The Buy Pile
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Thu, May 10th, 2007
Things don't go well as T'Challa's befuddles, Jack's unlucky, Matty Roth does the leg work and the Nobles attend a funeral.
Thu, May 3rd, 2007
Losing ground against hyperflies and Extremis and repentant Nazis even while the Hulk calls it a comeback and Mister Terrific stares you down across the board.
Thu, April 26th, 2007
Legions and substitutes still mean the kids are all right, while the "bwa-ha-ha" doesn't stop, "Astro City" resurfaces and a lot more in a week that pulls through despite Wonder Woman's luddite tendencies.
Thu, April 19th, 2007
Things go badly for a wide variety of characters in a week that struggles vainly but ultimately falls under the weight of "World War Three," naked Ultron, time-lost Legionnaires and a guy with no face.
Thu, April 12th, 2007
Repressed memories, bizarros and some of the dumbest developments ever done in comics still manage to make the week a winner, along side hitting She-Hulk with a flying car and viewing the "Nightly News."
Thu, April 5th, 2007
Can't win from losing when Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent stink up the joint something fierce, despite Marvel-ous jumps from the skylines of New York to the depths of intergalactic space and skilled science adventure from the 31st century.
Thu, March 29th, 2007
An undistinguished week of comics with smart journalism, two doses of T'Challa, one of the best robot fight scenes in recent memory and more gun-toting fun from Tony Montana.
Thu, March 22nd, 2007
The Fastest Man Alive races into the Buy Pile for the first time in years, leading a winning week punctuated by Nobles, divinities, mutants and reports.
Thu, March 15th, 2007
It's a rough week with comics that barely make sense all over the map, and neither the rage of Black Adam, the confessions of Tony Stark nor the art of Dan Jurgens can save it all.
Thu, March 8th, 2007
It's the one year anniversary of the Buy Pile on CBR, and things end up even as a trio of titles demanding purchase can't overcome the drivel of high profile assassinations and poor artistic choices.
Thu, March 1st, 2007
It could have been a good week, but it was a lot of hanging on by fingertips on one hand, with reviews of "Black Panther," "52," "Noble Causes," "LSH," "X-Factor" and much more.
Thu, February 22nd, 2007
DC dominates a losing week with uphill climbs from "Testament" "The Nightly News" and of course a look at the end of the "Civil War."
Thu, February 15th, 2007
A good overall week of comic books led by quotables from Fraction and Ellis plus the shame of the past mixing it up with the madness of the future.
Thu, February 8th, 2007
Billy Batson's back in an OOC tale that's just right, alongside more comics so good they demanded to be bought, like "Squadron Supreme: Hyperion vs. Nighthawk" and "Fell."
Thu, February 1st, 2007
Secrets rule the roost in a week that scrapes by, with T'Challa choosing sides, the Red King playing people like cards and Richard Rider's last stand, plus "Jack of Fables," "Scarface" and more.
Thu, January 25th, 2007
Dr. Strange isn't the only one surprised -- more than forty dollars of comics make it home, as we have strong showings from "The Savage Brothers," "Noble Causes," "Fables," and a few fun guys from Cybertron.
Thu, January 18th, 2007
One of the best weeks in recent memory, with an uneven baker's half dozen worth of jumps, including fun from Ultra Magnus, Detective Chimp and Deadpool.
Thu, January 11th, 2007
Fans might be saying "Make Mine Guggenheim" as Marvel dominates the purchases and mis-steps abound in "Justice Society of America" and "Pirates vs. Ninjas."
Fri, January 5th, 2007
The Kwanzaa Ndugu was very generous this year, as a multitude of surprises leapt into the promised land of purchases, with Marvel dominating the boards and some interesting indies making the cut.
Thu, December 21st, 2006
A delightfully mixed bag of indies and major label titles lead off a winning week that has giant robots, legends, religion, soldiers, historical fiction and espionage.
Thu, December 14th, 2006
"Trials of Shazam" and "DMZ" lead off a winning week infected with yuletide energies, but still allowing for some flubs from "Infinite Christmas" and more.
Thu, December 7th, 2006
Somnabulism and a need for slumber take the snappiness from today's Joe Friday-styled reviews, but Image and Marvel make big showings in a winner week.
Thu, November 30th, 2006
Two weeks worth of comics reviews, all toasty for you. With jumps like "Punisher War Journal" and "Transformers: Escalation" we make our way through a lot of comics.
Thu, November 16th, 2006
The Daywalker makes the jump while Kurt Busiek calls it a comeback, "Testament" tests your faith and more in a week that snatches goodness from the jaws of sucktitude.
Thu, November 9th, 2006
DC shows a lot of ambition in a week bracketed by Rocket Raccoon and rumors of war for a week of comics that shows up and does the job.
Thu, November 2nd, 2006
Marvel dominates both the good and the bad in a week that could have gone either way, given "Agents of Atlas," "Nightly News," "Criminal" and more.
Thu, October 26th, 2006
A costly victory as DC dominates a week filled with barely-dodged spoilers and puzzles getting completed, including "Planetary," "Black Panther," "G0dland" and more.
Thu, October 19th, 2006
Things could go better, and Ambush Bug needs room service stat, as some books -- "X-Factor," "Checkmate," "Noble Causes," etc. -- bring it like Fed Ex while some others just get lost in translation.
Thu, October 12th, 2006
Things don't go well, despite strong showings from Vertigo and "Samurai Detective," because everybody else just missed the mark, by an inch or by a mile.
Thu, October 5th, 2006
The fates of this week are saved by "The Savage Brothers," Brubaker and Phillips teaming up and the suave return of Stephen Strange.
Thu, September 28th, 2006
A whopper of a week, with a rare four titles being so good they demanded to be bought, alongside a lot of good reading all around, like "Black Panther" and "Blue Beetle."
Thu, September 21st, 2006
Marvel calls it a comeback in a major way, contributing to both this week's finest accomplishments and its most insulting blunders, with a washed out week where the good and bad meet in a dead heat.
Thu, September 14th, 2006
Boiling things down to what matters made this week a winner, with riveting contributions from "DMZ," fascinating newcomer "Samurai Detective," gripping developments in "Talent" and even a "Civil War" book showed up, plus much more.
Mon, September 11th, 2006
The week passes muster -- barely -- with "Hero Squared," "Noble Causes" and some of the very few books Marvel managed to get out, but it's not pretty.
Thu, August 31st, 2006
It's a Marvel-ous week of comics with "Black Panther," "X-Factor," "She-Hulk" and more leading off a big and intriguing week of comic books. UPDATED: With final Read Pile titles
Thu, August 24th, 2006
A demigod takes a bride, a detective has a date, a Legionnaire goes over the edge, a title loses its berth and much more in a week of hard travelin' Ultimate heroes and dizzying DC developments.
Thu, August 17th, 2006
Keep the faith -- this week rewards patience as "Rex Mundi" returns, "Checkmate" fascinates and "Nextwave" blows stuff up, alongside the rest of the week's developments.
Thu, August 10th, 2006
Mayor Ollie Queen jumps into purchase-land while the She-Hulk has some papers for you to sign, the Snow Queen has cold plans, things get explained in outer space and more in a winning week of comics.
Thu, August 3rd, 2006
On the verge of Wizard World Rosemont, it's a short and dry week as little leaves an impression outside of the worrisome collapse of Ralph Dibny.
Thu, July 27th, 2006
Making a stand, inspiring divinity, getting hitched, blowing up stuff ... all the big themes are covered in a week that wins by the hair of its chinny chin chin.