The Buy Pile
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Thu, April 17th, 2014
- Not Quite a Bullseye
Jimmie Robinson's indie sensation heads home while Spidey goes traditional, an Autobot makes her mark and Larime Taylor's serial killer has a plan.
Thu, April 10th, 2014
- Spirits of Vengeance & Administration
Kurt Busiek and Felipe Smith deliver fantastic new ideas as a magician par excellence and Marvel's new spirit of vengeance move towards becoming icons.
Thu, April 3rd, 2014
- Marvel's Heroes & Scoundrels
Loki steps between the cracks and Marc Spector gives you all the action you can handle while Hal Jordan, Quantum & Red Sonja give it a heck of a try.
Thu, March 27th, 2014
- The Re-Introduction of Selina Kyle
The column's 9th anniversary at CBR sees Otto Parker fall down and a fan community again suffer an unfair, unprovoked attack, even as "Catwoman" shines.
Thu, March 20th, 2014
- Back Issue Backwash on "Meh" Island
Nothing bad meets nothing good enough to buy, though brave showings came in from "Witcher," "Daredevil," "Superman Unchained" and more.
Thu, March 13th, 2014
- Unexpected Heroes & Ruthless Ambition
Shockwave's plan becomes clear, Carol Danvers & Winged Victory show the boys how it's done, a vengeful Horseman chases fate and an unknown X-Man saves the day.
Thu, March 6th, 2014
- Imperial Entanglements from Bemis & BOOM!
A witty, political new series from Max Bemis leads a winning week that had no truly bad comics and ambitious attempts from Warren Ellis, Mark Millar and more.
Thu, February 27th, 2014
- Of Assassins and Scoundrels
A winning week - barely - with good times for bad people from Image Comics while Aquaman goes to his high school reunion. Really.
Thu, February 20th, 2014
- Finding Fables on Meh Mountain
Eisner favorites phoned it in and most of the week's other comics just kind of showed up for roll call without doing anything special.
Thu, February 13th, 2014
- Make Mine Marvel
The Mouse House of Ideas stepped up the game with a brilliant new take on Jennifer Walters and a mixture of mutants and corporate espionage that worked well.
Thu, February 6th, 2014
- Ladies Rule with Black Widow & Lazarus
A pair of lethal and determined women honed by science move past their opposition in a nearly effortless manner in a week that wins.
Thu, January 30th, 2014
- Fairytales, Sci-Fi Stories & Assassin School
The fall of a Superior Spidey, Superman's moral dilemmas and British folly made it more than a chore to get through this week's stack.
Thu, January 23rd, 2014
- Black Leather, Batarangs & Ancient Conspiracies
Three comics make the jump, from Gotham City confessions to Cold War leftovers, plus an innovative new indie all beating out the the usual suspects.
Thu, January 16th, 2014
- Superheroes In Space & In Trouble
As "Astro City" keeps hitting its stride and "Egos" steps up with bold new ideas, Thor, Otto Parker and "Grimm Fairy Tales" fail dramatically.
Thu, January 9th, 2014
- From Russia With A Bang & Bickering Brothers
"Quantum and Woody" finds its footing as Natasha Romanov grapples with guilt. Only Benedict Cumberbatch manages to be a problem in a week that wins big.
Thu, January 2nd, 2014
- Bill Willingham Takes On Camelot
Other than "Fables," the week's a wash with a mountain of "meh" in the middle, as the new year opens with talky Avengers & sappiness from Superman.
Thu, December 26th, 2013
- Steven Grant's Got A Brand New Trick Bag
The newest crime foibles from the maker of "2 Guns" leads off the Kwanzaa week festivities as the biggest names from the Big Two are predictable.
Thu, December 19th, 2013
- Alien Love & A Call -- For Murder!
Image dominates this week's purchases as Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples' space opera masterpiece and Larime Taylor's inviting psychodrama head home.
Thu, December 12th, 2013
- Harlem Detectives, Criminal Minds & Heroes in Love
Busiek & Anderson retain their form, "Watson & Holmes" steps up and Boomerang turns out to be pretty entertaining, while other disappoint.
Thu, December 5th, 2013
- Giant Robots & Bickering Brothers
"Quantum and Woody" hits its stride and way too much happens for the Autobots and Decepticons, while "Spawn" spins a tale you don't wanna hear.
Mon, December 2nd, 2013
- New Heroes, Love in Space & A Science President
Two bold, new stories appear, even whilst a controversial comic continues to capture a niche and Marvel's crossover predictably concludes.
Thu, November 21st, 2013
- Nobody Puts Peter Parker In A Corner!
The Superior Spider-Man steps up his game in a big way while an attempt to recapture the magic of "Casanova" lets you down.
Thu, November 14th, 2013
- Of Mobsters and Spider-Men
Another wonderful "Astro City" story while the would-be Peter Parker breaks all the rules makes it wonderful in a blemish-free, winning week.
Thu, November 7th, 2013
- Yoruba Heroism & Substitute Avengers
A darker shade of Avengers works it out, an illustrated novella tells a tantalizing tale and somebody's excited about their first comic hitting Previews.
Thu, October 31st, 2013
- "Super," "Saga," Ghosts & G.I. Joe
A stunning week of comics starts with an indie superhero gem, brilliance from Vaughan & Staples, nuanced anti-terrorist struggles & a Winchester-worthy supernatural tale.
Thu, October 24th, 2013
- Andy Diggle's "Uncanny" Strikes Back
Thrilling crime storytelling hits the mark while Barry Allen screws up his big moment, Tony Stark fails at everything and an Image title debuts badly.
Thu, October 17th, 2013
- Heaven for Heroes & Autobot Home Movies
"Fables" #`134 is one of the most effective comics in years while the last testament of Rewind spotlights the truly broken nature of some Transformers.
Thu, October 10th, 2013
- A Giant Robot Smackdown & Astro City Travelogues
Take a trip through many eras of amazing in "Astro City" and find out the secret struggle between Soundwave and Shockwave while Hal Jordan fails more than eever before & Bobby Drake makes a kid lose his feet. Really!
Thu, October 3rd, 2013
- Fabled Scoundrels, Hi-Tech Soldiers & Lonely Heroes
Cobra and G.I. Joe are two great tastes that go crazy together while Prince Charming never hesitates, Lark & Rucka's post-apocalyptic family tragedy continues to astound and Jamal Igle does everything right.
Thu, September 26th, 2013
- IDW & Image Continue to Impress
Two companies with names that start with "I" showed up big time as giant robots shock, love finds a way even in deep space, Texas justice endures and you simply have to see "Sex Criminals" to believe it.
Thu, September 19th, 2013
- Snow White Stands Supreme
Legendary Fable Snow White brings the thunder in a momentous confrontation with her sister while a new symbiote fails to thrill and "Dial E" calls the wrong number in a week that wins by a thin margin.
Thu, September 12th, 2013
- Everyday People and Detectives of Gotham
This week, the Riddler surprises and another tale of "Astro City" dazzles you with the mundane while Lobo-In-Name-Only gets "Twilighted" & "Infinity: The Hunt" ignores Jimmy Woo's nationality.
Thu, September 5th, 2013
- Taking A Bite Out Of Fairy Tales
The hard-to-kill Prince Charming uses talents not involving romance or swordplay while Tony Chu's sister showcases skills that'd make Layla Miller jealous, all while DC makes comics of Wiki entries for Villains Month.
Thu, August 29th, 2013
- Shakespeare, Super Powers & More Giant Robot Fun
The Transformers will all rue the name Tyrest after this week, while Rucka & Lark's new project really gets it done and a literary-themed IDW title swings for the fences in one heck of a great week of comics.
Thu, August 22nd, 2013
- A New Age of Heroism in "Fables"
Rose Red sets off a rebooting of heroism not aimed at larger sales while He-Man improves, Vader almost shows up and Si Spurrier turns in an interesting new idea in a week that reached for greatness.
Thu, August 15th, 2013
- Detectives, The Wonder of Saga & Everyday Heroism
New Paradigm's urban "Watson & Holmes" hits retail, love blooms in space for Vaughan & Staples' brilliant Image series and "Astro City" does it in a major way
Thu, August 8th, 2013
- King Starscream, Maharaja Charming & Otto Über Alles
It feels so good to be so bad as a trio of scoundrels have their wicked way with your reading pleasure, all while it's K-I-S-S-I-N-G in Westchester and Batwing can't catch a freaking break.
Thu, August 1st, 2013
- Ultra Magnus, Mass Murder & A New Friend for Batman
The mysteries of the Cybertronian race get more and more compelling, Image's redemptive psychopath detective book gets it right and Batman gets a new villain worth having in a week that's worthwhile.
Thu, July 25th, 2013
- Super Soldiers & A Worthier Wall-Crawler
The murkiest areas of black ops works out well for "G.I. Joe," Greg Rucka's super powered protector of privilege misses the point and the new Spider-Man steps up his war on crime by doing some winning.
Thu, July 18th, 2013
- Guns, Swords and Happily Ever After
Jai Nitz's brilliant "Dream Thief" continues to show up for the game with a winning issue, Gail Simone swings for the fences with "Red Sonja" and all the king's horses & men try to put back together "Fables'" Big Bad Wolf.