The Buy Pile
Showing results 81-120 of 400
Thu, May 24th, 2012
- Spidey, Transformers Make the Trip Home
It's more than giant robots and super-powered punching in a week that featured a dreadlocked Norse god, a child queen gone wrong, politics between magical tribes and Dr. Octopus' ego getting in the way of glory.
Fri, May 18th, 2012
- Happy Independent's Day!
It's Independent's Day as it's all Image as "Saga" and "Manhattan Projects" dazzle while John Stewart and Jaime Reyes disappoint and many (Diana, Valen the Outcast and a gaggle of spies) try hard.
Thu, May 10th, 2012
- Condolence Fives
It was as bad as it was good as a preponderance of dismal books threaten to overcome Sigurd, the Snow Queen and a medieval barbarian tossed into the wild west. Derivative ideas, factual challenges - it was rough out there.
Thu, May 3rd, 2012
- Buy On Sight: Unlocked
The Black Widow leads the action as she hops from continent to continent while Peter Parker struggles with his past, Mauricio Barrino struggles with the future and an alternate Superman handles it all.
Thu, April 26th, 2012
- Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows
It's a close call as three comics demand to make it home, while seven stinkers almost submarined the entire thing. Ming yes, Marcus Johnson no. Peter Parker yes, Danny Rand no. So much drama...
Thu, April 19th, 2012
- Once Upon A Time Called Now
Hannibal can't be too mad at a week when two comics were so good they demanded to come home, from the wilds of post-Katrina New Orleans to fighting super villains along the Mediterranean & lost kids in magical lands.
Thu, April 12th, 2012
- Secrets and Spells
Magic and intrigue stand center stage in a week that wins with the Empire's favorite spy, Loki keeps the plates spinning and an innovative new comic from Image continues to shine.
Thu, April 5th, 2012
- Doing More With Less
Peter Parker, Conrad Hauser, Matt Murdock, Baldy the Skullkicker and Casanova Quinn bring it home in a set of comics that delight despite cliches in Gotham, whining at Avengers Academy & more.
Thu, March 29th, 2012
- Heading Home Emptyhanded
The week goes badly as no comic books were good enough to buy and stinky selections involving Superman, The Vision, The Flash, Scarlet Witch, Firestorm, Hope and Captain Britain fall, hard.
Thu, March 22nd, 2012
For a small amount of money, this week won with more brilliance from "Fables" and Wonder Woman having family squabbles that reveal more than an episode of "Maury" while Cable and Bruce Wayne disappoint.
Thu, March 15th, 2012
- Murder - In The Name Of Science
Character mattered in books from each of the big four publishers this week, melding science and magic while spies became baby daddies, super villains got hypnotized and even great writers stumbled.
Thu, March 8th, 2012
- Fantasy & Firearms, Science & Static
A dazzling four comic books were so good that they had to be bought, even while the avatars of Order and Chaos and teenagers in love battle it out to see which is so bad it can make rocks cry. (Spoiler alert: it's both)
Mon, March 5th, 2012
- Better Late Than Never, Better Sick Than Dead
Despite battling a viral infection that could fell a herd of wildebeests, the web's most dangerous reviews are back shining a spotlight on Image's sexy science-fantasy yarn while wishing Lovecraft would get exterminated.
Thu, February 23rd, 2012
- Four Of A Kind
A quartet of comics jumped from the world of question marks to find their way home, with political tension with heavy metal, fishy things from the New 52, Hawkeye pushed too far before demons and plenty of drama.
Thu, February 16th, 2012
- The Three Tenets of Thrustiness
Peter Parker spins into another great comic book while winds blow wild in "Fables." The Legion tries hard, The Rock roadblocks his way into the franchise and Optimus Prime goes steampunk.
Thu, February 9th, 2012
- No Day with "Mostly Fire" Ever Ends Well
A fantastic week of comics with three jumps, great showings from all of the Big Four, from "Star Wars" to Valentine's Day in Iceland, even while Marvel lets us down big time in the Marcus Johnson department.
Mon, February 6th, 2012
- Doomsday's A Plot Device, Not A Character
Three comics demanded to be purchased in a winning week heralded by licensed surprises, history from Skywalker Ranch that didn't involve "Red Tails" and Spidey realizing Peter Parker's value.
Thu, January 26th, 2012
- The Last Girl At The Party
"Secret Avengers" gets a sympathy jump to make it home in a week that washes out on the strength of Batman's surprise, Deadpool's karaoke skillz and Hawkman overthinking things. Really!
Thu, January 19th, 2012
Even when science and logic fail the likes of Moon Knight and Supergirl, things go well when Peter Parker make the right moves in a week that wins even when much of the web won't work.
Thu, January 12th, 2012
- Lots Of Species Have Tentacle Faces
Spies and space travel, betrayal and blasters, it's a good week to love comic books even though Barbara Gordon's "miracle" smacks of midi-chlorians and Norman Osborn's got jokes.
Thu, January 5th, 2012
- New Year's Wins
2012 gets a solid start with three comics declaring themselves so good that they must be purchased. Doctor Strange leads the way, The Midnighter can finish your sentences and Misty Knight blurs the lines.
Thu, December 29th, 2011
- All We Hear Is Radio Gaga
Not a bad week for comics led by the brilliance of Natasha Romanov and a surprise from Image Comics while Captain America gets scared, "DMZ" stumbles to a close and Doctor Doom's apparently a moron.
Thu, December 22nd, 2011
- A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich
Heroism falls flat in a week that barely wins. As always, "Fables" is choice and well-armed billionaires did all right, but Cap, Optimus Prime and the Justice League need to get it together.
Thu, December 15th, 2011
- Iron Eclipses and Dreamtime
A shocker win this week as Dark Horse delivers a "Star Wars" comic so good it practically Force chokes you, the holiday spirit holds sway over Asgard and to all, a good night.
Thu, December 8th, 2011
- Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap
Scoundrels, villains and misdirection lead the day as the three purchases demand their way to the promised land, with masterminds, sci fi heroes and giant robots reaching but just missing the mark.
Thu, December 1st, 2011
- Winter Is Coming (for Fat Cobra)
Teamwork made the week's solitary jump lead off an inexpensive but effective week of comics as the industry delivered big savings on annoyances and tedium. Also? Fat Cobra!
Mon, November 28th, 2011
Being thankful for a week that wins -- even if it did so by a thin margin -- as Steve Rogers gets clandestine, Adric Fell runs a lot and Tony Stark returns to the pile of purchases alongside one fun dwarf.
Thu, November 17th, 2011
- Let's You And Him Fight
The kids are just barely all right as cliches run rampant and plots can't find the beat, but the week of comics weakly wins, like a single ray of sunshine poking through storm clouds.
Thu, November 10th, 2011
- A Contest of Champions
Marvel's bad boys Norman Osborn and Loki lead the way for a great week for loving comics, even though the Serpent's leftovers linger, still dealing with ghosts of crossovers past.
Thu, November 3rd, 2011
- No One Man Should Have All That Power
The week washes out as only one book, a mean-spirited extra-human deconstruction from Image, proves solid enough to buy and only one, a post-script event title, is bad enough to loathe, with everyone else idling.
Thu, October 27th, 2011
- Marvel Uber Alles
The House of Ideas dominates the purchases with better laughs from a merc with a mouth, an epic from Asgard and non-stop action from Steve Rogers' covert team. A winning week for comic fans.
Thu, October 20th, 2011
- Uh Oh, It's Magic
Loki and Bigby Wolf lead of a winning week that manages the "meh" through bland antagonists, the end of "Fear Itself," Ultimate Blue Beetle retconning Wakanda into weakness and so much more.
Thu, October 13th, 2011
- Big Bucks, No Whammies
Things go well as nothing is bad enough to curse about and DC's New 52 makes a strong showing in the purchases, from the middle ages to the possibilities of the future.
Thu, October 6th, 2011
- Thinking Different(ly)
Image comes on strong with two comics well worth the money, naughty as they are, plus Matt Fraction keeps "Casanova" fascinating. "Batwing," "Deadpool" and others fall flat, but can't stop the winning.
Thu, September 29th, 2011
- Destination Unknown
Soldiers of fortune, instruments of policy and a god of mischief lead off a winning week which didn't couldn't even be taken down by a mysterious stripper, senseless murder or lackluster writing.
Thu, September 22nd, 2011
- Everything Old is New Again
Back to basics for the Bat, a horrifying new world for Princess Diana, pulse-pounding action for Misty Knight and ascension plans for storybook scions -- this is a fantastic week for comics.
Thu, September 15th, 2011
- Now, That's The Way To Relaunch!
September starts with a bang as five comics made the jump and Michael Holt steps up big time for a week that wins in a major way alongside Mephisto, Cobra, Riley Richards, Slade Wilson and the Monkey King.
Thu, September 8th, 2011
- The World is Very Different Now
It means "winning" when Virgil Hawkins and Casanova Quinn come back to light up your life even while David Zavimbi and Barbara Gordon disappoint in a week with big ideas vying for the spotlight.
Thu, September 1st, 2011
- Riding In An Atomic Cadillac
Things go well as two melee brawlers bringing it home, Warren Ellis shows Steve Rogers how it's done and Gary Phillips makes crime pay while "Flashpoint" changes Batman's facial expression.
Thu, August 25th, 2011
- Inhale Imagination & Breathe Wonder
Despite magic and technology expanding the borders of possibility, the week washes out due to an inordinate inundation of the insipid from crossovers to blasphemy.