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New Comic Day 02/15/2012

It’s new comic day again.

DC titles on my list for the week :

Batman #6 — I really like what Scott Snyder has been doing with the Council of Owls. It’s got to reach a climax soon and it should be interesting.

Birds of Prey #6 — While not really among my favorites of the new 52, I have thus far considered Birds of Prey to be worth ordering every month. Last month things got a bit strange so I’m sure to keep reading for at least a little while longer.

Captain Atom #6 — Again, not the best but worth reading. I’m surprised that this book made it through DC’s first round of cuts. I haven’t heard any great reviews for it or anything so maybe it will be in the second. I like it well enough, anyway.

DC Universe Presents #6 — The first story of this anthology series, which starred Deadman, ended last month. This month starts a new story featuring the Challengers of the Unknown.

Green Lantern Corps #6 — While I’m unlikely to ever not read a Green Lantern title as long as I’m reading comics, this one has annoyed me a little by messing with established canon more than any of the others. That always happens, though.

My Greatest Adventure #5 — I’m pretty sure that this limited series is nearing its end so if you haven’t read it before now, don’t bother trying to get into it. I’ve liked it quite a bit, though, and would suggest picking up the trade for something a little different.

Nightwing #6 — Solid book so far and part of the Batman group.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #6 — Easily the weakest Batman group book that I keep getting. It’s silly with bits of ignorance. It’s capable of offending. It’s also pretty damn amusing at times.

Other Comics :

Witchblade #153 — I’m still following the new Top Cow universe, for now. Darkness #151 marks that title joining the new universe with Artifacts and Witchblade.

Dark Tower Gunslinger Way Station #3 — It’s Dark Tower, enough said.

Mis-Adventures of Adam West #1 — I’ve got to check this out. What the hell could be in store for the world here?

…and that’s it. This week also sees the release of more infection tie-ins but I haven’t read the first one at this point and I don’t feel like going all out on a big event right now.


New Comic Day 01/25/2012

It’s new comic day again! The fourth week of the month means new Green Lantern The New Guardians!

If you buy your comics at a shop, take a loot around while you’re there. Buy a comic you haven’t read before that looks cool. Try something that comes from a company other than Marvel or DC. Bonus points if it’s from a publisher even smaller than Image and if it’s original IP! No comics look good? Most shops sell games and can use your support.

Back Again (With A Review of Captain America)

Well, I’m back at it. There are a number of subjects I could cover but I’m going to start out easy and stick to just Captain America (the movie) for right now.

Last Wednesday, I went to see Captain America with my girlfriend. The trailer Made the movie look like it would be really good. I’ve also been pleased with the other Marvel Studios films made so far (including Thor). Finally, this movie has Hugo Weaving in it, AS A SUPER VILLAIN. Going into the theater, I thought that all movies with Hugo Weaving in them were contractually required to kick ass.

In short, I was very disappointed with what I saw. There were some cool parts and the high budget was obvious. There was some serious work put into this film and that showed. The 3D was worthless but I didn’t expect any different. Despite all the positive things I could say, however, Captain America failed to hold my interest. My attention wandered and I found myself bored by half way through.

The trouble is that I should have expected this from the start. It was a Captain America movie after all. There is only so much you can do with a character that is so corny and lame. On top of that, if you set a movie in the time period that this one was set in, most people will fall back on bad stereotypes…and they certainly did that here.

In truth, most people will probably enjoy the movie. Most people do seem to enjoy the mindless hero action movies as long as things look good, there is a bunch of crap going on, there are explosions, and a few lame jokes are made. If you’re one of those people (and you know who you are) then go see Captain America right now.