The Buy Pile

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Thu, January 15th, 2009
Things go badly despite three jumps ("Blue Marvel," "Prometheus," "House of M: Civil War") because of Harry Osborn and Shilo Norman getting mixed up and some dry reads dragging down the curve.

Thu, January 8th, 2009
A second big winning week in a row for the new year, as bricks get counted, Black Bolt makes a decision, El Diablo tells it like it is, Marvel gets organized, Clock King fascinates and more in this week's THE BUY PILE.

Sun, January 4th, 2009
2009 starts with a bang as a surprising eight comics made their way to the promised land on their merits alone, from Ed Brubaker's latest to Jim Shooter and Dwayne McDuffie's team books.

Fri, December 26th, 2008
Despite the unused cold gravy of vengeance, the week wins big with gunfire on multiple continents, laughing at a "Brand New Day," a finer future with fists, confusion and more to start off Kwanzaa.

Thu, December 18th, 2008
Wipe out as an ill-conceived prank centers a week of tales of adequacy, with Norman Osborn taking over, Blythe getting her wings in "Air," some surprises from Aspen and more.

Thu, December 11th, 2008
Whatever you do, do not call it a comeback for Milestone's many masterpieces, plus Gail Simone makes it good to be bad, phonomancers are back in a big way plus so much more.

Sun, December 7th, 2008
Seven comics fight their way home, including Confederates dragged into the present, the tender side of Luke Cage, Gog World Order, vengeance from Jai Nitz and much more in this week's THE BUY PILE.

Thu, November 27th, 2008
Be thankful for a week like this, where many issues demand recognition for greatness, brilliant minds bring comics to market and even New Krypton and old Asgard have something worth saying.

Thu, November 20th, 2008
Winning ways as gunfire and loyalty bring unexpected comics into the land of the purchased, while the Sentry's a sap, SHIELD can't get it right and Supergirl may have a reason for her repeated idiocy. 

Thu, November 13th, 2008
Good times with the thoughts of demigods, sound effects in Gotham City, psychic powers in the espionage world and bad stories in Fabletown, plus visiting Metropolis, "Anna Mercury," Earth 616's United Kingdom and more.

Thu, November 6th, 2008
Things go well as giant robots smash, alternatee realities fascinate, assassins work for their payments plus "Ultimatum," "Final Crisis: Resist," "El Diablo," a "Transformers" spotlight on Blurr and so much more.

Thu, October 30th, 2008
Even stevens as the hammer comes down, girls go mild and Fat Cobra makes his triumphant return, plus "Sword," "Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns," some "Secret Invasion" titles and lots of unpredictable surprises.

Thu, October 23rd, 2008
Winning by a nose as Megatron hands out the beatdown, Matt Murdock wrestles with guilt, the Joes go to guns, plus "Unknown Soldier," "She-Hulk," great quotes, crazy ideas and plots gone awry.

Thu, October 16th, 2008
Not bad but not good as the DC rules the roost as far as purchases go and there's a lot to not like with schizophrenic scions, Avengers-less "Avengers" and a surprise from Jimmy Olsen.

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.

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