OK, so a Halloween Ball, an apple festival, and a working Sunday kicked. my. weekend. ass.  I barely put a dent in my ever-growing stack of books, and then there’s the list.  You do the math; I’ll write the ups.

Despite being short on time, I’ve found an angle.  Check it:

  • Days of Hate #9 (Image)
  • Redneck #16 (Image)
  • Lodger #1 (IDW/Black Crown): I&N Demand Look: I don’t get preview copies of books; so any time I I&N Demand a #1, I’m going on gut–unless, of course, I’ve got a history with the character(s) or if I’m familiar with the creator(s).  In this case, Lodger couldn’t be any more I&N Demand: it’s the comic-child–a bouncing flopping baby book–of the royal Laphams, for Christ’s sake!  Any fan of Stray Bullets, of David Lapham, of exquisitely-crafted crime noir, of black and white comics, of the fu-cking me-di-um, should, as he or she picks Lodger off of the shelf, expect a cleaver clever, kill-her killer comic–because, you know, you Stray Bullets, David Lapham, exquisitely-crafted crime noir, black and white comics, fu-cking me-di-um fan, you: that’s what you’re gonna get.  Now go do your fan-ly duty and buy Lodger.  Hell, buy two–and spread the love of Lapham.

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  • Action Comics #1004 (DC)
  • Books of Magic #1 (DC/Vertigo): I&N Demand Look: I don’t get preview copies of books; so any time I I&N Demand a #1, I’m going on gut–unless, of course, I’ve got a history with the character(s) or if I’m familiar with the creator(s).  In this case, Tim Hunter couldn’t be any more I&N Demand: he’s the comic-child–a bouncing maturing teenage magician–of the royal Neil Gaiman, for Christ’s sake!  Any fan of The Books of Magic, the mini; of The Books of Magic, the ongoing; of Neil Gaiman; of magic; of bespectacled boy wizards (because there are, you know, other bespectacled boy wizards, who, like, magically appeared over the years); of Bildungsromans; of magical Bildungsromans; I just like typing Bildungsromans; of new Tim Hunter handlers Kat Howard and Tom Fowler; of the ma-gi-cal me-di-um, should, as he or she picks Books of Magic off of the shelf, expect an evil-calling enthralling, tragic magic comic–because, you know, you The Books of Magic, The Books of Magic, Neil Gaiman, bespectacled boy wizard, magic, Bildungsroman, magical Bildungsroman, new Tim Hunter handler, ma-gi-cal me-di-um fan, you: that’s what you’re gonna get.  Now go and do your fan-ly duty and buy Books of Magic.  Heck, buy two–and spread the love of magic.

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  • Detective Comics #991 (DC)
  • Scarlet #3 (DC/Jinxworld)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #8 (Marvel)
  • The Sentry #5 (Marvel)
  • Babyteeth #13 (AfterShock)
  • Dead Kings #1 (AfterShock)
  • High Heaven #2 (AHOY)
  • X-O Manowar #20 (Valiant)

What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,

Scott

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