1st August 2014

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The ’90s Revisited: Ninjak Yearbook #1

Writer: Mike BaronPenciller: Bryan HitchColorist: Steve WhitakerLetterer: Adam NiedzwieckiEditor: Maurice FontenotEditor-in-Chief: Bob Layton…

The ’90s Revisited: Ninjak Yearbook #1

Writer: Mike BaronPenciller: Bryan HitchColorist: Steve WhitakerLetterer: Adam NiedzwieckiEditor: Maurice FontenotEditor-in-Chief: Bob Layton…

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31st July 2014

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The Weekly Haul – Week of July 30th, 2014

The Weekly Haul – Week of July 30th, 2014

This week’s haul was rather moderate–not tiny, but not particularly huge or overwhelming in either cost or quantity.

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Since I’d requested them sight unseen, I’ve continued with the Chromium covers, and with these being a VERY RARE EXCEPTION to my usual no-variants rule, I’ve got both editions of Armor Hunters: Harbinger. And I’ve continued with Futures End and Batman Eternal

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I half-heartedly…

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30th July 2014

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Updating the Hellblazer Library before Constantine

Updating the Hellblazer Library before Constantine

I virtually NEVER buy collected volumes “in-person,” sticking to single issues for in-person purchases, due to pricing. However, I have been quite highly impressed with the re-issued Hellblazer volumes the last year or two.

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This week, I picked up volume 8, which is a rather thick volume, and very certainly physically FEELS like a big book, well worth its cover price. As with the earlier volumes,…

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29th July 2014

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Half-Price Books “Mini-Vacation” Haul

While visiting with a friend at the start of a “mini vacation” last week, we wound up in a Half-Price Books. Her idea, but I’d already had some thoughts of going to one. And the fact that we both can enjoy browsing a book store is an added plus of the friendship. Of course, despite my pointing out a bunch of stuff in suggestion to her, I still wound up spending more than she did…though in my…

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28th July 2014

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Stolen Comics and Requiem for a Jacket

Remember last month when I posted about initially more than doubling my GI Joe collection?

Stolen Comics and Requiem for a Jacket

Remember last month when I posted about initially more than doubling my GI Joe collection?

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25th July 2014

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Current TMNT DVDs

I’ve long since given up ‘hope’ of any “full season” DVD release, so I’ve tried to “keep up” with the partial-season releases for the current TMNT series.

So far, the latest Casey Jones one has been the best ‘bargain’ for something like $7.99 plus I got a free box of TMNT Kraft-brand mac ‘n cheese with it.

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While I don’t like the partial-season releases, I have to say I prefer these ~6ish episode…

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24th July 2014

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Bargain Bin Haul - Week of July 23rd, 2014

Bargain Bin Haul – Week of July 23rd, 2014

Along with this week’s huge new issues haul, I also bought quite a few quarter-bin issues.

I picked up a number of Vampire comics for a friend, as well as most of the Call of Duty minis from Marvel from 2002 or so (The Precinct, The Wagon, The Brotherhood) for another friend.

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I was pleasantly surprised to find copies of the Ultraverse Premiere issues of Hardcase and Night Man, as I want…

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24th July 2014

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The Weekly Haul - Week of July 23rd, 2014

The Weekly Haul – Week of July 23rd, 2014

As new comics go, this week is definitely one of the biggest in quite awhile, with a pretty significant haul just FOR the new-this-week comics!

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This was ‘Batman Day’, so there’s a free special edition of Detective Comics #27, reprinting the original first appearance of Batman, as well as a couple other features/reimaginings/retellings of the story, it looks like. The Vertigo Preview is the way I…

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22nd July 2014

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Catching Up A Bit

Catching Up A Bit

Unfortunately, I’ve managed to get quite a ways behind on some of my reading the last few months, with a number of personal things going on in life. This week’s been a bit of a catch-up week as I work on resolving the issue…I don’t like being behind, especially when it means I’m buying stuff “just because I’ve BEEN buying it” rather than an actual interest…and typically, once I’ve gotten to about…

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21st July 2014

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Monday Blasts From the Past

Monday Blasts From the Past

Quite a few years ago now, I picked up–finally–a collected volume of the Man of Steel. It was a new edition as a first volume in a series collecting in order the ’80s “reboot” of the Superman franchise.

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However, it’s only just in the last couple weeks that I’ve finally acquired a copy of the older edition of the book. It’s not in great shape, unfortunately…but for $2.60ish (less than the price…

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16th July 2014

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Seasons Spinnin’ ‘Round Again—The Years Keep Rolling On

Seasons Spinnin’ ‘Round Again–The Years Keep Rolling On

seasonschangeii001Sometimes it seems odd to me that people ever have any trouble distinguishing reality from fantasy. I’ve made such a distinction, internalized it so, that even in my dreams I cannot fly–if ever I have some fantastic dream where I’m in the role of something or someone that can fly, it’s a clinical knowledge, but when it comes time TO fly, I’m at a loss.

But that’s really neither here nor there at…

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8th July 2014

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Leonardos – July 2014

Seems there’s a new TMNT movie (or should I say NT movie, based on the toys’ packaging) coming out soon…

Leonardos – July 2014

Seems there’s a new TMNT movie (or should I say NT movie, based on the toys’ packaging) coming out soon…

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2nd July 2014

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Bargain Bin Haul: GI Joe and Quantum & Woody

Bargain Bin Haul: GI Joe and Quantum & Woody

This week proved to be another fantastic week for bargain finds, as the local shop had just recently bought a huge collection.

Having bought a large run of GI Joe comics recently, I was offered another SIGNIFICANTLY larger run…

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The “gem” of the run is easily the final few issues of the original Marvel-published series. If I were to attempt to purchase these off eBay, these six issues alone–#s…

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1st July 2014

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X-O Manowar #26 [Review]

X-O Manowar #26 [Review]

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Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciler: Diego Bernard
Inker: Alisson Rodrigues
Colorist: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artists: Clayton Crain and Trevor Hairsine
Assistant Editor: Josh Johns
Executive Editor: Warren Simons
Published by: Valiant
Cover Price: $3.99 ($5.99 Chromium Cover)

I’m not often a fan of the main character not being in a book, and for those solely reading this title,…

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28th June 2014

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Superman (2011) #32 [Review]

Superman (2011) #32 [Review]

Superman #32Men of Tomorrow – Chapter One: Ulysses

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson
Colorist: Laura Martin
Lettering: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Romita Jr., Janson, Martin
Published by: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

I wasn’t going to buy this issue. I’d been annoyed by the ads the last couple months, and wasn’t a fan of the art from previews…to say nothing of being annoyed AT the previews…

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