Outta Bagton
- Green Arrow #17 (Looks pretty–pretty enough to earn my attention, to be my first.)
- Winter Soldier #15 (I have no idea what to expect. I was ready to just give up on it, with Brubaker being gone and all; but I like the character enough–certainly enough to give it another issue, maybe even an entire arc. That being said, let’s see what Latour has to offer.)
- All-New X-Men #7 (I must have a thing for David Marquez. Because if I’m picking this up, it isn’t for the story, that I can promise you.)
- Shadowman #4 (Patrick Zircher looks like he’s having fun–shadowy, Cajun fun.)
- Snapshot #1 (A new Image #1 from Andy Diggle and Jock. Some crackin’ black and white art, which is always a turn on.)
- Fairy Quest: Outlaws #1 (Looks like Humberto Ramos has outdone himself–to our benefit, of course. Betcha it’ll read just as well. Mr. Jenkins is good that way.)
- Harbinger #0 (Yeah, hi! The art is gorgeous and–even without an understanding of the story–strikingly intense.)
- Red Team #1 (Looks conversation heavy. Thank God! That’s exactly what I was hoping for from Mr. Ennis.)
- Colder #4 (Ferreyra’s still solid, clearly. Tobin, however, has been thawing out a little too quickly–especially for a mini. Sorry to say, not expecting much at this point.)
- Ultimate Spider-Man #20 (Ride ’em, Spider-Boy–er, Man. For some reason, I’m feeling a bit of anxiety over this one. I wonder if I’m worried about liking Venom. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the craggy mouth.)
- Daredevil: End of Days #5 (Bendis and the crew is building toward something of questionable value, sure, but they’re doing it well; and, with each new issue, I find myself climbing more confidently.)
- Swamp Thing #17 (Umm…what? Paquette’s not the artist on the Rotworld finale? Yeah, I already feel ripped off. Horrible Wolverine and the X-Men flashbacks.)
- Dial H #9 (#8 was a bit of a letdown. Hope China’s got it in him to bring it all back to form–the form that earned his series our highest honor: #1 book of 2012. A quick, hopeful flip reveals that Alberto Ponticelli’s still trying to find his way. Yup: we’re all missing Mateus Santoloucco, who, by the way, is rocking it on his own TMNT book.)
- Animal Man #17 (An odd twist: after a superficial scan, looks like I’m looking forward to this more than I am Swamp Thing. Even still, I’m not super psyched about it. Damn.)
So, yeah, I bought a few books today.
What did you get in your bag? Anything good?