I like long lists and I cannot lie. (I know, I know: I’ve been talking a big game about cutting down my weekly haul. In fact, I have been trimming off some dead ends; I really have been. Thing is, for each book I cut out, another two sprout up in its place. It’s not fair! Not that I have to buy them. OK, who am I fooling? Of course I do! I have to have them to surrrrrrviiiiiiiiive!)
- The Answer #4 (Dark Horse): Has been lots of fun. Can’t believe it’s going to end here.
- The Massive #11 (Dark Horse): A new obsession of mine–on the strength of Dark Horse’s #1 for $1 campaign.
- Mind MGMT #10 (Dark Horse): Hasn’t been up to par of late. Or maybe it has been, and that’s the problem. I can’t tell anymore! Must be tough for a series to carry such a burden of expectations. Isn’t fair to expect Kindt to keep raising the bar with every new issue, is it? But I still do.
- Batman Incorporated #10 (DC): Continuing the Great Batman Hijacking. Kudos, Mr. Morrison, kudos.
- Clone #6 (Image): This title was supposed to end up on the cutting room floor. Instead, I find myself infected with renewed interest on the strength of a pretty decent #5. Curse your cliffhangers, David Schulner!
- East of West #2 (Image): Willing to let it build–especially now that I’m high on Hickman’s The Manhattan Projects. (Yup: that’s why they make the trades, folks–for fools like me.)
- Jupiter’s Legacy #1 (Image): Swore I was done with Millar after Secret Service. I also swore I wouldn’t spend more than twenty bucks a week on comics.
- Lost Vegas #2 (Image): #1 was absolutely gorgeous. Sure, Lee’s artwork overshadowed the story, but McCann did enough to bring me back to the table. The bet: I’ll like this issue even more.
- The Manhattan Projects #11 (Image): As I mentioned: I’m still catching up (I’m deep into Vol. 2), but I’m loving every page. Might as well jump on the monthly bandwagon now!
- FF #6 (Marvel): Light, airy, sweet: it’s a damn puff pastry!
- Fury: My War Gone By #11 (Marvel): You’ll never know, Garth, how much I love you/Please don’t take my Fury away.
- Ultimate Spider-Man #22: In #21, Bendis gave me what I wanted: maskless Miles–and more! I know I can’t get it every time out, but, gosh, when it happens, it’s so good.
- Uncanny X-Men #5 (Marvel): I’m kinda glad I stuck with this–and with All-New. While I could do without some of the poorly played goofy stuff, I’m suddenly satisfied with the sister titles and how they’re being woven together. More important: I’m starting to like Cyclops again.
- Deathmatch #5 (BOOM!): A frivolous title that is hanging on by a thread–an intriguingly hearty thread.
- Helheim #2 (Oni Press): Sold out at the distributor? One of my guys better have this on the damn shelf or so help me! No, really: I’ll need someone to help me–pay a ridiculous premium for it. Damn Thursday mark-ups!
- Rachel Rising #16 (Abstract Studio): #15 wasn’t as powerful as previous issues. Hey, it’s bound to happen: Moore’s living in the same universe as Kindt over on Mind MGMT. That bar can be a real bitch.
That’s not just a long list. That’s a really solid list. May not be a dead end in the bunch.
Might have to leave the scissors in the drawer this week.
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?