The Buy Pile
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Thu, January 23rd, 2014
- Black Leather, Batarangs & Ancient Conspiracies
Three comics make the jump, from Gotham City confessions to Cold War leftovers, plus an innovative new indie all beating out the the usual suspects.
Thu, January 16th, 2014
- Superheroes In Space & In Trouble
As "Astro City" keeps hitting its stride and "Egos" steps up with bold new ideas, Thor, Otto Parker and "Grimm Fairy Tales" fail dramatically.
Thu, January 9th, 2014
- From Russia With A Bang & Bickering Brothers
"Quantum and Woody" finds its footing as Natasha Romanov grapples with guilt. Only Benedict Cumberbatch manages to be a problem in a week that wins big.
Thu, January 2nd, 2014
- Bill Willingham Takes On Camelot
Other than "Fables," the week's a wash with a mountain of "meh" in the middle, as the new year opens with talky Avengers & sappiness from Superman.
Thu, December 26th, 2013
- Steven Grant's Got A Brand New Trick Bag
The newest crime foibles from the maker of "2 Guns" leads off the Kwanzaa week festivities as the biggest names from the Big Two are predictable.
Thu, December 19th, 2013
- Alien Love & A Call -- For Murder!
Image dominates this week's purchases as Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples' space opera masterpiece and Larime Taylor's inviting psychodrama head home.
Thu, December 12th, 2013
- Harlem Detectives, Criminal Minds & Heroes in Love
Busiek & Anderson retain their form, "Watson & Holmes" steps up and Boomerang turns out to be pretty entertaining, while other disappoint.
Thu, December 5th, 2013
- Giant Robots & Bickering Brothers
"Quantum and Woody" hits its stride and way too much happens for the Autobots and Decepticons, while "Spawn" spins a tale you don't wanna hear.
Mon, December 2nd, 2013
- New Heroes, Love in Space & A Science President
Two bold, new stories appear, even whilst a controversial comic continues to capture a niche and Marvel's crossover predictably concludes.
Thu, November 21st, 2013
- Nobody Puts Peter Parker In A Corner!
The Superior Spider-Man steps up his game in a big way while an attempt to recapture the magic of "Casanova" lets you down.
Thu, November 14th, 2013
- Of Mobsters and Spider-Men
Another wonderful "Astro City" story while the would-be Peter Parker breaks all the rules makes it wonderful in a blemish-free, winning week.
Thu, November 7th, 2013
- Yoruba Heroism & Substitute Avengers
A darker shade of Avengers works it out, an illustrated novella tells a tantalizing tale and somebody's excited about their first comic hitting Previews.
Thu, October 31st, 2013
- "Super," "Saga," Ghosts & G.I. Joe
A stunning week of comics starts with an indie superhero gem, brilliance from Vaughan & Staples, nuanced anti-terrorist struggles & a Winchester-worthy supernatural tale.
Thu, October 24th, 2013
- Andy Diggle's "Uncanny" Strikes Back
Thrilling crime storytelling hits the mark while Barry Allen screws up his big moment, Tony Stark fails at everything and an Image title debuts badly.
Thu, October 17th, 2013
- Heaven for Heroes & Autobot Home Movies
"Fables" #`134 is one of the most effective comics in years while the last testament of Rewind spotlights the truly broken nature of some Transformers.
Thu, October 10th, 2013
- A Giant Robot Smackdown & Astro City Travelogues
Take a trip through many eras of amazing in "Astro City" and find out the secret struggle between Soundwave and Shockwave while Hal Jordan fails more than eever before & Bobby Drake makes a kid lose his feet. Really!
Thu, October 3rd, 2013
- Fabled Scoundrels, Hi-Tech Soldiers & Lonely Heroes
Cobra and G.I. Joe are two great tastes that go crazy together while Prince Charming never hesitates, Lark & Rucka's post-apocalyptic family tragedy continues to astound and Jamal Igle does everything right.
Thu, September 26th, 2013
- IDW & Image Continue to Impress
Two companies with names that start with "I" showed up big time as giant robots shock, love finds a way even in deep space, Texas justice endures and you simply have to see "Sex Criminals" to believe it.
Thu, September 19th, 2013
- Snow White Stands Supreme
Legendary Fable Snow White brings the thunder in a momentous confrontation with her sister while a new symbiote fails to thrill and "Dial E" calls the wrong number in a week that wins by a thin margin.
Thu, September 12th, 2013
- Everyday People and Detectives of Gotham
This week, the Riddler surprises and another tale of "Astro City" dazzles you with the mundane while Lobo-In-Name-Only gets "Twilighted" & "Infinity: The Hunt" ignores Jimmy Woo's nationality.
Thu, September 5th, 2013
- Taking A Bite Out Of Fairy Tales
The hard-to-kill Prince Charming uses talents not involving romance or swordplay while Tony Chu's sister showcases skills that'd make Layla Miller jealous, all while DC makes comics of Wiki entries for Villains Month.
Thu, August 29th, 2013
- Shakespeare, Super Powers & More Giant Robot Fun
The Transformers will all rue the name Tyrest after this week, while Rucka & Lark's new project really gets it done and a literary-themed IDW title swings for the fences in one heck of a great week of comics.
Thu, August 22nd, 2013
- A New Age of Heroism in "Fables"
Rose Red sets off a rebooting of heroism not aimed at larger sales while He-Man improves, Vader almost shows up and Si Spurrier turns in an interesting new idea in a week that reached for greatness.
Thu, August 15th, 2013
- Detectives, The Wonder of Saga & Everyday Heroism
New Paradigm's urban "Watson & Holmes" hits retail, love blooms in space for Vaughan & Staples' brilliant Image series and "Astro City" does it in a major way
Thu, August 8th, 2013
- King Starscream, Maharaja Charming & Otto Über Alles
It feels so good to be so bad as a trio of scoundrels have their wicked way with your reading pleasure, all while it's K-I-S-S-I-N-G in Westchester and Batwing can't catch a freaking break.
Thu, August 1st, 2013
- Ultra Magnus, Mass Murder & A New Friend for Batman
The mysteries of the Cybertronian race get more and more compelling, Image's redemptive psychopath detective book gets it right and Batman gets a new villain worth having in a week that's worthwhile.
Thu, July 25th, 2013
- Super Soldiers & A Worthier Wall-Crawler
The murkiest areas of black ops works out well for "G.I. Joe," Greg Rucka's super powered protector of privilege misses the point and the new Spider-Man steps up his war on crime by doing some winning.
Thu, July 18th, 2013
- Guns, Swords and Happily Ever After
Jai Nitz's brilliant "Dream Thief" continues to show up for the game with a winning issue, Gail Simone swings for the fences with "Red Sonja" and all the king's horses & men try to put back together "Fables'" Big Bad Wolf.
Thu, July 11th, 2013
- Everyday Heroes & A Superior Spider-Man
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson deliver another love letter to the superhero genre, ComixTribe gives you a reason to believe and the web-spinner makes all the right moves in all the right places.
Fri, July 5th, 2013
- Friendly Fire and Optimus Prime
Jimmie Robinson showcases his flawless genius concluding a miniseries that never missed and will return as an ongoing. Optimus Prime tries hard and lots of comics stink up the place in an Even Stevens kind of week.
Thu, June 27th, 2013
- Super Science, Immortality & Mind Reading
Top Cow brings a tale of research gone wild, Andy Diggle has a new story about a super powered scoundrel and Greg Rucka reteams with Michael Lark to do what "Occupy Comics" wanted to do, but better, for one winning week.
Thu, June 20th, 2013
- War Child & The History of Giant Robots
A magical immigrant to the "mundane" world has more adventure than she really wanted while the ancient history of Cybertron comes back to punch several Autobots directly in the face.
Thu, June 13th, 2013
- Weird Science In Time Travel and Deep Space
When one of the most respected names in science goes all homicidal on you and a high concept thriller grips a nation in terror, it makes up for Thorfall, Hordak's tedium, Finnegan's folly & the fall of another X-Man.
Thu, June 6th, 2013
- Heroes, Robots, Legends & Horsemen
The good and bad cancel each other out in a week where Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson do it all in "Astro City" & Starscream rules supreme while Thanos dumbs it down and Batwing fails repeatedly.
Thu, May 30th, 2013
- Giant Robots, An Armed Princess & Assassin School
Rodimus Prime answers one of the great old questions of his mechanical race, a spunky teenaged princess with a sword finds things more complicated than she expected & a trainee assassin teaches as well as learns.
Thu, May 23rd, 2013
- Superior Webs, Video Games and Shockwaves
In a hugely successful week, Shockwave emerges as the maddest scientist of all, Otto Parker emerges as a truly superior web-slinger and a cast of video game makers make one heck of an entertaining adventure.
Thu, May 16th, 2013
- Magic & Science & Snow White's Swordplay
One of Image Comics' brightest stars returns with a magical issue of science and adventure in multiple dimensions while the marriage of Snow White & The Big Bad Wolf is tested to the breaking point.
Thu, May 9th, 2013
- Immortals, Avengers and a Thief of Dreams
A historical hedonist breaks it down, a weed-smoking layabout loses control and the Master of Kung-Fu is one heck of a spy, all while Bobby Drake goes down memory lane and Majestic fights a girl.
Thu, May 2nd, 2013
- Future Heroes, Magic Bullets & Princely Fables
JMS introduces an intriguing new work of supernatural noir, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning bring the brilliance in the future and the story gets complicated for Fables living in the land of India.
Thu, April 25th, 2013
- The King of Assassins & Autobots Haz Feels
Death comes to a star-cast group of Transformers and each one deals with it in his own way, doing some of the best sci fi in the biz. Meanwhile Jimmie Robinson is, basically, a freakin' genius. Great week of comics.