The Buy Pile

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The Buy Pile

Hannibal Tabu's long running review column THE BUY PILE may sometimes be brutal, possibly even without provocation, but it always shoots straight when taking a gander at the week's latest comics.

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The Buy Pile: A Defective Detective Comic?

The Buy Pile: A Defective Detective Comic?

It's a rough time, as "Darth Vader" flounders and "Astro City" stumbles for an all around letdown of a week.

The Buy Pile: Marvel's Clean Sweep

The Buy Pile: Marvel's Clean Sweep

Marvel Comics dominates with big hits, but it can't beat the cavalcade of crummy comics that dragged the whole week down.

The Buy Pile: Zombies & Broken Super Soldiers Vs A Modern Stone Age Family

The Buy Pile: Zombies & Broken Super Soldiers Vs A Modern Stone Age Family

Image drops two hot reads in this week's batch, while "The Flintstones" is depressing, FalCap remains impressively bad at his job.

The Buy Pile: Conspiracies, Espionage & Mole Man Love

The Buy Pile: Conspiracies, Espionage & Mole Man Love

Marvel's classic underground villain makes a big impact, and every conspiracy nut in the world has a new favorite comic book.

The Buy Pile: Big Battles, Big Laughs, Big Trouble

The Buy Pile: Big Battles, Big Laughs, Big Trouble

"Power Man and Iron Fist" bring it to you from every angle, Megatron learns the truth and "Deadpool and Gambit" make waiting for coffee awesome.

The Buy Pile: Working for Justice, Badge or Spandex

The Buy Pile: Working for Justice, Badge or Spandex

Dark Horse's "Weird Detective" makes a strong debut, "Spidey" successfully goes old school (literally) and another trip to "Astro City" is worth your time.

The Buy Pile: Terror and Intrigue Are Marvel-ous

The Buy Pile: Terror and Intrigue Are Marvel-ous

Tom King's tour de force on "Vision" continues to astonish, Charles Soule straightens his cuff links with "Daredevil."

The Buy Pile: Deadpool Team-Up Wins the Week

The Buy Pile: Deadpool Team-Up Wins the Week

The Merc with a Mouth scores a big win with four issues jammed into one for a deeply entertaining read even while a second "Civil War" strains credulity.

The Buy Pile: Detectives, Superhero Dating & Doomed Transformers

The Buy Pile: Detectives, Superhero Dating & Doomed Transformers

Writer David Walker scores two books getting a ride home, while Squirrel Girl looks for love and Reggie Mantle breaks bad in a fantastic week of comic books

The Buy Pile: Punching & Planning

The Buy Pile: Punching & Planning

A smart superhero makes things better in "Astro City" while two old friends get back together in the best way possible.

The Buy Pile: The Man in the Machine

The Buy Pile: The Man in the Machine

Vision dazzles and Darth Vader overcomes in a winning week of comics featuring people trapped in synthetic experiences struggling with emotions.

Saving the World & Fighting Dinosaurs

Saving the World & Fighting Dinosaurs

A creative take on the Avengers and Howard the Duck show us how to do a team-up in a week that unfortunately ended up a wash.

Going Nuts and Kicking Butts With Bad Robots & Wolverine

Going Nuts and Kicking Butts With Bad Robots & Wolverine

Despite four books making their way home, this week is a losing one due to a number of catastrophic failures.

Private Detectives and Public Punching

Private Detectives and Public Punching

John Shaft, Luke Cage and Steeljack lead a week of hard work and hard decisions in complex situations for a simply amazing week of comic books.

Mockingbirds & Heartthrobs

Mockingbirds & Heartthrobs

Two fantastic female protagonists fight their way into your heart as Bobbi Morse vamps it up and a woman of the 1970s finds a taste of liberation.

Bad Men & Bad Decisions

Bad Men & Bad Decisions

Image throws down with two new takes on scoundrels, while Marvel's favorite synthezoid is ready to do the unthinkable for the best possible reasons.

Fire In The Skies, Murder In The Streets

Fire In The Skies, Murder In The Streets

Megatron finds a wholly new way to do the unthinkable, Squirrel Girl has her hairiest team up yet, Kyle Rayner learns the meaning of war.

No Comics For Old Men

No Comics For Old Men

THE BUY PILE commemorates its anniversary with a week where nothing worked, with several making grandiose mistakes, dragging the rest down with them.

The Hard Streets of New York & Astro City

The Hard Streets of New York & Astro City

Despite great issues from "Astro City" and "Power Man and Iron Fist," a poor showing from "Superman" and "Ghostbusters" make the overall week a wash.

Of Machines and a Mockingbird

Of Machines and a Mockingbird

Tom King continues his relentless reign of quality with "Vision," James Roberts thanks Transformers fans and Bobbi Morse goes solo in a big way.

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