The Buy Pile
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Thu, October 4th, 2012
- Of Batmen and Beauties
Put your hands together for Bruce Wayne, who puts on a tour de force performance as a detective and crime fighter, bookending a questing Rapunzel while Scott Summers defiles your brain.
Thu, September 27th, 2012
- Bad Means Good for Cybertron, Asgardia and the Old Republic
Morality is turned on its head when the Autobots can barely call themselves good guys, betrayal is the only road to victory against Surtur, Darth Maul fights for the people & all kind of morality goes out the window.
Thu, September 20th, 2012
- The Wrath of Vader & The Queen of Toyland
Star Wars fans gets just what they're looking for while things get messy in Discardia, Amethyst makes a comeback, red shirts take front and center and Thor makes peace with his family challenges.
Thu, September 13th, 2012
- The Corruption of Loki Laufeyson & City-Sized Robots
Is Volstagg ruling Asgardia a bigger threat than an unloved adopted son? We wonder while Rodimus Prime makes a really big discovery, Scott Summers takes it up a notch & more hilarity ensues.
Thu, September 6th, 2012
- Travel Plans for Myths, Legends and Virgins
A new Valiant title steps up as Vertigo's "Fables" universe gets one heck of a shock, all while "Green Lantern" offends, "Amazing Spider-Man" exhausts and more goes "meh." At least there's Afro-Shazam!
Thu, August 30th, 2012
- Kicking Skulls & Casting Spells with Adventurers, a Voodoo Queen & Loki
Comics stumbled this week as the tedium of overhyped couples -- breaking up, getting together -- overshadowed flowery prose from Vertigo and intricate plotting by Kieron Gillen & Matt Fraction.
Thu, August 23rd, 2012
- Giant Robots, Vader's Revenge and Being Lost In Toyland
The son of the Big Bad Wolf has a "Tom Hanks in 'Castaway'" moment, Decepticons deceive and Vader brings the ruckus, all while Dr. Manhattan fails miserably and Deadpool barely even tries.
Thu, August 16th, 2012
- Indies In Space & Spidey vs. Lizard, Round 21,293,203
Spidey keeps up the weird science, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continue building a fascinating world in "Saga" - oh, and there's a brand new Samurai Lion Voltron. Really. Wow.
Thu, August 9th, 2012
- The Big Chill, In Gotham and On Cybertron
Bruce Wayne gets an unexpected guardian angel, Slag's in charge of the Dinobots and there are cold comforts for Lumi the Snow Queen, while Cap & Spidey get emo and Ozymandias and Deathstroke fail big,
Thu, August 2nd, 2012
- Scoundrels and Supermen Save The Day
Grant Morrison brings back the impossible in "Action Comics," pieces fall into place in "Thief of Thieves" and Clint Barton has a long day off in his new solo series, while Chaykin goes hentai.
Thu, July 26th, 2012
- Evil Jedi, Mad Scientists & Giant Robots Rule
Brilliant character work for giant robots, mad scientists, revised super villains and the galaxy's fastest Sith, while Batman goes out way too easily and Captain America would well served turning off "fair and balanced" news.
Thu, July 19th, 2012
- Mutants, Asgardians, Wakandan Royalty & More
A huge haul of seven comics with a toy story Pixar would never tell, Layla aping Leelee, T'challa calling it a comeback, Vader shutting things down, Loki making peace, a royal coronation and two wacky kids in love fleeing a war.
Thu, July 12th, 2012
- Make Mine Marvel During Comic-Con
The House of Ideas shows up with surprisingly effective storytelling based in characters while more event comics fell by the wayside as the world waits on news from San Diego.
Thu, July 5th, 2012
- The Spider, The Bat, The 'Bot & The Goddess
From magical dimensions and mechanical worlds to the streets of New York and sub-Saharan Africa, things went pretty well even while yawns were elicited by He-Man, Superman and Cyclops in their fruitless foibles.
Thu, June 28th, 2012
- Up In The Club With Cap, Tony & Spidey
This week makes it thanks to Marvel as evening wear in Madripoor and New York's stylish night scene lead to heroism and fisticuffs. Meanwhile, Blue Lanterns flounder and Nite Owl needs a nap
Thu, June 21st, 2012
- Image, Marvel & Vertigo in a Three-Way Tie
It's not quite "independent's day," but there's strong storytelling from Matt Fraction, Bill Willingham, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen and David Hine as magic and madness combine.
Fri, June 15th, 2012
- Black Panther's In, Doc Ock is Out
Reed and the family head to Wakanda, Spidey fights in the middle of the Pacific (and it works) while Image's title that could, "Skullkickers," spans space and time to entertain in a fun week of comics.
Thu, June 7th, 2012
- Introducing Loki & Ali Baba's Scoundrel Society
A lot of books, starring the Justice League to the Defenders, really tried to tank the week, but "Journey into Mystery" and another Bill Willingham-led all-star performance on "Fairest" saved the day.
Thu, May 31st, 2012
- Boba Fett Scores, Autobots Rule & Mutants In Asgard
Things went pretty well as the week couldn't be submarined by Wolverine covering the same old ground and Animal Man getting a fresh new past.
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.