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The Buy Pile - 9/29/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/29/2011

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.

The Buy Pile - 9/22/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/22/2011

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.

The Buy Pile - 9/15/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/15/2011

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.

The Buy Pile - 9/8/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/8/2011

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.

The Buy Pile - 9/1/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/1/2011

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. 

The Buy Pile - 8/25/2011

The Buy Pile - 8/25/2011

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.

The Buy Pile - 8/18/2011

The Buy Pile - 8/18/2011

It's all about youth in action as Young Loki is as endearing as he is dangerous, the next generation of Avengers struggle with Asgard's legacy and the children of Bigby Wolf and Snow White consider the throne.

The Buy Pile - 8/11/2011

The Buy Pile - 8/11/2011

Sympathy for Megatron? A murderer from the heartland of America? Bad people look good while Damian Wayne struggles to stay awake and Alpha Flight sticks to sound and fury while signifying nothing.

The Buy Pile - 8/4/2011

The Buy Pile - 8/4/2011

It's been quite a wild ride for Gail Simone's ruthless band of buds, but it's all over now. Meanwhile, crossovers lumber on, indies try too hard and a Puerto Rican Spidey barely makes a mark.

The Buy Pile - 7/28/2011

The Buy Pile - 7/28/2011

A truly riveting group of comics made it home with a requiem for David Kim, the dark side of Riverdale, problems for narcoleptic princesses and the redemption of Flash Thompson!

The Buy Pile - 7/21/2011

The Buy Pile - 7/21/2011

Things go pretty well with Tony Stark returning to his old ways, Cinderella handling business and snow-flavored antiterrorists making it happen in the arctic circle. Can't beat that!

The Buy Pile - 7/14/2011

The Buy Pile - 7/14/2011

You can't be mad when Deadpool goes crazy, Loki scoundrels it up and Benjamin Warner seizes his destiny. Meanwhile, there's good crazy from Spidey, Alpha and Orchid and bad crazy from Sinestro and Supes.

The Buy Pile - 7/7/2011

The Buy Pile - 7/7/2011

Everything will be fine as Thomas Wayne and a short-skirted bodyguard lead the week's purchases, joining Gail Simone's masterpiece while crossovers from the Big Two flail around aimlessly.

The Buy Pile - 6/30/2011

The Buy Pile - 6/30/2011

You can't complain about a textured set of performances from Bruce Wayne, Bruce Banner, David Kim and two bad barbarians as Logan, Reed and a return that'd be best left abandoned.

The Buy Pile - 6/23/2011

The Buy Pile - 6/23/2011

A pleasant "Flashpoint" surprise and a typically strong trip to the world of Bill Willingham's "Fables" lead the way to a solid thumbs up for the week.

The Buy Pile - 6/16/2011

The Buy Pile - 6/16/2011

Tony Stark and a fairytale princess lead off a winning week that saw even the big crossovers -- and when are there not crossovers happening these days -- stepping up a little towards the realm of "acceptable."

The Buy Pile - 6/9/2011

The Buy Pile - 6/9/2011

Loki, Deathstroke, Deadpool and The Crusader all brought it home for a week where tennis comics failed powerfully, mini-Hulks don't amuse and DC titles trundle on towards obsolescence.

The Buy Pile - 6/2/2011

The Buy Pile - 6/2/2011

Everybody's happy when Misty Knight leaps into action, Scandal Savage needs a hug, Finesse figures it out and so does Jake Ellis, while "Fear Itself" tries too hard and "Flashpoint" fizzles.

The Buy Pile - 5/26/2011

The Buy Pile - 5/26/2011

With hope, humor and intensity this week won handily as many ambitious attempts did what they could. The Baroness and Betty Banner almost brought it home, but you can't win 'em all, you know?

The Buy Pile - 5/19/2011

The Buy Pile - 5/19/2011

Inexpensive expenditures meet mostly acceptable comic books for THE BUY PILE in a week that features more storybook characters living real lives and Tony Stark looking for the next big gig overseas.

The Buy Pile - 5/12/2011

The Buy Pile - 5/12/2011

It was a big day for guys named Bruce while a leggy fairytale princess makes with the mayhem in a week that wins, despite Daredevil and Black Panther and close friends almost making it work -- but not quite.

The Buy Pile - 5/5/2011

The Buy Pile - 5/5/2011

In a light week of new releases, Gail Simone and J. Calafiore's "Secret Six" shines bright as the only title making the trip home, helping the day end on an overall positive note.

The Buy Pile - 4/21/2011

The Buy Pile - 4/21/2011

It's even sailing as there're no jumps, very few true tragedies and nothing seriously wrong. Storybook legends in fancy costumes and Tony Stark humbled by a punchline led the charge to the land of "okay."

The Buy Pile - 4/14/2011

The Buy Pile - 4/14/2011

A surprising four jumps open the way for this week to win big, led by a surprise from Catman, Steve Rogers taking control, Tim Drake never hesitating and Bruce Banner getting suave.

The Buy Pile - 4/7/2011

The Buy Pile - 4/7/2011

Two brilliant ideas from Image Comics lead off a great week that also features Misty Knight and Scandal Savage, and while Skaar and Kara Zor-El remain emo, at least John Layman's cashing some big checks.

The Buy Pile - 3/31/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/31/2011

It's a mediocre week overall with only Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' noirish "Incognito: Bad Influences" finale making The Buy Pile's final cut, leaving the rest of the new comics sitting on the racks.

The Buy Pile - 3/24/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/24/2011

When you spend less than ten bucks, things can't be that bad with troubled storybook characters and a surprise appearance from a fragrant Frenchman, all while vampires and zombies chase cliches almost everywhere.

The Buy Pile - 3/17/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/17/2011

The ghosts of comics companies past play to win in a good week where Tony Stark also berates Otto Octavius and Frank Castle gets old school with his mission of vengeance. But "Fear Itself?" Not so scary.

The Buy Pile - 3/10/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/10/2011

A delightful missive from Fabletown gets tidal waved by one of the worst comic books in years. Tales from the future almost worked out, but the Transformers slipped a disk lead to a decidedly not-great week of comics.

The Buy Pile - 3/3/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/3/2011

Good stories about bad people are highlights of a week covered in combat and bathed in bloodshed. Zack Overkill, Wade Wilson and Scandal Savage lead the pack of purchases, making things messy in entertaining ways.

The Buy Pile - 2/24/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/24/2011

Three titles make the trip home with Deadpool, Jake Ellis and Iron Man heading up an uncommonly good BUY PILE, with a bunch of new comics worth taking a look at and nothing genuinely bad on the racks.

The Buy Pile - 2/17/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/17/2011

Despite four titles making the cut, the week is declared a wash as super-spies wreak havoc, super hero morality is studied, fairy tale characters organize for battle and the LoSH's leadership changes guards.

The Buy Pile - 2/10/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/10/2011

Call it a tie in a week when an efficient set of purchases has a head-on collision with T'challa at Radio Shack, "When Clark Met Diana," Osborn's briar patch and cliches almost everywhere you look.

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

Peter Parker and Ayla Ranzz bring some of the biggest surprises in a week that also took us to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and played a board game, despite Invincible and Ultimate Panther embarrassing themselves.

The Buy Pile - 1/27/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/27/2011

Winning ain't easy in this week's BUY PILE which is jam packed with mediocrity. Still, Steve Rogers gets a little smarter, Deadpool gets a new playmate and a flying monkey searches for adventure, and that ain't bad.

The Buy Pile - 1/20/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/20/2011

It was Hannibal's birthday on Wednesday, and the comics industry delivered the gift of not being terrible, led off by the complicated genius of Tony Stark, teenaged terrorism and the duplicity of soldiers and spies.

The Buy Pile - 1/14/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/14/2011

For THE BUY PILE, the plan's the thing, and the thing is complicated this week as Wade Wilson, Lex Luthor and Misty Knight work the angles to get the job done while Damian, T'challa and Clark all fall short.

The Buy Pile - 1/6/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/6/2011

Hank Pym, Erin O'Grady and Jake Ellis lead off a winning week despite John Henry Irons and Congorilla getting everything wrong, Ulysses Klaw going against his own recent plans and it all working out anyway.

The Buy Pile - 12/30/2010

The Buy Pile - 12/30/2010

The last reviews of the year, huh? It's been quite a ride, and this ending is a happy one with three jumps to spark your Kwanzaa, from Nick Fury's liability to G.I. Joe's mainstay and the shame of the 25th century.

The Buy Pile - 12/23/2010

The Buy Pile - 12/23/2010

Though the weather outside might be dreadful, the end of 2010 is on its way with a good week of comics held down by Tony Stark, Zack Overkill and a bad man in white making this a great herald for this year's Kwanzaa.

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