The Buy Pile
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Thu, October 9th, 2008
This week's Buy Pile motto is "step up your game," as former also-rans make it to the big leagues with "Deadpool," "Drafted," "Secret Six," "Rex Mundi" and an all-league performance from "The Invincible Iron Man."
Thu, October 2nd, 2008
A by-the-book (or is that "buy the book?") solid showing led by a return to Neopolis, Marvel making some smart moves and another showing by Jonathan Hickman, plus "Terror Titans," "Cable" and more.
Thu, September 25th, 2008
Six jumps lead a winning week in comics heralded by Norman Osborn's gunfire, Blue Beetle's politics, Orson Randall's style, Saturn Girl's betrayal, Deadpool's whimsy, Gepetto's tour and so much more.
Thu, September 18th, 2008
Another winning week led off by smirking mechanoids, Grant Morrison's Superman and flames and heroism in Asgard, plus "meh" ratings passed out proliferately and sadness with the Sentry, amidst so much more.
Thu, September 11th, 2008
Another big winner with Skrulls in San Francisco, Lanterns chasing a death threat, Brubaker getting his noir on, Jonathan Hickman doing it again and the triumphant return of Wade Wilson.
Mon, September 8th, 2008
A winning week shows up with Spider-Man knowing his role, Matt Fraction hitting his stride, Bill Willingham finishing things up, Larry Hama and Gail Simone calling it a comeback and more goodies to share.
Thu, August 28th, 2008
DC dominates a week featuring five jumps as T'Challa breaks it down, Captain Cold lives up to his name, Braniac 5 "takes care of it," Matty gets more political and much more.
Thu, August 21st, 2008
"Happiness is never grand," and this week wins in all the little details with Layla Miller back in the future, Frenzy making a big impression and Brother Matthew stepping off the web.
Thu, August 14th, 2008
Scraping by with the win alongside another one from Jonathan Hickman, an electrifying surprise, some TV guys as well as "Secret Invasion," "Final Crisis: Revelations" and Grant Morrison swipes ... from himself?
Thu, August 7th, 2008
Things go well as Tony Stark improvises, Jack of Fables feels like Rockwell (the singer), Ed Brubaker noirs it up in Criminal" and Kyle Baker makes a surprise appearance while Hannibal puzzles over a handful of books this week.
Thu, July 31st, 2008
An all-jump week is a winner in a big way as Jonathan Hickman goes to space, Cary Bates keeps a secret, Harvey Dent votes for chaos, T'Challa does that T'Challa thing while some other things get messy in the 50s.
Thu, July 24th, 2008
The Skrulls strike back while Norman Osborn gets drunk, Parco Delgado goes missing, "Trinity" almost has an idea as does Mark Millar with "War Heroes" and so much more on the eve of Comic-Con International.
Thu, July 17th, 2008
Things don't go well in a week with the return of Larry Stroman, a new Bird of Prey, Ultimate Agatha Harkness revealing her secret and finding out that Skrulls are really cool and just misunderstood. Really!
Sun, July 13th, 2008
Even late, things manage to go well as Ezekiel Stane makes a big impression, the Penguin finds love, Megatron kicks butt and Chuck daydreams, plus reviews of "Trinity," "Secret Invasion" and more.
Thu, July 3rd, 2008
Things go well with a war in the land of stories, mercy for the elderly, crashing windows and the whimsy of youth, plus the return of Gary Phillips, Ambush Bug's editorial policies and more.
Thu, June 26th, 2008
That didn't go well for The Buy Pile this week, as a lengthy drive helped set the tone for one pedestrian collection of comics, from The High to The Sentry, with Hank Pym Skrulling it up quite nicely and quite consistently.
Thu, June 19th, 2008
Things went well as five comics made the jump and two more easily could have, while even Wheelie makes something of himself, Logan deals with the Hulk's grandkids and one Chimera tries to become somebody.
Thu, June 12th, 2008
Things go well the old fashioned way -- an overwhelming show of quality. Six comics make the jump, including the genius of Jonathan Hickman, a TV tie-in, a "Secret Invasion" anthology and so much more.
Thu, June 5th, 2008
Buffy, Batman and Tony Stark step up their game enough to make it to the promised land, while "Secret Invasion" bores, "Atom" confounds and even Supergirl's tedium can't stop a winning week.
Fri, May 30th, 2008
Things work out well in spite of "Final Crisis" and "Marvel 1985," as G.I. Joe roars back to glory, the X-Men manage to astonish, Lex Luthor steps up his game and Jaime Reyes has a date.
Thu, May 22nd, 2008
Things don't go so well despite a jump when Spoiler, Reed Richards and the Twilight Guardian stink up the place like seven month old lunch meat. ¬†Admittedly, Neela Archer doesn't do much to help ...
Fri, May 16th, 2008
A trip to Hawaii leads to the first week in memory where nothing really sucked, we try to tabulate Tony Stark's body count, visit family in DMZ and pick up some Image books with all new craziness.
Thu, May 8th, 2008
A hard-fought win of a week with billionaire bad boys doing it well plus stupidity with Skrulls, 1930s gangster surprises, space religion, surprise power returns and more lunacy in Hannibal Tabu's THE BUY PILE..
Thu, May 1st, 2008
Despite the ghosts of comics past, the week wins on the basis of two surprise purchases, including a bilingual family reunion, a deluge of martial arts action and Frost Noble with a soul patch.
Thu, April 24th, 2008
Things go well as the King of Cities gets involved, the rooks come out to play, Reed shows off the big brain, Adam Archer cries, Cinderella kicks butt and Thor goes to viking therapy.
Thu, April 17th, 2008
Incest and adult diapers, fascist Frenchmen and second marriages, bow ties and battling blades -- it all adds up to little in a week that goes "blah" despite six purchases.¬
Thu, April 10th, 2008
At the start, nothing was guaranteed a purchase, but four scrappy titles battled their way home with symbolism, characterization and stylish artwork in a week that won despite itself. Updated with a "Defenders" correction.
Thu, April 3rd, 2008
A thin win with Matt Fraction's cleverness and Freddy Freeman's determination, plus a whole lotta Skrulls, good times in Gotham and a lot more.
Thu, March 27th, 2008
Good going as Marvel maps it out, Jonathan Hickman does it again and DC rocks four purchases, plus two doses of "Avengers," "Lord Havok" surprises and more.
Thu, March 20th, 2008
It's a good week to enjoy comics as Clark and Bruce bicker, Danny has a plan, Cinderella's got a gun and Checkmate handles business, with a lot more going on. Plus: an anniversary message!
Thu, March 13th, 2008
Giganta's big fall led off a bad week of comics. †The smart were dumb, science goes mad, big ambition and big failures and Blazing Skull as the breakout star.
Thu, March 6th, 2008
Things go well as Marvel shows up and saves you some money, Image challenges you to think while lots of indies make a good show for themselves.
Thu, February 28th, 2008
Tie game despite two jumps as Jaime Reyes steps up, a new female archaeologist gets armed, the stories keep getting interesting with Willingham and much more.
Thu, February 21st, 2008
Things fall apart as Tony Stark is, apparently, stupid and Batman's more powerful than Darkseid as logic goes out the window this week.
Thu, February 14th, 2008
A week oversaturated in stupitron particles as heroes whine, inconsistencies abound and there's Skrulls, oh yes, there are Skrulls ... enough to make a gorilla mad!
Wed, February 6th, 2008
Things didn't go so well as only the Flycatcher King holds it together as spies get thrown from trains, artwork doesn't depict fights well and what have you.
Thu, January 31st, 2008
Have a chocolate egg cream as the good goes too fast and everything else fails to impress in a real lightning round of a week.
Thu, January 24th, 2008
Two indie titles make stunning leaps into the purchases as astonishment turns to bewilderment and Princess Diana likes teenaged albino gorilla commandos.
Thu, January 17th, 2008
Things worked out in the end -- just barely -- as Speedball's the smartest guy around this week, Chicago is burning, Grendel is revealed and Random Fire rocks the turntables.
Thu, January 10th, 2008
Get the results of the first annual CI Awards, good writing beats ugly art, one man fights to get home and Grodd commands you to read these reviews! Grodd commands!