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Thu, July 30th, 2009
That can be called a win, one limping in rather than striding proudly, as wonder takes residence along side horror and sadism, spies can be everywhere at once, the Ultimate Universe resembles a Laker game and more.

Thu, July 23rd, 2009
The week's a close call, but it squeaks by as a good thing, featuring the overwhelming glory of Fat Cobra, an Encyclopedia Mythologica and a star turn from Peter Parker, even during the time of the Blackest Night.

Thu, July 16th, 2009
You'll look as perturbed as Mister Terrific here when you deal with this week's comics despite three jumps, the best comic on the stands coming out and an Alanis Morrisette reference that's worth its weight in gold.

Thu, July 9th, 2009
Even if almost nobody shows up, you can win if you're among the last ones standing. This week "predigested Forrest Gump" and Vril Dox are smart enough to make their way home as "Wednesday Comics" befuddles, "War of Kings" rages on and more.

Thu, July 2nd, 2009
Ambition leads the day as people try some new things, from "Sex and the Marvel U" down to "Greek Street," with uncivil wars, spoiled romance, quests for revenge and plenty more in a winning week. This is The Buy Pile.

Thu, June 25th, 2009
When you spend less than a Hamilton on new comics, it almost can't help to go well, especially with Skids and Mudflap-free Transformers goodness and the close of a lot of Bill Willingham brilliance, plus so much more.

Thu, June 18th, 2009
Good times at the comic shop this week with the genius of Gillen and McKelvie, Jonathan Hickman's late pass, Static meeting Black Lightning, Pym vs. Richards, the final vendetta of Chuckles and much more in this week's reviews.

Thu, June 11th, 2009
Things go well this week, with tons of guns and wonderful cleverness, from a dystopian Manhattan to an alternate earth, from the inside of a mad mind to the outer limits of storytelling and back to dusty Nevada.

Thu, June 4th, 2009
Love and punching is the theme for today, as the opposing types of connections between people help titles like "War of Kings," "Astro City The Dark Age," "New Avengers: The Reunion" and "Secret Six" make this week great.

Sun, May 31st, 2009
It's a huge week with five comics making the jump from "consider" to "purchase," with big showing from Starbreaker, Ms. Marvel, Hercules, Mark Richards and Star-Lord, and a magical surprise from Brian Michael Bendis.

Thu, May 21st, 2009
In a winning week, Rick Remender throws down the gauntlet with two comics making the jump, leading off a week rife with menacing mechanoids, simians everywhere and the return of Super Young Team.

Thu, May 14th, 2009
Why so serious, Catman? Things went well with Jack of Fables back on the farm, William Gravel catching a shower and Mark Sable doing the unthinkable, plus "Dark Reign," Lantern action and more.

Thu, May 7th, 2009
Norman Osborn's back in fine form this week, Tony Stark borrows a page from the Bruce Wayne playbook, Astro City is back, Deadpool's amok and more with "New Mutants," "Irredeemable," "Flash: Rebirth," and more.

Thu, April 30th, 2009
You've gotta love it when everybody's looking at Karla Sofen's ... er, talents, while the records spin in a new "Phonogram" issue, Norman Osborn keeps having fun, in spite of long-awaited failures and what not.

Thu, April 23rd, 2009
Good things happen when bar fights break out in space, when Warren Ellis goes too far, when Thor talks to himself, when Jack of Fables does what he does and when the JLA talks it out. Plus "Buck Rogers," "Supergirl" and more.

Thu, April 16th, 2009
Megatron leads of a solid set of singles with Frank Castle doing some damage, Doctor Sauniere hulking out, Chuckles going deep, Zack Overkill doing the same and more in a winning week of new comics.

Thu, April 9th, 2009
Just barely winning with a double date that only has one guy and Matt Murdock doing the impossible in the prohibition era, a mountain of "meh" and a debilitating cold can't stop this week's reviews from coming in.

Thu, April 2nd, 2009
Here's a good week of comics led by Jazz' inspirational speeches, Destro's business ethics, Norman Osborn's machinations and Deadpool's romantic stylings even while Black Adam and Barry Allen disappoint and Seaguy befuddles.

Thu, March 26th, 2009
After a week away, how do the comics look? Bad. All bad. Megatron's MIA, legends fall flat, Elektra's got the ninja whamma jamma, Majestic rules patiently, the FF is stupid and too much more.

Thu, March 12th, 2009
Before taking a week off, the comics did their thing with great showings from Sunstreaker, Little Badger, Tony Stark, Kyle Baker, Irma Geddon, J.M. DeMatteis, while three DC books stink up the joint.

Thu, March 5th, 2009
If you don't so much lose, that's like winning, right?  We believe so with "Secret Six," "Deadpool," "Black Lightning," "Agents of Atlas" and more ... as the Buy Pile celebrates six years of service. We're just as surprised as you are.

Thu, February 26th, 2009
Put this one in the "lose" column as the Justice Society jams in dumb elements, the Thor Clone's back (is "Clor" better than "Ragnarok?") and Mon-El's in reruns, plus, sadly, much more.

Thu, February 19th, 2009
Winning big with five jumps, including a return to form for "X-Factor," making Milestones with "Justice League of America," whimsical good times with Norman Osborn and so much more.

Thu, February 12th, 2009
Just barely winning even with six jumps because there were big, big problems from Patsy Walker, "Trinity," "Avengers/Invaders" and Blade's hairdo, plus "Whatver Happened to The Caped Crusader" and more.

Thu, February 5th, 2009
Everybody's talkin' 'bout Norman Osborn in a winning week that tries to redeem Tony Stark, smashes Autobot hopes, delivers big surprises, brings back the Agents of Atlas and wins on ambition and quality.

Thu, January 29th, 2009
Things go well with psychic spies, Latino heroes, legendary writers, ancient villains, forgotten stories and more, including the tragic end of "Final Crisis," a good look at "Buckaroo Bonzai" and more.

Fri, January 23rd, 2009
Everything's comes up Osborn in a winning week heavy from Dark Reign-fall, electricity in Suicide Slum, classical stylings from the Shadow Dimension, "Faces of Evil," manning up with Hercules and more.

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.

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