All-New X-Men, Animal Man, Archer & Armstrong, Batman '66, Batman and Catwoman, Batwoman, Brian Azzarello, Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Stelfreeze, Cliff Chiang, David Lapham, David Marquez, Day Men, Dream Thief, Duane Swierczynski, FF, Fred Van Lente, Gail Simone, Half Past Danger, Harbinger Wars, J.H. Williams III, Jay Nitz, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Parker, Joe Quinones, Jordie Bellaire, Joshua Dysart, Matt Fraction, Matt Gagnon, Mike Norton, Numbercruncher, Patrick Gleason, Pepe Perez, Peter Tomasi, Red Sonja, Revival, Simon Spurrier, Stephen Mooney, Steve Pugh, Stuart Immonen, The Strain, Tim Seeley, Trevor McCarthy, Ultimate Spider-Man, W. Haden Blackman, Wonder Woman
As far as bags go, this one feels a lot like punching.
- Animal Man #22 (Read it! I enjoyed it–maybe more than I should have. I like the idea of the Splinterfolk, even if Lemire’s dialogue during their page time tends toward clunky/goofy.)
- Revival #12 (Read it! No surprise here: another solid issue. Love the way the kid’s cartoon was integrated into the story.)
- Batwoman #22 (Read it! Liked it a lot. Maybe Menachem from Escape Pod Comics was right: it’s all good: even though J.H. Williams III isn’t drawing, he is writing. And Trevor McCarthy is pretty bad ass in his own right. Really dug the Batvillain rundown.)
- Dream Thief #3 (Not quite there yet.)
- Numbercruncher #1 (Looking forward to it. If it’s got a Six-Gun Gorilla vibe, I’ll be very happy.)
- Day Men #1 (I’ll get to it.)
- Red Sonja #1 (Yeah, grabbed the Staples cover. Makes me miss Saga even more. Will probably be the final read for the week.)
- Half Past Danger #3 (Read it! It’s like this: a tire that’s leaking air slowly. Agonizingly so. I’m considering dropping it–and not just because of the dinosaurs.)
- The Strain: The Fall #1 (Read it! I’ll not be picking up #2.)
- Archer & Armstrong #11 (Read it! As consistent as they come: great fun and filet knife sharp! General Redacted is the —-! And I wasn’t so turned off by the dinosaurs!)
- Ultimate Spider-Man #25 (Read it! It’s no secret: I like Miles more than I like Spider-Man Miles; but I’m not gonna lie: I really liked the final splash. That’s right, true believers: I was happy–in fact, relieved–to see Miles in his costume. What the heck is going on this week?)
- FF #9 (Read it! No Allred, but still plenty of fun. Fraction’s in the zone, man. I think I can safely say I’ve grown fond of him, what with Hawkeye and Satellite Sam and all.)
- Batman and Catwoman #22 (Read it! Good stuff all around. Has cemented itself as my favorite New 52 Batman title.)
- All-New X-Men #14 (Read it! Kind of like last week’s Uncanny X-Men: didn’t really go anywhere or accomplish anything–other than, in the case of All-New, reveal a fiery side to Jean Gray. No. Really? Burned!)
- Wonder Woman #22 (Read it! A decent read–as always. And, you know: I didn’t hate New Genesis and the New Gods as I usually do. Wait a minute. Something’s definitely up. First, I’m OK with dinosaurs in A&A. Then, I’m down with Spider-Man Miles. And, now I’m not turned off by the New Gods? There’s only one explanation: my mutant power has finally manifested itself: I’m–I’m–tolerant.)
- Harbinger Wars #4 (Read it! Trying to remember… The series was not as epic as I had hoped. I really wanted Valiant–through this mini–to show the bigs how to do a crossover up right. Oh well. At least it’s over.)
- Batman ’66 #1 (Read it! Really captures the spirit of the TV show. A Bat blast!)
I’m all punched out.
What did you get in your bag this week?