So, what COMICS did you buy this week?

jjreason

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Hear-ye, hear-ye! This thread hereby replaces the OLD thread similarly titled. Please tell us what you're buying (and why if the mood strikes), how you liked it, and snippits of what happened (if you have the time). Without further ado...


NEW COMICS! Purchased Oct 28, 2003

**PLease note, our shipment was delayed until Thursday this week, for some reason, so I don't have any real "new" books yet.**

Uncanny X-Men Draco Part IV
New X 148
FF: Authoratative Action Part III
Amazing SPidey 500
Ultimate 6 #3
Planetary 17 (amazing)
Thor: Vikings 2
1604 #2
Batman 620 (Azzarello - good story)
Spectacular Spidey 5
Transformers G1 vol2 #6 (thank God that's over)
Thanos 1
Spider-Man and Wolverine #4
Cap 19
Iron Man (latest)
Thor (the Reign Part II)
Avengers (latest)
Paradise X (Appendix X or whatever)
Hulk 62 (Betty?)
Daredevil 53
Wolverine 6

Passed on Avengers JLA 1 and 2, just couldn't justify spending the money. Im sure I'll regret it later. Anyone read these yet and liking them?
 

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picked up Ultimate Spidey 48 and Draoc part. Bot were very good. Did anyone read the previews for the up and coming books due out Jan and Dec. Some of the stories sound great, such as Ultimate Spidey and X-Men. As well as the Ultimates finally get released again.
 

jjreason

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So there I was in the comic store again today, looking for this weeks books.

Avengers 71 (I would agree that the art has suffered here a little after coipels)
Hulk "Gray" 1 and 2 (Loeb and Sale - what more do you want? Very good)
Silver Surfer 2 (finally - monthly title my butt)
Namor 6, 8 (no 7's left, I can't believe I got that far behind)
Thor: Vikings 4 (which means I missed #3, d'oh)
1602 #3 (finally - someone got killed!)

I read all of this (except the Namor book, and the Thor Vikings due to missing issues) at the doctor's office, and was pretty happy. Comics are super.
 
Or, you might know what happened to it, JBFF and just don't wanna share.

As in the QOTSA also said, "i got a secret, i cannot say" :crazed:


I got Hulk 61-62 and Ult. spidey 47-48

Great issues all around!! I was giggling with nerd glee w/ Aunt May called up Jonah and gave him a piece of her mind. That was as shocking to me as it was to Peter. Cheers!! :D
 
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gsr-jedi said:
The End: Wolverine #1 (alright)
Empire #4
Superman: Birthright #5
Sentinel #9
Supreme Power #4 (awesome)
Ultimate Spidey #49 (awesome)
Do you mind posting a bit of the story line for Wolverine: The End and Supreme Power? I've heard Supreme Power is good but have missed the first few issues. And what other "The End" titles are out there? I've only read The End: Hulk.
 

gsr-jedi

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Supreme Power is basically Marvel's version of the JLA. The first issues have basically focused on Hyperion, the "Superman" one of the group. It's pretty interesting as he has been raised by the government. The other members, have only been seen briefly and we don't know much about them at all.

Wolverine: The End; takes place in the not-too-distant future. He's outlived all his friends and "family" and is living like an animal in the Canadian forest. Without any sort of spoilers, he thinks someone is watching him, someone who knows a lot about him. We haven't seen any proof of this really, though. It was alright, I think it could definitely pick up steam in the next 2 issues. So we'll see.

Hope that helps
 

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I have been behind on my comic buying recently, but this week I played some catch up. I didn't get alot, but it helps at least.

Superman/Batman #2
Superman:Birthwright #5

I really only collect Superman stuff, so the most I get in a week is 2 to 4 comics.
 

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gsr-jedi said:
Supreme Power is basically Marvel's version of the JLA. The first issues have basically focused on Hyperion, the "Superman" one of the group. It's pretty interesting as he has been raised by the government. The other members, have only been seen briefly and we don't know much about them at all.
Supreme Power is based on the Squadron Supreme.

While writing the Marvel comic book The Avengers, writer Roy Thomas - a longtime fan of DC Comics' Justice Society of America - paid homage to those characters by having The Avengers face a group of villains loosely based on their successors, the Justice League of America. Thus, in The Avengers #70 (November 1969) the Avengers faced the Squadron Sinister, four villains based on Superman, Batman, The Flash and Green Lantern.

Two years later, reportedly through an unofficial collaboration between the writers of the two comics, both The Avengers and Justice League of America featured stories in which their heroes encountered heroic versions of the other company's characters. So, in Justice League of America #87 (February 1971), those heroes encountered characters based on Thor, The Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Yellowjacket. Meanwhile, The Avengers #85-86 (March-April 1971), featured the first appearance of the Squadron Supreme, a group of heroes in a parallel universe. This Squadron included heroic versions of the four members from the Squadron Sinister, plus several other characters.

The Squadron appeared occasionally in Marvel titles during the 1970s, most notably in The Avengers #141-144 & 147-149 (November 1975-July 1976; #145-146 were fill-in issues) in which the Squadron and their United States were being dominated by the Serpent Crown. Members of the Squadron Sinister also occasionally appeared in the main Marvel Universe, but rarely as a group.

Squadron Members

Hyperion, based on Superman
Nighthawk, based on Batman
The Whizzer, based on The Flash
Doctor Spectrum, based on Green Lantern
Power Princess, based on Wonder Woman
Amphibian, based on Aquaman
Golden Archer, based on Green Arrow (originally named Hawkeye, later named Black Archer)
Lady Lark, based on Black Canary
Tom Thumb, very loosely based on The Atom
Blue Eagle, based on Hawkman (originally named American Eagle)

The Squadron's next major appearance was in The Defenders #112-115 (October 1982-January 1983), in which the Squadron and their world were under the mental domination of the Overmind, a telepathic alien. The Defenders travelled to their world and helped free them. However, the defeat of the Overmind left the planet in a shambles, as the government and economy collapsed.

Author Mark Gruenwald built on this situation in a lengthy storyline comprised of Squadron Supreme #1-12 (September 1985-August 1986) and Captain America vol 1. #314 (February 1986), illustrated by Bob Hall, John Buscema, Paul Neary and Paul Ryan. In this series, the Squadron decides that they have the knowledge, wisdom and power to make the world a better place, and decide to implement a project to turn their world into a Utopia. Nighthawk resigns in protest, believing that the Squadron should serve and not rule.

This series explores the Squadron's efforts to improve their world, and the opposition they get from unexpected quarters, with some significant losses and a major conflict at the end. Along the way a number of reformed villains join the Squadron, and a number of other heroes who joined Nighthawk infiltrate the Squadron. The series has since been collected as a paperback. This series was well-promoted and fairly popular, and the fact that Marvel Comics was publishing a series which was at best a thinly-veiled shadow of the Justice League was occasionally commented on, although no legal action occurred.

The series has been considered a precursor to Watchmen and Kingdom Come in its portrayal of superheroes and the implications of their power.

Following this series was a graphic novel, Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe, in which the Squadron, reeling from the climax of their Utopia Program, must contend with a huge creature which seems bent on destroying the universe.

In August 2003, Marvel published the first issue of Supreme Power, a series which recreates the Squadron Supreme from scratch, spending several issues on their origins and with a more realistic bent. The series is written by science-fiction writer J. Michael Straczynski with art by Gary Frank.


I highly recommend picking up this series. It is well worth the money spent.
 

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Well, I can sort of participate in this thread for a change! I bought:

Star Wars Infinities ESB trade paperback

I would've bought the ANH one, too, but our local B&N who is having a fund raiser this week for my school did not have it in stock.

Yay! I have reinvested in our community! And our schools win, too! :rolleyes:
 

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I picked up the seventh issue of Transformers More Than Meets the Eye today. I have yet to read thru it but plan to take some time out soon. I believe the next issue will be the last one. If so i would like to see them do something like that but this time about the Beast Wars figures. It would be even cooler if they could include some of the Japanese figures that werent released over here such as the giraffe, rabbit, and horse.