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The Buy Pile - 6/24/2010

The Buy Pile - 6/24/2010

Things go badly as the Buy Pile records something all new - a week where no new comics were worth buying. Oh, there's a good reprint, sure, but things kind of stank overall with rough going all around.

The Buy Pile - 6/17/2010

The Buy Pile - 6/17/2010

It's another great week to profess your love for comics as mercenaries, magical princesses and pangalactic potentates join forces with vengeful cowboys, Destro and lethal ladies to make this batch of comics a winner.

The Buy Pile - 6/10/2010

The Buy Pile - 6/10/2010

A very small dose of problematic publications gives cause for celebration in a winning week that has a powerful Amadeus Cho, Catman gone wild, combat magicians, the JLI and Pepper Potts getting feisty. Let's go!

The Buy Pile - 6/7/2010

The Buy Pile - 6/7/2010

Tomorrow will bring a better you and a better Legion, apparently, while time-torn lovers find complicated love, super robots come from a different place in Asia while event comics fizzled or failed. This is THE BUY PILE.

The Buy Pile - 5/27/2010

The Buy Pile - 5/27/2010

Through fever, through headache, through fainting spell, THE BUY PILE's Hannibal Tabu delivers with a week that wins (barely) over terrible times with Thanos, a truly baffling Batman, impotence and futility.

The Buy Pile - 5/20/2010

The Buy Pile - 5/20/2010

Things aren't looking up this week as a black scientist becomes a gangster and "Brightest Day" fails to illuminate. Thankfully, there's heavy metal and Paul Levitz coming back to the future. He knows what he's doing!

The Buy Pile - 5/13/2010

The Buy Pile - 5/13/2010

This week, Amadeus Cho leads a new generation of heroes into a future that's bright and filled with "bwa-ha-ha," there's sibling rivalry and anticlimaxes and Batman with no shirt on and...oh, just click already...

The Buy Pile - 5/6/2010

The Buy Pile - 5/6/2010

Hannibal Tabu left the comic shop with a happy look on his face this week and the latest issues of "Secret Six," "Astro City," "The Great Ten" and "OIOTMU: The Avengers" all joining him and THE BUY PILE for the ride home.

The Buy Pile - 4/29/2010

The Buy Pile - 4/29/2010

CBR's Hannibal Tabu returns with another week's worth of heavy praise and harsh criticism of new comics including the latest "Invincible Iron Man," "Deadpool," "Incorruptible" and more. Enter at your own risk.

The Buy Pile - 4/22/2010

The Buy Pile - 4/22/2010

Things go well for THE BUY PILE this time around with the King of Magic, an armor-clad futurist and the Lord of Latveria leading off a week that even managed to beat back the horrible, tragic tales of...Forbush Man!

The Buy Pile - 4/15/2010

The Buy Pile - 4/15/2010

Good times this week, as Loki does what he does best, Rose Red stays in bed and a group of young people strike a blow for freedom millions of miles away. The event comics may droop, but they can't bring the week down.

The Buy Pile - 4/8/2010

The Buy Pile - 4/8/2010

Despite an atrocity in ancient Rome, things actually go fairly well with a week that both the Wu-Tang and Bill Willingham could be proud about, even while Hulks war ineffectively and Vader takes his eye off the ball.

The Buy Pile - 4/1/2010

The Buy Pile - 4/1/2010

The worst week of comic books of 2010, so far anyway, heralded by a "dark" light and attempts at humor that just don't work.  April Fool's?  Not so fast -- there's nothing funny about things going this badly.

The Buy Pile - 3/25/2010

The Buy Pile - 3/25/2010

There are weeks when you love comics...and weeks you just kind of slough through it. Unfortunately, this week is the latter. Event comics may make legends in their own mind, but in the trenches it's just the facts.

The Buy Pile - 3/18/2010

The Buy Pile - 3/18/2010

Tales of war and justice lead off this Week of Winning, even while most gamma irradiated, green-themed comics stunk and former teen heroes whine far more than they punch and Iris would be good...on TV, if not in comics.

The Buy Pile - 3/11/2010

The Buy Pile - 3/11/2010

Nothing went wrong, but it's not all right as talented newcomers work with Wade Wilson, Abigail Brand and Thomas Blake to bring whimsy, confidence and hard decisions into a week that celebrates our 7th anniversary.

The Buy Pile - 3/4/2010

The Buy Pile - 3/4/2010

Brace yourself: there was absolutely nothing awful about this week's new comic releases! That shocker aside, there's genuinely great stuff in a largely DC-dominated week full of characters that predominantly live in gray areas.

The Buy Pile - 2/25/2010

The Buy Pile - 2/25/2010

Heroic efforts by William Gravel, Deadpool, Layla Miller, two old lovers and a mountain of comic book facts simply aren't enough to save this week from Thundercracker and Sinestro, the harbingers of The Great Sadness.

The Buy Pile - 2/18/2010

The Buy Pile - 2/18/2010

A winning way for best laid plans when Dr. Doom's machinations lead to war, the Prince of Power surprises, Jericho Drumm goes out strong and Wade Wilson decides to take Manhattan in a week of comics that wins in spite of itself.

The Buy Pile - 2/11/2010

The Buy Pile - 2/11/2010

Everything works out this week when Deadshot follows his destiny, Vril Dox learns a lesson, Matty Roth goes back to basics and Kid-with-knife learns about magic all on a New Comics Day that makes comics worth reading.

The Buy Pile - 2/4/2010

The Buy Pile - 2/4/2010

It's easy to have a good week when only one book really annoys and the rest are filled with mud-splattered legends, a blood-splattered anti-hero, Chinese super military men, Tony Stark in crisis and a return to Milestone.

The Buy Pile - 1/28/2010

The Buy Pile - 1/28/2010

There's not much to celebrate in a week of mediocrity, so while Kurt Busiek and Marvel's reference material shines, there's not a whole lot to say about the various big event comics that hit in the shadow of the iPad.

The Buy Pile - 1/21/2010

The Buy Pile - 1/21/2010

Things are looking pretty good this week as this column's reviewer turns 37 which in turn means an abbreviated column that features the king of magic, a transdimensional spy, a demigod and a nice day for a Fable-filled baseball game.

The Buy Pile - 1/14/2010

The Buy Pile - 1/14/2010

Smart underdogs make things work for THE BUY PILE this week, with Coluan intelligence, Wakandan wiliness, lots of bullets, bad guys gone good and the best laid plans of billionaire super heroes all showing up to contribute to the win.

The Buy Pile - 1/7/2010

The Buy Pile - 1/7/2010

The new year starts off on a good note this week with comics that feature immortal spies, old friends who burned bridges, Chinese fisticism, noirish private detection, the redemption of a hero and the flat-out brilliance of "Dingo."

The Buy Pile - 12/17/2009

The Buy Pile - 12/17/2009

Are we in a seasonal depression? It's hard to tell, as Steve Rogers and Guy Gardner usher in an age of sadness that's still outshone by a Wakandan princess, The Advocate, two soldiers, a band of stories and two siblings.

The Buy Pile - 12/10/2009

The Buy Pile - 12/10/2009

In this week's comics, bad people do good things worth being grateful for with a secretary, a Marine, a goth, a lunatic, a hybrid and a phonomancer making the week worthwhile, even with the ghosts of comics past stinking up the place.

The Buy Pile - 12/4/2009

The Buy Pile - 12/4/2009

It's good times this week as literary espionage meets culture clashes, a web-novel comes to comics and bullet casings fly, while Amazonian princesses go too far, Alpha One can't find a dancing partner and much "meh" manifests in between.

The Buy Pile - 11/27/2009

The Buy Pile - 11/27/2009

This time out, a huge holiday week of comic book releases leads to good tidings to be thankful for, as Marvel avenges and dominates the purchases while big event comics slide by with barely a whisper of quality to be seen.

The Buy Pile - 11/19/2009

The Buy Pile - 11/19/2009

This week: Hank Pym, "Phonogram" and...wait, what? That can't be right. Seriously? Brother Power The Geek was good enough to buy? Check that again. Really? Wow. Well, okay, there's that, and, uh...some other stuff too.

The Buy Pile - 11/12/2009

The Buy Pile - 11/12/2009

The devil's in the details this week, with good dialogue making an appearance in even less-than-clearly-plotted comics, as both William Gravel and T'Challa make it work alongside a mouthy merc and all your favorite stories.  

The Buy Pile - 11/5/2009

The Buy Pile - 11/5/2009

Another winning week has come and... well, it's still here. The Red Invasion's too good to resist, even stories have spies, Deadshot intimidates, Parker Robbins inspires and only Kal-El and Steve Rogers screw up at all.

The Buy Pile - 10/22/2009

The Buy Pile - 10/22/2009

It's quite a week for characterization with Norman Osborn, an FDA agent, Bruce Banner, toys and Luke Cage, even while the Kryptonians take a break, Hank Pym's more important than need be and Osborn's got a secret.

The Buy Pile - 10/15/2009

The Buy Pile - 10/15/2009

You won't need a dose of venom to enjoy this week's wonderfully winning batch of comics, with a flying monkey coming into his own, a combat magician pulling the trigger and much more, moving past extradimensional sidekicks.

The Buy Pile - 10/8/2009

The Buy Pile - 10/8/2009

Jericho Drumm reps his city! Parker Robbins makes big moves! Wade Wilson makes pancakes! Could that be ... no, it's not a unicorn or a cheerleader who can cook, it's an issue of "Planetary" joining a winner week.

The Buy Pile - 10/1/2009

The Buy Pile - 10/1/2009

The world's greatest detective is a mystery herself, Jack of Fables gets a snack, and a super-powered college grad has a blast. Meanwhile, things go better than expected with a good number of comics and some good times.

The Buy Pile - 9/24/2009

The Buy Pile - 9/24/2009

Five comics participate in a meritocracy to make it home with Jessica Drew's soul searching, John Raymond broadcasting, Richard Ryder taking control, Amadeus Cho figuring it out and best of all ... Dog Brother Number One!

The Buy Pile - 9/17/2009

The Buy Pile - 9/17/2009

Nothing but good times as Matt Murdock gets serious, Jimmy Woo and Michael Holt figure it out, Tony Stark breaks it down, there's no place like home for MODOK and Frau Totenkinder gets a makeover in a great week for comics.

The Buy Pile - 9/11/2009

The Buy Pile - 9/11/2009

Things go well when Norman Osborn gets smart, Connor Kent gets complicated, Matty Roth gets serious, Hercules gets horny, and Ragdoll gets dressed, plus so much more in a fun week of comic books.

The Buy Pile - 9/3/2009

The Buy Pile - 9/3/2009

Zack Overkill brings home the best performance of the bunch, but the week itself is a wash despite Tony Stark's email, barbarian bloodshed, wanderings from Wade Wilson and a little thing called "international heartbreak."

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