1st September 2014

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From the Archive: TMNT (IDW) Reviews

It’s interesting (to me, at least) to look back and consider how many full reviews I’ve written of…

From the Archive: TMNT (IDW) Reviews

It’s interesting (to me, at least) to look back and consider how many full reviews I’ve written of…

Tagged: Comic ReviewscomicsIDWIDW PublishingNinja TurtlesreviewsTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTMNT

29th August 2014

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$2 UltraForce Jackpot

I think I went into the comic shop looking for a TMNT comic I missed. Found a newly-purchased collection, and some extremely well-priced UltraForce toys. $2 apiece!

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I’m usually NOT a fan of “variant” figures. Polar Prime? Nighstrike Prime? Yeah, kinda dumb. But then I realized that hey…the character can generate a different body every time he “Primes,” so this actually works! And that Night Man…

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28th August 2014

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The Complete Calvin & Hobbes…finally on a shelf!

A few years ago, a friend gave me this box set. And it’s a sort of “forgotten favorite” in a sense, as I rarely think of it when I think of other big things in my collection.

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes…finally on a shelf!

A few years ago, a friend gave me this box set. And it’s a sort of “forgotten favorite” in a sense, as I rarely think of it when I think of other big things in my collection.

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27th August 2014

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The Weekly Haul – Week of August 27th, 2014

A fairly small week. I think I’ve dropped Batman Eternal, passing on it this week. (or at least, maybe I’ll be done with the weekly buying and catch up every few weeks or so).

The Weekly Haul – Week of August 27th, 2014

A fairly small week. I think I’ve dropped Batman Eternal, passing on it this week. (or at least, maybe I’ll be done with the weekly buying and catch up every few weeks or so).

Tagged: Armor HuntersLetter 44new comicsRaiSupermanTMNTTurtles in Timeweekly haulX-O Manowar

26th August 2014

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Showing off the New Wizard Shelf

I added a new bookcase to my room this week as part of a new effort to re-organize and move away from the “piles” that have accumulated a bit since the last thorough cleaning.

Showing off the New Wizard Shelf

I added a new bookcase to my room this week as part of a new effort to re-organize and move away from the “piles” that have accumulated a bit since the last thorough cleaning.

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25th August 2014

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Finally! A Marvel Book Worth Its Cover Price!

Finally! A Marvel Book Worth Its Cover Price!

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However, I found a promo-priced volume at Walmart that is VERY worthwhile.

This is a full-sized Marvelvolume (if flimsy in the cover-department) for a whopping $5.00 cover price. I mean…this has MORE THAN ONE ISSUE of content in it. It has a digital code on top of the several…

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Tagged: $5comic bookscomics pricingCosmic Avengersgraphic novelsGuardians of the GalaxyMARVELpromo pricingWalmart Exclusive

23rd August 2014

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The Weekly Haul – Week of August 20th, 2014

This week’s haul was a bit late, with me not making it to the shop until Friday this week.

The Weekly Haul – Week of August 20th, 2014

This week’s haul was a bit late, with me not making it to the shop until Friday this week.

Tagged: DC Comicsnew comicsTMNTValiantweekly hauls

22nd August 2014

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The ’90s Revisited: Superman/Doomsday Hunter/Prey

Story & Layouts: Dan JurgensFinished Art: Brett BreedingLettering: Bill OakleyColor Guides: Greg Wright…

The ’90s Revisited: Superman/Doomsday Hunter/Prey

Story & Layouts: Dan JurgensFinished Art: Brett BreedingLettering: Bill OakleyColor Guides: Greg Wright…

Tagged: 1990sAndroid ImagesBill OakleyBrett BreedingComic ReviewsDan JurgensDCDC ComicsDoomsdayGreg WrightHunterPreySuperman

21st August 2014

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Doomed: Price/Variants/Scheduling

While I am certainly guilty of “enabling” or such in this case by buying along, the current crossover/”mini-event” Superman: Doomed makes for a bit of “case study” for why I will probably avoid the Futures End stuff and other future “mini events” or such from DC (to say nothing of Marvel‘s pricing, variants, and events).

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I initially allowed myself to be sucked into Doomedbecause firstly,…

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19th August 2014

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW) #37 [Review]

Story: Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom WaltzScript: Tom WaltzArt: Cory SmithColors: Ronda Pattison…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW) #37 [Review]

Story: Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom WaltzScript: Tom WaltzArt: Cory SmithColors: Ronda Pattison…

Tagged: Bobby CurnowComic ReviewsCory SmithIDWIDW PublishingKevin EastmanKrangNinja TurtlesRonda PattisonShawn LeeshredderTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTMNTTom Waltz

12th August 2014

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When Will I Learn?

All these years later, and I’m still snagging these when they come out. When WILL I learn?

When Will I Learn?

All these years later, and I’m still snagging these when they come out. When WILL I learn?

Tagged: ArkhamAssault on ArkhamBatmanDC ComicsHarley QuinnSuicide Squad

11th August 2014

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I Ain’t Never Hadda Friend Like Him

I Ain’t Never Hadda Friend Like Him

Virtually every time I see some celebrity’s name “trending”–whether on Facebook or Twitter or where-ever…my first thought usually would be that they’d died. Until recently. Having (finally?) realized that all sorts of things set someone to being a “trending” topic, so I’ve backed off on that.

And then…tonight.

Robin Williams.

Last I’d heard anything, he’d checked into rehab or some such, so I…

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8th August 2014

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Scoring All-American Prime for $2

Scoring All-American Prime for $2

After half-heartedly “keeping an eye out” for UltraForce toys, this year’s been pretty good actually finding them in-person. Typically I’m not a huge fan of variant figures (duh) but for $2 and it’s Prime? Yeah. Now, I still definitely want several of the other figures from the line–Hardcase, NM-E, and Prototype for sure.

I found this in a toy bin at JC’s in Cuyahoga Falls…a very pleasant…

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7th August 2014

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Not My Ninja Turtles…

Not My Ninja Turtles…

No fancy post. No photos, not even very much to say. Just…that was NOT “my” Ninja Turtles. Teenage Mutant or otherwise.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to re-watch the 1990 and 2007 films as a palette cleanser.

Yeah, some good stuff, small things. But I am really NOT impressed, and didn’t particularly enjoy the thing, and even the stuff that apparently was supposed to be funny…wasn’t. To me,…

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6th August 2014

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The Weekly Haul – Week of August 6th, 2014

The Weekly Haul – Week of August 6th, 2014

Not a horrible week, but not a tiny one, either…

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Funny…for as much as I consider myself officially “Valiant-and-TMNT-only” I only had one issue fitting that this week.

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A couple weeks with no new chapter of Doomed and now THREE chapters out today…

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I skipped Infinite Crisiswhen it came out a couple weeks back, but my curiosity got the better of me…figure I can at least check it out, though I’ve…

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