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Work today was fucking slow. I doubt ten people came through the store, which is weird because Wednesdays are usually good days for us. I guess people are still recovering from Free Comic Book Day. At least the lag gave me some time to restock supplies and make a bit of a dent in the books the owner picked up from the library. Priced one at $50 which was a surprise and came across an Absolute Edition DC: New Frontier that's selling for as much as $140 on Amazon. I like Darwin Cooke but I don't like him that much.
Got new comics today which was kinda cool. Usually, I have to wait until the week after because of my schedule but I said fuck it today and actually made it to my shop before it closed.
Secret Wars was really good. Descender, slightly less so. As for Arcadia? It had some good hype but, honestly? I doubt I'll get the second issue.
More later.
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Holy shit. Has it really been a month since my last post here? Good lord!
Well, let's see what's been going on.
The landlords both got jobs. Misses went to Chicago with the kids a couple of weeks ago and Mister is leaving next week. I am driving him to the airport. I am also going to be renting out rooms in the house as long as I'm here. How long that will be? I don't know.
Work has been good. I'm still enjoying working in the shop, although I need to get better shoes. My feet are killing me. Some people have recommended I get some NewBalance shoes, while others pimp Birkenstocks. Any opinions? Hit me up in comments.
Writing? Eh. It hasn't really been happening. I like to say it's job exhaustion but the fact is I've written a lot of false starts and none of them have gone anywhere. Still, I'm plugging away.
Speaking of the job, I'm going to be giving a talk on comics and literacy at a local library later this month. It's an all ages talk, and I need to check with the librarian handling the matter, but I'm quite looking forward to doing it. That said, if anyone has any ideas re this subject I'm more than open to suggestions.
Househunting continues to be frustrating. I have expanded my search to include condos and townhouses, but, so far, no luck. The market here is really sucky, at least in my price range.
So, there we have it. A month caught up in less than five minutes. Now I"m going to hit the flist and catch up with what everyone else has been up to. - xoxo Mel

A vs. X

Apr. 17th, 2012 03:46 pm
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I am not getting this miniseries.
Mostly because it's 12+ issues when the whole thing could be settled in two or three issues at best.
Also, I'm just not into it.
All that said, however, I sincerely hope the Avengers beat the holy fuck out of the X-Men.
More later. - MEL


Mar. 14th, 2012 04:29 pm
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Today's haul at the comic shop was kind of miniscule. I picked up the latest issues of Fantastic Four and Wolverine & The X-Men, and got the first issue of Saga.

I think this issue will be my jumping off point for Fantastic Four. I already stopped buying the Future Foundation (on account of the horrible, horrible art), and the current storyline was resolved in this issue. Unfortunately, there was no real sense of excitement in the book, in the last few issues. It just felt tedius. So, goodbye Fantastic Four.

Wolverine & The X-Men has been interesting, but I'm obviously not as in love with it as everyone else. Maybe it's mutant burnout? I don't know. But I'm thinking this issue will probably be the last I'll buy of this title too. At least I gave it a while before dropping it. ;/

Finally, we come to the new book on the block: Saga. There's been a lot of buzz about this book and the first issue was servicable, but it didn't really rock my socks. That said, I'll give it three issues before deciding whether or not to axe it from my buy pile.

What'd y'all get this week? - MEL
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Back from the shop with this week's comics. I got the latest issues of Cobra, Fables, X-Men: Schism and last week's, Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE. Most of the DCNu titles were sold out, so, alas, no Nightwing for me.
Fables was excellent, but Cobra was confusing. When did Chameleon come into the picture? And why does it look like Major Bludd is being set up to be the big contender for Cobra Commander? Methinks I smell a red herring. Schism was okay, until the last couple of pages, where they drag out Jean Grey and use her as the catalyst that sets off Cyclops verses Wolverine. Personally, I think they should team up and kill Hope, but that's just my opinion.
Frankenstein:Agent of Shade was a letdown. I won't be getting the second issue.
Speaking of letdowns, my comic guy told me that DC issued a memo to their buyers, advising them that any of the New 52 titles that don't perform well will be canceled on their sixth issue. Sounds like the company is playing hardball, not that I can blame them. If this reboot/relaunch whatever fails, I wouldn't be surprised if DC cancels half their line and focuses on Batman and Superman books.
Ah well, there's always fanfic.
More later! - MEL


Sep. 14th, 2011 10:28 pm
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Went to the comic shop today and picked up a couple of books:Buffy, Daken: Dark Wolverine, Deathstroke, Hellraiser, and Mystery Men.
I can honestly say that Deathstroke is the only DC relaunch title that I've actually enjoyed. I think I'll get the second issue and see if it can keep my interest.
BTVS: Season 9 kicked off on a funny ha-ha note, which just felt completely forced, but since I think that's what they were going for, I guess it was okay. The last page actually made me laugh.
Hellraiser and Daken were okay, but Mystery Men felt like it ended too damn soon. I smell a possible sequel in the wind.
All in all, not a bad week.
It would have been nice if my comic shop had gotten all the new DC titles, but considering how they're flying off the shelves I suppose I shouldn't complain. Still, it would have been nice to take a look at Demon Knights and Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE.
Ah well.
There's always next week.
More later. - MEL


Feb. 17th, 2010 07:20 pm
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I haven't done a Comic Post in a while, and since nothing else is leaping out at me at the moment, here's this week's haul:

Atomic Robo #1 of 4 - the latest series starring Atomic Robo gets off to a great start with a disastrous job interview and an invasion from the Vampire Dimension. Am already looking forward to the next issue.

Astounding Wolf-Man #21 - I'm a new reader to AWM, but I like what I've read so far. A good issue, and the start of an interesting revenge plot. Also, if next issue's teaser cover is any indication, the possibility of a romance between AWM and Mecha-Maid?

Invincible #70 - It's hard to believe I've been reading Invincible since issue 1. In this issue, the title character crosses a line, and we catch up a bit with Oliver a.k.a. Kid Omni-Man. The title is building up to the Invincible War, which, to be honest, I'm not expecting a lot from.

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #4 - This title is a real gem and if you aren't reading it, you should probably start. There's already a trade, collecting the first series, and you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't go buy it. As far as this issue? Things get turned up a notch. There's family drama, an interesting gift, and deadly shadows. Go buy it now!


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