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Thu, August 5th, 2010
Writer Jonathan Maberry does the unthinkable without Alicia Keys or BOOM! Studios in sight in a week that wins - barely - with gunfights and arguments, depravity and detail, even while event comics languish.

Thu, July 29th, 2010
Missing a week to the Comic-Con madness somehow meant missing a step as this week's comics were just not that good, even with a few revealing personality pieces and the humor of Ultimate Captain Marvel.  Seriously.

Thu, July 15th, 2010
A look at the Silver Agent, some time spent with Tony Stark and a sophomore turn with "Avengers Academy" all make the trek home this week, with the Man of Steel's detour though South Philadelphia just missing the cut.

Mon, July 12th, 2010
Strong leads made last week a winner as Casanova Quinn, Deadshot, Steve Rogers, Socialist Red Guardsman, Matt Murdock, Damian Wayne, Bobbi Morse and more arrived to make new comics worth reading.

Thu, July 1st, 2010
Horrors and glories of warfare, from mythical enmities to corporate spycraft to the blood-soaked sands of the Sudan, are on display in a week that mostly makes Marvels while shuddering at the horror of...The Pantsening!

Thu, June 24th, 2010
Things go badly as the Buy Pile records something all new - a week where no new comics were worth buying. Oh, there's a good reprint, sure, but things kind of stank overall with rough going all around.

Thu, June 17th, 2010
It's another great week to profess your love for comics as mercenaries, magical princesses and pangalactic potentates join forces with vengeful cowboys, Destro and lethal ladies to make this batch of comics a winner.

Thu, June 10th, 2010
A very small dose of problematic publications gives cause for celebration in a winning week that has a powerful Amadeus Cho, Catman gone wild, combat magicians, the JLI and Pepper Potts getting feisty. Let's go!

Mon, June 7th, 2010
Tomorrow will bring a better you and a better Legion, apparently, while time-torn lovers find complicated love, super robots come from a different place in Asia while event comics fizzled or failed. This is THE BUY PILE.

Thu, May 27th, 2010
Through fever, through headache, through fainting spell, THE BUY PILE's Hannibal Tabu delivers with a week that wins (barely) over terrible times with Thanos, a truly baffling Batman, impotence and futility.

Thu, May 20th, 2010
Things aren't looking up this week as a black scientist becomes a gangster and "Brightest Day" fails to illuminate. Thankfully, there's heavy metal and Paul Levitz coming back to the future. He knows what he's doing!

Thu, May 13th, 2010
This week, Amadeus Cho leads a new generation of heroes into a future that's bright and filled with "bwa-ha-ha," there's sibling rivalry and anticlimaxes and Batman with no shirt on and...oh, just click already...

Thu, May 6th, 2010
Hannibal Tabu left the comic shop with a happy look on his face this week and the latest issues of "Secret Six," "Astro City," "The Great Ten" and "OIOTMU: The Avengers" all joining him and THE BUY PILE for the ride home.

Thu, April 29th, 2010
CBR's Hannibal Tabu returns with another week's worth of heavy praise and harsh criticism of new comics including the latest "Invincible Iron Man," "Deadpool," "Incorruptible" and more. Enter at your own risk.

Thu, April 22nd, 2010
Things go well for THE BUY PILE this time around with the King of Magic, an armor-clad futurist and the Lord of Latveria leading off a week that even managed to beat back the horrible, tragic tales of...Forbush Man!

Thu, April 15th, 2010
Good times this week, as Loki does what he does best, Rose Red stays in bed and a group of young people strike a blow for freedom millions of miles away. The event comics may droop, but they can't bring the week down.

Thu, April 8th, 2010
Despite an atrocity in ancient Rome, things actually go fairly well with a week that both the Wu-Tang and Bill Willingham could be proud about, even while Hulks war ineffectively and Vader takes his eye off the ball.

Thu, April 1st, 2010
The worst week of comic books of 2010, so far anyway, heralded by a "dark" light and attempts at humor that just don't work.  April Fool's?  Not so fast -- there's nothing funny about things going this badly.

Thu, March 25th, 2010
There are weeks when you love comics...and weeks you just kind of slough through it. Unfortunately, this week is the latter. Event comics may make legends in their own mind, but in the trenches it's just the facts.

Thu, March 18th, 2010
Tales of war and justice lead off this Week of Winning, even while most gamma irradiated, green-themed comics stunk and former teen heroes whine far more than they punch and Iris would be good...on TV, if not in comics.

Thu, March 11th, 2010
Nothing went wrong, but it's not all right as talented newcomers work with Wade Wilson, Abigail Brand and Thomas Blake to bring whimsy, confidence and hard decisions into a week that celebrates our 7th anniversary.

Thu, March 4th, 2010
Brace yourself: there was absolutely nothing awful about this week's new comic releases! That shocker aside, there's genuinely great stuff in a largely DC-dominated week full of characters that predominantly live in gray areas.

Thu, February 25th, 2010
Heroic efforts by William Gravel, Deadpool, Layla Miller, two old lovers and a mountain of comic book facts simply aren't enough to save this week from Thundercracker and Sinestro, the harbingers of The Great Sadness.

Thu, February 18th, 2010
A winning way for best laid plans when Dr. Doom's machinations lead to war, the Prince of Power surprises, Jericho Drumm goes out strong and Wade Wilson decides to take Manhattan in a week of comics that wins in spite of itself.

Thu, February 11th, 2010
Everything works out this week when Deadshot follows his destiny, Vril Dox learns a lesson, Matty Roth goes back to basics and Kid-with-knife learns about magic all on a New Comics Day that makes comics worth reading.

Thu, February 4th, 2010
It's easy to have a good week when only one book really annoys and the rest are filled with mud-splattered legends, a blood-splattered anti-hero, Chinese super military men, Tony Stark in crisis and a return to Milestone.

Thu, January 28th, 2010
There's not much to celebrate in a week of mediocrity, so while Kurt Busiek and Marvel's reference material shines, there's not a whole lot to say about the various big event comics that hit in the shadow of the iPad.

Thu, January 21st, 2010
Things are looking pretty good this week as this column's reviewer turns 37 which in turn means an abbreviated column that features the king of magic, a transdimensional spy, a demigod and a nice day for a Fable-filled baseball game.

Thu, January 14th, 2010
Smart underdogs make things work for THE BUY PILE this week, with Coluan intelligence, Wakandan wiliness, lots of bullets, bad guys gone good and the best laid plans of billionaire super heroes all showing up to contribute to the win.

Thu, January 7th, 2010
The new year starts off on a good note this week with comics that feature immortal spies, old friends who burned bridges, Chinese fisticism, noirish private detection, the redemption of a hero and the flat-out brilliance of "Dingo."

Thu, December 24th, 2009
The Great Sadness takes hold for the holidays as an inexpensive week is overwhelmed by comics that barely manage to whelm, with event comics, commentary tracks and other business taking center stage.

Thu, December 17th, 2009
Are we in a seasonal depression? It's hard to tell, as Steve Rogers and Guy Gardner usher in an age of sadness that's still outshone by a Wakandan princess, The Advocate, two soldiers, a band of stories and two siblings.

Thu, December 10th, 2009
In this week's comics, bad people do good things worth being grateful for with a secretary, a Marine, a goth, a lunatic, a hybrid and a phonomancer making the week worthwhile, even with the ghosts of comics past stinking up the place.

Fri, December 4th, 2009
It's good times this week as literary espionage meets culture clashes, a web-novel comes to comics and bullet casings fly, while Amazonian princesses go too far, Alpha One can't find a dancing partner and much "meh" manifests in between.

Fri, November 27th, 2009
This time out, a huge holiday week of comic book releases leads to good tidings to be thankful for, as Marvel avenges and dominates the purchases while big event comics slide by with barely a whisper of quality to be seen.

Thu, November 19th, 2009
This week: Hank Pym, "Phonogram" and...wait, what? That can't be right. Seriously? Brother Power The Geek was good enough to buy? Check that again. Really? Wow. Well, okay, there's that, and, uh...some other stuff too.

Thu, November 12th, 2009
The devil's in the details this week, with good dialogue making an appearance in even less-than-clearly-plotted comics, as both William Gravel and T'Challa make it work alongside a mouthy merc and all your favorite stories.  

Thu, November 5th, 2009
Another winning week has come and... well, it's still here. The Red Invasion's too good to resist, even stories have spies, Deadshot intimidates, Parker Robbins inspires and only Kal-El and Steve Rogers screw up at all.

Thu, October 29th, 2009
All the titles that didn't make it home were essentially cancelled out as Noh Varr, Astra Furst, Amadeus Cho, Jack Frost and Richard Ryder showed up in full force to get the job done for the week.  

Thu, October 22nd, 2009
It's quite a week for characterization with Norman Osborn, an FDA agent, Bruce Banner, toys and Luke Cage, even while the Kryptonians take a break, Hank Pym's more important than need be and Osborn's got a secret.

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