The Buy Pile
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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!
Sun, January 6th, 2008
The year starts off on a bad note as even Lucas Trent couldn't save as Supergirl, Ryan Choi and the Monitors all help stink up the place.
Sun, December 30th, 2007
There's no "bah humbug" here as the year ends on a good note -- barely avoiding cracking up -- thanks to guidebooks, teenagers and Jonathan Hickman.
Thu, December 20th, 2007
Just barely acceptable this week with no Fat Cobra even though Hunter Rose, Felony and Supernaut fight their way into your hearts.
Thu, December 13th, 2007
Things go badly as war may be good for business but bad for buying, despite good times with bad people making DC run the roost on purchases.
Thu, December 6th, 2007
Let's call it "independent's day" as only Image represents the Big Four publishers in a week that ends in a tie score.
Fri, November 30th, 2007
Signified by Batroc "Ze Lepair," it's a painful loss as the purchases are passable and the reading material is retrograde, even with two big reference books that fascinate.
Fri, November 23rd, 2007
Despite tryptophan-related delays, a close call wins the day as each major company gets a comic across the counter, from "Checkmate" to Grendel, "G0dland" to Penance.
Thu, November 15th, 2007
Everybody hurts when the Hulk lets you down, even though rookies made the jump and Chinatown stands alone.
Thu, November 8th, 2007
Fat Cobra! It's all good as Cobras slim and chunky populate the purchases, while many other books outdo the "Annihilation" of absurdity.
Thu, November 1st, 2007
A gut wrenching loss this week as beating up gods and mobsters doesn't overcome Nazi brain bases on the moon and a crossover not knowing it's already over.
Thu, October 25th, 2007
Sleep inducing sequential art with Texas Twister and a Kree named Mar-Vell, and even E.M.P.I.R.E. can't save the day.
Thu, October 18th, 2007
Surprises abound as four comics make the jump and despite some of the dumbest issues of the year, lots of stuff makes it worthwhile.
Thu, October 11th, 2007
War is still good for business as Frank Castle and Tom Noir face off against big guns and Madrox gets to chill in a week that works.
Thu, October 4th, 2007
It's all good as Tommy Monaghan saves the day, Sixshot scares everybody, Jack and Rocket Racer surprise while Brock and Michael Iron bring the pain.
Thu, September 27th, 2007
DC dominates the purchases even as the whole ship goes under, with old friends, new revelations and sex in the rain with masks on. Seriously.
Thu, September 20th, 2007
Four books work their way into the meritocracy with tough guys dominating the week, from spies and assassins to lunatics and kings.
Thu, September 13th, 2007
DC's back with a vengeance as lightning strikes twice and story time is fun time, with grand gestures from "Noble Causes" and more as well.