Animal Man, Austin Harrison, Barry Kitson, Batman and Batgirl, Batman Incorporated, Batwoman, Bloodshot, Brian Azzarello, Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Wood, Cliff Chiang, Cliff Richards, Cloak and Dagger, Daredevil, David Marquez, DC Comics, Dream Thief, Duane Swierczynski, Francesco Francavilla, Grant Morrison, Greg Smallwood, Harbinger, Harbinger Wars, IDW, Indestructible Hulk, J.H. Williams III, Jai Nitz, Jeff Smith, Jim McCann, Jordie Bellaire, Joshua Dysart, Justin Ponsor, Khari Evans, Killer Croc, Mara, Mark Waid, Matteo Scalera, Mike Norton, Mike Raicht, Mind the Gap, Ming Doyle, Nelson Daniel, Peter J. Tomasi, Revival, Sami Basri, Scott Snyder, Steve Pugh, Tim Seeley, Ultimate Spider-Man, W. Haden Blackman, Wild Blue Yonder, Wonder Woman, Zack Howard
It’s not a bag of comics as much as it’s a bag of evidence–evidence that I have a problem.
- Batwoman #21 (Looks pretty. Francavilla’s really a perfect choice here: he brings immediate credibility to this otherwise irrelevant Killer Croc interlude.)
- Wonder Woman #21 (Chiang brings something to the page that Akins et al cannot. So, I’m already looking forward to it. My expectations remain tempered, however, because of the continued presence of the New Gods–even, if for the most part, it’s just Orion. I’ve never cared for the New Gods.)
- Mara #5 (I’ve come to appreciate Brian Wood’s style a bit more now that I’m caught up with The Massive. I wonder if I should go back to the beginning with this one.)
- Ultimate Spider-Man #24 (As I mentioned: I’ve always liked Cloak and Dagger. Looks like this one focuses on the polar-opposite pair. Wonder what that’s all about.)
- Indestructible Hulk #9 (I’m kinda figuring that anything–N.E. thing–would be better than the ill-timed Thor diversion. And this isn’t just anything: it’s a
- Animal Man #21 (An unfortunate combination of something I want more of–Buddy the reluctant celebrity–and something I want less of: Maxine in the Red–with Shepherd, for crying out loud! Ugh.)
- Dream Thief #2 (Carries with it some high expectations. Always a tough position to be in.)
- Mind the Gap Vol. 2 TP (Looking to build a little more quality into your weekly haul? I’ll tell you one way to do it: drop the crap and Mind the Gap!)
- Mind the Gap #11 (Soooo excited that, once through this, I’ll be all caught up! Mr. McCann, here I come!)
- Revival #11 (Ended well–really well, in fact. Checked out the first page of this one. Love the way it ends and how it sets up the page turn. Should be good!)
- Batman and Batgirl #21 (As I mentioned: I’ve been finding Tomasi’s Batman considerably more interesting–and authentic, considering the trail blazed by Morrison on Batman Incorporated–than Snyder’s. Please tell me I’m not the only one.)
- Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Worth a shot, right?)
- Bloodshot #12 (So far, the Harbinger Wars have left Bloodshot a little red faced.)
- Harbinger #13 (Plenty to like about what Dysart’s been doing.)
- The Sixth Gun #32 (Has me looking forward to September. Sacrilege, I know; but I need to get through Vol. 5 first!
- The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun #4 (Has helped ease the pain.)
- Extinction Parade #1 (Have never been much of a vampire/zombie guy. We’ll see.)
Now that I’ve got nothing but time–till September, of course–the pile doesn’t look so big. Man, I’m my own enabler.
What did you get in your bag this week?