No reviews from me this week -- I was at the RRP in Montreal. I'll have a full write up on that for Newsarama on this Friday, so keep an eye out. So, basically, I've read like 1/4 of the pile, and I HAVE NO TIME this week. So, here's this weeks list, with a BRAND NEW FEATURE right down there at the bottom: take a look, and let me know what you think....
2000 AD #1461 2000 AD #1462 A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #23 ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 ARCHIE DIGEST #221 ASPEN SEASONS FALL 2005 #1 BANANA SUNDAYS #4 (OF 4) BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #1(OF 6) BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #4(OF 12) BETTY & VERONICA #213 BIRDS OF PREY #88 BLACK HARVEST #1 (OF 6) BOOKS OF DOOM #1 (OF 6) CAPTAIN ATOM ARMAGEDDON #2 (OF 9) CAPTAIN UNIVERSE X-23 DAREDEVIL VS PUNISHER #6 (OF 6) DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #334 FABLES #43 FANTASTIC FOUR #532 FANTASTIC FOUR IRON MAN BIG IN JAPAN #2 (OF 4) FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN 2ND PTG VAR #1 GREEN ARROW #56 GREEN LANTERN #5 HELLBLAZER #214 HERO SQUARED #3 (OF 3) IMAGINARIES #4 (OF 4) JANES WORLD #22 JON SABLE FREELANCE BLOODLINE #5 (OF 6) LOCAL #1 (OF 12) MAD MAGAZINE #460 MANHUNTER #16 MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #20 MARVEL MILESTONES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN X-MEN MICROMAN MANTOR MARVEL MONSTERS FROM THE FILES OF ULYSSES BLOODSTONE MARVEL MUST HAVES SPIDER-MAN & BLACK CAT #1-3 MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #283 MUTOPIA X #5 (OF 5) PIRATE CLUB #8 PIRATE TALES #2 POWERPUFF GIRLS #68 PVP #20 ROBOTECH PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES #3 (OF 5) RUNAWAYS #10 SEA OF RED #6 SHAUN OF THE DEAD #4 (OF 4) SIMPSONS COMICS #112 SONIC X #3 (OF 4) SUPERGIRL #3 THING #1 TOMORROW STORIES SPECIAL #1 TOP 10 BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #4 (OF 5) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #86 VAMPIRELLA REVELATIONS TEXEIRA CVR #1 WEAPON X DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #5 (OF 5) X-MEN #177 X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS #1 (OF 6)
Books / Mags / Stuff ANIMATION MAGAZINE DEC 2005 ARMY OF DARKNESS SHOP TIL YOUDROP DEAD MASS MKT CVR TP ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS TP BACK ISSUE #13 COMIC BOOK ARTIST VOL 2 #6 COMICS BUYERS GUIDE FEB 2006 #1613 COMPLETE OMAHA THE CAT DANCERTP CONCRETE VOL 2 HEIGHTS TP CRAVAN HC DEATH JR TP ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR VOL 1 TP FORTEAN TIMES #203 FOUNTAIN HC KANE VOL 5 UNTOUCHABLE RICO COSTAS & OTHER STORIES TP LEGION OF SUPER HEROES VOL 1 TEENAGE REVOLUTION TP LIVING AND THE DEAD GN LUCIFERS GARDEN OF VERSES VOL2 DARLIN NIKI SC MAD KIDS #1 MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN TP MOXIE MY SWEET GN NANCY DREW VOL 3 THE HAUNTED DOLLHOUSE GN RECIDIVIST HC SAMURAI EXECUTIONER VOL 6 TP SPIDER-MAN VS THE BLACK CAT VOL 1 TP TALES OF THE CLOSET VOL 1 ONETWO THREE TP TARZAN THE JOE KUBERT YEARS VOL 1 HC TOMARTS ACTION FIGURE DIGEST #139 TRANSFORMERS FALLEN STAR TP TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 7 HAPPY DAYS TP ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 12 HARD LESSONS TP WONDER WOMAN MINI STATUE ZOMBIE WORLD CHAMPION OF THE WORMS 2ND ED TP
For our new feature, I present to you ASSHAT OF THE WEEK. A listing of the LATEST SHIPPING title from this week, and the person/people/book that apparantly think that retailer budgets are meaningless, and that promises are made to be broken. I may or may not change the name of this feature, because, look, it isn't anything personal -- it's just that you should, you know, do what you say you're going to. I've been wanting to do this for a while, and this content-less week from me is just the time to launch it.
So, our inagural ASSHAT OF THE WEEK is KANE VOL 5 UNTOUCHABLE RICO COSTAS & OTHER STORIES TP. This book was supposed to ship waaaaaaaay back in FEBRUARY (it has a DEC04 code). You know what makes this even more asshat-ish? IT'S A FUCKING REPRINT BOOK. If you can't ship a REPRINT within the same quarter (let alone 9 months late!!), then maaaaaybe you're not actually suited for publishing comics, yes?
What comics look good to YOU this week?
PS: Lester, will you get Graeme set up with a color please? Pretty please?