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: Monsters, Music & Mercenaries

The Buy Pile: Monsters, Music & Mercenaries

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The Buy Pile: Initiate The Coulson Protocols

The Buy Pile: Initiate The Coulson Protocols

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The Buy Pile: Cobra World Order

The Buy Pile: Cobra World Order

Cobra Commander has some pretty good ideas, but this is ultimately a week that can't overcome its low points.

The Buy Pile: Love, Lies and Revolution In Space

The Buy Pile: Love, Lies and Revolution In Space

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The Buy Pile: A Lump Of Coal from The Krampus

The Buy Pile: A Lump Of Coal from The Krampus

There's no smiles this holiday season as three mainstays of the purchases turn in sub-par performances.

The Buy Pile: Nuts, Magic and an Ode to Darth Vader

The Buy Pile: Nuts, Magic and an Ode to Darth Vader

The Dark Lord of the Sith shows why he inspires devotion, Squirrel Girl takes on Dr. Doom, and "Phonogram" makes more musical magic.

The Buy Pile: Achievements in Science Fiction

The Buy Pile: Achievements in Science Fiction

The week delivers, changing the game in Marvel's cosmic arena and examining deep sociological concepts with high octane thrills.

The Buy Pile: Murder, Intrigue & A Post-Apocalyptic World

The Buy Pile: Murder, Intrigue & A Post-Apocalyptic World

Dig into the head of a serial killer, an Avengers synthezoid goes to D.C, and Hickman's brilliant "East of West" rule in a killer week.

The Buy Pile: Robot Love and Soldiers of Fortune

The Buy Pile: Robot Love and Soldiers of Fortune

The culture of Cybertron gets a wonderful new facet and "Blackjack" is back, but it's hard to be thankful when you weigh in the rest of the week's offerings.

The Buy Pile: New Ideas, Old Songs and Vader's Down

The Buy Pile: New Ideas, Old Songs and Vader's Down

Five comics head home, including Mark Millar's nostalgic turn, Mia Goodwin's tale of magic and murder, and the Lord of the Sith against impossible odds.

The Buy Pile: Vader and the Last Sons of America

The Buy Pile: Vader and the Last Sons of America

The Dark Lord of the Sith plays all the cards right as baby fever is a serious sickness for the people of the United States.

The Buy Pile: Remember, Remember This <i>Fourth</i> of November...

The Buy Pile: Remember, Remember This Fourth of November...

Spider-Man and Johnny Storm have another hilarious interaction, the Avengers' favorite synthetic man twists the suburban dream, and Transformers go wild.

The Buy Pile: Villain Bros and Squirrel Girl

The Buy Pile: Villain Bros and Squirrel Girl

Kicking butts and eating nuts while Black Adam and Sinestro hang out like old pals barely balances the week from the misappropriation of Clark Kent.

The Buy Pile: How To Get Away With Murder -- Or Heroism

The Buy Pile: How To Get Away With Murder -- Or Heroism

Kurt Busiek continues to show how to do superhero comics right in another great "Astro City" installment, plus an indie comes on strong and bloody.

The Buy Pile: Ladies, This Song Is For You!

The Buy Pile: Ladies, This Song Is For You!

"Ms. Marvel" stands up and dances on the last day of the world, and the Gillen/McKelvie joint "Phonogram" lives up to literary standards.

The Buy Pile: Marvel Makes It Marvelous

The Buy Pile: Marvel Makes It Marvelous

Lando gets his Matthew Quigley on, Peter Parker can't lose, Stephen Strange shows up and, on the other side of the universe, the Omega Men break the rules.

The Buy Pile: Boy Wonders and Camouflaged Giant Robots

The Buy Pile: Boy Wonders and Camouflaged Giant Robots

A surprisingly effective team up between a former acrobat and a disgraced reporter and Decepticon losers trying to figure it out make this a winning week.

The Buy Pile: Soldiers, Spies... and Anime?

The Buy Pile: Soldiers, Spies... and Anime?

A G.I. Joe pilot runs the skies, Dick Grayson plays both sides, two generations of Fury men take on Hydra and "Astro City" again shows the essence of heroism.

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